Containerization Is More than the New Virtualization
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Docker offers a new, lightweight approach to application portability.
Applications are shipped using a common container format and managed with a
high-level API. Their processes run within isolated namespaces that abstract
the operating environment independently of the distribution, versions,
network setup, and other details of this environment.
This "containerization" has often been nicknamed "the new virtualization."
But containers are more than lightweight virtual machines. Beyond their
smaller footprint, shorter boot times, and higher consolidation factors, they
also bring a lot of new features and use cases that were not possible with
classical virtual machines.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Jerom... (more)
A new study released by CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) titled, “DevOps: The
Worst-Kept Secret to Winning in the Application Economy,” reveals that
having a DevOps strategy helps drive tangible business benefits to
enterprises. Vanson Bourne conducted the survey with 1,425 senior IT and
business leaders worldwide and found 88 percent of them already have or plan
to adopt a DevOps strategy.
According to the study, respondents have experienced anywhere from a 14 to 21
percent improvement in business in the form of increased numbers of
customers, faster time-to-market and improved qual... (more)
Enterprise IoT Architecture with Connected Car Usecase
There are lots of challenges in IoT around secure, scalable and business
friendly infrastructure for enterprises.
For large corporations, IoT implementations are one of the top priorities of
the decade. All industries are seeing a competitive need to sustain by
investing in IoT initiatives.
The value addition comes from improved customer service, innovative product
and additional revenue streams.
The data from these IP-connected devices can be leveraged for a variety of
business applications as well as responsive action contr... (more)
ProfitBricks, the provider of painless cloud infrastructure IaaS, today
released its SDK for Ruby, written against the company's new RESTful API.
The new SDK joins ProfitBricks' previously announced support for the popular
multi-cloud open-source Fog project. This new Ruby SDK, which exposes
advanced functionality to take advantage of ProfitBricks' simplicity and
productivity, aligns with ProfitBricks' mission to provide a painless way to
automate infrastructure in the cloud.
Ruby is a general-purpose programming language, characterized as dynamic,
reflective and object-oriented... (more)
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the
major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and
functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and
must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and
infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are
embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs.
In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Ashar Baig, Research
Director, Cloud, at Gigaom Research, Nate Gordon, Director of Technology at
Appcore; Er... (more)