Microsoft Ignite themes: Security, AI and data, IoT and edge computing

Microsoft kicked off its Ignite conference this morning with a boatload of announcement primarily around three themes: IT security, AI and data, and IoT and edge computing. With cyberattacks continuing to harm organizations around the world, Microsoft announced Secure Score, a report card to assess their current state of security as well as make recommendations …

The challenges of developing and maintaining software in critical infrastructure

Over the past decade, enterprise software investments have increased significantly, and don’t show any signs of slowing down. Gartner Group recently predicted 9.5 percent growth in enterprise software spending in 2018, with another 8.4 percent growth in 2019, totaling $421 billion. Driven by the fast pace of improvement in what software can do, it is …

Cortex becomes CNCF project

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has accepted Cortex as a CNCF Sandbox project. Cortex is an open-source Prometheus as a Service monitoring solution. “Cortex is an open-source tool that provides horizontally scalable, multi-tenant, long term storage for Prometheus metrics when used as a remote write destination, and a horizontally scalable, Prometheus-compatible query API,” the company …

Micro Focus launches new solutions for virtual and hybrid environments

Software and IT company Micro Focus announced the launch of Data Protector Express and Data Protector Premium today. Both are new forms of its enterprise-grade backup and disaster recovery solution targeted at virtualized and hybrid cloud environments respectively. Data Protector Express features socket-based pricing, the company says, tailored towards virtual environments. The company highlighted the …

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DevOps World | Jenkins World: The building blocks of cloud-native application development

Cloud-native applications are on the rise. In fact, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation recently released a report that found the use of cloud-native technologies in production increased more than 200 percent in the last couple of months. However, Justin Graham, senior manager of market strategy and ecosystem development for AWS, finds that the more a …

Linkerd 2.0 from CNCF enters general availability, now a “service sidecar”

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has launched version 2.0 of Linkerd, which provides service discovery, routing, failure handling, and visibility for applications. This release introduces a more incremental scale and features “improvements to performance, resource consumption, and ease of use,” the company said in the announcement. The company explained that the project has been reconfigured …

Why it’s time to finally ditch the Big Four in ITOM

In July 2018, Broadcom announced its plan to acquire CA Technologies for nearly $19 billion. While analysts have furiously debated the merits of a chip manufacturer buying an enterprise software company, the CA acquisition heralds a momentous shift in the $25 billion IT operations management (ITOM) software market. For more than two decades, four technology …

Cloudian joins the iROD Consortium

Enterprise data storage company Cloudian has joined the iRODS Consortium, a foundation that leads development and support of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS), bringing their combined solution to Cloudian users. “Increasing data management efficiency is central to our customers’ objectives as they strive to manage more complex storage environments without increasing management workload,” said …

OMG issues two RFPs for SysML v2

The Object Management Group is creating an opportunity for interested parties to contribute to the future of the SysML specification. It has issued two new RFPs for the SysML v2 standard: SysML v2 API and Services RFP and SysML v2 RFP. According to the company, the RFPs are the result of a 1 1/2-year effort …

KACE SMA 9.0 adds new features to meet the demands of growing endpoint environments

Quest Software has announced the newest version of KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA). KACE SMA 9.0 allows organizations to “proactively provision, manage, secure, and service their growing endpoint environment.” The platform offers a single console to manage network-attached devices, rather than multiple, different solutions, according to the company. It provides a single view through which …

NVIDIA launches data center inference platform for AI-powered services

NVIDIA announced two advances to its GPU technology this week at GTC Japan, both aimed at AI-powered voice, video, image and recommendation inference acceleration. The first is NVIDIA TensorRT Hyperscale Inference Platform, an inference software solution which runs on the second component of the announcement, the NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPU, based on the NVIDIA Turing …

Ansible Tower 3.3 now available

Red Hat has released Ansible Tower 3.3, featuring a number of enhancements to improve automation in organizations. Ansible Tower is designed to scale IT automation as well a manage complex deployments and speed up productivity. Ansible Tower now includes push-button deployments for OpenShift users. In addition, as of this release, Ansible Tower is a supported …

Sysdig aims new funding at expansion and leadership

Open-source container security, monitoring and forensics provider Sysdig is dedicating its newly announced $68.5 million of funding to providing improved operations and security technologies for companies running containerized infrastructure and cloud-native apps. Backed, by Insight Venture Partners, the new round of series D funding brings Sysdig’s total funding to $121.5 million. “Enterprises are adopting cloud-native …

PagerDuty announces new digital operations management solutions

PagerDuty announced two new products and an expansion of its platform today at the PagerDuty Summit 2018 in San Francisco. The company announced PagerDuty Visibility and PagerDuty Analytics to help customers enhance their digital operations while leveraging PagerDuty’s extensive data set. PagerDuty Visibility provides a real-time view into operational health, while PagerDuty Analytics offers insights …

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    5 Things to Know about Network Monitoring in a Cloud-Centric World

    The move to cloud computing has significant repercussions for network management. Cloud computing environments are dynamic, so your tools need to be dynamic as well. Download this white paper to learn about five best practices for cloud monitoring including: Focusing on service monitoring of your own applications instead of network monitoring Monitoring within the cloud …

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    Embedding security into your cloud-native pipeline

    In today’s modern software factories, organizations are shifting security to the left. No longer just the purview of firewalls, security needs to be built in during development and deployment processes. By doing so, organizations can ensure they are limiting vulnerabilities getting into production while cutting costs of both downtime and code rework. Learn about: How …

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    Redis Enterprise on Kubernetes

    Containers are becoming the basic unit of deployment. Kubernetes is becoming the industry standard for managing containerized applications. In this webinar, we will talk about basic Kubernetes constructs and will show how you can run three pod clustered Redis Enterprise on Kubernetes. You will learn:  Kubernetes primitives  How to deploy Redis Enterprise service on Kubernetes …

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    Managing the Performance of Applications in the Microservices Era

    Organizations in a wide range of industries are rapidly adopting microservices because of the promise of greater agility and scalability. However, managing the performance of microservices-based applications introduces new challenges. Gartner stated in a recent report that traditional APM tools which were purpose-built for monoliths aren’t well suited to the dynamism, modularity, and scale of …

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    How Connectivity Management Solves Challenges in the Evolving IoT Landscape

    Improved efficiency, reduced cost, and new revenue streams are the promised benefits of IoT deployments. To attain these results, connectivity management comes to the forefront, providing the ability to effectively connect, monitor, and manage multiple devices spread out over diverse areas. Connectivity management, regardless of the number of devices or the amount of data transmitted, …

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    Multi-Cloud: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    Multi-cloud strategies offer undeniable benefits of speed and scalability. But it also comes with some downsides, including architectural complexity and a lack of consistent application services across platforms. This ebook looks at the good, the bad and the downright ugly of adopting a multi-cloud strategy. Read it today! …

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