Kubernetes foundation takes on container networking

 (CNCF), which seeks to drive large-scale cloud computing with an emphasis on containers and microservices, has just added the Container Network Interface (CNI) project to its fold. The project joins others hosted by the nonprofit foundation, including the Kuberrnetes container orchestration platform and CoreDNS DNS server. CNI had been a GitHub open source project. It features… Continue reading Kubernetes foundation takes on container networking

A cloud storage architecture for the enterprise

Yaniv Romem is co-founder and CTO and Tom Leyden is VP of corporate marketing at Excelero Tech giants such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google have redefined IT for web-scale applications, leveraging standard servers and shared-nothing architectures to ensure maximum operational efficiency, flexibility, and reliability. As new application workloads – cloud, mobile, IoT, machine learning, and… Continue reading A cloud storage architecture for the enterprise

Microsoft’s P language is aimed at where cloud, AI, and IoT meet

Microsoft is positioning its P language as a solution for asynchrony in a world where this capability is becoming increasingly vital for the cloud, artificial intelligence, and embedded systems. Geared to asynchronous event-driven programming, the open source P unifies modeling and programming into a single activity. “Today’s software uses cloud resources, is often embedded in… Continue reading Microsoft’s P language is aimed at where cloud, AI, and IoT meet

Does Microsoft’s Cosmos DB promise too much?

Microsoft apparently missed database godfather Michael Stonebraker’s memo. In 2005 Stonebraker declared the “one size fits all” mentality of the database market is an idea whose “time has come and gone.” Fast forward to 2017 and Microsoft launched Azure Cosmos DB, a new database that promises to do… everything. No, really. Everything. Relational data? Check.… Continue reading Does Microsoft’s Cosmos DB promise too much?

Google’s Firebase taps serverless Cloud Functions

Firebase, Google Cloud’s back end and SDK for mobile and web application development, is being enhanced with serverless compute capabilities. Google Cloud Functions for Firebase, now available in a beta release, allows developers to run back-end JavaScript code that responds to events triggered by Firebase features and HTTPS requests. Developers upload their code to Google’s… Continue reading Google’s Firebase taps serverless Cloud Functions

Google’s machine-learning cloud pipeline explained

When Google first told the world about its Tensor Processing Unit, the strategy behind it seemed clear enough: Speed machine learning at scale by throwing custom hardware at the problem. Use commodity GPUs to train machine-learning models; use custom TPUs to deploy those trained models. The new generation of Google’s TPUs is designed to handle both… Continue reading Google’s machine-learning cloud pipeline explained