Google, IBM and Lyft announce new open-source project for microservices: Istio

Google, IBM and Lyft are merging some of their learned best practices around microservices to create a new open-source project called Istio. Istio was developed to connect, manage and secure microservices. The goal of the project is to tackle challenges around resilience, visibility, and security. Istio is a Layer 7 traffic monitoring and control network … continue reading

IBM releases new open DBaaS toolkit on IBM Power Systems

IBM announced its new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) toolkit on IBM Power Systems, designed to deliver speed, control and efficiency to enterprise developers and IT teams. IBM’s latest solution is focused on making popular open-source databases like MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and others available for developers and IT teams to easily provision. According to IBM global power growth … continue reading

OpenAI’s Roboschool, SmartBear ServiceV Pro 2.0, VMware acquires Apteligent — SD Times news digest: May 16, 2017

OpenAI is opening up a new school for robots. The artificial intelligence research company announced the open-source software Roboschool. Roboschool is integrated with OpenAI Gym, and provides an environment for robot simulation. Through OpenAI, Roboschool provides 12 different environments for controlling robots, and it provides a way to train multiple agent at once in one … 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

IBM releases the Bluemix App ID

IBM is launching a new security authentication service for its developer platform Bluemix. The Bluemix App ID service provides tools to build third-party security authentication solutions without having extensive software security knowledge. With Bluemix App ID, developers can enable users to log into their applications using existing social media credentials from sites like Facebook and … 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

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Guest View: 3 things to ensure your team gets DevOps right

It’s now old news to most people that the rate of change in the lifecycle of a business has accelerated dramatically over the past two decades. Ideas are born, concepts are funded, markets are created, ambitions are expanded, and business models are disrupted and abandoned at a rapid pace. This is equal parts exciting and … continue reading

The cloud wars rage on, but the battlefield has changed

There’s a very specific reason that I’m relieved the holidays are over, and I feel no sympathy in placing the blame squarely on the retail industry. Earlier and earlier each year, we’re constantly bludgeoned with sales: Black Friday sales! Cyber Monday sales! Grandma-Got-Run-Over-By-a-Reindeer sales! OMG-This-Sale-is-So-Good-I’m-Willing-to-Get-Trampled-Myself sales! New-Year, New-You sales! All that competitive price-cutting got me … continue reading

Application release automation lets people, processes and tools move in harmony

Software teams are not unlike a symphony orchestra. Every skilled musician is an expert with his or her instrument, but they need to work in sync and harmony with the entire group of players. How is it possible that 200 or more individuals know to start together, stay in tempo, remain in tune with each … continue reading

Internet of Things gets more attention

As the Internet of Things starts to gain interest from consumers, companies are starting to invest more time and resources into it. IBM just announced a new US$200 million global headquarters for its Watson Internet of Things business in Munich, Germany. “We have reached a tipping point with IoT innovation: We now have over 6,000 … continue reading

GitHub’s Open Source Guides, IBM Machine Learning, and Stack Overflow’s top nav redesign—SD Times news digest: Feb. 15, 2017

GitHub is making it easier for developers to participate in open-source software. The company announced its Open Source Guides, a collection of resources designed to help developers approach and contribute to open source. According to GitHub, the guides will help developers find users for their projects, help them manage large-open source communities, and improve workflow.   … continue reading

IBM pushes accessibility with open-source projects

Today, IBM began a new push to make applications accessible to users with disabilities. The company announced that is has made two accessibility projects available under open-source licenses. These projects are designed to help developers determine if their applications support the needs of those with limited mobility or vision. The two new projects are AccProbe … continue reading

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