Report: Interest in on-premises hosting continues to soar

Despite a rise in cloud-hosted websites, apps and services, on-premises servers are still a completely essential part of modern businesses, a recent survey found. IT industry professional network company Spiceworks has released its 2019 State of Servers report where it found a number of factors that are contributing to the popularity of on-premises servers. The … continue reading

Aqua introduces new features for multi-cloud and hybrid infrastructures

Aqua Security’s cloud native security platform reached version 4.0 today, introducing new controls for security and policy enforcement across virtual, containerized and microservice-based infrastructures, on-premises and in the cloud. “Aqua’s comprehensive serverless security solution now includes a full chain of controls to discover functions across multiple cloud accounts, scan them for vulnerabilities, detect excessive permissions … continue reading

StackRox launches new Kubernetes monitoring and security features

Container security company StackRox launched three new features for its StackRox Container Security Platform today — deployment-centric visibility, multi-factor risk profiling and network policy management — which the company hopes will help address difficulties in intercontainer communication and monitoring in Kubernetes deployments. “Deployed as a set of containers using Kubernetes YAML files or Helm charts, … continue reading

Catchpoint launches SaaS monitoring for Office 365 and Salesforce

Digital experience monitoring company Catchpoint is launching a new solution to provide in-depth monitoring for SaaS applications. According to the company, this is the first product in its SaaS Monitoring product line. The latest release introduces monitoring for Office 365 and Salesforce. The release is part of the company’s mission to help businesses cope with some … continue reading

AWS App Mesh for microservice traffic control and monitoring enters public preview

Amazon Web Services launched the public preview release of AWS App Mesh today. According to AWS, the app news utilizes a new architectural pattern to more efficiently monitor and control traffic between microservices. The goal of the release is to provide a better way to pinpoint the source of issues like “high latencies, error rates, … continue reading

VMware Cloud for AWS Outposts and VMware Cloud Foundation for Amazon EC2 coming in 2019

Cloud computing and platform virtualization company VMware announced upcoming updates to VMware Cloud and VMware Cloud Foundation this week during the AWS re:Invent conference that will introduce the ability to use more of VMware’s data center features on Amazon Web Services Outposts and Amazon EC2 cloud computing instances. AWS Outposts is a new service from … continue reading

Red Hat expands hybrid and multi-cloud efforts with NooBaa acquisition

Enterprise open-source software company Red Hat wants to get a handle on unstructured data stored across multiple cloud infrastructures with its acquisition of NooBaa, developers of an early-stage multi- and hybrid-cloud data management solution. “NooBaa’s technology enables application developers to define policies for their data and its life cycle by providing an abstraction layer on … continue reading

AWS re:Invent 2018: AWS launches Global Accelerator service and new EC2 instances

Amazon Web Services, Inc. announced a new way to streamline traffic to applications hosted on its global network with the AWS Global Accelerator service during the company’s annual re:Invent conference this week. With Global Accelerator, traffic between users and hosted applications is optimized to find the shortest route to the AWS edge location that’s the … continue reading

Amazon EC2 instances get predictive scaling capabilities

Amazon implemented a new predictive scaling feature for Auto Scaled EC2 (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud) instances yesterday which uses machine learning to make predictions about traffic and automatically scale cloud computing instances accordingly. “Using data collected from your actual EC2 usage and further informed by billions of data points drawn from our own observations, we … continue reading

IBM launches Cloud Migration Factory for automated infrastructure migration

IBM has launched a new set of services for streamlining migration to hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures. IBM Cloud Migration Factory, part of IBM Services, will help organizations more efficiently move infrastructure, data, applications and workloads to new environments and modernize them, the company explained. IBM says that it’s using its Cloud Innovate methodology to speed … continue reading

Cloud security company Threat Stack acquires Bluefyre for its targeted application security

Cloud security and compliance company Threat Stack wants to bolster its cloud capabilities with the acquisition of Bluefyre. According to the company, Bluefyre will help deliver greater visibility into security as well as help developers build secure, cloud-native apps. Bluefyre provides targeted application security for Kubernetes, Mesosphere and OpenShift applications, and according to Threat Stack … continue reading

Google launches Cloud Scheduler beta for GCP

Google released the beta of Cloud Scheduler, a fully-managed, serverless job scheduler for the Google Cloud Platform today, designed to allow for the scheduling and execution of batch, big data and cloud infrastructure tasks from within any application. “Job schedulers like cron are a mainstay of any developer’s arsenal, helping run scheduled tasks and automating … continue reading

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