Google makes AI Platform Prediction generally available with expanded features

Last Friday, Sept. 25th, Google LLC announced the general availability of AI Platform Prediction, a service that allows companies to host machine learning models on its public cloud without having to worry about infrastructure management.

Setting up a production-grade machine learning environment manually can be technically challenging even for large enterprises. With AI Platform Prediction, Google promises to eliminate most of the hassle.

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Snyk acquires DeepCode to boost its code review smarts

Switzerland-based machine learning code review startup DeepCode — which bills itself as ‘Grammarly for coders’ — has been acquired by Snyk, a post-unicorn valuation cybersecurity startup which is focused on helping developers secure their code.

Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. But the ‘big code’ parsing startup had only raised around $5.2M since being founded back in 2016, per CrunchBase — mostly recently closing a $4M seed round from investors including Earlbird3VC and btov Partners last year.

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Lenovo to roll out Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS across nearly 30 ThinkPads, ThinkStations

The Linux desktop may never be as popular as the Windows desktop, but more top-tier computer OEMs are now offering a broad assortment of Linux desktops. In the latest move, Lenovo, currently the top PC vendor in the world according to Gartner, will roll Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS out across 30 of Lenovo’s ThinkPads and ThinkStations.

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Top Threats to Cloud Computing: Egregious Eleven Deep Dive

This report provides case‌ ‌study‌ ‌analyses‌ ‌for‌ last year’s ‌The‌ ‌Egregious‌ ‌11:‌ ‌Top‌ ‌Threats‌ ‌to‌ ‌Cloud‌ ‌Computing and a relative security industry breach analysis. Using nine actual attacks and breaches, including a major financial services company, a leading enterprise video communications firm, and a multinational grocery chain for its foundation, the paper connects the dots between the CSA Top Threats in terms of security analysis.

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Facebook said it might stop operating in Europe if the EU suspends all data transfers to the US

European regulators are cracking down on Facebook’s ability to transfer data across the Atlantic. Now the tech giant is threatening to pull its services from more than 400 million European users.

CORK, Ireland — Facebook has threatened to pack up its toys and go home if European regulators don’t back down and let the social network get its own way.

In a court filing in Dublin, Facebook said that a decision by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) would force the company to pull up stakes and leave the 410 million people who use Facebook and photo-sharing service Instagram in the lurch.

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PagerDuty’s New Digital Ops Platform Release Delivers Advanced Machine Learning and Automation Capabilities to Facilitate Digital Acceleration for the World’s Most Recognized Brands

New platform adds a recommendation engine, machine learning based service dependencies and change impact to reduce incidents by 67% and lower Developer and IT costs

PagerDuty, Inc., a global leader in digital operations management, today launched the most significant update yet to its Digital Ops platform, during its annual user conference Summit20. The new release applies machine learning and automation to break down the complexity of managing digital operations by reducing interruptions and minimizing the time to resolve issues. PagerDuty’s latest platform release  empowers teams in both large enterprises and high growth disruptors to prevent incidents that cause customer dissatisfaction and negative business impact, so they can confidently scale services and accelerate initiatives that capitalize on strong consumer demand for digital services.

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Microsoft To Make Linux Run As Root Partition On Microsoft Hypervisor

Microsoft engineer Wei Liu sent out a series of kernel patches to Linux’s Hyper-V code. The new “request for comment” (RFC) patches aims to make Linux run as a root partition (like Xen’s Dom0) on Microsoft Hypervisor (Hyper-V).

For those who don’t know, Hyper-V is a very well-known virtualization technology by Microsoft that specifically provides hardware virtualization. Hyper-V not only lets you create virtual hard drives and network switches but also runs multiple virtual operating systems on the Windows platform.

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CloudBees announces more SDM and DevSecOps features

CloudBees announced some additions to its CI / CD product lines. The Software Delivery Management (SDM) will be supplemented by two new modules, which on the one hand facilitate the roll-out of new functions of an application and on the other hand make the productivity of the engineering measurable and optimizable. With continuous integration and delivery in mind, CloudBees also promises to make security an integral part of pipeline workflows.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability Of Bridge To Kubernetes

Microsoft announced the general availability of Bridge to Kubernetes, formerly known as Local Process with Kubernetes. It is an iterative development tool offered in Visual Studio and VS Code, which allows developers to write, test as well as debug microservice code on their development workstations while consuming dependencies and inheriting the existing configuration from a Kubernetes environment.

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TOC Approves KubeEdge as Incubating Project

The CNCF Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) voted to accept KubeEdge as an incubation-level hosted project.

KubeEdge is an open source system for extending containerized application orchestration capabilities to hosts at the edge. It is built on top of Kubernetes and provides infrastructure support for network, application deployment, and metadata synchronization between the cloud and the edge.

“We designed KubeEdge to address three major challenges in edge computing – network reliability between the cloud and edge, resource constraint on edge nodes, and scalability challenges of highly distributed edge architectures,” said Zefeng Wang and Yin Ding, KubeEdge maintainers. “By extending cloud native technologies to the edge, KubeEdge forms a complete edge cloud computing ecosystem. We are very excited to continue to make the project more robust as it moves to incubation.”

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