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How to Avoid the Container ‘Mushroom Cloud Effect’

How to Avoid the Container ‘Mushroom Cloud Effect’

As application containers scale in production, some early results are coming in about what can go wrong. ...

HPE Debuts Manufacturing Solution and New Advanced Scale Software Environment

HPE Debuts Manufacturing Solution and New Advanced Scale Software Environme...

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), now about eight months into its transition as a separate entity, retained the ...

DevOps Gets a New Analytics Tool

DevOps Gets a New Analytics Tool

Among the growing number of uses for machine learning-based analytics is providing insight into how the latest ...

Heading into ISC16, OpenHPC Releases Latest Stack with 60-plus Package

Heading into ISC16, OpenHPC Releases Latest Stack with 60-plus Package

SC15 was sort of a muted launch party for OpenHPC – the nascent effort to develop a ...

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June 21, 2016(0)
As application containers scale in production, some early results are coming in about what can go wrong. Among the potential downsides of a micro-service architecture is what one observer ominously refers to as the "mushroom cloud effect." In a presentation this week at the DockerCon meet up in Seattle, a cloud and virtualization technologist appraised the state of container ... Full article
June 17, 2016(0)
Among the growing number of uses for machine learning-based analytics is providing insight into how the latest software release in a continuous delivery cycle affects overall IT operations. With that approach in mind, a software-as-a-service vendor has released an analytics platform for DevOps teams designed to provide greater visibility into the operational impact of continuous software delivery. Perspica Inc., ... Full article
June 16, 2016(0)
Persistent storage requirements have overtaken security as the top barrier to adoption of application containers in production, according to a new adoption survey. The container market adoption survey released Thursday (June 16) by data management software vendor ClusterHQ nevertheless found that container usage for production workloads jumped 96 percent over the last year. It also found that more than ... Full article
June 10, 2016(0)
Intelligent, often autonomous, systems are making headway in the datacenter as developers, struggling to keep up, seek to offload manual processes by adopting new approaches, such as prescriptive IT automation. That’s the conclusion of a vendor-backed survey of IT executives about the adoption of intelligent machines and systems based on new AI approaches and other expert systems. Still, the ... Full article
June 3, 2016(0)
The expanding application container and micro-services infrastructure got another boost this week with the introduction of a new set of tools for managing distributed software used to orchestrate micro-services. Meanwhile, one of those software developers, CoreOS, announced a new open source distributed storage system designed to provide scalable storage to clusters orchestrated by the Kubernetes container management platform. Puppet, ... Full article
May 24, 2016(0)
As more organizations adopt a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery approach, in which software is developed in shorter cycles and deployed into production at higher velocity, they need a new breed of tools that run at cloud scale and can be seamlessly integrated with a host of DevOps tools across the entire pipeline. To help achieve this speed and scale, increasing ... Full article
May 16, 2016(1)
If you’re committed to DevOps as part of a continuous delivery model, should the cloud be part of your game? The world is changing fast. Ford has Tesla in its rear-view mirror. Taxicabs are giving way to Uber. Hotels are under threat from Airbnb. Samsung is snapping at Apple’s heels. The global terrestrial hit TV program Top Gear is ... Full article
May 3, 2016(1)
Developers are making greater use of application container technologies as they seek to accelerate release cycles but barriers to widespread adoption remain, according to a new vendor survey. Seattle-based continuous application delivery specialist Shippable said Tuesday (May 3) its survey of more than 300 U.S. software developers found that 52 percent are using containers in production for new applications. ... Full article
April 15, 2016(0)
Custom versions of application containers are emerging that meet stringent requirements. Among the first is an HPC-specific container platform dubbed "Singularity" built around what its developers say is the concept of "mobility of compute." Despite the fact that commercial and open source application containers are making steady headway in production settings, researchers overseeing HPC operations at Lawrence Berkeley National ... Full article
March 18, 2016(0)
Black Friday is now a distant memory. But the next one is never less than 356 days away, so pundits are analyzing the results of shopper habits during the last holiday buying season and what they ultimately mean for the future of retail. Here’s one key example: This was the first year online shoppers outnumbered in-store shoppers, according to ... Full article
March 6, 2016(0)
Hortonworks and HPE this week announced a collaboration to enable enterprise-wide Apache Spark implementation, an effort based on work done to the Spark kernel by HPE Labs that the companies say could improve shuffle engine performance by 15x and memory efficiency by 50 percent. The collaboration will center on big data analytics workloads that benefit from large pools of ... Full article
March 2, 2016(0)
Operating on the assumption that whatever it was, it was needed yesterday, enterprise micro-services in general and Docker application containers in particular are making serious headway among developers. The folks charged with developing and distributed enterprise applications have reached the point where they are identifying the drawbacks as well as the advantages of application containers. Given the right approach, ... Full article
February 29, 2016(1)
In the 13 years since I founded an open source software company, both the movement and industry have gone mainstream, and software development has undergone profound methodological and structural change. Back in the day, waterfall software development ruled. Software design, coding and quality control were managed “top-down” by a bevy of software managers and a bunch of programmers. As ... Full article
February 29, 2016(0)
Shippable, the developer of a platform for speeding code development and delivery of enterprise applications, has added cloud options and tighter integration with source controllers like GitHub while expanding support for micro-services and applications containers. The Seattle-based startup said Monday (Feb. 29) the latest version of its software development and continuous delivery platform supports emerging applications technologies like containers ... Full article
February 25, 2016(0)
The restoration of my 1910 Craftsman bungalow means the house is effectively being torn down and rebuilt from the inside out. This includes a scale model in my back yard of the Mariana Trench, a.k.a. our new foundation. It’s easy to extend this metaphor to the topic of infrastructure. The Woes of an Upgrade When my house was built, ... Full article
February 17, 2016(0)
Containers have exploded through the bulkheads of market acceptance that most new technologies must slog through, crossing the chasm in only three years and transforming the way applications are deployed in data centers and in the cloud. The vast majority of major corporations around the world have either implemented, or at least tested, containers. As deployments evolve in complexity ... Full article
February 9, 2016(0)
Software is defining and redefining everything from datacenters to the energy infrastructure delivering the power to run IT infrastructure. Software-defined power distribution that also incorporates predictive analytics to forecast future demand debuted late last year when the Dutch company Eneco Group rolled out what it claims is the first software-driven power plant. Teamed with AutoGrid Systems, an analytics provider ... Full article
January 29, 2016(0)
Targeting large in-memory Java computing implementations, Sunnyvale-based Azul Systems is releasing a new version of Zing, its scalable Java Virtual Machine for enterprise applications that includes a whopping in-memory heap size of 2TBs per Java instance, which Azul claims leads other Java runtime solutions. Whether it’s real-time data analytics, high frequency trading or a travel reservations e-commerce platform, Howard ... Full article
January 28, 2016(2)
Corporations are often looking for ways to automate their operations to save money as a way to "lower overhead." Software, rather than hiring another worker, is usually seen as the most cost-effective way to run an organization. According to a new report, that approach is increasingly a waste of money. The report released this week by software license optimization ... Full article
January 20, 2016(0)
Global economic turmoil is prompting some IT executives to hedge their bets in the new year as they monitor China's slowdown while trying to divine whether stock markets are undergoing a "correction" or something worse. Among those taking a cautious approach while continuing to expand is IT automation specialist Puppet Labs. The high-flying company said Wednesday (Jan. 20) its ... Full article

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