It took longer than expected, but Istio 1.1 is coming with a boost in performance and scalability

The first major upgrade of Istio, the open-source service mesh for orchestrating, securing and monitoring microservices in Kubernetes, has taken longer to arrive than expected, but is finally now available. Istio 1.1 comes eight months after the original 1.0 release last summer and will bring improved scalability, enhanced multi-clustering and a simplified approach to implementing … continue reading

“Doomsday” flaw discovered in RunC underscores potential for critical container vulnerabilities

The discovery of a major security flaw in the common open-source runtime engine for Docker, Kubernetes and other container management systems, points to an underlying risk associated with containerized applications. Researchers Adam Iwaniuk and Borys Popławsk discovered the vulnerability, CVE-2019-5736, in RunC, the common runtime engine developed by Docker and now a common Open Container … continue reading

Citus brings coveted extensions to Microsoft’s Azure database PostgreSQL service

While Microsoft’s recent acquisition of PostgreSQL database provider Citus Data moves the company deeper into the open source world, it addresses a far greater need to bring more scale to the Azure database-as-a-service portfolio. Microsoft’s focus on open source across the board is no longer in dispute. It’s now safe to say that Microsoft has … continue reading

IT Ops cost and digitization is accelerating retail industry move to cloud

Traditional retailers’ IT Ops teams are moving a greater percentage of their business-critical workloads from their datacenters to public clouds than their counterparts in other industries. The shift, a prevailing focus at last week’s annual National Retail Federation (NRF) show in New York, is poised to continue over the next few years. Various studies that … continue reading

Nokia plots enterprise expansion with focus on blending LTE and 5G with IoT

Nokia is best known as one of the world’s largest suppliers of transmission infrastructure to broadband telecommunications and cellular carriers, but the company believes there’s growing demand among enterprises for its LTE wireless, and high-speed optical networking gear. Seeking to tap that demand, the company is launching a new enterprise business unit on Jan. 1, … continue reading

Spending on automating IT Ops is rising, though many aren’t prepared

Many CIOs and enterprise technology professionals aren’t prepared to automate their IT operations to meet business transformation initiatives, but a growing number are moving forward, based on projected spending. Various studies have made that point. A survey of 1,000 IT operations professionals worldwide who spend more than $500 million per year on infrastructure management, found … continue reading

Startup YotaScale aims to automate enterprise IT cloud ops

Organizations are moving applications to modern cloud computing infrastructures at a growing pace because they provide business services on-demand, but the transition to a usage-based OpEx cost model can come at a steep price. A Silicon Valley startup company known as YotaScale claims it can automate cloud IT operations management and thereby reduce sticker shock … continue reading

Windows Server 2019 release gives IT Ops pros plenty to consider

Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2019 promises to bring significant improvements to IT operations professionals and managers seeking to more easily bridge their datacenters with the public cloud. Showcased at the recent Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida the Windows Server 2019 became generally available earlier this month. The release of Windows Server 2019 comes as … continue reading

premium Defining a new network landscape

The latest advances in software-defined networking (SDN) promise to enable automation of IT operations, particularly among enterprises shifting to DevOps, application modernization initiatives and hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. Network systems providers such as Arista, Big Switch Networks, Cumulus, HPE, Nicira and Juniper were among the earliest to deliver on the concept of SDN at the … continue reading

Atlassian targets major incident management with deal to acquire OpsGenie and Jira Ops launch

Atlassian is driving deeper into IT Service Management (ITSM) with a deal to acquire incident alerting tool supplier OpsGenie for $295 million and the launch of its new Jira Ops platform. The company announced the deal and Jira Ops yesterday at the Atlassian Summit Europe, taking place in Barcelona. Atlassian’s moves signal a focus on … continue reading

Expanded services and capacity is coming to VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware and Amazon Web Services are expanding the services, capacity and geographic coverage of their jointly engineered, hybrid cloud offering that went live one year ago this week. The companies revealed they will add AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) and Elastic Block Storage (EBS) to VMware Cloud on AWS, during this week’s annual VMworld conference … continue reading

Jobs and training to get a boost of AI and blockchain

Online training and jobs marketplaces are nothing new, but one startup believes it has found a unique way to bring the two together with a blockchain platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI). The forthcoming platform, under development by Expercoin, is the outgrowth of Experfy, an early stage company incubated by Harvard University Innovation Labs. Expercoin … continue reading

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