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:

siliconANGLE - Inside Experian’s journey to the virtual data center

Credit reporting giant Experian Corp. is in the process of moving most of its data processing outside the four walls of the data center. In a recent conversation, Experian Chief Information Officer Barry Libenson explained the reasoning and the payoff: "Our strategy is more of a hybrid model where you want burstable capacity into the cloud. We build everything with complete portability in mind so that when we develop an application, it can be built on-prem, in the cloud or pieces of it can run in either."


RECOMMENDED READING:

Medium - Understanding Culture to Change Business Culture

While cultural transference is remarkable for humanity, when examined in terms of business, it becomes an extremely powerful asset. Indeed, culture can define a business, and often directly influence that business’s ability to succeed. Many C-suite executives recognize this, and have a desire to improve or even change at least some aspects of their corporate cultures. But before implementing any step-by-step plan, it’s important to understand what culture is and why cultural change is so challenging.


GOOD READ:

BU Today - Open-Source Summer in the Seaport

As a computer science major, Chloe Kaubisch was already looking for a tech internship last November when an opportunity surfaced at the Boston office of Red Hat. She knew the fast-growing company was the leading provider of open-source enterprise software, but what sealed it for her was the chance to work on ChRIS Research Integration Service, created with Boston Children’s Hospital. By using cloud capabilities to analyze large volumes of data, such as a collection of brain scans, they can speed up and improve information delivery to doctors making critical decisions about patient care in cases such as pediatric brain cancer.


IN THE NEWS:

Jaxenter - Istio 101: “The future of the service mesh is one which operates in symbiosis with technologies like Knative and Apache Whisk”

Istio is gaining a lot of attention especially now that 1.0 is here. But does it have what it takes to become the de facto service mesh for Kubernetes? If you ask Brian ‘Redbeard’ Harrington, Product Manager for Istio at Red Hat, the answer is yes. “With Istio, the deployment is straightforward and the integration with Kubernetes is top notch. It feels as if it should have been there all along.”


CUSTOMER SUCCESS:

India's largest stock exchange powers trading platform with Red Hat

Learn how the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) gained a cost-effective, scalable trading platform by migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In some application areas, NSE has been able to reduce costs by 80% by moving to Red Hat and open source technology.


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