Oracle to acquire Wercker, SnapLogic’s machine learning tech, and NodeSource N|Solid for Alpine Linux — SD Times news digest: April 18, 2017

Oracle has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the continuous integration platform provider Wercker. Wercker enables organizations and development teams to reach CI and continuous delivery goals with microservices and Docker with its container-centric and cloud-native automation platform. According to Oracle, with Wercker the company can continue its mission of democratizing developer tooling for … continue reading

Red Hat releases Ansible 2.3 with network automation capabilities

Red Hat announced the general availability of Ansible 2.3, the updated version of the company’s agentless open-source IT automation framework. Ansible 2.3 includes performance enhancements and advanced networking capabilities, as well as added features that aim to cater to network operators’ needs. According to Tim Cramer, director of engineering at Red Hat, this release looks … continue reading

Puppet adds high availability to platform

Puppet use has been growing in enterprises, with the provisioning tool now being used inside 75% of the Fortune 100. But there’s one thing that Puppet hasn’t offered that enterprises consider an absolute must: high availability (HA). That changed today as the company released Puppet 2016.5. This update gives the Puppet platform a verifiable high-availability … continue reading

At DevOps Enterprise Summit, automation is the key

Automation—of networking, provisioning, management and data—is top of mind for attendees, speakers and vendors at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco this week. For Yariv Tabac, CEO and cofounder of DBMaestro, the road to automation also includes the database. While databases traditionally have been treated like sacred objects with their own specialized monks and … continue reading

Google’s Project Tango comes to market, Microsoft Flow makes it easy to automate tasks, and Red Hat releases Ansible 2.2—SD Times news digest: Nov. 1, 2016

Google’s mobile virtual reality solution is finally becoming a reality with the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. Google announced in June that Lenovo would provide the first Tango-enabled phone, and the device has finally begun to ship. It will come with more than 35 Tango apps with augmented reality capabilities. According to Google, with the Tango-enabled … continue reading

NVIDIA and TomTom develop AI, CA Technologies reports on digital transformations, and FileMaker announces new cloud platform—SD Times news digest: Sept. 28, 2016

NVIDIA and TomTom are partnering to develop a new artificial intelligence service that can create a cloud-to-car mapping system for self-driving cars. The system uses TomTom’s HD map coverage, and it uses the NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 computing platform. The solution accelerates support for real-time in-vehicle localization and mapping for driving a vehicle on highways. … continue reading

Apple to open Siri to developers, Twilio updates, and Microsoft to lay off employees—SD Times news digest: May 25, 2016

As a way to compete with the other voice assistants, sources say that Apple will allow software developers to connect their apps to Siri for the first time, according to a report with Fortune. Another report with The Information tech news website said that Apple might even create a device that is similar to the … continue reading

Runner provides hybrid cloud management

CenturyLink today announced the availability of Runner, a hybrid cloud IT-management platform. Runner puts management and provisioning tools based on Ansible in the hands of IT organizations, and can be used with both internal clouds and public ones. Runner is built around Ansible, the provisioning software purchased by Red Hat last fall. Using Ansible with … continue reading

Google Cloud Debugger, Go 1.6, and Ansible updates—SD Times news digest: Feb. 18, 2016

Google Cloud Debugger lets developers inspect the state of an application at any code location without stopping or slowing it down. It now has an enhanced UI, expanded language support, and debugging from more places, according to the Google Cloud Platform blog. This can be viewed in the application state without adding logging statements, and … continue reading

Ansible 2.0 adds better exception, error handling

Back in October, Red Hat acquired AnsibleWorks, making it the first major software company to buy out one of the four burgeoning players in the provisioning market. Today, Ansible released the first fruits of that acquisition in Ansible 2.0. Chief among the changes in 2.0, said James Cammarata, head of the Ansible open-source project, was … continue reading

Red Hat announces Ansible Tower 2.4

Red Hat wants to give DevOps teams more control and options in its latest release of Ansible Tower 2.4: the open-source automation tool designed to help DevOps manage and track their infrastructure. This is the first release of Ansible Tower since Red Hat acquired Ansible in October. “Adopted by Fortune 100 companies and government organizations … continue reading

Red Hat acquires Ansible

Red Hat today announced that it is acquiring AnsibleWorks, the company behind the infrastructure-provisioning software known as Ansible. The tool is a somewhat slimmed down take on the Chef and Puppet model. Ansible, rather than having a prescriptive language and framework for infrastructure provisioning, relies instead on logging into machines via SSH and running commands … continue reading

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