Azure Service Fabric enters public beta for Linux workloads

Developers who want help running Linux- and Java-based microservice applications will have a new Microsoft service to take for a spin. 

Microsoft announced Tuesday that it’s launching the public beta of Service Fabric support for running applications on the popular open source operating system with the popular programming language. It’s an expansion of Service Fabric’s capabilities, at a time when Microsoft is spending more effort to support Linux in addition to platforms it controls.

Service Fabric on Linux was first announced at the company’s Build developer conference in San Francisco earlier this year, and the public beta will be made available on Sept. 26, during Microsoft’s Ignite conference.

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Krebs’ site under attack after alleged owners of DDoS-for-hire service were arrested

After security journalist Brian Krebs exposed the DDoS-for-hire service, vDOS, and the alleged owners of the service were arrested, a massive attack was launched against the Krebs on Security site.

Last Thursday, Krebs wrote about vDOS and the two 18-year-old Israeli hackers running the DDoS attack service. In the past two years, the duo launched over 150,000 attacks and made at least $ 618,000. vDOS had been hacked and Krebs had obtained a copy of the vDOS database.

vDOS had paying subscribers with the cost depending upon how many seconds the DDoS attack lasted. Krebs reported, “In just four months between April and July 2016, vDOS was responsible for launching more than 277 million seconds of attack time, or approximately 8.81 years’ worth of attack traffic.”

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CIO survey finds Microsoft Azure will overtake Amazon AWS for Infrastructure as a Service

The market consists of Infrastructure as a Service (the underlying servers, storage and networks necessary for cloud computing) and Platform as a …


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Blue Simple Circle Wifi Service, Cloud Computing Infographics Flat Icon, Sign Isolated On White …

Blue Simple Circle Wifi Service, Cloud Computing Infographics Flat Icon, Sign Isolated on White Background – Stock Photo from the largest library of …


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Ollis Bros. Garage Doors Begins Offering Service for Delaware County,…

Known for bringing high quality and reliable garage door service to the Philadelphia, PA area, Ollis Bros. is now available for service in Delaware County, Chester County, and Montgomery County.

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Former Vodafone boss backs India’s music-streaming service Saavn as it hits 18M users

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Mumbai-based music-streaming service Saavn announced Thursday that former Vodafone chief executive Arun Sarin has joined as an investor and strategic advisor.

The news comes less than three months after the company announced $ 100 million in fresh funding. At the time, it said it was adding one million new users per month, with 14 million in total.

As of today, that number has grown to 18 million monthly active users, which it says represents a tenfold increase in daily active users in India since last year.

Beyond that, it’s claiming more than 20 million songs (over 250 million streams per month) and a global team of 145 people across five offices.

“Music streaming is a core app on today’s smartphones, and Saavn is superbly positioned to grow rapidly in the fast expanding smartphone market in India,” Sarin said in a statement.

“As an innovative and nimble music-streaming company, at the heart of one of the world’s most valuable markets, Saavn hits all the right notes,” he added.

Meanwhile, the company’s cofounder and chief executive, Rishi Malhotra, said that over 90 percent of the service’s usage is driven by smartphones, and that it plans to “work more deeply with carriers in India and additional territories” in the coming months.

Sarin’s investment amount was not disclosed.

The company’s most recent series C round in July was led by New York-based hedge fund Tiger Global Management, and at the time it said that it expects to hit 20 million users by the end of the year.

But while the service may be the market leader on its home turf in India, it certainly has its work cut out if it hopes to expand globally — an area in which Sarin’s expertise will no doubt help. That said, the company did not make any mention of expansion plans today.

In general, the music-streaming space has been busy.

Earlier this week, we reported that Deezer is planning an IPO later this year as the battle with rivals Spotify and Apple Music heats up. And Google Play Music continues to expand with its official entry into Japan a few weeks ago.

Microsoft’s Groove Music just announced support on Sonos speakers, and Spotify hasn’t managed to keep out of headlines either: On Wednesday it launched its new “Mix Mates” playlist generator to help friends find music they share in common. (We also heard rumors that Spotify will be supported on Google’s upcoming second-generation Chromecast.)

The announcements from Saavn today are encouraging, but it’s only just the beginning of the global music-streaming wars — and versus many of the other big players, its user numbers are still relatively low.

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