JBoss EAP 8 released from Red Hat
Thursday, February 8, 2024 by Richard Harris
Red Hat, Inc., the provider of open source solutions, announced the general availability of Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) 8. JBoss EAP 8 delivers security enhancements, improved cloud workflow tools, and compatibility with Jakarta EE 10, contributing to streamlined application modernization for customers and continued support for enterprise J...
AI performance monitoring from Datadog and Vertex AI
Thursday, November 16, 2023 by Richard Harris
Datadog, Inc., the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, announced an expanded strategic partnership with Google Cloud, which enables Google Cloud customers to proactively observe and secure their cloud-native and hybrid applications within Datadog’s unified platform. As part of the expanded partnership and integrations, Datadog is one of the fi...
The rise of Kubernetes as a Service
Monday, January 16, 2023 by Richard Harris
Kubernetes has been described as an operating system for containers. As workload management continues to expand to serverless and virtual machines, and the operations ecosystem (e.g., security and observability) matures and hardens, we will see Kubernetes more abstracted from users.
The rise of Kubernetes as a Service in 2023
No developer working on building an ap...
MachineWare RISC-V simulator for software developers
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
MachineWare is set to revolutionize semiconductor design with its high-speed functional RISC-V simulator, SIM-V.
SIM-V, the company’s flagship product, combines unprecedented simulation performance with exceptional customizability for applications ranging from the tiniest embedded devices to warehouse-scale supercomputers. SIM-V enables software developers to t...
Solving game development bottlenecks with cloud computing
Friday, May 13, 2022 by Richard Harris
For years, baking lightmaps have been a necessary but time-consuming part of game development. Pre-calculating lighting information improves performance in-game, but consumes on-premises computing resources, tying up artists' workstations or valuable network machines for minutes, if not hours, at a time.
But now, thanks to the power of cloud computing, ...
Automation software platform acquired by Perforce Software
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Perforce Software announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Puppet, an infrastructure automation software platform that enables users to deliver, update, monitor, and secure software across physical and virtual machines. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
By increasing productivity, eliminating mistakes, enhancing security...
Ethereum virtual machine lands from Ontology
Monday, March 7, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Ontology announced the release of its Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Seamlessly connecting the Ontology and EVM-based ecosystems will increase cross-chain interoperability, allowing EVM-based blockchain developers to migrate easily across ecosystems and seamlessly construct applications on Ontology.
To celebrate the release, Ontology has also announced a $10 million...
VMs and Containers on Kubernetes
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Rafay Systems, the platform provider for Kubernetes Operations, has announced support for running both Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers on Kubernetes through its Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP). To help enterprises that rely upon existing VM-based workloads, Rafay accelerates application modernization and increases operational efficiency for legacy application...
VMware Tanzu Application Transformer launches
Friday, February 4, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
VMware has announced the general availability of an Application Transformer for VMware Tanzu. Application Transformer for Tanzu is a tool that aids in the discovery, analysis, and containerization of legacy applications thus helping customers to simplify and accelerate their app modernization journey by targeting their re-platforming strategy on the well-known "5...
Kubernetes for the enterprise as Canonical sees it
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 by Richard Harris
Nearly five years ago, throngs of people in cities across America started roaming streets, parks, and other places to hunt down creatures on their cell phones. The launch of Pokémon GO on July 5, 2016, created a craze, peaking at 45 million daily users and smashing previous estimates of player traffic.
Behind the scenes, a new open-source technology played a p...
New app rendering tool lands from Applitools
Thursday, March 5, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools Announces General Availability of Ultrafast Grid - the Fastest, Most Reliable and Cost-Effective Cross Browser Testing Platform Available Today
More than 50 Global Fortune 500 Applitools customers are already executing tests up to 70x faster on Chrome, Safari, Edge and Internet Explorer
Applitools, the leading provider of Visual AI for intelligent funct...
Red Hat OpenShift now available for IBM and LinuxONE
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is generally available for IBM Z® and IBM LinuxONE™.
“Containers are the next generation of software-defined compute that enterprises will leverage to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives,” says Gary Chen, Research Director at IDC. “IDC estimates that 71% of organizations are in the proce...
Decentralized technologies solve Illiquidity problems
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
Illiquidity is one of the major factors affecting global financial markets. Digitizing new assets and finding corresponding buyers and sellers is difficult and costly. Much has been said about the potential for decentralized technologies to solve these problems, but current offerings fundamentally lack the necessary performance guarantees, feature set, and architectural...
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,...
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...
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...
Finding the perfect server size for your cloud deployment
Saturday, November 24, 2018 by Bill Supernor
Serving sizing in the cloud can be tricky. Unless you are about to do some massive high-performance computing project, super-sizing your cloud virtual machines/instances is probably not what you are thinking about when you log in to your favorite cloud service provider. But from looking at user data, it certainly does look like a lot of folks are walking up to their nei...
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...
Monday, April 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
SlashData announces the release of the State of the Developer Nation Report 14th Edition, based on the results of the bi-annual Developer Economics survey, which reached 21,700+ developers from 169 countries in 9 areas of involvement in November-December 2017.State of the Developer Nation Report report focuses on 4 major themes, each with its own visualization:For the f...
Why the cost of cloud computing is dropping dramatically
Thursday, January 25, 2018 by Bill Supernor
You might read the headline statement that the cost of cloud computing is dropping and say “Well, duh!”. Or maybe you’re on the other side of the fence. A coworker recently referred me to a very interesting blog on the Kapwing site that states Cloud costs aren’t actually dropping dramatically. The author defines “dramatically” based on the targets set by Moore’s Law or ...
