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:

Computer Technology Review - Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.3 increases control, delivers better integration, greater scalability and container support

Red Hat announced Wednesday general availability of Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.3, the latest version of its enterprise framework for automating and orchestrating IT operations. Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.3 includes an updated user interface, improved scaling and the ability to run Ansible Tower on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat's enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform.


IN THE NEWS:

Hortonworks, IBM, Red Hat Collaborate to Help Accelerate Containerized Big Data Workloads for Hybrid Architectures

Hortonworks and Red Hat announced an Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative, a new collaborative effort the companies can use to build a common enterprise deployment model that is designed to enable big data workloads to run in a hybrid manner across on-premises, multi-cloud and edge architectures. As the initial phase of the initiative, the companies plan to work together to optimize Hortonworks Data Platform, Hortonworks DataFlow, Hortonworks DataPlane and IBM Cloud Private for Data for use on Red Hat OpenShift, an industry-leading enterprise container and Kubernetes application platform.


GOOD READ:

Red Hat Blog - Red Hat infrastructure platforms to data analytics workloads: "Welcome!"

You've heard the adage that every company now is a software company. The fuel that drives it is data. By the same token, many enterprises are considering cloud-native technologies based on Kubernetes and microservices for business innovation. However many enterprises dealing with extremely large data sets have not been able to run data analytics applications on the same IT infrastructure running the rest of their workloads. Until now. With the Red Hat data analytics infrastructure, analytics workloads can join other enterprise applications on Red Hat infrastructure, whether virtualized or containerized.


RECOMMENDED READING:

Command Line Heroes, season 2, episode 1: Press Start

In this episode, explore the creative free-for-all of early game development over ARPANET. Game development brings together a massive mix of creative and programming talent. But while creating video games started as an open process, a lot has changed. Hear how you can get involved in building our very own Command Line Heroes game—and in the spirit of games, hunt around for this episode's easter egg.


CUSTOMER SUCCESS:

Swisscom Selects Red Hat Ansible Tower to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Deployment Time

Swisscom, Switzerland's largest telecommunications company and one of its leading IT companies, has deployed Red Hat Ansible Tower as its enterprise-wide IT and network automation platform. By using Red Hat Ansible Tower, Swisscom is able to focus on more valuable development projects and accelerate response times for resource requests. Based on its internal calculations, Swisscom anticipates saving approximately 3,000 hours per year in manual operating system tasks and improved collaboration with standardized playbooks and monthly sync meetings.


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