Instaclustr adds Kafka Connect to Managed Open Source Data Solutions
Monday, June 15, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Instaclustr announced the general availability of Instaclustr Managed Kafka Connect. This newest addition to the Instaclustr Managed Platform enables seamless data movement between Apache Kafka and other data systems at scale. Kafka Connect joins Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra, Apache Spark, and Elasticsearch as another fast, proven, resilient, and highly flexible open ...
Developer kit with cloud-native support announced by NVIDIA
Thursday, May 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
NVIDIA announced availability of the NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX developer kit with cloud-native support — and the extension of this support to the entire NVIDIA Jetson™ edge computing lineup for autonomous machines.
The Jetson Xavier NX module is the ideal platform to accelerate AI applications, delivering greater than 10x higher performanc...
Freedom and Growth plans for Kubernetes from Platform9 lands
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Platform9 announced the availability of new Freedom and Growth plans for their Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) Service. Users can sign up online for free with the Freedom plan and instantly deploy Kubernetes clusters of up to 20 nodes (800 vCPU’s). The Growth plan starts under $500/month, including an option for month-to-month payments, and provides 99.9% SLA a...
Data Privacy Day 2020 is here
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Richard Harris
Data Privacy Day is here, and with the recent implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act, the timing could not be better to discuss the importance of taking steps to protect sensitive data while also keeping personal data private and secure.
Similar to GDPR, CCPA will have a profound impact on data privacy and protection, making this year’s Data Priv...
Volterra emerges from Stealth
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Volterra announced it has launched from two years of stealth operations with over $50 million in funding to date. Investors include top-tier venture capital firms Khosla Ventures, Mayfield and M12 (Microsoft’s venture fund), as well as a growing set of strategic investors/partners including Itochu Technology Ventures and Samsung NEXT. Volterra’s launch come...
Zero Trust platform from Pulse Secure is enhanced
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
Pulse Secure announced that it has introduced new Secure Access management and threat mitigation capabilities within its Zero Trust Network Access platform. Through these enhancements, Pulse Secure enables enterprise and service provider organizations to progress Zero Trust security and mitigate hybrid IT risks while simplifying access to multi-cloud and data center res...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
IT has changed dramatically and the server administrator that used to stage, monitor, support, and maintain physical servers has changed too. It's a different day for software, and cloud-native adoption is growing at a fast pace. We recently caught up with Mark Palmer, senior vice president, and general manager, data and analytics for TIBCO, about their analytics so...
What is AIOps and VirtualWisdom
Friday, October 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Garter defines AIOps as a multi-layered technology platform that automates and enhances IT operations by using analytics and machine learning to analyze big data collected from various IT operations tools and devices to automatically spot and react to issues in real-time.
Today's enterprises have fully embraced the modern hybrid data center, but its overwhel...
IBM buys Red Hat what does it mean
Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Richard Harris
With the IBM/Red Hat acquisition finalized, Jim Whitehurst has reaffirmed Red Hat's commitment to open source following much speculation. Given CloudBees' own commitment to open source through their work with the Jenkins project, Sacha Labourey, CEO of CloudBees, has expressed what a "massive win" this is for both Red Hat and the open-source ...
eiPaaS value as seen from Jitterbit's CTO
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Fragmented technologies have the power to stop an enterprise dead in its tracks. However, there is one secret weapon every business needs to give themselves a fighting chance to quickly grow to the levels of those other major companies. Enterprise integration has become the great growth enabler for today's enterprises. We spoke with, Manoj Chaudhary, CTO and VP...
Silicon Labs portfolio of automotive grade timing solutions is here
Monday, September 23, 2019 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs has launched a portfolio of automotive-grade timing solutions designed to meet the demanding clocking needs of in-vehicle systems. The new AEC-Q100-qualified timing devices include Si5332 any-frequency programmable clock generators, Si5225x PCIe Gen1/2/3/4/5 clocks, Si5325x PCIe buffers, and Si5335x fanout clock buffers. These timin...
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...
Understanding edge computing
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
The cloud allows for organizations to easily run applications that can be used all over the world at the same time, however, cloud computing simply cannot keep up with the demands of emerging technologies and the influx of data. It is predicted that over 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020 – making the networks extremely crowded.
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.
TIBCO's cloud platform gets improvements
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Richard Harris
TIBCO Software Inc. has new and enhanced capabilities for the TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud platform at the TIBCO NOW Global Tour 2019 event in Singapore. Empowered with these systems, businesses are able to connect disparate data, govern their information effectively, and augment the resulting intelligence. Critical collaboration between various per...
F5 Acquires NGINX
Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
F5 Networks, Inc. and NGINX announced a definitive agreement under which F5 will acquire all issued and outstanding shares of privately held NGINX for a total enterprise value of approximately $670 million, subject to certain adjustments.
“By bringing F5’s world-class application security and rich application services portfolio for improving per...
Cloud computing development jobs are suddenly everywhere
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
According to a recent LinkedIn study, cloud computing is the most in-demand hard skill of 2019. In just the past year in fact, job postings that included the terms “cloud computing” or “cloud engineer” have spiked to 27%. It’s powering the rapid adoption of server virtualization, then storage virtualization, followed by network virtualizati...
