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Metrics, Traces & Logs in One Unified Platform



With so many services, systems, and containers to track, it's harder than ever to understand application performance and troubleshoot issues. Built by engineers, for engineers, Datadog's monitoring platform:
 
  • Helps dev and ops teams navigate between correlated metrics, logs, and distributed request traces for rapid troubleshooting.
  • Integrates seamlessly with more than 250 popular technologies, including AWS, VMware, Chef, and Docker.
  • Gives you real-time insights into app performance with algorithmic alerts, built-in dashboards, and distributed tracing and APM.

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Webinar: Cloud Computing in 2019, What to Expect?

 

What are the cloud computing trends for 2019 to expect, prepare for and leverage to your advantage?  Find out in this upcoming Vembu Webinar.

In this Webinar, you will learn:

  • What 2019 holds for cloud computing
  • Benefits of having a backup for your cloud data
  • What makes Vembu the right choice
  • A live product walkthrough
  • And more...

WHEN?  Wednesday, January 23rd @ 2:00 PM EST, 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM CST
 
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ClearCube Launches New C3xPi Dual Monitor Raspberry Pi-Based Thin Client at Citrix Summit

ClearCube Technology, Inc. an American technology leader in centralized computing and desktop virtualization announces at Citrix Summit 2019 in Orlando, the launch of the new C3xPi Thin Client. The only low-cost, virus-proof, single-case dual monitor thin client in the market, based on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, has been verified as Citrix Ready.

The C3xPi Thin Client features include Cloud Desktop Operating System, 1.4 GHz Broadcom BCM2837B0 64-bit CPU, 8 GB high-speed microSD card, and Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU and two full-size HDMI® 1.3 ports for graphics and full-motion HD video playback (1920 ×1080) on two displays. Network features include Gigabit Ethernet over USB 2.0, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11.b/g/n/ac WLAN, and Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE). Additional connectors include three USB 2.0 ports and one 3.5 mm audio jack.

"Performance is fast: From unboxing to working on Citrix desktops, it's just a matter of minutes", said Doug Layne VP of Global Sales. "Its high speed and performance, breadth of networking features, and its low cost make the C3xPi a compelling VDI solution for many Citrix customer use cases like enterprise, education, healthcare, state and local government, and kiosk applications" he said.

Morpheus Data Named a Leader in Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms

Morpheus Data today announced that it has been recognized as a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

"Morpheus is thrilled to have been named a Leader in this first-ever Gartner Magic Quadrant for CMP," said Brad Parks, VP Business Development at Morpheus Data. "The demand for unified multi-cloud orchestration and DevOps automation has never been greater. We believe the placement in the report, as well as scores in the Critical Capabilities use cases, are a testament to our engineering roots as a tool built by practitioners to solve real-world problems."

[ Watch this video interview with Morpheus Data from VMworld to learn more ]

Enterprises undertaking digital transformation initiatives often struggle due to an increasingly difficult set of opposing forces, including development and operations conflicts, on-premises and public cloud options, as well as traditional and cloud-native application frameworks.

Red Hat Unifies Automation Across Hybrid Cloud Management with Latest Version of Red Hat Ansible Tower

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.4, the latest version of its enterprise framework for automating across IT operations including infrastructure, networks, cloud and security. Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.4 includes workflow enhancements including nested workflows and workflow convergence, designed to simplify challenges inherent in managing complex hybrid cloud infrastructure.

A common reality for enterprises can be that separate IT teams may manage on-premises IT vs. cloud services, each with their own sets of Ansible Playbooks. To help maximize the benefits of automation across distributed infrastructure, these organizations can move beyond implementing automation to creating an automation "center of excellence." A center of excellence helps to provide consistent automation across the enterprise, sharing common solutions and accepted strategies as automation is introduced into new areas of IT internally. With Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.4, users can now define one master workflow that ties different areas of IT together - designed to cover a hybrid infrastructure without being stopped at specific technology silos.

