ITOps Times news digest: AT&T and Microsoft enter alliance, ExxonMobile works with companies to advance Open Process Automation, and Insight Connected Suite

AT&T and Microsoft have entered into an alliance for delivering innovation using cloud, AI, and 5G. Microsoft will provide AT&T employees with its productivity and collaboration tools, while Microsoft will get access to AT&T’s 5G network to design, test, and build edge computing capabilities. “AT&T is at the forefront of defining how advances in technology, …

Red Sky Ops to optimize apps in Kubernetes environments

Carbon Relay is introducing a new open-source project to help DevOps teams manage and improve the performance of Kubernetes-based applications.  RELATED CONTENT: AIOps Exchange to lay the groundwork for AIOps’ future According to the company, DevOps teams often struggle with how many valuable infrastructure resources are provisioned for an application in a Kubernetes environment, which …

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Datadog launches new network performance monitoring solution

Datadog is announcing a new network performance monitoring solution as well as cost optimizations for its Log Management Platform at its Datadog Dash conference in NYC this week. The Datadog Network Performance Monitoring solution offers critical visibility into network connections and data flow. According to the company, it’s often hard to understand dependencies between services, …

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Pivotal Application Service eases the Kubernetes experience

Pivotal wants to lower Kubernetes’ learning curve with the alpha release of Pivotal Application Service (PAS). PAS is a modern runtime for Java, .NET and Node apps, powered by Kubernetes. While the solution is built for developers, it is also made to help operation teams improve uptime. RELATED CONTENT: 4 levels of cloud maturity  According …

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Symantec enables Zero Trust in latest security solution

Security company Symantec has announced a new cloud access security solution. The solution further strengthens the company’s security portfolio, Symantec explained. The company says this new solution will allow organizations to enforce Zero Trust policies for SaaS applications, corporate applications in infrastructure-as-a-service environments, cloud-based email, and the Internet. Zero Trust ensures that users are only …

ITOps Times news digest: Cohesity RunBook, Device42 integrates with Microsoft Azure Migrate, and Druva acquires CloudLanes

Cohesity has announced a new application that aims to make it easier for organizations to move their applications to the cloud. Cohesity Runbook provides an automation design canvas that makes the process simple, the company explained. Other key features in Cohesity Runbook include APIs for integrating with infrastructure-as-code automation tools and the ability to spin …

Microsoft Inspire 2019: Azure Lighthouse, Azure Migration Program, and more

Microsoft is making a number of updates and announcements surrounding its cloud platform  Azure at Microsoft Inspire in Las Vegas this week. The annual event is an opportunity for the company to share their direction for the upcoming year.  Announcements included:  Microsoft Azure Lighthouse Microsoft has announced the release of Azure Lighthouse. With Azure Lighthouse, …

BitTitan’s Voleer to provide automation for IT service providers

Automation company BitTitan is empowering IT service providers (ITSPs) with a new IT automation platform, Voleer. The solution was launched this morning at Microsoft Inspire 2019, currently taking place in Las Vegas, NV. With Voleer, the company explained IT professionals will be able to more easily package and sell solutions. This in turn will help …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ansible

As more businesses are feeling the pressure to move faster, automation across all areas of the business is becoming a necessity. For IT operations professionals, there is a simple tool for enabling automation: Ansible. The solution automates tasks like cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, and intra-service orchestration. “Ansible makes complex changes like zero-downtime rolling …

AWS Summit New York: Cloud Development Kit, EventBridge, and Alluxio 2.0

AWS Summit New York is taking place today, bringing together the cloud community to collaborate and learn about AWS. Amazon and other companies are also using the event as an opportunity to launch and showcase new products. Here are a few highlights from AWS Summit New York: AWS Cloud Development Kit Amazon has announced the …

The secret to cloud-native computing: ‘Less is more’

Hybrid IT. Hyperconverged infrastructure. Multicloud. Containers and microservices. It seems that the entire IT infrastructure landscape is advancing so quickly, it might as well be lava under our feet. It is imperative that we find some island, some core of stability, lest the shifting magma of innovation and disruption burn us to a crisp. The …

ITOps Times news digest: Linkerd 2.4, Barracuda’s Cloud Security Garden, and Juniper’s Juke

A new version of the Kubernetes service mesh Linkerd is now available. Linkerd 2.4 adds features such as traffic splitting, support for the Kubernetes Service Mesh Interface, and high-availability support. Traffic splitting enables users to control the percentage of traffic that goes to a service. This can be useful in implementing rollout strategies such as …

Marriott fined $124 million for 2018 data breach

When the GDPR went into effect last May, many in the industry questioned how strict enforcement would be. As of February this year, the EU had only issued 91 fines across 59,000 data breaches. At the beginning of the year, Lev Lesokhin, EVP strategy and analytics at Cast Software, predicted that how the EU handles …

Google Cloud to acquire Elastifile for its file storage capabilities

Google Cloud is bolstering its file storage capabilities with a new acquisition. The tech giant has officially entered into an agreement to acquire Elastifile for its file storage capabilities. Google Cloud believes that file storage is crucial to infrastructure. Therefore, file storage should be a priority for customers who are looking to accelerate their digital …

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    Monitoring your network with time-series data

    Today’s applications are architectured to work on hybrid, componentized, containerized, distributed, mobile/sensor environments, and so do the networks that sustain all these applications together. Complexity, traffic volume, intolerance to performance degradation and inefficiency will only increase, demanding real-time and holistic monitoring. …

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    Container Security: More moving parts mean more complexity

    Securing containerized applications is quite a bit more challenging than securing traditional monolithic applications. The use of open-source components in code, the microservices within containers, and the containers themselves, all need to be secure to ensure vulnerabilities do not make their way into the deployed application. This guide to container security looks at the issue …

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    Application Performance Management: A Guide for Buyers

    Changes in software architecture and transition to the cloud have forced the way organizations monitor their applications to change as well. Because of increased complexity of applications — code written in-house, couple with services brought in via APIs, scaling in the cloud, much more data being processed — APM has become more important than ever. …

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