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ServiceNow reveals plans to acquire observability platform Lightstep

ServiceNow has announced plans to acquire observability company Lightstep. It believes that acquisition will help solidify its position as an enterprise platform for IT teams.  “Companies are betting on going digital in order to thrive in the 21st century, but the transition is often challenging to navigate,” said Pablo Stern, SVP and GM of IT …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Terrascan

Terrascan is an open-source static code analyzer for building secure Infrastructure as Code (IaC). The project was launched by the immutable security company Accurics last year. It includes templates to help avoid common security pitfalls in the cloud, built-in extensibility to support other technologies, and leverages the Open Policy Agent to help users write custom …

ITOps Times news digest: Dell and Equinox partnership, IBM’s new nanometer chip technology, and GroundWork Monitor Enterprise 8.2.0

Dell and Equinix have announced a new collaboration. They will work to deliver Dell Technologies APEX as an as-a-service offering.  According to the companies, the APEX Data Storage Services and Equinix will enable customers to get the simplicity offered by public cloud with the control over data provided by Equinix data centers.  “Given the immense …

Sumo Organizations released to help with multi-team visibility

Sumo Logic has announced a new multi-account management platform called Sumo Organizations. According to the company, Sumo Organizations will enable customers to increase visibility and control over security intelligence. Key capabilities of the platform include a multi-tenant management interface, role-based access control permissions, self-service provisioning and a federated view of Sumo Logic Cloud Enterprise Insights.  …

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KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021: Pixie joins CNCF, Red Hat rebrands StackRox, and more from day 1

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2021 kicked off today and a number of companies at the event made announcements of updates to their Kubernetes solutions.  Here are a few highlights from the first day of the event: Pixie joins CNCF Pixie is an open-source observability platform developed by New Relic. In addition to contributing Pixie, New …

ITOps Times news digest: CAST AI cost optimizer, Opengear joins Kinetic Edge Alliance, and Dynatrace extends OpenTelemetry support

CAST AI has announced a new solution to optimize Kubernetes deployments on AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).  The optimizer will help reduce cloud costs by providing savings reports and suggestions for areas to cut costs. It offers the option to automate these optimizations.  It is also working on similar solutions for Azure Kubernetes Service and …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cloud Custodian

Cloud Custodian is an open-source tool that provides cloud security, governance, and management.  It enables IT operators to easily define rules for cloud infrastructure, allowing for increased security and reduced costs. It offers a single tool to replace many disparate tools and scripts.  Policies are expressed in YAML and include the type of resource to …

ITOps Times news digest: Moogsoft and HCL Technologies partner, Sysdig Series F, and NeuVector expands partnership with IBM

Moogsoft and HCL Technologies have announced a new partnership to deliver an end-to-end solution for remediating IT incidents automatically. This new solution will combine features from the Moogsoft Observability Cloud and HCL DRYiCE iAutomate.  Benefits to customers include assured continuity, maximized operational efficiency, and reduced support costs. “Today’s fully digital enterprise produces massive amounts of …

Oracle Enterprise Manager improves automation in latest update

Oracle announced its Enterprise Manager 13c release 5 which includes big improvements in monitoring and managing automation for Oracle environments, according to the company.  The new release adds fleet monitoring, management and data movement across the entire IT estate, whether that’s on premise or in the cloud. EM Hybrid Database as a Service now supports …

Red Hat Insights takes a deep look into hybrid clouds

Red Hat announced a new predictive analytics offering for Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform at its virtual Red Hat Summit this week. Red Hat Insights aims to reduce the complexity of managing hybrid clouds by providing visibility into on-premise environments, public clouds, and hybrid cloud operating environments.  According to the company, …

ITOps Times news digest: IBM storage portfolio updates, Red Hat Collaboratory expansion, and more

IBM has announced new updates to its storage portfolio. It announced an intention to release a container-native software defined storage solution called IBM Spectrum Fusion, which is expected later this year. The company also updated its IBM Elastic Storage System (ESS) solutions, including a redesigned ESS 5000 and the new ESS 320.  “It’s clear that …

Anthos 1.7 comes with features to help anchor cloud journeys

Google has released the latest version of its managed application platform Anthos. Anthos 1.7 focuses on anchoring customers’ cloud journeys, creating a consistent operator experience, and establishing a familiar deployment target for developers.   The company believes that cloud journeys should be anchored to a single cloud because rather than bringing their current state to a …

ITOPs Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Magma

Magma, an open-source platform for building carrier-grade networks, announced project and community growth since its recent move to the Linux Foundation which establishes a neutral governance framework.  The collaboration with the Open Infrastructure Foundation and the OpenAirInterference Software Alliance has formally become the Magma Core Foundation. The platform’s growth includes new members, the adoption of …

ITOps Times news digest: HackerOne’s new capabilities, Redis Enterprise extends support to Google Cloud Anthos, and Cisco AppDynamics new locations

HackerOne has announced new capabilities for detecting and remediating cloud misconfigurations.  HackerOne vulnerability insights provide a snapshot of risk at a certain point in time. The company also added advanced workflows, remediation guidance, attestation reports, embedded submission forms, custom fields to gather more data from researchers, hacker communication, and hacker collaboration.  Redis Enterprise extends support …

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