Comparing IT operations and IT service teams
Friday, January 17, 2020 by Richard Harris
As CIOs look ahead to 2020, they need to address the growing convergence of IT services and IT operations by implementing strategies to break down silos between departments. Vidhya Srinivasan, VP of Solution Marketing and Digital Service Management & Operations at BMC Software, recently sat with us to discuss how organizations can run and reinvent their businesses w...
How cloud computing is changing the developer world
Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Richard Harris
Cloud computing is continuing to change the way the world builds and interacts with technology, and the developers that make that possible are under more pressure than ever to keep innovating and pushing boundaries. With the launch of the latest version of its Cloud Pak for Data, IBM is helping them do just that, all while prioritizing what matters most: data privacy an...
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...
Why developers want to reduce complexity
Thursday, October 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
As enterprise IT and cloud environments become more complex, developers are taking enterprise development strategies into their own hands, adding levels of abstraction and decreasing complexity, according to the newest Cloud Foundry Foundation Global Perception Study.
As more large enterprises (60 percent) report hosting their IT infrastructure in an increasingly com...
The rise of microservices with Anypoint Service Mesh
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
MuleSoft has announced Anypoint Service Mesh, a new solution that dramatically simplifies how companies can discover, manage and secure microservices. Anypoint Service Mesh brings security and reliability to any microservices-based application, regardless of language or deployment model, freeing developers from custom code. Customers can also now publish and discov...
Yellowbrick Data launches Cloud Data Warehouses and DR services
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Yellowbrick Data, a provider in enterprise data warehousing, has announced the Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse and the Yellowbrick Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud DR) service. The Yellowbrick Cloud Data Warehouse has been operating in enterprise production environments since early 2019, and both new products leverage the power of the Yellowbrick Data Warehouse, the...
IBM's z15 launches with Data Privacy Passports
Friday, September 13, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Against a backdrop of global privacy breaches, with the cost of each security breach in the U.S. clocking in on avg $8.2 million, IBM launched "z15", the enterprise platform that delivers the ability to fully manage the privacy of customer data across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
As part of the launch, IBM is announcing Data Privacy Passports, ...
Code platform Pulumi 1.0 released
Monday, September 9, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Pulumi Corporation announced the general availability of version 1.0 of its modern Infrastructure as Code platform. Pulumi 1.0 introduces new capabilities designed to help developer and operations teams overcome organizational silos and achieve best-in-class levels of productivity, reliability, and security on any cloud using familiar programming languages and open-sour...
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...
Data security platform from Virtru is here
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Virtru, a data protection platform provider that stands at the intersection of security and privacy, announced the Virtru Developer Hub, a single development portal to integrate data protection capabilities and ensure the privacy of sensitive data. Now, developers can embed platform-agnostic protection into their applications or connected devices in just a few line...
Kong Summit 2019 in San Francisco call for speakers
Monday, August 5, 2019 by Richard Harris
Kong Inc. announced that Kong Summit 2019, the conference focused on building the next era in software, will take place in San Francisco at the Hilton Union Square on October 2-3.
The call for speakers is now open until June 16. If you are interested in learning more or applying to speak about topics such as APIs, microservices, service mesh, cloud-native, multi-clou...
The cloud infrastructure startup war brewing
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Cloud infrastructure startups have traditionally faced an uphill battle as they strive to gain footing against market leaders like AWS and Google. As a result, venture investors have tended to shy away from these startups on the assumption that the cloud platforms will eventually eradicate all competition in the market.
Eric Anderson, Principal at Scale Venture Partn...
Blockchain service provider Rockside launched cloudmanaged version
Friday, July 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Rockside, a blockchain service provider that helps companies build decentralized apps (dApps), has announced the release of the cloud-managed version of its tool.
Although Rockside’s current on-premises model enables the deployment and management of blockchain infrastructure on enterprise infrastructure or private clouds (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure), the new clou...
