AWS

AWS CodeDeploy Supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7

23 Giu , 2015  

The AWS CodeDeploy agent is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 and higher. This is in addition to Amazon Linux, Ubuntu Server, and Microsoft Windows Server operating systems that are currently supported. The CodeDeploy agent is also available as open source software here. Please see the documentation for more information on operating system support.

For more information on AWS CodeDeploy, please visit our product page to learn more.

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Red Hat’s new operating system will power up your containers

5 Mar , 2015  

Open-source software giant Red Hat said on Thursday that its new operating system custom made to power Linux containers is now available to download. Red Hat has been a big proponent of Docker and its container packing technology going back as far as last summer touting […]

Red Hat’s new operating system will power up your containers originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015.

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CloudFoundry

Build Newsletter: Open Source, PaaS, Big Data for Developers – February 2015

13 Feb , 2015  

featured-buildIn this month’s Build Newsletter, the state of the open source, big data and PaaS markets continue to be the main threads throughout the industry news.

Open Source

First, we love this report on the Linux Foundation’s assessment of how open source projects such as OpenStack, Cloud Foundry and Docker are driving both innovation and enterprise readiness in cloud technology.Apache Hadoop® is another excellent example of how wide adoption of projects dramatically shifts the market, as we see in this article on Deutsche Bank’s latest Hadoop study (big data OSS). OSS has both become a wonderful way for companies to collaborate on technology and also create high growth business such as the record breaking business performance with Pivotal Cloud Foundry.  Two other related and noteworthy items include independent analyst Steve Chambers’ highlights on Cloud Foundry’s impressive first year, retracting a previous “bearish” attitude, and Matt Asay’s analysis asking if Cloud Foundry will be the next Red Hat.In our own experience, we have seen customers shift their buying, preferring OSS-based solutions as much as possible. Tesora’s shift to OSS within the OpenStack ecosystem is a great example of this.Individual contributors are the lifeblood of OSS, but you don’t have to be a developer checking in code to contribute.  Here are 8 ways you can contribute to open source projects without writing code.Sometimes, OSS projects may seem to run in their own silos or ecosystem niches.  Part of the power of OSS comes when contributors help increase the “innovation surface area” by bridging and connecting technologies. Several excellent examples can be seen here in multiple Spring and CF projects bridging PaaS, cloud, Apache Hadoop®, and MySQL:

Finally, in an effort to better align investment with the primary challenges Pivotal is trying to solve, Pivotal is looking for new sponsors for Groovy and Grails.

Custom Development and PaaS

First up is an interesting analysis by Redmonk, suggesting the most popular programming languages in use today. The top 5 all run on Cloud Foundry—JavaScript (e.g. Node.js), Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby (tied for 5th).On to platform decisions—there is always the ongoing debate whether to build or buy a development platform. Here is an explanation on how you might choose what works for you. Either way, development platforms are undergoing significant change with the rise of Docker and PaaS ecosystems such as Cloud Foundry, and this is having a profound effect on traditional IT operations and processes.More technical descriptions of PaaS can be found in this slideshow of The Cloud Foundry Story from @DevOpsSummit and this deeper dive on Why Services are Essential to Your Platform as a Service.Finally, a “How To” on  12-Factor App-Style Backing Services and a narrative on old versus new app deployment methods (with microservices in a PaaS) are two examples of techniques that today’s developers use with PaaS.Pivotal-Blog-CTA-NewBigData

Big Data and Data Science for Developers

First, Gigaom suggests all developers need to become familiar with big data technologies and use cases since soon every business application will likely incorporate some big data functionality.For example, big data is making its way into digital travel services—Expedia plans to “double the size” of their Apache Hadoop® cluster in 2015 to help solve its big data challenges in the UK, having previously only used DB2 and Microsoft SQL databases.Not convinced yet? Here is SaaS visionary Mark Benioff and two separate executive research surveys saying big data and predictive analytics are top priorities and that CEOs desire big data solutions: 1)  PwC CEO Survey Recap: Mobile, Data Mining, and Analysis most important 2) IDG Enterprise Big Data Research. Expect funding for future projects and all the market requirements you are building towards to reflect such priorities.Cloud Foundry is useful for big data and analytical applications as this blog about Cloud Foundry for Data Scientists reveals, and in how Pivotal built a Super Bowl social sentiment analysis application in less than a day on Cloud Foundry using microservices.Editor’s Note: Apache, Apache Hadoop, Hadoop, and the yellow elephant logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries.

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CloudFoundry

Build Newsletter: Open Source, PaaS, Big Data for Developers – February 2015

13 Feb , 2015  

featured-buildIn this month’s Build Newsletter, the state of the open source, big data and PaaS markets continue to be the main threads throughout the industry news.

