Twistlock introduces hybrid cloud, Kubernetes and serverless capabilities in 18.11

Twistlock announced the latest release of its container and cloud-native security platform with new support and features for hybrid cloud, Kubernetes and serverless. This is the company’s 15th major release in the last three years. “Since we shipped the first version of Twistlock in 2015 we’ve worked on 11,100 issues, pushed 5,800 commits, built Twistlock … continue reading

premium Five considerations when moving toward cloud native

Building applications had rapidly become the easy part of development. Whether on the web or mobile, these applications need a place to live, and that place is constantly changing. From local servers in closets to colocation facilities to the cloud, we’ve seen rapid change over just the last few years. Now we have containers and … continue reading

Pivotal introduces Pivotal Function Service for serverless

Pivotal is the latest company to jump onboard with serverless technology with the alpha release of Pivotal Function Service (PFS). PFS is a function as a service platform built on Kubernetes and based on the open-source functions project riff. According to the company, PFS is the next step in the its cloud vision. “Today, each … 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

CMMI V2.0 expands to include services and supplier management

CMMI Institute has expanded Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) V2.0 to include services and supplier management views, benchmark tools, and appraisal and performance measurement guidance. According to the company, this release will enable organizations to analyze their internal operations and measure themselves against best practices, pinpoint areas of improvement, and achieve higher performance. Other improvements … continue reading

Gartner explores IT security in first ever Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management

Gartner has revealed its first Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management (PAM). According to Gartner, PAM tools enable organizations to “provide secure privileged access to critical assets and meet compliance requirements by managing and monitoring privileged accounts and access.” Gartner predicts that by 2021, more than 50 percent of organizations that use DevOps will be … continue reading

LeanIX raises $30 million in Series C funding to fuel US expansion

LeanIX, the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service solutions in Enterprise Architecture (EA) Management, today announced that it has closed $30 million in Series C funding, led by Insight Venture Partners. Previous investors DTCP (Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners), Capnamic Ventures, and Iris Capital also participated in the round. The closing brings LeanIX’s total funding to nearly $40 … continue reading

Veritas brings NetBackup to containerized workloads

Enterprise data protection company Veritas has announced it’s bringing its enterprise data backup and recovery solution to Docker-certified containers. With a new containerized NetBackup client, users using version 8.1 or later can start using the solution to protect persistent application data, the company explained. “Years ago, most containers were designed to be transient or short-lived … continue reading

Gartner: The future of infrastructure is always on, always available

The future of IT infrastructure is about being always on, and always available, everywhere, according to a presentation by Gartner at its IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies, held this week in Las Vegas. With applications so critical to business today, any outage could spell disaster for those companies, according to a number of conference … continue reading

HashiCorp Vault reaches 1.0

After years of development, HashiCorp is finally ready to release HashiCorp Vault 1.0 to the public. According to the company, Vault was developed as a tool for managing secrets and protecting sensitive data within an application and/or infrastructure. The 1.0 release includes batch tokens, open-source cloud auto unseal, OpenAPI support, and an updated UI. “Vault … continue reading

Kubernetes suffers from security flaw

Yesterday, a critical security flaw impacting Kubernetes 1.10 and higher was discovered. The flaw, CVE-2018-1002105, was publicly disclosed by the Kubernetes community and reported through the Kubernetes vulnerability reporting process. According to Red Hat, the flaw could allow malicious actors or unapproved users to escalate privileges on Kubernetes installations, including the company’s own container solution … continue reading

Ansible unveils its roadmap for Ansible Engine, Ansible Tower, and Ansible Galaxy

The IT automation company Ansible dedicated today to automation with its Ansible Automates conference in NYC. Tim Appnel, senior product manager for Ansible Automation at Red Hat, took to the stage to lay out a roadmap for Ansible products. He said that there will be an increased focus on security automation. The new updates will … continue reading

Kubernetes 1.13 focuses on simplifying cluster management

The latest release of the container orchestration solution Kubernetes is now available. Kubernetes 1.13 is the fourth and final release of this year. The release focuses on simplified cluster management and makes CoreDNS the default DNS. “Kubernetes 1.13 has been one of the shortest releases to date at 10 weeks. This release continues to focus … continue reading

Report: A majority of companies cannot fill the cloud-native skills gap

As companies transition to a cloud-native model, many are struggling to find talent for technical roles. According to OpsRamp’s recent Cloud Skills Survey, this skills gap crisis is inhibiting innovation, impacting productivity, and affecting revenue growth. Of those that responded to the survey, 94 percent stated that they struggled to find candidates with the right … continue reading

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