Topic: cloud

SD Times news digest: Paperspace announces free GPU cloud service for ML developers, spaCy v 2.2, and Fugue’s support for Open Policy Agent

Paperspace announced “Gradient Community Notebooks,” a free cloud GPU service that was designed for developing machine learning (ML) and deep learing solutions. It’s based on Jupyter notebooks.  The service enables developers to collaborate while using various deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras and OpenCV.  “This is precisely why we created Gradient Community: to … continue reading

Eclipse Foundation launches new working group to drive the evolution of cloud development tools

The Eclipse Foundation is trying to make it easier for developers to build cloud-native applications. It has formed the Eclipse Cloud Development Tools Working Group to achieve this. The group is a vendor-neutral open source group “that will focus on development tools for and in the cloud.” Its founding members include Broadcom, IBM, Red Hat, … continue reading

Choosing between serverless and containers

Serverless and containers are both software architecture design choices, which causes a common misconception that it is either one or the other, according to Chris Parlette, director of cloud solutions for the cloud services company ParkMyCloud. “A lot of people put serverless against containers, but there is room for both,” he said. There are three … continue reading

Evaluating if serverless is right for you

The allure of serverless is attracting a number of businesses and development teams.   A recent report from the Cloud Foundry Foundation revealed 51 percent of respondents are either using or evaluating serverless, with 18 percent of them doing it at scale. For businesses, it is about an on-demand price model as opposed to upfront costs. … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ballerina

The open-source programming language Ballerina hit 1.0 generally availability this week. Ballerina is designed for the cloud-era world, enabling developers to easily build for cloud native.  According to the team, Ballerina turns cloud native middleware into a programming language, opening up new opportunities for traditional centralized enterprise service buses.  RELATED CONTENT: Six steps for making … continue reading

Reactive Foundation tackles next phase of software architecture

To accelerate reactive programming and technologies for the next generation of networked applications, the Linux Foundation announced the launch of the Reactive Foundation.  “With the rise of cloud-native computing and modern application development practices, reactive programming addresses challenges with message streams and will be critical to adoption,” said Michael Dolan, VP of strategic programs at … continue reading

Atlassian heads deeper into the cloud

Atlassian has announced a major update to its cloud platform designed to open up more opportunities for users in the cloud.  According to the company, the updates are based on four pillars: editions, platform, administrators and cloud migration.  RELATED CONTENT: Moving to the cloud “The main theme here really is about the evolution of our … continue reading

Microsoft launches new security lab and raises top bounty for Azure vulnerabilities

Microsoft is boosting its efforts to make Azure more secure with the launch of Azure Security Lab, a set of dedicated cloud hosts for security researchers to test attacks against IaaS scenarios. In addition, the cloud giant is doubling the top bounty reward for Azure vulnerabilities to $40,000. “To make it easier for security researchers … continue reading

Azure targets innovation over domination

The Azure development team at Microsoft is working to provide new features to win over more developers, through a heavy investment in tools for migrating legacy platforms to its cloud, pushing machine learning, quantum computing and other innovative features. Microsoft hopes its investments will pay off in growing its cloud market share, which currently sits … continue reading

Capital One’s journey to the cloud

When discussing roadmaps and strategies for cloud migration, Capital One is often cited as a pristine example of a large-scale company that successfully moved to the public cloud. “Capital One’s CEO will tell you they are a technology company that does banking,” said Ken Corless, a principal with Deloitte Consulting in its cloud practice. “Not … continue reading

A Cloud Smart Strategy

The federal government is also realizing the importance of the cloud. Last year, the Office of Management and Budget announced a Cloud Smart Strategy proposal in order to help agencies migrate to the cloud safely and securely. At the end of June, the White House Office of Management and Budget’s final version of the plan … continue reading

Moving to the cloud

The winds are shifting in the industry, and enterprises are clear for takeoff to the cloud. It’s no longer a question of should you move to the cloud. Nowadays, you need a good reason not to be in the cloud, according to Ken Corless, a principal with Deloitte Consulting in its cloud practice. In a … continue reading

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