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Databricks acquires 8080 Labs

Acquisition of 8080 Labs will expand Databricks’ accessibility to citizen data scientists with simplified, UI-based data science and ML capabilities integrated directly within the platform.

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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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Flag control improves software delivery

CloudBees has introduced new capabilities for feature management within its software delivery platform, including full visibility and control of feature flags throughout the development and release pipelines. Leveraging these new feature management capabilities as part of the CloudBees end-to-end solution, enterprises can effectively scale feature flag usage in ways that are not possible with standalone feature management solutions.

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Quality Assurance is now integral to software delivery

Testing is no longer seen as an obstacle across the software development lifecycle but is a factor in its achievement.

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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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A depending divide between developer and security teams

Security teams must rethink processes to aid innovation and customer experience.

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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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Appian unveils new version of the Appian Low-code Automation Platform

Appian has introduced the latest version of the Appian Low-Code Automation Platform. The new release makes it faster and more efficient to build enterprise applications through major enhancements in low-code data, complete automation functionality, user interface (UI) creation, and application deployment.

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Data shows how the Romanian Government put low-code into battle against Covid-19

Job Retention Scheme app developed using the Aurachain platform got furlough pay quickly into the hands of millions of workers with 85% improvement in process efficiency.

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Sophos acquires Refactr

Sophos has acquired Refactr, which develops and markets a versatile DevSecOps automation platform that bridges the gap between DevOps and cybersecurity. Based in Bellevue, Washington, Refactr launched in 2017 and is privately held.

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Cycloid opens London office

Builds on strong domestic growth with new international presence to support demand from enterprises embarking on DevOps and Cloud Migration projects.

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Value Stream Management Consortium publishes State of Value Stream Management Report

The Value Stream Management Consortium has published the full findings of its inaugural research initiative in the State of Value Stream Management Report. The research is designed to establish a baseline for future reports on adoption trends in the digital value stream management market and investigate how teams are leveraging practices to measure and improve value flow and realisation.

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Culture, not tech, the DevOps stumbling block

Supportive leadership is critical factor in widespread success and evolutionary improvement in DevOps.

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Developers suffering from burnout

81% of software developers reported an increase in burnout as a result of the pandemic, with increased workload cited as the main reason.

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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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Videos

Sudheer Matta, Vice President Product Management AI Driven Enterprise, Juniper Networks, shares some insights from the company’s recent virtual summit – Driven By Experience. A key theme was the importance of using a combination of data and AI, including AIOps, to help improve network resilience, reliability, security and, ultimately, performance.
Jorn Wittendorp, Founder and CEO of Ydentic, explains how the company’s platform helps MSPs and their customers to optimise the management of workplaces, accounts, access rights and passwords from one, central location. The company is expanding from its Netherlands base, looking to develop partners in Germany, the UK and the Nordics.
Ross Everard, Managing Director at Infinite Edge Technologies, plans to grow the company through the provision of digital solutions focusing on current customer challenges, such as IoT, the hybrid workplace, collaboration and digital business performance. Helping end users with speed to market, service effectiveness and new business model creation are just some of the benefits promised by this next generation IT approach.
Jason Beal, Senior Vice President, Global Channel and Partner Ecosystems, AvePoint, talks through the results of the company’s first MSP Global Preference Survey, with security, governance and cloud migration ranking as top priorities. MSPs are also wanting to both consolidate the number of vendors with which they deal while also bringing on board new solutions. Jason also offers some valuable advice to MSPs in terms of some key business development objectives.

Expert Opinions

Today, edge data centers need to provide a highly efficient, resilient, dynamic, scalable and sustainable environment for critical IT applications. At Subzero Engineering, we believe containment has a vital role to play in addressing these requirements. By Gordon Johnson, Senior CFD Engineer at Subzero Engineering
If you’re in the business of data, you’ll know that it’s a valuable asset that must be protected. You’ll also be acutely aware that wherever there is data, there is risk, and not just to your data. Physical security – the protection of people, property and assets should also be considered for their potential vulnerabilities. By Steve Mansell, Divisional Director Critical Facilities, Zumtobel Group
By Eric Newcomer, CTO and Ricardo Diniz, VP and General Manager, UK I and Southern Europe, WSO2.
Nicolas Roussel, Technical Manager at Siemon, discusses whether to select singlemode or multimode fibre cabling for the data centre