Few industries face the level of global competition that manufacturing does. To compete and realize the promise of Industry 4.0, manufacturers are increasingly embracing digital transformation. Evolving the business -- from the manufacturing floor to the sales office -- requires a holistic effort that requires a smart IT roadmap strategy and effective execution. In today’s blog, we’re taking a look at the digital transformation journey of several manufacturers and how it has benefited their productivity, efficiency and ultimately their strategic market position.
The world’s first gigabyte hard drive was the size of a refrigerator -- and that wasn’t all that long ago. Clearly, technology has evolved, and so have our data storage and analysis needs. With data serving a key role in helping companies unearth intelligence that can provide a competitive advantage, solutions that allow organizations to end data silos and help create actionable business outcomes from intelligent data analysis are gaining traction.
Container security was top of mind this week as Kubernetes announced the results of its first security audit. The review looked at Kubernetes 1.13.4 and found 37 vulnerability issues, including five high-severity issues and 17 medium-severity issues. We are happy to report that fixes for these issues have already been deployed.
As the pace slows a little in the summer months, we all gain a little more time for housekeeping. In keeping with that theme, in addition to the few DevOps news items from this past week, we’re visiting a couple of research notes that we missed over the past few weeks.
Just days ahead of DockerCon, Docker announced a partnership with Arm to enable cloud developers to build applications for the cloud, edge, and IoT environments on the Arm architecture. In a press release, the companies state that they are working together to provide the first frictionless cloud-native unified software development and delivery model for cloud, edge, and IoT devices. The collaboration includes a common software pipeline and delivery and production frameworks.
Amazon was busy at its #AWSSummit in Santa Clara last week, announcing several new service offerings (or the general availability of solutions previously announced), including Deep Learning Containers, Concurrency Scaling for Amazon Redshift, Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive, AWS App Mesh, and AMD-powered Amazon EC2 M5ad and R5ad instances.