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.


NEW ON THE BLOG:

Red Hat Blog - Red Hat recognized as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies for second consecutive year

For the second year in a row, Fortune has named Red Hat to its list of the Most Admired Companies.


IN THE NEWS:

Announcing the general availability of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 7.2

This week, Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Appplication Platform (EAP) 7.2. With this release, Red Hat is continuing our commitment to Java EE 8 and Jakarta EE, the new home for cloud-native Java, a community-driven specification under the Eclipse Foundation.


RECOMMENDED READING:

Container Journal - Red Hat Survey Sees Major Spike in Container Adoption

Mainstream adoption of containers among enterprise IT organizations is still in its early days. A recent survey of 400 customers conducted by Red Hat finds that reliance on containers is expected to increase by an astounding 89 percent over the next two years.


CHECK IT OUT:

TechTarget - Ansible vs. Puppet: Declarative DevOps tools square off

It's a tough call on Ansible vs. Puppet. With software quality in mind, Ansible wins. It harnesses the discrete organizations and individuals across that whole activity range and provides a central software quality approach.


GOOD READ:

Red Hat Blog - In science and in space: Red Hat leads the way for supercomputing

The computation capabilities and scale of supercomputers have grown and are expected to continue growing. Red Hat's Yan Fisher and Russ Doty recently attended SC18, the leading supercomputing conference, and have several takeaways on what the future looks like for high performance computing (HPC).