With Red Hat's management portfolio, including Red Hat Satellite for Red Hat Enterprise Linux management and Red Hat CloudForms for bare metal, virtual machine and private cloud operations, integrated with Red Hat Ansible Tower, IT teams are able to more consistently orchestrate workflows across their full enterprise IT infrastructure estate.

Midmarket Businesses in the Americas Make Bold Move to the Cloud

Small and mid-sized businesses across the Americas are making bold moves to the cloud as a way to compete with larger enterprises, according to a new report published today by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.

The ISG Provider Lens Cloud Transformation/Operation Services & XaaS Report - Pan America finds many large enterprises are struggling to exchange their "legacy crown jewel" IT systems for more innovative business models. But smaller businesses see the cloud as offering them easily available and affordable tools, including analytics and cognitive computing, the report said.

"Infrastructure costs and access to technology were once barriers to competition, but the cloud allows access to a broad range of software, platforms and services," said Esteban Herrera, partner and global leader of ISG Research.

Creating Truly Friendly Skies: The Cloud and Modern Aviation

Article Written by Avery Phillips

The cloud is everywhere in aviation. No, that doesn't mean a foggy takeoff from O'Hare - but big data might be the next big thing in getting planes off the runway safer no matter the weather. And it doesn't stop there. More data means more analytics capability, and that means more on-time flights, healthier cabins, easier loading and unloading, and more. 

The truth is, the cloud, big data, and predictive analytics are the backbone of modern aviation, customer service, and comfort. How does all of this work together to provide a better flying experience? How can airline manufacturers used this data to improve planes from the start? Here are a few amazing facts about the cloud and modern aviation.

Geospatial Technology To Make A Splash In 2019: Is there a smart city coming near you?



Written by Taylor Welsh

Before delving into the future of geospatial technology, we should first define it and gain an understanding of why it is so important.

According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, geospatial technology is defined as, "a term used to describe the range of modern tools contributing to the geographic mapping and analysis of the Earth and human societies." What began with maps and cartography has evolved into advanced technology that allows satellites to use digital software to take pictures of the earth and combine this imagery with other data, such as socioeconomic and environmental factors that when combined tell the story of a specific area, country, or the planet.

We often interact with geospatial technology in some form or another every day, whether it's using GPS to find our destination, tracking a package through UPS, or checking in to a location on social media. Geospatial technology is already used in lots of businesses and industries, including urban and environmental planning, security and intelligence, risk assessment, utility administration, and logistics industries.

Molex, Accenture and Amazon Web Services Co-Develop Edge Computing Solution Powering NextGen Autonomous Vehicles

Molex is expanding its autonomous and connected vehicle capabilities by working with Accenture and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring edge computing and voice assistant capabilities to the Molex Automotive Ethernet Network Platform. These new digital enhancements to the Platform offer essential autonomous vehicle performance and communication functionality for automotive OEMs.

"In combination with the groundbreaking features of our Automotive Ethernet Network Platform, AWS and Accenture's contribution can profoundly help our customers innovate faster, drive down costs and build some of the most advanced vehicles in the automotive industry," said Joseph Stenger, global product manager for connected mobility solutions, Molex. "We look forward to working together in the development of industry-leading technology solutions that help automotive OEMs design for the cars of tomorrow."

HARMAN Ignite 3.0 Automotive Cloud Platform Expands Ecosystem for New Immersive Connected Experiences

HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today launched the new HARMAN Ignite 3.0, an automotive digital ecosystem for OEMs - a solution that brings the benefits of connected life into the vehicle.

With HARMAN Ignite 3.0 ecosystem, automakers can leverage this platform to offer drivers smart features such as a vehicle-centric marketplace, an automotive-based virtual assistant and enhanced navigation with point-of-interest (POI) search and intelligent personalization - directly in their vehicles.

In addition, HARMAN Ignite 3.0's digital ecosystem equips Automobile OEMs with a seamless, secure and cost-effective way to introduce and regularly update these features for their customers. Consumers can enjoy a smarter driving experience that keeps pace with technology as it evolves - and OEMs can create new digital revenue streams by providing in-vehicle services that keep customers satisfied.