Heroku: Ruby Platform Sees 50 Percent Increase in Apps Since November

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Heroku is an example of a service that is making it infinitely easier for developers to develop and manage applications. It’s part of a new breed of platforms emerging that are growing in popularity.We’ll see if Heroku will grow 100 percent over the span of a year. That would mean 80,000 apps. Seems plausible, doesn’t it?center_img Flightcaster uses Heroku to serve the application. But the actual data analysis is done through Amazon S3 where Hadoop manages the data analytics. The data is passed from Heroku to Amazon S3 and then back to Heroku where it is served back to the customer making the request. Related Posts The number of apps hosted on the Ruby platform Heroku has increased 50 percent since November, pointing out how cloud-based platforms are becoming the norm for the capabilities the services provide in terms of testing and reliability.Heroku had more than 40,000 apps on its platform last November. Now more than 60,000 apps are using the Heroku service. Heroku’s success is not alone. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Rackspace are rapidly expanding. AWS announced its expansion to the Asia Pacific region this past week. In its announcement, AWS featured Kim Eng, one of Asia’a largest security brokers. The firm said the availability of the AWS service helped minimize its latency for its KE Trade iPhone application.Rackspace developer Mike Mayo built the company’s latest iPad app for customers to monitor Rackspace cloud networks. He said the cloud provides a way for developers to test with better efficiency. For example, using cloud platforms, apps are continually tested for bugs. Those bugs can be fixed one at a time as they pop up. That’s easier than doing a build and then fixing the 20 bugs that are discovered.HerokuHeroku is a Ruby-on-Rails platform that according to the company web site “eliminates the need to manage servers, slices or clusters.” Developers focus on the code and that’s pretty much it.Heroku hosts the Flightcaster application, an interesting example of a service that uses two cloud providers to serve its app. Flightcaster is a service that checks your flight to see if it is on time. It can predict up to six hours in advance if your flight will be late. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news#Trends last_img read more

Court rejects Trump’s appeal in fight over financial records

first_img(AP) — A federal appeals court will not take up President Donald Trump’s appeal of a ruling that his accounting firm must turn over financial records to Congress.The order was handed down Wednesday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.It is almost certain that Trump will appeal to the Supreme Court.A three-judge appellate panel rejected Trump’s arguments last month after the president’s lawyers went to court to prevent Mazars USA from turning over the records. But Trump petitioned for the full court to reconsider the case.The House Committee on Oversight and Reform subpoenaed records from Mazars in April.They include documents from 2011 to 2018 that the House wants for investigation into the president’s reporting of his finances and potential conflicts of interest.last_img read more

Cloud for All: Accelerating the Drive to Hybrid Clouds

first_imgWhen we began 2016, the Intel® Cloud for All Opens in a new windowinitiative was about six months old and just taking flight toward the lofty goal of unleashing tens of thousands of new clouds. A year later, we can look back on 18 months of solid progress in the effort to close enterprise feature gaps in OpenStack, simplify private cloud deployment, and accelerate time to market for new, private, and hybrid cloud solutions.I’m proud of all that our team and our partners have accomplished. Together, we’ve made tremendous progress. Let’s look at a handful of the notable accomplishments achieved by the broad ecosystem that is driving the Cloud for All initiative forward.What a Difference a Year MakesTogether with Rackspace, Intel formed the OpenStack Innovation Center (OSIC) last year. The OSICOpens in a new window brings together teams of engineers to accelerate the evolution of the OpenStack platform and help ensure it is ready for enterprise workloads of tomorrow. Today, the OSIC hosts the world’s largest OpenStack developer cloud, composed of 1,000 nodes. More than 220 OSIC cluster users have engaged in more than 60 projects, with resulting contributions to 25 OpenStack projects, including more than 115 completed blueprints and more than 28,000 patch sets submitted. In addition, the OSIC has delivered more than 11,000 hours of training to over 200 individuals. From the beginning, increasing the number of upstream contributions to OpenStack has been a priority for the OSIC. This work helps ensure OpenStack’s long-term vitality among enterprises around the world.We have also expanded the Intel Cloud for All initiative to encompass multiple high-impact programs. These include the Intel® Cloud BuildersOpens in a new window program and the related Intel® Cloud Builders Innovation Fund, which has accelerated more than 20 software-defined infrastructure (SDI) reference architectures and hundreds of proof-of-concept trials. All the while, we roughly doubled the membership of the Intel Cloud Builders program, which brings together hardware and software solution providers to accelerate the progress of cloud, storage, and network solutions.Participants in the Intel Cloud Builders ecosystem and OSIC have closed many major feature gaps in the OpenStack platform, including needs related to high availability, services, rolling upgrades and deployment. For example, we have eliminated six out of nine known VM Live Migration limitations, doubled the number of core OpenStack services supporting rolling upgrades, and reduced deployment time from 26 hours to just six hours. This list could go on and on.Another exciting extension of the Intel Cloud Builders program was the launch of the Intel® Cloud Builders UniversityOpens in a new window. This program offers training on the latest technologies, practices and strategies for implementing or improving cloud infrastructure deployments based on SDI. And, best of all, the educational content is freely available with registration on the Intel Builders University site.Intel and VMware announced a network of Centers of Excellence aimed at accelerating cloud deployments. The centers drive custom optimizations, facilitate proof-of-concept testing and integrate cybersecurity best practices in collaboration with The National Institute of Standards and Technology.Intel worked closely with Microsoft to optimize the Windows Server 2016Opens in a new window operating system to take full advantage of the latest Intel capabilities that enable higher performance, tighter security, and enhanced management. Throughout development, Intel engineers worked closely with their counterparts at Microsoft on configurations designed to help customers and partners accelerate the delivery of market-ready SDI solutions. Launched at Microsoft Ignite last September, Windows Server 2016 is Microsoft’s most cloud-ready server operating system and management solution to date.In August, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCFOpens in a new window) announced the public availability of a 1,000-node community cluster, funded and operated by Intel. This cluster, which opened to a great community response, will empower the work of the CNCF facilitating scale testing of open source contributions. The CNCF cluster will allows the industry to test code and provide guidance, operational patterns, standards, and, eventually, APIs to enable the interoperability and optimization of container-based SDI stacks. With cloud native applications, you can package an application component once and reuse it across public and private clouds in a hybrid environment.Last but not least, we launched the 1.0 version of SnapOpens in a new window, our open telemetry platform that allows cloud administrators to easily collect, process, and publish telemetry data at scale. The Snap framework enables better data center scheduling and workload management by giving system administrators access to underlying telemetry data and platform metrics.Cloud Technology: This Is Only the BeginningAll of this work is advancing the cause of unleashing new cloud solutions. To that end, we’ve seen a substantial increase in adoption of cloud solutions over the past year, among organizations big and small. To name just a few, BMW GroupOpens in a new window, Volkswagen Group, and Tata CommunicationsOpens in a new window all deployed OpenStack clouds based on Intel® architecture.Building on this foundation, we are now putting greater focus on ensuring that our customers have choice in cloud providers with easy to deploy on premises and hybrid functionality. For example, we are focusing on container development and improving orchestration services like Kubernetes to enable workload portability, making it easier for organizations to move workloads across public or hybrid cloud environments. With efforts like these, the goal is to make it easy for organizations to write code once and then place the workloads where they best fit.Ready to get started? If your organization needs to update your IT infrastructure to keep pace with the digital economy, now is the time to investigate a hybrid cloud strategy. You can find many resources on the Intel Cloud BuildersOpens in a new window site, including reference architectures, white papers, solutions blueprints, and solution briefs.last_img read more