The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.


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Red Hat Recognized as a Leader by Independent Research Firm in Infrastructure Automation Platforms Evaluation

 

According to Forrester's evaluation, Red Hat Ansible Automation excels at orchestration and integration with other types of automation. They also cite that "reference customers said they were replacing other tools mentioned in this Forrester Wave with Ansible and praised the solution's ability to bridge operations and development."


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Red Hat Drives Cloud-Native Flexibility, Enhances Operational Security with Latest Version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 adds enhanced features for hybrid cloud deployments and containerized application development while retaining a focus on production stability.


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ZDNet - Why Red Hat can take over the cloud sooner than you think

 

Today, Red Hat dominates enterprise Linux. Tomorrow, it wants to rule the cloud. With IBM beside it, don't bet against it.


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ZDNet - Red Hat CTO Chris Wright talks about Red Hat's future with IBM

 

In a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA), Red Hat CTO Chris Wright dishes on open source and the future of Red Hat products and technologies with IBM.


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Three ways automation can help service providers digitally transform

 

There are thousands of virtual and physical devices that comprise business, consumer, and mobile services in a service provider's (SP) environment, and automation can help facilitate and accelerate the delivery of those services.