Rancher Labs simplifies Kubernetes provisioning in latest release

Rancher Labs is introducing new features for simplifying Kubernetes provisioning in its latest release, Rancher 2.2. According to Rancher Labs, this release gives IT operators and developers more control over their applications. “As Kubernetes adoption grows exponentially, IT operators have been asking for an easy, reliable and repeatable way to provision, manage and support enterprise-grade …

Unravel is offering new ways to optimize all steps of the cloud migration process

Unravel has announced new capabilities to help organizations with their cloud migration journeys. It provides capabilities for all steps of the migration process, making it useful for organizations no matter where they are in their cloud journeys. The new solution uses machine learning and AI to determine baselines for on-premises data deployments, then uses that …

Kubernetes 1.14 released with ways to support more workloads

After releasing Kubernetes 1.13 back in December, the team behind the popular container orchestration system has now released Kubernetes 1.14. According to the release team, Kubernetes 1.14 includes 31 enhancements, 10 of which are stable, 12 of which are in beta, and 7 that are new. The main objectives of this release were to enhance …

Report: Careless end users are an organization’s biggest security threat

IT operations teams are focusing their efforts on securing their networks and applications from outside threats, but the greatest threat to an organization may be its own users. A recent survey of 500 IT professionals from BetterCloud revealed that 91 percent of IT professionals feel vulnerable to insider threats. According to the survey, 62 percent …

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Skedulo raises $28 million in Series B funding round

Skedulo, the leader in mobile workforce management, today announced the closing of a $28 million Series B funding round led by M12, with participation from returning investors Blackbird and Costanoa Ventures, bringing the company’s total fundraising to $40.5 million. As part of the financing, Priya Saiprasad, Principal of M12, will join Skedulo’s Board of Directors. “Since day one, Skedulo has been focused on …

Making site reliability Blameless

As site reliability becomes more important as software releases grow in frequency and complexity, a startup called Blameless today released an SRE platform that can handle the increasing velocity of code deployments while offering faster, more efficient incident resolution. Ashar Rizqi, CEO of Blameless, said the company’s vision is to enable any modern software business …

Portworx Enterprise 2.1 enables advanced security and disaster recovery

Portworx has announced the latest release of its cloud-native data management platform. According to the company, Portworx Enterprise 2.1 includes new features for security and disaster recovery. The company added new role-based security features to PX-Security. Previously, PX-Security had granular “bring-your-own-key” encryption. By extending the solution to include role-based authentication, authorization, and ownership, organizations will …

Escalated launches fraud prevention and monitoring platform to stop malicious bots

Monitoring company Escalated has announced a new SaaS platform that is designed to stop malicious bot activity. The solution is designed to monitor and safeguard websites, ad campaigns, or other online activity from invalid traffic. According to the company, malicious bots can create fraudulent ad impressions that cause anomalies, skewing data collection and analysis, harming …

Why Kubernetes will turn your data center into a smartphone

Installing and managing server software is hard, especially in corporate environments. There’s the inherent complexity of managing disparate platforms and systems, all while dealing with compliance and security policies. What is worse is that a lot of the work is repetitive, undifferentiated heavy lifting. Configuration management tools like Chef and Puppet were supposed to be …

It took longer than expected, but Istio 1.1 is coming with a boost in performance and scalability

The first major upgrade of Istio, the open-source service mesh for orchestrating, securing and monitoring microservices in Kubernetes, has taken longer to arrive than expected, but is finally now available. Istio 1.1 comes eight months after the original 1.0 release last summer and will bring improved scalability, enhanced multi-clustering and a simplified approach to implementing …

SysAid updates its ITSM solution with redesigned UI

IT service management provider SysAid has just launched a new update to its ITSM solution that introduces a redesigned user interface. The company believes that the new UI will allow IT admins to resolve tickets faster because they will have access to all of the tools and data they need in one window. SysAid worked …

AMD chips are not affected by the Spoiler vulnerability

Earlier this month, researchers revealed a vulnerability in Intel processors that enables various speculative execution attacks. According to the researchers, the Spoiler vulnerability is caused by “a weakness in the address speculation of Intel’s proprietary implementation of the memory subsystem which directly leaks timing behavior due to physical address conflicts.” According to the researches, Spoiler …

Insight OneCall now includes Commvault’s data backup and recovery solutions

Insight Enterprises has announced that it is expanding Insight OneCall to include Commvault’s data backup and recovery solutions. Insight OneCall is the company’s support and managed services solution. Insight customers will now get access to all of Commvault’s converged IT solutions. This includes Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery, Commvault HyperScale, Commvault Orchestate, and Commvault Activate. …

Microsoft and Facebook start the Co-Packaged Optics Collaboration to address growing networking demands

Data center architectures are changing rapidly and that’s putting a lot of pressure on IT organizations trying to keep up with the greater networking demands. To address that challenge, Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up to form the Co-Packaged Optics (CPO) Collaboration, which will be a project under the Joint Development Foundation. According to Microsoft, …

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