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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 named to Forbes’ list of World’s Most Innovative Companies for fifth time

We believe this recognition is a testament not just to Red Hat associates around the world, but also to the open source communities that are driving so much incredible innovation. In everything from cloud computing, containers, and automation to IoT, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and more, open source is playing a key role and helping to shape the future.


IN THE NEWS:

Red Hat Helps Intermountain Healthcare Digitally Transform with Modernized Infrastructure and IT Automation

Rather than continue on with expensive, complex legacy tools, Intermountain’s IT team sought to transition to an open source infrastructure, which provides capabilities that not only support its existing needs, but can give them the flexibility to address future requirements without vendor lock –in.


RECOMMENDED READING:

InformationWeek - How to Ensure a Successful OpenStack Deployment

This year, OpenStack has seen an increase in adoption across businesses of all sizes, not just in the enterprise. Regardless of organization size, deployments continue to grow. According to 451 Research and the OpenStack Foundation, 72% of OpenStack deployments are now between 1,000 and 10,000 cores in size, and happening in companies with under 10,000 employees.


GOOD READ:

Open virtualization: The enterprise economic impact

Forrester Consulting recently embarked on a Red Hat-commissioned study of the total economic impacts (TEI) of Red Hat Virtualization. The TEI study was based on an interview with a large European transportation manufacturer that has used Red Hat Virtualization over a period of six months. Among other powerful numbers included in the article, this customer realized a 103 percent return on investment (ROI) and a payback period of 5.6 months.


LISTEN TO THE PODCAST:

Who has a Kubernetes problem?

Brian Gracely & Tyler Britten discuss what types of businesses are using Kubernetes in production today, as well as some use –cases why Kubernetes technology creates a great platform choice for a broad range of enterprise applications.


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