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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's first people-powered billboard

We see billboards every day. Constructed out of wood, metal, and pixels, they greet us with messages designed to motivate us to action. But, what if there was more to it? What if the people were the billboard? Literally, people–with a message about working together? There are a lot of people who are already doing amazing things through collaboration, and Red Hat asked them to work together to form the first people-powered billboard–to create a live example of how collaboration works. Watch the video of how this unfolded.


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Red Hat Blog - A Container Stack for OpenStack

As OpenStack interest and adoption has grown, we've seen another important innovation emerge from the open source community in the form of Linux containers, driven by Docker and associated open source projects... Linux, Docker and Kubernetes form the core of Red Hat's enterprise container infrastructure. This LDK stack integrates with OpenStack's compute, storage and networking services to provide an infrastructure platform for running containers... Ultimately the goal of containers is to provide a better way to package and deploy your applications and enable application developers... But to provide a robust application platform and enable DevOps and Continuous Delivery, we also need to solve other challenges. Red Hat is tackling many of these in OpenShift, which is a containerized application platform that natively integrates Docker and is built on Red Hat's enterprise container stack.


IN THE NEWS:

The Wall Street Journal - CIOs Say Hybrid Cloud Takes Off

CIOs say they are knitting together a new IT architecture that comprises the latest in public cloud services with the best of their own private data centers and partially shared tech resources. Demand for the so-called hybrid cloud is growing at a compound rate of 27%, far outstripping growth of the overall IT market, according to researcher MarketsandMarkets... CIOs are demanding a way to combine the best of the cloud with their own localized data centers. Few companies or organizations are willing or able to move all of their IT to the public cloud, yet most of them are eager to move past the anachronism of the isolated, on-premise data center.


IN THE NEWS:

Red Hat - FICO Chooses Red Hat to Deploy OpenStack, Management, and Storage Solutions for Agile Cloud Infrastructure

FICO, the predictive analytics and decision management software company, has deployed Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat CloudForms, and Red Hat Ceph Storage, as the basis of its cloud infrastructure. Moving to an OpenStack and Ceph-based cloud has not only helped FICO reduce time to market by 50 percent and lower costs by 30 percent compared to previous infrastructure implementations, but it has helped transform FICO into a Software-as-Service (SaaS) company, driving added sales to new and existing customers in expanded markets.


WATCH THE VIDEO:

AWS re:Invent 2015 - Containers, Red Hat & AWS For Extreme IT Agility

Red Hat is helping organizations like Duke University become more efficient by delivering environmental parity for container-based applications across physical, virtual, private cloud, and public cloud environments... Through its work with Certified Cloud Service Providers like AWS, Red Hat ensures that application containers built for Red Hat Enterprise Linux can seamlessly move across public clouds. In this session, you will learn how Duke University used containers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and AWS to combat a denial-of-service attack; how companies are using containers to increase the quality and speed of software delivery; key considerations for implementing container-based applications that can be moved across public clouds; and challenges organizations experience when using containers and how to address them.



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