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 Acquires Hybrid Cloud Data Management Provider NooBaa

Red Hat has acquired NooBaa, an early stage company developing software for managing data storage services across hybrid and multicloud environments. The addition of NooBaa's data management technology augments Red Hat's existing portfolio of hybrid cloud offerings and helps advance Red Hat's position as a leading provider of open hybrid cloud technologies.


GOOD READ:

Red Hat Blog - From storage to data in the open hybrid cloud

We [Red Hat] plan to use NooBaa's technology to augment the capabilities of Red Hat's existing storage portfolio, including Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage by bringing a comprehensive set of data services. We believe that the combination of data resiliency features and greater ease of data migration between cloud providers adds to Red Hat's value proposition around application portability.


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Red Hat Blog - Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM: Now supported on AWS

In support of Red Hat's continued commitment to customer choice across multiple computing architectures, we're pleased to say that Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM AMIs are available immediately on Amazon EC2 A1 instances. This means that customers seeking to use a multi-architecture approach across the hybrid cloud can use the world's leading enterprise Linux platform to fuel their mission-critical workloads, even on Arm instances in AWS Cloud.


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Red Hat Blog - Red Hat achieves AWS Container Competency status

Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled its AWS Container Competency program today, and Red Hat is happy to announce that it is one of the inaugural launch partners of the program. This program recognizes that Red Hat products, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, support containerized workloads running on AWS instances.


RECOMMENDED READING:

Red Hat Blog - Open Outlook: Red Hat on Red Hat

We [Red Hat] feel strongly about using our products and services the same ways other Red Hat customers do. Recently we've decided to go a step further and create a more formal program around this strategy. We call it "Red Hat on Red Hat," and I'm pleased to report that to date we've implemented 19 of Red Hat's 26 core products (including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Ansible Automation) into production environments. Now more than ever, Red Hat's business runs—and relies—on Red Hat.


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