Kubernetes 1.16 released

Kubernetes, the container orchestration and hardware abstraction framework, reached Version 1.16. Custom Resources, Overhauled Metrics, and Volume Extensions are the mentionable new features in the new release.

We’re pleased to announce the delivery of Kubernetes 1.16, our third release of 2019! Kubernetes 1.16 consists of 31 enhancements: 8 enhancements moving to stable, 8 enhancements in beta, and 15 enhancements in alpha.Major Themes Custom resources CRDs are in widespread use as a Kubernetes extensibility mechanism and have been available in beta since the 1.7 release. The 1.16 release marks the graduation of CRDs to general availability (GA).

Source: Kubernetes 1.16: Custom Resources, Overhauled Metrics, and Volume Extensions – Kubernetes

GCP can run untrusted workloads

Google’s Kubernetes Engine (GKE) now supports node pools that are wrapped in gVisor to allow running untrusted workloads. The idea behind gVisors is to emulate all system calls in user space and provide a sandbox to processes that cannot be trusted. GKE allows to enable this with a configuration option now.

GKE on GCP

New GKE Sandbox brings added security to your containers running in Google Kubernetes Engine clusters.

Source: GKE Sandbox: Bring defense in depth to your pods | Google Cloud Blog

VMware acquires Bitnami

Bitnami is a name that many may know from packaged applications available on the major cloud marketplaces. The company packages up applications for easier consumption and adoption, and the concept became quite popular. Today, VMWare announced the acquisition of Bitnami for an undisclosed amount of money.

VMware announced today that it’s acquiring Bitnami, the package application company that was a member of the Y Combinator Winter 2013 class. The companies didn’t share the purchase price. With Bitnami, the company can now deliver more than 130 popular software packages in a variety of formats, such as Docker containers or virtual machine, an […]

Source: VMware acquires Bitnami to deliver packaged applications anywhere | TechCrunch

SAP and Microsoft bring IoT data together

The previously announced cooperation shows first results. Particularly in form of Microsofts announcement of having integrated SAP Leonardo into their Azure IoT Hub.

Microsoft and SAP Announce to bring IoT and Business Data together

Source: SAP and Microsoft bring IoT data to the core of the business applications | Blog | Microsoft Azure

google.io 2019

News Coverage and liveblogs on Google I/O over on TechCrunch, The Verge and Engadget.

Most noteworthy, Google released a new, more affordable Pixel 3a, updates to Google Assistant, put more emphasis on security upgrades. In other announcements, Nest Hub has been pronounced the new name for Google Home Hub, along with a bigger ‘Max’ edition of the device. There are also announcements on Android 10 Q, which The Verge covered previously

AWS opens up its managed blockchain as a service to everybody | TechCrunch

So, there is a Blockchain service on the cloud. As such this is no news, the news is it’s AWS that gives you this offering. If you are planning to leverage this option because you need Blockchain in your organization, you definitely need help understanding the technology.

It’s not AWS to blame to take your $

After announcing that they were launching a managed blockchain service late last year, Amazon Web Services is now opening that service for general availability. It was only about five months ago that AWS chief executive Andy Jassy announced that the company was reversing course on its previous dismissal of blockchain technologies and laid out a […]

Source: AWS opens up its managed blockchain as a service to everybody | TechCrunch

#SAP Leadership Announcement

Some huge changes to start the Weekend with at #SAP. As Executive Board Member and President of the Cloud Business Group Robert Enslin decided to step back from his role and pursue an external opportunity,  Jennifer Morgan will succeed him as president of the Cloud Business Group (CBG). Adaire Fox-Martin will assume the role of president in the Global Customer Operations.

Morgan and Fox-Martin Expand Responsibilities

Source: SAP Leadership Announcement

Can you re-send?

Heute morgen hat mich schon eine Nachricht erreicht, ich möchte bitte ein Dokument erneut übermitteln. Natürlich als Antwort auf meine Mail, die ein Attachment enthielt. Aber der Sender lieferte mir die Antwort sofort mit:

Ein Backup-Restore hat nicht funktioniert, sein e-Mail Client habe das Attachment verloren.

Selbstverständlich werde ich meine eMail meinem Gesprächspartner noch einmal zukommen lassen. Aber es ist für den Start ins neue Jahr einmal wieder eine kleine Erinnerung daran, was mit eMail falsch ist und warum Cloud-Colaborationslösungen zunehmend beliebter werden.

Amazon could write books.

Today in dystopian news: Amazon, the book selling department, controlling about 40% of the US book market, collects reading habbits from their sales and Kindle. By now the corporation knows enough about it’s customers it could be generating best selling books. Spookey. And potentially game changing, when machines replace creative professions.

Amazon has the ability to track vast amounts of reader data and use it to change the landscape of American fiction.

Source: Amazon has so much data it could make algorithm-driven fiction — Quartz