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Puppet’s Project Nebula for cloud-native apps comes to public beta

Infrastructure automation and delivery provider Puppet announced the public beta release of Project Nebula at Puppetize PDX this week. Project Nebula is designed to provide a single deployment workflow solution for cloud-native and serverless technologies. “We’ve been working closely with our private beta participants to understand their deployment workflows and pain points. Everyone we’ve interviewed … continue reading

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VMware completes acquisition of cloud-native endpoint protection provider Carbon Black

VMware has officially acquired Carbon Black for $2.1 billion. The company first announced plans to take on the cloud-native endpoint protection provider at the end of August.  “Carbon Black brings us an industry-leading endpoint and workload security platform, with a cloud-native architecture, an AI-powered data lake and a smart, lightweight agent,” said Sanjay Poonen, chief … continue reading

Rancher 2.3 released with Microsoft Windows container support

Rancher Labs has announced the latest release of its Kubernetes management platform. Rancher 2.3 features support for Windows containers, integration with the Istio service mesh, and new cluster templates.  According to the company, 70% of on-premise workloads are running on Windows Server operating systems, and support for Windows containers has been a highly wanted feature … continue reading

IT Ops Times news digest: Splunk closes acquisition of SignalFx, StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform, and OutSystems’ new capabilities

Splunk has announced the acquisition of the cloud monitoring provider SignalFx is now completed. The company first announced plans to acquire SignalFx in August. The price of the transaction was approximately $1.05 billion.  “We live in a cloud-first world, where developers must have the ability to monitor and observe cloud-native infrastructure and applications in real-time, … continue reading

Accenture Future Systems report reveals the consequences for businesses who fail to evolve

Technology is constantly changing, and as a result, businesses need to constantly evolve. A newly released report revealed that companies who don’t change their approach to enterprise technology will lose out on 46 percent of revenue gains by 2023.   The Future Systems report was released by Accenture and based off of more than 8,300 organizations … continue reading

DARPA plans to speed up the network stack

In an effort to advance the network stack, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced plans to devise new networking approaches. According to the agency, while computing performance and networking performance have been accelerating, the network stack, particularly the network interface card (NIC), is falling behind.  NIC is the hardware that “bridges the network/server … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Cloud-native apps lack security, Azure Sentinel, and Cloudflare’s Browser Insights

A recently released report from the IT analysis and research firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG )revealed very few companies are using good security practices to protect their cloud-native apps. According to the report, only 8 percent of respondents are securing 75 percent or more of their apps with DevSecOps practices. Sixty-eight percent of companies plan … continue reading

Aryaka adds flexibility to SD-WAN

Aryaka adds flexibility to SD-WAN

SD-WAN provider Aryaka announced the release of its global managed SD-WAN service HybridWAN. The new release is designed to bring flexibility to SD-WAN, provide guaranteed performance, effective transport, and an ‘Internet-first’ paradigm.  “For enterprises undergoing digital transformation, Aryaka’s new capabilities further ease SD-WAN adoption by offering flexible WAN connectivity and security options,” said Lee Doyle, … continue reading

Report: SOCs failure to keep up with evolving requirements

Data breaches continue to plague businesses as security operations (SecOps) teams and centers fail to protect against many kinds of risks. Micro Focus released its 2019 State of Security Operations Update, which revealed while data breaches have increased more than 50 percent since last year, businesses struggle to recruit talented security professionals and invest in … continue reading

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Red Hat announces new Ansible Automation Platform

Red Hat has released a new enterprise-grade solution that will help companies advance automation at scale. The company announced Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform at this week’s AnsibleFest in Atlanta.  The platform is designed to improve operational efficiencies, reduce risk and provide a consistent user experience. In addition, it features integrations with Red Hat Ansible … continue reading

VMware scoops up cloud-native companies Pivotal and Carbon Black

VMware has officially announced it will be acquiring cloud-native platform provider Pivotal for $2.7 billion. The company first revealed it was in talks with Pivotal earlier this month. The acquisition will help the company grow its Kubernetes offerings. Pivotal recently launched Pivotal Spring Runtime for Kubernetes and is working on Pivotal Application Service for Kubernetes. … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Icinga

Icinga offers IT Ops teams an open-source monitoring and metric solution system to keep a check on the entire infrastructure. It monitors performance and availability and will even notify teams of any issues.  The core of the monitoring platform recently reached version 2 with checks to network resources, outages and performance data. The most recent … continue reading

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