ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Jaeger

Jaeger is an open-source distributed tracing system designed to monitor and troubleshoot transactions.  “As on-the-ground microservice practitioners are quickly realizing, the majority of operational problems that arise when moving to a distributed architecture are ultimately grounded in two areas: networking and observability. It is simply an orders of magnitude larger problem to network and debug … continue reading

The lightweight Kubernetes distribution K3s becomes a CNCF Sandbox project

Rancher Labs has announced its lightweight, production-grade Kubernetes distribution, K3s, has been accepted into the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a Sandbox project. The CNCF Sandbox accepts projects it believes will be beneficial to the cloud-native community and warrants experimentation.  According to Rancher Labs, K3s enables organizations to run Kubernetes in resource-constrained environments, in … continue reading

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What’s coming in Kubernetes 1.19

The latest release of the open-source container-orchestration system Kubernetes is expected next month. Kubernetes 1.19 is expected to have 34 new enhancements with 10 brand new features, eight newly stable features, two management changes and 14 improvements to existing features.  “Kubernetes as a project is maturing, support has been increased from nine to 12 months, … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Oracle Cloud VMware, Red Hat Virtualization 4.4, etcd security audit

Oracle has announced its VMware solution is now available. The Oracle Cloud VMware solution is a cloud-native VMware-based environment that enables users to move VMware workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.  “Building new digital services. Scaling business-critical apps. Enabling a remote workforce. Applications sit at the core of addressing these challenges, and hybrid cloud opens the … continue reading

Microsoft releases an open-source, cloud-native service mesh

Microsoft is the latest company to release its own service mesh solution. The company announced the open-source project: Open Service Mesh (OSM), a lightweight service mesh that runs on Kubernetes.  “It is no secret that although microservice environments enable portability, allow faster and more frequent deployment cycles, and can even enable organizations to create teams … continue reading

Tanium and Google Cloud team up to protect distributed business operations

Endpoint management and security provider Tanium and Google Cloud are expanding their partnership to support distributed business operations. According to the companies, as more employees transition to remote work and organizations become more distributed, IT and security teams are having to defend against an increasing number of cyberattacks while maintaining availability and security.  “According to … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Threat Stack for AWS Fargate, Aqua Security now on Red Hat Marketplace, and Aerospike Database 5.1

The company is extending its observability solution to the Amazon Elastic Container Service compute engine. The new capabilities will enable users to monitor AWS Fargate aspects such as processes, network activity, and running code.  “Our ‘Leveraging DevSecOps to Secure Cloud-native Applications’ report shows the top container security challenge is aligning the architectural implementation of a … continue reading

Google to protect cloud services with Private Service Connect

Google wants to make sure organizations are secure in the cloud, and is releasing Private Service Connect alpha to achieve that goal.  According to the company, as organizations start to take advantage of more cloud services, it can be challenging and complex to manage routing topologies, different networks, different organizations and the information being shared … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: New Relic

This week’s featured open-source project is based on New Relic’s observability platform. In an effort to help software engineers instrument everything and better understand their digital systems, the company is making its agents, integrations and SDKs available under an open-source license.  “New Relic is committed to open standards, open source instrumentation, and the open communities … continue reading

Robin.io updates platform to support movement across clouds

Robin.io wants to make it easier for users to adopt hybrid and multi-cloud strategies. The 5G and enterprise app automation platform provider announced the Robin Cloud-Native platform now allows users to move complex stateful apps across clouds.  According to the company, hybrid or multi-cloud strategies help support growing infrastructure needs, but with each cloud having … continue reading

SUSE unveils Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 2 and Manager 4.1

SUSE is focused on simplifying, modernizing and accelerating business value with the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Service Pack 2 for IT transformation and business innovation; and SUSE Manager 4.1 for infrastructure management.  “Customers stake their businesses on their IT infrastructure and we stake our business on their success. With SUSE and using true … continue reading

Puppet Enterprise 2019.8 focuses on the next wave of infrastructure automation

Puppet is updating its infrastructure delivery and management solution with new orchestration capabilities, pre-built patching automation, and more infrastructure flexibility. Puppet Enterprise 2019.8 LTS allows users to leverage thousands of open source and Puppet-built modules on Puppet Forge, and expand automation to more infrastructure use cases.  “Application deployments are increasingly waiting on DevOps and platform … continue reading

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