Microsoft Azure customers reporting hitting virtual machine limits in U.S. East regions

Microsoft is at capacity with some of its Azure resources in the East US2 region, users are reporting, and Microsoft acknowledges it is placing restrictions on additional quota on some customers there.

Starting a couple of weeks ago, some Azure customers began reporting they were hitting virtual machine (VM) limits in Microsoft’s cloud in the U.S. East regions. Users say Microsoft doesn’t have enough of the server types needed to spin up certain types of VMs, especially in East US2.

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Cloud Foundry Foundation Announces KubeCF is New Incubating Project

Previously at SUSE, KubeCF code has been brought into the Cloud Foundry incubator under Runtime PMC

 

San Francisco, CA — Cloud Foundry Foundation, home to open source projects simplifying the developer experience, today announced that KubeCF has become an incubating project under the Foundation and has released version 1.0.

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Amazon Launches New AWS Initiative As Part Of A Broader Global Technology Response To COVID-19

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has had a profound impact on enabling technology to scale up with the growth of the Internet and online services. They enabled modern cloud computing which has in turn enabled services such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and others to scale so dramatically. One of the reason all your favorite websites are still online when people are clamoring for information about COVID-19 is because of the cloud.

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Alibaba Cloud offers free access to its AI tools to help fight the coronavirus

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s cloud computing arm Alibaba Cloud is making several of its artificial intelligence-powered technologies available for free to medical professionals and researchers to help them fight the coronavirus outbreak.

The tools can help medical professionals by speeding up diagnosis of the disease and by providing more data-based insights, the company said.

The idea is to support medical professionals across the world through a suite of applications developed by Alibaba Cloud’s research subsidiary DAMO Academy, plus engineers from its communications platform DingTalk. The tools were developed to help Chinese medical professionals during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus, Alibaba said.

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DevOps Institute Announces Virtual SKILup Days to Advance the Humans of DevOps

Due to Coronavirus concerns and social distancing practices, DevOps Institute has migrated all SKILup Day events to one-day, virtual micro-conferences available for free to the global community 

DevOps Institute, a global member-based association for advancing the human elements of DevOps, today announced eight Virtual SKILup Day micro-conferences starting April 30, 2020. Each monthly conference focuses on a single topic and features six hours of “how-to” presentations, exhibitor booths, a networking chat lounge and a scavenger hunt in a virtual conference environment. By focusing each SKILup Day on a single topic, IT professionals will gain actionable skills, knowledge, ideas and learning by breaking down traditional monolithic events into single-day micro-conferences.

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Red Hat Accelerates Petabyte-Scale Object Storage for Cloud-Native Workloads

Red Hat Ceph Storage 4 offers enhanced scalability and simplicity for new generation of data-intensive applications

Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Ceph Storage 4 to deliver simplified, petabyte-scale object storage for cloud-native development and data analytics. Red Hat Ceph Storage 4 is based on the Nautilus version of the Ceph open source project.

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NetApp Acquires Talon Storage

Company enhances Cloud Volumes and Azure NetApp Files with global file cache for remote office and branch office workers

SUNNYVALE, CA  NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP), the leader in cloud data services, today announced that it acquired Talon Storage, a leader in next generation software-defined storage solutions enabling global enterprises to centralize and consolidate IT storage infrastructure to the public clouds. The combination of NetApp Cloud Volumes technology and Talon FAST™ software, enterprises can seamlessly centralize data in the cloud while still maintaining a consistent branch office experience.

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