DHL experiments with drones

Employees at the so-called Posttower in Bonn can now order medicines via the DHL Paketocopter in a pharmacy on the other side of the Rhine. Delivered in this test on five days by drone. The test run will start on Monday in Bonn.

Thus, the German Post is equal to Amazon. The online retailer is also currently testing the delivery by flying robot with the Amazon Prime Air program. Within 30 minutes then a package that is about the size of a shoe box and can weigh up to 2.5 kilograms could be brought to the addressee. The Amazon drone has a range of about 16 kilometers. In four to five years Amazon wants to offer the service regular. Even the world’s largest parcel delivery UPS is currently thinking about the use of drones.

In addition to the small range of the drones, it is mainly legal issues that stand in the way of such projects.

Therefore, as a spokesman for the Post confirms against the Bonn ” General-Anzeiger “, it is still completely unclear whether this form of delivery will be incorporated into regular operations. Also, the project is still at the very beginning of development. However, it is conceivable that drugs will be delivered in the future. Even seriously ill people could be supplied in this way. Also, service in hard-to-reach areas would be a possible deployment scenario.

Red Hat renews private cloud infrastructure

OpenShift Enterprise 2 is a source-open PaaS infrastructure for the private cloud. In addition to improvements in performance, effectiveness and scalability, the new version also brings many new features.

Among other things, data center infrastructures can now be integrated, making it easier for administrators to manage hybrid environments. Also new is the Administration Console, which fully demonstrates the capabilities, applications and users of the infrastructure, as well as support for additional programming languages. So far, Java, Ruby, Python, PHP and Perl have been available in OpenShift Enterprise. New is the support for Node.js for server-side JavaScript. At Collaboration, OpenShift 2 expands on new project management features.

Developers also get a flexible, scalable and fully configured test and hosting environment. In doing so, developers can focus on creating new applications without having to spend resources on the framework. In addition, Red Hat has automated provisioning and systems management tasks. This also helps to be able to roll out applications faster.

Red Hat simplifies the OpenStack deployment of OpenShift through optimal integration with data center infrastructure. In doing so, Red Hat uses the OpenStack Orchestration (Heat) templates and uses plug-ins to integrate into an external router and load balancer infrastructure. The OpenShift Enterprise Installer allows users to accelerate the installation of the cloud infrastructure.

OpenShift Enterprise 2 will be available in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and select Asian and Latin American countries from December 11, 2013, including Australia, ASEAN, Argentina and Brazil.

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