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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.
IN THE NEWS:
The CEO of Red Hat Wants to See His Employees Cussing and Crying. The Reason Behind It Is Priceless
At Red Hat, there's a clear link between human emotions and innovation. "As a leader, I encourage and want to see the open expression of such passionate emotions because they often serve as a catalyst for even more thoughtful and innovative thinking."
Containers are Linux. Products run the enterprise. So why are we swimming in a sea of Kubernetes project-based services?
The rush to enable and adopt Kubernetes is evident with nearly weekly announcements of new Kubernetes distributions or services. The CNCF Kubernetes Conformance Program lists, as of this writing, at least 37 conformant software distributions of Kubernetes alone, plus additional hosted services.
Every release of OpenShift contains hundreds of fixes for enhanced security and performance, tested integrations throughout the stack, and access to hundreds of validated ISV solutions. In this release, we’ve built on prior work and strengthened our capabilities for running computationally intensive workloads such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, animation, and financial services and payments applications.
Intermountain Healthcare drove investments with Red Hat in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Virtualization as well as CloudForms and Ansible. Combined, these Red Hat offerings when integrated into Intermountain’s day-to-day business processes resulted in increased service delivery levels—important in the healthcare world.
Coming into this year, CoreOS’s Alex Polvi predicted that Istio, an open source tool to connect and manage microservices, would soon become a category leading service mesh (essentially a configurable infrastructure layer for microservices) for Kubernetes. We celebrate a milestone that brings us closer to that prediction: the general availability of Istio 1.0.