Category: Cloud

OpenStack Ussuri Release – Delivering Automation for Intelligent Open Infrastructure

21st release of open source cloud software platform includes improvements in core functionality, automation, cross-cell cold migration, containerized applications and support for new use cases at multiple levels in the stack.

***The OpenStack Ussuri  release will be available for download at 10am CDT (17 pm CET). Follow the link to learn more about features and enhancements.***

AUSTIN, Texas — May 13, 2020 — The OpenStack community today released Ussuri, the 21st version of the most widely deployed open source cloud infrastructure software. The release delivers advancements in three core areas:

  1. Ongoing improvements to the reliability of the core infrastructure layer
  2. Enhancements to security and encryption capabilities
  3. Extended versatility to deliver support for new and emerging use cases

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Rafay Systems Looks To Ease Kubernetes Adoption With SaaS

Fresh off an $8 million Series A round, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based startup has introduced a platform for quickly deploying Kubernetes orchestrated apps onto any environment.

Fresh off an $8 million Series A round, Rafay Systems has released a platform that aims to ease deployment of Kubernetes clusters and lifecycle management of containerized apps across any cloud.

The startup based in Sunnyvale, Calif. sees complexity as the biggest roadblock to Kubernetes adoption, and a Software-as-a-Service delivery model as the key to simplification, Rafay co-founder and CEO Haseeb Budhani told CRN.

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Mindtree Develops New Container Acceleration Service Enabling Faster Deployment of Cloud Applications on Microsoft Azure

nnoApp for Kubernetes speeds app innovation, setup, configuration, and modernization for enterprises

Warren (NJ) and Bangalore (India) – September 18, 2019 – Mindtree, a global technology services and digital transformation company, announced a new service, InnoApp for Kubernetes, enabling enterprises to deploy containerized cloud applications on Microsoft Azure, accelerating application setup and innovation. The service utilizes Kubernetes, the open source architecture for automating deployment and management of containerized applications.

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Alibaba launches AI-based Chip for Cloud Computing

Alibaba Group, Chinese retail, and internet company, recently revealed Hanguang 800, which is an AI-based chip for advanced computing capability on the cloud, Reuters reported earlier.

The chip accelerates machine learning tasks and will be available to Alibaba Cloud customers, the report notes.

The company has currently deployed the Hanguang 800 AI Chipset for its business operations and claims that the chip aids product search and automatic translation on eCommerce sites. It also optimizes the shopping experience by powering personalized recommendations, intelligent and advertising customer service with high computational efficiency.

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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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VMware vSphere goes Kubernetes native

A re-architecture of vSphere with a Kubernetes control plane, Project Pacific looks like Kubernetes to developers and vSphere to admins

VMware vSphere goes Kubernetes native
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As much as enterprises might want to modernize IT and go cloud, it’s still a stubborn fact that 95 percent of IT spending remains firmly on-premises. That’s changing, and fast, but CIOs have struggled to upgrade their information technology for the cloud era.

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VMware fortifies its hybrid-cloud portfolio with management, automation, AWS and Dell offerings

VMware expanded its hybrid-cloud offerings with AWS and delivered one with Dell/EMC, and continues to expand its own cloud portfolio with announcements at VMworld.

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SAN FRANCISCO—VMware has uncorked a variety of software products and services aimed at letting customers more quickly and securely build and manage hybrid-cloud environments.

More apps will be built and deployed in the next five years than in the last 40 to support workloads including analytics and connecting IoT devices, said Kip Colbert, vice president and cloud CTO for VMware, and that will require more expansive hybrid-cloud platform.

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Microsoft Expanding Azure VMware Solutions To Eight Regions

The regional expansion of Azure VMware Solutions is based on customer demand and will be across the United States, Western Europe and Asia-Pacific, according to Arpan Shah, general manager of Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Azure plans to expand the availability of Azure VMware Solutions to eight regions and add Azure NetApp Files as a supported storage option by year’s end.

VMware parent company Dell Technologies and Microsoft announced Azure VMware Solutions – which is built on VMware Cloud Foundation and allows VMware workloads to run natively on Azure — at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas in April. Customers currently can move or extend their on-premises VMware environments to Azure using Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple. Azure VMware Solution by Virtustream is expected to be available later this year.

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Splunk to Acquire Cloud Monitoring Leader SignalFx

Splunk to Redefine APM Category with Any Data at Any Scale to Help Organizations Navigate Cloud Journey; Establishes Splunk as a Leader in Observability

 Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), delivering actions and outcomes from the world of data, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire SignalFx, a SaaS leader in real-time monitoring and metrics for cloud infrastructure, microservices and applications. Splunk is already a leader in ITOM and an AIOps pioneer and, upon close, will be a leader in observability and APM for organizations at every stage of their cloud journey, from cloud-native apps to homegrown on-premises applications. This breadth of innovation will help customers deliver cost savings, increased revenue and an improved customer experience, and firmly places Splunk as the vendor most qualified to deliver these outcomes across the entire suite of enterprise applications at any scale.

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