Managing cloud costs

FinOps Foundation releases cost and usage specification

The FinOps Foundation has released a version 1.0 preview of FOCUS, its specification for keeping a sharp view of cloud spending. FOCUS — the FinOps Open Cost and Usage Specification — is designed to demystify cloud costs and make it easier to show and report value, according to the foundation’s announcement. It said that FOCUS “is … continue reading

Atlassian adds virtual agents, AI to Jira Service Management

Virtual agent and expanded AI capabilities for IT service management highlight the updates in today’s release of Atlassian’s Jira Service Management platform. The new capabilities are designed to improve support to meet the speed at which IT works today. According to Edwin Wong, head of IT solutions at Atlassian, “The service management market is ripe … continue reading

Dynatrace to acquire Rookout for developer-first observability

Observability platform provider Dynatrace has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Rookout, an Israeli startup that offers developer-first observability to help software engineers overcome the challenges of “shift left” and deliver reliable, quality software. Rookout’s platform enables developers to debug code in production environments, which means organizations don’t have to choose between quality and speed. … continue reading

IBM to acquire FinOps company Apptio for US$4.6 billion

To accelerate advancing its IT automation capabilities, IBM today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Apptio, makers of FinOps software, for $4.6 billion. In its announcement, IBM noted that organizations are facing more complexity with public and private clouds and numerous service providers, and are grappling to gain visibility into … continue reading

Virtana acquires OpsCruise for observability

Virtana, providers of an operations management and AIOps platform, has announced it has acquired OpsCruise, an AI-powered, cloud-native Kubernetes observability platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition enables Virtana to extend its support for hybrid infrastructure observability to now cover cloud-native, open source, containers and serverless functions, according to the company’s announcement. … continue reading

Okta rolls out identity solution for remote worker devices

Identity provider Okta today announced its Device Access product that gives organizations the ability to secure corporate devices for remote workers.  Device Access, part of Okta’s Workforce Identity Cloud, extends the company’s identity and access management capabilities. It offers stronger authentication to unlock devices, which the company said will help organizations achieve zero trust while … continue reading

Boomi announces Event Streams for event-driven integrations

Boomi today announced a new message queueing and streaming service, called Event Streams, that it said will enable organizations to create resilient, event-driven integrations. In its announcement, Boomi noted that, “The need for exchanging data in a scalable and timely manner has grown as companies increasingly require more resources to make accurate decisions that drive … continue reading

Virtualization is not a legacy technology, but fits into modern systems

DevOps, the cloud, microservices and Kubernetes have changed the way applications are engineered, deployed and managed. Yet about three-quarters of all applications are still running in an old style – on virtual machines. ITOps Times recently had a chance to speak with Sachin Mullick, senior manager for OpenShift virtualization at Red Hat, about how cloud … continue reading

Solving the problem of wrong-way BGP routing

The Border Gateway Protocol – a foundational part of the internet – was designed to route information and data between systems. It’s been in use since 1994 and has been patched and modified over the years.  Incidents of traffic being routed incorrectly due to a misconfiguration, or simply a human error,  have been difficult for … continue reading

Catchpoint rolls out internet performance monitoring solutions

Catchpoint, long a player in the monitoring and observability space. today announced the release of capabilities that will help organizations ensure the resilience of what the company is calling “the internet stack.” With the release, the company is ramping up for its next phase, focusing on Internet Performance Monitoring (IPM), as businesses have become more … continue reading

The keynote at Gartner Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference 2022

IT leaders must keep moving forward to keep pace with business goals

IT leaders need to keep moving forward by adopting new technologies and practices to keep pace with what the business needs to execute. That was the overarching theme of the keynote at the Gartner Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference, held this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the talk, Gartner analysts Roger Williams, Dennis … continue reading

Containing cloud costs a team effort

Cloud computing has made it easier for development organizations to deliver software and updates more rapidly, by empowering engineering teams to autonomously create the environments they need, add more storage and leverage microservices through containers and Kubernetes management. But there is a downside. Cloud costs can spiral out of control if not watched carefully. And … continue reading

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