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Free In-Depth Kubernetes Guide



Although you may be familiar with virtual machines, container-based technology is quickly emerging as a popular way to virtualize workloads. From an orchestration perspective, Kubernetes is often mentioned and written about. But how does Kubernetes work, and why should you care?

This guide was written to uncover the benefits of Kubernetes and to showcase its features.  

In This Guide You'll Learn:
 
  •  The critical role that Kubernetes plays in a successful digital transformation
  • The nuts and bolts behind Kubernetes architecture and deployments
  • The differences between Kubernetes, Docker and Mesos
  • Benefits of Kubernetes for AWS and Azure


 

Webinar: 451 Research - Key Trends in Machine Learning, AI and Cloud

 

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) aren't new - both are ideas that emerged in the 1950's. But after incubating for 50+ years, it's only in the past few that they have made unprecedented advances in capability, scalability and accessibility.  

Make sure to register and join Zenoss and Nancy Gohring, senior analyst at 451 Research, for a live 45-minute webinar Wednesday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. CDT, where they will discuss key trends in machine learning and artificial intelligence, the impact of cloud computing on ML and AI and what it all means for IT Ops and DevOps teams.

They will dive into:

  • Digital transformation, "Fast IT," and the rampant risks
  • Trends for ML and AI and the impact they have on IT
  • Cloud computing and its implications for observability
  • Contextualizing all data for faster, safer IT

Register today to learn more about leveraging modern technologies to reduce the risk of digital transformation.

On-Demand Webinar: The Future of Backup Isn't Backup

Today's digital consumers demand an always-on level of service that backups simply cannot provide.  The recently announced Zerto IT Resilience Platform, that converges backup, disaster recovery, and cloud mobility solutions into a single, simple, scalable platform, is changing the way companies think about protecting their data.

Listen in as Steve Blow, Technology Evangelist, explains Zerto's vision for the future of backup and learn how continuous journal-based protection is disrupting legacy backup.

Watch the recorded webinar now!

 

Striim Expands Integration With Google to Move Real-Time Data to Google Cloud Platform

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Striim, provider of an enterprise-grade platform for streaming data integration, announced today that it has expanded integration with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to continuously feed real-time data from a broad range of data sources to Google BigQuery and Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL and MySQL. This integration helps Google customers to move toward a hybrid cloud infrastructure by making real-time enterprise data available for data warehousing, advanced analytics, operational reporting and machine learning solutions.

Striim's platform-as-a-service solutions for the GCP infrastructure platform simplify the creation of real-time data pipelines from existing databases and data warehouses into Google BigQuery and Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL and MySQL.

CIS Hardened Images for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Now Available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

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CIS recently released CIS Hardened Images for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 into the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. CIS Hardened Images are virtual machines preconfigured according to the security recommendations of the CIS Benchmarks. In the past year, CIS has released a total of 18 CIS Hardened Images for various operating systems into the Azure Marketplace and the Azure Government Marketplace.

Hardening is the process of limiting potential vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers and cyber criminals. The CIS Benchmarks are a set of consensus-based recommendations developed by cybersecurity experts around the world to improve cybersecurity defenses for various technologies. While operating systems can have hundreds of vulnerabilities by default, CIS Hardened Images are preconfigured to strengthen security, reduce system build costs, and help accelerate workload deployment time. 

Startups lead the field in Cloud Management Platform Market

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WhatMatrix, the independent technology comparison and analysis site, today announced the publication of its second Landscape analysis report. The Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) Landscape report finds that start up companies with a dedicated focus on CMP lead the larger, more established companies in this field of technology.

The report, authored by category consultant Ephraim Baron, highlights a flourishing market. The WhatMatrix CMP Comparison launched just two years ago with five vendors, it now compares eleven. While established solutions such as Cisco CloudCenter and VMware vRealize Automation continue to be solid overall performers with many market leading features, the number one solution in the comparison leaderboard is CloudBolt, with Morpheus Data in second place.

"The WhatMatrix CMP Landscape report is unique due to our focus on detailed technical criteria," explained Ephraim Baron, category consultant at WhatMatrix. "This report helps organizations drill into specific use case scenarios to best determine which CMP will best meet their business needs. No other industry analysis provides this granular level of guidance."
 

