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.


Red Hat Global Customer Tech Outlook 2022: Hybrid and multicloud strategies lead the way as funding priorities hold steady

Each year, Red Hat surveys IT leaders and decision makers to learn about their digital transformations, and what their technology goals and priorities are for the coming year. In this year’s report, we see that IT leaders are prioritizing security, hybrid cloud, and training to support their digital transformation journeys.




How Discover implemented automation as an organization-wide strategy

Guest blogger Joe Mills, Director of Process Engineering, Consulting & Automation at Discover Financial Services, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the amount of operational rigor it takes to maintain growth in the organization's product offerings and marketshare. See how products like Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform have helped Discover build on its successes to continue repeating solutions across more use cases.




ZDNet - RHEL 8.5 delivers key container improvements

As we continue to move to a container and Kubernetes-based world, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5 comes with significant container improvements, which ZDNet's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols believes make the latest version "ready to run today on any platform you care to name." Read his full article to learn more.



3 things CIOs should know about developers in the cloud era

What do today’s developers wish CIOs and IT leaders knew about the realities of the cloud era? What do developers want in order to advance their careers? Red Hatters Stu Miniman, Mithun Dhar and Ignacio Riesgo tackled these questions and more during a recent episode of In The Clouds.



Red Hat collaborates with NVIDIA to deliver record-breaking STAC-A2 Market Risk benchmark

Red Hat recently announced a record-breaking performance with NVIDIA in the STAC-A2 benchmark, affirming Red Hat OpenShift's ability to run compute heavy, high performance workloads. The Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC®) facilitates a large group of financial firms and technology vendors that produces benchmark standards which enable high-value technology research and testing software for multiple financial applications.


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