How to integrate payments into SaaS products
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by David Sharp
The disruptive nature of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in many ways, from changing consumer expectations. to a migration to a remote workforce, to immense supply chain issues. To combat this disruption, many businesses either sped up their digital transformation investments or started down that path out of necessity.
The value of BizDevSecOps for developers
Friday, August 26, 2022 by Richard Harris
Gregg Ostrowski serves as the Executive CTO at AppDynamics, part of Cisco. In this Q&A, he goes in-depth on the value of BizDevSecOps for developers, including how it helps break down silos and build bridges among business, security, developer, and operations teams. Gregg highlights how the framework evolved from DevOps and DevSecOps, as well as why it is ...
Compliance as code adoption in 2022
Monday, January 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Prashanth Nanjundappa is VP of Product Management at Progress. He has spent his entire career of over 20 years in the tech world, managing cross-functional high-performance teams, focused on building and launching enterprise and consumer products globally.
In the first 12 years of his career, Prashanth worked as a developer, technical lead, and architect for mobile, ...
Hybrid cloud services general availability announced by IBM
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
IBM announced that its hybrid cloud services are now generally available in any environment -- on any cloud, on premises or at the edge -- via IBM Cloud Satellite. Lumen Technologies and IBM have integrated IBM Cloud Satellite with the Lumen edge platform to enable clients to harness hybrid cloud services in near real-time and build innovative solutions at the edge.
SaaS predictions from BigPanda
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
We are about to witness the mass extinction of dinosaurs - vendors with on-prem software who have been dragging their feet on replatforming to a SaaS solution. They will try desperately to hang on to existing customers while pivoting investments, people and messaging with the promise of their new SaaS-centric, all-in-one platform.
By July 2021, I predict companies wi...
PostCon 2019 takeaways
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Richard Harris
API developers came from silicon valley and beyond to attend the second annual POST/CON 2019 event, which has now passed. Postman users and customer presenters have shared their biggest take-ways (pasted below). The event was very successful for hundreds of attendees that work in API development offering an opportunity to learn first-hand how other enterprises and Postm...
Theatro joins with Cisco and Honeywell
Friday, August 30, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Theatro announced that they have joined forces with Cisco and Honeywell to transform the future of retail, hospitality, manufacturing and other markets with large deskless workforces. The investments by these two market leaders will anchor the expansion of its platform interoperability and its market footprint.
Theatro’s voice-driven Intelligent Assistant platf...
GlobalPlatform brings trust to the IoT ecosystem
Thursday, August 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
Given the increasing need for the internet of things (IoT) device security and trust, GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, has appointed a Strategic Director with significant expertise in IoT development and deployment.
Chris Steck, Head of Standardization, IoT & Industries at Cisco, a full member of GlobalPlatform, will work...
RapidAPI raises $25M to continue scaling API marketplace
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
RapidAPI announced that it has raised $25 million in Series B financing. The funding round is led by M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Fund), with participation from DNS Capital, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Green Bay Capital. The round brings total funding to date to $37.5 million.
Since its Series A funding announcement in March 2018, RapidAPI expand...
Decentralized data delivery network arrives that uses edge computing
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Bluzelle has launched a Data Delivery Network (DDN), taking on global market leaders to meet the increasing demand for data delivery by delivering data more than twenty times faster.
As a leading proponent of edge computing, Bluzelle is using its global network of distributed nodes to push data to the edge, where the customer is. The DDN operates in a similar w...
Google Cloud Next 19 announcements
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Next ‘19 is underway, and here’s a summary of the important news announced from the event.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off talking about Cloud’s momentum and announced their new multi and hybrid cloud offering called Anthos. Anthos lets customers write once and run anywhere—in the cloud, in their data center, or even in other clouds.
Develop on the Mainframe like any other cloud platform with Zowe
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Open Mainframe Project announced that Zowe, an open source software framework for the mainframe that strengthens integration with modern enterprise applications, is now production ready less than six months after launching. Any enterprise or solution developer can access the Zowe 1.0 source code or convenience build and incorporate it into their products or services...
