NeuVector to offer service mesh protection

Container network security provider NeuVector is giving users a new layer of security for service meshes. The company announced integration for the service meshes Istio and Linkerd, designed to expand security capabilities to production Kubernetes deployments. The new integration was developed in collaboration with IBM Cloud and the Istio open-source development team. According to the … continue reading

Google looks to fill in cloud skills gap

Google Cloud is looking to improve upon what it sees as a “cloud skills crisis” with new certifications and training resources. The company announced three initiatives to improve cloud skills in 2019. Expanding role-based certifications Offering new learning options Making cloud learning and certification more accessible “As cloud technology becomes more mainstream, many of the … continue reading

CoreDNS graduates from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The modern DNS server for service discovery in cloud-native deployments is graduating from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) today. CoreDNS is the first project to graduate from CNCF this year, and follows last year’s graduates: Kubernetes, Prometheus and Envoy. In order to reach graduation, projects must demonstrate maturity, thriving adoption, diversity, commitment to community … continue reading

New alliance aims to advance blockchain frameworks with distributed ledger technologies

While it is still early days for enterprise adoption of blockchain technologies, a new alliance believes it has found a better, alternative approach. The Scalable Protocol Alliance (SPA) was announced this month with a mission to build next-generation distributed ledger technologies (DLT) for business intelligence and real-world solutions. The alliance is made up of blockchain … continue reading

Splunk predicts the future of IT Ops in 2019

Splunk believes the IT operations space is going to transform and evolve into new areas as we continue into 2019. The company has released a 2019 ebook on its predictions based off of customer insight and company resource. “We’re always at the cusp of the next big thing, moments away from the next technological change … continue reading

Cloud Foundry Foundation: Technology maturity is driving cloud adoption

As cloud technology continues to mature, more businesses are making the jump towards cloud adoption. A recent report from the Cloud Foundry Foundation found that if it weren’t for the cloud’s maturity and reliability, adoption would have diminished. The Cloud Foundry Foundation’s report is designed to look at what is driving businesses to the cloud. … continue reading

Optanix releases IT monitoring and analytics platform

IT service assurance solution provider Optanix is delivering a new standalone IT monitoring and analytics platform to tackle hybrid IT infrastructures. The advanced service assurance platform is designed with full-stack monitoring, root cause analysis, business service monitoring, and remediation and management capabilities. “IT operations teams are looking to ‘connect the dots’ – across their estate, … continue reading

Twistlock introduces hybrid cloud, Kubernetes and serverless capabilities in 18.11

Twistlock announced the latest release of its container and cloud-native security platform with new support and features for hybrid cloud, Kubernetes and serverless. This is the company’s 15th major release in the last three years. “Since we shipped the first version of Twistlock in 2015 we’ve worked on 11,100 issues, pushed 5,800 commits, built Twistlock … continue reading

Pivotal introduces Pivotal Function Service for serverless

Pivotal is the latest company to jump onboard with serverless technology with the alpha release of Pivotal Function Service (PFS). PFS is a function as a service platform built on Kubernetes and based on the open-source functions project riff. According to the company, PFS is the next step in the its cloud vision. “Today, each … continue reading

Veritas brings NetBackup to containerized workloads

Enterprise data protection company Veritas has announced it’s bringing its enterprise data backup and recovery solution to Docker-certified containers. With a new containerized NetBackup client, users using version 8.1 or later can start using the solution to protect persistent application data, the company explained. “Years ago, most containers were designed to be transient or short-lived … continue reading

HashiCorp Vault reaches 1.0

After years of development, HashiCorp is finally ready to release HashiCorp Vault 1.0 to the public. According to the company, Vault was developed as a tool for managing secrets and protecting sensitive data within an application and/or infrastructure. The 1.0 release includes batch tokens, open-source cloud auto unseal, OpenAPI support, and an updated UI. “Vault … continue reading

Kubernetes suffers from security flaw

Yesterday, a critical security flaw impacting Kubernetes 1.10 and higher was discovered. The flaw, CVE-2018-1002105, was publicly disclosed by the Kubernetes community and reported through the Kubernetes vulnerability reporting process. According to Red Hat, the flaw could allow malicious actors or unapproved users to escalate privileges on Kubernetes installations, including the company’s own container solution … continue reading

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