ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: kube-monkey

Kube-monkey is an implementation of Netflix’s Chaos Monkey specifically for Kubernetes clusters. It works by randomly removing Kubernetes (k8s) pods in the cluster, encouraging and validating the development of failure-resilient services. According to GitHub, kube-monkey runs at a pre-configured hour on weekdays and creates a schedule of deployments that will experience a pod death at …

Microsoft introduces new cost management updates

Microsoft recently announced several updates that have been made regarding cloud cost management. These updates are intended to bring users visibility into what they are spending and where they are spending it so there are no surprises when it comes to the bill. The first of these updates is the ability to view costs in …

SysAid launches AI Service Desk

SysAid, provider of IT service automation, today announced the release of its AI Service Desk, a conversational chatbot operating within Microsoft Teams that is powered by SysAid’s IT automation capabilities. The service desk works to reduce the time spent by employees and IT experts on ticket resolution, to increase productivity, and allow those workers to …

Sysdig introduces Drift Control to prevent runtime container attacks

The unified container and cloud security company Sysdig, today announced Drift Control in order to prevent container attacks at runtime. With this, teams have the ability to detect, prevent, and accelerate incident response for containers that were modified in production.  The company also stated that it has enhanced malware and cryptomining detection with new threat …

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ServiceNow announces LightStep Notebooks

ServiceNow, the SaaS cloud and computing software company, today announced LightStep Notebooks in order to deliver unified, comprehensive analysis across applications and infrastructure. This release allows developers to analyze data through visualizations while creating a structured view of the investigation steps as well as a path to resolution. LightStep Notebooks also enables SREs and developers …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Nephio

Nephio is an open-source initiative in the telecommunications industry that consists of industry partners who are working towards true cloud-native automation in large scale edge deployments. According to the project website, existing orchestration methods for distributed cloud prevent companies from taking advantage of the dynamic capabilities of infrastructure platforms. Nephio hopes to address the “initial …

Zscaler announces new Zero Trust capabilities

Zscaler announced newly advanced AI/ML innovations for better user protection and digital experience monitoring in Zscaler’s Zero Trust Exchange security platform. This comes as organizations are facing a 314% increase in cyberattacks on encrypted internet traffic and an 80% increase in ransomware with nearly a 120% increase in double extortion attacks, the company found in …

NVIDIA becomes founding member of OPI project

NVIDIA announced that it cofounded a Linux Foundation project to democratize innovations in the data center and to further open the NVIDIA DOCA data processing unit software to software providers. The Open Programmable Infrastructure (OPI) project aims to create a community-driven, standards-based open ecosystem to accelerate networking and other data center infrastructure tasks, according to …

Moogsoft expands event correlation capabilities in latest platform update

AIOps company Moogsoft has announced new features that will give IT operators great insights and offer more compatibility with various tools.  A number of updates are related to correlation. Incident origin is a new feature that specifies which correlation was used to create an incident, correlation containers allow for grouping of correlation definitions, and correlation …

Red Hat and Ericsson partner to help service providers build multi-vendor networks

Red Hat and Ericsson announced a collaboration for validating network functions and platforms to enable service providers to bring next-generation services to market faster in a multi-vendor scenario.  The companies are immersed in a broader ecosystem collaboration to simplify the integration of different technologies and suppliers since multi-vendor networks require proven interoperability to maintain flexibility …

Cloudflare expands zero trust platform

Cloudflare announced several new capabilities for Cloudflare One, its Zero Trust SASE platform, including email security protection, data loss prevention tools, cloud access security broker (CASB), and private network discovery. “When I sit with customers, they share that one of the most daunting aspects of Zero Trust security is simply where to begin. Making matters …

Datadog Observability Pipelines provides greater control over observability data

The monitoring company Datadog has announced a new tool for collecting, managing, and routing observability data. Datadog Observability Pipelines will allow companies to have more control of their observability data, which will enable them to scale their observability practice.  “As the amount of telemetry continues to grow at an organization, teams are often completely overwhelmed—if …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Grafana OnCall

Grafana Labs recently open-sourced its solution for managing on-call employees, Grafana OnCall. It was developed in 2018 at Amixr, which was previously the name of the tool as well. Grafana Labs acquired Amixr in 2021 and then launched the tool on Grafana Cloud.  It integrates with your monitoring system so that when something abnormal is …

Canonical Ubuntu Core 22 now available

Today, the software company Canonical announced that the fully containerized Ubuntu 22.04 LTS variant, Ubuntu Core 22, is now generally available.  This release is optimized for IoT edge devices and, combined with Canonical’s technology offer, provides Ubuntu’s comprehensive operating system (OS) and services to a range of embedded and IoT devices. Ubuntu Core 22 works …

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