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  • How a growing ecosystem of 90+ partners creates opportunities for clients with IBM Cloud for Financial Services [Ed: IBM now calls everything "cloud" to make sales, even if all these people mean to say is servers or cluster or datacenter. Buzzwords-as-a-disservice.]

    In 2019, we introduced an industry-first platform called the IBM Cloud for Financial Services to help financial institutions host mission-critical workloads with confidence while adhering to stringent security and compliance regulations. Today marks an exciting milestone for IBM. The IBM Cloud for Financial Services, now supporting Red Hat OpenShift and other cloud-native services, is generally available and backed by EY, Tata Consultancy Services, and a growing ecosystem of more than 90 independent software vendors (ISVs) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers.

    [...]

    For ISVs, onboarding solutions to the IBM Cloud for Financial Services offers a highly-secure environment to transact. WorkFusion, an automation software provider powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics, is adopting the IBM Cloud for Financial Services to help ensure its tools support the highest regulatory and compliance standards.

    After completing a series of onboarding workshops to assess product architecture, security posture, remediation plans, and other mission-critical initiatives, WorkFusion onboarded its application and intends to migrate client workloads to the IBM Cloud for Financial Services. By beginning this process, our partner can help its clients automate operations to help upskill employees and unlock growth while adhering to the disclosure, approval, and audit requirements necessary for the financial industry. The cloud framework offers controls, operations guidance, risk management, and a common set of security criteria to guide them and our other ecosystem partners on their path to validation. This path to validation offers a clear roadmap to help financial institutions onboard efficiently and is designed to reduce the cost of client acquisition due to the decrease in third- and fourth-party risk, and cost reduction around acquisition can be a vital piece in accelerating growth in a highly-regulated environment.

  • ‘Kubernetes is the next Linux’: SUSE’s Rob Knight on containerisation [Ed: GNU/Linux is largely commoditised, so now they try selling our superficial (and often unnecessary) complexity on top of it; just dish out some buzzwords on top of it to justify/rationalise it]

    SUSE chief technology officer for enterprise cloud products Rob Knight believes Kubernetes technology is such a big deal that it could be considered “the next Linux”.

    Speaking to Daniel Robus on the TechCentral podcast (watch or listen to it below), Knight provides an informative dive into the world of containerisation and mass digitisation, and the management thereof.

  • Equinix' Tinkerbell is a bare metal provisioning pixie

    Equinix announced that Tinkerbell, an open source bare metal provisioning platform that the company released last year, has accumulated new features since being placed in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Sandbox program.

    The microservices platform is designed to help companies transform their physical edge network hardware into programmable infrastructure, the company said. It has been generally available in open source form since May 2020, but Tinkerbell was placed in the CNCF Sandbox in November 2020.

  • Tinkerbell, An Equinix Open Source Project, Features Improved Capabilities

    As a CNCF project sponsored by Equinix, Tinkerbell has also gained ecosystem adoption among cloud native digital leaders for its ability to empower developers to deploy and manage infrastructure across private, hybrid and edge environments.

  • Bare Metal Provisioning Platform Tinkerbell Gets New Features

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