Topic: cloud

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

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

IBM and ServiceNow team up on multi-cloud management

IBM is extending its partnership with ServiceNow to help enterprises easily manage IT resources in multi-cloud environments. As part of the announcement, IBM’s Multicloud Management Platform be extended with ServiceNow’s IT Service Management and IT Operations Management solutions. The company’s IBM Multicloud Manager will also be provided to address Kubernetes apps for multi-cloud environments. This … continue reading

Why multi-cloud can be more secure—and make more possible

Moving to the cloud can make your business more agile, flexible, and scalable—or it’s supposed to, anyway. Over time, though, many organizations are discovering that the choices you make as you implement your cloud strategy can actually limit your options. That’s especially true when it comes to security. If you’re not careful, it’s all too … continue reading

Twistlock provides insight into cloud-native environments with Cloud Discovery

Twistlock is open sourcing its Cloud Discovery tool to help infrastructure, operations and security teams discover the “unknown unknowns” in their cloud environments. Cloud Discovery provides insight into what cloud native services are running and where. According to the company, it can discover services like container registries, managed Kubernetes platforms, and serverless services through the … 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

VMware to acquire Kubernetes solution provider Heptio

VMware is joining forces with Heptio on a shared vision to simplify Kubernetes and accelerate IT in a multi-cloud world. The company announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Kubernetes solution provider. “Kubernetes is emerging as an open framework for multi-cloud infrastructure that enables enterprise organizations to run modern applications,” said Paul Fazzone, … continue reading

ZeroStack debuts storage controls on its cloud platform

ZeroStack, creators of a self-driving cloud that lets users focus on their businesses, today announced that administrators of its Self-Driving Cloud platform can now implement flexible storage controls that prevent over-consumption of storage by individual users or VMs. MSPs and enterprises share storage pools across customers or end users in a cloud environment, and this … continue reading

Google Kubernetes Engine gets enterprise-level security features

Google Cloud has announced new networking features to enhance security and privacy within container infrastructures. The new Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) features are focused specifically on private clusters, master authorized networks, and shared Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). “These new features enable you to limit access to your Kubernetes clusters from the public internet, confining them … continue reading

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