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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.


VentureBeat - Red Hat acquires API management company 3scale, will open-source the code

Red Hat announced that it's acquiring 3scale, a company with software for managing the use of application programming interfaces (APIs) that companies can expose for other developers to use... Red Hat intends to ship an on-premises version of 3scale in addition to the existing cloud service. And Red Hat will "open source the code in the Red Hat way," Mike Piech, vice president and general manager of middleware at Red Hat, wrote in a blog post. The software is a complement to Red Hat's existing software, Piech wrote. "The 3scale technology complements the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio, adding a robust and comprehensive set of API management capabilities to the existing rich integration features offered in today's Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP), JBoss Fuse, JBoss A-MQ and the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform."


Red Hat Reports First Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2017

Red Hat announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 ended May 31, 2016... "Organizations that rapidly embrace agile IT technology are succeeding as industry innovation accelerates around them. Our open source-based technologies are helping customers capture the business benefits associated with this rapid rate of change," stated Jim Whitehurst, President and Chief Executive Officer of Red Hat. "Strong adoption of our technologies has been reflected in our total revenue growth including 18% year-over-year growth in Q1 that was driven in part by 39% growth of our Application Development-related and emerging technologies." "The first quarter was a strong start to FY17," stated Frank Calderoni, Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer of Red Hat. "The momentum of our business and solid execution by our sales team was evidenced by the record number of deals over $1 million closed in Q1, up 50% compared to the year-ago period."


Fedora magazine - Fedora 24 released!

The Fedora Project has embarked on a great journey...redefining what an operating system should be for users and developers. Such innovation does not come overnight, and Fedora 24 is one big step on the road to the next generation of Linux distributions. But that does not mean that Fedora 24 is some "interim" release; there are great new features for Fedora users to deploy in their production environments right now! ... Fedora is on its way to being the best platform for containerized applications, from base Fedora container images to a full-featured platform as a service to run and manage them. As we continue on this part of the journey, we are packaging OpenShift Origin so it is easy to deploy. OpenShift Origin is a Platform as a Service system based around Kubernetes, a production-grade container orchestration project. OpenShift Origin is optimized for application development and deployment. Origin makes it easy for developers to get started building applications in containers and for operators to manage them.


Red Hat to Live Stream Red Hat Summit 2016 General Sessions and Press Conference

Red Hat announced live stream details for Red Hat Summit 2016, taking place in San Francisco from June 27-30, 2016. Red Hat will live stream all general sessions during the event, beginning at 8:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 28, and a press conference at 11:45 a.m. PT on Tuesday, June 28. The general session live stream schedule includes these speakers and more: Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO, Red Hat; Elwin Loomis, senior director, Store of the Future, Target; Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager, Engineered Systems, HPC, and Cloud, Dell; Nayaki Nayyar, general manager and global head of IoT and Innovation Go to Market, SAP; Nathan Seidle, founder and CEO, SparkFun; Tom Soderstrom, chief technology officer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Joseph Sirosh, corporate vice president, Microsoft.


Red Hat Unveils Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 with Enhanced Object Storage Capabilities, Improved Ease of Use

Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 introduces several new capabilities that enhance support for object storage workloads and promote greater ease of use... Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 brings enhanced capabilities for enterprise object storage customers who are demanding scale, increased security, and strong compatibility with industry-standard APIs. ... Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 also debuts Red Hat Storage Console 2, a storage management and monitoring system with a redesigned, streamlined user interface. This new technology simplifies both the deployment and operational management of Ceph, making scale-out storage accessible to a wider range of users while reducing deployment time from days to hours in tests conducted by Red Hat. Building on Ansible as a foundation, Red Hat Storage Console 2 delivers a single, clean, and modern graphical interface to proactively monitor and manage health, performance, and capacity utilization.

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