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DevSecOps: A Renewed Commitment to Secure Delivery, Part 2

10 hours 4 minutes ago

If done right, DevSecOps eliminates the cultural roadblocks that often prevent organizations from getting IT security proactively involved with development and operations. Barriers are the last thing any organization should contend with when comprehensive security is an absolute priority at a time when data breaches, intellectual property theft and other cybercrimes can almost immediately cripple […]

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Andrea C. Crawford

Does the Empire Strike Back When We Learn What Happens to the $10 Billion JEDI Contract?

10 hours 34 minutes ago

Microsoft scored a huge victory by sweeping in and taking the $10 billion dollar, multi-year JEDI contract for military IT services from AWS (owned and operated by amazon.com, its parent company). The backstory on this is that James “Mad Dog” Mattis, then Secretary of Defense, met with Jeff Bezos who tweeted about it on August […]

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Marty Puranik

Observability-Driven Development: From Software Development to DevOps and Beyond

11 hours 3 minutes ago

In today’s world of cloud platforms and applications, typically delivered as SaaS (Software as a Service), it is critical for organizations to ensure efficient collaboration between software development and operations teams. The software development team codes the software application or platform, while the DevOps team streamlines and automates the entire production lifecycle, from development and […]

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Avi Shalisman

Why Security Is Really Different in Today’s Cloud Native World

14 hours 9 minutes ago

Prisma, from Palo Alto Networks, sponsored this podcast, following its Cloud Native Security Live, 2020 Virtual Summit held Feb. 11, 2020. The traditional role of the IT security professional in the past largely involved drafting and implementing policies and best practices, as well as managing security-vulnerability detection and remediation. Interaction with developers was usually relegated […]

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Stackery Adds Provisioned Currency to Hasten Serverless Cold Starts

20 hours 58 minutes ago

After some months of beta testing, serverless abstraction provider Stackery has fully integrated AWS Provisioned Concurrency into its platform, making configuring the feature as easy as checking a box and filling out a single field. Debuted last year at AWS re:Invent, Provisioned Concurrency tackles one of the primary obstacles cited when talking about serverless: cold […]

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Question the Current Dogma: Is Kubernetes Hyper-Scale Necessary for Everyone?

20 hours 58 minutes ago

Kubernetes in 2020 has become synonymous with the term cloud native and is also often used as a vehicle for vendors and IT organizations alike to claim they are transforming or modernizing their workloads. But what are they actually transforming? What is Kubernetes itself actually providing? A top driver for those moving to Kubernetes and […]

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How to Add Container Support to Red Hat Cockpit

20 hours 58 minutes ago

If you’re a Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS user, chances are you’ve heard of Cockpit, a powerful web-based GUI that allows you to manage a number of tasks on your servers. With this tool, you can: Get an at-a-glance look at system performance View logs Manage system storage Enable/Disable the firewall Configure networking Create/manage […]

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IBM Power Systems Certified for SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud as a provider for large SAP HANA systems

1 day 2 hours ago

ARMONK, N.Y., February 19, 2020 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that IBM Power Systems has been certified for the SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud as a critical infrastructure platform provider for large SAP HANA systems, aiming to simplify the IT infrastructure for the managed, private cloud environment. The service will run on IBM POWER9-based IBM Power Systems E980 […]

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Deborah Schalm

Cohesity, HPE, Cisco Create ROBO Platform

1 day 2 hours ago

Cohesity, in tandem with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Cisco Systems, today announced an integrated server and storage platform for remote office/branch offices (ROBOs) designed to be installed in a turnkey fashion. Rather than requiring IT staff to be present in a ROBO, the platforms are designed to be installed by a local office manager and […]

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Mike Vizard

Adaptavist Expands Offering with Acquisition of Six Trello Power-Up Apps

1 day 4 hours ago

Purchase underlines Adaptavist’s commitment to workplace agile transformation London, UK, Feb. 19th 2020 – Adaptavist, a leading global Atlassian partner, today announced the acquisition of six Trello Power-Up applications, built by Orah Apps. The purchase enables Adaptavist to broaden its offering and expertise across more enterprise tools to enable agile transformation. “The nature of how knowledge workers get […]

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Deborah Schalm

5G Security: Mitigating Threats in the Era of Hyperspeed and Hyperconnectivity

1 day 8 hours ago

5G is one of the hottest industry buzzwords right now, and for good reason. Beyond its ability to deliver massive capacity, it is expected to be one of the fastest and most pervasive technologies of all time, fundamentally changing every sector of the economy. In recent years, we’ve lived through 3G and 4G. So what […]

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Samantha Madrid

vArmour CEO: Cloud Security Needs Simplicity

1 day 11 hours ago

Cloud computing promised cost savings and simplified IT management, among other things. In many ways, the cloud has lived up to its ideals, and in other ways, such as API security, shadow IT and the securing of clouds across hybrid environments, the cloud has proven challenging. To get a sense of how enterprises and security […]

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George V. Hulme

Dr. Torq: Go Remote with ssh

1 day 18 hours ago

In a networked cloud native world, we might have Linux machines operating in some far-flung location, miles away from our physical reach. Or, we could have a bunch of machines wired into our local network sitting in the same room. Either way, it’s great to be able to log into those networked devices to do […]

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‘Why Didn’t This Get Tested?’ End-to-End Testing with Live User Data

1 day 18 hours ago

Insufficient or inconsistent quality assurance test coverage leads to bugs in production, which negatively impact cost, revenue, customer satisfaction and, ultimately, brand value. Bugs in production can cost up to seven times more to resolve than they would have in the testing stage. However, because end-to-end (E2E) testing is expensive in terms of both money […]

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Superior Monitoring with a Time-Series Database

1 day 18 hours ago

InfluxData sponsored this podcast. Time series data management continues to be used to back application deployments today across on-premises, and increasingly, cloud native environments. Whether it’s video streaming, real-time financial security data management, energy utility management or any application that requires time stamps for often very complex datasets at massive scales, time-series data will play […]

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BMC Announces Intent to Acquire RSM Partners

1 day 22 hours ago

Acquisition to enhance the BMC AMI portfolio to support the self-managing, modern mainframe HOUSTON – February 18, 2020 – BMC, a global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase RSM Partners, a global provider of  services, software, and expertise with a 100% focus on IBM Z® […]

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Deborah Schalm

SolarWinds Strengthens AppOptics APM Platform

1 day 23 hours ago

SolarWinds today updated its AppOptics application performance management (APM) platform by adding both service- and trace-level root cause analysis capabilities. Jim Hansen, vice president of products, application management for SolarWinds, said the goal is to provide most of the same capabilities any IT organization would find in an APM platform that would cost 10 times […]

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Mike Vizard

RPA Reality Check: New Forrester Research Identifies Barriers to RPA Scalability

2 days ago

Study finds a significant impact of ineffective bot resiliency, uncontrolled shadow IT, and scripted bots Mountain View, Calif., February 12, 2020 — Tricentis, the leader in enterprise automation, today released a new RPA research study conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Tricentis:  Barriers and Best Practices for Scaling RPA.  To explore what Robotic Process […]

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Deborah Schalm

Huntress Secures $18M Investment Led By ForgePoint Capital

2 days ago

New funding will expand operations and allow for further research and development to address security challenges aimed at MSP and reseller channel ELLICOTT CITY, Md., Feb. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Huntress, a SaaS-based managed detection and response (MDR) provider for managed service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs), today announced an $18 million Series A […]

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Deborah Schalm