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Red Hat Sharpens DevOps Focus with Codenvy Deal

Red Hat Sharpens DevOps Focus with Codenvy Deal

Red Hat has acquired another DevOps startup, this one focused on cloud-native development tools for container-based applications. ...

Chef Expands App Automation Tools

Chef Expands App Automation Tools

The shift to cloud-native platforms and faster delivery of distributed applications via containers is driving efforts to ...

Software Emerges as Economic Force

Software Emerges as Economic Force

If it is true that "software is eating the world," then cloud software appears to have the ...

Nvidia’s ‘GPU Cloud’ Adopts Containers for AI Development

Nvidia’s ‘GPU Cloud’ Adopts Containers for AI Development

GPU powerhouse Nvidia's entry into the cloud market is differentiated from public cloud leaders by its focus ...

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May 25, 2017(0)
Red Hat has acquired another DevOps startup, this one focused on cloud-native development tools for container-based applications. The company announced this week it is acquiring Codenvy, which was founded in 2013 to develop an enterprise version of the open source Eclipse Che framework, a cloud-native integrated development environment (IDE). Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) said Thursday (May 25) it plans ... Full article
May 23, 2017(0)
The shift to cloud-native platforms and faster delivery of distributed applications via containers is driving efforts to automate not only app development but also management of hybrid infrastructure and compliance requirements. With that in mind, DevOps specialist Chef released a batch of new tools this week aimed at application and compliance automation while extending partnerships with leading infrastructure and ... Full article
May 19, 2017(0)
Occasionally we hear about predictive data modeling aimed at gaining psychological insight that at first blush seems – even to tech sophisticates who pooh-pooh AI alarmism – like a primitive version of something unsettling to come, something too penetrating for comfort, something with the potential to compromise our privacy, even our sense of independence. This week in Miami at ... Full article
May 18, 2017(0)
If it is true that "software is eating the world," then cloud software appears to have the most voracious appetite, according to a new industry report that estimates software technology generates $1.4 trillion in economic value and represents nearly 8 percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The attempt to gauge the economic impact of software was released Thursday ... Full article
May 11, 2017(0)
GPU powerhouse Nvidia's entry into the cloud market is differentiated from public cloud leaders by its focus on delivering development tools for training artificial intelligence models and running AI workloads using application containers. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang unveiled the "GPU-accelerated cloud platform optimized for deep learning" during the company's annual technology conference on Wednesday (May 10). Its AI development ... Full article
May 10, 2017(0)
A new set of GPU-powered AI software announced by IBM today brings automation to many of the tedious, time consuming and complex aspects of AI project on-ramping while reducing deep learning training times, according to Big Blue, from weeks to hours with a new, distributed version of TensorFlow running on clusters. The new PowerAI software is comprised of four ... Full article
May 2, 2017(0)
Red Hat and Amazon Web Services are extending their partnership to allow customers to deploy AWS services from within Red Hat's OpenShift container platform. The partners announced the new hybrid cloud collaboration during this week's Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) annual summit in Boston. Red Hat also released a batch of developer tools as customers' container platforms move steadily into ... Full article
May 2, 2017(0)
 As everyone knows, the code for open source software (OSS) is made available with a license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to study, change and distribute the software to anyone for any purpose. OSS is typically developed in a collaborative public manner, relying on the intelligence and creativity of crowdsourcing to create platforms, applications and infrastructure ... Full article
April 28, 2017(0)
Partners HealthCare and Persistent Systems have announced a collaboration that has the earmarks of a shared-resource industry cloud (aka, vertical cloud) – what the companies describe as an industry-wide open-source platform for knowledge exchange across health care providers and for development of decision support apps in the clinical environment. With the goal of supporting digital transformation to clinical care, ... Full article
April 28, 2017(0)
Just under a year after acquiring API management specialist 3scale, Red Hat rolled out a "containerized" platform for managing APIs in the datacenter. Separately, Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) released the latest version of its JBoss messaging platform designed to leverage "reactive programming" to build distributed applications. The new JBoss AMQ platform is based on two Apache open source projects ... Full article
April 21, 2017(0)
OpenStack proponents said their latest user survey shows that the open-source cloud-computing platform has emerged as a mature infrastructure technology with broader enterprise adoption and more deployments in production. The latest OpenStack user study reveals that two-thirds of deployments are handling production workloads while most are adopting infrastructure services such as Nova (computing), Cinder (block storage) and Neutron (networking). ... Full article
April 20, 2017(0)
There’s a paradox in the world of digital transformation: the goal is hyper-acceleration of applications and automation of processes across the enterprise through advanced technologies, yet creating sleek new data and process flows typically condemns the developer to a funereal procession of tasks that meanders from tedium to apathy, with an occasional side trip to monotony, mortal combat with ... Full article
April 19, 2017(0)
Oracle's databases and developer tools can now be pulled as images from a Docker container registry as the partners look to speed development of cloud-native database applications. Oracle becomes the latest enterprise IT vendor to jump on the Docker container bandwagon as it seeks to expand its reach in the public cloud market. Among the container-based application, middleware and ... Full article
April 18, 2017(0)
Application container technology continues to mature at an accelerating pace as it expands beyond cloud native deployments to address emerging platforms such as the Internet of Things while building blocks emerge to scale the existing container ecosystem. What that in mind, container pioneer Docker rolled out a pair of open source projects this week at the nascent industry sector's ... Full article
April 13, 2017(0)
The state of AI today reminds us of the old observation about teenagers and sex: there’s more curiosity than knowledge, more talk than action, more failed attempts than actual achievement. Also, it’s been around a long time, but each generation has to learn it anew. As Forrester Research observes in its new report "Artificial Intelligence Technologies, Q1 2017," AI ... Full article
April 7, 2017(0)
Despite repeated assurances that Internet of Things security issues are being addressed, so-called "in-the-wild" attacks on poorly secured devices reveal that securing the IoT still has a long way to go. The latest threat comes from a new malware strain known as BrickerBot that, according to security experts, intentionally "bricks" IoT devices, meaning the malware renders the computer's motherboard ... Full article
April 5, 2017(0)
Digital Transformation — the use of such technologies as mobility, analytics, social media and Internet of Things (IoT) devices to improve enterprise effectiveness — is revolutionizing how businesses operate and the ways project teams do their work. In order to keep up with and get closer to a new generation of digitally empowered customers, companies need to deliver new ... Full article
March 30, 2017(0)
Responding to what it says is growing demand for deploying SQL databases in the cloud, IBM this week rolled out a transactional database as a service on its SoftLayer cloud infrastructure. The move reflects the steady advance of cloud-native data platforms along with a growing number of analytics and transaction databases provisioned in the cloud. The company (NYSE: IBM) ... Full article
March 25, 2017(0)
Just as AI has become the leitmotif of the advanced scale computing market, infusing much of the conversation about HPC in commercial and industrial spheres, it also is impacting high-level management changes in the industry. This week saw two headliner announcements: Naveen Rao, former CEO of AI company Nervana, acquired by Intel last year, announced he will lead Intel’s ... Full article
March 24, 2017(0)
Mashape, the API marketplace delivering management tools for micro-services and an emerging category dubbed "micro-functions" said this week it has closed an $18 million funding round amid heavy enterprise demand for its "API Gateway" used to integrate and orchestrate API arrays that support micro-services. San Francisco-based Mashape said Thursday (March 23) Andreessen Horowitz led its latest funding round, joined ... Full article

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