Even without Kubernetes Google dominates code commits across CNCF
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Google dominates all code contributions made across projects of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), dwarfing all other contributors, according to the analysis done via Stackalytics, an open source code analysis framework hosted by the OpenStack Foundation. Google is not only the largest contributor with 52.9% of all code commits, but it has seven times more co...
Open source, Kubernetes, and developers, according to Abby Kearns
Monday, December 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
The news of IBM's pending acquisition of Red Hat and Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub may signal more industry consolidation to come. We recently had a conversation with Abby Kearns, executive director at Cloud Foundry, about the significance of these mega deals and why she believes 2019, will be the year of consolidation. Abby has a unique perspective leadin...
Sensor network data integrity gets help from a new blockchain solution
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Sixgill, LLC unveiled its new breakthrough blockchain or distributed ledger-based solution for sensor network data integrity. Sixgill Integrity is a ledger-agnostic solution and is designed from the ground up to solve the fundamental need for an end-to-end, real-time sensor data authenticity system. With Integrity, organizations are assured that their emitted data, tran...
More companies want fairness to open source license enforcement
Monday, November 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Red Hat, Inc. has announced that Adobe, Alibaba, Amadeus, Ant Financial, Atlassian, Atos, AT&T, Bandwidth, Etsy, GitHub, Hitachi, NVIDIA, Oath, Renesas, Tencent, and Twitter have joined an ongoing industry effort to combat harsh tactics in open source license enforcement by adopting the GPL Cooperation Commitment. By making this commitment, these 16 corporate leader...
DesignCon 2019 is coming
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
DesignCon announced its 2019 conference schedule, which will feature more than 100 sessions across 15 tracks covering the most important topics within the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities.
DesignCon 2019 takes place January 29-31, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
DesignCon’s conference content is curated by 99 seasoned engineers a...
Code security gamification company nabs $3.5M in funding
Friday, September 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Secure application development platform provider Secure Code Warrior announced that it has gained US $3.5 million in funding from two strategic venture capital firms. The financing was led by Washington DC-based Paladin Capital Group, with participation from Sydney-based AirTree Ventures. The initial funding round will allow the company to further expand its rapidly gro...
Former Cisco GM joins Voxbone CaaS
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Voxbone's mission has been bolstered by the addition of a new board member, Dr. Jens Meggers. Voxbone powers many enterprise cloud communications platforms with on-demand voice and messaging services via API. Meggers’ experience will be indispensable as Voxbone pushes further into the complex realm of enterprise infrastructures.
As former senior vice ...
Cisco invests in Dremio to provide better data analytics
Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
Dremio is a new Data-as-a-Service Platform company, created by veterans of open source and big data technologies, and the creators of Apache Arrow. They just announced that Cisco Investments will be investing into the company, extending Dremio's Series B financing to $30 million. The company previously closed their Series B round in January 2018, led by Norwest...
Open source IT automation solution from Red Hat gets an update
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Red Hat, Inc. announced the general availability of Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6, the latest release of its agentless open source IT automation solution. Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 adds new content for automating across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, along with simplified connections to network APIs and updates for Ansible deployments overseeing Windows environments...
The network is now open for developers
Monday, July 9, 2018 by Kanwal Sarwar
A year ago, Cisco launched the most ambitious network re-think: the intent-based networking offering, Cisco DNA, and its centerpiece control software, DNA Center. It treats every network device - be it wired, wireless, or wide-area - as part of a unified fabric, giving IT a simpler, more cost-effective way to take control of one of their businesses’ most valuable ...
The OpenFog Reference Architecture gets the IEEE stamp
Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
The OpenFog Consortium’s OpenFog Reference Architecture for fog computing has been adopted as an official standard by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). The new standard, known as IEEE 1934, relies on the reference architecture as a universal technical framework that enables the data-intensive requirements of the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and artificial ...
Using AppDynamics for Kubernetes and CloudCenter 4.9 together
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
Cisco has announced Kubernetes support for AppDynamics and Cisco CloudCenter, enabling enterprises to quickly adopt Kubernetes in production, and create and modernize their applications for the multicloud era. Now, enterprises can easily harness the value of Kubernetes to help deliver better user experiences.Companies are rapidly adopting containers on the promise of in...
