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Could the United States Supreme Court Constrain Cloud Computing?

by Michael Stiefel Follow 3 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 31 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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Bloomberg Releases Open Source “PowerfulSeal” Kubernetes-Specific Chaos Testing Tool

by Daniel Bryant Follow 548 Followers on  Jan 25, 2018

At the recent KubeCon North America conference, Bloomberg presented their new open source “PowerfulSeal” tool, which enables chaos testing within Kubernetes clusters via the termination of targeted pods and underlying node infrastructure.

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AWS Lambda Now Supports Go for Serverless Applications

by Sergio De Simone Follow 8 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 10 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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Google Introduces Low-Priced Preemptible GPUs for Their Customers

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

Google announces the beta release of Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) attached to Preemptible Virtual Machines (VMs) in their cloud Platform. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers can now attach NVIDIA K80 and NVIDIA P100 GPUs to Preemptible VMs for respectively 0.22 and 0.73 dollar cent per GPU hour, 50 percent cheaper than GPUs connected to on-demand instances.

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Kubernetes and OpenShift Q&A with Brian Gracely from Kubecon 2017

by Rags Srinivas Follow 9 Followers on  Jan 05, 2018

InfoQ caught up with Brian Gracely, director product strategy for Red Hat Openshift, about how Kubernetes has helped shape the product direction and how it's relevant to developers and architects.

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Meltdown and Spectre: What They Are and How to Deal with Them

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Jan 05, 2018

This article discusses the latest CPU vulnerabilities – Meltdown and Spectre – and the current solutions to fix them.

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Microsoft Releases Public Preview of IoT Software-as-a-Service Offering

by Martin Abbott Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 31, 2017

Microsoft recently announced a public preview of IoT Central, its software-as-a-service solution for the Internet of Things. IoT Central had been in limited preview for a few months with chosen customers who have been trialling the solution and providing feedback.

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Amazon Web Services New Region EU (Paris) Is Now Open for Business

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017

Amazon launches its 18th AWS Region in the Paris area to better serve their customers in and around France. This region will be the fourth in Europe after Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The French region, called the AWS EU (Paris) region, will provide customers the full stack of AWS services including compute, storage, networking, IoT, AI and serverless computing.

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Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Archive Storage

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017 2

Microsoft recently announced that the Azure Archive Storage has become generally available. The archive feature for Azure Storage has been available in preview with customers for a few months with customers, and the release includes Blob-Level Tiering. This tier enables customers to optimize storage of the lifecycle data across tiers.

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Kubernetes 1.9 Supports Workloads API, Container Storage Enhancements and Windows Beta Support

by Srini Penchikala Follow 31 Followers on  Dec 20, 2017

The latest version of the container orchestration framework Kubernetes supports GA version of Workloads API, container storage enhancements and Windows support (beta). The Kubernetes team announced the release of version 1.9 last week. This is the fourth and final release this year, and also supports the Custom Resource Definition (CRD) validation.

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KubeCon and CloudNativeCon 2017: An "Exciting Time for Boring Infrastructure"

by Daniel Bryant Follow 548 Followers on  Dec 19, 2017 2

At the joint KubeCon / CloudNativeCon conferences, held in Austin, USA, over 4000 engineers met to learn about and share the latest status of Kubernetes and other cloud native technologies. Core takeaways included that much of the cloud native “boring” infrastructure is starting to become mature, and many of the CNCF hosted technologies are being released as officially ready for production use.

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GitHub Takes Stance for Net Neutrality

by Sergio De Simone Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 16, 2017

At the beginning of December, GitHub made its stance in favor of net neutrality public. Now that the FCC has voted to repeal regulations protecting it, GitHub says the fight is not over. InfoQ has spoken with GitHub’s chief strategy officer, Julio Avalos.

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