Ballerina cloud native programming language launches
Friday, September 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
The growth of digital services, mobile apps, and connected devices are creating an explosion of endpoints, from APIs to events, data streams, microservices, serverless apps, and other digital assets. Developers today need a more modern and agile approach to connect to these endpoints than a traditional centralized enterprise service bus (ESB) can offer. Ballerina 1.0, n...
NGINX 2019 F5 announcements for DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
At NGINX Conf, F5 Networks announced several new solutions designed to help DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps teams better collaborate in delivering modern applications.
“Companies are at a digital tipping point,” said Gus Robertson, SVP and GM of NGINX at F5. “They must modernize their apps and infrastructure in order to offer experiences as compelling as...
Service mesh for all
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Kong Inc. announced the release of an open-source project called Kuma. Based on the popular open-source Envoy proxy, Kuma is a universal control plane that addresses limitations of first-generation service mesh technologies by enabling seamless management of any service on the network. Kuma runs on any platform – including Kubernetes, containers, virtual machines,...
Best Practices for Kubernetes and more from Platform9
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Platform9 has announced it will present at a webinar hosted by CNCF and hosts three Kubernetes Days events globally.
“KubeVirt - Beyond Containers: Coming full circle back to VMs!” on a CNCF-hosted Webinar
In this CNCF webinar, Roopak Parikh, Co-Founder & CTO at Platform9, and Joshua Hurt, Senior Software Engineer at Platform9, will...
Women Who Tech announce 10 finalists
Thursday, September 5, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Women Who Tech announced the 10 finalists for the European-leg of its flagship Women Startup Challenge. The HealthTech startups will pitch their ventures to top investors and compete for an equity-free $50,000 cash grant on 7th October at Paris City Hall, Hôtel de Ville.
"By 2040, $25 trillion will be spent annually on healthcare, yet only 9.7% of investor...
VMworld conference 2019 announcements
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
VMware introduced cloud offerings that enable hybrid cloud platforms that empower customers to migrate and modernize applications across clouds, data centers, and edge locations while simplifying cloud planning, deployment, costs, and ongoing operations.
Transforming the Way Enterprises Build Software on Kubernetes
VMware Tanzu, a new overarching portfolio of prod...
Automatic app monitoring agent operator for Red Hat OpenShift lands
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
Instana is making it easier for DevOps teams to manage orchestrated applications with its first release of agent technology as an Instana Agent Operator and has achieved Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification. This new deployment option offers deployment flexibility to users, who can also run the agent as its own container, host process or microservice.
Serverless computing 101 for developers
Monday, March 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Hosting application data in the cloud is nothing new, it's as old as the Internet itself. But what is new is the way today's cloud platforms can intelligently manage the data and infrastructure itself along with the data, making the entire hosting experience seem serverless.
Nimbella, a serverless computing platform that is cloud-agnostic, recently closed a s...
Mesh networking security from NeuVector at IBM Think 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
NeuVector announced a new platform integration with the Istio and Linkerd2 service meshes that expands NeuVector’s security capabilities for production Kubernetes deployments. The integration - developed in coordination with IBM Cloud and the Istio open source development team - delivers new capabilities for network visibility and threat detection, even for connec...
Kubernetes and AI are like peas and carrots
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Carmine Rimi
Kubernetes (commonly known as k8s) started out as a small cluster management project within Google in the early 00s. Today, it’s by far the leading container management tool, with 83 percent adoption, according to the latest Cloud native Computing Foundation survey. Forrester has declared, “Kubernetes has won the war for container orchestration dominance and...
Edge computing platform gets containers and VMs
Thursday, February 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
StackPath announced the launch of StackPath Edge Computing Containers and Virtual Machines (VMs). StackPath customers can now deploy and manage their own workloads in any StackPath edge node worldwide. This lets them put applications and services closer to their end users than ever by leveraging more geographically-diverse points of presence (PoPs) than centralized publ...
The first Kubernetes native IDE lands from Red Hat
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Red Hat, Inc. has announced the general availability of Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces, a Kubernetes-native, browser-based development environment that enables smoother collaboration across the development team. Based on the open source Eclipse Che integrated development environment (IDE) project, CodeReady Workspaces is optimized for Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterpr...
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...
4 predictions for hyperconverged infrastructures in 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Enterprise Storage in 2019 will no doubt continue to evolve as the demand for storage space continues to grow. Almost everyone agrees that hybrid cloud is going to improve, we will see more automated and intelligent storage, and containerization and server-less solutions will abound.
But as reported by Forbes, we humans produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day...
PCE Supercluster now offered by Illumio
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Illumio, a cybersecurity company delivering micro-segmentation, announced full availability of PCE Supercluster designed for enterprise-scale real-time application dependency mapping and micro-segmentation deployments. PCE Supercluster, which is currently in use by some of the largest organizations in the world, makes Illumio the first company to offer a micro-segmentat...
Commercial vs open source for app monitoring
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
In 2019 you might already be asking yourself, "Should we go with open source or commercial monitoring for our growing cloud application?” This question is as old as open source software itself, but with the rapid growth of cloud-native applications (software that utilizes services and infrastructure provided by cloud providers like Amazon EC2, Azure, IBM...
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...
Cloud native computing for fast data gets a bump from Streamlio
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Streamlio just announced that the Streamlio Community Edition, powered by The Apache Software Foundation’s new top-level project, Apache Pulsar, is now available as a Kubernetes application on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace. With Streamlio Community Edition, the aim is that enterprises now can easily leverage Pulsar’s cloud-native architect...