Stateful data stream processing launches to GA
Monday, April 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
data Artisans announced the general availability of dA Platform - a stream processing platform that enables enterprises to get insights from data in milliseconds and power next-generation service-centric applications and business models. The new release productionizes stream processing and enables companies to provide live data applications as a centralized enterprise s...
Upskill closes in on $17.2M from investors
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Upskill has announces that it has raised $17.2 million in new capital to support increased growth and product development. The funding round adds new investors including Accenture and Cisco Investments, as well as continued participation from Boeing HorizonX, GE Ventures, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), and other industrial-focused investors.This latest financing build...
BlackBerry securing IoT devices in new licensing deal
Thursday, March 8, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
BlackBerry Limited has announced it has signed a technology and brand licensing deal for “BlackBerry Secure” with Swiss consumer electronics maker, Punkt Tronics AG. The new agreement enables Punkt to bring to market a range of highly-secure products which will embed BlackBerry cybersecurity technology, be certified as BlackBerry Secure, and be shipped ready to safely a...
Cisco introduces a 5G security architecture
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Cisco recently released a blog post talking about how Cisco’s new 5G security architecture is combining artificial intelligence and deep learning to create a network that will orchestrate both physical and virtual resources with equal proficiency resulting in optimal network efficiencies. Network and context information is being automated through the use of shared telem...
Cisco releases security connector app for iOS devices
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Cisco announced the availability of Cisco Security Connector, a security app designed to give enterprises the deepest visibility and control over network activity on iOS devices, now in the App Store.Apple has designed iOS to be secure from the ground up and to be simple, intuitive, and powerful for users. By using iPhones and iPads with iOS 11 and Cisco Security Connec...
AppDynamics unveils the next gen business iQ
Monday, October 23, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
AppDynamics, a Cisco company and the leader in application intelligence, has announced new machine learning capabilities, and all new IoT network visibility, and vision for the next generation Business iQ, giving CIOs a bold new future with one platform to drive the business through the complexity of the digital economy.Every enterprise is deploying more and more softwa...
Speeding up your iOS app with a few lines of code
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by Kanwal Sarwar
Susie Wee, CTO of Cisco DevNet, blogged about the Apple and Cisco partnership just a few months ago. The announcement covered the DevNet Fast Lane Validation for iOS developers and how just adding a few lines of code to an iOS app can get it priority on an enterprise network!This is important. When deploying new services, enterprises want to make sure that the appl...
VersaStack gets a new VDI and hybrid cloud capabilities
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
IBM has announced new Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and hybrid cloud capabilities for the VersaStack converged infrastructure solution. VDI can reduce data center costs, streamline troubleshooting, and increase data security for enterprise clients managing hybrid cloud workloads.To address large-scale, high performance VDI workloads and data reduction requirement...
AppDynamics Developer Toolkit release for Spring is here
Thursday, April 6, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
AppDynamics, a Cisco company and a application intelligence company, is planning on a Spring ‘17 release, including the AppDynamics Developer Toolkit and major updates to Enterprise iQ and Business iQ. The new releases are aimed at giving application teams better abilities to deliver impactful customer experiences.In our digital-first world, where quality and performanc...
IBM and Cisco announced expanded solutions for VersaStack
Thursday, March 9, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Cisco and IBM announced new solutions for VersaStack, converged infrastructure jointly developed by the two companies. VersaStack helps organizations reduce complexity and automate processes to accelerate the delivery of applications. The additional technologies incorporated in the announcement today extend VersaStack to include hybrid cloud capabilities and also take a...
UCaaS adoption gaining ground as enterprises turning to the cloud
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by Richard Harris
More than half (51%) of businesses are expected to adopt cloud Unified Communications (UCaaS/Hosted PBX) by 2020, surpassing premise-based PBX as businesses of all sizes shift to the cloud for unified communications, team collaboration and contact center services, according to the 2nd Annual BroadSoft, Inc. survey of global telecom providers and industry leaders.The Bro...