OSSummit: Linux Foundation launches edge interoperability initiative

The Linux Foundation this week announced the launch of Margo, an open standard initiative for interoperability of edge industrial automation ecosystems. According to the foundation’s announcement, Margo “promises to bring much needed flexibility, simplicity, and scalability – unlocking barriers to innovation in complex, multi-vendor environments and accelerating digital transformation for organizations of all sizes.” The … continue reading

Bitdefender offers two tiers of managed detection and response services

Cybersecurity services provider Bitdefender today announced it is offering two tiers of managed detection and response services — MDR and MDR Plus. Bitdefender MDR services, which are managed using the company’s GravityZone Platform, provide continuous threat monitoring, detection and response, threat hunting, analyst-led recommendations, and security consulting, according to the company. In the announcement, the … continue reading

BMC to acquire network observability provider Netreo

BMC this morning announced it plans to acquire Netreo, a network and application observability solution provider, to enhance the capabilities of its Helix observability platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to the company’s announcement, Netreo’s Open Telemetry-based solution provides application and network performance monitoring and IT infrastructure management, which gives organizations deep … continue reading

New Relic live archives brings real-time access to historical logs

Observability platform provider New Relic today announced the availability of live archives, a long-term storage solution that provides instant access to historical log files. Many large enterprises face regulations and audits that require storage of logs for years, Jemiah Sius, senior director of developer relations, told SD Times. “This is the next step in New … continue reading

Vultr adds CDN to its cloud computing platform

Cloud-computing platform provider Vultr today announced the release of a content delivery network (CDN) that enables content and media caching close to the edge. Vultr CDN offers turnkey services that help developers scale their websites and applications without compromising on security, according to the company’s announcement. Businesses, the company wrote, “require immediate access to a … continue reading

Kubernetes Benchmark Report reveals significant improvement in usage

The growing complexity of Kubernetes use – as organizations expand Kubernetes across multiple teams and expand clusters – makes it hard to enforce standardization. Without it, you risk wasting cloud resources and introducing risk. These issues are examined in a very detailed report on Kubernetes by Fairwinds, provider of a cost optimization and policy enforcement … continue reading

Infrastructure and Operations predictions for 2024

Cloud migration. Reverse cloud migration. Cybersecurity. Risk and governance. These issues faced by organizations in 2023 will be exacerbated in 2024, yet emergent technologies will help solve or mitigate them. ITOps Times reached out to experts in the I&O space to get their thoughts on what 2024 will look like for IT professionals. Here are … continue reading

Octopus Deploy strengthens Kubernetes deployment capabilities

Octopus Deploy this week announced the strengthening of its Kubernetes deployment capabilities to simplify deployments at scale without having to revisit how organizations progress from development to test to production. “The current buzz around the Kubernetes community is, it seems, like we’re trying to refigure out how to do dev to test to production deployments,” … continue reading

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

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