HUMANOBOT can discover nonhuman activities trying to commit fraud
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
SecuredTouch's HUMANOBOT behavioral biometrics tech has recently fine-tuned its platform to better detect non-human activities like bots and emulators trying to commit fraud. HUMANOBOT detects non-human behavior generated by bots, malware, and automated scripts and stops fraud-focused emulators within mobile applications.The system recognizes these behaviors using advan...
Adopting DevOps should be a top priority for you right now
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
As DevOps becomes more mainstream, there has been a rush for companies to implement it and agile workflows. DevOps as a buzzword isn't going away anytime soon, but are companies truly "doing DevOps" to the best of their ability? Sacha Labourey, founder and CEO of CloudBees, a hub of enterprise Jenkins and DevOps, discusses the difference between companies claiming to do...
The cloud is changing under our nose according to Packet
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by Richard Harris
We recently sat down with Zac Smith, CEO of Packet to talk about the challenges with existing cloud and infrastructure solutions for the modern app developer. As new and emerging technologies and consumer experiences including IoT, virtual/augmented reality, mobile gaming, drones, and autonomous cars become more common, developers building apps to power these things wil...
Windocks delivers Docker implementation and database cloning
Monday, April 17, 2017 by Richard Harris
Windocks 2.0 Beta has now been released, featuring SQL Server containers with integrated database cloning and Web console. The company also announced a partnering program to enable third party clone integration with SQL Server containers.“SQL Server DBAs and developers are asking for simpler, affordable, container-native database cloning. Current solutions involve too m...
Capsule8 comes out of stealth to help protect Linux from attacks
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Capsule8 has emerged from stealth mode to unveil its plans for the industry’s first container-aware, real-time threat protection platform designed to protect legacy and next-generation Linux infrastructures from both known and unknown attacks. Founded by experienced hackers John Viega, Dino Dai Zovi and Brandon Edwards, Capsule8 is being built on the real-world experien...
Hazelcast is now available as a tile on Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
Hazelcast, an open source in-memory data grid (IMDG), is now available as a Tile on Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF). Their newest tile for PCF 1.2 is an on-demand service broker that dynamically creates and scales their clusters without pre-provisioning blocks of VMs (virtual machines). The Tile integrates with Cloud Foundry to provide a frictionless user experience, requir...
DevOps in the cloud
Monday, January 23, 2017 by Jeff Klaus
There’s no question that DevOps delivers significant benefits to enterprise IT, including improved productivity and efficiency, shorter time-to-market, more reliable releases and higher levels of end-user satisfaction.Meanwhile, enterprises, attracted by the flexibility and the lack of infrastructure overhead that Cloud solutions offer — advantages that are ever more ap...
Demystifying persistent storage: As containers die, data lives on
Monday, November 21, 2016 by Aubrey Muhlach
According to a recent survey from Portworx, IT managers depend on containers to help improve their agility, reduce their costs and improve system performance. Yet their number two concern with container storage - loss of data.Containers were developed to be stateless, ephemeral, lightweight tools, only megabytes in size to enable quick application launch. However, in de...
Comparing server virtualization and containers
Monday, November 14, 2016 by Richard Harris
Apcera is a San Francisco-based company building the next-generation container management platform, and they believe that cloud computing is an ever-evolving way of interfacing with technology. With Apcera’s platform, they aim to solve the hard problems that enterprises face in embracing the new world of containers to unlock the potential of modern architectur...
SolarWinds Virtualization Manager 7 adds predictive analytics and recommendations
Saturday, November 5, 2016 by Christian Hargrave
SolarWinds has announced SolarWinds Virtualization Manager 7. With this latest release, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager goes to the forefront of virtualization management by offering the capability to analyze and act on historical trends, respond to active issues and prevent future problems through predictive analytics from a single console. No other tool provides the...
Intel Security Enhances Unified Defense Architecture
Thursday, November 3, 2016 by Richard Harris
Intel Security has announced an enhanced unified defense architecture designed to empower organizations to more effectively protect a new digital economy of trust, time and money. No longer is our economy a physical one, but one of connected networks and systems where cybercriminals have put us on the defensive. This new second economy, has put us in a world where ...
A discussion on cloud sandboxes with Quali's CMO Shashi Kiran
Monday, October 17, 2016 by Richard Harris
DevOps processes are used to accelerate the development of cloud applications, and sandboxes can help by providing actual replicas of production environments for developers to try out new code, or for test teams to get access to holistic real-world environments without the risk of harming a live production environment. We recently had an interesting conversat...
Release of VMware Integrated OpenStack 3 Is Based On OpenStack Mitaka
Thursday, September 1, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
VMware made a number of announcements during its VMworld 2016 user conference in Las Vegas this week. Included is the availability of VMware Integrated OpenStack 3, the latest release of VMware's OpenStack distribution now based on the OpenStack Mitaka release.
VMware has introduced new features to make deploying OpenStack clouds simpler and mor...
Hybrid Cloud Strategy New With VMware CrossCloud Architecture
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
VMware has announced a new aspect of its hybrid cloud strategy with the new VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture which provides the ability to run, manage, connect, and secure applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment.In support of the company's cloud strategy, VMware also announced the following:- VMware Cloud Foundation is a unified...