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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.


IN THE NEWS:

Red Hat Brings the Power and Flexibility of Red Hat Virtualization to SAP HANA® Environments

Red Hat is now able to offer an operating system (Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA) and hypervisor that are both validated for use with SAP HANA environments, providing a level of open standardization to organizations seeking greater choice of virtualized solutions, operational efficiencies and cost reductions in their datacenters.


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DreamWorks Animation steps towards hybrid cloud

DreamWorks said it is working to develop a true, on-premise hybrid cloud control plane to keep pace with the changing demands of film production, balance operational costs, and minimize digital and personnel resources required to support production.


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Red Hat Blog -
Understanding the role of business automation in digital transformation

Over the past decade we have witnessed a dramatic shift in the way organizations are conducting business, and the pivots they are making in order to become more agile and efficient. This has been matched by a marked shift in IT as technology increasingly plays a central role in driving these changes through the process of digital transformation.


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Red Hat’s first rule of transformation – planning is dead, get over it

One of the tropes of digital transformation is that traditional telcos must copy the corporate culture of OTT players like Facebook or Google. But it’s not that simple, says the chief of Red Hat – transformation starts with the right management style that encourages innovation instead of trying to plan everything in advance.


IN THE NEWS:

Tech Target - When building a DevOps culture, go slowly and don't force it

There's no standard blueprint for building a DevOps culture or for anything else. But there are certain principles, many of which correspond to how open source projects work, that are sensible inputs which can lead to a building a DevOps culture that is healthy and flexible.



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