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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:
Fortune - Red Hat acquires Ansible to beef up its development tool set
Red Hat is buying Ansible, a startup backing a hot set of software tools that developers and IT folks use to build and deploy applications efficiently... Ansible's goal is to provide commercial support and handholding to business customers who want to use Ansibleworks, an open-source tool that competes with Opscode Chef and Puppet Labs' Puppet and SaltStack... "Devops" tools like Chef, Puppet, and Ansible aim to streamline the development and deployment of applications by ensuring that programmers or developers, who write the software code, and the operations or IT people, who must deploy the resulting code, work in concert instead of at cross-purposes as has been the case in the past.
SPREAD THE WORD:
Red Hat - 2016 Women in Open Source Award Nominations Now Open
Red Hat is proud to announce that nominations are now open for the 2016 Women in Open Source Award. This award was created to recognize the contributions that women are making to open source and inspire a new generation to join the movement. Two winners will be announced at the 2016 Red Hat Summit in June, one from an academic track and one from a community track. Spread the word and nominate someone by Monday, November 30.
Red Hat - Nissan optimizes distribution with Red Hat JBoss BRMS
In April 2014, Nissan opened a new production plant in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with an annual production capacity of 200,000 vehicles and 200,000 engines. To help align their strategic and business goals with their use of technology, Nissan chose Red Hat JBoss BRMS to replace their legacy system. Learn how Nissan cut their five-year TCO projection in half and increased productivity by 200%.
Red Hat - Next generation architectures and Red Hat certification
Join this webinar on October 29, 2015, to learn how Red Hat certifications can help customers who are implementing next-generation architectures using emerging technologies, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage, OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, and Linux containers. During this webinar, we'll discuss key emerging technologies that are helping customers create a better pipeline, how Red Hat certification can help you recruit capable technical talent, and how Red Hat training and certification can help you develop the technical talent you already have in-house.
IN THE NEWS:
The New Stack - Red Hat Enlists Black Duck to Assess Container Security
In what could prove to be the most ambitious move to address container security to date, Red Hat announced Tuesday a partnership with security firm Black Duck. The goal is to provide a view of a container's contents so deep and revealing that a future policy-driven system could approve or deny a container's deployment, especially in production, based on what the source code of the executables reveals about what the container could do. "Black Duck has a number of very interesting tools, mostly under the Black Duck Hub brand, that allows developers to actually check in, or analyze source code or binaries," said Red Hat General Manager for Integrated Solutions Lars Herrmann. The tools could offer insight about where the source code came from, and what security and licensing implications running such software would entail.