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. …

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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 …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Vector

Vector is an open-source, end-to-end observability data pipeline that works to give users control over their own observability data by allowing them to collect, transform, and route their logs, metrics, and traces to any vendor. According to the GitHub page, this tool also works towards cost reduction, novel data enrichment, and data security where the …

PagerDuty announces Status Pages to reduce support team burden

PagerDuty Status Pages is now generally available. The new integrated feature improves customer service, reduces the burden on support teams, and helps to eliminate complexity.  The feature provides visual, real-time insights into an organization’s operations and the status of incident resolution.  “In 2023, customer retention will be one of the biggest factors determining whether a …

Virtana announces early support for Google Cloud in its cloud cost management tool

Virtana announced early access availability of Google Cloud support for bill analysis within Virtana Cloud Cost Management.  Virtana is a unified multi-cloud management platform that helps optimize, migrate, and monitor application workloads across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.  Virtana users can now integrate with Google Cloud Platform, analyze trends in their GCP bill by …

New Relic releases new error tracking capabilities

New Relic, the all-in-one observability platform, today announced the general availability of new error tracking capabilities intended to help engineering teams detect, triage, and take action before users are impacted. According to the company, these new features grow its integrated errors inbox solution to offer a new user impact view, access to correlation data across …

Groundcover launches new tool for creating visual network maps of services

Groundcover launched Caretta, an open-source tool that enables teams to create a visual network map of services running in their cluster.  The technology uses eBPF (extended Berkeley Packet Filter), which is used for tracing and monitoring activities within the Linux kernel. EBPF is a virtual machine that can be used to execute kernel-level programs, and …

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