Dell announces new Zero Trust features to help customers prevent security threats

Dell has announced new features and capabilities to help customers prevent, detect, and respond to security threats.  First up, it is now offering the ability for customers to disable PC ports before they ship. According to Dell, this will help prevent BIOS settings from being tampered with during shipping. Tamper-evident seals will also be made … continue reading

Red Hat’s and IBM’s storage businesses merge into single group at IBM

IBM today announced that the Red Hat and IBM Storage business are coming together as a single group within IBM to accelerate innovation in cloud-native, software-defined storage.  The unified group will be responsible for the development and delivery of Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation and Red Hat Ceph Storage and any derivative cloud services offerings. … continue reading

Tenable announces new exposure management platform

Tenable today announced the release of Tenable One, an Exposure Management Platform to unify discovery and visibility into all assets to assess their exposures and vulnerabilities across an entire attack surface.  The platform brings the organization’s entire attack surface (both on-premises and cloud-based) into a single view. It aggregates vulnerability data across the IT infrastructure, … continue reading

Amazon File Cache now available

AWS has announced Amazon File Cache, a new high-speed cache service on AWS designed for processing file data stored in varying locations.  It gives applications access to using the POSIX interface, regardless of whether it is on-premises or on any file system that can be accessed through NFS v3 or on Amazon Simple Storage Service … continue reading

Amazon WorkSpaces announces support for Ubuntu

The team at Amazon recently announced that Ubuntu desktops can now be provisioned for developers, engineers, or data scientists. With this, virtual desktop users are enabled to have more choices as well as gain access to new categories of workloads.  Support for Ubuntu also offers virtual desktop administrators a consistent experience regardless of whether they … continue reading

ITOps Open-Source Project of the Week: Spiffe and Spire

Spiffe and Spire is an open-source universal identity control plane for distributed systems. It allows users to secure microservices communication automatically with Envoy, X.509, or JWT.  Spiffe is a Secure Production Identity Framework For Everyone which works to offer a secure identity to every workload in a modern production environment. It also removes the need … continue reading

It’s time to embrace Monitoring-as-Code

Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) has revolutionized the management and provisioning of everything from local virtual machines to exotic AWS services. It is time for Monitoring-as-Code (MaC) to do the same in the application performance monitoring (APM) and synthetic monitoring fields — and the good news is that everyone stands to benefit. Provisioning monitoring checks by hand is … continue reading

Dell and Wind River team up on telecom cloud infrastructure

Dell Technologies has teamed up with Wind River to develop a new telecom cloud infrastructure solution, Dell Telecom Infrastructure Blocks. The new offering will help communication service providers (CSPs) reduce cloud-native network complexity.  According to Dell, clouds for mobile networks are complex and expensive because they need to address distributed geographic areas, have strict SLAs, … continue reading

CNCF brings Istio in as Incubating project

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced that its Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has voted to accept the service mesh Istio into the foundation as an Incubating project. Istio provides a way to secure, connect and monitor services in cloud-native applications. It offers features like zero-trust networking, policy enforcement, traffic management, load balancing, and … continue reading

Synopsys developers new streaming fabric for silicon data

Security company Synopsys has announced the release of a new streaming fabric to reduce test times, minimize power usage, and make silicon data more accessible.  The new technology features an on-chip network that transports silicon data to and from design blocks and multi-die systems.  According to Synopsys, ensuring the health and uptime of silicon requires … continue reading

IBM acquires digital product services firm Dialexa

IBM announced plans to acquire Dialexa, a digital product services firm to deepen IBM’s product engineering expertise and to provide end-to-end digital transformation services.  “Digital product engineering represents the tip of the spear for competitive advantage,” said Scott Harper, CEO and co-founder at Dialexa. “IBM and Dialexa’s shared vision for delivering industry-defining digital products could … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Arlon

Arlon is a new open-source project that defines an architecture that utilizes GitOps, declarative APIs, and Kubernetes to manage infrastructure and workloads.  The project was created by cloud native company Platform9. The company says that Arlon is the first open-source project to automate and integrate infrastructure and workload life cycle management. Arlon combines ClusterAPI, a … continue reading

Cloudflare releases updated distributed object storage solution

Cloudflare R2 Storage, the distributed object storage that eliminates egress costs, is now generally available.  The new version gives developers an S3-compatible API for seamless migration and an integration with Cloudflare Workers, a highly scalable serverless computing platform. “Egress fees are nothing but a tax on developers, stifling innovation and creativity. We are redefining the … continue reading

ServiceNow Tokyo release unlocks greater value from tech investments

ServiceNow has released the latest version of its Now platform. According to the company, the main theme of this release, Now Platform Tokyo, is to allow companies to unlock greater value from their tech investments during a time of economic uncertainty.  Several new features in this release help assist with that goal of unlocking value. … continue reading

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