Guest View: HCI: Ready for mainstream?

We’ve all read the eye-popping stats about the number of devices coming online as part of the impending Internet of Things (IoT) wave — about 6.4 billion connected devices in 2016 to almost 20.8 billion by 2020, according to Gartner. The numbers are staggering. Why? Because fundamentally, most of us take for granted the ability … continue reading

Black Duck launches new container security solution

Black Duck announced the release of its OpsSight automatic open source vulnerability detection solution for containers at its Flight 2017 conference in Boston today. According to the company’s CEO Lou Shipley, OpsSight is Black Duck’s first product that targets the production phase of the software lifecycle. “Container technology is revolutionizing the way organizations package, deploy, … continue reading

Microsoft previews the Azure Container Service

Microsoft is going deeper with Kubernetes with a new managed service. Azure Container Service (AKS) aims to simplify the deployment, management and operations of Kubernetes, the open-source system for container orchestration. “We have seen customers fall in love with our current Kubernetes support on Azure Container Service, currently known as ACS, which has grown 300% … continue reading

Puppet announces the next phase of software automation at PuppetConf 2017

Puppet wants to take automation to a new level by making it more repeatable, scalable, and even more automatic. The company announced at PuppetConf 2017 it is expanding its product portfolio from one to six products in order to support this next phase of automation. “We ​are ​entering ​a ​new ​era ​of ​automation. ​One ​where … continue reading

Chef announces new solution for cloud native architectures

Chef is building on top of its application automation solution with the release of a new SaaS-based service. Habitat was first announced last year as a way to give apps the ability to self-organize and self-configure throughout their lifecycle. Today’s announcement of Habitat Builder adds to that technology by enabling modern application development teams to … continue reading

Are you stuck in the new DevOps matrix from hell?

If you google “matrix from hell,” you’ll see many articles about how Docker solves the matrix from hell. So, what is the matrix from hell? Put simply, it is the challenge of packaging any application, regardless of language/frameworks/dependencies, so that it can run on any cloud, regardless of operating systems/hardware/infrastructure. The original matrix from hell: … continue reading

Kubernetes 1.8 released with new security, simplicity and stability features

The open source project for deploying, scaling and managing containerized applications is getting a number of new functional improvements in its latest release. Kubernetes 1.8 is the third release of the year, and features security enhancements, workload support and extensibility improvements. In addition, the team says the release includes an increased “project-wide focus on maturing … continue reading

The mobile and cloud imperative

The shift from client-server to cloud-mobile is driving many of the modernization efforts behind today’s digital transformations initiatives. Together, cloud and mobile support the agility, performance and scalability required by modern enterprise mobile applications. Companies that do not invest in mobile risk falling behind their competitors, potentially hindering the growth of their business over the … continue reading

Red Hat, Microsoft collaborate on container adoption

Microsoft and Red Hat have joined forces again to bring their technologies together to ease container adoption for organizations. New initiatives announced today include cross-platform support, for Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform; for Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated container platform-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and … continue reading

How to choose the right database for your microservices

Microservices are in the spotlight, as infrastructure building blocks, because they offer decoupling of services, data store autonomy, miniaturized development, testing set up, and other benefits that facilitate faster time to market for new applications or updates. The availability of containers and their orchestration tools has also contributed to the increase in microservices adoption. At … continue reading

HashiCorp Vault 0.8, YouTrack 2017.3, and Node.js v8.3 ships with V8 6.0 — SD Times news digest: August 10, 2017

HashiCorp released HashiCorp Vault 0.8 with updates to both the open source and enterprise versions, including new plugins, disaster recovery, mount filtered replication capabilities, and multi-factor authentication (MFA). “The previous release of Vault Enterprise introduced multi-datacenter replication, which has enabled many of our enterprise customers to adopt or expand their usage of Vault. The new release … continue reading

Microsoft’s SQL Server 2017 RC1 now available

Microsoft is gearing up for the release of SQL Server 2017 with its first release candidate. SQL Server 2017 RC1 indicates the development work for the upcoming version is complete and almost ready to come to market. The latest version of the relational database management system will bring SQL Server performance and security to Windows, … continue reading

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