As containers mature, new startups fill out the ecosystem

First, the venture funding came for Docker — seven rounds at last count, with the last in 2015. Now more of that money’s arriving to support the world containers have built. Today, container security outfit Twistlock announced it has secured $17 million in Series B funding, much of it from Polaris Partners, investors in code-analysis service Veracode.… Continue reading As containers mature, new startups fill out the ecosystem

Oracle plans ‘startup organization’ focused on cloud computing, AI, and VR

Oracle is hiring people for a “new startup organization” inside its North America operation that will focus on key technology trends, including cloud computing, internet of things, artificial Intelligence, and augmented and virtual reality. The Solution Engineering organization the company is setting up will consist of Solution Engineering Centers in Reston, Va., and Denver. [… Continue reading Oracle plans ‘startup organization’ focused on cloud computing, AI, and VR

Think again: Data integration is different in the cloud

It’s been nearly 20 years since I wrote the book “Enterprise Application Integration,” yet after all that time data integration remains an afterthought when it comes to cloud deployments. I guess that’s par for the course, since security, governance, monitoring, and other core services are often afterthoughts as well. When moving to the cloud, enterprises… Continue reading Think again: Data integration is different in the cloud

3 signs your Kubernetes distro is built to last

It’s hard to turn around these days without bumping into a Kubernetes distribution. For example, Mirantis recently buffed its OpenStack distribution to use Kubernetes as an internal component and for container management. Major Linux server distributions include it now. For Kubernetes adopters, it’s all good news. It means the most remarkable development in the container… Continue reading 3 signs your Kubernetes distro is built to last

Why Slack can’t slow down

Why has Slack won when other group messaging plays lost? By keeping it simple. Thanks to Slack’s sensible chat room design, everything seems one click away. Private channels, easy integration, and effortless file sharing haven’t hurt, either. The ongoing triumph, however, is behind the scenes. Throughout Slack’s three-year growth from zero to 5 million daily… Continue reading Why Slack can’t slow down

Don’t let cloud providers kick you off like United

As everyone knows, last week a United Airlines passenger was asked to deplane because the airline overbooked and needed his seat for a staff member, then was dragged off the plane by Chicago airport cops when he refused to leave. Yes, the passenger didn’t follow the rules, but the situation ultimately was United’s fault. Believe… Continue reading Don’t let cloud providers kick you off like United

Microsoft will cut OneDrive and Skype access to standalone Office users

When Microsoft launched Office 365 in 2010, Microsoft officials said then that customers were asking to move to the cloud. Beginning in 2020, some Office customers will need to buy an Office 365 subscription to do so. In an update to Microsoft’s Office 365 system requirements released today, Microsoft said that consumers who have already… Continue reading Microsoft will cut OneDrive and Skype access to standalone Office users

OpenStack cloud deployments are up, but Intel scales back

OpenStack Foundation is upbeat about user participation in its cloud endeavor, despite a recent cutback on the project from key sponsor Intel. The foundation said Thursday that according to OpenStack’s ninth user survey, the open source cloud project had gained 44 percent more deployments and input from 22 percent more organizations than a year ago.… Continue reading OpenStack cloud deployments are up, but Intel scales back

Data science could keep United out of more trouble

I’ve avoided flying United for many years. On my last trip to Japan about 10 years back, somewhere along the way an employee took my ticket and said I’d get another one in Japan. Wrong! On my return, United told me I had to buy a new ticket for around $7,000. Anyhow, we’ve all heard… Continue reading Data science could keep United out of more trouble

AWS CodeStar offers templates to ease cloud app deployments

Amazon looks to simplify building and deploying apps on its cloud platform with the introduction of the AWS CodeStar service this week. The cloud service eases project setup by using templates for web applications, web services, and other projects on common development platforms. Developers can provision projects and resources for software development processes ranging from… Continue reading AWS CodeStar offers templates to ease cloud app deployments