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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.
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Red Hat cited as a “Visionary” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform-as-a-Service, Worldwide for OpenShift Online Offering
Red Hat has been positioned in the Visionary quadrant of the Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform-as-a-Service, Worldwide” for our OpenShift Online public Platform-as-a-Service offering... Red Hat was evaluated against 16 other public PaaS vendors. OpenShift allows transferable code base between on-premise and public offerings allowing better flexibility of choice for developers. "Its robust platform and interoperability with popular middleware development frameworks has enabled more than 2.25 million applications to be created for a variety of business and developer needs."
Taking a Stand Against Container Fragmentation...with Standards
At Red Hat, our involvement in open source technologies does not just revolve around code commits and community stewardship; one important focus is on the creation of standards. It may sound boring, but open standards applied to emerging software technologies can go far in not only fostering adoption but also helping to further drive innovation... While Red Hat fully embraces the innovation of Linux containers (and we helped drive several of the critical technology pieces upon which containers are based), we are also committed to the development and adoption of four key standards areas within the Linux container community.
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Computer Technology Review - Red Hat’s JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.4 offers elasticity to move into the cloud
Red Hat released Wednesday JBoss EAP 6.4 and rolled out new subscription flexibility and expanded benefits for JBoss EAP subscribers deploying their Java applications in hybrid cloud environments... JBoss EAP supports a broad range of third-party frameworks, operating systems, databases, security, and identity systems to make integration into existing infrastructure easier. In addition, new subscription flexibility expands support for customers deploying JBoss EAP across multiple environments based on their individual needs and business requirements, including on-premise, in a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment, or in hybrid cloud scenarios.
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eWeek - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Enters Beta
Linux vendor Red Hat on May 5 released its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 beta, providing users with a preview of features and capabilities that will become generally available later this year... Just because Red Hat is working on RHEL 7 doesn't mean it's leaving its RHEL 6 users behind. Red Hat has a 10-year life cycle process for its operating system platform, which includes multiple phases of support... Many of the new features that will be appearing in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 will likely be added to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.