ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Tsunami

Google is open-sourcing its network security scanning engine in the hopes of helping organizations protect data. Tsunami is designed to detect high severity vulnerabilities with high confidence.  “When an attacker begins to exploit security vulnerabilities or security misconfigurations, such as weak passwords, an organization needs to react quickly in order to protect potentially vulnerable assets. … continue reading

Kong brings updated universal service mesh Kuma to CNCF

Kong has announced a significant upgrade to its open-source universal service mesh. Kuma 0.6 features a “hybrid universal mode” that will enable the service mesh to support complex applications in heterogeneous environments such as VMs, Kubernetes clusters, and multiple data centers.  With the new release, Kong also announced it will be donating Kuma to the … continue reading

Nutanix gives IT teams the ability to manage cloud infrastructure from anywhere

Nutanix wants to ease the burden for IT teams who are now working from home. The company announced new remote IT solutions for deploying, upgrading and troubleshooting cloud infrastructure from anywhere.  The new solutions will be delivered through Nutanix HCI software at no additional cost, and will include Nutanix Foundation Central, Insights and Lifecycle Manager. … continue reading

Report: SREs need more observability

Site reliability engineers (SREs) are failing to include observability into their process. A new report revealed only 53% of respondents have an observability tool. The top tools SREs are using include monitoring and alerting, dashboarding, and infrastructure as code.  Additionally, when asked about key responsibilities, SRE’s ignored key aspects of observability such as events, metrics … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Open Horizon

This week’s featured open-source project promises to transform edge computing as we know it. The Open Horizon software project is an application management solution for constrained devices.  “Open Horizon lives on the network edge, and typically on constrained devices. Open Horizon is designed to help place your software as close as possible to where the … continue reading

Report: Majority of organizations need to update outdated infrastructure

A majority of organizations are looking to align IT infrastructure to business outcomes in order to be more successful, but that goal is presenting many challenges along the way. A recent report from IT company Wipro revealed 75% of organizations need to upgrade their old and outdated infrastructure.  Additionally, the average age of hardware within … continue reading

ONUG Collaborative provides guidance on automated cloud governance

ONUG, an enterprise technology consumer driven community, has announced a new white paper on achieving automated cloud governance. The white paper is meant to address lack of cloud infrastructure visibility and ensure all aspects of the deployment pipeline are protected in today’s cloud era. The white paper is the first project to be released by … continue reading

SolarWinds AppOptics dashboard

SolarWinds APM Suite gets new service map and web transaction recorder

SolarWinds is updating its application performance management (APM) suite to help simplify application and infrastructure management. The new updates are being made to SolarWinds’ AppOptics, Pingdom and Loggly solutions.  “We believe IT pros need an APM solution with the capabilities to deliver full-stack visibility into the applications and infrastructure supporting business continuity and success that’s … continue reading

VMware to acquire network detection and response platform provider Lastline

VMware is looking to ramp up its security efforts with the acquisition of Lastline. The company announced intent to acquire the anti-malware research and AI-powered network detection and response platform provider. According to VMware, it’s more important than ever to ensure businesses have the proper security measures in place as work becomes more distributed and … continue reading

ITOps Open-Source Project of the Week: Open Policy Agent

Open Policy Agent (OPA) is an open-source, general-purpose policy engine for cloud-native environments. It is currently an incubating project at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.  “The cloud-native ecosystem must provide flexible solutions to control who can do what across modern, microservice deployments because legacy approaches to policy management do not satisfy the requirements of modern … continue reading

MicroK8s now natively available for Windows and macOS developers

Windows and macOS developers can now use MicroK8s natively. The Ubuntu team announced developers can interact with kubectl and MicroK8s through the Windows or Mac command line locally, similarly to how they would with Linux. This new capability is meant to provide better development, build, and test workflows on the desktop.  MicroK8s is a lightweight … continue reading

5G will pave the way to ‘Industry 4.0,’ new analysis reveals

New analysis has found the realization and path to Industry 4.0 will be paved by 5G. According to market research company Frost & Sullivan, the integration of 5G in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems will enable high-speed, low-latency and large-volume data transfer. 5G-enabled IIoT systems are currently limited to quality inspections, supply chain management, … continue reading

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