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:

Supporting Windows Server Containers with Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat and Microsoft are embarking on a joint effort to deliver Windows Server container support commercially within Red Hat OpenShift, moving us from project to fully supported product. With this work, users will be able to orchestrate and schedule Windows containers within Red Hat OpenShift using the same tooling and management used with Linux containers.


GOOD READ:

CSO - Top 5 container mistakes that cause security problems

Given that many companies are still wrapping their arms around the potential of container technology and how to best leverage it, there is still a lot of experimentation with containers. Developers are working in their own sandboxes, setting them up on their laptops and then putting them into production. The issue, though, is that if containers are done without security measures in mind, you may not have the agility you want with the right controls.


RECOMMENDED READING:

Why did I choose Red Hat?

Stefan Mikulas, DevOps team manager, shares why he chose to work at Red Hat. "Several months back, I had to choose my next career step. After seven years in an international security company, I decided to move along and find the next adventure for me. We are all individuals who seek different values when considering a new job. For me, the top priorities were company culture, chance to make an impact, ability to innovate."


IN THE NEWS:

Red Hat Boosts Application Portability Across Hybrid Cloud with .NET Core 2.0

A lightweight and modular platform for creating web applications and microservices, .NET Core 2.0 provides significant new developer capabilities while enabling developers to create .NET applications across platforms, and deploy on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, and more. Red Hat is the only commercial Linux provider to offer full, enterprise-grade support for .NET Core across its portfolio.


CHECK IT OUT:

New edX Course Now Available - Fundamentals of Containers, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift

Learn practical techniques for creating and deploying containers on a Kubernetes cluster using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. With this new release, we further expand our reach to include the fast-growing community of enterprise professionals interested in creating, managing, and orchestrating containers using Kubernetes. This OpenShift addition will connect those interested in containers to our strategically important OpenShift product.


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