Grafana Labs brings modern open source load testing to observability with acquisition of k6

On the final day of GrafanaCONline 2021, CEO Raj Dutt today announced Grafana Labs’ acquisition of k6, the Stockholm-based startup behind the open source load testing tool for engineering teams. With k6, Grafana Labs adds extensible testing to its open and composable Grafana observability stack. Together, Grafana Labs and k6 will work on an integrated offering as part … continue reading

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: BLADE Framework

The Business Logic Attack Definition (BLADE) Framework is a knowledge base for security professionals. It can help them better understand the techniques used by attackers to exploit weaknesses in the business logic of web facing systems and help prevent bot attacks, which are becoming more common. “As MITRE Corporation have demonstrated with their ATT&CK matrices, … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Series A funding, StreamNative Platform, and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Aegis Padlock SSD, a provider of solutions for securing IoT and edge devices, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The funding round was led by IQ Capital, with participation from Crane Venture Partners and Backed VC.  It will use the funding to expand through talent recruitment and marketing initiatives.  “The industry needs a new cloud … continue reading

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Terraform reaches maturity and stability with 1.0 release

HashiCorp has announced a milestone release of its open-source infrastructure as code (IaC) software tool. Terraform 1.0 has been 10 years in the making and is a huge leap forward for the project in terms of interoperability, ease of updates and maintenance of automation workflows, the team explained.  When the idea of Terraform was first … continue reading

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Report: Cloud application monitoring remains the biggest challenge for SREs

Just over half of SREs (53%) said that the number one cloud application monitoring challenge is unified visibility across the stack. Organizations are looking toward AI and machine learning to solve these problems, but adoption of AIOps is slow. This is according to the 2021 SRE Report that was conducted by the digital experience monitoring … continue reading

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ITOps Times news digest: Akamai edge updates, Red Hat’s migration toolkit, and Cisco DNA Center 2.2.2

Akamai has announced new edge capabilities to help customers create better user experiences.  It is making EdgeWorkers more flexible with new resource tiers that enable customers to better fit their needs. The two tiers are Basic Compute, which is suitable for applications that require lower CPU and memory consumption, and Dynamic Compute, which is suitable … continue reading

TeamViewer and SAP announce partnership

As part of a new partnership between TeamViewer and SAP, TeamViewer’s augmented reality-based workplace digitalization suite Frontline will be integrated into SAP solutions and included in SAP’s partner program.  The partnership will help the companies drive the digital transformation of workplaces to processes in industrial environments. The first joint use cases of the partnership will … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Baetyl

Baetyl is a platform for edge computing that offers a standardized runtime environment and API for building edge applications.  It was initially created by Baidu as OpenEdge and is currently an LF Edge Stage 1 project, which indicates projects that “are, or have the potential to be, important to the ecosystem of Top-Level Projects or … continue reading

Report: IT teams feeling overwhelmed by too many tools

IT operations teams are feeling swarmed by the number of tools they use for monitoring.  According to a new survey from OpsRamp, a vast majority of respondents (95%) indicated that they use at least five tools on a daily basis. Half of respondents said they used more than 10 tools.  These numbers have the potential … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: AWS Proton, Verizon’s Advanced SASE, and new CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Exam

AWS has announced the general availability for AWS Proton, which is a managed delivery service for container and serverless applications. AWS Proton provides teams with management tools, governance, and visibility for providing consistent standards and best practices to manage their deployments. To coincide with the general availability, two new features are being added: support for … continue reading

Komodor Kubernetes troubleshooting platform closes $21M funding round

Komodor, a platform for streamlining Kubernetes troubleshooting, today announced $21 million in funding from Accel and angel investors. According to the company’s announcement, Komodor offers a unified view of events across the Kubernetes stack, providing developer and operations stakeholders with context and insight around those events so remediation can be done quickly and efficiently.  To … continue reading

Vapor IO announces Kinetic Grid and collaboration with VMware

Edge company Vapor IO has announced the launch of Kinetic Grid. Kinetic Grid provides support for applications that operate in edge environments in different locations. Kinetic Grid provides APIs to provide software-controlled infrastructure, telemetry and intelligence. It also supports deployment of public and private 5G networks, Vapor IO explained. “The Kinetic Grid provides the automated … continue reading

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Report: Open-source crucial to IoT and edge deployments

Open source is increasingly becoming a crucial foundation of IoT and edge deployments. This is according to the Eclipse Foundation’s 2021 IoT and Edge Commercial Adoption Survey, which found that 74% of organizations use open source in their edge deployments, which is a 14% increase since the foundation’s same survey from 2019.  “We recommend people … continue reading


ITOps Times news digest: NetApp updates ONTAP, PagerDuty and JFrog integration, and Cloud Security Alliance releases CAIQv4

NetApp has announced a new version of its ONTAP solution with new capabilities to help customers modernize hybrid cloud operations. New feature include updates to FlexPod, like intelligent application placement, automated workflows, and the ability to consume FlexPod as a fully managed service; NetApp StorageGRID 11.5, which adds data encryption with external key management, compliance … continue reading

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