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.
Gartner, Inc., a leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has given Red Hat an overall “Positive” rating in its 2018 Vendor Rating report for the fourth consecutive time. From Red Hat’s perspective, the overall “Positive” rating reflects on the strength of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud portfolio, container-based technologies and datacenter automation, as well as our ability to meet customers’ needs as they modernize IT systems with flexible and agile open source solutions.
Nine out of top 10 public clouds run on Linux, and every major public cloud provider, from Amazon Web Services to Microsoft Azure, offers multiple Linux distributions in their respective marketplaces. Based on a July 2017 study sponsored by Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the first choice for a commercial Linux on the public cloud and, more than that, the perceived market leader for current and new application deployments regardless of whether the workload is running in a datacenter or a cloud flavor.
This week, Red Hat introduced Red Hat Decision Manager 7, a decision management platform that simplifies the development and deployment of rules-based applications and services. Red Hat Decision Manager 7 is the next generation of the company’s business rules management offering, Red Hat JBoss BRMS, and is designed to enable organizations to quickly build applications that automate business decisions.
Red Hat is a living, breathing testament to the success of open source. However, it still benefited from some organization and goal-setting in its community efforts. “Rather than just seeing how we can use open source to improve our business, or be more flexible in operational efficiencies, or bringing more money to the bottom line, we are at the level of maturity where open source is our actual business practice and model,” says Deborah Bryant, senior director, Open Source and Standards, in the office of the CTO at Red Hat. “And because we work first upstream (in the open source project) of our products first, community success is critical.”
The Open Brand Project is a collaborative effort to evolve the Red Hat corporate logo and brand system. A cross-functional team of in-house designers collaborating with Pentagram, a well-known international design consultancy, will work together to simplify and modernize our logo. Fixing some of the technical quirks of our current logo will make it easier to work with in a variety of applications that did not exist when our logo was originally conceived. So, what are some of the issues we need to address? Read to find out more.