Red Hat Enterprise Linux now available at no cost to open source organizations

Red Hat has announced a new no-cost program designed to meet the needs of open-source projects and organizations. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for Open Source Infrastructure aims to provide a simpler documented process for projects, communities, standards bodies and not-for-profit software groups dealing with open source.  “Supporting the open source software ecosystem is a … continue reading

GKE Autopilot takes managed Kubernetes to new heights

Google is adding new ways to work with its Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) with a new operations solution for managed Kubernetes. GKE Autopilot manages infrastructure so teams can focus on their software.  “Until now, Kubernetes still involved a fair bit of manual assembly and tinkering to optimize it for your needs,” Drew Bradstock, group product … continue reading

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: pfSense

This week’s featured project of the week is pfSense, a free network firewall distribution. It is based on the FreeBSD operating system, includes a custom kernel and provides the same or more functionality of common commercial firewalls with no artificial limitations.  It is currently used around the world from companies like Check Point, Cisco PIX, … continue reading

Lightstep brings AIOps to observability

Observability platform provider Lightstep announced a new way to approach observability with the release of Change Intelligence. The new solution aims to provide better clarity and enable users to resolve issues before they hit customers.  According to the company, while AIOps promises to improve IT operations, it doesn’t take into account today’s complex and ever-changing … continue reading

IBM acquires Taos for hybrid cloud consulting

IBM has entered in an agreement to acquire cloud professional and managed services company Taos. According to the company, this will help advance its migration and cloud transformation efforts.  “Taos adds the deep expertise, public cloud partnerships and innovative solutions needed to drive growth and adoption of IBM’s hybrid cloud platform throughout the Americas,” said … continue reading

Red Hat to acquire Kubernetes and container security company StackRox

Red Hat has entered into an agreement to acquire StackRox for its container and Kubernetes-native security capabilities. According to Red Hat, bringing StackRox to its container application platform OpenShift will help users build, deploy and securely run apps across the hybrid cloud from a single platform.  In addition, Red Hat plans to use StackRox to … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: CloudStack

Apache CloudStack is an open-source, Java-based software project for deploying and managing large networks of virtual machines (VMs). It makes VMs highly available, scalable Infrastructure as a Service cloud computing platforms. It is currently hosted by the Apache Software Foundation as a top-level project, and used to offer public cloud services, provide an on-premises private … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Crossplane

Crossplane is an open-source Kubernetes add-on that is currently hosted at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a sandbox project. It is designed to extend clusters with the ability to provision, manage cloud infrastructure, services and apps.  “We built Crossplane to help organizations build their clouds like the cloud vendors build theirs—with a control plane. … continue reading

Cohesity introduces DataProtect and SiteContinuity as a service for backup and disaster recovery

Cohesity is on a mission to simplify data management with the announcement of its new SaaS offerings. The general availability of Cohesity DataProtect and SiteContinuity as a service tackles backup and disaster recovery by making sure on-premises and cloud-based data is safe and secure. According to a recent survey from the company, 94% of respondents … continue reading

Amazon revealed the DevOps Guru for detecting operational issues

Amazon wants to make it easier for developers and operators to improve application availability with the release of the Amazon DevOps Guru. The new solution automatically detects operational issues and then will recommend a fix.  “Once a behavior is identified as an operational problem or risk, DevOps Guru alerts developers and operators to the details … continue reading

OpsRamp Fall 2020 release

OpsRamp Fall 2020 release focuses on new and improved digital experiences

OpsRamp is releasing its Fall 2020 update with a new user experience and dashboards designed to make it easier for IT operations teams to resolve issues.  When the company looked at how IT operation teams were driving digital transformation during these uncertain times, it found that IT teams were a strategic differentiator with businesses increasing … continue reading

IT Ops Times news digest: Nobl9’s SLO platform now in beta, Pulumi’s round of funding for cloud engineering and Wipro and IBM team up on hybrid cloud

Nobl9 announced the public beta of its service level objective (SLO) platform for site reliability engineers. It aims to transform reliability metrics into actionable business KPIs. In addition, it works with Datadog and New Relic to collect critical metrics.  “Every company—and especially companies who deliver software—must make wise resource allocation decisions and balance tradeoffs between … continue reading

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