Lately in Cloud Development (May)

Each month, we’ll recap the biggest news in cloud development. This edition includes announcements from Red Hat and Microsoft, funding news from Signal Sciences, and the news that Codenvy has been acquired by Red Hat.

We’re excited to join the Red Hat team and extend our reach to millions of developers who are creating better technology the open source way. When the transaction closes, Codenvy and Red Hat will combine resources to create an agile development platform featuring Eclipse Che and Codenvy as the development platform but including open source technology to take teams from issue management through CI to production deployment without configuration. Read more about the acquisition in The New Stack, TechCrunch, and EWeek.

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Puppet unveiled its new open source container inspection tool called Lumogon — a tool that the company argues has become necessary, given the layered approach developers using to build their container images, which has become less and less predictable.

Red Hat has added new developer-focused features to OpenShift. One of those new features is the dev environment, which is built primarily using Eclipse Che.

At last week’s Microsoft Build developer conference, Microsoft announced several updates in regards to their IoT efforts, including a partnership with Intel and the availability of 3rd party integration for their voice-controlled AI assistant, Cortana.

Red Hat Executive VP and president of their products and technologies business, Paul Cormier, discusses Red Hat’s progress as a company,, and the Red Hat Container Health Index.

Signal Sciences, a venture-backed startup that wants to help companies secure their web apps in a modern DevOps context, announced a $15 million round today led by CRV with participation from Harrison Metal, Index Ventures and OATV. The company, which was founded in 2014, launched the product last year. It has 50 employees and over 60 customers including Yelp, WeWork, Etsy and Grubhub.

The Eclipse Foundation’s Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group released a new version of its Kura IoT framework last week, announced the first milestone release of its Kapua platform as well as the creation of a new initiative to drive the adoption of IoT open source and open standards.

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