Topic: infrastructure

Guest View: Top developer skills in demand

Digital disruption is building a voracious appetite for developers — and every area of home and business life is adapting to disruption. Platform-based business models, from travel and hospitality to recruitment and P2P funding, dominate the economy. Firms like Airbnb and Uber have no physical inventory of their own, but their platforms have revolutionized their … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: LibreRouter

Born out of the 2014 FCC crackdown on modifying off-the-shelf network infrastructure devices, this week’s highlighted project got its start as a way to help facilitate community networks, which relied on such modifications for most of their operations. LibreRouter uses open-source hardware and software to provide the sort of flexible network infrastructure required by locally … continue reading

Prometheus becomes second project to graduate from CNCF incubation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced the systems and service monitoring framework Prometheus from the foundation’s incubation program has now graduated. This makes it the second project to meet the CNCF’s criteria for graduation after Kubernetes in March of this year. The news was announced today during the organization’s Prometheus-focused PromCon event in … continue reading

Pulumi emerges from stealth with cloud development platform

Pulumi Corporation is giving developers and DevOps teams a new way to get their code to the cloud. The company emerged from stealth mode today with an open-source cloud development platform for cloud-native apps using containers, serverless functions, APIs and infrastructure. “All developers are now cloud developers. The cloud delivers enormous capabilities; however, creating modern … 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

CoreOS releases Tectonic 1.6.2 with Kubernetes

In CoreOS’ latest Tectonic release, it is providing several features to deliver enterprise Kubernetes. Tectonic 1.6.2 comes with major updates, like Kubernetes 1.6.2, and backend Terraform support for Tectonic Installer on AWS and bare metal. In this release, the Tectonic Installer is now supported by Terraform, a tool for safely launching and building infrastructure. According to … continue reading

Report: DevOps companies need to make the most of culture, monitoring, and incident management

What has 10 years of cultural change, infrastructure improvement and tooling done to the DevOps movement? That is the question Atlassian and xMatters wanted to answer in the latest DevOps Maturity Model report, which researched the current state of DevOps practices today. According to an Atlassian blog post, DevOps is here to stay, but key … continue reading

Security Playbook 2017: How to improve practices this year

From LinkedIn to Yahoo, companies fell into the hands of hackers and identity thieves in 2016. Each year, companies seem to make the same security resolutions, only to face roadblocks like skill shortages, time constraints and budget issues, which prevent them from implementing good security practices. Experts recommended companies consider the following trends and predictions … continue reading

Study: Outdated, inadequate technology being deployed against today’s security threats

Businesses are still facing challenges in securing their data and applications, and a recent survey from Citrix highlights businesses’ never-ending struggle of effectively securing both data and infrastructure. In fact, Citrix found that it’s not just the security policies that are the problem; it’s the organization’s own solutions and employee devices that further complicate things. … continue reading

CoreOS ships Tectonic 1.5 container-based infrastructure platform

CoreOS yesterday released an updated version of its Tectonic infrastructure product. Tectonic 1.5 couples with the latest version of Kubernetes (1.5.2) to provide a container-based infrastructure platform that can automatically update itself. This new release of Tectonic includes support for setting custom worker subnets inside the installer. Also new is support for storage configuration during … continue reading

Kubernetes founders start new company Heptio to support Kubernetes ecosystem

Accelerating software development was a top priority for Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, two of the founders of the Kubernetes project at Google, which is why they started their own company announced this week: Heptio. Heptio raised US$8.5 million in a series A investment round led by Accel, with participation from Madrona Venture Group. With … continue reading

AppDynamics’ Business iQ engine turns performance monitoring data into business results

Businesses are learning that they need to work and release software faster in order to use agile infrastructures, but what’s missing from their digital transformation is business leaders and IT teams sharing metrics throughout every phase. In order to connect the dots between the CIOs and IT/operations folks, AppDynamics released its new App iQ performance … continue reading

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