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Red Hat puts Podman container management on the desktop

Red Hat has released Podman Desktop 1.0, a graphical desktop client for creating, deploying, and managing containers. It’s available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.Available at podman-desktop.io, Podman Desktop is an open source tool for working with containers and Kubernetes in a local environment. For Red Hat customers, the goal is to provide a frictionless development experience for Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat’s Kubernetes-based enterprise container platform.Podman Desktop aims to simplify development, deployment, and management of containers while abstracting the underlying configuration, providing a lightweight alternative for container management. The Podman UI allows developers to manage all containers from a single place, Red Hat said, while avoiding complex command-line commands and mitigating error risks when dealing with multiple containers or intricate configurations.To read this article in full, please click here
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Cloud-based IT operations are on the rise

The people who maintain traditional data center systems have always objected to having IT assets managed by systems outside their firewalls. Years ago, when I predicted that this would happen, people would often laugh and not believe me. The signs were clear, even back then.Today, Gartner research predicts that 35% of data center infrastructure will be managed from a cloud-based control plane by 2027. According to Gartner, CIOs should prioritize the development of cloud-native infrastructure within their data centers. It is important to understand that the rise of public cloud usage will heavily impact many enterprise systems both inside and outside of public clouds. This is likely to happen for a few major reasons.To read this article in full, please click here
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KAN: A Kubernetes edge environment for computer vision

Computer vision is an increasingly important industrial technology, not only for managing product lines or stock control, but also for safety. It’s a powerful technology, able to quickly classify objects and identify anomalies. But there’s a problem that comes with using it at the edge of your network: latency. When people’s lives are on the line, you don’t want to rely on a mix of wired and wireless networks, or on cloud resources that may need to spin up before they can be used.That’s one of the key reasons why Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks about “the intelligent edge,” i.e. bringing cloud native tools and services to devices running on our networks. We need to be able to access, if not everything, then certainly a subset of cloud services at the edge. And that most definitely means computer vision.To read this article in full, please click here
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Are multiyear cloud agreements a good idea?

According to the surveys of enterprise cloud spending trends, 2022 was the year of shockingly high cloud bills. As a result, enterprises are implementing finops programs to control and manage cloud spending. They are also turning to the cloud providers and asking for discounts.Providers are happy to offer discounts, but they want something in return—namely, a multiyear commitment that looks like a cell phone contract. Do these longer-term cloud commitments make sense for enterprises looking for cheaper cloud services? Or will they play out like many of our cell phone contracts that left us with an out-of-date phone and service that didn’t meet expectations?To read this article in full, please click here
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Smart packaging with IoT goes beyond better tracking

Data is the heartbeat of every connected product. Cars, machines, smartphones, and IoT devices generate more data than ever, feeding into the endless stream of bits and bytes connecting consumers and companies.A new research report from Accenture and AIPIA (Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association) shows the rise of a new, unconventional data source: smart connected packaging. These digital-enabled containers and labels drive information to customers to enrich the product experience and pull data back to inform a company’s product development and manufacturing teams. Digital technologies used in smart packaging are expanding the tasks of packaging to new roles. Packaging is no longer just securing and labeling items.  To read this article in full, please click here
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InfoWorld Technology of the Year Awards 2023 Nominations Now Open

The InfoWorld Technology of the Year Awards recognize the best and most innovative products in software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning. Products in the following categories are eligible to win:  Software development DevOps  Containers  Serverless  Databases  Data management and integration  Business intelligence and analytics AI and machine learning Finops and cloud cost management  Cloud compliance and governance  [ Also on InfoWorld: The Technology of the Year Award winners of 2022 ] Submissions cost $99 through May 31, 2023.To read this article in full, please click here
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