OpsRamp Report Finds That Nearly Two-Thirds of IT Leaders Want a DevOps Approach To Modernize IT Operations Management

IT decision-makers report that 64% of IT leaders believe it’s their job to deliver hybrid infrastructure agility above all else.

San Jose, CA (October 29th, 2019) OpsRamp , the service-centric AIOps platform for the modern, hybrid enterprise, today announced the launch of Adapt or Perish: The OpsRamp Report on Modern IT Operations in the Digital Age which detail its findings on the current challenges and future roadmap of IT operations.

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CenturyLinks’ suffers data breach with cloud computing system

CenturyLink has reported that a customer information database of 2.8 million records was found exposed. The database was affiliated with a third-party notification platform and has been exposed for 10 months.

With the CenturyLink issue, the personal information of hundreds of thousands on CenturyLink customers, including name, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers was exposed online during October 2019.

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OpenStack Train Release Extends Security and Data Protection, Adds New AI and ML Support

20th release of the world’s most widely adopted open source cloud infrastructure software reflects operator priorities for ease of use, reliability and security.

AUSTIN, Texas — October, 2019 — The OpenStack community today released Train, the 20th version of the most widely deployed open source cloud infrastructure software. The software now powers more than 75 public cloud data centers and thousands of private clouds at a scale of more than 10 million compute cores. OpenStack is the one infrastructure platform uniquely suited to deployments of diverse architectures—bare metal, virtual machines (VMs), graphics processing units (GPUs) and containers.

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As Container Hype Levels Off, Developers Looking to Reduce Complexity, According to Latest Cloud Foundry Foundation Global Survey

As enterprise IT environment becomes more complex, developers gain clout

San Francisco, October 22, 2019 — As enterprise IT and cloud environments become more complex, developers are taking enterprise development strategies into their own hands, adding levels of abstraction and decreasing complexity, according to the newest Cloud Foundry Foundation Global Perception Study.

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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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