Amazon and Google Leap Up the Rankings for U.S. IoT Projects

"U.S. IoT Reality Check" report finds an increasingly competitive environment for IoT vendors, in consideration for IoT projects by U.S. firms. While the complexity of managing legacy processes and juggling IoT platforms are growing pain points for U.S. firms.

Other key findings from the newly released U.S. analysis include:

  • Microsoft and Mobile Operators remain the top two vendors in consideration for IoT deployments among U.S. firms.
  • IBM is closing in on Mobile Operators, having improved to 3rd position, up from 5th in 2017.
  • Amazon has jumped into 5th position from outside the top 10 in 2017; while Google has also improved and now sits in the top 5 ranking.
  • Figure 1 illustrates the top 5 vendors considered for IoT deployments by U.S. firms, as ranked by IoT decision makers in 10 vertical markets.

As a core part of Strategy Analytics IoT Strategies service, the U.S. Enterprise IoT Deployment Survey provides detailed analysis of the status of the IoT industry, including:

Alibaba Cloud and myDevices Partner to Launch Turnkey IoT Solutions in China

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myDevices, Inc. today announced the availability of turnkey Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, in partnership with the IoT Business Unit of Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group. myDevices will market and sell IoT in a Box solutions in China through Alibaba Cloud's existing reseller distribution network. These remote monitoring solutions protect important assets for small businesses and large enterprise customers across a wide variety of industries for use cases in the commercial refrigeration and facility management vertical markets.

"Integrating myDevices' IoT Solutions with Alibaba Cloud and the LinkWAN network exponentially accelerates the adoption of the Internet of Things for businesses of all sizes across China through our vast distribution ecosystem," said Wang Yunci, Marketing Director of the IoT Business Unit at Alibaba Cloud. "By offering custom and expandable, commercially-ready solutions, this initiative will enable our direct and partner sales channels to thrive as well."

These enterprise ready IoT Solutions powered by myDevices combine an Ethernet or cellular connected gateway, over 95 sensor types, device management, LinkWAN network server, and an iOS/Android mobile application that provides key features for remote monitoring such as automating sensor data recordings, email and SMS text alerts, and reporting. Pre-packaged and ready-for-sale solutions are deployed in minutes with built-in provisioning technology and can scale to adapt to a multitude of use cases instantly.

HITRUST Program Addresses Security Risks and Inefficiencies When Leveraging Cloud Service Providers

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To address the growing misunderstandings, risks and complexities when leveraging service providers, HITRUST is introducing a new program to clarify the roles and responsibilities regarding ownership and operation of security controls while automating and streamlining the assurance process when security controls are shared or inherited.

Protecting sensitive information is a challenge for any organization and even more so for organizations that leverage service providers. The risks associated with control failures by third party service providers - such as cloud hosting, platform-as-a-service, or a business process outsourcer - continue to increase as customers don't fully understand their responsibilities, coupled with the complexity of assessing security control effectiveness when control responsibility is shared.

The HITRUST Shared Responsibility Program will remove the guesswork, ambiguity and confusion in understanding the roles and responsibilities between customer and their service provider relating to shared and inherited controls by outlining data governance, information risk management and regulatory compliance requirements in clear, concise language.

SIOS Technology Showcases Early Adaptation of Machine Learning for High Availability Challenges in the Cloud at AWS Summit

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SIOS Technology Corp., the industry pioneer in providing intelligent application availability for critical workloads, today announced that it will showcase advanced research in the application of Machine Learning (ML) aimed at lowering cloud costs while optimizing High Availability (HA) for critical applications operating in the cloud at AWS Summit in Atlanta, GA on September 13 in Booth #612. SIOS is an exhibiting Silver Sponsor.

"The move from datacenter to the cloud is well underway for many applications, but the migration of critical applications based on SAP, SQL Server and Oracle has just begun," said Jerry Melnick, president and CEO, SIOS Technology. "At SIOS, we have a long history delivering HA software to ensure availability and we've developed leading-edge machine learning solutions to help IT understand and optimize computing infrastructures. At the show, we'll give attendees a peek into the future of how these technologies used together can deliver the confidence and cost savings that will be essential for operating in the cloud."