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Microsoft Updates Cosmos DB with Cassandra Support and Provides Better Availability Guarantees

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 15, 2017

Last month at Microsoft Connect 2017, Azure Cosmos DB received several new updates, including support for using the Cassandra NoSQL database API and increased guarantees for availability. With the Cassandra NoSQL database API, customers can run operations inside Cosmos DB on a data model. The availability guarantee moves from 99.99 percent to 99.999 percent.

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Amazon GuardDuty: A Zero-Footprint Managed Threat Detection Service for AWS Accounts and Resources

by Daniel Bryant Follow 282 Followers on  Dec 03, 2017

At the AWS re:invent conference, the release of Amazon GuardDuty was announced - a managed threat detection service that continuously monitors for malicious or unauthorised behaviour. The service can be centrally managed, is “zero footprint”, and remediation scripts or AWS Lambda functions can be configured to trigger automatically based on GuardDuty findings.

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Werner Vogels on “21st Century [Cloud] Architectures”: Availability, Reliability and Resilience

by Daniel Bryant Follow 282 Followers on  Dec 03, 2017

At the AWS re:invent 2017 conference, Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, presented a keynote that discussed core concepts required for building “21st Century Architectures” on the cloud. Highlights of the talk included discussion of the emerging practices of evolutionary and “cloud native” architectures, the role of security becoming everyone’s responsibility, and the benefits of chaos engineering.

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AWS re:Invent Day 2 Keynote Announcements: Alexa for Business, Cloud9 IDE & AWS Lambda Enhancements

by Daniel Bryant Follow 282 Followers on  Dec 01, 2017

At the second keynote of the AWS re:invent 2017 conference, running in Las Vegas, Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, took to the stage to announce several new product releases: Alexa for Business; AWS Cloud9 IDE; and multiple enhancements to the AWS Lambda service, including traffic shifting, the doubling of available RAM, and a pre-announcement of .NET Core 2 and Golang language support.

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AWS re:Invent 2017 ML and IoT Announcements: Amazon SageMaker, AWS DeepLens & IoT Device Manager

by Daniel Bryant Follow 282 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

At the AWS re:invent conference 2017, held in Las Vegas, USA, several new AWS machine learning (ML) and Internet of Things (IoT) products were released. Highlights include Amazon SageMaker - a fully-managed ML service that enables developers to “quickly build, train, and host ML models”; and IoT Device Manager - a service to securely onboard, monitor, and remotely manage IoT devices at scale.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Reserved VM Instances

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 30, 2017

On the 16th of November, Microsoft made Azure Reserved Virtual Machine (VM) Instances (RIs) generally available to customers worldwide. They are now able to reserve VMs on a one- or three-year term and have up to 72% cost savings versus pay-as-you-go prices. The cost savings can be even more for Windows Server customers combining Azure RIs with Azure Hybrid Benefits.

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Monitoring Microservices - A Prediction for 2018

by Mark Little Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 26, 2017

The monitoring and distributed tracing of microservices has been a recognised challenge for a number of years. Recently Péter Márton, CTO of RisingStack, has written an article on experiences with various approaches including the OpenTracing initiative and has some recommendations, example code and makes a prediction or two about the future.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure Time Series Insight

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 23, 2017

Microsoft made Azure Time Series Insights (TSI) generally available. The service is part of Microsoft's Internet of Things (IoT) platform and has emerged earlier this year in April as a preview. Later in August, it received several updates including root cause analysis.

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Azure Managed Applications Generally Available to Partners and Customers

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 17, 2017

Microsoft has made Managed Applications generally available in the Azure Marketplace.

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IBM Release IBM Cloud Private, a Hybrid Cloud Computing Platform Using Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry

by Daniel Bryant Follow 282 Followers on  Nov 12, 2017

IBM has released IBM Cloud Private, a platform designed to enable companies to create on-premises cloud capabilities similar to public clouds, with the goal of accelerating "cloud native" application development and supporting modernisation of existing applications running on IBM technology such as WebSphere Liberty, Db2 and MQ. 

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Google Data Loss Prevention API Offers New Ways to Manage Sensitive Data

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 06, 2017

Google has updated the beta version of its Data Loss Prevention (DLP) API, which is designed to help organizations better manage sensitive and personal identity data.

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Microsoft and AWS Collaborate on Machine Learning

by Martin Abbott Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 05, 2017

Microsoft and AWS have recently announced a new collaboration aimed at democratizing deep learning and artificial intelligence. Gluon is a joint effort between Microsoft Research and Amazon AI and is intended to make developing solutions using machine learning easier and quicker.

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Azure SQL Intelligences Aims to Help DBAs and Developers

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 05, 2017

Microsoft seeks to make database management easier for users of its Azure SQL service and SQL Server through the addition of new features it calls Performance Management Intelligence. They are designed to provide easier database management for both DBAs and app developers.

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Microsoft Releases Preview of Azure Container Service (AKS), a New Managed Kubernetes Service

by Daniel Bryant Follow 282 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Microsoft has released a preview version of a new managed Kubernetes service, “Azure Container Service (AKS)”, which is a separate product from the existing ACS that offers support for multiple orchestrators Kubernetes, Mesos DC/OS and Docker Swarm.

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CNCF Adds Security, Service Mesh and Tracing Projects: Docker Notary, Lyft Envoy and Uber Jaeger

by Daniel Bryant Follow 282 Followers on  Oct 30, 2017

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced the addition of four new hosted projects over the past month: Docker’s Notary, The Update Framework (TUF), Lyft’s Envoy, and Uber’s Jaeger.

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