Report finds nearly half of respondents delay rolling out applications because of container security concerns

Security continues to be a concern for container strategies. A recent report by the container security company StackRox found that 44% of respondents delayed rolling out applications into production because of security concerns and that security incidents among respondents remain high at 90%.  “Rolling out an application that hasn’t passed a security assessment puts the business …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Knative

Knative is an open-source Kubernetes-based platform for building, deploying and managing modern serverless workloads. It is designed for developer productivity and handles the complex details of deploying and managing cloud-native services. According to the team, the project is focused on API with higher level abstractions; stands up secure and stateless services in seconds; provides loosely …

The Cloud Security Alliance releases new insights into the top cloud computing threats

In an effort to help secure cloud computing environments, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has released the Top‌ ‌Threats‌ ‌to‌ ‌Cloud‌ ‌Computing:‌ ‌Egregious‌ 11‌ Deep‌ ‌Dive‌ report. The report takes a deep look at the challenges of cloud computing as well as looks into nine recent cybersecurity attacks and breaches.  “These anecdotes will let cybersecurity …

Linux Foundations shows progress with its LF edge and LF networking umbrella organizations

The Linux Foundation umbrella projects LF Edge and LF Networking have reached new milestones that highlight trends that set the stage for next-generation technology. “Indicative of what’s coming next, our communities are laying the groundwork for markets like cloud native, 5G, and edge to explode in terms of open deployments,” said Arpit Joshipura, the general …

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ITOps Times news digest: Intel’s new hardware, WANdisco and Infosys, and SolarWinds and Cisco Meraki

Intel has announced new IoT-enhanced processors that improve edge devices. New hardware includes 11th gen Intel Core, Intel Atom x6000E series, and Intel Pentium and Celeron N and J series processors. “By 2023, up to 70% of all enterprises will process data at the edge. 11th Gen Intel Core processors, Intel Atom x6000E series, and …

Red Hat releases OpenShift Container Storage 4.5

The key features of Red Hat’s newly released OpenShift Container Storage 4.5 include external mode support for shared storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage, support for VMs and applications on OpenShift, and more.  By enabling deterministic performance for data workloads such as archives, data lakes, and databases  like PostgreSQL, Data Warehouses, and IBM Db2 Warehouse, …

FireMon announces new agile network security policy management platform

FireMon’s new agile network security policy management platform offers security capabilities to enable cloud and digital transformation initiatives.  “Our customers have told us that traditional approaches to managing network security policy are too cumbersome for their dynamic cloud and hybrid environments,” said Satin H. Mirchandani, the president and CEO of FireMon. “Our agile approach to …

ITOps Times news digest: Instana’s new APM capabilities, Kasten availability on VMware vSphere and Tanzu, and HPE’s Silver Peak acquisition

Instana has announced new APM capabilities at DevOps World 2020. New capabilities include Service Level Configuration Wizard, site reliability dashboards, and a setup wizard to make it easy to set up, change, and maintain Application Perspectives.   “The lines between IT Operations tools and performance management solutions continue to blur as application delivery teams strive to …

Puppet announces new Windows services and integrations

Infrastructure automation company Puppet has announced new Windows services, integrations, and enhancements. These updates will make it easier for system admins to automate and manage infrastructure using Windows tools they already rely on. New services include the Chocolatey Setup and Deployment service and Group Policy Migration service.  Chocolatey Setup and Deployment fully automates deployment of …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Operator Framework

This week’s featured open-source project is a toolkit designed to manage Kubernetes native applications in an automated and scalable way. The Operator Framework was first introduced in 2018 by CoreOS who saw a high barrier to entry for building Kubernetes applications.  More recently, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced the Operator Framework was joining as …

Mirantis launches Docker Enterprise Container Cloud

At Mirantis’ inaugural Launchpad 2020 conference, the company announced the release of Docker Enterprise Container Cloud. Mirantis had previously acquired the Docker Enterprise Platform last November.  According to the company, this new solution will provide faster ways to ship code in public clouds and on-premises. It helps reduce some of the complexity of Kubernetes by …

ServiceNow Paris release focuses on agility and resilience in a COVID-19 world

ServiceNow has announced the latest release of its Now Platform, designed to help organizations remain agile and resilient as they grow and enhance their productivity during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ServiceNow Paris release includes new business continuity management, hardware asset management, and legal service delivery.  “The world is experiencing a seismic shift from the …

ITOps Times news digest: WANdisco LiveData Migrator, Seagate’s new Exos hard drive, and JupiterOne’s Series A

WANdisco has announced the release of its LiveData Migrator, which is a tool for migrating HDFS data to the cloud. According to the company, there aren’t any application, cluster, or node configuration changes that need to be made to move data using this tool.  In addition, data is 100% available while it’s being moved, and …

Pure Storage is acquiring Portworx to create Kubernetes data services platform

Pure Storage’s acquisition of Portworx for $370 million in cash will create a Kubernetes data services platform for cloud-native applications. Portworx is a platform that provides persistent storage, high availability, data protection, data security, and cloud mobility for containers deployed in hybrid cloud architectures. “By combining Portworx container data services with Pure’s industry-leading data platforms …

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