VMware details updates during VMWorld 2017

VMWare, a cloud infrastructure company, had a lot to announce at their annual VMWorld conference in Las Vegas earlier this week. You can check out our coverage of their collaboration with Pivotal and Google Cloud on the new Pivotal Container Service, and with Cohesity on increased recoverability. Here’s a run-down of the announcements made about the … continue reading

Microsoft to acquire Cloudyn, Ford’s robotics and AI team, and TestPlant’s eggPlant solution — SD Times news digest: June 30, 2017

Microsoft has confirmed the acquisition of Cloudyn, a cloud management platform provider and cloud cost optimization tool. The company hopes this acquisition will help its Azure customers better manage and optimize their work in the cloud.   “As customers grow their cloud usage across many projects, it can be challenging to gain visibility and understand … continue reading

OpenStack Summit: Private cloud, infrastructure is changing

The benefits of OpenStack, a free and open software platform for deploying IaaS, were on full display at this year’s OpenStack Summit in Boston. In addition to the many vendor announcements, there was one common theme, and that is infrastructure software is evolving. Part of this evolution is that companies are now using parts of … continue reading

The GPU Open Analytics Initiative, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11, AIY Projects, and NVIDIA’s VRWorks SDK — SD Times news digest: May 8, 2017

Data science and deep learning app leaders are coming together to form the GPU Open Analytics Initiative. The goal is to create common data frameworks that enable developers and statistical researchers to accelerate data science on GPUs. Initial members include Continuum Analytics, H2O.ai and MapD Technologies. The initiative’s first announced project is an open-source GPU … continue reading

Intel announces new AI effort, CoreOS extends CoreOS Tectonic, and OpenSSL launches new site — SD Times news digest: March 24, 2017

Intel is beginning to square in on AI with the announcement of a single cross-Intel organization: The Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG). According to the company, AIPG strengthens its focus on AI, and will include engineering, labs, software and resources as it continues to work on its AI portfolio: The Intel Nervana platform. In addition, … continue reading

InVision releases Inspect for Photoshop, JetBrains Gogland IDE, and Mozilla Firefox Hardware Report—SD Times news digest: Dec. 15, 2016

InVision has released Inspect for Photoshop, which will let teams easily sync their work to InVision and generate working code with a single click inside Photoshop. Inspect allows development teams to get information faster, and they can work seamlessly with Craft Sync for Photoshop. Work can be synced from Photoshop to InVision using a single … continue reading

At DevOps Enterprise Summit, automation is the key

Automation—of networking, provisioning, management and data—is top of mind for attendees, speakers and vendors at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco this week. For Yariv Tabac, CEO and cofounder of DBMaestro, the road to automation also includes the database. While databases traditionally have been treated like sacred objects with their own specialized monks and … continue reading

Stackanetes brings OpenStack to Kubernetes

CoreOS is making it possible to deploy, monitor and manage OpenStack with Kubernetes in the technical preview of Stackanetes. CoreOS first announced plans to bring OpenStack to Kubernetes with the help of Intel back in April. The idea of Stackanetes is to make operating OpenStack as easy as running apps on Kubernetes. “Kubernetes’ features, flexibility … continue reading

The White House lays out AI plans, Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, and Ubuntu 16.10—SD Times news digest: Oct. 13, 2016

President Barack Obama will host the White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh today to address the future of science and technology and what America can do to advance the frontier of artificial intelligence. To prepare the U.S. for the future of AI, the White House is releasing a report that surveys the current state of … continue reading

Micro Focus intends to merge with HPE Software

Micro Focus announced its intent to merge with HPE’s Software Business Segment for approximately US$8.8 billion today. The merger is still subject to closing conditions, but the transaction is expected to finalize in the third quarter of 2017. Also, with this merger, Micro Focus and HPE announced the intent to enter a commercial partnership naming … continue reading

Rackspace manages security across clouds

Rackspace is hoping security will draw more enterprises to its OpenStack offerings. The company has announced plans to extend its Rackspace Managed Security platform to support Microsoft Azure. The platform already supports Rackspace’s Dedicated and VMware environments, as well as Amazon Web Services. The end goal is to provide a method of managing security across multiple environments … continue reading

Platform9 introduces Kubernetes support

At Dockercon today, many container-management and control solutions were demonstrated. Platform9 was one of those companies demonstrating at the show, and today it introduced Kubernetes to its managed OpenStack offering. Founded in 2013 by ex-VMware engineers, Platform9 is a combined hardware and SaaS company. While Platform9 hosts OpenStack for its customers in an external cloud, … continue reading

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