The Cloud Security Alliance announces new risks, threats and vulnerabilities for migrating to the hybrid cloud

With hybrid clouds now often the starting point for organizations in their cloud journey, management, access control, data use, and service contracts become more difficult with multi-cloud convergence, according to the Cloud Security Alliance in a whitepaper. “Although the hybrid cloud environment seamlessly integrates private and public cloud, bringing onboard new IT capabilities to the … continue reading

Cloud Foundry announces project updates around Kubernetes

Today, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced cf-for-k8s release, KubeCF 2.5 and Stratos 4.2 to ensure that Cloud Foundry’s architecture includes the most modern and cloud-native infrastructure technology.  Cf-for-k8s is a Kubernetes-native distribution of Cloud Foundry that blends the Cloud Foundry developer API with popular Kubernetes technologies including Istio, Envoy, Fluentd, and Kubernetes.  Version 1.0 also … continue reading

Report: Most SOCs are using AI and machine learning tools to detect advanced threats

The 2020 State of Security Operations report found that SecOps teams are more often turning to next-generation automation tools to address gaps in security with 93% of respondents saying that they employ AI and ML technologies with the leading goal of improving advanced threat detection. The report was conducted by Micro Focus and CyberEdge Group, … continue reading

Red Hat AnsibleFest roundup

At Red Hat AnsibleFest this week, the company released a number of new automation capabilities for its platform.  Red Hat Ansible Automation platform integration for Red Hat OpenShift environments released The integration between Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform connects traditional platforms, containers and edge through automation. The … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Shipa Deployment Engine

Shipa recently open-sourced its deployment engine, which was originally designed to help developers deploy and manage cloud-native applications across multiple environments.  The company said it will work with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as the deployment engine’s roadmap evolves in the future.  Shipa’s application-centric deployment engine bridges the gap between continuous integration tools and … continue reading

IBM is splitting its managed infrastructure services unit into a new company

IBM’s Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division is splitting into a new public company currently referred to as NewCo.  The separation is expected to be achieved as a tax-free spin-off to IBM shareholders, and completed by the end of 2021. While IBM will focus on its open hybrid cloud platform, AI … continue reading

VMworld 2020: Cloud Disaster Recovery, Tanzu updates, Project Monterey, and more

VMware announced a range of solutions and services to help its customers build, run, manage, connect, and protect applications anywhere. These include new projects, acquisitions, and solutions were unveiled at VMWorld 2020.  VMware aims to deliver unified platform for a modern, multi-cloud world In addition to providing wider support for running VMware applications on the … continue reading

Linux Foundations shows progress with its LF edge and LF networking umbrella organizations

The Linux Foundation umbrella projects LF Edge and LF Networking have reached new milestones that highlight trends that set the stage for next-generation technology. “Indicative of what’s coming next, our communities are laying the groundwork for markets like cloud native, 5G, and edge to explode in terms of open deployments,” said Arpit Joshipura, the general … continue reading

Red Hat releases OpenShift Container Storage 4.5

The key features of Red Hat’s newly released OpenShift Container Storage 4.5 include external mode support for shared storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage, support for VMs and applications on OpenShift, and more.  By enabling deterministic performance for data workloads such as archives, data lakes, and databases  like PostgreSQL, Data Warehouses, and IBM Db2 Warehouse, … continue reading

FireMon announces new agile network security policy management platform

FireMon’s new agile network security policy management platform offers security capabilities to enable cloud and digital transformation initiatives.  “Our customers have told us that traditional approaches to managing network security policy are too cumbersome for their dynamic cloud and hybrid environments,” said Satin H. Mirchandani, the president and CEO of FireMon. “Our agile approach to … continue reading

Pure Storage is acquiring Portworx to create Kubernetes data services platform

Pure Storage’s acquisition of Portworx for $370 million in cash will create a Kubernetes data services platform for cloud-native applications. Portworx is a platform that provides persistent storage, high availability, data protection, data security, and cloud mobility for containers deployed in hybrid cloud architectures. “By combining Portworx container data services with Pure’s industry-leading data platforms … continue reading

SentinelOne announces Automated Application Control Engine to secure cloud and containerized workloads

SentinelOne has released a new automated application control engine that is designed to secure cloud and containerized workloads without human intervention. The automated engine eliminates the need to manually maintain allow-lists, which preserves cloud and container workload’s immutable states while also defending against malware, cryptojacking, and zero-day threats. “It is critical to defend cloud and … continue reading

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