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Kubernetes Founder Craig McLuckie on Going Multi-Cloud and Open Source

by Rags Srinivas Follow 8 Followers on  Mar 22, 2018

InfoQ caught up with Craig McLuckie, one of the original founders of the Kubernetes project and CEO of Heptio.

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Microsoft Announces a Public Preview of the MongoDB Aggregation Feature in Azure Cosmos DB

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 17, 2018

Last November Microsoft announced more capabilities for the support of MongoDB in Azure Cosmos DB. With the deployment of the latest version of the Cosmos DB service, Microsoft included a preview of MongoDB aggregation pipeline support, enabling developers to create more sophisticated queries and manipulate data by combining multiple aggregation ‘stages.’

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Oral Arguments before Supreme Court in Microsoft Cloud Computing Case Focus on Legal Issues

by Michael Stiefel Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 15, 2018

On February 27, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments on the Microsoft cloud computing case. A ruling against Microsoft could require companies based in the United States to hand over to law enforcement data stored on foreign servers. U.S. based organizations might then not be able to provide cloud computing services to foreign countries.

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AWS Makes Serverless Application Repository Generally Available

by Steffen Opel Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 28, 2018

After a brief preview period since re:Invent 2017, Amazon Web Services (AWS) made its new Serverless Application Repository generally available. Users can now discover, configure, and deploy serverless applications and components via the AWS Lambda console, which AWS considers an "ideal venue for AWS partners, enterprise customers, and independent developers to share their serverless creations".

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Chef Enhances Cloud Security Automation in InSpec 2.0

by Helen Beal Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 27, 2018

Continuous automation vendor, Chef, has announced the availability of InSpec 2.0, a new version of Chef’s free open source tool that enables DevOps and cross-functional application, infrastructure and security teams to express security and compliance rules as code and assess and remediate compliance issues through the entire software delivery life cycle.

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Cloud IoT Core Service in Google Cloud Platform Is Now Generally Available

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 26, 2018

Google announced the general availability of its Cloud IoT Core, a managed service to help enterprises connect and manage millions of connected devices. The Cloud IoT Core will offer its users a system for controlling the connection of the internet of things (IoT) devices with Google’s Cloud Platform (GPC) and a pipeline for getting data to and from those devices.

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Google Cloud TPU for Machine Learning Acceleration is Now Available in Beta

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 22, 2018

Google has made their custom chips, Tensor Processing Units (TPU) for running machine learning workloads written for its TensorFlow framework, available in beta for Machine Learning (ML) experts and developers. With Google’s Cloud TPU’s, ML models can run on demand at lower costs and higher performance.

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SaaS Platform for Managing Configurations Enters Private Beta

by Richard Seroter Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 17, 2018 1

Config is a new SaaS offering for managing configuration files. Created by Bien David in 2017, the company looks to simplify how teams store and access configurations used by systems, apps, modules, environments, and server instances. InfoQ spoke to the team behind Config to learn more about how these problems are solved.

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Subtree Releases "Dotmesh", a Git-Like CLI for Capturing, Organising and Sharing Application States

by Daniel Bryant Follow 511 Followers on  Feb 11, 2018

Subtree has released Dotmesh, a container-friendly application state snapshotting tool that provides a git-like CLI for manipulating and sharing the captured data. The core use case for Dotmesh is the ability to share state captured from microservice-based applications in order to facilitate the debugging and exploration of problematic states seen within QA and production environments.

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Oracle's Fn Serverless Platform Adds Prometheus Support and Helm Chart Installation for Kubernetes

by Daniel Bryant Follow 511 Followers on  Feb 09, 2018

At the recent KubeCon NA conference, InfoQ sat down and discussed Oracle’s Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) “serverless” Fn Project with Bob Quillin, vice president of Oracle Container Group. The Fn project has evolved rapidly since its launch in October 2017, and additions include: support for Prometheus monitoring; a new Hybrid Architecture; and an open source Helm Chart Fn installer.

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Could the United States Supreme Court Constrain Cloud Computing?

by Michael Stiefel Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 08, 2018

A U.S. Supreme Court decision could change the future of cloud computing by making U.S. companies subject to law enforcement demands for data from foreign servers. If the court rules that the data must be handed over, it is uncertain if the U.S. Congress would change the law, and what the actual content of a new law might be. This law would be still subject to interpretation and litigation.

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Managing and Operating Kafka Clusters in Kubernetes

by Srini Penchikala Follow 29 Followers on  Feb 06, 2018

Nenad Bogojevic, platform solutions architect at Amadeus, spoke at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017 Conference on how to run and manage Kafka clusters in Kubernetes environment. He talked about provisioning Kafka clusters and configuring them using Kubernetes custom resources or ConfigMaps.

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AWS Streamlines Amazon EC2 Spot Instance Pricing Model and Operational Complexity

by Steffen Opel Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently introduced significant changes on how to request and operate Amazon EC2 spot instances, which can provide considerable cost savings. Users can now request spot instances without specifying a bidding price, spot prices are adjusted more gradually, and spot instances can also be stopped or hibernated and later resumed to further optimize interruptible workloads.

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AWS Lambda Now Supports Go for Serverless Applications

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 21, 2018

Amazon has announced Go support for AWS Lambda, which opens the way to writing Go serverless applications running on AWS.

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PCF 2.0 Expands Platform to Include Containers and Serverless

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 9 Followers on  Jan 14, 2018

Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) version 2.0 sees a significant expansion of the platform. As well as the original Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering, PCF 2.0 now also includes a Kubernetes-based container service and an upcoming Function/Serverless service alongside a marketplace of add-on services that extend the capabilities of the platform.

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