Univa Announces Navops Launch 2.0

Univa, an enterprise-grade workload management and optimization solutions company, has updated its Navops Launch cloud-automation platform. Navops Launch 2.0 helps simplify the migration of enterprise HPC workloads to the cloud, enabling enterprises to transition HPC workloads to the cloud while reducing costs by 30-40 percent.

With features for rightsizing cloud resources and automating hybrid cloud operations, using real-time cloud, application and workload-related metrics, Navops Launch 2.0 is said to give enterprise users full control over cloud-spend.

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Oracle, VMware agree to deal on cloud technology, technical support

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Oracle Corp and VMware Inc on Monday announced a deal designed to resolve years of tension over how Oracle handles technical support for VMware users and make it easier for them to move to Oracle’s cloud computing service.

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Oracle is competing against Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp to offer cloud services, where businesses use Oracle’s data centres to handle their computing needs. In recent years, cloud providers have worked to woo large businesses that still run their own data centres to move some or all of that work to the cloud.

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Exadel Launches Adobe Experience Manager Authoring Toolkit as Open Source Tool for Digital Marketing Community

AEM Authoring Toolkit lets anyone take advantage of new Adobe authoring capabilities

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., September 10, 2019 — Exadel (www.exadel.com), a global leader in digital software engineering solutions, today announced the availability of its Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Authoring Toolkit. An open source project developed and maintained by the Exadel Digital Marketing Technology team, the Toolkit is available as a packaged, fully supported solution to Exadel’s enterprise clients and as an open source tool for the community. The Toolkit supports an automatic yet versatile and extendable generation of UI elements for AEM authors and provides a next-gen authoring experience in Adobe’s Coral UI-powered environment.

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InfluxData launches InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 – the first serverless time series platform-as-a-service

Elastic scalability and advanced analytics enable organizations to make cost-effective decisions for observability and analytics applications

InfluxData, creator of InfluxDB and pioneer of the modern time series database, today announced the general availability of InfluxDB Cloud 2.0, the first serverless time series platform, purpose-built to meet the specialized requirements of today’s time-sensitive workloads. InfluxDB Cloud was designed to improve the entire developer experience – so they can work faster and be more productive. The new product includes a free rate-limited tier, transparent usage-based pricing and advanced analytic capabilities that allow customers to convert data into actionable information.

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RHEL 8 Now Powers SAP Solutions

Red Hat has come up with the latest version of the enterprise Linux platform, RHEL 8, optimized for SAP solutions including SAP HANA.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 for SAP Solutions is said to be an intelligent OS designed to provide a solid foundation that spans the hybrid cloud and one that fuels mission-critical workloads. Building on the launch of RHEL 8, the company announced SAP production support of RHEL 8 for SAP Solutions for running SAP HANA 2.0 (SPS 04 or later) on the Intel x86 (64-bit) platform. Red Hat added that validation on the IBM Power9 platform is underway.

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Microsoft confirms a Teams client for Linux is on its way

Key rival to Slack encroaches on one of the platform’s major current USPs

Microsoft is developing an iteration of its collaboration tool, Teams, for Linux systems after high demand from users, but hasn’t provided a release date.

The company confirmed on a user feedback forum last week that it’s actively working on a Teams client, and that more information would be divulged soon. Users have previously been forced to use an in-browser version of Teams on Linux systems, which suffers from limitations in functionality and user experience (UX).

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Forbes list of the best 100 Cloud Computing companies 2019 just got released

Tech’s hottest category is transforming how we communicate, collaborate at work and protect our identities in the digital age. For the fourth consecutive year, the Forbes Cloud 100, produced in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures, recognizes the best private cloud companies in the world. Ranging from small startups to private-equity-backed giants, and scattered across the globe from Silicon Valley to Australia and Belgium, the companies on the Cloud 100 stand out for their growth, sales, valuation and culture, as well as a reputation score derived from consultation with 40 CEO judges from their public-cloud-company peers.

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OpenStack Foundation’s StarlingX 2.0 Expands Cloud Computing to the Edge

Thanks to a major update to StarlingX, cloud computing resources are no longer just about being at the core.

The OpenStack Foundation’s StarlingX has reached another major milestone, with the 2.0 release of the edge computing platform project.

Based on code contribution from Wind River Systems, StarlingX debuted in late 2018 to enable the development and deployment of edge computing cloud software infrastructure. The basic premise behind edge computing is that compute power is deployed at the edges of the network, be that a 5G cellular base station, remote location or small branch. With the StarlingX 2.0 update, a key new addition is the integration of the Kubernetes container orchestration engine, making it easier for users to use containers in edge deployments.

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Cloud Foundry Investment and Broad Deployments Increasing Year-Over-Year, According to Global User Survey

Nearly 40 percent of users report application development cycles take less than one day after adopting Cloud Foundry

 The Hague, September 11, 2019 — Broad deployment of Cloud Foundry has nearly doubled in just the last two years, according to the latest report released today by Cloud Foundry Foundation, home to open source projects helping build the future of cloud applications.

 The study, released at the Foundation’s European Cloud Foundry Summit in The Hague,  revealed that 45 percent of user respondents describe their Cloud Foundry use as “broad” compared to 30 percent in 2018 and 24 percent in 2017 and that 39 percent of developers are deploying applications in less than one day. Nearly one in five respondents started using Cloud Foundry in just the last 12 months, indicating a healthy and growing community of developers.  


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Google brings Cloud Dataproc to Kubernetes

Google Cloud Buildings in Silicon Valley

Cloud Dataproc is probably one of the lesser-known products in Google Cloud’s portfolio, but it’s a powerful tool for data wranglers who are looking for a fully managed cloud service that lets them run Apache Spark and Hadoop clusters without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure. Today. Google  announced that it is launching the alpha of Cloud Dataproc to Kubernetes — and while that, too, may not sound all that interesting at first, it’s an important step for Google Cloud as it works to adapt more of its products to a hybrid cloud model.

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