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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.

The 14th annual Red Hat Summit is expected to welcome thousands of attendees from around the world to the Moscone Center in San Francisco, May 8-10. Event details and registration are live at www.redhat.com/en/summit. Attendees will hear keynotes on the future of enterprise technology from industry leaders from Red Hat, Dell EMC, Google, HPE, IBM, Intel, Lenovo, and Microsoft, and from innovative customers including Amadeus, BBVA, British Army, Cathay Pacific Airways, Citigroup, Dirección Nacional de Migraciones de la República Argentina, Hilton, IAG, Lufthansa Technik, Nike, UNICEF Innovation, and UPS. Join us in San Francisco.

Red Hat has come a long way in 25 years. Now, the Linux company is continuing to drive forward both in the Linux server business and in the cloud with its latest distribution release. What you will find in RHEL 7.5 is a security automation—by integrating OpenSCAP with Red Hat Ansible Automation. This enables the creation of Ansible Playbooks directly from OpenSCAP scans. These can then implement changes rapidly and consistently across a hybrid IT environment. The new RHEL will also work better with Windows Server and Microsoft Azure. Overall, if you want to use both RHEL and Windows on your network, this is the version to get.

In the latest IT Brand Pulse survey covering Networking & Storage products, IT professionals from around the world selected Red Hat Ceph Storage as the “Scale-out Object Storage Software” leader in all categories (market leader, price, performance, reliability, service and support, and innovation). Red Hat Ceph Storage stands in its commitment to technical excellence for the customers it serves.

Red Hat’s rise to become one of the world’s most successful open source software companies may be attributed to its open culture that empowers employees to speak up openly across hierarchical lines and contest ideas. Although Red Hat’s close ties to the open source community have paved the way for a corporate culture that values transparency and openness, its executive leadership still works hard to foster this cultural DNA across the organisation. In an exclusive interview with Computer Weekly, Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen, senior vice president and general manager at Red Hat in Asia Pacific, talks up the challenges of driving an open culture in a very diverse region, how that culture shapes the way Red Hat approaches the market and the transformation that the company has undergone.

Surescripts, the leading health information network in the United States, needed to improve its software development infrastructure and datacenter networking to help its DevOps team meet business demands. With Red Hat Ansible Tower, Surescripts can now quickly deploy network appliances and servers, as well as resolve any issues with minimal downtime, speeding the launch of new applications to its customers.

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