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Scaleway releases the first European Serverless offering

After Kubernetes Kosmos and S3-based Object Storage, Scaleway continues to deliver on its Multi Cloud service approach, promoting product compatibility with the rest of the market.

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Ubuntu optimised for Intel processors accelerates adoption of IoT innovations

Canonical has published the first Ubuntu images optimised for the next generation of Intel IoT platforms, which address the unique requirements of the intelligent edge across multiple industry verticals.

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Ubuntu 21.10 has landed

Canonical has released Ubuntu 21.10 - the most productive environment for cloud-native developers and AI/ML innovators across the desktop, devices and cloud.

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OpenStack’s 24th Release, Xena, wields powerful hardware support and project integration

The latest release occurs as the 2021 User Survey reveals significant growth in OpenStack deployments ranging from hundreds of cores to six million cores; Over 100 new OpenStack clouds have been built, growing the total number of cores under OpenStack management to more than 25,000,000 cores.

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Notable growth in open source, cloud and container security efforts

The 12th iteration of the Building Security In Maturity Model reflects high-profile ransomware and software supply chain disruptions driving increased attention on software security.

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Open Source fuels digital transformation

Sonatype has released its seventh annual State of the Software Supply Chain Report that reveals continued strong growth in open source supply and demand dynamics.

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Re-writing the business automation playbook?

Latest release of Red Hat Process Automation advances the development of decision services for Red Hat OpenShift and cloud-native environments with new Kogito-based capabilities.

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Majority of enterprises still to 'cross the chasm' to full Kubernetes and Cloud Native adoption

Data from 1,200 respondents and insights from seven industry experts reveal rapid growth, some growing pains.

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Glaring gap in Open Source Security

Despite inherent risks of open source code, good software security posture still lacking.

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Ubuntu Pro for Google Cloud launches

Canonical and Google Cloud have launched Ubuntu Pro on Google Cloud, a new Ubuntu offering available to all Google Cloud users. Ubuntu Pro on Google Cloud allows instant access to security patching covering thousands of open source applications for up to 10 years and critical compliance features essential to running workloads in regulated environments.

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Software delivers growth

Organisations with mature software delivery practices are three times as likely to grow 15 percent or more than their peers annually.

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Confluent launches Confluent for Kubernetes

Now, organizations can quickly set data in motion on their private infrastructure with the simplicity, elasticity, and reliability of cloud-native data systems.

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Optimising open source

Organizations with optimized OSS strategies are 82% more likely to say their firm’s OSS initiatives exceeded expectations.

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Red Hat and IBM Research launch the Konveyor Project

Kubernetes, supported by a vibrant open source community, can drive outstanding innovation. To help in Kubernetes adoption, Red Hat and IBM Research have created Konveyor, an open source project aimed at helping modernize and migrate applications for open hybrid cloud by building tools, identifying patterns and providing advice on how to bring cloud-native transformation across IT. Konveyor also supports a growing number of tools, such as Crane, Forklift, Move2Kube, Tackle, and Pelorus, designed to accelerate Kubernetes adoption.

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Red Hat OpenShift speeds market delivery for Boehringer Ingelheim

Enterprise Kubernetes platform helps Boehringer Ingelheim rapidly scale its digital healthcare portfolio and streamline compliance processes.

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Videos

Retrospect has been very busy in recent weeks, launching Retrospect Cloud Storage, Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022. JG Heithcock, General Manager at Retrospect, talks us through these new storage solutions and the pain points they will help to address.
Darryl Brick, VP Partner Sales for Cradlepoint EMEA, and Lee Garrett, Head of Presales for Westbase.io, discuss the huge opportunity around enterprise wireless WAN, with 5G, edge and IoT bringing a new level of connectivity solutions alongside the more established LTE and 4G markets. The two organisations’ combination of Cradlepoint’s wireless connectivity solutions and Westbase-io’s Value Added Distribution provides UK and European Channel organisations with a powerful digital transformation proposition for their customers.
Richard Stevenson, CEO of Red Box, discusses the results of the company’s recent ‘Being Human’ report, which provides some valuable insights into the Conversational AI market – how its use is already helping to improve customer and employee experiences, as well as contributing to fraud prevention. Richard also discusses the roadblocks that need to be overcome before the technology becomes pervasive.
Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.

Expert Opinions

By Graham Jarvis, Lead Journalist – Business and Technology
By Anthony Lamoureux, CEO of Velocity Smart, a global provider of smart locker solutions
Under pressure from big merchants and watchful regulators, the two mega app stores Apple and Google made concessions last year that gave merchants monetisation options outside of their stores. For example, in June 2020, the European Commission opened an anti-trust investigation to “assess whether Apple's rules for app developers on the distribution of apps via the App Store violate EU competition rules.”