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Google Remains Top Open-Source Contributor

Google Remains Top Open-Source Contributor

Open-source software is akin to baseball and apple pie: Everyone approves, but few actually back up their ...

IBM Unveils Hybrid Cloud Deals, Red Hat OKs Acquisition

IBM Unveils Hybrid Cloud Deals, Red Hat OKs Acquisition

Red Hat shareholders approved the open-source leader’s acquisition by IBM this week, likely clearing the way for ...

Digital Investments Seen Climbing in 2019

Digital Investments Seen Climbing in 2019

Despite growing economic uncertainties, growth in investments and adoption of digital technologies such as AI, machine learning ...

Investors Continue to Bank on Cloud Manager Rubrik

Investors Continue to Bank on Cloud Manager Rubrik

Tech company valuations and private equity funding rounds continue to soar as data become the keys to ...

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January 18, 2019(0)
Open-source software is akin to baseball and apple pie: Everyone approves, but few actually back up their commitment with code commits to the open-source community with few or no strings attached. According to a scan of code contributions to projects sponsored by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation  (CNCF), Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) remains by far the largest contributor of code ... Full article
January 17, 2019(0)
Red Hat shareholders approved the open-source leader’s acquisition by IBM this week, likely clearing the way for the mega-deal to close by the end of this year. IBM (NYSE: IBM) also announced separate cloud partnerships with Juniper Networks and Vodafone. A $325 million deal with Juniper Networks will help shift the networking vendor’s IT infrastructure to the cloud. On Thursday ... Full article
January 15, 2019(0)
Despite growing economic uncertainties, growth in investments and adoption of digital technologies such as AI, machine learning and cloid computing are expected to reach double digits in the coming year, according to an Economist Intelligence Unit survey commissioned by an IT services vendor. Fully 83 percent of companies surveyed by the Economist unit said they expect to increase digital investments ... Full article
January 15, 2019(0)
Tech company valuations and private equity funding rounds continue to soar as data become the keys to the realm and greater volumes are managed in the cloud. The latest example comes from cloud data manager Rubrik, which this week reported an eye-popping $261 million funding round led by new investor Bain Capital Ventures. Rubrik now claims a company valuation ... Full article
January 10, 2019(0)
The more companies spend on cloud resources, the greater the likelihood those investments will be wasted on excess and therefore idle capacity along with the overprovisioning of infrastructure services, according to cloud optimization study. The analysis by cloud resource management specialist ParkMyCloud estimates that enterprises will waste as much as $14.1 billion in cloud resources during 2019. Among the ... Full article
January 8, 2019(0)
The broad category of data processing continued to generate the lion’s share of intellectual property claims in 2018, despite and overall decline in the number of U.S. patents last year, according to an annual survey. Patent tracker IFI CLAIMS Patent Services said the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued 308,853 utility patents in 2018, down 3.5 percent from the ... Full article
January 4, 2019(0)
Among the featured speakers at the largest consumer electronics show next week in Las Vegas is the CEO of a a major enterprise IT vendor not generally associated with the whizzy world of gadgetry: Ginni Rometty, who also serves as IBM’s chairwoman and president. Rometty’s keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Tuesday (Jan. 8) illustrates how far ... Full article
December 18, 2018(1)
Just in time for the holidays, cloud rivals are fighting like cats and dogs over one of the biggest ever federal IT contracts. The battle lines for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract shifted to federal court with Oracle’s early December lawsuit and JEDI frontrunner Amazon Web Services’ countermove to join the Defense Department as a co-defendant in the ... Full article
December 17, 2018(0)
The majority of enterprise applications are developed and deployed in the cloud, concludes a semi-annual survey on cloud adoption. Cloud Foundry Foundation reported that more than 50 percent of companies it surveyed are developing at least 60 percent of their applications on cloud platform. That total is up sharply—13 percent—from the group’s last survey released in March. The poll ... Full article
December 12, 2018(0)
For several years now the big cloud providers – Amazon, Microsoft Azure, Google, et al – have been transforming from technology consumers into technology creators in hardware and software. The most recent example being Amazon’s announcement two weeks ago that it had developed its own Arm-based chips (Graviton) and was using them in select instances. Yesterday, the New York ... Full article
December 12, 2018(0)
Large government contract awards invariably draw protests from losing bidders hoping to gum up the works and perhaps gain a piece of the action on appeal. The Defense Department’s huge cloud contract has taken these legal maneuverings to a new level with several pre-award protests and now a federal lawsuit filed by Oracle alleging that Pentagon officials are violating ... Full article
December 11, 2018(0)
Google Cloud’s Knative initiative launched in July is expanding to include an updated version of Google’s first commercial Knative offering along with a batch of new distributions based on serverless computing framework. Knative is a Kubernetes-based platform for building and managing serverless workloads in which cloud infrastructure acts as a server for managing the allocation of computing and storage resources. ... Full article
December 10, 2018(0)
Retailers who have embraced digital disruption and transformed their businesses know two hard truths: consumer expectations can rise quickly; and no seller is safe. Thanks to the “Amazon Effect,” consumers now believe that benefits like expedited, on-demand deliveries are the baseline for any online retailer. Consumers want more product choices, at a lower cost, delivered faster, with full transparency, ... Full article
December 7, 2018(0)
Call it a corollary to Murphy’s Law: When a system is most in demand, when end users are most dependent on the system performing as required, when it’s crunch time – that’s when the system is most likely to blow up. Or make you wait in line to use it. They know this at Mellanox as well as anyone. ... Full article
December 6, 2018(0)
Networking vendors are steadily adding new services to the emerging Istio service mesh used to link Kubernetes-based application components. That latest approach called a “universal service mesh” seeks to move beyond containers to include monolithic applications running on virtual machines and bare metal as well as micro-services infrastructure. Avi Networks this week unveiled new “gateway services” to the Istio ... Full article
December 5, 2018(0)
A security flaw discovered in the de facto standard Kubernetes cloud container orchestrator allowed unauthorized users access to Kubernetes clusters and the data they contain. The “privilege escalation vulnerability” announced Monday (Dec. 3) by developers affects versions 1.0 and higher of the Kubernetes orchestrator along with Red Hat OpenShift container platform. Red Hat rated the vulnerability as “critical,” denoting ... Full article
December 4, 2018(0)
Docker is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft to include an “application bundle” specification for packaging and running cloud-native applications. The collaboration coincides with the application container specialist’s release of a “desktop” for speeding deployment of distributed apps in production. The new Cloud Native Application Bundle (CNAB) spec seeks to unify management of distributed applications using different tools running on-premise ... Full article
November 30, 2018(0)
Better security and more speed – what else could we ask of serverless computing? At re:Invent this week, AWS launched a new take on virtual machines with a virtualization technology and open source project (under the Apache 2.0 license) for running multi-tenant container workloads. Called Firecracker, the offering is designed to combine the speed, resource efficiency and performance enabled ... Full article
November 30, 2018(0)
Add high-performance computing to the ever-growing list of enterprise (fill-in-the-blank) as-a-service offerings. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) and HPC partner Advania Data Centers (ADC) have put their own spin on HPC-as-a-service with a hybrid approach that underpins an HPC cloud platform. The goal of the new HPC is “hybrid delivery to HPC users,” the partners said. The combination would ... Full article
November 29, 2018(0)
IBM and log data management startup LogDNA are collaborating on a new cloud service designed to help developers spot faults and debug code in data stored in the IBM cloud. Among the goals is reducing downtime and the resulting revenue loss. The partners said Thursday (Nov. 29) the collaboration would combine IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) log analysis tool with LogDNA features ... Full article

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