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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.


Cloud Report - Interview with Brian Gracely from Red Hat

The Cloud Report speaks with Red Hat's Brian Gracely about Red Hat OpenShift, the state of the cloud, and cloud-native application development approaches.




Built In - What is containerization?

Modernizing takes work — and nobody likes when perfectly functional systems start feeling like technical debt. That said, applications that stick around for years usually stick around because they’re important — and letting them stagnate doesn’t benefit anyone. The key for companies like Red Hat is to help customers distinguish between new technology that’s going to be genuinely helpful and new technology for technology’s sake. Containers often fall into that first category.




SiliconANGLE - Red Hat, Cloudera try to bring big data up to post-COVID speed

Many companies used to talk about speeding up development and delivery of digital services. Then COVID-19 disrupted traditional ways of doing business, and the talking turned action. But much of digital transformation involves notoriously time-consuming data processes, and now there’s more pressure than ever to speed them up.



TechTarget - Surveying top hyper-converged Kubernetes container platforms

Before long, most hyper-convergence products will support containers in some form. If they don't, they'll be left behind. Hyper-converged offerings that integrate Kubernetes make it possible to run traditional and modern applications within the same environment, while still delivering the benefits of hyper-convergence. Not only does this help to streamline IT operations, but it also makes room for new innovations.



DataCenterKnowledge - Red Hat Builds Native Edge Computing Features into RHEL and OpenShift

Red Hat recently revealed it's been getting its ducks in a row to take advantage of the move to the edge by building edge computing capabilities into Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes platform. Red Hat's Nick Barcet unpacks the announcements.


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