Multicloud strategies just got easier thanks to LiveData
Friday, January 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
WANdisco, the LiveData company, has released the general availability of LiveData for MultiCloud, a new addition to its WANdisco Fusion distributed computing platform for enterprises. Powered by what they call "DConE" - a patented, high-performance consensus technology, LiveData for MultiCloud aims to solve the exponentially growing challenge of keeping d...
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...
Cloud technology survey reveals a hybrid cloud future
Sunday, December 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
LogicMonitor, a hybrid cloud SaaS-based performance monitoring platform for Enterprise IT, has polled 135 cloud professionals at AWS re:Invent to explore how companies are managing their workloads in the data center and in the cloud. The survey shows more than half of respondents are engaging with multiple public cloud platforms and that 11 percent have hybrid workloads...
5 app development tips to help you avoid disaster
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Joe Hanson
Mobile app development: it’s easy and straightforward in the lab, but once your app is deployed to the wild, all bets are off. You need to deliver seamless, fast experiences for users on low-powered devices, in any number of network environments.
When it comes to building mobile apps, uncontrollable user behavior can lead you down the path to death by 1000 pape...
US tech companies with customers in Europe should worry about Brexit
Friday, November 16, 2018 by Shane Nolan
The terms of the impending exit of the UK from the European Union have yet to be resolved, which leaves many American software companies doing business in the EU in a state of confusion. With March 29, 2019, looming - the official date of withdrawal - the chance of a "hard" Brexit increases, in which the UK fully leaves the European Union and its taxes and tra...
Netifi offers new way to create microservices and cloud native apps
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Netifi just put out their first product, a free download of Proteus Community Edition, which helps reduce the complexity associated with developing and deploying microservices and cloud-native applications. Proteus, based on the open source RSocket protocol, takes care of networking complexity, such as routing, session resumption, application flow control and predi...
GTC Japan yields huge new NVIDIA announcements
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
At GTC Japan in Tokyo, Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, announced a host of new technologies and products during his signature keynote speaking event. And in case you missed it, here is a list of all of the new announcements that came out of the event:
NVIDIA TensorRT Hyperscale Platform
NVIDIA has announced a new AI data center platform delivering an advanced inferen...
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 ...
Working remote at faster speeds with Accelion
Monday, July 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Penguin Computing announced the availability of the Accelion managed data access platform, a complete managed file transfer and remote access solution that gives global, cross-functional teams the ability to work with vast amounts of geographically dispersed data and do so with greater speed, security, and reliability.
Penguin Computing customers now have the ability...
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...
Artificial Intelligence in the public and private sectors
Thursday, June 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
You're not the only one nervous about AI -in light of rapid AI growth and adoption, the U.S. Government recently held three Subcommittee Meetings designed to understand the implications posed by the widespread adoption of AI technology in the public and private sectors. So why is the US Government concerned about AI in society, and what role should it be considering...
GPU based servers can help solve Big Data energy woes
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Richard Harris
Big data keeps getting bigger, and companies may think they are reducing their carbon footprint by moving to the Cloud but this move could actually be making things worse for the environment. With each new data center created for big cloud providers, tens of thousands of new racks need to be installed, which translates into a further strain on energy resources. &n...
Silicon Valley gets a Tuya Smart AIoT Platform office
Thursday, May 10, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Tuya Smart is expanding its business with the opening of a U.S. sales and R&D office in Silicon Valley. The company is bringing its one-stop-shop solution to device manufacturers so that any standard ‘dumb’ device can be transformed into a smart one, ready for production "in less than two weeks."“We are very excited to help U.S. companies build IoT solutions effortl...
KPMG expands alliance with Appian
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Appian and KPMG LLP announced an expansion of their strategic alliance. Together, the companies are focused on making it easier to realize the business value of artificial intelligence (AI) by combining the KPMG Ignite portfolio of AI services with the speed, features, and intelligent automation (IA) capabilities of Appian’s low-code platform. KPMG and Appian will expan...
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: multicloud, and containers and AI, oh my!
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, recently introduced the new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, optimized for security, multi-cloud, containers and AI. Canonical’s Distribution of Kubernetes (CDK) runs on public clouds, VMware, OpenStack, and bare metal and delivers the latest upstream version, currently Kubernetes 1.10. After the initial three-step guided deployment, the distribut...
Bitcoin mining at the edge of space
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
With bitcoin’s dramatic drop from last year’s highs of near $20,000 to $6,000-$8,000, it’s no surprise that popular enthusiasm has dimmed somewhat. But not for Miner One - a crowdfunded cryptocurrency mining company that is very bullish on bitcoin, looking to the horizon for the future profits that can be gained by a still promising investment opportunity.The company, c...
Pulse Secure expands to support hybrid IT with secure access
Monday, April 16, 2018 by Richard Harris
Pulse Secure has announced new cloud and virtual appliances to protect access and support applications in hybrid IT environments. Enterprises are quickly moving to deploy hybrid IT, leveraging the cloud to introduce new user services and gain disaster recovery resiliency, as well as continuing to use the data center when they must have total control of the application. ...
MSU Data Center opens with public celebration
Friday, March 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Evidence of Mississippi’s innovative use of data will abound as the new National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (NSPARC) Data Center at Mississippi State University celebrates its grand opening on Friday, April 20. The public is invited to join civic and private industry leaders from Mississippi and the NSPARC staff at 100 Technology Dr. in MSU’s Thad C...