SignalFx release features new alerting capabilities for cloud operations teams

Being able to catch issues in advance becomes important when switching to a modern architecture like containers or microservices, but without the right alerting or monitoring features, traditional architecture companies are unable to effectively identify trends in their data. With SignalFx’s new set of capabilities around alerting, the company gives these companies sophisticated analytics so … continue reading

Google Cloud IoT Core connects devices globally

In many global industries, the need to be able to connect user devices to data is critical. To address that challenge, Google today is launching Google Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed cloud service  designed to securely connect devices to the Google Cloud Platform, manage those devices and integrate with data and analytics services. “There’s … continue reading

What is the WannaCry ransomware, and why should organizations be concerned?

There’s a new ransomware attack that has affected several organizations globally, and although it’s slow-moving, security experts are urging companies to keep their antivirus programs up-to-date, as well as their software. The ransomware — dubbed WannaCry (WanaCrypt0r 2.0/WCry) — has hit Britain’s National Health Service, some of Spain’s big companies, and has spread across Russia, … continue reading

Microsoft announces new data and cloud solutions at Build

Serverless computing – adding an abstraction layer above cloud infrastructure – promises to let developers write code without worrying about the underlying platform. Microsoft today announced it is augmenting its data and cloud services offering with Azure Cosmos DB, a database service that the company says scales horizontally with guaranteed uptime, throughput and virtually no … continue reading

Microsoft Build puts focus on AI, data, cloud services

The opportunity for developers to have broad, deep impact on all parts of society and all parts of the economy have never been greater. That’s the view of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who kicked of the company’s Build conference in Seattle this morning with a keynote outlining the company’s vision for the future of computing. … continue reading

Top 10 vulnerabilities in mobile applications

My team in the Threat Research Center at WhiteHat Security specializes in mobile application business logic assessments, which is a hands-on penetration test of both mobile client-side apps and the business logic that can be used to circumvent the security built into the program. In a rapid application development environment, it’s a best practice (and … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Make passwords a priority for World Password Day

We’ve heard it all before. Don’t reuse passwords. Don’t use easy-to-guess passwords. Don’t give away your passwords. Sound familiar? These tips are crucial to protecting user data and information, but it still seems like app and website users are not “getting it.” In honor of World Password Day, we thought it was time to revisit … continue reading

Atlassian expands products with more support for enterprise DevOps practices

Atlassian is reinforcing the flexibility of its deployment options with several new updates. This includes advancements to its self-hosted products, tighter integrations, and a new feature in Bamboo 6.0. At Atlasssian’s first end-user conference in Europe today, the company announced that its suite of self-hosted products and all major platforms are available in Data Center … continue reading

IBM expands Bluemix OpenWhisk, Red Hat JBoss AMQ 7, and Sauce Labs’ Real Device Cloud — SD Times news digest: April 27, 2017

IBM is expanding Bluemix OpenWhisk, its open serverless computing platform, so developers can quickly connect data to serverless apps. Expanding OpenWhisk lets developers expose serverless actions as secure and controlled APIs on the cloud, according to IBM. OpenWhisk’s expanded user experience will track and analyze usage data for each serverless action to let developers and … continue reading

Tech startups partner to offset their carbon footprint for Earth Day

Earth Day is a day for environmental and climate literacy, not only for individuals of this planet, but for big technology companies and startups, too. That’s why a few organizations are partnering with Segment to calculate how to offset their carbon footprint, taking action so they can protect the environment for years to come. On … continue reading

Microsoft announces new solutions for creating intelligent, data-driven apps

Microsoft is empowering customers with its new data-driven intelligence solutions. Microsoft today made several product announcements at its Microsoft Data Amp event, including updates to SQL Server, R Server 9.1, and other solutions aimed at helping businesses create intelligent applications. Starting today, developers can download the SQL Server CTP 2.0, which is available on Windows, … continue reading

Rancher Labs releases RancherOS, VMware’s intent to acquire Wavefront, and OpenBSD 6.1 — SD Times news digest: April 12, 2017

Rancher Labs has announced the general availability of RancherOS. RancherOS is the company’s simplified Linux distribution for containers. It is designed to make it easier to run containers at scale in development, test, and production. Key features include a minimalist OS, automatic configuration, simple setup, reduced footprint, and extensive platform support. “RancherOS is a minimalist … continue reading

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