Topic: vms

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

Kotlin/Native, Infragistics Ultimate UI for Xamarin, ActivePython 2.7.13 and 3.5.3, and Progress OpenEdge 11.7 — SD Times news digest: April 4, 2017

JetBrains is giving developers a first look at its Kotlin/Native compiler. The compiler is designed to compile Kotlin into machine code, and deliver executables without virtual machines. “Kotlin/Native is another step toward making Kotlin usable throughout a modern application. Eventually, it will be possible to use Kotlin to write every component, from the server back-end … 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

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

ContainerX wants to bring containers to the data center

Docker has simplified the way developers work with containers, but one company thinks containers have the potential to go beyond developers to enterprise IT. ContainerX, founded by veterans from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware, is a startup aimed at transforming containers from a development tool to the building blocks of the next generation of data centers. … continue reading

Containers steal the show at VMworld

Containers were the only thing anyone could talk about at VMworld this week, and yet the discussions were not about how great they are. Rather, the discussions were about, “How do we use this stuff in an enterprise?” VMware has a very distinct answer: Run the container inside of a virtual machine. And it is … continue reading

Canonical’s Fan container networking, Mashape Analytics for APIs and microservices, and Erlang 18.0—SD Times news digest: June 24, 2015

Canonical has introduced the Fan, an overlay network system in Ubuntu for containers on Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine. The Fan is a free scalable address-expansion mechanism for both application-centric containers such as Docker or Rocket, or full-machine containers such as LXD, according to an announcement from Dustin Kirkland of Canonical’s Ubuntu product … continue reading

Canonical and Joyent bring container-native infrastructure to Linux

Canonical and Joyent have announced a partnership enabling container-native Linux images to run directly on bare-metal Ubuntu using Joyent’s Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure. Triton, Joyent’s container stack announced back in March to extend Docker deployments directly on bare metal, was released with general availability earlier this week. Triton is compatible with all major Linux distributions, … continue reading

Preemptible VMs for Google’s cloud, Rust 1.0, and Meteor raises $20 million—SD Times news digest: May 19, 2015

Google has announced Preemptible Virtual Machines, a new beta cloud technology for Google Compute Engine. Preemptible VMs are cloud instances that can be shut down at any time for short-term storage capacity at a low fixed cost. Google recommended them for distributed, fault-tolerant workloads that don’t require continuous availability of any single instance. The temporary … continue reading

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