ITOps Times news digest: AWS Ground Station, AWS Backup supports AWS CloudFormation, and Velero 1.0

In order to provide a more cost effective method for downloading satellite data, AWS has launched AWS Ground Station. AWS Ground Station allows customers to control satellites and download data from them into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions using a managed network of ground station antennas, the company explained. According to AWS, satellites are being used … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenTelemetry

The OpenTracing and OpenCensus projects are merging to form a new project called OpenTelemetry. OpenTracing provides APIs and instrumentation for distributed tracing, and OpenCensus allows for the collection of telemetry data. OpenTelemetry will allow telemetry to become a built-in feature in services. RELATED CONTENT: KubeCon EU: CircleCI’s new partnerships, DigitalOcean Kubernetes, and Gravity 6.0 According … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Terraform 0.12, Barracuda’s Advanced Bot Protection, and AWS Config’s new pricing plan

HashiCorp has announced the release of Terraform 0.12, which is a major update to the product. Key updates include first-class expression syntax, generalized type system, iteration constructs, structural rendering of plans, and context-rich error messages. HashiCorp noted that there are still some providers that don’t have 0.12-ready releases yet. HashiCorp has published a guide for … continue reading

Amazon EKS updates its version life cycle for security purposes

In order to make Amazon EKS more reliable for users, Amazon is making changes to its version life cycle. For security purposes, it will be deprecating Kubernetes 1.10 on July 22, 2019. Kubernetes 1.13 will be available in EKS a month earlier, in June. In a blog post explaining the decision, Nathan Taber, senior product … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2, Citrix Workspace on Google Cloud, and Tenable’s Cyber Exposure ecosystem

Veeam Software has announced that it is expanding its orchestration capabilities in the latest release of the Veeam Availability Orchestrator. Version 2 will allow organizations to address a wider range of disaster recovery and data migration use cases. Specific new features include the ability to more easily prove SLA attainment; leverage backup and replica data; … continue reading

Snyk: Container security requires changes in culture more than changes in technology

The main challenge organizations will face securing their containers is not the technical part, but the cultural and organizational changes. This is according to a recently released report from Snyk that focused heavily on the current state of Docker security. The report revealed that half of the top 10 free certified Docker images have known … continue reading

Chef updates Enterprise Automation Stack with app operations dashboards

Chef has announced a number of improvements to its Enterprise Automation Stack (EAS), which it first announced last month after open sourcing all of its software. The new updates will make it easier for customers to deliver and secure infrastructure. “Code is the language of collaboration for the modern, high-performing enterprise. Chef’s Enterprise Automation Stack … continue reading

KubeCon EU: CircleCI’s new partnerships, DigitalOcean Kubernetes, and Gravity 6.0

KubeCon EU is happening this week in Barcelona, and many companies are using the event as an opportunity to release new enhancements to their products. Here are a few of the highlights: CircleCI announces new partnerships CircleCI has announced new partner integrations that will enable users to better manage applications in Kubernetes environments. New partnerships … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Stratoscale V5, Syncsort’s Connect CDC, and ScyllaDB’s Workload Prioritization

Cloud infrastructure provider Stratoscale has announced the latest version of its platform. Stratoscale V5 adds new components that will word together to combine all aspects of application development, from identity and access management to monitoring and notifications, the company explained. According to Stratoscale, this release brings the company one step closer to its vision for … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Syncsort Invent, Kublr’s VMware integration, and ACM Software System Award

Syncsort has launched a new initiative that will help enterprises shift to Next Wave infrastructures such as cloud and blockchain. Syncsort Invent will have five focuses: hybrid cloud, streaming, AI, blockchain, and data governance. It will initially focus on the intersection of legacy data systems with cloud and blockchain. Its hybrid cloud initiative will focus … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Rancher 2 Terraform Provider, NGINX Ingress Controller 1.5, and HPE to acquire Cray

HashiCorp has made its Rancher2 Terraform provider generally available. According to HashiCorp, the provider is used for interacting with resources supported by Rancher v2. Terraform is the company’s open-source project for cloud infrastructures. Rancher Labs has been working on a Terraform provider for Rancher 2.x ever since releasing version 2 due to the popularity of … continue reading

premium OpenVPN: IT security considerations for remote workers

Despite the fact that remote work can cause security risks, a majority of IT professionals are in favor of employees working remotely. According to research by OpenVPN, 90 percent of IT professionals believe remote workers are a security risk. 92 percent also believe that the benefits of remote work outweigh the risks. Benefits of allowing … continue reading

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