Open Source

First, we love this report on the Linux Foundation’s assessment of how open source projects such as OpenStack, Cloud Foundry and Docker are driving both innovation and enterprise readiness in cloud technology.Apache Hadoop® is another excellent example of how wide adoption of projects dramatically shifts the market, as we see in this article on Deutsche Bank’s latest Hadoop study (big data OSS). OSS has both become a wonderful way for companies to collaborate on technology and also create high growth business such as the record breaking business performance with Pivotal Cloud Foundry.  Two other related and noteworthy items include independent analyst Steve Chambers’ highlights on Cloud Foundry’s impressive first year, retracting a previous “bearish” attitude, and Matt Asay’s analysis asking if Cloud Foundry will be the next Red Hat.In our own experience, we have seen customers shift their buying, preferring OSS-based solutions as much as possible. Tesora’s shift to OSS within the OpenStack ecosystem is a great example of this.Individual contributors are the lifeblood of OSS, but you don’t have to be a developer checking in code to contribute.  Here are 8 ways you can contribute to open source projects without writing code.Sometimes, OSS projects may seem to run in their own silos or ecosystem niches.  Part of the power of OSS comes when contributors help increase the “innovation surface area” by bridging and connecting technologies. Several excellent examples can be seen here in multiple Spring and CF projects bridging PaaS, cloud, Apache Hadoop®, and MySQL:

Finally, in an effort to better align investment with the primary challenges Pivotal is trying to solve, Pivotal is looking for new sponsors for Groovy and Grails.

Custom Development and PaaS

First up is an interesting analysis by Redmonk, suggesting the most popular programming languages in use today. The top 5 all run on Cloud Foundry—JavaScript (e.g. Node.js), Java, PHP, Python, and Ruby (tied for 5th).On to platform decisions—there is always the ongoing debate whether to build or buy a development platform. Here is an explanation on how you might choose what works for you. Either way, development platforms are undergoing significant change with the rise of Docker and PaaS ecosystems such as Cloud Foundry, and this is having a profound effect on traditional IT operations and processes.More technical descriptions of PaaS can be found in this slideshow of The Cloud Foundry Story from @DevOpsSummit and this deeper dive on Why Services are Essential to Your Platform as a Service.Finally, a “How To” on  12-Factor App-Style Backing Services and a narrative on old versus new app deployment methods (with microservices in a PaaS) are two examples of techniques that today’s developers use with PaaS.Pivotal-Blog-CTA-NewBigData

Big Data and Data Science for Developers

First, Gigaom suggests all developers need to become familiar with big data technologies and use cases since soon every business application will likely incorporate some big data functionality.For example, big data is making its way into digital travel services—Expedia plans to “double the size” of their Apache Hadoop® cluster in 2015 to help solve its big data challenges in the UK, having previously only used DB2 and Microsoft SQL databases.Not convinced yet? Here is SaaS visionary Mark Benioff and two separate executive research surveys saying big data and predictive analytics are top priorities and that CEOs desire big data solutions: 1)  PwC CEO Survey Recap: Mobile, Data Mining, and Analysis most important 2) IDG Enterprise Big Data Research. Expect funding for future projects and all the market requirements you are building towards to reflect such priorities.Cloud Foundry is useful for big data and analytical applications as this blog about Cloud Foundry for Data Scientists reveals, and in how Pivotal built a Super Bowl social sentiment analysis application in less than a day on Cloud Foundry using microservices.Editor’s Note: Apache, Apache Hadoop, Hadoop, and the yellow elephant logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries.

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APIs

Red Hat Sees Docker Containers Driving More BaaS Flexibility

5 Gen , 2015  

The arrival of 2015 should bring with it a more disciplined approach to building mobile computing applications in the enterprise by relying more on back-end-as-a-service (BaaS) platforms that, thanks to Docker containers, will soon be more portable between different operating systems.

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Red Hat’s success aside, it’s hard to profit from free

19 Dic , 2014  

Red Hat, which just reported a profit of $47.9 million (or 26 cents a share) on revenue of $456 million for its third quarter, has managed to pull off a tricky feat: It’s been able to make money off of free, well, open-source, software. (It’s profit […]

Red Hat’s success aside, it’s hard to profit from free originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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APIs

Red Hat Updates FeedHenry 3 MADP

1 Dic , 2014  

After earlier this year acquiring FeedHenry, the provider of a mobile application development platform based on a Node.js framework, Red Hat has announced its first significant FeedHenry 3 updates.

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Red Hat spiffs up FeedHenry with better collaboration tools

19 Nov , 2014  

Red Hat purchased FeedHenry and its mobile app development platform in September; now it’s updating it with tools to better support collaborative development.

