Google Cloud Next: Customer to Community, Confidential VMs, and BigQuery Omni

Google kicked off its reimagined Google Cloud Next even this week. The event is now entirely online, and will be going on for the next nine weeks, until September 8. The event features over 200 sessions and ways to connect with Google engineers, including 1:1 time. “As we’re all navigating through unprecedented times, bringing together …

Citrix and Microsoft announce new partnership to provide consistent access to applications from wherever

Citrix and Microsoft announced that they are joining forces to help organizations accelerate the move to the cloud along with the adoption of digital workspaces and virtual desktops. The agreement stems from the widespread move to permanent remote work models and the companies’ goal to rethink how organizations can adapt to new remote ways of …

Two-thirds of IT decision makers plan on increasing investments in automation due to COVID-19

Nearly two-thirds of US IT decision makers plan to increase their investments in automation technology over the next year as a result of COVID-19, according to a recent study by Opinion Matters and Inference Solutions. About a quarter of organizations will increase their investments by 10% or higher. “Cloud-based, self-managed platforms that give businesses more …

ITOps Times news digest: McAfee ESM Cloud, xMatters’ incident analytics, and RiskSense updates

McAfee is launching a new security and information event management (SIEM) system called McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) Cloud. This new solution supports security team activities like detection, incident response, and threat hunting.  “Today’s SecOps teams face a multitude of issues, including the need to take on new efforts such as digital transformation, the convergence …

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Freshworks acquires IT orchestration company Flint

Freshworks completed its key acquisition with Flint to bring advanced automation and cloud management capabilities for IT teams in the remote work era. With the acquisition, Freshworks can now leverage intelligent automations to provision IT resources, rapidly remediate business-critical incidents and automate workloads using out-of-the-box connectors to popular service providers including Microsoft, VMware, Amazon, Google, …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Tsunami

Google is open-sourcing its network security scanning engine in the hopes of helping organizations protect data. Tsunami is designed to detect high severity vulnerabilities with high confidence.  “When an attacker begins to exploit security vulnerabilities or security misconfigurations, such as weak passwords, an organization needs to react quickly in order to protect potentially vulnerable assets. …

Operator Framework joins CNCF as incubation-level project

The CNCF has announced that it will be bringing on the Operator Framework as an incubation-level project. The Operator Framework is a toolkit for managing Kubernetes Operators, which are extensions of Kubernetes that make it easier to package, deploy, and manage Kubernetes applications.  The Operator Framework, first developed in 2016 by CoreOS which is now …

ITOps Times news digest: LogDNA funding, Oracle’s fully-managed cloud region, and Aryaka and 8×8’s partnership

LogDNA has announced it closed a Series C funding round totaling $25 million, bringing the company’s funding to date to $60 million. The round was led by Emergence Capital with participation from Initialized Capital, Providence Equity, TI Platform Management, Radianx Capital, Top Tier Capital Partners, and Trend Forward Capital.  The company also announced that it …

IBM to acquire RPA company WDG Automation

IBM has announced that it will be acquiring Brazilian robotic process automation (RPA) company WDG Automation. IBM plans to use WDG Automation’s RPA capabilities to bolster its own AI-enabled offerings.  According to IBM, COVID-19 has placed a lot of pressure on organizations to drastically transform their operations. RPA can help with that digital transformation by …

CNCF accepts Contour as an incubation-level project

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 …

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 …

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