In a recent blog post, Mark Russinovich, cto of Microsoft Azure, announced a public preview feature called Azure Scale Sets. Azure Scale Sets are an Azure Compute resource which allow you to deploy and manage a group of virtual machines (VMs) as a collective group, or set.
At the recent Google Cloud Platform Next experience event in Paris, Google announced a beta data visualization service called Cloud Datalab. Cloud Datalab allows developers to explore and analyze their data through an interactive web-browser experience.
Earlier last month in Las Vegas, at IBM Insight 2015, IBM announced a major commitment to the Apache Spark project. Referring to it as “potentially the most significant open source project of the next decade” tells a lot about how important IBM believes Apache Spark is. With IDC reporting that 80% of cloud applications in the future will be data intensive, Apache Spark can unlock previously...
Rising from the ashes of GigaOm the tribal gathering of cloud elders that is Structure has returned, and got off to a strong start with Battery Ventures' Adrian Cockcroft presenting on the State of the Cloud and Container Ecosystems. Cockcroft paid particular attention to the impact of containers, which wasn’t even a major discussion topic at the last Structure conference in 2013.
In April 2015 at the Build conference in San Francisco, Microsoft introduced an Azure service called Service Fabric. Azure Service Fabric is a platform that allows customers to build distributed applications without having to manage a complex infrastructure deployment. The service is currently in developer preview as of May 2015 and a general availability release is expected in early 2016.
In early September, Microsoft announced a premium tier preview to its messaging offering known as Azure Service Bus Premium Messaging. The premium service includes existing cloud based messaging capabilities, such as Queues and Topics, but delivers them over dedicated infrastructure in order to provide a consistent experience for customers.
Twistlock have announced the general availability of their Container Security Suite, along with a partnership with Google Cloud Platform that integrates Twistlock into Google Container Engine (GKE). The suite consists of a console to define policy, a registry scanner and a ‘Defender’that runs as a privileged container on each host.
Google recently announced they are adding features to its cloud platform that will enable integration between its cloud-based log service and its cloud monitoring service. The intent of providing these capabilities is to allow customers to efficiently move between the Cloud Logging and Cloud Monitoring services when discovering the health of their own services.
InfoQ recently sat down with Kris Bliesner, founder and CTO of 2nd Watch, who has developed deep experience in migrating workloads from traditional IT estates to the cloud. Bliesner identified common challenges with cloud workload migration, discussed recommended processes, and offered his thoughts on the topics of security, compliance, DevOps and automation.
Today, Pivotal announced an update to Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), the commercial version of a popular opens-source platform for building, deploying, and running cloud-native applications. This 1.6 release gives developers native access to a subset of Spring Cloud’s Netflix OSS services, built-in support for .NET applications, beta support for Docker images, and integrated ALM tools.
Recently, on October 7th, 2015, Amazon announced a new service called Amazon Kinesis Firehose. Kinesis Firehose is a follow-up service to the Kinesis service which was released two years ago. In order to avoid ambiguity, the original Kinesis service has been renamed to Amazon Kinesis Streams.
DigitalOcean recently introduced floating IPs that can be manually reassigned to any Droplet – what DigitalOcean calls a virtual machine – within a data center. While neither novel nor a standalone high-availability solution, this service fills a gap for the fast-growing cloud provider.
On Thursday, October 1st Microsoft made several announcements regarding their Azure Platform. These announcement include 3 new Azure regions in India, GPU support, Security Center, IoT Suite and Container Service.
At its re:Invent conference, Amazon Web Services has unveiled two new instance types for its EC2 service: X1, sporting 2TB of memory, and T2.Nano, aimed to the lower end of compute requirements.