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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

`Keep Talkin’ Larry’: Amazon Is Close to Tossing Oracle Software – Bloomberg

It’s a huge effort considering the scale of the project and the relevance of customer data for Amazon. Given their cloud business and it’s maturity – AWS is more than 10 years old by now and leading the pack – this move seems overdue. Amazon.com Inc. has taken another step toward eliminating software from Oracle […]

#GoogleCloudSummit 2017 in Munich

While Amazon Web Services reported another record quarter with $4,53B in October 2017, and Microsoft reporting 93% growth of their cloud business, Google is the third major player in the market for cloud services. At the same time, Google is not (yet) explicitly reporting numbers on their cloud offering. However, “all other” businesses, including Play […]