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IBM and the Overwatch League™, the world’s first global esports league with 20 city-based teams, announced its first-of-a-kind multi-year deal to bring IBM’s cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to esports. A sponsorship component kicks off at this year’s 2020 Overwatch League Grand Finals, which started Oct. 8 and run through Oct. 10. With the agreement – IBM’s first-ever …

Kubernetes has become the de-facto industry standard for container orchestration. It provides the required abstraction for efficiently managing large-scale containerized applications with declarative configurations, an easy deployment mechanism, and both scaling and self-healing capabilities. As with any system, logs help engineers gain observability into containers and the Kubernetes clusters they’re running on and the key …

Equinix, Inc., the world’s digital infrastructure company, and global communications provider Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel, an MSM-listed company: OTEL), announced the opening of their new International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center in Barka, near Muscat—the capital of Oman. Known as MC1, the facility is the first world-class, carrier-neutral hub in Oman where carriers, content providers and cloud …

Digital Realty, a leading global provider of carrier- and cloud-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced it has launched Data Hub featuring AWS Outposts.  The Data Hub solution removes data gravity barriers for enterprises by enabling them to rapidly deploy critical Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure at centers of data exchange globally on PlatformDIGITAL®. …

Over the years, several myths have emerged about performance on Android. While some myths can be entertaining or amusing, being sent in the wrong direction when looking to create performant Android apps is no fun. In this blog post, in the spirit of MythBusters, we’re going to test these myths. For our myth-busting, we use …

Or, how can cloud services not be cloud-native? KubeCon EU was great in many ways. One pleasant surprise is that because KubeCon was a virtual event, this led to me having more conversations with various storage vendors and projects than I have had at prior KubeCons. The KubeCon storage channel pulled together a lot of smart vendors …

Text messages and emails from political campaigns are pouring into Americans’ phones and inboxes right now. It’s happening to political junkies, to people who gave their phone numbers to campaigns, and even to people who try to keep their contact information off mass mailing lists. I study political campaigns, including how they use social media …

Earlier this summer, marine specialists reeled up a shipping-container-size datacenter coated in algae, barnacles and sea anemones from the seafloor off Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The retrieval launched the final phase of a years-long effort that proved the concept of underwater datacenters is feasible, as well as logistically, environmentally and economically practical. Microsoft’s Project Natick team deployed the Northern …

Keeping track of what’s going on in Kubernetes isn’t easy. It’s an environment where things move quickly, individual containers come and go, and a large number of independent processes involving separate users may all be happening at the same time. Container-based systems are by their nature optimized for rapid, efficient response to a heavy load …

The Microservice Architecture is foggy. No matter what you do, it always seems wrong, and you may hit the wall accidentally behind the fog. With a little knowledge, some people choose to introduce container platforms (such as Kubernetes) to take a step by step; some people choose to wait and see before figuring out what …