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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.

This week Red Hat launched Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7, the latest version of Red Hat’s enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform. The newest iteration of the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform includes native integrations with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Brokers that enable developers to bind services across AWS and on-premise resources to create modern applications while providing a consistent, open standards-based foundation to drive business evolution.

This week marks a milestone for Red Hat Enterprise Linux with the addition of a new architecture to our list of fully supported platforms. Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM is a part of our multi-architecture strategy and the culmination of a multi-year collaboration with the upstream community and our silicon and hardware partners. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 for ARM, the first commercial release for this architecture, provides customers who have been planning to run their workloads and software and hardware partners that require a stable operating environment to continue development, with a proven and more secure enterprise-grade platform.

A DoD contractor since 1999, Radiance received a new task order to help migrate a U.S. Air Force organization from its current network architecture to a scalable cloud infrastructure. To do this, Radiance needed a solution with an agile, automated framework and storage architecture that could handle a large volume of virtual machines (VMs). Additionally, Radiance had only 90 days to provision and deploy this new solution from scratch. After reviewing competitive cloud solutions, Radiance selected Red Hat Cloud Suite, as it is designed to provide an end-to-end, deployment-ready offering for enterprise digital transformation.

In a video interview with eWEEK, Chris Wright, Red Hat Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, discusses some of the future technology directions for his company, including what’s next for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), where machine learning and artificial intelligence are headed, and what the most exciting areas of innovation are likely to be in the years ahead. Among the larger ideas that interest Wright is the evolving architecture of application deployment, which is starting to change with increasing mobile and internet of things (IoT) usage.

Tim Yeaton, Red Hat Chief Marketing Officer, sits down with Josh London, CMO of IDG Communications, to discuss Red Hat’s transformation beyond its Linux-based roots, the marketing team’s strategies for enhancing the customer experience, and best practices for how the team is measuring content efficiency.

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