SAP strikes three-year cloud computing deal with Microsoft

Software company SAP said today it had agreed a three-year deal with Microsoft to help its large business customers move business processes into the cloud.

The partnership, called Embrace, aims to help clients run operations hosted at remote servers supported by SAP’s S/4HANA database.

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Zoho Opens Up Its Infrastructure and Launches Catalyst, a New Full-Stack Serverless Developer Platform

Accessing Zoho’s Deep Tech Stack, Developers Can Easily Build Microservices and Apps With Capabilities Inherited Directly From Zoho’s Expansive Business App Portfolio 

Austin, Texas — October 17, 2019 — Zoho Corporation, a global, privately held company that offers the most comprehensive suite of business software applications in the industry, today announced the release of Catalyst, the company’s visionary full-stack serverless platform for developers. Catalyst is a simple to use yet extremely powerful offering that allows developers to create and run microservices and applications. Catalyst gives developers access to the same underlying services and frameworks that power Zoho’s 45+ applications used by more than 45 million users around the world.

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Red Hat OpenShift 4.2: Kubernetes for the hybrid-cloud developer

Red Hat, via OpenShift, wants to help developers build the new model hybrid cloud.

As Ashesh Badani, Red Hat’s senior vice president of Cloud Platforms, said in a statement:

“We continue to prioritize making the next generation of enterprise open-source technologies like Kubernetes even more accessible to developers while also keeping administrator priorities in balance. With these goals in mind, OpenShift 4.2 delivers on features to help customers accelerate application development and delivery.”

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Cognizant to Acquire Contino, a Premier Enterprise DevOps and Cloud Transformation Consultancy

Acquisition augments digital engineering and core modernisation capabilities, deepening cloud-native architecture expertise in key geographies

TEANECK, N.J. USA, Oct. 16, 2019 — Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Contino, a privately-held technology consulting firm. Contino specializes in helping Global 2,000 clients accelerate their digital transformation by leveraging enterprise DevOps methodologies, a cloud-native development approach, and advanced data platforms. Headquartered in London, Contino has approximately 350 employees worldwide with operations in the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia.

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The Delta Lake Project Turns to Linux Foundation to Become the Open Standard for Data Lakes

Increasing community engagement shows commitment to open source and encourages industry-wide innovation for data-driven initiatives

Amsterdam and San Francisco, October 16, 2019 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced that it will host Delta Lake, a project focusing on improving the reliability, quality and performance of data lakes. Delta Lake, announced by Databricks earlier this year, has been adopted by thousands of organizations and has a thriving ecosystem of supporters, including Intel, Alibaba and Booz Allen Hamilton. To further drive adoption and contributions, Delta Lake will become a Linux Foundation project and use an open governance model.

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Cloud computing the most important technology for treasurers, survey finds

New survey has revealed cloud computing will be the most important technology for treasurers over the next five years, followed by big data analytics and artificial intelligence.

According to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) survey, 44% of respondents to the EIU survey indicate that cloud computing will be the most important technology for treasurers over the next five years, followed by big data analytics (42%) and artificial intelligence (37%). Interestingly, despite the attention it attracts robotic process automation (RPA) was cited by only 9% of respondents: treasurers say it facilitates automation more than data analysis.

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CloudBees Announces New Technical Alliance Partner Program

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CloudBees, the enterprise DevOps leader powering the continuous economy, today launched a new partner program that expands ISV partners’ ability to align with CloudBees offerings and the global Jenkins community. The Technical Alliance Partner Program (TAPP) will energize CloudBees’ partner ecosystem with new programs and tighter connections, helping ISVs create new revenue streams and further develop their DevOps businesses.

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2020 trends in cloud computing: The epicenter of cloud native architecture

The service oriented economy of cloud computing has all but solidified throughout the data ecosystem. It’s single-handedly responsible for the modern way vendors interact with organizations, organizations interact with their customers and organizations interact with one another.

Whether accessed via hosted solutions, multi-tenant SaaS models, or hybrid on-premise, public, or private clouds, this architecture is the most cost effective and efficient means of scaling—horizontally and vertically—to meet the modern demands of the heterogeneous computing environments with which organizations contend.

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SUSE drops OpenStack Cloud

SUSE, a long-time supporter of the OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud program, is getting out of the OpenStack cloud business.

For years, SUSE, the European Linux and open-source company, was one of the OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud program’s champions. No longer. SUSE has decided to cease production of new versions and to discontinue sales of SUSE OpenStack Cloud.

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Trust in public cloud providers’ security is increasing

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Enhanced security measures are encouraging use of cloud computing

End user apprehension towards moving to the cloud is dissipating, according to an IDG Connect survey. Of those polled, half felt more confident in migrating workloads off-premise, a trend that can be attested to stronger security measures on both the vendor’s side and the end user’s side.
Since its inception, cloud computing has forged paths towards efficiency and enhanced customer experiences, enabling the digital transformation necessary to ensure businesses remain competitive. Storing data and applications in the cloud though, brought to the surface a host of security issues that have dissuaded many IT decision makers from transitioning.

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