Thank you for not adopting microservices

Microservice architectures are all the rage these days, and with good reason. In a nutshell, microservices is a software architecture pattern which decomposes monolithic applications into smaller single-purpose services that are built and managed independently. The benefits of a microservices architecture are: Quality: separation of concerns minimizes the impact of one service’s bugs on another … continue reading

Sauce Lab’s 2017 testing report, LogicHub’s approach to threat detection, and Google open-sources Chrome on iOS—SD Times news digest: Feb. 1, 2017

Developers and testing professionals want to speed up deployment times, but bugs are holding them back, according to a new report. Sauce Labs has released “Testing Trends in 2017: A Survey of Software Professionals,” which examined trends in web and mobile apps. The report revealed that 28% of respondents want to deploy hourly, but no … continue reading

Microsoft expands enterprise cloud services

Microsoft is continuing its cloud-first, mobile-first initiative with new offerings spanning mobile, security, data management, containers and analytics. The company announced R Server 9.0, give a sneak peek at its new Azure cloud console, and new capabilities for Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). Microsoft R Server 9.0 features machine learning algorithms, improved operationalization capabilities, support … continue reading

Linux Foundation provides insights into the open cloud

Cloud computing is becoming more important in today’s digital world. A recent report revealed that more than 40% of enterprise workloads are running in the cloud, and the number is only expected to increase. The Linux Foundation wants to make sure businesses stay on top of the latest open-source cloud technologies and trends with the … continue reading

The fourth Android Developer Preview, Samsung acquires Joyent, and GitHub security update—SD Times news digest: June 16, 2016

Google has announced the fourth developer preview of its upcoming operating system, Android N, and the final Android N SDK is now available. The Android N SDK aims to provide developers tools to develop and test against Android N’s official APIs. New features in Android N include multi-windows support, direct-reply notifications, and bundled notifications. With … continue reading

Microsoft announces first technical preview of Azure Stack

Microsoft wants organizations to integrate its Azure cloud services into their own data centers, and to do so it has been working on a new solution: the Microsoft Azure Stack. The company has announced the first technical preview of its new solution: a hybrid cloud platform that aims to give organizations the power of cloud … continue reading

Microsoft partners with Red Hat on hybrid cloud computing

Microsoft and Red Hat have announced a new partnership to bring more choices and flexibility to hybrid cloud computing. According to Microsoft, the move comes as the cloud becomes mainstream, and the questions are shifting from why users shoulder care about cloud computing to how they embrace it in a fast and cost-effective way. “Businesses … continue reading

EMC and VMware’s new cloud services business, .NET Core and ASP.NET’s new bug bounty program, and Apple removes violating apps—SD Times news digest: Oct. 21, 2015

EMC and VMware have announced they are combining their cloud capabilities to form a new cloud services business. The business will be designed to provide on and off-premise cloud offerings under the Virtustream brand. Virtustream will be jointly owned by EMC and VMware. “Through Virtustream, we are addressing the changes in buying patterns and IT … continue reading

OpenStack wants to make it easier to use OpenStack

OpenStack is receiving more attention these days as more and more enterprises are moving toward the open-source cloud-computing platform. A recent survey from Red Hat revealed that 75% of respondents are turning to OpenStack for cloud initiatives for various stages of deployment, ranging from learning and evaluation to preparing for deployment. “These survey findings are … continue reading

Android usage, Xamarin for Students, and HP’s cloud computing—SD Times news digest: April 8, 2015

Android Lollipop is slowly making its way to more and more users. In February, it was reported that only 1.6% were using Lollipop. But the operating system made it to 3.3% in March, and now Google has revealed that 5.4% of users are using either Android 5.0 or 5.1. Lollipop’s usage now surpasses Android Froyo, … continue reading

The ongoing evolution of Azure

A number of factors have come together to form a guide for Microsoft to the path that has made Azure the key to the company’s future success. That road has been bumpy, but almost always on a good trajectory. Now, as the offerings gel and mature, Microsoft has to maintain its commitments and satisfy those … continue reading

Survey: 70% of enterprises adopting Docker containers

As Docker and application container software become more widespread in deployment automation, enterprises are jumping on the bandwagon in droves. Docker automation startup StackEngine published the results of its inaugural “State of Containers” survey, polling 745 respondents in the enterprise virtualization and cloud computing space. The survey found that 70% of respondents’ organizations are either … continue reading

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