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Friday Five - July 16, 2021
Red Hat News, July 16th, 2021
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.

  • Read about Red Hat's Open Hybrid Cloud portfolio in this Gartner Report
  • Red Hat Bolsters Hybrid Cloud Automation with Latest Version of Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes
  • IDC study reveals the value of Red Hat Certification
  • Getting started with Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka
  • SD Times - What the Dev?: How Quarkus helps developers in a cloud-native world

Reda on for details.


We conducted interviews with 1,250 IT leaders worldwide to get a picture of how, where, and why they're using enterprise open source

"We shared the results in the third installment of Red Hat's "The State of Enterprise Open Source" report earlier this year. The survey included respondents from 13 different countries and various industries, who indicated enterprise open source has become a default choice of IT departments around the world. Let's dive into key findings in healthcare.

Healthcare leaders count on open source for security and innovations

We aren't strangers to working with healthcare organizations on critical technology solutions. The World Health Organization (WHO), a specialized agency responsible for international public health, is one example of how the industry has embraced open source..."


We're all now well aware that COVID-19 disrupted operations across industries and forced many companies to put a long list of projects on hold. But today it's clear that digital transformation initiatives were often not on that list

"In fact, a new Harvard Business Review study revealed that ninety percent of survey respondents say COVID-19 has accelerated the timing of their organization's modernization efforts. But just because digital efforts are growing in importance and executives are feeling more confident that their strategies are working, it's not all smooth sailing. In fact, nearly 30% report the complexity of the current IT environment as the biggest technology challenge to transformation.

Companies moving to the cloud encounter a range of challenges, from the need to integrate applications and deal with legacy data to establishing new IT processes and finding a way to smoothly transition away from critical legacy systems that are still running the business The important thing while finding your way into the cloud is to avoid creating a hybrid monster that runs amok with spend, inconsistent practices and even more technical debt than you already have..."


Davie Street Enterprises (DSE) Senior System Administrator Randy Lu identifies a Windows use case for the fictitious company's next phase of digital transformation

"Every morning Randy Lu, a Senior System Administrator at Davie Street Enterprises, walks by the large conference room on the 14th floor and sees his boss, Ranbir Ahuja, along with other senior members of the technology teams in their daily digital transformation stand-up meeting.

Over the last few months Lu has heard about the major leaps many teams have taken during the company's digital transformation, yet he hasn't seen any changes in his area. At first, he was content with no one messing with how he runs his Windows nodes..."


Red Hat announced the renewal of the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) security validation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2

"The second FIPS certification for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 platform, this validation indicates Red Hat's leadership and commitment to providing a more secure backbone for the innovation of open hybrid cloud.

Driven by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), FIPS 140-2 is a computer security standard that specifies the requirements for cryptographic modules - including both hardware and software components - used within a security system to protect sensitive information. This validation is needed when agencies determine that specific information systems should use cryptography to protect data; if cryptography is required, then it must be validated..."


Friday Five - July 23, 2021
Red Hat News, July 24th, 2021
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.

  • sigstore: An open answer to software supply chain trust and security
  • Red Hat Extends Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 as a Foundation for More Secure Computing with Second FIPS 140-2 Validation
  • What is the state of enterprise open source in healthcare?
  • Red Hat updates Runtimes offering, announces general availability of JBoss EAP in Microsoft Azure App Service
  • Why choose Red Hat for Kubernetes?

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