Red Hat spiffs up FeedHenry with better collaboration tools originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.

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PaaS

IT Is Transforming Everything – Apprenda Marketwatch

20 Ott , 2014  

If it’s newsworthy, you’re going to find it here! 

 

10 Trends Transforming Enterprise IT

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When it comes to corporate IT, revolution is in the air. The way companies buy, build, manage, optimize and secure information technology is changing dramatically. From cloud computing to big data analytics to ubiquitous mobile connectivity, corporate IT systems are getting faster, more efficient, cheaper to operate and easier to use. In the process, a new wave of tech companies has emerged to challenge established players. …Here’s a look at 10 important trends changing the face of enterprise computing…” Via Matt Murphy, TechCrunch

 

WELCOME TO THE APPRENDA MARKETWATCH, YOUR ONE-STOP SOURCE FOR THE DAY’S EVENTS IN THE WORLD OF CLOUD, DIGITAL INNOVATION AND PLATFORM-AS-A-SERVICE. IF YOU’RE HAVING ISSUES TRACKING DOWN ARTICLES, ANALYSTS AND OUTLETS TO GET YOUR FULL DOSE OF THE DAY’S NEWS, LET US GIVE YOU HAND! 

 

MasterCard Is Making a Credit Card With an Embedded Fingerprint Reader
Working with fingerprint technology company Zwipe, MasterCard is rolling out a payment card with a fingerprint reader built in. The card doesn’t have a magnetic strip, though. It uses an EMV secure chip popular in European credit cards (and slowly gaining traction in the United States) to allow contactless payment by tapping the card against a terminal, or payment by inserting the card into a chip reader. …” Via Lily Hay Newman, Slate

This is why health care will finally be forced to automate
Healthcare is arguably the only major industry in the world that hasn’t embraced automation — and it shows. According to CMS, the annual U.S. spend on healthcare is nearly three trillion dollars (more than 17 percent of GDP), and yet the World Health Organization ranks our healthcare system below almost every other industrialized nation in the world. Despite all the money being spent, there is still pervasive inefficiency and frustration, with minimal relative value to the patient. One obvious and difficult result of this lack of automation is the worsening primary care provider shortage. Average wait times for a patient to get primary care are staggering. In fact, among developed countries, only Canada has longer primary care wait times, and theirs are now improving. …” Via Ray Costantini, VentureBeat 

Apprenda and CloudMine Partner to Bring World-Class Mobile Management to Platform as a Service
CloudMine, the world’s leading HIPAA-compliant enterprise mobile-Backend-as-a-Service (mBaaS) company, has announced a powerful new integration with Apprenda, the leader in enterprise Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) technology. The integration will provide customers with mobile tooling and management on top of a flexible and highly scalable application platform…” Via Press Release 

Cloud May Be The New Outsourcing, But The Same Due Diligence Must Apply
In times gone by, when enterprises sought to shave costs off non-core processes, or add capabilities not immediately available in their organizations, they turned to third-party providers.  Now, they’re more likely to first look at cloud services before bringing aboard live partners. But this doesn’t mean it’s okay to sit back and let automation take over. Cloud is simply outsourcing in a new form. …” Via Joe McKendrick, Forbes

 

Microsoft’s Nadella talks cloud, inequality, and why he’s against a spinoff

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Microsoft has already proven its potency in the cloud era, and is one of three companies with the scale, resources, and know-how to dominate the booming $100 billion market, CEO Satya Nadella told CNBC. In his first television interview since becoming the software giant’s third CEO, Nadella focused on Microsoft’s cloud ambitions. He also talked about why he won’t spin off Microsoft’s consumer properties and how he’s changing the model of the company’s prized Windows business. …” Via Jon Fortt, CNBC 

As vendors split and jettison, can Microsoft avoid the same fate?
“…The modern technology landscape dictates that in the time it takes a lumbering behemoth like HP to recognise and respond to the threat posed by a fresh, vibrant entrant in a market, the entrant may have already taken and eaten a significant amount of the behemoth’s lunch. Breaking up and becoming more agile entities will allow these splitter companies to begin to fight fire with fire. … There could be a time in the near future when Microsoft’s services are pushing the company forward, and its devices and operating systems are comparatively holding the company back… so how long can Microsoft avoid needing to cast some of its non-core and underperforming cannons into an increasingly littered sea?” Via Chris Duckett, ZDNet 

