Google Anthos cloud-agnostic app management platform launched

Google Cloud announced the release to general availability of Anthos yesterday, an open software platform that allows users to manage workloads across any cloud provider or on-premise installation. Available on the Google Cloud Platform, Google Kubernetes Engine and GKE On-Prem, the software solution is designed for freedom and requires no stack refresh when integrating with … continue reading

SignalFx to launch cloud infrastructure monitoring platform backed by AWS App Mesh

Cloud infrastructure monitoring company SignalFx will support Amazon Web Services App Mesh when its platform launches later this year, allowing for expanded infrastructure visibility, the company announced. SignalFx’s platform is meant to complement the efforts of Site Reliability Engineers and operations teams with streaming intelligence to assist with problem detection and troubleshooting, backed by AWS … continue reading

PagerDuty update focuses on faster incident response and team management

Incident response company PagerDuty released a new version of its SaaS orchestration platform today, introducing features aimed at helping users address service disruptions more quickly. Updates include machine learning-powered analytics, expanded “enterprise-wide” communication and an improved end-user experience, the company wrote in an announcement. “Operational complexity is making it crucial that technical responders and business … continue reading

Veeam relaunches free-to-use VM backup offering

Users can backup and replicate up to 10 of their VMware, Hyper-V and AHV virtual machines for free with the release of Veeam Backup and Replication Community Edition. The company says that the new offering replaces the now-cancelled Veeam Backup Free Edition and opens up new capabilities to free users. The company wrote in a … continue reading

Joint data synchronization RPA utility launched by BMC and Automation Anywhere

Multi-cloud management company BMC is partnering with Automation Anywhere to extend robotic process automation capabilities in BMC’s Helix cognitive automation for service desk processes. “The BMC Helix offering integrates with Automation Anywhere’s intelligent RPA platform, which combines sophisticated RPA, AI, and embedded analytic technologies,” the company wrote in the announcement. “Automation Anywhere’s RPA technology uses … continue reading

Microsoft prepares for Hannover Messe with Azure IoT integrations for manufacturing

In the lead-up to the Hannover Messe 2019 industrial technology event next week, Microsoft released updates for many of its industry-focused products and services, all aimed at providing businesses with a path towards “Industry 4.0.” The paradigm would see artificial intelligence, mixed reality and automation leveraged to achieve “intelligent manufacturing,” the company explained in a … continue reading

Report: Edge computing will grow as global data volume grows exponentially

The speed of data proliferation and the need for tailored data means that edge computing will become even more important in the coming years, according to a newly published report. The report, called “Data at the Edge: Managing and Activating Information in a Distributed World,” is produced by edge computing experts from Vapor IO, Packet … continue reading

Uber’s Peloton resource management utility released as open-source

Uber Engineering released its resource scheduling and management utility Peloton as open source today. According to company engineers, Peloton was developed to fill a missing niche in Uber’s internal software suite, allowing web-scale compute cluster management, resulting in improved resource utilization across its infrastructure. Min Cai, Compute Cluster Platform senior staff engineer at Uber, and … continue reading

New monitoring, cluster management options launched with Elastic Stack 6.7

Search provider Elastic launched version 6.7 of its Elastic Stack suite, featuring the release of real-time services and application monitoring platform Elastic Uptime, the release to general availability of a number of Elasticsearch features, as well as updates for the platform’s new Maps feature. Elastic Uptime, based on Elasticsearch’s Heartbeat plug-in, is a monitoring tool … continue reading

Report: Interest in on-premises hosting continues to soar

Despite a rise in cloud-hosted websites, apps and services, on-premises servers are still a completely essential part of modern businesses, a recent survey found. IT industry professional network company Spiceworks has released its 2019 State of Servers report where it found a number of factors that are contributing to the popularity of on-premises servers. The … continue reading

Aqua introduces new features for multi-cloud and hybrid infrastructures

Aqua Security’s cloud native security platform reached version 4.0 today, introducing new controls for security and policy enforcement across virtual, containerized and microservice-based infrastructures, on-premises and in the cloud. “Aqua’s comprehensive serverless security solution now includes a full chain of controls to discover functions across multiple cloud accounts, scan them for vulnerabilities, detect excessive permissions … continue reading

StackRox launches new Kubernetes monitoring and security features

Container security company StackRox launched three new features for its StackRox Container Security Platform today — deployment-centric visibility, multi-factor risk profiling and network policy management — which the company hopes will help address difficulties in intercontainer communication and monitoring in Kubernetes deployments. “Deployed as a set of containers using Kubernetes YAML files or Helm charts, … continue reading

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