Weekly CloudNews: Extreme Networks, Digital Trends and Ubuntu/Kubernetes

Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!

Earlier this week on our blog, we looked at the capabilities required for cloud management suites and setting up your organization for cloud success.

If you missed it, CloudBolt launched CloudBolt 9.0––Cumulus last week. You can find all the details on the release and watch a replay of our launch webinar here.

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With that, onto this week’s news:

Extreme Networks Unveils ExtremeCloud IQ Cloud Management Application

Deborah Schalm, DevOps.com, Oct. 22, 2019

“Extreme Networks, Inc, a cloud-driven networking company, today announced availability of ExtremeCloud™ IQ, the industry’s first end-to-end cloud management application that leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide enterprises with insights, as well as complete visibility, control, and automation of their entire network. With this announcement, Extreme is also introducing “Co-Pilot,” a new automation feature that will help IT administrators save time and effort on an increasing number of everyday tasks. The ExtremeCloud IQ application can be deployed in the public cloud, private cloud, or on-premises, providing enterprises with unmatched flexibility to accomplish their business objectives.”

Seven digital transformation trends for 2020

Ben Moore, Channel Life, Oct. 22 2019

“MuleSoft has released the report ‘Top 7 Digital Transformation Trends Shaping 2020’ which outlines the most timely digital transformation trends for 2020 and explores their impact across industries.

The top trends, according to Mulesoft are:

  1. Connecting the consumer experience. 
  2. Data-driven business.
  3. Artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  4. Multi-cloud computing. 
  5. Partnering with IT to turbocharge the business. 
  6. Co-creating value with external stakeholders. 
  7. Co-creating value with external stakeholders.”

Ubuntu 19.10 released with Kubernetes at the edge and multi-cloud infrastructure

Christina Cardoza, ITOps Times, Oct. 18, 2019

“The latest version of the open-source Linux distribution Ubuntu is now available. Version 19.10 comes with a strong focus on Kubernetes and the edge.

Canonical has added strict confinement to MicroK8s — is zero-ops Kubernetes solution. According to the company, this will provide enhanced edge computing capabilities and ensure isolation and secure Kubernetes environments. Users can extend MicroK8 with Istio, Knative, CoreDNS, Prometheus and Jaeger.”

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