Linkerd 1.0 helps cloud services communicate

Linkerd, providing an enterprise-level open source service mesh for cloud-native applications, has moved to a 1.0 release. Offered by cloud software provider Buoyant, the mesh adds service discovery, load balancing, failure handling, instrumentation, and routing to all interservice communication. [ InfoWorld’s quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise. | Download InfoWorld’s essential guide to… Continue reading Linkerd 1.0 helps cloud services communicate

Prometheus 2.0 shoots for Kubernetes scale

Prometheus, the cloud monitoring service under the aegis of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), has a major makeover coming for its 2.0 revision. A blog post at the CNCF discusses the original 1.x design for Prometheus’s data storage layer and its bottlenecks. That’s bad news for a monitoring system that needs to work at… Continue reading Prometheus 2.0 shoots for Kubernetes scale

Box revises platform pricing to ease developer adoption

Box is trying to give developers who want to use its platform more pricing consistency with a new  announced Tuesday. Customers will now pay on the basis of how much active use they’re getting out of the Box Platform, which offers cloud storage and content management capabilities for third-party applications. Companies can purchase packages from… Continue reading Box revises platform pricing to ease developer adoption

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