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 Delivers Cloud Foundation for Digital Transformation with Latest Version of OpenStack Platform

Based on the OpenStack “Queens” release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 provides a powerful foundation for enterprises using hybrid cloud for digital transformation strategies, helps to minimize the growing pains often involved with new technology adoption with its new Fast Forward upgrades feature, and is designed to also improve integration across the emerging technology stack.


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Red Hat OpenStack Platform celebrates five years of accelerating private and hybrid clouds

This summer, OpenStack turns eight -- and it’s hard to believe how far the open source project has come in under a decade. It continues to be one of the most popular open source projects to date, according to the OpenStack Foundation, and one that is used in production by companies around the globe, including nearly half of all Fortune 100 companies.


RECOMMENDED READING:

eWeek - OpenStack Moves Beyond the Cloud to Open Infrastructure

Field workers are now at the forefront of digital transformation where artificial intelligence, smart mobile devices, the Internet of Things and business process management technologies have created new opportunities to better streamline and transform traditional workflows and workforce management practices.


IN THE NEWS:

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud Bridges Datacenters and Edge Deployments

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Cloud is an integrated solution for customers seeking to co-locate compute and storage functions in OpenStack environments. The new offering combines Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13 and Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 in a single user experience, supported by a common lifecycle for greater operational and organizational efficiency.


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Fast Company - How citizen science and open-source tech can create change

Citizen science often gets a bad rap, but a new short film shows how people who take research and data collection into their own hands can influence local environmental policies. Red Hat, a leading open-source tech company, created a documentary called The Science of Collective Discovery featuring citizen scientists like Cooper and the Uprose team to highlight the practice for its annual Summit in San Francisco this week.


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