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Friday Five — December 8, 2017

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.

Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes enables organizations to accelerate cloud-native app development with a curated set of frameworks and runtimes for prescriptively building and running microservices-based applications. By providing a tightly integrated and fully supported offering for developing microservices in multiple languages and frameworks, Red Hat aims to balance developers’ need for choice with the operational requirement for standardization and support – both for creating new applications and re-architecting existing ones.

Effective December 1, all Red Hat Certificates of Expertise are rebranded as Red Hat Certified Specialist. The goal of the rebranding is to communicate more clearly to others what Red Hat certifications represent as well as convey the training and skills of certificate holders. We expect one result of the rebranding is an increased interest in credentials from individuals who are thinking about improving their careers.

Containers are moving quickly, and Kubernetes, in particular, is moving like a rocket ship. It’s the most popular, community-driven container orchestration project. Resource Classes represent a portable way to provide access to hardware resources from applications and are meant to provide more granular resource selection metadata to users.

Red Hat Satellite is an infrastructure management platform, designed to manage system patching, provisioning, configurations and Red Hat subscriptions across the entirety of a Red Hat environment. Satellite offers a lifecycle management solution to help keep customers’ Red Hat infrastructure running efficiently and with greater security, which can reduce costs and overall complexity.

How are IT leaders using hybrid cloud? What are the keys to hybrid cloud security? What is multi-cloud vs. hybrid cloud? Our comprehensive guide shares advice from CIOs and cloud experts and brings you the latest and best information from our ongoing hybrid cloud coverage, so you can get up to speed in one spot.