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Cloudflare launches Workers Unbound, the next evolution of its serverless platform – Up News Info

cloudflare launches workers unbound, the next evolution of its serverless platform – up news info

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Cloudflare today announced the private beta launch of Workers Unbound, the latest step in its efforts to offer a serverless platform that can compete with the likes of AWS Lambda.The company first launched its Workers edge computing platform in late 2017. Today it has “hundreds of thousands of developers” who use it and in the last quarter alone, more than 20,000 developers built applications based on the service, according to the company. Cloudflare also uses Workers to power many of its own services, but the first iteration of the platform had quite a few limitations. The idea behind Workers Unbound is to do away with most of those and turn it into a platform that can compete with the likes of AWS, Microsoft and Google.“The original motivation for us building Cloudflare Workers was not to sell it as a product but because we were using it as our own internal platform to build applications,” Cloudflare co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince told me ahead of today’s announcement. “Today, Cloudflare Teams, which is our fastest-growing product line, is all running on top of Cloudflare workers and it’s allowed us to innovate as fast as we have and stay nimble and …

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Cloudflare Wants to Eat AWS’s Serverless Lunch

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Matthew Prince says the new cloud service engineers at his company Cloudflare have cooked up beats competing services by the three cloud giants – AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud – on both performance and price. On price alone, it beats the largest of them, AWS, the most, according to him.

The new service builds on the work Cloudflare has done for its three-year-old Workers platform for serverless computing at the edge. Called Workers Unbound, it lifts the limitations Workers had for how resource-intensive a workload it could support and how long an execution time it would allow.

Related: How Google Cloud Plans to Win Enterprises from AWS and AzureWith hundreds of thousands of developers using Workers, “we’ve learned a lot… about what developers really want,” Prince, one of Cloudflare’s three founders and its CEO, told Data Center Knowledge. “They wanted to have an unrestricted version of Cloudflare Workers that removed a lot of those limits and made it a more robust, true serverless platform.”

The old Workers platform, now called Workers Bundle, limits script execution times to 50 milliseconds. Workers Unbound does away with those CPU restrictions, allowing up to 15 minutes of execution time, Prince told us.

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Shift Left: DevSecOps and the Path to Continuous Authority to Operate

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The faster a Defense Department of Defense organization can conceive, build and provide value to warfighters, the higher the probability of rapid mission success. However, obtaining authority to operate, or ATO, for DOD IT systems is typically a long, challenging—yet critical—process to ensure warfighters’ confidence in the technologies they use. For many DOD IT leaders, the idea of obtaining Continuous ATO, C-ATO, inspires hope of dramatically streamlining efforts to ensure warfighters have the most advanced, secure technologies. That idea may seem out of reach, but it’s not. The winning formula for continuous development and security is found in leveraging what’s been done before to remove duplication and streamline processes rather than specific applications. Adopting a DevSecOps methodology, enhanced by containerization and cloud native technologies, can help DOD IT leaders safely expedite software development and deployment by automating an already familiar environment.   Adopting these principles requires breaking the mold on some old habits. The DOD’s traditional methods for integrating security into applications under development can take a long time, even for the smallest changes to be approved. In the legacy model, a developer builds an application and then hands it off to security, which hands it …

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Cloudflare (NET) Launches Workers Unbound Serverless Computing Platform

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Security and reliability company Cloudflare Inc (NYSE: NET) has announced the release of Cloudflare Workers Unbound, which offers a serverless platform for developers with flexibility, performance, security, ease of use, and pricing advantages

Security and reliability company Cloudflare Inc (NYSE: NET) has announced the release of Cloudflare Workers Unbound, which offers a serverless platform for developers with flexibility, performance, security, ease of use, and pricing advantages. And with Cloudflare Workers Unbound, developers can run complicated computing workloads across the Cloudflare network and pay only for what they use. Plus Cloudflare Workers Unbound can save users up to 75% for the same workloads running on legacy and centralized serverless platforms like AWS Lambda.
The Cloudflare Workers edge computing platform originally launched for developers in September 2017. And as of this past quarter, more than 20,000 developers created new applications running on Cloudflare Workers. Now more than 10% of traffic through Cloudflare’s global network is powered by Cloudflare Workers.
Cloudflare Workers Unbound offers a broad set of benefits to developers:
1.) Limitless — Developers are able to run heavy workloads without having to worry about overly restrictive CPU constraints and pay only for what they use.
2.) Cost-Effective — For the same workload, Cloudflare Workers Unbound can be 75% less …

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Cloudflare Takes On AWS Lambda@Edge With A Cheaper And Faster Serverless Platform

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Cloudflare, the web security and CDN company has announced Workers Unbound, a revamped version of its Workers serverless platform. 

