Cloud

Cloud FOMO, iOS deprecates VoIP API, and bitcoin rockets to new record — SD Times news digest: August 14, 2017

Cloud FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is real. According to a recent survey, 81 percent of C-level and other IT leaders are either extremely concerned or very concerned about missing out on cloud advancements. More than 93 percent of respondents say they are moving at least some of their processes to the cloud and a majority are … continue reading

CodePush comes to Microsoft’s Visual Studio Mobile Center

The Visual Studio Mobile Center is bringing mobile developers a new service for their applications. Microsoft announced that CodePush is now a part of the Visual Studio Mobile Center family. The Visual Studio Mobile Center is a mission control solution for mobile applications. It is designed to provide developers with faster release cycles, better quality … continue reading

Industry Watch: It’s a ‘Cognitive First’ world

Forget ‘mobile first’ and ‘cloud first.’ Modern applications being built today need to be ‘cognitive first.’ That’s according to Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta, who said intelligent applications need the capabilities to predict and to anticipate, and thereby help businesses become more successful. And he’s not the only one. I would say a solid six of … continue reading

Guest View: Four checkpoints on IT’s cycle to cutting cloud costs

Currently, IT teams are moving a mile a minute in their cloud-enabled environments, and for many, the pennies are starting to add up. The average U.S. business predicts it will spend $1.8M on the cloud in 2017, and organizations with more than 1,000 employees predict they will spend $10M or more. And shockingly, RightScale estimates … continue reading

Microsoft announces Azure Container Instances

Microsoft announced a new solution designed to make it easier to run containers in the cloud. Azure Container Instances (ACI) is a new Azure service that lets developers get started in seconds without any Virtual Machine management or the need to learn new container orchestration tools. “Containers have fundamentally changed the way developers develop their … continue reading

The race for the cloud: AWS vs Azure

The cloud computing competition is beginning to heat up with companies adding more tools and services to their infrastructure to draw users in. The online community for developers, Stack Overflow, is taking a deeper look into how cloud platforms compare, and what cloud is evolving the fastest. According to the organization, the two front runners … continue reading

Enforcing enterprise security policies on hybrid cloud

Server provisioning has historically played a key role in IT’s control over enterprise systems: IT approved and provisioned developers’ requests for compute resources, enforcing security controls and policies along the way. Cloud technologies are being adopted widely, creating hybrid environments. Cloud undermines the traditional provisioning model; developers can now allocate resources themselves with the swipe … continue reading

New IBM Z mainframe takes on encryption

With its latest mainframe, IBM is taking on the challenges with encrypting data associated with applications, cloud services and databases. IBM today unveiled its new transaction system, IBM Z, which introduces what IBM considers to be a “breakthrough” for encryption engines. According to IBM, there is a major global epidemic of data breaches, where more … continue reading

Is security killing your digital transformation?

Hackers love traditional security. So do your competitors. Want to ruin their day? Forget what you know about how faster development increases risk. If your approach to security is slowing you down, it’s only a question of which you’ll lose faster — your data or your customers. To begin, let’s agree on one fundamental principle: … continue reading

Kubernetes 1.7 now available on Google Container Engine

Google is updating its Container Engine with the latest open source release of Kubernetes today. The Google Container Engine is powered by Kubernetes, and enables users to deploy, manage and scale containerized applications. Kubernetes 1.7 was announced last month with a big focus on extensibility and security. “Container Engine is one of the first commercial … continue reading

CircleCI 2.0, Red Hat OpenShift Online, and a free Kubernetes course — SD Times news digest: July 11, 2017

CircleCI 2.0 is officially out of beta and available for developers and teams to push code faster, with more flexibility and control. CircleCI 2.0 comes with the ability to run CI/CD without limits, use workflows to run build-test-deploy stages as individual jobs, and it comes with a redesigned build engine. “Over 5+ years and 65M+ … continue reading

Android Things joins Hackster.io, Baidu acquires KITT.AI, and Akamai to host Girls Who Code — SD Times news digest: July 5, 2017

Google is teaming up with Hackster.io to help developers share and learn more about Internet of Things development. Hackster is an online community dedicated to IoT developers. In addition, it showcases IoT projects in order to inspire other developers in the field, and it provides live workshops and design contests to educate and challenge developers. … continue reading

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