Oracle crashes AWS and Azure UK cloud data centre party

Oracle crashes AWS and Azure UK cloud data centre party

Oracle will open a cloud region in the UK that’s based in London and plans to have three data centres serving the region by mid-2017. The region will accompany others in Virginia and Turkey in a plan Oracle stated will double “the regional presence of its cloud platform in the last 24 months, with 29 regions available globally”. The highest levels of failure protection and availability to Oracle customers’ most demanding cloud applications. Availability Domains are deeply integrated into the Oracle Cloud Platform, easing use and eliminating complex architectural decision-making…

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It’s containers vs. VMs, but enterprises don’t always have to choose

It’s containers vs. VMs, but enterprises don’t always have to choose

There have been numerous debates concerning the value of using application container software such as Docker over virtual machines. But does this mean that the goal of containers is to wipe out VMs? Not necessarily so. Docker representatives have stated that the company does not wish to directly compete with virtualization vendors and does not have any public plans to do so. And even though enterprises are using containers to achieve what they have traditionally tried to do with virtual machines — that is, carve up server hardware into smaller…

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JFrog wants to become your all-in-one DevOps solution

JFrog wants to become your all-in-one DevOps solution

As we start 2017, it has become more apparent than ever that all companies, tech or non-tech, are slowly transforming themselves into software enterprises. Software has become the most important aspect of all companies, because essentially, it is what makes the world of business go round.   Finding help for these companies to keep up with the demand, especially in an area that is new to them, can be difficult. One company that is helping enterprises transform into software companies is JFrog, a leading DevOps accelerator that is on a…

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Three DevOps Predictions for 2017 by CA Technologies

Three DevOps Predictions for 2017 by CA Technologies

The key trends surrounding DevOps this year are not specifically about development or operations, but will instead be on testing, security, and metrics. As organisations race to deliver innovations to market, they will find that ensuring the quality, security and performance of their applications are just as important as speed. DevOps plays a pivotal role in making sure these happen as businesses put software at the core of their DNA to survive and thrive in today’s application economy.   Here are the three hottest DevOps trends as predicted by CA…

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Automated deployment tools mitigate the risk of human error in DevOps

Automated deployment tools mitigate the risk of human error in DevOps

There are dozens of application and infrastructure automation tools for IT shops. Choosing the right one requires project and feature evaluation. DevOps methodologies and continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) software development processes have unleashed an explosion of automated deployment tools all designed to streamline this pipeline. The four horsemen of the DevOps toolchain Build automation and source code management Continuous integration Application deployment and configuration management Infrastructure deployment. How to select the best automated deployment tools: Ideally, an IT shop selects an automated deployment tool in the context of its…

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Docker is supported on the $9 C.H.I.P. computer

Docker is supported on the $9 C.H.I.P. computer

One of the cheapest but powerful ARM boards is the $9 C.H.I.P. computer from Next Thing Co. It has an ARMv7.1GHz CPU with 512 MByte of main memory, 4 GByte flash memory as disk storage and is equipped with onboard WiFi and bluetooth as well.   With the new Docker-enabled Linux kernel for the C.H.I.P. it’s really easy to install and use Docker on these tiny cute ARM devices. Basically you just have to update/upgrade to the latest software packages through the standard apt package management commands, have to install Docker…

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Goldilocks, serverless and DevOps: Five predictions for IT in 2017

Goldilocks, serverless and DevOps: Five predictions for IT in 2017

Technological innovation drives every business, industry and sector – mostly positively, but not always. 2016 was no exception – from the first long-haul driverless cargo delivery to automated retail locations to the stiffening competition among  ‘smart assistants’ we’re seeing big technological leaps at a breakneck pace. DevOps is here to stay In March 2015, Gartner predicted that the DevOps movement – a culture where building, testing and releasing software happens rapidly, frequently and reliably thanks to developers working collaboratively together across companies, industries and geographies – would evolve from niche…

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Using Data to Successfully Manage Both Cultural and IT Transitions to DevOps

Using Data to Successfully Manage Both Cultural and IT Transitions to DevOps

The speed of business today is either exciting, or frightening depending on how you see it. Throughout every industry, IT teams face staggering pressures to deliver-on the impossible. No matter what shifts occur, no matter how rapidly, or how frequently workloads change, they must provide a highly performant IT infrastructure that delivers flawless end-user-experiences. Why DevOps? Defining DevOps these days is a bit tricky, as it has multiple meanings depending on who you talk to. Here’s one take: DevOps, which gets its name from the relationship created between development and…

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Container Encryption Targets Security, Downtime

Container Encryption Targets Security, Downtime

Securing the contents of application containers based on Docker and other platforms has relied heavily on isolating individual containers from one another along with other access control approaches. Now, a data security vendor is proposing an encryption scheme that, for example, extends “data-at-rest” security capabilities to Docker encryption and those access controls The first extension targets the reduction of downtime by enabling initial encryption and rekeying A second Docker extension delivers to container users the Thales encryption platform functioning at the operating system level along with data access controls and…

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