by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?HashiCorp, a leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today released the next generation of HashiCorp Terraform Enterprise, software for provisioning cloud-based and on-premises infrastructure using a consistent workflow. The newest features of Terraform Enterprise enable collaboration among practitioners using HashiCorp Terraform and provide governance and policy management [?]
I recently attended the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017 conference in Austin, Texas, which gathers leading technologists from multiple open source cloud-native communities to further the education and advancement of cloud-native computing. This was my first time attending this conference, so it was quite enlightening for me. My goal was to get a pulse on the cloud-native technologies that the industry is focused on and where we stand today and where we are going tomorrow. Although I am not a developer by trade, I make it a point to learn as much as I can about specific areas of technology that I find interesting.
The recent AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas was all about the cloud, but another hot technology also played a leading role: the Internet of Things. In multiple keynotes, top Amazon Web Services (AWS) executives, including CEO Andy Jassy and CTO Werner Vogels, went out of their way to extol the virtues of IoT. The company also used the occasion to announce a slew of new IoT-related products.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?iguazio, the leading data platform enabling continuous analytics and event driven-applications, today unveiled nuclio: its open source, ultra-fast, multi-cloud serverless platform. nuclio functions are faster than bare-metal, processing up to 400,000 events per second with a single process, address a broad set of applications, are simpler [?]
Recently, I visited a few conferences and I noticed a somewhat hidden theme. While a lot of attention was being paid to moving to a (hybrid) cloud-based architecture and what you need for that (such as cloud management platforms), a few presentations showed an interesting overall development that everybody acknowledges but that does not get a lot of close attention: the enormous growth of the amount of digital data stored in the world.
Back when Microsoft first launched Azure?s virtual machines, there were only a handful of default server sizes you could use. The question you had to ask yourself then was a simple one: Is there a server that can support my workload? But now there?s an ever-growing list of different server sizes and server types, all targeted at different use cases. That?s changed the question. Now you must ask: Which one is the right one for me?
A few years ago, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) outlined the five stages of self-driving vehicles. In actuality, there are six levels, but the zero level is no automation, so we will ignore that. The idea behind the different phases is to make it possible for us to get there in a reasonable, phased approach.
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, ?SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today unleashed a series of product updates designed to give IT professionals a new level of simplicity, visibility, and control in monitoring infrastructure, applications, and databases, particularly those in multi-cloud and hybrid IT environments. The updates [?]
For the last six years running, the most important event in cloud computing has been AWS re:Invent, where the market leader announces its latest improvements. This year, 44,000 people descended upon a very crowded set of Las Vegas venues spread across multiple hotels for breakout sessions, certification exams, a diverse expo floor, and the all-important keynotes where the newest offerings were announced.
2017 has been a pivotal year for the database technologies market, with several massive paradigm shifts that shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Companies are pivoting away from the traditional monolithic database architectures which, for decades, powered generations after generations of applications in exchange for a more optimized, agile, self-managed cloud-focused data platform strategy.
About a decade ago almost all data centers were built on a traditional three- (or sometimes more) tier architectures that used the spanning tree protocol (STP). That prevented routing loops but also deactivated all the backup links, which accounted for almost half the ports in large environments. This caused organizations to significantly overspend on their networks.
Sure, it was a cloud computing conference, and maybe the goal remains a bit unrealistic, but at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas last week, the number of enterprises expressing a wish to stop running their own data centers was too big ignore.
Serverless computing is coming to the Pivotal Cloud Foundry cloud computing platform, in the form of Pivotal Function Services. There?s no firm release date, but Pivotal says it?s aiming for early 2018.
What's going to shake things up in 2018? IT pros will have their hands full with technologies that have been hyped for some time and are now ripe for adoption, including software-defined WAN, hybrid cloud computing, hyperconvergence, and Internet of Things. See below for our collection of enterprise picks, predictions and prognostications.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Botmetric, the highest rated cloud management platform on the AWS marketplace, announced the launch of its prototype cloud savings calculator with Amazon Alexa voice integration at this year?s Amazon re:invent conference. It is the first cloud management platform that integrates intelligent voice commands to manage cloud [?]