It’s time to embrace Monitoring-as-Code

Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) has revolutionized the management and provisioning of everything from local virtual machines to exotic AWS services. It is time for Monitoring-as-Code (MaC) to do the same in the application performance monitoring (APM) and synthetic monitoring fields — and the good news is that everyone stands to benefit. Provisioning monitoring checks by hand is …

Dell and Wind River team up on telecom cloud infrastructure

Dell Technologies has teamed up with Wind River to develop a new telecom cloud infrastructure solution, Dell Telecom Infrastructure Blocks. The new offering will help communication service providers (CSPs) reduce cloud-native network complexity.  According to Dell, clouds for mobile networks are complex and expensive because they need to address distributed geographic areas, have strict SLAs, …

CNCF brings Istio in as Incubating project

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced that its Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has voted to accept the service mesh Istio into the foundation as an Incubating project. Istio provides a way to secure, connect and monitor services in cloud-native applications. It offers features like zero-trust networking, policy enforcement, traffic management, load balancing, and …

Synopsys developers new streaming fabric for silicon data

Security company Synopsys has announced the release of a new streaming fabric to reduce test times, minimize power usage, and make silicon data more accessible.  The new technology features an on-chip network that transports silicon data to and from design blocks and multi-die systems.  According to Synopsys, ensuring the health and uptime of silicon requires …

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IBM acquires digital product services firm Dialexa

IBM announced plans to acquire Dialexa, a digital product services firm to deepen IBM’s product engineering expertise and to provide end-to-end digital transformation services.  “Digital product engineering represents the tip of the spear for competitive advantage,” said Scott Harper, CEO and co-founder at Dialexa. “IBM and Dialexa’s shared vision for delivering industry-defining digital products could …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Arlon

Arlon is a new open-source project that defines an architecture that utilizes GitOps, declarative APIs, and Kubernetes to manage infrastructure and workloads.  The project was created by cloud native company Platform9. The company says that Arlon is the first open-source project to automate and integrate infrastructure and workload life cycle management. Arlon combines ClusterAPI, a …

Cloudflare releases updated distributed object storage solution

Cloudflare R2 Storage, the distributed object storage that eliminates egress costs, is now generally available.  The new version gives developers an S3-compatible API for seamless migration and an integration with Cloudflare Workers, a highly scalable serverless computing platform. “Egress fees are nothing but a tax on developers, stifling innovation and creativity. We are redefining the …

ServiceNow Tokyo release unlocks greater value from tech investments

ServiceNow has released the latest version of its Now platform. According to the company, the main theme of this release, Now Platform Tokyo, is to allow companies to unlock greater value from their tech investments during a time of economic uncertainty.  Several new features in this release help assist with that goal of unlocking value. …

SPIFFE and SPIRE projects graduate from CNCF Incubator

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced that SPIFFE and SPIRE are now graduated projects.  Secure Production Identity Framework For Everyone (SPIFFE) provides a secure identity to workloads in modern production environments and SPIRE (the SPIFFE Runtime Environment) is the code that implements the SPIFFE specification on a wide variety of platforms.  SPIRE exposes the …

Dispelling the misconceptions around observability

Observability is a term that’s being used to describe just about anything to do with monitoring, but it’s not as simple as just monitoring the performance of an application or server. Observability can provide you with so much more information that traditional monitoring could.  In order to dispel some of the common misconceptions about observability, …

CAST AI launches new Kubernetes security analysis tool

The Kubernetes SaaS company CAST AI has announced a new security analysis tool for Kubernetes called Cloud Security Insights.  It offers Kubernetes configuration checks in order to ensure clusters are configured in accordance with best practices. Users will be provided information on these configuration checks and resources to improve configuration. The tool also scans for …

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

Cloud Custodian is an open source governance as code tool that companies can use to manage and automate enforcement of cloud security, compliance, operations, and cost optimization policies through code.  It was created at Capital One in 2016 by Kapil Thangavel and then contributed to the CNCF Sandbox in August 2020. Earlier this week the …

D2iQ updates its Kubernetes platform

Kubernetes company D2iQ has announced the latest updates to its Kubernetes platform, DKP. DKP 2.3 introduces enhancements for AWS customers that will make it easier to manage AWS EKS clusters. It now offers a comprehensive ecosystem of Kubernetes platform applications so that platform teams can spend more of their focus on creating good developer experiences. …

Dell and Red Hat expand partnership on simplifying containerized infrastructure

Dell and Red Hat have announced they are expanding their existing partnership that focuses on bringing customers solutions to simplify deployment and management of containerized infrastructure in multicloud environments.  With this expansion comes new joint features, such as Dell APEX Containers for Red Hat OpenShift and Dell Validated Platform for Red Hat OpenShift.  APEX Containers …

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