The mobile and cloud imperative

The shift from client-server to cloud-mobile is driving many of the modernization efforts behind today’s digital transformations initiatives. Together, cloud and mobile support the agility, performance and scalability required by modern enterprise mobile applications. Companies that do not invest in mobile risk falling behind their competitors, potentially hindering the growth of their business over the … continue reading

Red Hat, Microsoft collaborate on container adoption

Microsoft and Red Hat have joined forces again to bring their technologies together to ease container adoption for organizations. New initiatives announced today include cross-platform support, for Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform; for Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated container platform-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and … continue reading

How to choose the right database for your microservices

Microservices are in the spotlight, as infrastructure building blocks, because they offer decoupling of services, data store autonomy, miniaturized development, testing set up, and other benefits that facilitate faster time to market for new applications or updates. The availability of containers and their orchestration tools has also contributed to the increase in microservices adoption. At … continue reading

HashiCorp Vault 0.8, YouTrack 2017.3, and Node.js v8.3 ships with V8 6.0 — SD Times news digest: August 10, 2017

HashiCorp released HashiCorp Vault 0.8 with updates to both the open source and enterprise versions, including new plugins, disaster recovery, mount filtered replication capabilities, and multi-factor authentication (MFA). “The previous release of Vault Enterprise introduced multi-datacenter replication, which has enabled many of our enterprise customers to adopt or expand their usage of Vault. The new release … continue reading

Microsoft’s SQL Server 2017 RC1 now available

Microsoft is gearing up for the release of SQL Server 2017 with its first release candidate. SQL Server 2017 RC1 indicates the development work for the upcoming version is complete and almost ready to come to market. The latest version of the relational database management system will bring SQL Server performance and security to Windows, … 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

Five best practices to keep containerized infrastructure safe and secure

Software containers are indisputably on the rise. Developers looking to build more efficient applications and quickly bring them to market love the flexibility that containers provide when building cloud-native applications. Enterprises also benefit from productivity gains and cost reductions, thanks to the improved resource utilization containers provide. Some criticize containers as being less secure than … continue reading

Oracle open sources new tools focused on containers

Oracle is helping development teams build and operate containers with three new tools it is releasing into open source. The tools — Smith, Crashcart and Railcar — are designed to tackle containerization challenges commonly faced.   “Containers are more popular than ever. Here at Oracle, we use containers for many of our cloud services. While … continue reading

3 predictions on the future of containers

Despite the fact that containers are still considered a new tool in the developer scene, they have already been put to work in industries everywhere: Financial services companies use containers to track credit scores and provide financial recommendations to their clients, government organizations use containers to model the effects of weapons and identify ways to … continue reading

SUSE CaaS (Container as a Service) platform makes apps easy to run

SUSE today launched SUSE CaaS (Container as a Service) Platform, a development and hosting platform for container-based applications and services. The solution is a valuable new piece of SUSE’s growing software-defined infrastructure portfolio, which integrates open source technology to drive next-generation innovations that matter to customers. SUSE CaaS Platform lets IT operations and developers provision, manage … continue reading

The Python programming language grows in popularity

The Python programming language has come a long way since it was first released in 1991. Today, it is quickly becoming a first-class enterprise language used in production. “Python has been extensively used in the industry for anything from building Raspberry Pi applications to configuration servers and using a scripting language for large scale applications,” … continue reading

MapR unveils cloud-scale data fabric MapR-XD

As part of its rebranding effort to become a platform company, MapR is extending its Converged Data Platform to create a cloud-scale data store to manage files, objects and containers. The MapR-XD supports any data type from the edge to the data center and multiple cloud environments. “What we are hearing from our customers is … continue reading

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