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Cloud Computing

VMware, Pivotal, Google Team Up in Container Service

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VMware, Pivotal, Google Team Up in Container Service

VMware announces a partnership with Pivotal and Google at VMworld-- one with a focus on containers, specifically through a new service dubbed Pivotal Container Service (PKS).

According to the 3 companies, PKS simplifies the creation, deplyment and management of container project at scale. Each company brings something to the table, since Google provides the Kubernetes container orchestration tool, Pivotal adds the Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS) and VMware ties everything with a final management layer.

Pivotal also gets final naming rights, explaining the admittedly confusing PKS acronym. Either way, the result is "production-ready Kubernetes" running on VMware vSphere and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). It is based on Kubo, the open-source container management system developed by Google and Pivotal, and provides a container development environment on Cloud Foundry. A VMware layer provides the management of the entire container lifecycle.

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Google Intros Tiered Cloud

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Google Intros Tiered Cloud

Google announces Network Service Tiers Alpha-- a first tiered cloud offering from the company, with different pricing depending on whether the customer wants either higher performance or lower costs.

The Premium tier delivers traffic over a private fibre network with over 100 points of presence (POPs) across the globe, making it what Google claims is the largest of any public cloud provider. The network promises to be highly redundant to ensure high availability, with at least 3 independent paths between any two locations to ensure traffic is unaffected by a single fibre cut.

Another Premium feature is Global Load Balancing, with the management simplicity of a single anycast IPv4 or IPv6 VIP, seamless expansion across regions, and overflow or fail over to other regions.

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Unifi RegAlert Ensures GDPR Requirements

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Unifi RegAlert Ensures GDPR Requirements

Cloud service provider Unifi Software presents a solution for enterprises wanting to ensure their data assets comply with new EU data protection requirements-- RegAlert!, a cloud-based data monitoring application.

According to Unifi, RegAlert! helps admins comb through data to ensure it is compliant with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the latest EU data regulation. And enteprises need to be up to regulation scratch, since the sonsequences are hefty, reaching up to 4% of annual global revenue or €20 million, whichever is greater.

Unifi's Compliance Data Hub with RegAlert monitors all data in use, in real-time. If a user access data with GDPR attributes, RegAlert! immediately blocks the data set from further use, and notifies the person of potential regulatory infringement. It also notifies the data stewart so they ascertain (via Unifi) who is trying to access the data and grant either unconditional or restricted access.

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Google Details Titan Cloud Security

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Google Details Titan Cloud Security

How does Google take care of security in its cloud servers? A company blog post reveals the details-- Titan, a "secure, low-power microcontroller designed with Google hardware security requirements and scenarios in mind."

As the blog post explains, the Titan chip integrates with the secure boot process. This involves the server boot a known firmware/software stack, cryptographically verify the stack and then gain (or fail to gain) access to network resources according to the verification. Titan also adds further layers of security, namely remediation (reestablishes trust in the event of firmware bugs) and first-instruction integrity (identifies the earliest code running on each machine's startup cycle).

For the curious about the hardware, Titan consists of a secure application processor, a cryptographic co-processor, a hardware random number generator, a sophisticated key hierarchy, embedded static RAM (SRAM), embedded flash and a read-only memory block. It communicates with the main CPU via Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) bus, and interposes between the boot firmware flash of the first privileged component (such as BMC or PCH) to observe every byte of boot firmware.

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CoreOS Adds Azure Support to Tectonic

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CoreOS Adds Azure Support to Tectonic

Container management vendor CoreOS releases an update on the Tectonic platform--- Tectonic 1.7.1, adding support for the Microsoft Azure cloud to the Kubernetes-based open-source system.

Tectonic 1.7.1 follows the June 2017 release of Kubernetes 1.7, and adds the latest version of "pure, upstream" Kubernetes. Kubernetes was initially a Google open-source project, before it was taken over by the Linux Foundation's Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in July 2015. It started off as Linux-only, but found its way to other platforms, including Microsoft Azure, through the efforts of organisations such as CoreOS.

“We want to make Microsoft Azure the most open and flexible cloud for enterprises and ISVs to build and manage the applications their customers need,” Microsoft says. “Tectonic on Azure is an exciting advancement, enabling customers to use CoreOS’ enterprise-ready container management platform to easily manage and scale workloads to build and manage these applications on Azure.”

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