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As we wrap up our first ever virtual KubeCon in 2020, as a community, we also celebrate our biggest KubeCon yet. With over 18,000 registered attendees using a virtual experience that went super smooth for all involved, I have to extend a special thank you and kudos to the entirety of the Linux Foundation and the …

As fans eagerly await the return of NFL football, Google and Hollywood Park today announced a multi-year partnership for Google Cloud to power SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park’s digital innovation experiences—and YouTube to become the official video streaming sponsor of the Rams, Chargers, SoFi Stadium, and Hollywood Park, with more details to be announced later …

IBM  joined over 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).  The relationship further extends IBM’s strong heritage in sustainable leadership and development in managing waste, conserving energy, using renewable electricity and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Technical and industry professionals across IBM’s business units and research division …

Mainframe modernization is typically viewed as a multiyear, transformational journey that requires  long planning phases and a massive buildout before any returns can be realized. To be sure, there are many enticing short-term migration options, like offloading work to cheaper processors, getting volume discounts from your mainframe provider, using hardware and middleware emulators, leveraging COBOL-to-Java …

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 …

Serverless computing, where computing loads are run using a service layer (or ‘function’)  to dynamically configure and deploy cloud environments, has taken off these last few years. According to DataDog’s 2020 State of Serverless report, half of AWS users are now running Lambda, showing that serverless computing has gone mainstream. To manage this rapid growth in adoption, …

DataStax announced the technical achievement and general availability of Storage-Attached Indexing (SAI), fundamentally advancing indexing in Apache Cassandra™. Storage-Attached Indexing is a highly scalable, globally-distributed index for Apache Cassandra available on Astra and DataStax Enterprise (DSE).   Try Storage-Attached Indexing on Astra via the interactive scenario here.  DataStax has also opened a Cassandra Enhancement Proposal (CEP) with the Apache Cassandra project …

Cloudian® announced that its HyperStore® object storage software is now flash-optimized, enabling enterprises to meet the needs of performance-intensive workloads such as data analytics, AI/ML, cloud-native applications and rapid backup and recovery. Compared to competitive flash-based object storage systems, Cloudian’s new solution delivers more than 3X better price/performance. It also features the unique ability to deploy …

As attendees of KubeCon know, containers are here to stay. In fact, “Gartner predicts that by 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, which is a significant increase from fewer than 30% in 2019.”1 Delivering applications in a timely manner keeps us competitive and relevant to our customer base. …

Twilio, the leading cloud communications platform, announced that Deloitte Digital has joined the Twilio Build partner program as a premier Global Systems Integrator (GSI). Deloitte Digital, part of Deloitte Consulting LLP, joins a growing global ecosystem of systems integrators with technology practices dedicated to building customer engagement solutions using Twilio’s cloud communications platform. The Twilio …