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Kubernetes at 10: Building stateful app storage and data protection

Kubernetes is 10 years’ old. Mid-2024 sees the 10th birthday of the market-leading container orchestration platform. That decade started as containers emerged as a new way to virtualise applications, but storage and data protection functionality was practically non-existent. Now, Kubernetes offers a mature container platform for cloud-native applications, with all that’s required for the storage…

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Kubernetes at 10: Persistent storage matures, helped by Operators

Kubernetes is 10! Mid-2024 sees the 10th birthday of the market-leading container orchestration platform. It’s a decade that started with containers emerging as a novel way of virtualising applications but storage and data protection that was practically non-existent. Now, Kubernetes offers a mature container platform for cloud-native applications with all the functionality required for the…

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True cloud security requires in-depth understanding

As with most endeavours, incorporating security into the process as early as possible is essential when building or migrating to technologies such as the cloud. Whether you are beginning your journey of migrating key services to the cloud or launching a cloud-native evergreen project, involving security specialists with a deep understanding of the cloud security…

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VMware/Broadcom: Prepare for legacy support

Broadcom’s $69bn acquisition of VMware last year follows on from a number of smaller but significant software acquisitions the company has made over the past few years. These all appear to point to the company’s appetite to develop a software business built on acquiring the customers of these businesses. In 2018, Broadcom acquired CA Technologies.…

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Budgets rise as IT decision-makers ramp up cyber security spending

Almost half (46%) of organisations surveyed in the TechTarget/ESG 2024 Technology spending intentions study are increasing their IT budget this year. The poll of 1,432 technology decision-makers worldwide found that security is the number one priority for businesses. Almost a fifth (19%) of IT decision-makers plan to increase their IT spending in 2024 by 10%…

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Intel Previews Sierra Forest with 288 E-Cores, Announces Granite Rapids-D for 2025 Launch at MWC 2024

At MWC 2024, Intel confirmed that Granite Rapids-D, the successor to Ice Lake-D processors, will come to market sometime in 2025. Furthermore, Intel also provided an update on the 6th Gen Xeon Family, codenamed Sierra Forest, which is set to launch later this year and will feature up to 288 cores designed for vRAN network operators…

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NasuniIQ brings visualisation of massive unstructured datasets

Nasuni NAS file storage customers will now be able to visualise multiple petabytes of massively distributed and heterogeneous unstructured data in Grafana-powered dashboards. The functionality, called NasuniIQ, which already ships with the Nasuni File Data Platform, will allow customers to interrogate and visualise data (see image below) held in multiple locations and answer questions about…

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Cloud banking fintech unicorn cuts 50 staff

UK fintech unicorn Thought Machine has cut 50 staff in roles it said were no longer needed, with sales and marketing positions mainly affected. The cloud-based core banking software provider, which now employs 590 staff, has grown rapidly and accumulated significant customers from the challenger and traditional bank sectors. Lloyds Banking Group, JPMorgan Chase, SEB,…

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Scality gets a jump with VMware Cloud Director integration

Object storage specialist Scality has become the first supplier to gain integration with VMware’s Cloud Director via OSIS (Object Storage Interoperability Service). VMware Cloud Director provides deployment and management for cloud service providers and the move will allow Scality to get a head start in the market for regional cloud service provision, which it sees…

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The Intel Innovation 2023 Keynote Live Blog (8:30am PT, 15:30 UTC)

Kicking off this morning is Intel’s annual technology conference, Innovation. The second year of the revived show once again has Intel’s CEO Pat Gelsinger leading things off, with what’s scheduled to be a 90 minute keynote. Intel has four major themes for this year’s show: Accelerating the AI Era Transformative Innovation for the Future of…

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