Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian touts open manifesto in latest missive

Google Cloud chief executive Thomas Kurian has said he is 'proud' of his company's leadership in advancing open source technologies for an 'open cloud.'

"Our open cloud philosophy is grounded in the belief that customers need autonomy and control over their infrastructure," Kurian wrote in a blog post. "Giving customers options to build, migrate and deploy their applications across multiple environments both in the cloud and on-premises allows them to avoid vendor lock-in and...

How Greater Manchester has utilised cloud-based low-code development for its Early Years app

Sponsored The benefits of low-code, which enable companies to build custom applications in the cloud, are primarily three-fold: speed of innovation, reduced costs, and a faster time-to-market.

By using low-code functionality, organisations can adapt to changing market trends enabling quicker speed of innovation - as well as faster time-to-market, while also creating a better user experience by quickly making adjustments to their products as users' needs grow and change. This also...

Understanding XGVela: Bringing more power to 5G with cloud-native telco PaaS

A platform as a service (PaaS) model of cloud computing brings lots of power to the end users. It provides a platform to the end customers to develop, run, and manage applications without the complexity of building and maintaining the infrastructure typically associated with developing and launching an application.

In the roadmap to building a 5G network, telecom networks need these breakthrough models that help them focus more on the design and development of network services...

Progress acquires Chef for $220m to add more automation and open source to its sauce

Application development firm Progress is to acquire DevOps and automation software provider Chef in a $220 million (£168.6m) cash deal.

The acquisition of Chef, which has more than $70m in annual recurring revenue, will 'bolster Progress' core offerings', as well as aligning with its 'growth strategy through accretive acquisitions… [adding] both scale and cash flow', Progress said.

The company added that the combination of Chef's 'vibrant' developer community, as well...

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty to step down: Analysing the cloud strategy and in-tray for the new boss

Analysis IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty is to step down in April after more than eight years at the helm, with senior vice president for cloud and cognitive software Arvind Krishna taking over.

Krishna, who was a contributing factor in IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat in 2018, will become only the 10th CEO in the Armonk giant’s 106-year history. Jim Whitehurst, chief executive of Red Hat, will...

Melissa Di Donato, CEO, SUSE: On cloud journeys, hyperscaler complexity, and daring to be different

When Melissa Di Donato joined SAP in 2017, having counted Salesforce, IBM and Oracle among her previous employers, she told this publication it was like ‘coming home.’ Now, as chief executive of Linux enterprise software provider SUSE, it is more a step into the unknown.

Yet it is not a complete step. Working with a proprietary software company means your experience is primarily in selling...

Google Cloud launches Cloud Dataproc on Kubernetes in alpha

Google Cloud has announced the launch of Cloud Dataproc on Kubernetes, adding another string to the bow for the product which offers a managed cloud service for running Apache Spark and Hadoop clusters.

Google – which originally designed Kubernetes before handing it to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) – is promising ‘enterprise-grade support, management, and security to...

Analysing Microsoft Azure Dedicated Host and licensing changes: Risk, rage, and reward

Updated August 14 Microsoft is modifying some of its Azure licensing terms for dedicated hosted cloud services, with a knock-on effect of making services more expensive for customers of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Alibaba Cloud.

The move coincides with Microsoft launching Azure Dedicated Host, a service that enables users to run Linux and Windows VMs on single-tenant physical servers.

Calculating the Kube roots: Why 2019’s KubeCon represented a milestone for the industry

The latest iteration of KubeCon and CloudNativeCon, which took place in Barcelona last week, felt like something of a milestone – and not one shoehorned in for marketing purposes, either.

It is true however that Kubernetes came into being five years ago this June, so for those at Google Cloud, it was a time of reflection. From the acorn which was Eric Brewer’s presentation at Dockercon 2014,...