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:

CNBC - Red Hat pays $250 million for CoreOS, a start-up that sells Google-developed technology

The move gives Red Hat a prominent name to keep commercializing hot open-source software as part of its arsenal. By combining CoreOS's complementary capabilities with Red Hat's already broad Kubernetes and container-based portfolio, including Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat aims to further accelerate adoption and development of the industry's leading hybrid cloud platform for modern application workloads.


RECOMMENDED READING:

The CoreOS bet

More than four years ago Red Hat made a bet. We bet big on containers as the future for how applications would be built, deployed and managed across the hybrid cloud. We bet on the emergence of new industry standards for container runtime, format, orchestration and distribution.


CUSTOMER SUCCESS:

Fastweb Delivers Hybrid Cloud and Storage Services to Enterprises Faster with Red Hat

Fastweb, a major Italian telecommunications operator, has deployed Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Ceph Storage to deliver more scalable, efficient and flexible cloud services to its enterprise customers, faster. Fastweb aims to streamline its cloud management and storage by taking advantage of the high degree of automation offered by Red Hat technologies.


CHECK IT OUT:

Product of the Year finalist

For the second year in a row, Red Hat Ceph Storage has been named as a finalist in Storage Magazine and SearchStorage’s 2017 Products of the Year competition. Red Hat Ceph Storage is an open, massively scalable storage solution for modern workloads like cloud infrastructure, data analytics, media repositories, and backup and restore systems.


GOOD READ:

A history of low-level Linux container runtimes

At Red Hat we like to say, "Containers are Linux—Linux is Containers." Traditional containers are processes on a system that usually have the following three characteristics: resource contraints, security constraints and virtual separation. In this article, Daniel Walsh provides some historical context about container runtimes.


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