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.
Two of the most prominent brands on the commercial side of the Kubernetes container orchestration space will become one, by virtue of an acquisition agreement announced Tuesday. “What we’re able to do because of the merger,” stated Alex Polvi, “is really bring together both product lines into a truly unparalleled set of capabilities that customers won’t be able to find anywhere else in the market.
Open source has changed from being something hobbyist programmers do for fun – it has become a real working paradigm for software application development. Stormy Peters, senior manager for the Red Hat community team, insists that the open source community has changed not only how software is developed but how companies collaborate.
Using the GitHub REST API to pull public profile information from all 2,060,011 GitHub users who were active in 2017 (“active” meaning ten or more commits to public projects), Adobe developer Fil Maj was able to pull the total number of corporate contributors to GitHub, with results that might surprise you.
Follett School Solutions, SIX Group, ZTE Corporation, and Elo are transforming their IT infrastructure and embracing DevOps methodologies by adopting Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform as their enterprise Kubernetes solution of choice.
When it comes to something as highly regulated as the banking industry, open source may not be the obvious technology to choose. However, with the rise of Open Banking, banks may need to approach regulatory challenges in different ways.
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