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IBM Red Hat names Matt Hicks as president and CEO

Having joined Red Hat as a developer in 2006, the former vice president of product and technologies has taken over the role from Paul Cormier.

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12 examples of old tech that never dies

From magnetic tape to mainframes, sometimes the old tech really is better. Take a trip back in time with these die-hard technologies still going strong today.

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What happens when cloud spend surpasses traditional systems

Big news: Money spent on public clouds will overtake funds for traditional data center hardware for the first time. It's time to both celebrate and be concerned.

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IBM acquires data observability firm Databand.ai

Databand’s data observability platform allows data engineers to tackle challenges associated with bad data at source.

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Lego embraces modularity, metaverse with its software engineering culture

Lego, the plastic brick maker, is rapidly growing its software development teams to meet the growing demand for virtual experiences.

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IaaS, PaaS, drive public cloud ecosystem revenue to $126 billion in Q1

New research from Synergy Research Group found that revenue in the cloud services market grew by 26% from last year.

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Developers value flexibility, tech stack in a hybrid working world

Stack Overflow’s latest developer survey shows that most developers are working remotely and favor a flexible working environment where they can use their favorite technologies.

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Microsoft’s complicated dance with open source

The decision to make the C# extension in Visual Studio Code proprietary is raising hackles, but Microsoft is still a consistent supporter of open source.

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How Vanguard and Morgan Stanley are balancing dev and ops

Two financial services firms are taking a similar approach to transitioning to devops, landing on a shared responsibility model for developer teams, supported by centralized operations and SRE.

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Broadcom targets enterprise infrastructure with $61B VMware acquisition

The chipmaker’s acquisition of VMware is the latest in a lengthy string of high-ticket deals, as Broadcom moves to focus on its software portfolio.

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The new AWS: No more dumpster fires

Bolstered by cultural change behind the scenes, AWS is becoming a more active contributing force in open source communities.

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AWS can’t help Amazon avoid first loss since 2015

Despite AWS going from strength to strength, the retail giant suffered its first quarterly loss since 2015 to start the financial year.

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Why public clouds lead with renewables

As enterprises work on their green cred, cloud providers step up to provide more green power. Doing good for the planet also comes with doing well in the market.

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Google Cloud sales chief Rob Enslin is leaving for UiPath

The ex-SAP sales leader is leaving the cloud vendor at a time when it is investing heavily in an effort to catch up with rivals Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

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Google Cloud props up a slow start to the year for Alphabet

Search and cloud were bright spots in what were relatively weak results to start the year for the Google parent Alphabet.

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Google to donate Istio service mesh to the CNCF

Hot on the heels of donating the Knative serverless project, Google is submitting its open source service mesh technology to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

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Perforce to acquire infrastructure as code pioneer Puppet

Puppet is the latest infrastructure as code company to have been snapped up in recent years.

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Docker raises $105M funding round to fuel its focus on developers

The container company is continuing to focus on serving developers after selling off its enterprise business to Mirantis in 2019.

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If you build it, it will run

What makes great software? Doing the work, doing it well, and remembering that you're writing for people—not machines.

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Turns out AWS can partner after all

AWS has always been both competitor and partner, but in its pursuit of scale, it’s now taking a more neighborly approach.

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