ITOps Times news digest: BackupAssist partners with Wasabi, Incident Xpress now available, and SentinelOne’s SUNBURST identification tool

BackupAssist has announced it is partnering with storage company Wasabi. This will provide a cheaper and faster solution for customers of both companies, BackupAssist explained.  According to BackupAssist, Wasabi offers storage at a fifth of the cost of Amazon S3 and is faster than many competitors. It provides customers currently using a private cloud with … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Dell’s new offerings, Blue Prism and Azure, and IBM survey on IT preparedness

Dell Technologies has announced a number of new products and applications designed to help reimagine the way people work.  New products include the Latitude 9420 PC, Dell 34 Curved Video Conferencing Monitors, Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD Monitor, Latitude 5000 series, Precision 3560, and more.  In addition, the company has released updates to its Dell … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Podman

Podman is a tool for managing OCI containers and pods that are made from groups of containers. It provides APIs for managing containers, pods, container images, and more.  Podman’s GitHub documentation states that the project is based on libpod, a library for container lifecycle management that is also contained in this repository.  The latest 2.2.1 … continue reading

How 5G, self-driving cars and drug discovery breeds new tech

In today’s environment, both within the tech industry and outside, the topic of data growth is a popular one. But the reality is that data isn’t just growing. It’s exploding. In 2010, 1.2 zettabytes of brand new data were created. That’s more than had been created in all of previous human history. This year, humanity … continue reading

IT operations predictions for 2021

While it’s unlikely many people could have predicted how IT operations would transform in 2020, many thought leaders are looking forward to how the “new normal” will impact IT trends in 2021 and beyond. Many predictions for 2021 build off of the massive digital transformation that companies have already undergone this year. Here are a … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: SolarWinds fix, White Ops acquisition, and Service Workbench on AWS

SolarWinds has released an update related to the SuperNova malware, which is believed to have been used in a recent cyberattack on the United States government. There is a patch for all supported versions of the Orion Platform and a fix for customers on unsupported versions as well.  It had initially released hotfixes for the … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Crossplane

Crossplane is an open-source Kubernetes add-on that is currently hosted at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a sandbox project. It is designed to extend clusters with the ability to provision, manage cloud infrastructure, services and apps.  “We built Crossplane to help organizations build their clouds like the cloud vendors build theirs—with a control plane. … continue reading

Qualys identifies 7 million vulnerabilities associated with SolarWinds and FireEye breach

The cloud-based security and compliance company Qualys stated that it identified 7.54 million vulnerabilities related related to FireEye Red Team assessment tools and compromised versions of SolarWinds Orion. Most of these vulnerabilities, 5.29 million, were related to the FireEye Red Team tools. Additionally, the vast majority of the vulnerabilities at 99.84% were from eight vulnerabilities in Microsoft … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: IBM acquires Nordcloud, Sysdig achieves SOC Type II Compliance, and Palo Alto Networks helping mitigate SolarWinds vulnerability

IBM has announced it is acquiring European cloud company Nordcloud to further its cloud migration capabilities. Prior to the acquisition, Nordcloud provided its customers with cloud implementation, transformation, and managed services.  “Our clients are increasingly taking a more holistic approach to application modernization that allows them to operate across a traditional IT environment, private cloud … continue reading

Google Cloud donates credits to CNCF for Kubernetes

Google donates $3 million in cloud credits to CNCF to support Kubernetes

Google Cloud is continuing to help fund the Kubernetes project, which it initially created, by donating $3 million in cloud computing credits to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the organization that currently maintains the project.  This grant is a continuation of the company’s behavior since 2018, when it started its commitment of investing $3 … continue reading

Lens Dashboard

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Lens

This week’s highlighted open-source project is Lens, which is an IDE for Kubernetes. It can be used to handle operations, monitoring, development, and debugging in Kubernetes environments.  “Lens provides the full situational awareness for everything that runs in Kubernetes. It’s lowering the barrier of entry for people just getting started and radically improving productivity for … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Lynx acquires ITSourceTEK, JetStream DR, and Insyde’s Supervyse Memory/FP

Security company Lynx Technology Partners has announced it is acquiring ITSourceTEK, which is a provider of security threat detection and resolution solutions. The acquisition will enable Lynx Technology Partners to provide a “vertically integrated view of risk” from an organization’s security strategy through its operations.  “ITSourceTEK’s security product technical knowledge will bolster our already robust … continue reading

Bugcrowd report reveals 65% increase in discovery of high-risk vulnerabilities this year

Crowdsourced security has seen a boom this year as Bugcrowd saw a 50% increase in submissions on its platform in the last 12 months, according to its latest Priority One report.  Bugcrowd provides a platform for ethical hackers around the world to help organizations maximize their security.  The study revealed a 65% increase from the … continue reading

Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes

ITOps Times news digest: Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes, Tufin supports Google Cloud Platform, and Trend Micro’s cloud-native file storage security

Mirantis has announced the release of Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes. This is a part of the company’s planned series of Kubernetes enhancements to its Mirantis Cloud Native Platform.  Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes provides an environment for hosting legacy and modern apps. Use cases include network functions virtualization, mobile network operations, and large-scale scientific computing.  “Organizations … continue reading

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