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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.


Vodafone Ziggo Calls on Red Hat to Help Power 5G and IT Application Innovation

This week, Red Hat announced that it has been selected by VodafoneZiggo to provide a hybrid cloud platform based on Red Hat OpenShift to help unify application infrastructure for the company’s network and IT architectures, including its new standalone 5G core, targeting increased productivity and faster time to market.




SDxCentral - Bharti Airtel CTO: '5G Is a Tough Use Case'

Automation and hybrid cloud infrastructure are no longer a choice but a necessity, says Bharti Airtel CTO Randeep Sekhon. Speaking at Red Hat's Open5G event this week, Sekhon went on to explain that this requires patience, deliberation, and commitment. The global operator, which has service in 18 countries and the second largest mobile network in India, worked with Red Hat to build a hybrid cloud architecture that allows it to simplify operations and drop in capacities and capabilities on the go.




In community we trust: Open source software and supply chain security

Red Hat takes an open approach to project security and vulnerability, partnering with the open source community and its customers to manage vulnerabilities discovered within components of our software. We do this with the hope that the work we do on open-source security creates the necessary trust for everyone we are fortunate to collaborate with. It's the combination of transparency, partnership and trust that has helped the open source community get to where we are in 2021, and it's what's going to help us to continue to move forward—together.



Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 Beta now available

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.5 Beta is here! The latest release is full of improvements, new features and is easier for RHEL users to access and test out. This release brings live kernel patching to the web console, a number of system roles and management enhancements, and removes the requirement to explicitly ask for beta access. With RHEL 8.5 Beta, we are continuing the 6-month release cadence Red Hat announced at the beginning of the RHEL 8 cycle, providing users with a predictable and reliable release schedule.



From RHEL to hybrid cloud services: How Red Hat partners are navigating a changing industry

Red Hat is firmly focused on building further capabilities into our portfolio of solutions to meet even more customer needs and anticipate future growth opportunities. This of course is rooted in open hybrid cloud - going beyond Red Hat Enterprise Linux and into emerging technologies out to the edge. To help customers reach the full potential of open hybrid cloud and address challenges along the way, Red Hat needs our partners.


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