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:

Info World - How Red Hat has come to dominate Kubernetes

In the old world, the operating system was the center of the computing universe. In today’s modern application age, container platforms fill the space once occupied by the OS. That fact helps to explain why so much cash and code is pouring into Kubernetes. For a company like Red Hat, Kubernetes is a deal-multiplier. As Whitehurst explained, there’s a lot more value in a platform where app services need to run and, because there’s more value.


CHECK IT OUT:

Red Hat scoops industry awards globally for innovation and cloud excellence

Red Hat is several kilograms heavier in glass trophies, thanks to multiple recent award wins in the U.S. and EMEA. We congratulate our teams on these accolades and thank our partners, customers and communities for their meaningful collaboration past, present and future. We are stronger together!


RECOMMENDED READING:

Tech World - Could more open source in schools help plug the skills gap?

Last week saw the final for an open source coding competition open to Key Stage Three school students, bringing in nine schools and 80 pupils across the UK to build an open source app for the charity of their choice – and the organizers believe it could provide a small blueprint for open source solving the computing skills gap.


RECOMMENDED READING:

The road to cloud-native applications

As many organizations do not have the luxury of completely rebuilding their technology foundation or immediately adopting new practices and mindsets, they can embrace gradual yet fundamental shifts in culture, processes, and technology to help support greater velocity and agility. Here is an eight-step roadmap to help guide your cloud-native application journey.


CUSTOMER SUCCESS:

Argentina’s migration department protects national security with unified data platform

Dirección Nacional de Migraciones de la República Argentina (Argentina’s National Migration Department) wanted to unify data to better predict potential criminal threats. Working with Red Hat, the department created an open source, private cloud migration analysis platform. The National Migration Department can now more effectively use artificial intelligence (AI) insight to analyze potential threats and coordinate with security organizations.


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