Virtualization is not a legacy technology, but fits into modern systems

DevOps, the cloud, microservices and Kubernetes have changed the way applications are engineered, deployed and managed. Yet about three-quarters of all applications are still running in an old style – on virtual machines. ITOps Times recently had a chance to speak with Sachin Mullick, senior manager for OpenShift virtualization at Red Hat, about how cloud …

ITOps Open-Source Project of the Week: Hermes

Hermes is HashiCorps’ newly open-sourced document management system built to streamline writing and document processes.  The company originally created the project in June 2022 to help its team members author, review, approve, discover, and deprecate documents.  For its backend, Hermes utilizes Golang and for its front end, Ember.js. Storage is provided by a PostgreSQL database …

Red Hat’s Ansible Automation Platform is now available in the Google Cloud Marketplace

Red Hat has made the announcement that the Ansible Automation Platform can now be accessed through Google Cloud Marketplace.  According to Red Hat, this new availability provides users with easier access to the platform, which will allow them to get started with automation more quickly and scale it up more efficiently.  Users will get access …

Report: Container image vulnerabilities are plenty, but there is room to focus efforts

The need for more mature security practices when using cloud-native technology is clear with 87% of container images having high or critical vulnerabilities, up from 75% last year. Most of them at 71% of those vulnerabilities have a fix available that has not been applied.  This data comes from the new 2023 Cloud-Native Security & …

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Red Hat OpenShift 4.12 adds more security capabilities

Open-source solutions provider Red Hat today announced several new security and compliance capabilities for its Kubernetes platform RedHat OpenShift, available with the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift 4.12. According to the company, the new capabilities are intended to assist organizations in scaling workloads across the hybrid cloud without risking security. These enhancements also work …

As cloud uptake explodes, a skills gap is created

When it comes to optimizing data storage and building new digital applications in 2022, cloud is king. As a result, cloud skills have never been in higher demand than they are right now. According to Gartner’s 2021 Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, one million new cloud computing jobs will be created by the end of …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: osTicket

OsTicket is an open-source ticketing system for IT teams to track their support requests.  It pulls requests from email, phone, and web forms into a simple interface that enables teams to manage, organize, and archive support requests and responses.  Users simply have to submit a request through one of the above methods and then IT …

Lumos launches App Governance Platform to cut IT spending while maintaining security

The newly launched Lumos App Governance Platform automates access requests, enforces least privilege, speeds up user access reviews, and eliminates extra SaaS app spending.  Lumos is dedicated to bridging the gap between IT, security, compliance, and finance by providing support for the most important functions for businesses in this economic climate, namely, cost management and …

Venafi has a new tool for securely managing machine identities in Kubernetes environments

The machine identity management company Venafi is working to make it easier for companies to manage their cloud-native machine identities in Kubernetes environments. Today they released TLS Protect for Kubernetes within the Venafi Control Plane. The new tool provides observability features that enable teams to identify security issues and be proactive in fixing those gaps. …

Solving the problem of wrong-way BGP routing

The Border Gateway Protocol – a foundational part of the internet – was designed to route information and data between systems. It’s been in use since 1994 and has been patched and modified over the years.  Incidents of traffic being routed incorrectly due to a misconfiguration, or simply a human error,  have been difficult for …

ITOps Times Open Source Project of the Week: CubeFS

CubeFS is a cloud native distributed storage platform hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as an Incubating project. According to the company, this open source offering allows users to converge posix filesystem interfaces, S3 compatible interfaces, and hdfs interfaces. It also provides highly scalable metadata along with elasticity and consistency.  CubeFS also offers specific …

WANdisco enables maximum speed for edge data transfers with new release

WANdisco released Data Activation Platform 2.0 to support faster migrations for massive datasets.  The updates enable maximum speed and scale of on-premises and edge data transfers through precise control over migration throughput, cleanup, and prioritization, among other features, while supporting both the WANdisco Data Migrator and Edge to Cloud solutions. Data movements from IoT sensor …

Styra introduces new authorization policy tools

The creators and maintainers of Open Policy Agent (OPA), Styra, announced a broad policy library and toolset for infrastructure for Styra Declarative Authorization Service (DAS).  Styra now offers hundreds of validated policies from its expanded library that are compliant with NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-190, in order to address security concerns related to the use …

NS1 launches new solution for deep DNS observability

The authoritative DNS (Domain Name System) solutions company NS1 has announced the release of DNS Insights, a comprehensive DNS observability solution available for both NS1 Managed DNS and Dedicated DNS customers. According to the company, DNS Insights is intended to improve reliability, real-time analysis, and cost control through the collection of DNS and network metrics …

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