Linux Foundation to host the Disaggregated Network Operating System project

The Disaggregated Network Operating System (DANOS) project is now a part of the Linux Foundation. DANOS is designed to enable community collaboration across the entire network stack. The project is initially based on AT&T’s distributed Network Operating System (NOS), an open software framework alternative to traditional networking operating systems. AT&T released dNOS to open source … continue reading

Defining the role of a Site Reliability Engineer

The Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) is an emerging role in IT operations with more than 1,000 SRE job listings on LinkedIn. But while the role continues to gain traction, there is confusion about what it demands. Catchpoint, a digital experience monitoring company, released new survey findings to help understand how SREs play a part in … continue reading

SignalFX provides more visibility to Azure Services

SignalFX has announced direct integration with Azure Monitor, to provide real-time visibility into various Azure Services. “As before, you can continue to monitor Azure Container Service (AKS) and Azure VMs using metrics from the SignalFx collected agent,” said Patrick Lin, product and partnerships leader at SignalFX, in a blog post. “You’ll want to continue to … continue reading

Datadog Log Management is now available

Datadog has announced the release of Datadog Log Management. This will allow customers to monitor and analyze logs from all their systems, covering troubleshooting, auditing, visualization, and alerting. “All Datadog customers can now correlate infrastructure metrics and application traces with relevant logs for quicker detection of issues,” said Renaud Boutet, product director at Datadog. “This … continue reading

Kubernetes becomes the first CNCF project to graduate

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced that Kubernetes has moved from incubation to graduate. For this to happen, projects have to demonstrate a thriving adoption, documentation, structured governance process, and a commitment to community success and inclusivity. According to the foundation, this is the first open-source project to graduate. “Kubernetes led to the … continue reading

Splunk to acquire Phantom Cyber Corporation

Splunk Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire Phantom Cyber Corporation. Phantom is a security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) solution provider. Splunk is expected to acquire Phantom for a total purchase of approximately $350 million. According to the company, the plans are to integrate Phantom’s security automation and orchestration platform into its security operations … continue reading

Companies want to take a more aggressive approach to networking and security, report says

A majority of network professionals want an aggressive approach for networking and security, according to Versa Networks’ report “Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD WAN) Adoption is Accelerating to Reduce Security Risk.” In the global study, conducted by Dimensional Research, 85 percent of companies believe that SD-WAN will increase security and reduce appliance sprawl, and 96 … continue reading

F5 Networks announces IoT, 5G and NFV capabilities

F5 Networks has announced a number of new solutions designed to improve the ability of service providers to incorporate new technologies. The new solutions include the global launch of BIG-IP i15000 Series hardware and the device-aware IoT firewall. F5 plans to showcase these technologies at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. “Service providers … continue reading

Former President of Intel introduces new chip maker company

A new chip maker, Ampere Computing, has launched this week with the intent of improving the cloud computing experience. Led by CEO Renee James, former president of Intel, the team consists of semiconductor and cloud computing experts. “We have an opportunity with cloud computing to take a fresh approach with products that are built to … continue reading

F5 launches Super-NetOps initiative

F5 Networks has announced the launch of the Super-NetOps Initiative. The program offers free training in order to help IT professionals deliver critical network operation functions through DevOps methodologies. The goal of the program is to help professionals learn skills that are necessary to standardize critical applications and reducing service time. “Network operations expertise is … continue reading

A majority of IT workloads will move to the cloud by 2020, report says

Advancements being made in artificial intelligence and machine learning are fueling a move to the cloud. A newly released report from LogicMonitor predicts enterprises will relocate a majority of their IT workloads from the data center to the cloud by 2020 as more intelligent devices, such as those used in IoT, begin to come online. … continue reading

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