Microsoft CEO: In public cloud, go big or get the heck out
Building a global cloud is a huge opportunity but also a money pit. So if you’re a tech provider and haven’t already invested multiple billions in data centers and other infrastructure to support your cloud, you might as well use someone else’s. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella didn’t say those words exactly, but it’s the gist of what he told CNBC in an interview on Monday… Nadella also acknowledged that public cloud will not be a “winner take all” market…” Via Barb Darow, GigaOM

 

This Is The Scariest Sentence From IBM’s Earnings Announcement

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We saw a marked slowdown in September in client buying behavior, and our results also point to the unprecedented pace of change in our industry.” CEO Ginni Rometty said this in IBM’s Q3 earnings announcement, which revealed tumbling revenue and profits at the company. The statement is troubling because as a global provider of business software and services, IBM is a bellwether of business spending. And a boom in business spending is central to the bullish outlooks of many economists and market strategists. …” Via Sam Ro, Business Insider

IBM ditches 2015 operating EPS target, shares slump 7 percent
“…IBM’s shares fell more than 9 percent in premarket trading. The world’s largest technology services company, which said it would announce a new target in January, reported a 4 percent drop in revenue as clients held back on spending in September. “IBM needs to find success and growth in the cloud through organic and acquisitive means in our opinion, otherwise there could be some darker days ahead for the tech giant (and its investors),” FBR Capital Markets analyst Daniel Ives wrote in an email. … IBM will divest low-performing businesses that will contribute almost $7 billion in revenue this year and plans to continue getting out of those sectors, Rometty said. Revenue from the company’s cloud service unit, which allows businesses to access software and data remotely, grew more than 50 percent in the quarter, while mobile revenue doubled. Still, they were not enough to offset weakness in servers and routers, as well as some software business lines. …” Via Marina Lopes &  Anya George Tharakan, Reuters 

It’s official: IBM to sell chip-making biz to GlobalFoundries
It’s true: IBM will pay GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion over three years to take over its commericial semiconductor manufacturing business and IBM will take a $4.7 billion cash charge for its third quarter as a result. Under terms of the deal, first reported by Bloomberg, GlobalFoundries will be IBM’s exclusive provider of server processors in the 22-nm and 10-nm semiconductors for 10 years. And the $1.5 billion cash consideration will be adjusted by an estimated $200 million depending on the amount of working capital involved, per an IBM statement. …” Via Barb Darrow, GigaOM

 

Hadoop maturity drives demand for data integration software, says Informatica VP

mw3Data integration software has become the single most widely used category of solutions in new analytics projects, according to recently published Wikibon research, a trend that Informatica Corp.’s Todd Goldman sees as a natural part of the evolution of Hadoop. He appeared on theCUBE at SiliconANGLE’s recently concluded BigDataNYC 2014 meet-up to explain why that’s the case and to share his perspective on the underlying drivers behind that industry-wide change of focus with hosts Jeff Kelly and Dave Vellante. …” Via Maria Deutscher, SiliconANGLE

Ex-Microsoft man takes up arms for Red Hat’s open-cloud crusade
We want to be the undisputed leader in enterprise cloud,” Red Hat’s chief executive Jim Whitehurst said recently. It’s a big target to set yourself. There’s plenty of competition from incumbents such as Microsoft (now changing its game), and new entrants such as Amazon (breaking down the doors). One thing both have to help them is an ecosystem. Microsoft spent decades building a world of partners and developers around Windows, that it now hopes to turn into cloud developers. Nobody has mobilised devs on quite the same scale as Microsoft in personal computing. Amazon has a strong brand and a foot in the door with AWS: it started as a developer play but has turned into a CIO-level decision. So where does Red Hat turn? Microsoft – that’s where. …” Via Gavin Clarke, The Register

 

Cisco: Carrier IoT Role Still Taking Shape
At an event where 1,500 people have gathered to talk about a not-so-distant future in which tens or even hundreds of billions of devices are connected, there is surprisingly little focus on where communications service providers fit in the Internet of Things. … In her keynote yesterday, Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior spoke of an IoT (or “Internet of Everything,” another Cisco-ism) ecosystem comprising customers, partners, entrepreneurs and developers — but didn’t mention carriers or networks. The reason for the omission? Kip Compton, Cisco’s VP of IoT systems and software, tells Light Reading it’s a role that — though important — has yet to be clearly defined and a question that’s still being explored. …” Via Jason Meyers, Light Reading 

Hybrid cloud is the fastest-growing area: Cisco
Rob Lloyd, Cisco’s president of sales & development and the man touted as a possible successor to John Chambers, opens up on Intercloud. The market we are addressing with Intercloud is hybrid. The vast majority of the market that we will capitalise will be private and managed services for enterprise, business and government customers, combined with a series of new network-centric cloud services. …” Via Rob Lloyd, CRN

 

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