ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Terrascan

Terrascan is an open-source static code analyzer for building secure Infrastructure as Code (IaC). The project was launched by the immutable security company Accurics last year. It includes templates to help avoid common security pitfalls in the cloud, built-in extensibility to support other technologies, and leverages the Open Policy Agent to help users write custom … continue reading

Red Hat Insights takes a deep look into hybrid clouds

Red Hat announced a new predictive analytics offering for Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform at its virtual Red Hat Summit this week. Red Hat Insights aims to reduce the complexity of managing hybrid clouds by providing visibility into on-premise environments, public clouds, and hybrid cloud operating environments.  According to the company, … continue reading

Pulumi introduces cloud engineering platform in 3.0 release

Infrastructure as Code company Pulumi has announced a major update to its platform, designed to connect developer, infrastructure and security teams. The 3.0 release includes a new automation API, native providers, multi-language components, and lays the foundation for its cloud engineering platform.  “When we founded Pulumi, we began by enabling developers and infrastructure teams to … continue reading

VMware unveils Anywhere Workspace for distributed organizations

VMware wants distributed organizations to be able to embrace work from anywhere with the release of its Anywhere Workspace. The new solution aims to manage multi-modal employee experience while providing better security at the edge and reducing costs and operational overhead.  “Organizations are facing many challenges, such as ensuring good connectivity for remote employees, monitoring … continue reading

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: CloudEvents

CloudEvents is an open-source specification for describing event data. The project aims to simplify event declaration and delivery across services and platforms. It is currently still in active development under the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.  The CNCF accepted CloudEvents into its incubator at the end of 2019.  According to the project’s website, currently the industry … continue reading

Puppet launches cloud-native workflow automation platform: Relay

Puppet’s cloud-native workflow automation solution Relay is moving out of its public beta and into general availability this week. Relay is designed for CloudOps teams building and sharing automated workflows. With Relay, they can now share workflows in minutes and ensure hybrid cloud environments are secure and compliant, the company explained.  According to Puppet, managing … continue reading

Kasten by Veeam launches Kubestr open source project

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Kubestr

Kasten by Veeam announced a new community project to help DevOps and PlatformOps optimize Kubernetes storage resources. Kubestr is an open-source project designed to evaluate Kubernetes cluster storage configurations and performance.  While the introduction of Container Storage Interface (CSI) has enabled more cloud-native storage offerings, the company explained there is an overwhelming amount of options … continue reading

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Google Cloud announces new networking solution: Network Connectivity Center

Google has announced the Network Connectivity Center to simplify on-premise and cloud networking. The new center is designed to provide planet-scale network management, tackling complex networks and connectivity needs.  “As you shift to a cloud-first strategy, you have to manage the complexity of connecting resources across on-prem locations and the cloud to ensure access to … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Flux

Flux is an open-source GitOps project designed to keep Kubernetes clusters in sync with configuration systems as well as automate any new changes to the configuration. It has been with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a Sandbox project since August 2019, and just this week it was voted to move to an incubating … continue reading

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

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