Topic: virtual machines

Oracle announces polyglot virtual machine, GraalVM

Oracle has set out on a mission to create a universal virtual machine that can support multiple languages while providing consistent performance, tooling and configuration. The company announced GraalVM 1.0, a virtual machine designed to accomplish that mission with high performance and interoperability with no overhead when building polyglot apps. According to the company, most … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Go-Libvirt

Go-Libvirt is a pure Go interface for interacting with the toolkit Libvirt. DigitalOcean developed go-libvirt in 2016 to meet the company’s specific needs. “At DigitalOcean, we use libvirt with QEMU to create and manage the virtual machines that compose our Droplet product. QEMU is the workhorse that enables hundreds of Droplets to run on a … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Can Graal be the Holy Grail of polyglot runtime?

Virtualization has proven its value to IT and to developers through technologies such as server virtualization and the venerable JVM. Operating system virtualization is about providing protection and isolation/security from other operating systems while maximizing system utilization. In the case of the JVM, the value is arguably more about providing an insulation layer that abstracts … continue reading

Five best practices to keep containerized infrastructure safe and secure

Software containers are indisputably on the rise. Developers looking to build more efficient applications and quickly bring them to market love the flexibility that containers provide when building cloud-native applications. Enterprises also benefit from productivity gains and cost reductions, thanks to the improved resource utilization containers provide. Some criticize containers as being less secure than … continue reading

Rainforest QA

Rainforest QA Mobile App Testing, Dart 1.24, and Yahoo joins Verizon — SD Times news digest: June 14, 2017

Rainforest QA launched its new Rainforest QA Mobile App Testing solution, which offers crowdtesting that combines virtual machines and real devices. It’s built on Rainforest QA’s crowdsourcing and AI platform, and gives teams testing results without requiring additional engineering resources to manage. “Traditional mobile testing solutions that rely on testers using their personal devices take … continue reading

Controlling software through containers and microservices

Businesses want to move faster, develop more software, and deploy software and updates more often, but to do this in a traditional software architecture is a lot to put on developers. In order to ease the pain, more businesses and developers are turning to containers. A software container is a way to package software in … continue reading

Notes from Node.js Interactive: Node.js VM-neutrality, the Node.js security project, and NodeSource NSolid 2.0

The Node.js Foundation is continuing its mission to make Node.js VM-neutral. The foundation announced major milestones toward allowing the solution to work in a wide variety of VMs at the Linux Foundation’s Node.js Interactive conference this week. According to the foundation, VM-neutrality will allow Node.js to expand its ecosystem to more devices and workloads, such … continue reading

Yext’s location data developer platform, Scala 2.12.0, and ClusterHQ’s FlockerHub and Fli—SD Times news digest: Nov. 3, 2016

Yext, a database for location data, has announced a new developer platform designed to take location data out of spreadsheets and into a more centralized solution. The Yext Location Cloud Platform is designed to give businesses the control and ability to manage their location data across the organization. It features open APIs, a developer console, … continue reading

CoreOS and Intel to collaborate on OpenStack with Kubernetes

CoreOS and Intel aim to bring virtual machines and containers together with their newly announced technical collaboration. The companies have announced plans to deploy and manage OpenStack, the open-source software for building clouds, with Kubernetes, the open-source system for automating deployment, scaling and operations of applications. “A collaboration between Intel and CoreOS is a huge … continue reading

IBM partners up for cloud-based virtual machines

IBM’s InterConnect 2016 conference kicked off today, with the company making cloud-based announcements for its product lines. Chief among them was a new partnership with VMware to bring virtual-machine-hosted applications into IBM’s cloud-based offerings. The IBM announcement was riddled with partnerships, many of which were focused on bringing the benefits of IBM’s cloud offerings to … continue reading

20 ways to build up your Azure deployment

Despite playing catch-up to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure has quickly become a contender with its powerful Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings. With constant innovations around usability, open source and cross-platform compatibility, infrastructure management and evolving software development paradigms for new devices and applications, it can be hard to get your bearings within the vast platform. … continue reading

2015: The Year of Containers

Containers are spreading through the software industry like wildfire. Companies high and low are supporting Docker: Microsoft, IBM, HP, Oracle and VMware, and many other companies have added container support, compatibility, management capabilities, or at the very least are planning to release something this year. Why so much fuss over containers? They use fewer resources … continue reading

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