How the growth of IoT created demand for IPv6 visibility

The common practice for monitoring the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) network traffic has been to pretend it doesn’t exist by simply ignoring it or disabling it across corporate networks. But with the growth of both IoT and hyperscale data centers, the demand for IPv6 visibility is real, and an increasing portion of the Internet-connected … continue reading

Android gets IoT update and support for semantic time

Android developers are getting new tools to work with as Google announces the Android Things Developer Preview 4.1, and updates to its Awareness APIs. Android Things is the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform. The latest Things developer preview features new hardware support and bug fixes. For hardware, the platform features support for the new … continue reading

API management: The glue holding the app economy together

The world is becoming more digital, intelligent and connected — and the driving force behind all of this are APIs, or application programming interfaces. APIs are not a new phenomenon. Developers have been using APIs as a building block for their applications and solutions for years. However, with the inception of things like agile, Internet … continue reading

Google Cloud Spanner, Android Things Developer Preview 4, and Sencha announces ExtReact — SD Times news digest: May 17, 2017

Google’s horizontally scalable, strongly consistent relational database service, Cloud Spanner, is now production ready. The company first introduced the solution in February of this year. Cloud Spanner is designed for mission-critical OLTP applications and enterprise databases. “Cloud Spanner also offers additional accuracy, reliability and performance in the form of a fully-managed cloud database service. Thanks … 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

Dell

Dell announces new IoT solutions, FileMaker Platform 16, and MIT CSAIL’s C-LEARN system for robots — SD Times news digest: May 11, 2017

Dell Technologies made a number of new IoT announcements at its Dell EMC World conference in Las Vegas this week. The company plans to take the complexity out of IoT deployment, and ease digital transformation with new products and partnerships. New solutions include: a VMware Pulse IoT Center for secure IoT infrastructure management; IoT advisory … continue reading

Facebook expands fastText library for mobile and IoT

Facebook’s AI Research (FAIR) team is expanding its fastText machine learning capabilities and making it available to more devices in its latest release. The research team announced a new and improved fastText with pre-trained vectors in 294 languages and an enhanced model to reduce memory usage. Facebook first released fastText into open source last summer. … continue reading

Cloudflare announces IoT protection, Orbit

The world of the Internet of Things is still fairly new, and many things — namely security — still need to be addressed. Cloudflare is taking a new approach to protecting devices with Orbit, a private network for IoT. According to the company, there are too many IoT solutions suffering from DDoS and hack attacks. … continue reading

Eclipse Foundation offers IoT testbeds

To build a complete Internet of Things solution, one would need hardware, different types of software, cloud infrastructure and an ecosystem of vendors for the task. The Eclipse Foundation today is releasing Eclipse IoT Open Testbeds, which demonstrate how open-source software is used to create these solutions. “The industry really needs a showcase of how … continue reading

Crossover acquires Engine Yard, Twistlock announces new funding, and Cisco Jasper Control Center for Mobile Enterprise — SD Times news digest: April 25, 2017

The cloud-based Ruby development team management provider Crossover is planning to develop a full-stack Ruby on Rails platform with the help of Engine Yard. Crossover announced it is acquiring the Ruby on Rails cloud platform and support provider. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Engine Yard has a decade of deep Ruby experience at … continue reading

The Linux Foundation announces a new IoT edge computing project: EdgeX Foundry

The Linux Foundation is on a mission to simplify and standardize the Industrial Internet of Things edge computing. The organization announced a new open-source project, EdgeX Foundry, designed to build a common open IoT solution framework. According to the Linux Foundation, while the IoT can help businesses improve efficiency and increase revenue, the complexity of … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: PlatformIO

The Internet of Things industry is heating up, and developers want to do more than just allow users to lock their doors or control their thermostats from their smartphones. PlatformIO wants to take IoT development to the next level with its open-source IoT development ecosystem. PlatformIO is a cross-platform build system that features continuous and … continue reading

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