ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Yor

Yor is an open-source tool that is designed to provide automated tagging and tracing for infrastructure as code (IaC). It automatically tags IaC templates with attribution and ownership details, unique IDs that get carried across to cloud resources, and any other need-to-know information. According to the project’s website, Yor automates away manual and inconsistent tagging … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: NordVPN’s speed test tool

NordVPN developed a new tool that helps users objectively measure and compare the speed of different VPN services. It allows users to add and compare different VPN services, and provides detailed reporting. “Connection speed is one of the most important factors that affect user experience when they use a VPN. People want to secure their … continue reading

BMC releases updates for data visibility and mainframe DevOps adoption

BMC announced new capabilities and integrations across its BMC AMI (Automated Mainframe Intelligence) and BMC Compuware portfolios that will help users improve service quality and accelerate software delivery. The company is aiming to enhance service quality with better data. The BMC Helix Discovery solution now automatically maps and visualizes service dependencies across mainframe and distributed … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Shotover

Shotover Proxy is an open source, high performance L7 data-layer proxy for controlling, managing and modifying the flow of database requests in transit.  It can be used to solve many different operational and interoperability challenges for teams where polyglot persistence (many different databases) is common. Shotover can be deployed in many different ways including as … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Harvester

Harvester, created by SUSE, is an open source modern hyperconverged infrastructure solution that is built on a variety of cloud native solutions, such as Kubernetes, Longhorn and Kubevirt. This week, it was made production-ready and generally available for customers and the open-source community.  Harvester’s latest integration with SUSE Rancher now allows IT operators to access, … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: PowerfulSeal

PowerfulSeal is a testing tool for Kubernetes clusters built by Bloomberg and inspired by Netflix’s Chaos Monkey. The tool, which was first presented at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017, is aimed specifically at Kubernetes, and includes the ability to describe the objects running in each container so that it knows precisely which things it … continue reading

Transposit announces advanced ticketing capabilities to modernize ITSM

Connected workflow company Transposit announced Activities, which is a new feature that applies automation to ITSM processes. It provides a single source of truth across issues, incidents, and requests.  Every action taken by both human and machine throughout any activity within the Transposit Timeline is captured through auto-tickets.  Data and actionability are brought neatly together to … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cloud Hypervisor Project

The Linux Foundation announced that it will host the Cloud Hypervisor project, which delivers a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) for modern Cloud workloads. The project is supported by Alibaba, ARM, ByteDance, Intel and Microsoft. The project is written in Rust and focuses on security features such as CPU, memory and device hot plug; support for … continue reading

Broadcom to acquire AppNeta to bolster network performance monitoring

Broadcom announced its intent to acquire the privately held company AppNeta, a SaaS-based network performance monitoring solution for the distributed enterprise that provides IT teams with precise, end-to-end visibility into network performance.  With AppNeta’s SaaS-based solution, IT and Network Ops teams at distributed enterprises can detect issues that affect network and business-critical cloud application performance, … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Istio

Istio is an open source service mesh that simplifies observability, traffic management, security, and policy. It extends Kubernetes to establish a programmable, application-aware network using the Envoy service proxy.  Istio 1.12 was recently launched with an improved experience with WebAssembly that allows users to dynamically load custom-built extensions at runtime through an API. The latest … continue reading

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1 introduces automation mesh

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1 is now generally available. New additions and more flexible automation architectures will enable customers to onboard more easily. Automation mesh is a new addition that replaces isolated nodes that were featured in version 1.2. Now, the automation control plane and execution plane are fully decoupled. Users can run automation … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Goldpinger

Goldpinger is a networking monitoring tool for Kubernetes that works by making calls between its instances. It runs as a DaemonSet on Kubernetes, which is used to manage groups of replicated pods on Kubernetes. It produces Prometheus metrics that can be scraped, visualised and alerted on. “We built Goldpinger to troubleshoot, visualise and alert on … continue reading

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