ITOps Times Open Source Project of the Week: Windows Terminal

Windows Terminal was first announced last year at Microsoft Build, and one year later, Microsoft was able to launch version 1.0 at Build 2020.  Windows Terminal is a result of Microsoft wanting to improve the command line experience on Windows without breaking backwards compatibility for its existing consoles and shells.  “The Windows Terminal is a …

Nutanix and ServiceNow to simplify IT operations and costs

Nutanix is teaming up with ServiceNow to help organizations streamline IT operations and costs during this recent global crisis. Together, the companies will provide new features and capabilities for simplifying and automating infrastructure, application and cloud management.  According to the companies, manual processes are still the norm in IT despite automation being able to cut …

ITOps Times news digest: Aqua Security funding, Schneider Electric’s Monitoring & Dispatch Services, and Sysdig extends Prometheus support to AWS

Aqua Security has raised $30 million in a new Series D round of funding, bringing its total funding to over $130 million. This funding round was led by Greenspring Associates, with participation from existing investors Insight Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and TLV Partners.   “We are seeing customers continuing their move towards cloud-native technologies, often accelerating …

Microsoft unveils Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes preview

Microsoft is giving its Azure users the ability to connect and configure to any Kubernetes cluster. The company announced a preview of Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes, which works across customer data centers, edge locations and multi-cloud.  Azure Arc is the company’s solution for extending Azure services and management to any infrastructure. “With Azure Arc, customers …

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Snyk and Docker partner up to advance container vulnerability scanning

Snyk and Docker have partnered up to help developers securely build and use containers and open source.  Docker stated that it will provide native vulnerability detection and fixes powered by Snyk. Developers can get a report of their container image vulnerabilities after a quick ‘docker scan.’ They then receive guidance to help fix the reported …

ITOps Times news digest: Rancher Academy, Grafana 7.0, and HashiCorp Consul 1.8

Rancher Labs has announced a new certification program, Rancher Academy. Rancher Academy will provide video introductions, theory work, demonstrations, hands-on labs, quizzes, and a final exam. According to Rancher Labs, this certification will provide IT professionals with in-depth knowledge on deploying, using, and managing Kubernetes using Rancher.  Grafana 7.0 Grafana has announced the latest version …

Google Cloud VMware Engine announced and VMware plans Octarine acquisition

Google announced the release of its VMware Engine, an integrated first-party offering with end-to-end support to migrate and run VMware environments in Google Cloud. Also, VMware announced its plans to acquire Octarine. The service delivers a fully managed VMware Foundation stack – VMware vSphere, vCenter, vSAN, NSX-T, and HCX for cloud migration in a dedicated …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: cdk8s

Earlier this week, Amazon announced a new open-source development framework that enables developers to define Kubernetes applications using familiar programming languages. Cloud Development Kit for Kubernetes (cdk8s) allows IT professionals to define Kubernetes applications using familiar languages like Python and JavaScript.  According to Amazon, applications that are running on Kubernetes are comprised of resources that …

D2IQ Starter Pack launches to help companies navigate Day 2 operations

D2IQ is hoping to make it easier for companies to make the switch to Day 2 operations for cloud native applications. It is releasing its D2IQ Starter Pack, which is a package that includes technology, training, professional services, and support for those moving to Day 2 operations.  According to the company, organizations are more rapidly …

NVIDIA SmartNIC released for advanced network offloads and 25/50 Gb/s connectivity

NVIDIA announced the release of NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC, which provides advanced network offloads to accelerate cloud and enterprise workloads.  SmartNIC was designed to handle the needs of modern data centers by providing 25/50 Gb/s Ethernet smart network connections. It extends accelerated computing by leveraging software-defined, hardware-accelerated engines to offload more security and network …

NVIDIA A100 GPU based on Ampere architecture now available

Nvidia’s first GPU based on the Nvidia Ampere architecture is now available. The GPU, Nvidia A100, helps unify AI training and inference. It is optimized for use cases such as data analytics, scientific computing, and cloud graphics. It offers a 20x increase in performance over previous Nvidia GPUs. According to the company, this release is …

Red Hat and AWS unveil Amazon Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat and AWS are teaming up to deliver a jointly managed and jointly supported enterprise Kubernetes service on AWS. The companies announced Amazon Red Hat OpenShift, a fully managed service designed for IT organizations building and deploying apps in AWS on Red Hat’s enterprise Kubernetes platform. “As we move deeper into the era of …

ITOps Times news digest: SolarWinds Service Desk Enterprise, Linux Foundation’s edge computing course, and Citrix and Check Point Software Technologies’ partnership

SolarWinds has announced a new solution to help IT teams manage complexity, scale support, and increase service desk security. SolarWinds Service Desk Enterprise includes features like multi-factor authentication, change templates and workflows, and a new CMDB data model and CMDB Visual Map. “Today’s organizations have higher expectations for process automation and IT support, which require …

Red Hat Quay 3.3 now available

Red Hat has released the latest version of its container registry Quay. The release of Red Hat Quay 3.3 focuses on deeper integrations with Red Hat OpenShift through the introduction of Quay Bridge Operator, which automates common workflows when the two solutions are used in conjunction with one another.  “Built in collaboration with the Red …

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