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George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 30 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as executive editor of Electronic Engineering Times. Leopold is the author of "Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom" (Purdue University Press, 2016).

Oracle Takes Gloves Off in JEDI Lawsuit

December 12th, 2018 Comments Off on Oracle Takes Gloves Off in JEDI Lawsuit
Large government contract awards invariably draw protests from losing bidders hoping to gum up the works and perhaps gain a piece of the action on appeal. The Defense Department’s huge cloud contract has taken these legal maneuverings to a ...

Knative Meshes Kubernetes with Serverless Workloads

December 11th, 2018 Comments Off on Knative Meshes Kubernetes with Serverless Workloads
Google Cloud’s Knative initiative launched in July is expanding to include an updated version of Google’s first commercial Knative offering along with a batch of new distributions based on serverless computing framework. Knative is a Kubernetes-based platform for building and ...

Software Licensing Effort Focuses on Compliance Tools

December 7th, 2018 Comments Off on Software Licensing Effort Focuses on Compliance Tools
A new project launched this week by the Linux Foundation is designed to provide standard tools for complying with the terms of open-source code licenses. The goal of the Automated Compliance Tooling (ACT) initiative is “to consolidate investment in, ...

Avi Networks Extends Istio to Handle Most Apps

December 6th, 2018 Comments Off on Avi Networks Extends Istio to Handle Most Apps
Networking vendors are steadily adding new services to the emerging Istio service mesh used to link Kubernetes-based application components. That latest approach called a “universal service mesh” seeks to move beyond containers to include monolithic applications running on virtual ...

Before Patched, Kubernetes Security Flaw Spread to OpenShift

December 5th, 2018 Comments Off on Before Patched, Kubernetes Security Flaw Spread to OpenShift
A security flaw discovered in the de facto standard Kubernetes cloud container orchestrator allowed unauthorized users access to Kubernetes clusters and the data they contain. The “privilege escalation vulnerability” announced Monday (Dec. 3) by developers affects versions 1.0 and ...

Docker, Microsoft Partner on Container ‘Bundler’

December 4th, 2018 Comments Off on Docker, Microsoft Partner on Container ‘Bundler’
Docker is expanding its collaboration with Microsoft to include an “application bundle” specification for packaging and running cloud-native applications. The collaboration coincides with the application container specialist’s release of a “desktop” for speeding deployment of distributed apps in production. ...

Hybrid HPC Services Gather Momentum

November 30th, 2018 Comments Off on Hybrid HPC Services Gather Momentum
Add high-performance computing to the ever-growing list of enterprise (fill-in-the-blank) as-a-service offerings. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) and HPC partner Advania Data Centers (ADC) have put their own spin on HPC-as-a-service with a hybrid approach that underpins an HPC ...

IBM, LogDNA Partner on Cloud Data Management Service

November 29th, 2018 Comments Off on IBM, LogDNA Partner on Cloud Data Management Service
IBM and log data management startup LogDNA are collaborating on a new cloud service designed to help developers spot faults and debug code in data stored in the IBM cloud. Among the goals is reducing downtime and the resulting ...

Networks Groan Under Weight of Global Traffic

November 28th, 2018 Comments Off on Networks Groan Under Weight of Global Traffic
It is the best of times for networking equipment vendors, but it may be the worst of times for data-driven enterprises if they can’t figure out how to unclog network connections quickly backing up with unstructured data generated by ...

Red Hat, AWS Expand Cloud Data Transfer Options

November 27th, 2018 Comments Off on Red Hat, AWS Expand Cloud Data Transfer Options
With its acquisition by IBM not expected to close until the second half of 2019, Red Hat continues to snap up cloud startups as it builds its hybrid cloud management portfolio. On Tuesday (Nov. 27), Red Hat announced its ...
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