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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.


GOOD READ:

Siemens, IBM,  Red Hat Launch Hybrid Cloud Initiative to Increase Real-time Value of Industrial IoT Data

Siemens, IBM and  Red Hat today announced a new collaboration that will use a hybrid cloud designed to deliver an open, flexible and more secure solution for manufacturers and plant operators to drive real-time value from operational data.

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NEW ON THE BLOG:

Scaling with Partners in 2021: How Partner Momentum is Driving  Red Hat Success

 Red Hat and our partners proved to be resilient this past year, but what stands out to me is the momentum fueled by partners in a time filled with uncertainty and challenges. When the world changed,  Red Hat leaned on our open source foundation and extensive partner ecosystem to help support customers shift and scale to meet new demands.

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RECOMMENDED READING:

 Red Hat Delivers a More Secure Foundation for Modern Applications with First FIPS 140-2 Validation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

 Red Hat announced the renewal of the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) security validation for  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1.

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IN THE NEWS:

InfoWorld - IT Leaders See Open Source as Higher Quality

While enterprises believe open source software provides benefits including higher quality software and innovations, they also perceive barriers to adoption including levels of support and compatibility, according to a  Red Hat report assessing enterprise open source usage.

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CHECK IT OUT:

Introducing  Red Hat Vulnerability Scanner Certification

 Red Hat introduced the  Red Hat Vulnerability Scanner Certification: a new certification to validate how security software partners use  Red Hat security-related data for  Red Hat products. This enables partners to deliver more reliable, consistent reporting to customers for containers to minimize false positives and other discrepancies.

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