Gitlab 12.0 released
Friday, June 28, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
GitLab is releasing 12.0 to help enterprises transform and accelerate DevOps adoption by bringing developers, operations professionals, and the security team together in the first single application for the entire DevSecOps lifecycle. With the 12.0 release, GitLab is building upon security features recently released - such as security dashboards, auto remediation and se...
Cloudnative applications get help from TIBCO updates
Friday, June 21, 2019 by Richard Harris
TIBCO Software Inc. announced new and enhanced capabilities for TIBCO Cloud Integration, TIBCO Cloud Mashery, and TIBCO Cloud Events offerings, harnessing the full power of the latest cloud-native and open source technologies. These capabilities directly address critical challenges faced by developers when working with cloud-native applications and enable orga...
New solutions to modernize app development on GCP
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
Atos and CloudBees came together at Google Cloud Next '19 to announce a new partnership that offers a joint solution to help customers modernize their application development practices on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). The solution is an integrated service that makes oversight of the software development environment easy and provides a managed platform ...
Google Cloud Next 19 announcements
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Brittany Harris
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.
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...
Data science and the currency of the future
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
A recent study performed by IDC and Seagate forecasted that by 2025, global data will grow to 163 zettabytes. For scale, that’s approximately 1 trillion gigabytes per zettabyte. As the amount of available data grows, businesses are clamoring for larger and larger pieces of the pie. However, when it comes to leveraging data, success doesn’t rest on the quanti...
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...
New open source cloud platform in the works after merger
Monday, January 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
Cloudera, Inc., an enterprise data cloud company, announced completion of its merger with Hortonworks. Cloudera will deliver the first enterprise data cloud - unlocking the power of any data, running in any cloud from the Edge to AI, on a 100% open-source data platform. An enterprise data cloud supports both hybrid and multi-cloud deployments, providing enterprises with...
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...
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...
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 ...
IBM is buying Red Hat: What they want you to know
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
IBM announced plans to acquire Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source technology for approximately $34B.
According to Mergermarket data, this is the second-largest computer software deal ever recorded globally, which dates back to 1998.
As IBM’s most significant acquisition, and the most significant tech acquisition of 201...
Data warehousing company Snowflake garners $450M in funding
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Snowflake Computing says it has closed $450 million in additional growth funding led by Sequoia Capital. The remainder of Snowflake’s existing investors also participated: Altimeter Capital, Capital One Growth Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures. New investor Meritech Capital also joined t...
SAP Data Hub launched at SAP TechEd conference
Friday, October 5, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
SAP SE announced the latest release of SAP Data Hub, which helps build agile, data-driven pipeline applications that tap a single, logical data set representing an entire enterprise. The all-in-one data orchestration solution distills business value from all data for operational excellence and digital expansion. The announcement was made at the SAP TechEd conference, be...
Cloud Native SDK for Kubernetes has been launched by Pulumi
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Pulumi Corporation announced the availability of its Cloud Native SDK for Kubernetes enabling a code-based approach to creating, deploying and managing applications across clouds including Microsoft AKS, Amazon EKS, and Google GKE, in addition to on-premises and hybrid environments. Pulumi also announced it has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to accelerate ...
IT operations platform OpsRamp announces Fall 2018 release
Friday, September 14, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
OpsRamp has announced its Fall 2018 release with a new Topology Explorer, enhanced Service Maps, and comprehensive cloud database monitoring. The release expands on the use cases that modern digital operations teams use to discover, manage, and optimize their hybrid IT infrastructure.
OpsRamp’s latest release helps enterprise IT teams deliver IT operations-as-a...
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...
VMworld 2018 developer highlights
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
VMworld 2018 has launched from the dock, debuting a ton of new cloud technology that ranges from multi-cloud operations to relational database services. To celebrate the company’s 20th year anniversary, Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, and Ray O’Farrell, VMware CTO acquaint the audience with what superpowers it takes to make it in the world of technology.
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...