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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.


Forbes - What Does The Red Hat And IBM Cloud Private And Deep Learning Combination Bring To Enterprise IT?

IBM and Red Hat recently announced the availability of IBM Cloud Private on Red Hat OpenShift/Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Additionally, IBM recently announced the availability of PowerAI for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) running on IBM POWER9 platforms. What does this mean and how does this impact the enterprise IT organization? Enterprise IT organizations familiar with the Red Hat tools can more simply deploy a cloud environment that brings all its data and apps together in a single console.


Red Hat Blog - The why, what, and how of the open hybrid cloud

Hybrid clouds enable application portability - the simple but powerful idea that applications should enjoy the freedom to move across on-prem, private and public clouds with complete transparency to end users. While there are no right or wrong answers to mapping applications to cloud type, there is a right approach to building a cloud strategy. Many cloud providers may employ open technologies but often don't live up to the promise of a truly open platform - half open is half closed.


TechTarget - Build a culture of innovation on PaaS platforms

Part of the excitement around platform as a service (PaaS)—the cloud computing model in which a third-party provider delivers hardware and software tools—tis that PaaS platforms make it much easier for enterprises to quickly spin up experiments in a safe and secure way. Tech execs from Deutsche Bank and Experian at the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco shared their thoughts on reaping the benefits of PaaS platforms by addressing the risks head-on.


Ascend Money Selects Red Hat Solutions to Accelerate Electronic Payment Systems Across Southeast Asia

Ascend Money, one of ASEAN's leading fintech companies, has selected Red Hat technologies to help enable and accelerate electronic payments across the region. Forming the foundation for the company's growing financial solutions will be Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat Ansible Automation and Red Hat Satellite, which help to provide a consistent, open standards-based platform to better enable the rapid delivery of application services across the countries served by Ascend Money.

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