6 ways platform-as-a-service is giving developers superpowers

We asked developers, CTOs, entrepreneurs and consultants across the country to describe concrete ways in which PaaS has changed their development style. RELATED CONTENT: Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world 1. Reducing headcount Rob Reagan, CTO of Text Request At Text Request, we’re able to also reduce headcount using Azure’s PaaS offerings. Without … continue reading

Kube2Go Platform 9

Platform9’s Kube2Go, Progress acquires DataRPM, IBM Decision Composer, Windows 10 Creators Update — SD Times news digest: March 30, 2017

Platform9 announced an easy way to run Kubernetes clusters on any major public cloud. Their solution is Kube2Go, and it’s an open source platform that allows developers to easily use Kubernetes at scale, regardless if they are a Platform9 customer or not. Kube2Go aims to address two major pain points in the Kubernetes community: Managing … continue reading

IBM InterConnect: IBM Blockchain, IBM Bluemix Container Service, new Watson tools, and multi-cloud capabilities

IBM is giving developers more tools to work with blockchains, multi-cloud environments, cognitive services, and financial services. The company, at its annual IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, announced the release of the IBM Blockchain, an enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. The new service is designed to … continue reading

Kaspersky Labs creates own operating system, IBM creates new data-driven features, and CA Technologies announces new agile capabilities—SD Times news digest: Nov. 18, 2016

Kaspersky Labs developed a black box that is a protected Layer 3 switch powered by the Kaspersky operating system for networks with extreme requirements for data security. According to Eugene Kaspersky, a cybersecurity expert, this technology will be applied to other Internet of Things devices, because the operating system is “ideal for applications where a … continue reading

IBM unveils Project DataWorks, QASymphony launches qTest Insights 2.0, and developers describe roadblocks to their work—SD Times news digest: Sept. 27, 2016

In order to make it easy for businesses to collect and organize their data, IBM has introduced Project DataWorks, an initiative from Watson that uses the cloud-based data and analytics platform to integrate all types of data while enabling AI-powered decision-making. Project DataWorks is available on Bluemix, IBM’s Cloud platform, and it aims to redefine … continue reading

IBM offers quantum computing as a service

Quantum computing may still sound like science fiction, but the world’s oldest computer maker has decided to push that fiction into reality. Today, IBM announced that it would begin allowing customers to have access to its quantum computer via its cloud computing offerings. The IBM Cloud will allow developers selected by IBM to access a … continue reading

IBM partners up for cloud-based virtual machines

IBM’s InterConnect 2016 conference kicked off today, with the company making cloud-based announcements for its product lines. Chief among them was a new partnership with VMware to bring virtual-machine-hosted applications into IBM’s cloud-based offerings. The IBM announcement was riddled with partnerships, many of which were focused on bringing the benefits of IBM’s cloud offerings to … continue reading

Developers can translate apps into different languages with new IBM cloud-based service

If you are a developer that just built a new cloud app on IBM’s Bluemix, the next step might be to translate your app into a different language for new markets around the world. This normally means finding a translation vendor, which could cost time and money for the developer. Today, IBM announced a new … continue reading

Schoology gets funding, Star Wars helps kids code, and Google’s Expeditions expands—SD Times news digest: Nov. 10, 2015

Schoology announced today a US$32 million round of financing, led by JMI Equity, as well as from FirstMark Capital, Great Road Holdings, and Intel Capital. Schoology has a total of $57 million for funding. It started in 2009 as an education technology company that matches collaboration with learning. The company said it has more than … continue reading

Dell Services announces major IT release, and Bluemix makes it easy to debug applications—SD Times News Digest: Oct. 9, 2015

Dell Services has announced Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution, which works with the company’s Automated Full-Time Equivalent (AFTE) and AFTE Command Center. It will help customers increase speed and accuracy in business processes. AFTEs are “robots,” or software agents, that are programmed to perform repeatable and repetitive tasks, freeing up employees who were otherwise doing … continue reading

Mirantis’ partnership with Intel, new IBM Bluemix services, and Mozilla’s Firefox add-on changes—SD Times news digest: Aug. 24, 2015

Mirantis is partnering with Intel to accelerate enterprise OpenStack and cloud adoption. The company announced a US$100 million round of funding led by Intel Capital. The funding is part of Intel’s Cloud for All initiative, and will go toward adding increased capabilities for enterprise deployments. “With Intel as our partner, we’ll show the world that … continue reading

IBM debuts new OpenStack cloud services

IBM has announced a new suite of beta services for the OpenStack cloud platform, enabling developers and enterprises to integrate applications and data across public, private and hybrid cloud environments. The new IBM Cloud OpenStack Services allow developers to launch applications on-premises or in the OpenStack cloud using IBM’s SoftLayer cloud computing infrastructure, without making … continue reading

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