“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

How to keep costs down in the cloud

There are many reasons companies are growing their investments in the public cloud, from needing to innovate faster and deliver better service to customers or to support DevOps workflows and modern applications. Yet cost savings is still a driving incentive for many CIOs.  The metrics are undeniable: reports vary from an automatic savings of 10 … continue reading

NeuVector to offer service mesh protection

Container network security provider NeuVector is giving users a new layer of security for service meshes. The company announced integration for the service meshes Istio and Linkerd, designed to expand security capabilities to production Kubernetes deployments. The new integration was developed in collaboration with IBM Cloud and the Istio open-source development team. According to the … continue reading

SnapRoute delivers cloud-native network operating system

Saying that today’s network operating systems are keeping organizations from fully taking advantage of modern software architectures, SnapRoute today announced it is making available its Cloud Native Network Operating System (CN-NOS). The CN-NOS is containerized and cloud-native, and uses DevOps principles to give organizations the ability to deliver new services more rapidly and reliably as … continue reading

IoT is driving organizations to the edge

The surge in the number of connected devices has created an immersive and collaborative interface between people and things, which is driving the need for new models of compute and infrastructure. Traditional centralized, mega-scale cloud data centers, augmented by distributed content delivery networks (CDNs), do not adequately meet the performance needs demanded by this explosion … continue reading

Red Hat deepens integration with Ansible Automation in Cloudforms 4.7

Red Hat has announced the latest version of the Cloudforms infrastructure management tool. Red Hat Cloudforms 4.7 introduces further integration with Ansible Automation and new integrations to streamline and simplify IT management in hybrid cloud infrastructures. The enhanced integration with Ansible introduces new Ansible capabilities to Cloudforms, such as the ability to execute Ansible Tower … continue reading

Rancher Labs supports multi-cluster Kubernetes applications

Rancher Labs today announced support in its open-source management platform for multi-cluster global Kubernetes applications, which the company believes will be a big reason for that platform’s uptake going forward. “The number of production clusters is showing that multi-cluster with Kubernetes is becoming a reality,” said Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs. “Everything … 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

Platform9 launches managed Kubernetes service on VMware

Hybrid cloud provider Platform9 has announced a new managed Kubernetes service on VMware vSphere. According to the company, Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) will reduce the operational complexity of Kubernetes and provide out-of-the-box enterprise-grade capabilities, such as zero-touch upgrades, multi-cluster operations, high availability, and monitoring. PMK will allow organizations to modernize their VMware environments while also … continue reading

When business services fail due to IT cyberattacks & how to protect your organization

When we think about cybersecurity, we most often think about compromised PII — Personally Identifiable Information. PII includes the social security numbers, account numbers, addresses and so on that allow bad actors to open unauthorized accounts in people’s names, to drain existing accounts, and to generally create adverse and hard-to-reverse impacts on the victims. Generating … continue reading

OpsRamp introduces new monitoring capabilities for cloud-native workloads

OpsRamp has announced new features across its AIOps SaaS portfolio. Its Winter Release introduces new topology maps, enhanced AIOps features, and new monitoring capabilities for cloud-native workloads. The new topology maps include application topology; hypervisor topology for virtual machines, hypervisor servers, and clusters; and enhanced service maps with a new user interface for identifying underlying … continue reading

FixStream updates AIOps+ platform for autonomous IT operations

FixStream has announced the latest version of its AIOps+ platform designed to provide users with more visibility into the health of their IT operations. AIOps+ 9.0 introduces advanced event and ticket intelligence, multi-layer correlation, and new integrations. The advanced event and ticket intelligence will result in a 40 percent reduction in noise through event suppression, … continue reading

Veeam provides new updates for cloud data management

Backup company Veeam has announced the release of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4. Veeam Availability Suite provides organizations with the ability to make all of their workloads highly available. “Veeam delivers Availability for any app, any data, across any cloud, reducing complexity and out-performing legacy backup. Meeting your SLAs for low recovery time and … continue reading

Elastic Stack 6.6 now available

Elastic has announced new updates to its suite of open-source solutions. The Elastic Stack is built to reliably and securely search, analyze and visualize data no matter the source or format. According to the company, version 6.6 of the Elastic Stack introduces features designed to improve operational efficiencies across use cases such as logging, metrics, … continue reading

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