ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Buildpacks

Buildpacks is an Incubation level project at the CNCF that converts source code into images that can be run on any cloud.  It provides for equal control between developers and operations teams, ensures that apps meet security and compliance requirements, and allows administrators to perform updates with minimal intervention. The goal of the project is …

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ServiceNow Platform Rome release focuses on employees

ServiceNow has released the next major version of its platform, dubbed Rome. The key focus of Now Platform Rome is to enable companies to adapt to hybrid work.  “The rapid onset of hybrid work has accelerated the digital imperative and forever changed 21st century business models,” said Chirantan “CJ” Desai, chief product and engineering officer …

ITOps Times news digest: Google Cloud Catalyst Program, Untangle Command Center updates, and Cloudflare Early Hints support

Google has announced new capabilities to help VMware users ease their migration of workloads to Google Cloud. Through its new Google Cloud Catalyst Program, it will offer one-time Google Cloud credits to offset existing VMware licenses, the ability to apply earned credits across any Google Cloud service, and the ability to earn more credits during …

Crossplane accepted as Incubating project at CNCF

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced that the Kubernetes control plane Crossplane has been accepted as an Incubating project. “Kubernetes and cloud native projects have demonstrated that multi cloud innovation is possible and truly a reality in manproduction environments,” said Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of CNCF. “The industry is ready for cross-cloud managed services …

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ITOps Times news digest: Qualys zero-touch patching, 1E integration with ServiceNow, and SkyKick’s $130 million funding

Qualys has announced the addition of zero-touch patching capabilities into its Patch Management platform. According to the company, this new capability will ensure that endpoints and servers are patched as soon as those patches become available.  Utilizing zero-touch patching capabilities, companies will be able to reduce ransomware risks, accelerate vulnerability SLA compliance, and lower their …

Lookout announces Zero Trust solution that adapts to changes in risk level

Lookout announced its new Zero Trust solution for any app that dynamically adapts based on data sensitivity and on a continuous risk assessment of endpoints and users.  The solution is an expansion of Lookout Continuous Conditional Access (CCA), achieved by integrating the company’s Mobile Endpoint Security and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions. Organizations have …

Smart data: Accelerating the journey from data to insights

Today’s AIOps and observability solutions are applying increasing levels of intelligence to IT Ops data with the goal of generating actionable insights. However, sophisticated AI and ML can sometimes be no match for ‘bad data.’ It’s the age-old problem of garbage in/garbage out. Data can’t simply be taken at face value because it can lead …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Age

Age is an open-source file encryption tool that reached its v1.0.0 release a few days ago.  Its first beta was released in early 2020 and v.1.0.0 is considered to be its first stable release.  It uses small explicit keys, doesn’t have configuration options, and has UNIX-style composability. According to the project’s design document, the goals …

ITOps Times news digest: LogDNA Streaming, Solo.io and Amazon EKS Anywhere partner up, and Dynatrace available on Azure Marketplace

LogDNA has announced an early access beta program for its LogDNA Streaming solution. LogDNA Streaming will enable organizations to ingest their log data into a single platform. According to the company, it is most suited for security and enterprise-level application delivery use cases where real-time access to data is needed. “For too long, enterprises have …

IBM Power E1080 is the first in a new family of hybrid cloud servers

IBM has announced the first of a new family of IBM Power servers, which are designed for hybrid cloud environments.  The server, IBM Power E1080, includes minute-based metering of Red Hat services like OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, more than 4x OpenShift throughput compared to x86 servers, and improved architectural consistency. It also includes …

Commvault announces new ransomware protection service

Commvault announced new ransomware services that help businesses prepare for, protect against, and respond to a growing number of cyber threats.  The new Commvault Ransomware Protection and Response Services offering provides the resources and expertise that is needed to protect customers’ Commvault solutions from an attack, review the state of their data protection solution over …

ITOps Times news digest: Trend Micro Service One, DigitalOcean acquires Nimbella, and Progress’ Chef updates

Trend Micro has announced the release of a new solution that will help companies take the burden off of overstretched security teams. Trend Micro Service One brings together all of the company’s managed services into one platform. Service bundles included in Service One include premium support, an early warning service, Managed XDR, and incident response.  …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: wasmCloud

wasmCloud is one of the latest projects to join the CNCF Sandbox. The project enables functions and services to be built in any language and then run using WebAssembly.  According to the project’s website, it comes out-of-the-box with integrations for many common capabilities, as well as the ability to easily add new capabilities as needed. …

ITOps Times news digest: HashiCorp Consul-Terraform-Sync 0.3, Platform9 joins Intel’s Open Retail Initiative, and Rafay Systems funding

HashiCorp has announced the release of Consul-Terraform-Sync 0.3 for Terraform Enterprise. The latest release enables organizations to more dynamically manage their Day 2 networking, and ensure governance and security. With the new integration with Terraform Enterprise, customers will now be able to scale resources, reduce risk, improve automation controls, simplify auditing, and apply compliance policies. …

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