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According to Cloudflare, Workers Unbound allows developers to run complicated computing workloads across the Cloudflare network and pay only for what they use. In addition to being more flexible, Cloudflare Workers Unbound can save users up to 75 percent for the same workloads running on legacy, centralized serverless platforms such as AWS Lambda.
Cloudflare launched the Workers serverless platform in 2017 to enable developers to run functions written in Javascript in its edge computing network. Cloudflare has a footprint in 200 cities across 100 countries with its point of presence (PoP). The code deployed on the Workers platform is instantly pushed to all PoP locations within seconds. This ability of running code at the edge location closer to the consumer enhances the user experience by reducing the latency. 

Amazon launched a similar service branded as Lambda@Edge at the re:Invent event in 2017. Like Cloudflare Workers, Lambda@Edge runs on the servers that are a part of Amazon CloudFront service, a content delivery network from AWS. In August 2019, Lambda@Edge gained support for Python 3.7 code. 
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Cloudflare launches Workers Unbound, the next evolution of its serverless platform

cloudflare launches workers unbound, the next evolution of its serverless platform

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Cloudflare today announced the private beta launch of Workers Unbound, the latest step in its efforts to offer a serverless platform that can compete with the likes of AWS Lambda.
The company first launched its Workers edge computing platform in late 2017. Today it has “hundreds of thousands of developers” who use it and in the last quarter alone, more than 20,000 developers built applications based on the service, according to the company. Cloudflare also uses Workers to power many of its own services, but the first iteration of the platform had quite a few limitations. The idea behind Workers Unbound is to do away with most of those and turn it into a platform that can compete with the likes of AWS, Microsoft and Google.
“The original motivation for us building Cloudflare Workers was not to sell it as a product but because we were using it as our own internal platform to build applications,” Cloudflare co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince told me ahead of today’s announcement. “Today, Cloudflare Teams, which is our fastest-growing product line, is all running on top of Cloudflare workers and it’s allowed us to innovate as fast as we have and stay nimble and …

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Hybrid Cloud is the future of IT in the Post COVID-19 World

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The pace of cloud adoption has intensified due to the Coronavirus pandemic as organizations are moving to remote working and almost everything is going digital. In such a scenario, hybrid cloud that offers the best of both worlds for organizations due to its inherent flexibility, agility and efficiencies is seeing a phenomenal growth. In a recent interaction with CXOToday, Gurpreet Singh, Managing Director, Arrow PC Network, explains why hybrid cloud is the future of IT in the post COVID-19 world.
CXOToday: What are the current trends shaping the cloud landscape, both in the country and globally?
Gurpreet Singh: The increase in the demand for infrastructure requirements has influenced cloud services, and we especially see a growth in hybrid cloud adoption. As hybrid is a combination of public and a private cloud platform it provides the best of both, and with barriers between the platforms disappearing due to technological advancement, the adaptation of hybrid cloud is only going to increase. Besides, cloud is also being influenced by privacy-preserving multi-party analytics in a public cloud, hardware-based security, homomorphic encryption topics and IoT-based services.  Apart from that, serverless computing, omni-cloud, quantum computing, Kubernetes are also the latest trends shapingup cloud landscape. Globally, the …

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Data Leadership Book Review and Interview

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Key Takeaways

Many data management programs fail to connect their efforts to meaningful and measurable business impacts.
Data Leadership is how the organizations choose to apply the resources toward creating data capabilities to influence their business.
Nothing built with data matters at all if it’s not improving the business in terms of revenue, cost, or risk management.
Simple Virtuous Cycle process which includes three activities (measure, identify improvements, and improve), helps to get started with data governance.
The Data Leadership Framework (DLF) consists of five categories and 25 disciplines.

Data Leadership book, authored by Anthony Algmin and published by DATAVERSITY Press, covers the data leadership topic and how data leaders should manage and govern the data management programs in their organizations.

Algmin defines Data Leadership as how the organizations choose to apply their energy and resources toward creating data capabilities to influence their business. It’s important to not just create data capabilities that have potential value, but to actually apply those capabilities to realize the actual value. Data Value can be measured in three ways:


Increasing revenue
Decreasing cost, and
Managing risk

Author discusses data leadership topic in the book in three different parts.


Part 1: Data Leadership Foundations: This …

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IoT news of the week for July 24, 2020 – Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things news and analysis

iot news of the week for july 24, 2020 – stacey on iot | internet of things news and analysis

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InfluxData gets adopted by PTC: InfluxData is a popular time series database that PTC has now embedded into its ThingWorx platform, bringing the database to many more potential IoT customers. Time series databases are great for the IoT because they are a means of storing relatively simple information that can come in at high velocity. They typically store a measurement and a time, such as the temperature of an item and when that temp was taken. InfluxData also added a cloud-based integration with Microsoft Azure, which means that companies can now turn to InfluxData when they want to send data to the cloud. (ZDNet) — Stacey Higginbotham
Bosch Sensortec will now certify some of its gear for a decade to make industrial customers happy: In the IT world, 10 years is an eternity (imagine using your 2010 computer or your iPhone 4 today), but in the industrial world factories are amortized in 30- or even 50-year increments. This disconnect means that IT vendors are trying to push the limits on how long they will support their gear while industrial buyers grudgingly accept that software and IT hardware aren’t available for their time frames. In general, we see vendors willing to support silicon and …

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