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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.


Kubernetes on Bare Metal: The future of RAN

As the trend towards container-based disaggregation evolves, Red Hat has been working on driving the infrastructure for this movement. Previously, CSPs have been able to deploy infrastructure running Red Hat OpenStack Platform with virtualized network functions from multiple partners’ applications, and now they can convert applications to microservices in containers using Red Hat OpenShift. And as this shift makes headway, customers can either continue running 4G with VMs on Red Hat OpenStack or migrate their 4G networks to Red Hat OpenShift, while at the same time, building their 5G network infrastructure with Red Hat OpenShift and Altiostar Open vRAN.




Destination Linux - Interview with Red Hat's Mike McGrath about CentOS Streams

Red Hat's Mike McGrath joins the Destination Linux podcast for a discussion on the recent CentOS news, answering questions, taking listeners through the details of CentOS Stream, and what it will mean for the community.




DBTA: - Converged, Cloudy, and Cognitive: The Top Information Management Trends for 2021

The year 2020 has been extremely eventful on many levels. Time­lines for digital transformation—supported by data analytics—suddenly had to accelerate from 5-year horizons to overnight implementations. Red Hat's Irshad Raihan offers insights into what to expect in the year ahead as companies fast-track their plans for initiatives ranging from AI to edge computing.



IT Pro Today - Enterprise Java Transformation Continues with Jakarta EE 9

Red Hat is among a number of participants in the Jakarta EE project, offering its own compatible implementations with Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and the WildFly project. Red Hat's Rich Sharples shares his thoughts on the release of Jakarta EE 9, the overall value of the Java ecosystem for customers, and opportunities for Jakarta EE to align with the Eclipse MicroProfile project.



Fast Company - How we’re helping our employees cope with the grief and loss of the pandemic

The pandemic has not only ushered in new ways of working, but new ways of being, relating and managing at work, as well. We’ve embraced the idea that people bring their whole selves to work, and that now includes COVID-19 related grief and loss. Red Hat's Chief People Officer DeLisa Alexander shares ideas for authentically sharing what is real for all of us as we make work even more like family.


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