Topic: data centers

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

Cisco acquires ContainerX

Cisco is headed into the container market. The technology company announced plans to acquire the container startup ContainerX, marking Cisco’s first entry into the emerging container space. “Many of our customers are starting to use containers to build, deploy and manage cloud native applications,” wrote Rob Salvagno, vice president of corporate business development at Cisco. … continue reading

Docker and HPE announce alliance to modernize data centers

Docker and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) are teaming up to extend the reach of distributed apps across hybrid infrastructures and modernize the enterprise data center. Together the companies will provide engineering, support, services, and knowledge sharing solutions. As part of this strategic alliance, the companies have introduced the Docker-ready server program, a solution to ensure … continue reading

Microsoft announces first technical preview of Azure Stack

Microsoft wants organizations to integrate its Azure cloud services into their own data centers, and to do so it has been working on a new solution: the Microsoft Azure Stack. The company has announced the first technical preview of its new solution: a hybrid cloud platform that aims to give organizations the power of cloud … continue reading

Oracle’s charge into the cloud creates fear of lock-in

Larry Ellison, Oracle’s executive chairman and CTO, said on Sunday at Oracle OpenWorld that the cloud, in general, was still in its infancy. To that end, he introduced several cloud product offerings, from Docker hosting to data hosting, to supply chain and more. There’s just one problem: Few people at the show seemed at all … continue reading

Guest View: How open source can help you break free of the storage Matrix

Remember the reality presented in the movie “The Matrix”? While the population lived in a fantasy world, they were actually being used as an energy source. A small group of revolutionaries led by Neo would fight the powers that be to free the human race. The world as the machines and Agents knew it was … continue reading

Windows 10 release date revealed, Intel buys Altera—SD Times news digest: June 1, 2015

Microsoft has officially announced that Windows 10 will be available on July 29. “With Windows 10, we start delivering on our vision of more personal computing, defined by trust in how we protect and respect your personal information, mobility of the experience across your devices, and natural interactions with your Windows devices, including speech, touch, … continue reading

Google’s Kubernetes Project reaches Mesosphere

Users of Apache Mesos and the Mesosphere Data Center Operating System will be pleased to hear that they can begin integrating Google’s Project Kubernetes into their containerized cloud environments. Mesosphere today announced that it would begin including Kubernetes as a standard feature of its Mesosphere DCOS. Kubernetes, which was first announced publicly by Google last … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Innovate in the cloud, cheaply and securely

For development teams, cloud computing is enthralling. Where’s the best place for distributed developers, telecommuters and contractors to reach the code repository? In the cloud. Where do you want the high-performance build servers? At a cloud host, where you can commandeer CPU resources as needed. Storing artifacts? Use cheap cloud storage. Hosting test harness? The … continue reading

OpenStack is open for business

Four years have passed since the project to create an open-source IT stack began between NASA and Rackspace. Two years have passed since the creation of the OpenStack Foundation, the governing body behind the large ecosystem of open-source projects that make up OpenStack. The here and now of OpenStack resembles much of what was promised … continue reading

Graduate-level course offered for data center system engineering

SMU works with HP and Compass Datacenters in providing the first graduate degree in this field … continue reading

Short Takes: September 1, 2010

Rackspace’s new project pushes the data center operating system concept; you can now legally jailbreak your iPhone … continue reading

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