What the new generation of automation technology means for digital transformation

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Docker announces major update to its enterprise-ready container platform

Docker wants to advance container management and security with the release of Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) 2.0. Docker EE is an enterprise-ready container platform designed to manage and secure apps on Kubernetes. It provides multi-Linux, multi-OS and multi-cloud support. “As a complete platform that integrates and scales with your organization, Docker EE 2.0 gives you …

FireMon introduces new global policy controller; delivers frictionless network security management for the hybrid enterprise

FireMon, the leader in network security policy management, today announced FireMon Global Policy Controller (GPC), a new product that enables frictionless security infrastructure management for the hybrid enterprise. FireMon GPC achieves this by bringing together DevOps and other business stakeholders with security managers in a consistent, parallel operating model that improves security and agility while …

Microsoft introduces Azure Sphere for secure, Internet-connected microcontroller powered devices

Microsoft announced the preview of Microsoft Azure Sphere at the RSA 2018 security conference this week in San Francisco this week. Microsoft Azure Sphere is a new tool designed for creating secure, Internet-connected microcontroller (MCU) powered devices. According to the company, a MCU is a tiny chip that acts as the brain of intelligent devices …

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Open Container Initiative introduces Distribution Specification project for container images

The Open Container Initiative (OCI) has announced the launch of the Distribution Specification project. The project intends to standardize container image distribution based on specification for the Docker Registry HTTP API V2 protocol, which supports the pushing and pulling of container images According to the OCI, while the Docker registry is becoming the de facto …

OpsRamp offers free IT operations management assessment and custom migration plan

OpsRamp, the IT operations-as-a-service cloud platform for the modern enterprise, announces a program designed to help Micro Focus customers switch to OpsRamp to accelerate their transformation and modernization initiatives. The program is targeting companies that are using the Operations Manager i (OMi) and Operations Bridge products from Micro Focus. The Micro Focus Migration Program is simple and …

Twistlock 2.4 released with advanced cloud native security

Twistlock has announced the availability of Twistlock 2.4. This is the 13th major release of its container security solution for Docker, Kubernetes and other cloud-native tools. The new release comes with expanded protection for all environments, including those still running on VMs.  “As container adoption grows, our customers are both scaling their deployments and sharing them …

NeuVector 2.0 automates Kubernetes security incident detection and response

NeuVector, the leader in Kubernetes security delivering the first and only multi-vector container firewall, today announced NeuVector 2.0. The enhanced security solution further protects Kubernetes environments by building on the unique NeuVector run-time security automation, which combines east-west traffic visibility with container process monitoring and vulnerability scanning. NeuVector 2.0 adds important new capabilities that include a Kubernetes …

HashiCorp Vault 0.10 released with more authentication options

Cloud infrastructure automation provider HashiCorp is strengthening identity-based cloud security with the latest release of HashiCorp Vault. Vault is the company’s tool for securing, storing, and controlling access to tokens, passwords, certificates, API keys and other secrets. The latest release, version 0.10, features the ability to leverage any trusted source of identity to enforce access …

Appdome partners with F5 to deliver anti-bot services to any app, without coding

Appdome, the mobile industry’s first cloud hub for mobile app integration, is announcing “Appdome for F5 Anti-Bot Mobile”—a service that enables codeless, automatic integration of F5’s Anti-Bot SDK with any mobile app. Available under Appdome’s Identity service category, Appdome for F5 Anti-Bot Mobile streamlines the implementation of F5’s bot prevention solutions by alleviating the cost and complexity associated with …

Tufin announces security automation for containers and microservices

Tufin, the market-leading provider of Network Security Policy Orchestration solutions, today announced its latest product offering, Tufin Orca, a cloud-based solution that enables users to extend Tufin’s policy-based approach to secure containers and microservices. Tufin Orca is available through an early access program that is now open. The solution integrates with DevOps teams’ CI/CD tools to scan for …

Self-driving Ops: VMware’s vRealize to automate based on business intent

An upgrade of VMware’s vRealize Suite datacenter and cloud management tools slated for release next month will use predictive analytics to automate monitoring, provisioning and capacity utilization, based on the business intent of specific workloads. VMware’s vRealize Operations 6.7, a new release of the company’s datacenter and multi-cloud performance management tool, will introduce “self-driving operations” …

Code42 introduces Forensic File Search to enhance security

Code42 today introduced a new product to deliver near real-time answers to complicated data security questions. Code42 Forensic File Search intends to assist security, IT, and compliance professionals in reducing the amount of time it takes to investigate, respond to, and recover from data security incidents. “Code42 Forensic File Search is a game-changer for security …

Container security pioneer StackRox secures $25 Million in series B funding

StackRox, the leader in security for containerized cloud-native applications, announced today that it has secured $25 million in Series B funding. This funding round is being led by Redpoint Ventures and includes follow-on investments from Sequoia Capital and Amplify Partners. StackRox delivers the industry’s only solution that offers continuous detection for applications running on container technologies, including Docker and Kubernetes. …

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    Five Stages of Incident Management

    By understanding the distinct phases of incident management in technology environments, teams can build a comprehensive plan to prepare for, react to, and analyze the impact of an incident. Download the Five Stages of Incident Management white paper and gain clear insight into: Understanding each stage of incident management Helpful tips on driving improvements across …

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    API Monitoring: A Primer

    APIs power today’s connected digital world, extending the functionality of web applications and driving automation. While they improve extensibility and innovation, API’s can also hurt your end-user’s experience if integrations are not available or functioning properly, so API monitoring has become critical to protecting performance. This API monitoring primer covers: Description of modern APIs and web services …

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    SLA Monitoring Handbook

    With more applications moving to the cloud, the role of IT moves from managing performance and availability, to governance. Ensuring service level agreements (SLAs) are being met is important for both the consumer and provider of a SaaS service. This handbook is a deep dive into the importance of establishing and monitoring SLAs for both …

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    Using Digital Experience Monitoring to Guide Cloud Migrations

    Organizations planning a migration to the cloud must be confident that they will be able to exceed the performance levels they’ve provided from their own systems. This cloud migration guide covers: The challenges of migration and how to mitigate The “Cloud Imperative” as described by Gartner Planning a migration and how to assess performance Download …

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    Using Digital Experience Monitoring for Cloud Performance Management  

    According to Gartner, cloud spending is estimated to reach $383 billion by 2020. While cloud services (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, etc.) and cloud providers (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, etc.) have opened new opportunities, they bring new challenges for IT organizations. The traditional role of IT and monitoring needs to evolve to meet the changing needs of …

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    Ensuring Visibility into Microservices and Containers

    An introduction to the benefits and use cases of Microservices, Containers, and APM As more enterprises embrace DevOps practices and move workloads to the cloud, application architects are increasingly looking to design choices that maximize the speed of development and deployment. Two of the fastest growing are containers and microservices. Download this white paper to …

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