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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 29 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 507 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 7 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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Amazon GuardDuty: A Zero-Footprint Managed Threat Detection Service for AWS Accounts and Resources

by Daniel Bryant Follow 507 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 507 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 507 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 507 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 2 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 10 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 2 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 2 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 507 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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