Rancher K3s shrinks Kubernetes for IoT devices

Rancher Labs, creator of the Rancher Kubernetes management system and the RancherOS container-centric Linux distribution, has announced a new Kubernetes distro built to be slender and simple. K3s, as it’s called—a play on “K8s,” a common abbreviation for Kubernetes—is aimed mainly at the edge computing and standalone device markets, but can also support scenarios such as… Continue reading Rancher K3s shrinks Kubernetes for IoT devices

Introducing Azure’s augmented reality: spatial anchors

Microsoft is back in the augmented-reality game, with the launch of both its HoloLens 2 headset and its Azure Kinect camera. Lighter and more powerful than its predecessor, HoloLens 2 is not only a standalone device but can be linked to a set of Azure services that take mixed reality (Microsoft’s term for augmented reality,… Continue reading Introducing Azure’s augmented reality: spatial anchors

The danger of having a cloud-native IT policy

First, it was “cloud-preferred” policies, then “cloud-first” policies, now it’s “cloud-native” policies. They all mean pretty much the same things, just at different degrees of mandatory public cloud usage. What cloud-native means is that you’re all in with a particular public cloud provider, the single provider of those cloud-native services, with the goal of making… Continue reading The danger of having a cloud-native IT policy

Cloud IDE review: AWS Cloud9 vs. Eclipse Che vs. Eclipse Theia

Bringing on a new developer to a programming project with many dependencies can sometimes be a nightmare. I’ve seen an extreme case where the company finally gave up and bought the developer a new computer after a month of issues trying to configure his old one. More commonly, setting up a new development environment for… Continue reading Cloud IDE review: AWS Cloud9 vs. Eclipse Che vs. Eclipse Theia

Cloud vendors are who’s powering open source now

By some accounts, the open source world is about to end as evil cloud empires suck the marrow from fragile open source communities, giving little back. This narrative has taken hold, leading some doomsday prophets to preach the end of open source sustainability as we know it. To read this article in full, please click… Continue reading Cloud vendors are who’s powering open source now