VMware Completes Acquisition of Pivotal

VMware, Combined with Pivotal, Committed to Connecting Infrastructure and Application Owners to Accelerate Software Delivery and Drive Business Outcomes

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Pivotal Software, Inc. (“Pivotal”), a leading cloud-native platform provider. As a result of the completion of the acquisition, Pivotal’s Class A common stock was removed from listing on the New York Stock Exchange with trading suspended prior to the open of the market today, and Pivotal will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of VMware. The transaction represented an enterprise value for Pivotal of approximately $2.7 billion.

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BlackArch Linux 2020.01.01 Now Available To Download With 120 New Tools

BlackArch Linux developers have come up with their first ISO release for 2020. The latest version of the penetration testing and ethical hacking operating system, BlackArch Linux 2020.01.01, comes with 120 new tools.

Powered by Linux kernel 5.4.6, the new release also includes an updated installer. It is said to feature a number of improvements along with bug fixes to provide users with better hardware detection and support. As the developers put it, the latest release fixes the annoying ‘cannot open tools via menu blah blah crying‘ bug.

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How Kubernetes Has Changed The Face Of Hybrid Cloud

Since the time the public cloud has become prominent, there have been multiple attempts to bring parity between on-premises infrastructure and cloud infrastructure.

Open Source projects like OpenStackCloudStack and Eucalyptus aimed to become the hybrid cloud platforms for seamlessly integrating enterprise data centers with the public cloud.

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TUF Receives CNCF’s Graduate Distinction

The Update Framework (TUF) has become the first specification and first security-focused project to graduate from the Linux Foundation’s Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

TUF is the ninth project to graduate, following Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, CoreDNS, containerd, Fluentd, Jaeger, and Vitess. For projects to move from the maturity level of incubation to graduation, they must demonstrate thriving adoption, an open governance process, and a strong commitment to community, sustainability, and inclusivity.

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Micro Focus Announces Major Enhancements to DevOps Governance in Latest ALM Octane 15 Release

Update Introduces New Capabilities for Enterprise Readiness and Application Delivery

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Google denies report it considered quitting cloud computing business

Executives at Google LLC’s parent company Alphabet Inc. reportedly considered exiting the public cloud computing business back in early 2018, only to reject that idea and instead set a goal of becoming the No. 2 player in the market by 2023.

However, some Google employees are said to believe the company may still withdraw from the cloud business if it fails to achieve that ambitious goal, The Information reported today. In a statement provided to SiliconANGLE, Google called the report “simply not accurate.”

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Portshift’s Security Platform Isolates Vulnerable Containers

With an aim to enable more secure workload communications, Portshift has announced a new capability that delivers runtime policies for vulnerability remediation.

Portshift said its risk mitigation engine connects Kubernetes network policies with discovered vulnerabilities in production workloads. This would help mitigate the risk potential of vulnerable containers till its replacement with new version that remove the vulnerable component.

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Atlassian launches cloud development platform

Now in private beta, Atlassian Forge combines a serverless FaaS platform, a declarative UI language, and a devops toolchain

Atlassian has introduced Atlassian Forge, a serverless cloud development platform designed to streamline enterprise cloud application deployments. Atlassian Forge is available in a private beta, with a waitlist now in effect.

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DENT Launches To Simplify Enterprise Edge Networking Software

Linux Foundation open ecosystem enables low cost, standardized network solutions for campus and remote offices

San Francisco, Calif., Dec 13, 2019 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the launch of DENT, a project to enable the creation of Network OS for Disaggregated Network Switches in campus and remote enterprise locations. Under the Linux Foundation, DENT hopes to unify and grow the community of Silicon Vendors, Original Design Manufacturers (ODM), System Integrators (SI), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and end users to create an ecosystem of contributors around a full-featured network operating system. The initial use case will focus on the retail industry with premier members including Amazon, Cumulus Networks, Delta Electronics Inc, Marvell, Mellanox, Wistron NeWeb (WNC).

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