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GitLab gets it, grabs $100m to become $1bn firm

Code repository and DevOps outfit, GitLab, has tipped into the $1bn club thanks to a $100m injection of funding from ICONIQ Capital. GitLab had previously pocketed $20m from GV in October 2017 as it strove to move on from just stashing source code for devs that either didn’t want to use GitHub or just couldn’t spell it. The …
Richard Speed, 20 Sep 2018
Moogsoft CEO Phil Tee

Data apocalypse is coming unless you buy AI, declares AI biz

On Thursday, Moogsoft, maker of an AI platform for IT automation, invited a few corporate customers and like-thinking vendors to testify to the saving grace of AI-driven IT automation. CEO Phil Tee opened the second annual AIOps Symposium by questioning the pursuit of data. Enterprises gather 44TB of data daily, he said, and …
Thomas Claburn, 31 Aug 2018
Money raining from cloud on man

Google sets Kubernetes free with $9m in its pocket for expenses

Now that the Google-born open-source Kubernetes project has come of age, its proud corporate parent is setting it free on the path to maturity and independence with sizable wad of cash to get it started in its new home. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which oversees various open source projects like Kubernetes and …
Thomas Claburn, 30 Aug 2018
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GitHub goes off the Rails as Microsoft closes in

Analysis GitHub invited a handful of journalists to its San Francisco headquarters to explain how the social code hosting biz is evolving from a website into a platform. The event was hosted by Sam Lambert, whose title – head of platform – removes any doubt about how things will turn out. Founded in 2008, GitHub became a platform …
Thomas Claburn, 16 Aug 2018
A burning dumpster

Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service mucked my cluster!

Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) was launched to world+dog in June, however, a few disgruntled customers say the managed container confection isn't fully baked yet. In a blog post published on Monday, Prashant Deva, creator of an app and infrastructure monitoring service called DripStat, savaged AKS, calling it "an …
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Facebook cracks opens its bottle of Fizz – a carbonated TLS 1.3 lib

Looking for a TLS 1.3 library? Facebook has you covered. On Monday, the ads and data peddler plans to release Fizz, a TLS 1.3 library written in C++14, as an open source project. TLS 1.3 is the latest and greatest version of the Transport Layer Security protocol, the successor to Secure Sockets Layer or SSL, which encrypts …
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MessageBird, Twilio tout low-code tools for DIY comms app plumbing

San Francisco's developer-oriented messaging infrastructure service Twilio aims to make creating communications apps a bit easier – with the launch of Twilio Studio, a visual application builder that just graduated from beta status. Not to be outdone, MessageBird, a competing cloud comms biz based in Amsterdam, has quietly …
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Istio sets sail as Red Hat renovates OpenShift container ship

Red Hat is celebrating the 1.0 release of Istio, the open source microservices management project, and the arrival of version 3.10 of its OpenShift software container platform. Istio's 1.0 release received mention at Google Cloud Next last week, but the official bits are expected on Tuesday. The software serves as a management …
Thomas Claburn, 31 Jul 2018
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Only a day late and a dollar short, Google: Now its cloud cozies up to Microsoft's GitHub

At its Google Cloud Next 18 extravaganza in San Francisco on Thursday, Google took a moment to address developers directly. Where the keynotes for the previous two days were calibrated for a general audience, the developer keynote focused on live coding and devops arcana. Adam Seligman, veep of developer relations for Google …
Thomas Claburn, 26 Jul 2018
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Hooray: Google App Engine finally ready for Python 3 (and PHP 7.2)

Google App Engine will support two additional programming language runtimes in its standard environment in the next 30 days: Python 3.7 and PHP 7.2. Oren Teich, product management director of Google Cloud Platform (GCP), heralded the long awaited arrival of the languages at Google Cloud Next '18 during a session on GCP …
Thomas Claburn, 25 Jul 2018

Windows Server 2019 tweaked to stop it getting clock-blocked

Microsoft Windows Server 2019, coming later this year, will include UTC-compliant leap second support, both for added and subtracted time. But there will be no smearing. Since 1972, leap seconds have been added to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to compensate for divergence with mean solar time (UT1) – which slows with the …
Thomas Claburn, 19 Jul 2018
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Google Cloud Platform reins in its trigger-happy account-axing AI cops

With no mention of Tuesday's Cloud Platform service troubles, Google on Wednesday heralded the arrival of click-to-deploy Kubernetes apps in the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace. "With GCP Marketplace, you can now easily find prepackaged apps and deploy them onto the cluster of your choice," said Anil Dhawan, product manager …
Thomas Claburn, 18 Jul 2018
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Continuous Lifecycle 2019 call for papers is open NOW

Events Continuous Lifecycle London returns in May 2019, and we want to hear your proposals for conference sessions and all-day workshops, spanning the full range of agile, DevOps, application lifecycle management, CD, and container technologies and methodologies. We will be staging almost 40 conference sessions over two days in May …
Team Register, 18 Jul 2018
Containers in the fridge

IBM attempts to graft virtual machine security onto container flexibility

IBM researchers have developed a new flavor of software container in an effort to create code that's more secure than Docker and similar shared kernel container systems. Docker and its ilk are considered less secure than VMs because the compromise of a shared kernel puts all associated containers at risk. With VMs, the kernel …
Thomas Claburn, 17 Jul 2018
Software containers

K8s awaits due date for latest, greatest slate: Extension versioning will reach beta, mates

Kubernetes, the software container orchestration system, is expected to hit version 1.11 on Wednesday, bringing with it a handful of potentially useful enhancements. The software currently supports an alpha version of Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs), an API that allows people to define custom resources (aka extensions) to …
Thomas Claburn, 27 Jun 2018
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Misconfiguration of Java web server component Jolokia puts orgs at risk

Misconfiguration of a commonly used Java web server component puts websites at risk of attack, web dev and security researcher Mat Mannion has warned. Shortcomings in Jolokia's Java Management Extensions (JMX) open the door to information disclosure, denial of service, and other potential attacks against Java web servers. The …
John Leyden, 25 Jun 2018
Usain Bolt

Facebook floats BOLT to jolt code out of bit bloat

Facebook has open sourced a binary optimization and layout tool, itself optimized into the acronym BOLT, in the hope it can make large applications faster. The compiled code for large applications – the sort Facebook runs – tend to be too big to cram into the instruction cache of a modern CPU, explains Maxim Panchenko, …
Thomas Claburn, 19 Jun 2018
DevOps

Splunk acquires VictorOps to take it – and you – into site reliability engineering

Last week Splunk spent $120m to acquire VictorOps, a DevOps incident management outfit. And yesterday Splunk’s chief technology advocate Andi Mann told The Register why. For years Splunk has been all about helping to investigate incidents. The company’s big data heritage saw it probe log files to figure out the patterns that …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Jun 2018

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