Topic: cloud

BMC’s new ITSM focus: AIOps and multi-cloud

A decade ago, BMC’s Remedy was among the leading help desk and IT Service Management platforms. While it’s still a gold standard at many large organizations, it follows in the shadow of ServiceNow. Private equity firm Bain Equity led a leveraged buyout of BMC in 2013. Observers wondered if BMC could revive its fortunes and … continue reading

Microsoft Azure Availability Zones now available to select regions

Microsoft has announced the release of Azure Availability Zones beginning with select regions in the United States and Europe. Azure Availability Zones were first introduced last year at Microsoft Ignite. The zones are fault-isoled locations within an Azure region and each one has its own independent power source, network, and cooling. “With Availability Zones, in … continue reading

US operators embrace Ericsson Network Management as a Service

Cloud network management as a service is becoming a reality for four regional service providers in the US, who are leveling the competitive landscape through Ericsson Network Management as a Service. By moving their network management to the cloud with Ericsson Network Management as a Service, the service providers – Carolina West Wireless (North Carolina), Cellcom (Wisconsin and Michigan), Chariton Valley (Missouri), … continue reading

FD.io brings improvements to Kubernetes networking with sixth release

 FD.io (“Fido”) –  An open source project within The Linux Foundation – relentlessly focused on data speed and efficiency supporting the creation of high-performance, flexible, and scalable cloud native infrastructures, today announced the availability of its 18.01 software release. Focused on enhancements to improve Kubernetes Networking, Istio, and cloud native network functions virtualization (NFV), 18.01 is FD.io’s sixth software release. … continue reading

OpenBMC and Linux Foundation join forces to codify open-source BMC firmware stack

IBM will be providing its OpenBMC code base to the Linux Foundation in support of the latter’s efforts to define a BMC stack that will work across varied systems including enterprise, HPC, telco and cloud-scale data centers. The OpenBMC Project’s community has already made substantial contributions towards open-source baseboard management controller firmware, but with the … continue reading

IBM releases Kubernetes on bare metal nodes

IBM is widening the potential of Kubernetes for its developers by allowing them to create and run complex workloads with managed Kubernetes on bare metal cloud infrastructure. According to the company, this will also help provide agility and flexibility to data, apps and workloads with high computing performance. “This gives developers greater control over where … continue reading

Setting up an SSH CA

When I first started looking after Unix systems, I spent most of my days in a remote shell. If you didn’t live in the data centre, that’s what you did, even before ssh replaced telnet. Since moving to Kubernetes, logging into a server may have become less common, but when things go really wrong, I … continue reading

CloudShare introduces CloudShare for Support: A cloud service that helps enterprises solve more customer issues in less time

CloudShare, a specialty cloud provider that helps software companies replicate complex on-premise IT environments in the cloud for training, sales enablement, and sandboxing for testing and support, today announced its new CloudShare for Support offering that helps technical support teams significantly speed up time to resolution and increase productivity. The time required to recreate customer … continue reading

OpenStack ‘Queens’ release expands support for GPUs and containers to meet edge, NFV and machine learning workload demands

The OpenStack community today released Queens, the 17th version of the most widely deployed open source cloud infrastructure software. A packed release resulting from a six-month development cycle, Queens offers advancements benefiting not only enterprises with mission-critical workloads but also organizations investing in emerging use cases like containers, NFV, edge computing and machine learning. The … continue reading

Syncsort and Cloudera integrate detailed data lineage from all enterprise data for superior data governance

Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, today announced that it has delivered expanded integration between its industry-leading, high-performance data integration solution, DMX-h, and Cloudera Navigator. This combination uniquely enables data governance practitioners to view detailed data lineage information on enterprise-wide data as well as changes to the data both outside and … continue reading

F5 Networks announces IoT, 5G and NFV capabilities

F5 Networks has announced a number of new solutions designed to improve the ability of service providers to incorporate new technologies. The new solutions include the global launch of BIG-IP i15000 Series hardware and the device-aware IoT firewall. F5 plans to showcase these technologies at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. “Service providers … continue reading

HyperGrid announces new software-defined cloud strategy

HyperGrid has announced a new software-defined cloud strategy for its HyperCloud software platform. HyperCloud is designed to help users achieve digital transformation on their journey to the cloud. It provides tools to manage and control public cloud environments and as well as to achieve simplicity, automation, and intelligence. “Multi-cloud use cases are increasing every year, … continue reading

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