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 will livestream all general sessions during the 2018 Red Hat Summit from San Francisco, May 8-10, 2018. The first session begins at 8:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday, May 8, and a press conference will also be held at 11 a.m. PT on Tuesday, May 8. The general session livestream is available at https://www.thecube.net/red-hat-summit-2018. Read more for the full schedule.
The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. sponsored and community-driven open source collaboration, announced the general availability of Fedora 28, the latest version of the fully open source Fedora operating system. Fedora 28 delivers three distinct editions each designed with specific use cases in mind – Fedora 28 Server, Fedora 26 Workstation and Fedora 28 Atomic Host. Read more for the latest features.
The rise of open source software has changed the industry dynamics. One example of this phenomenon is the evolution of containers and container management platforms. Kubernetes has active contributors from Google, Red Hat, IBM and Microsoft among others. The industry immensely benefits when these large platform companies keep their ego aside and start working towards making an open source project successful. Today, Kubernetes is available as a managed Containers as a Service (CaaS) offering in Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and even on Alibaba Cloud. With a bit of planning, developers can seamlessly move workloads from one cloud with little to no changes to the codebase. In the decade-long history of public cloud, this is the first time that we are experiencing real portability of applications. Kubernetes has become the level playing field for the public cloud.
To help make it easier to build Kubernetes applications, Red Hat and the Kubernetes open source community today share the Operator Framework — an open source toolkit designed to manage Kubernetes native applications, called Operators, in a more effective, automated, and scalable way. Learn more about the Operator Framework at https://github.com/operator-framework. A special thanks to the Kubernetes community for working alongside us. If you are at KubeCon 2018 in Europe, join our morning keynote on Thursday, May 3 to learn more about the framework. Can’t attend live? We’ll host an OpenShift Commons briefing on May 23 at 9 AM PT for a deeper dive on all things Operators.
Agriculture technology startup Smartbow hopes to expand its smart monitoring services to 1 million cows worldwide by 2023. To meet this goal, the company worked with IT consulting firm eww ITandTEL to deploy Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, a massively scalable, agile platform for developing, launching, and managing innovative services. This microservices- and container-based solution helps Smartbow’s developers work quickly and iteratively, scaling to accommodate new customers and increasing volumes of data. As a result, Smartbow can use data insight to support food transparency and lead the digital farming industry.
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