Contour, an ingress controller for Kubernetes that provides a control plane for Envoy, was accepted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as an incubation-level hosted project. “One of the most critical needs in running workloads at scale with Kubernetes is efficient and smooth traffic ingress management at the Layer 7 level. Getting an application …

ITOps Times news digest: ServiceNow and Zoom, Exabeam and Armis, and Avaya’s subscription program

ServiceNow and Zoom have entered into a partnership to improve work-from-home experiences. Zoom will deploy ServiceNow’s Now Platform, which includes new AIOps capabilities. In addition, Zoom will expand its implementation of ServiceNow’s Customer Service Management (CSM), which it deployed in April.  “Zoom has enabled employees across industries around the world to stay connected, and it’s …

VMware announces intent to acquire Blue Medora true visibility suite

VMware announced its intent to acquire the True Visibility Suite team and technology from Blue Medora to further VMware’s self-driving operations capabilities. The acquisition would expand VMware’s existing operations management solution, VMware vRealize Operations, with Blue Medora’s integration solutions for vRealize Operations which are available via management packs. The integrations enable vRealize Operations to provide …

Algorithmia bolsters MLOps platform with security enhancements and improved developer experience

Algorithmia has announced a number of updates to its Enterprise product. Algorithmia is a machine learning (ML) operations and management company.  The updates include security enhancements, support for the latest AWS and Azure GPU hardware, local debugging improvements, and integration with PyCharm. According to Algorithmia, machine learning has the potential for the greatest impact on …

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: ODL

This week’s Open-Source Project of the Week is OpenDaylight (ODL). ODL is a Linux Foundation project that offers a modular way of customizing and automating networks. According to the project’s website, ODL was inspired by the SDN movement. It was designed with its main focus being on network programmability.  Some use cases for the project …

New features added to the ServiceNow and TeamViewer integration

TeamViewer announced new integration capabilities with ServiceNow aimed at improving IT asset and operational management for larger or complex organizations. The TeamViewer Remote Support Integration with ServiceNow enables IT departments and support agents to optimize communication with internal or external users to improve efficiency and increase customer satisfaction, according to the company. The integrations provide …

ITOps Times news digest: Project Metamorphosis Infinite release, EdgeX Foundry course, and LXD 4.3

Confluent has announced the next stage of its Project Metamorphosis initiative. The goal of Project Metamorphosis is to build a next-generation event streaming platform. This new release, the Infinite release, adds infinite retention, providing a platform for current and historic event streams that can be retained as long as wanted.  According to Confluent, companies can …

Tripwire releases Configuration Manager to help manage security across complex cloud environments

Tripwire Configuration Manager presents an integrated view of cloud assets, offers automated remediation, and monitors misconfigurations in the cloud.  With these capabilities the offering centralizes the configuration monitoring of cloud assets with a single SaaS-based console and helps to alleviate pressures on security temas with an option for automated remediation, according to the company. “As …

OpsRamp expanded hybrid discovery and monitoring to improve its digital customer experience in summer release

OpsRamp announced new synthetic and cloud monitoring capabilities for identifying and resolving user performance issues across business-critical applications and services. The OpsRamp Summer 2020 Release also introduces 22 new cloud monitoring integrations for AWS and visualizations for machine learning-powered event correlation. “As IT organizations adjust to remote infrastructure operations, OpsRamp now combines user experience metrics …

Kong brings updated universal service mesh Kuma to CNCF

Kong has announced a significant upgrade to its open-source universal service mesh. Kuma 0.6 features a “hybrid universal mode” that will enable the service mesh to support complex applications in heterogeneous environments such as VMs, Kubernetes clusters, and multiple data centers.  With the new release, Kong also announced it will be donating Kuma to the …

ITOps Times news digest: LightStep updates, Fastly Compute@Edge observability additions, and OneTrust acquires Integris Software

LightStep has announced that it is adding log analysis in the latest release of its observability platform. The company will also be improving automated intelligence capabilities to help companies optimize root cause analysis and simplify incident response.  The new log analysis capability will allow customers to identify what logs occur more often, search across logs …

Puppet announces Relay for cloud-native, event driven automation

Puppet introduced the public beta of Relay, an event-driven automation platform that automates across any cloud infrastructure, tools and APIs that developers, DevOps engineers, and SREs are managing manually currently. “Without a way to manage and automate the flood of events and hundreds of APIs developers use – time, money and mental capital are being …

Zigbee Alliance on-course for IP-based smart home standard this year

The Zigbee Alliance is racking up partnerships and support for its efforts to create a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products and to make them more secure. The project, called Connected Home over IP (Project CHIP) , was announced in December 2019 when the Zigbee Alliance announced partnerships with Amazon, …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Kubermatic

Kubermatic, previously known as Loodse, is a newly open source Kubernetes automation tool. Loodse had been releasing Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform as their own software, but with its recent 2.14 release earlier this month, the company decided to open source the solution.  “Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform automates deployment and Day2 operations of countless Kubernetes clusters across any …

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