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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.


Read about Red Hat's Open Hybrid Cloud portfolio in this Gartner Report

Gartner published its "2021 Vendor Rating: IBM report" in early June, and we're pleased to report that Red Hat received an overall positive rating* from Gartner. We believe we received the rating because we remain focused on delivering the Red Hat portfolio of open hybrid cloud products and services with IBM as one of many strategic partners that help us deliver the offerings for digital transformation that our customers need.




Red Hat Bolsters Hybrid Cloud Automation with Latest Version of Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes

Red Hat unveiled Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.3. Designed to provide greater flexibility for managing and scaling hybrid and multicloud environments in a unified and automated way, IT teams can now accelerate the management, security and automation of their hybrid clouds with the integration of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for a more modern, hybrid cloud-ready environment.




IDC study reveals the value of Red Hat Certification

Throughout the last year, digital transformation has come even more into focus as the center of business growth for companies. These efforts, such as those enabled by hybrid or multi-cloud strategies, can help businesses to more flexibly pivot products or offerings in times of rapid change. This focus has highlighted the need for expertise in digital transformation. Organizations around the world invest time and resources into fostering this expertise among staff using Red Hat Certification, and according to a recent IDC study, this investment is paying off.



Getting started with Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka

Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka is Red Hat’s fully hosted and managed Apache Kafka service. It targets development teams that want to incorporate streaming data and scalable messaging in their applications without the burden of setting up and maintaining a Kafka cluster infrastructure. This article illustrates two ways to provision an OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka instance: using the UI on cloud.redhat.com, and using the Red Hat OpenShift Application Services command-line interface (CLI).



SD Times - What the Dev?: How Quarkus helps developers in a cloud-native world

In this podcast episode, the editors of SD Times magazine talk with Red Hat's Rich Sharples about Quarkus, a full-stack, Kubernetes-native Java framework that was created to help Java developers work in a more cloud-native world.


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