Rook 101: Building software-defined containerised storage in Kubernetes

Source:-computerweekly.com Rook – think castles, not birds – uses the principles of containerisation and the methods used in Kubernetes to build storage that’s abstracted from the hardware it lives on Containerisation is sweeping IT, and it’s the abstraction that’s the attraction. In other words, use of containers decouples the application from the infrastructure needed to run it. Of course, software needs hardware, but with containers – via a container orchestrator such as Kubernetes – you can build a dynamic environment

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Cloud Computing is not the energy hog that had been feared

Source:-indianexpress.com A new study of data centers globally found that while their computing output jumped sixfold from 2010 to 2018, their energy consumption rose only 6%. The computer engine rooms that power the digital economy have become surprisingly energy efficient. A new study of data centers globally found that while their computing output jumped sixfold from 2010 to 2018, their energy consumption rose only 6%. The scientists’ findings suggest concerns that the rise of mammoth data centers would generate a

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Simplifying Conversational AI, One Interaction At A Time

Source:-forbes.com What if we could speak with our devices, cars, and homes just as easily as we do with our friends? Conversation is the bedrock of human communication, a transformative tool that reveals what’s inside our heads and hearts. Voice is our primary means of connecting with others—and, increasingly, it’s how we want to engage with the machines around us, too. Thanks to advances in speech recognition, artificial intelligence, neural networks, and processing power, we can tap into the capabilities

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7 Key Cloud Computing Trends That Will Shape Enterprise Computing In 2020

Source:-entrepreneur.com In 2020, expect cloud computing to dominate the market, as it will continue to be the platform for emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and Internet-of-Things. From being seen as a leverage for cost, cloud computing has become one of the most defining trends in the past five years. Today, cloud computing is being used as a key agent for business transformation, and the clear deployment model of choice for modernizing existing information technology infrastructure. Investments in cloud

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Why you shouldn’t be afraid of DevOps

Source:-technical.ly Terminology and complexity can make any new concept scary. As a combination of both Software Dev(elopment) and System Op(eration)s, DevOps can be intimidating, as it inherits concepts and jargon from two different worlds of modern technology. While DevOps does have a lot of lingo, a number of TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms) and a hefty learning curve, I’m here to tell you that there is plenty to be gained from just a little dip into DevOps. Our ultimate goal with

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How CircleCI speeds DevOps cycle times with CI/CD automation

Source:-diginomica.com As enterprises go digital, they need to speed up DevOps cycle times – here’s how CI/CD automation toolmaker CircleCI is helping The speed of software development is constantly accelerating — and the faster it goes, the more automation it needs. Modern DevOps teams make hundreds or even thousands of changes to their software code every day, and with the shift toward microservices architectures, there are more and more moving parts to co-ordinate. This simply isn’t sustainable without a highly

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What 2020 will bring for software development

Source:-jaxenter.com The rising popularity of microservices-based applications is driven by the agility and velocity benefits realized by software development teams. But these benefits are not for free (“free as in beer”); orders of magnitude more application services changing more frequently and independently creates complex surface areas that risk quickly descending into chaos. What’s a development team to do? In 2020, three development trends will surface as development teams gain the upper hand on this complexity. SEE ALSO: Why Kubernetes and

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Amazon, Google, Microsoft: Who had the best year in cloud in 2019?

Source:-theregister.co.uk Analysis Three technology giants continued to dominate cloud computing in 2019, with each bringing in some interesting tools to play with as they sprawled over smaller players. The big picture did not change radically in 2019. All the big three cloud providers (or big four if you consider Alibaba’s growth in East Asia) continued to grow at a dramatic pace. In the quarter ending September 30 2019, AWS reported 34 per cent revenue growth and Microsoft Azure 59 per

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Nutanix witnessing wide adoption of hybrid cloud

Source:-financialexpress.com Nutanix is a cloud computing software firm that sells hyper-converged infrastructure appliances and software-defined storage.   With more CEOs asking the question ‘are we cloud-like?’, the outlook for cloud in India is bright, says Balakrishnan Anantharaman, vice-president & managing director – Sales, India & Saarc, Nutanix. San Jose, California-based Nutanix is a cloud computing software firm that sells hyper-converged infrastructure appliances and software-defined storage. “India is a hotbed of startups, who usually begin their journey without their own infrastructure.

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Why securing APIs every step of the way is now vital

Source:-itproportal.com The majority of API vulnerabilities are introduced at development stage. The explosion of APIs in recent years shows no sign of slowing down, becoming the glue that increasingly connects so many services in a world focused on the programmable web, mobile apps, containers, the cloud, and microservices. Software is being broken into a much larger number of smaller pieces: it took us 40 years for the first 500 million apps to be developed – the next 500 million will

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