VictorOps published the results of its survey on the state of on-call activities, which it claims to be the first of its kind. The survey includes data about the challenges of being on-call, the way those who are on-call get notified, the tools they use to support incident resolution, the prevalence of false alarms, the average time of each incident resolution and more.
The Docker project has released version 1.4.0 and 1.3.3 focused on bug fixes and platform stability, and addressing some critical security issues found in previous versions.
Plumbr shift its flagship product from a memory-leak tool to a JVM monitoring solution, adding thread contention detection, inefficient GC behaviour monitoring, and historical JVM data. InfoQ talks with Pritt Potter about this decision.
Every December, the SysAdvent community publishes twenty-five articles, one per day until Christmas. The articles touch on a broad set of DevOps topics, ranging from low-level sysadmin tools to people and process issues. SysAdvent 2014 is now underway with twelve articles already published. Each SysAdvent acts like a yearly snapshot, making it possible to follow DevOps history over the years.
DigitalOcean, a young cloud hosting company based in New York has secured a funding of $50 million.
Cloud Foundry Foundation is formed to established formal open governance model for the Cloud Foundry open source Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution on the cloud launched a lightweight cloud-optimised version of the OS called Snappy Ubuntu Core.
AWS OpsWorks, the DevOps service from Amazon can be used for managing existing EC2 instances and on-premises servers running within the data center.
Strengthening their long-standing partnership, Microsoft and Accenture has announced the launch of a new hybrid cloud solution for enterprise customers.
CenturyLink, one of the largest telecommunications and cloud providers has announced the acquisition of Canada based disaster recovery software company, DataGardens.
Google’s customers can now launch Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition instances on Compute Engine. They can also move Microsoft workloads to Google Cloud Platform through the License Mobility initiative.
Mirantis released a free developer edition of Mirantis OpenStack Express with tutorials.
Docker, Inc. announced orchestration services and enterprise hub making it more attractive for enterprises to use container technology.
MapR Technologies, provider of the Apache Hadoop distribution, has open sourced their MapR-DB NoSQL database for unlimited production use. MapR-DB is a Wide Column NoSQL database with native integration to Hadoop and support for strong consistency and ACID transactions.