The state of microservices maturity according to O'Reilly
Monday, December 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
O’Reilly announced its latest survey findings in the report, “The State of Microservices Maturity.” The report confirms that microservices - a software development technique where an application is created by combining numerous smaller services - have evolved from a fad to a trend, becoming an architectural style of choice for new application developme...
What does the Kubernetes privilege escalation flaw mean
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
Bringing together powerful applications into containerized services that are open source can have their drawbacks, as recently discovered by the RedHat issued a critical Security Advisory and patches for CVE-2018-1002105, a privilege escalation flaw impacting Kubernetes.
Sumo Logic CSO, George Gerchow weighs in: "The Kubernetes vulnerability is a huge deal, even...
Speeding up SaaS deployments with Platform.sh
Friday, November 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Organizations spend an inordinate amount of time and resources developing and maintaining infrastructure, which distracts from what should be their core focus: providing customers with valuable and engaging applications and digital experiences. Platform.sh allows companies to direct their attention towards accomplishing this primary goal by relieving them of the burden ...
Migrating old Windows 2008 apps over to Docker just got easier
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
Docker has announced the Windows Server Application Migration Program that lets customers quickly and easily migrate and modernize legacy Windows applications, while driving continuous innovation across any application.
With a large percentage of Windows Server applications still running on Windows Server 2003 or 2008, companies that postpone migrating leg...
Mesosphere DC OS 1.12 is now available
Thursday, November 1, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Mesosphere announced the general availability of Mesosphere Kubernetes Engine (MKE), Mesosphere DC/OS 1.12 and the public beta of Mesosphere Jupyter Service (MJS). Mesosphere Kubernetes Engine is the only software platform that delivers pure Kubernetes-as-a-Service on multi-cloud and edge with high-density resource pooling, yet without the need for virtualization. DC/OS...
Container security considerations for developers
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
On the path to a secure digital business, secure service containers bring the best of agility and security to development teams – a growing concern for companies from startups to the Fortune 500. By moving the security concern out of the application layer into an encompassing container platform, one provides a very elegant solution to significantly reduced attack ...
Fission open source serverless framework gets updated
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Platform9 just released updates to Fission.io - the open source, Kubernetes-native Serverless framework, with new features enabling developers and IT Operations to improve the quality and reliability of serverless applications.
Other new features include Automated Canary Deployments to reduce the risk of failed releases, Prometheus integration for auto...
GitHub Actions and other announcements from GitHub Universe
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
GitHub, the soon to be acquired by Microsoft company, has always been known for its source code repository capabilities for developers. But why just store the code on a platform when you can run it too?
At its annual developer conference, GitHub Universe, they announced Actions, which is essentially a way to help automate your development workflows. Actions use...
Postman survey finds 66 percent of devs use APIs regularly
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by Richard Harris
Postman has released its 2018 State of the API Survey. This year’s survey was sent to the nearly 5 million worldwide members of the Postman community, to better understand the API developers’ workflow, pain points, and perspective for where the API space is headed.
Already an essential part of software development for web, IoT, mobile and AI applications,...
VMworld 2018 sees new VMware cloud operations services drop
Thursday, August 30, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
At VMworld 2018, VMWare addressed the challenges of multi-cloud environments head-on, announcing new and enhanced VMware Cloud Services that will enable cloud operations, DevOps, and security and compliance teams to better manage cloud costs, operations, security, and compliance across clouds. The advancements to VMware’s cloud operations platform includ...
Wayfair CTO on experimentation at scale
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by John Mulliken
Fans of street art will recognize the work of Shepard Fairey, the artist whose depiction of Andre the Giant made waves in 1989. His most iconic work is his portrayal of Barack Obama as “Hope,” which dominated the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign and propelled his artistic endeavors into mainstream scrutiny.
Fairey was an early believer in the power of scal...
Developing apps for the cloud to fuel faster releases
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by David Jones
Businesses are moving faster than ever to deliver new software updates to their users, in order to ensure that their products and services are always aligned with expectations and continuously delivering top-notch customer experiences. They have to move quickly because that’s what customers expect, thanks to companies like Amazon, who reportedly delivers new updat...
IBM first to certify Java EE 8 compatibility
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
With an estimated 15.6 million developers worldwide creating billions of apps for consumers and business, Java remains one of the most critical and vital programming languages in the world. Over its two decade plus lifetime, Java has grown to encompass all industry segments and given rise to a rich ecosystem of tools and frameworks.
Plus, Java remains a top programmi...
Cloud Private platform is coming soon to IBM CMS
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
IBM Cloud Private is set to run on IBM's fully managed, cloud environment. The company wants to help CMS customers extend their capabilities and maximize existing investments by synching with IBM Cloud Private - a new solution based on Kubernetes containers designed to rapidly build, modernize and deploy applications in client-managed environments.
PHP support reaches Instana microservice monitoring
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Richard Harris
Instana announced functional enhancements around code-level visibility and monitoring that help make it easier for DevOps to monitor microservice applications. The enhancements include automatic instrumentation for applications written in PHP. The company also announced the addition of REST API support to its Python Monitoring capabilities.
“With polyglot micro...
Monitoring Kubernetes and Docker just got easier thanks to Sumo Logic
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Sumo Logic has new platform capabilities that aim to make it easier to automate and manage application architectures that use containers, such as Docker, and orchestration software, like Kubernetes and Amazon EKS.
Modern applications are driving digital services that are reliant on continuous improvement practices to ensure their customers’ experiences rem...
IBM expands of cloud capabilities to 18 new locations
Monday, June 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
IBM announced a major expansion of its cloud capabilities with plans to launch 18 new availability zones for the IBM Cloud across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
"The world's biggest companies work with IBM to migrate them to the cloud because we know their technology and unique business needs as they bridge their past with the future," sa...