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DoD Looks to Break Cloud Security ‘Bottleneck’

DoD Looks to Break Cloud Security ‘Bottleneck’

The Pentagon is looking for ways to recast is its cloud security guidelines as a way to ...

Latest DevOps Survey Finds Enterprise Gains

Latest DevOps Survey Finds Enterprise Gains

DevOps, the intersection of software development, IT operations and quality assurance, is gaining adherents as enterprises look ...

Docker Adds Kubernetes Support

Docker Adds Kubernetes Support

The long-running (by enterprise IT standards) competition between the Google-backed Kubernetes container orchestrator and Docker's Swarm appears ...

Survey: Equifax Hack Highlights Open Source Insecurity

Survey: Equifax Hack Highlights Open Source Insecurity

With open source software accounting for more than half of some products, process gaps are emerging for ...

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October 20, 2017(0)
The Pentagon is looking for ways to recast is its cloud security guidelines as a way to accelerate the department's slow migration to cloud computing. Meanwhile, key cloud providers to the U.S. military are extending their capabilities via acquisitions while expanding their capabilities to handle classified workloads. The Defense Department's chief information officer for cyber-security confirmed this week that ... Full article
October 19, 2017(0)
DevOps, the intersection of software development, IT operations and quality assurance, is gaining adherents as enterprises look for tools and practices for speeding the delivery of applications and services while meeting compliance requirements. A new vendor survey finds that the embrace of DevOps is accelerating while software development teams were generally satisfied with the rigor provided by a disciplined ... Full article
October 18, 2017(0)
The long-running (by enterprise IT standards) competition between the Google-backed Kubernetes container orchestrator and Docker's Swarm appears to have a winner: Docker announced this week the enterprise edition of its pioneering application container platform would offer native support for Kubernetes. The endorsement likely makes Kubernetes the de facto industry standard for container orchestration, a key tool for using the ... Full article
October 17, 2017(0)
With open source software accounting for more than half of some products, process gaps are emerging for managing security. Vendors pushing approaches for monitoring software supply chains point to the recent Equifax breach affecting about 143 million consumers as a case in point: hackers exploited and Apache Struts vulnerability after the company ignored a security patch released six months ... Full article
October 13, 2017(0)
Among the ways proposed to secure application containers and micro-services as they proliferate in datacenters is more rigorous oversight of the software supply chain. With those security considerations in mind, Google, IBM and a host of infrastructure partners said this week they are collaborating to address the security challenges faced by developers as micro-services go mainstream and the pace ... Full article
October 12, 2017(0)
Cloud services rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are collaborating on a deep learning library designed to accelerate development of models used to construct neural networks. The open source project dubbed "Gluon" would deliver an API that leverages a collection of neural network components to define machine-learning models. The partners said Thursday (Oct. 12) the Gluon interface will look ... Full article
October 9, 2017(0)
Bitcoin mining is among the latest threats to public cloud security as hackers breach enterprise computing resources to hunt for the digital currency. Cloud security vendor RedLock reported earlier this month that hackers were using Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN) cloud computing resources to mine for bitcoins. The process involves collecting all transactions made during a set period into ... Full article
October 6, 2017(0)
Google Cloud Platform now supports nested virtualization, a feature that allows enterprise users to run multiple virtual machines inside a Linux VM—or as Google describes it, "VMs inside of VMs." The cloud upgrade is aimed at enterprise users who want to run both legacy and cloud-native applications on hybrid IT without modifications. The company noted in a recent blog ... Full article
October 5, 2017(0)
Cloud-native applications being delivered via application containers now have the option of using what open-source leader Red Hat calls "container-native" storage integrated with the latest version of its RedShift container platform. Red Hat released an update to its container platform this week as the latest version of its Kubernetes-based container application platform unveiled in August. That was preceded late ... Full article
October 3, 2017(0)
Public cloud vendors continue to add processing horsepower in the form of Nvidia GPU accelerators and the graphics processor vendor's Tesla datacenter GPUs. Oracle announced this week it is adding Nvidia's Tesla GPUs to its public cloud a month after cloud rival Google announced plans to add Nvidia GPUs to its public cloud. Both are attempting to differentiate their ... Full article
October 3, 2017(0)
Public cloud vendors continue to roll out tweaks and other new features designed to differentiate their services. Among them are tools designed to give enterprise users greater control over cloud services as more applications and data are moved there. With that in mind, Google is unveiling new identity and access management (IAM) features for handling customers' public permissions on ... Full article
September 29, 2017(0)
As the Kubernetes container orchestrator makes steady inroads inside large companies for machine learning and big data workloads, the community behind the Google-backed platform is releasing its third update of 2017 with an emphasis on buttressing existing security and stability. Kubernetes 1.8 was released Wednesday (Sept. 27) by a team that includes developers from Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) along with ... Full article
September 28, 2017(0)
A host of infrastructure vendors are attempting to broaden their cloud footprint as more enterprises hedge their bets with hybrid and multi-cloud strategies. Among them is software-defined object and cloud storage vendor Scality, which announced this week it is offering a cloud connection tool that extends its object storage beyond Amazon Web Services' (NASDAQ: AMZN) Simple Storage Service, or ... Full article
September 25, 2017(0)
Red Hat continues to expand its ties with major cloud providers with the addition of the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server on its flagship Linux platform. Separately, the open source and cloud infrastructure specialist (NYSE: RHT) announced it would revise its liberal patent policy. The new guidelines are intended to "protect open innovation," the open-source software vendor said ... Full article
September 21, 2017(0)
Google has taken down the notice on its cloud platform website that says Nvidia Tesla P100s are “coming soon.” The search giant announced Thursday (Sept. 21) the beta launch of the high-end P100 Nvidia Tesla GPUs on the Google Cloud Platform as well as general availability of Tesla P80s, which have been in public beta since February. Google (NASDAQ: ... Full article
September 20, 2017(0)
As the enterprise application stack is fleshed out with micro-services and other emerging tiers, more applications are running in the cloud as the Linux operating system emerges as a "legitimate option" across leading public cloud platforms, a new report concludes. The survey released earlier this month by Sumo Logic, the cloud-native analytics platform vendor based in Redwood City, Calif., ... Full article
September 19, 2017(0)
As enterprise adoption of public cloud services accelerates, confusion persists among cloud providers and customers over responsibility for data and application security. A vendor survey of 300 IT decision makers released this week confirms that public cloud adoption is growing at a rapid rate as a range of industries look beyond on-premise datacenters to scale storage and computing. The ... Full article
September 18, 2017(0)
The rise of streaming analytics, and with it ever-greater volumes of big data in motion, is prompting new ways to "transport" data that is increasing ending up in the cloud. With an eye on remote users with limited network access, IBM this week literally rolled out a portable data storage device designed to securely migrate as much as 120 ... Full article
September 14, 2017(0)
The enterprise version of Java has landed at an open source consortium a month after Oracle Corp. revealed it would release the programming language to outside software developers. Oracle announced this week it would turn over Java Enterprise Edition to the Eclipse Foundation, a nonprofit corporation formed in 2004 and an outgrowth of a software project originally created by ... Full article
September 12, 2017(0)
Last week Amazon Web Services (AWS) streaming service, AppStream 2.0, introduced a new GPU instance called Graphics Design intended to accelerate graphics. The new instance is based on AMD’s FirePro S7150x2 Server GPUs equipped with AMD Multiuser GPU technology. The AWS move is a win for AMD which has been on a roll of late with the launch of ... Full article

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