SPIFFE and SPIRE projects graduate from CNCF Incubator

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced that SPIFFE and SPIRE are now graduated projects.  Secure Production Identity Framework For Everyone (SPIFFE) provides a secure identity to workloads in modern production environments and SPIRE (the SPIFFE Runtime Environment) is the code that implements the SPIFFE specification on a wide variety of platforms.  SPIRE exposes the … continue reading

Dispelling the misconceptions around observability

Observability is a term that’s being used to describe just about anything to do with monitoring, but it’s not as simple as just monitoring the performance of an application or server. Observability can provide you with so much more information that traditional monitoring could.  In order to dispel some of the common misconceptions about observability, … continue reading

CAST AI launches new Kubernetes security analysis tool

The Kubernetes SaaS company CAST AI has announced a new security analysis tool for Kubernetes called Cloud Security Insights.  It offers Kubernetes configuration checks in order to ensure clusters are configured in accordance with best practices. Users will be provided information on these configuration checks and resources to improve configuration. The tool also scans for … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cloud Custodian

Cloud Custodian is an open source governance as code tool that companies can use to manage and automate enforcement of cloud security, compliance, operations, and cost optimization policies through code.  It was created at Capital One in 2016 by Kapil Thangavel and then contributed to the CNCF Sandbox in August 2020. Earlier this week the … continue reading

D2iQ updates its Kubernetes platform

Kubernetes company D2iQ has announced the latest updates to its Kubernetes platform, DKP. DKP 2.3 introduces enhancements for AWS customers that will make it easier to manage AWS EKS clusters. It now offers a comprehensive ecosystem of Kubernetes platform applications so that platform teams can spend more of their focus on creating good developer experiences. … continue reading

Dell and Red Hat expand partnership on simplifying containerized infrastructure

Dell and Red Hat have announced they are expanding their existing partnership that focuses on bringing customers solutions to simplify deployment and management of containerized infrastructure in multicloud environments.  With this expansion comes new joint features, such as Dell APEX Containers for Red Hat OpenShift and Dell Validated Platform for Red Hat OpenShift.  APEX Containers … continue reading

Zendesk launches new customer sentiment and intent functionality

The service-first CRM company Zendesk recently announced Intelligent Triage and Smart Assist, new AI solutions to enable businesses to triage customer support requests automatically as well as access important data at scale.  According to the company, the democratization of these solutions allow organizations to see value faster by understanding intent and sentiment through account-specific, data-driven … continue reading

Sysdig announces new CSPM and guided remediation tool

Sysdig, the unified container and cloud security company, has unveiled ToDo, a cloud security posture management offering that aggregates security findings by root cause and prioritizes remindiation based on impact, and Remediation Guru, which offers guided remediation at the source. According to Sysdig, ToDo works to save time during investigations and Remediation Guru enables security … continue reading

StarlingX 7.0 released with scalability and stability improvements

The open-source edge computing and IoT cloud platform StarlingX released its latest version. StarlingX 7.0 focuses on improving scalability, security, stability, and flexibility. The solution combines Ceph, OpenStack, Kubernetes, and more to create a full-featured cloud software stack.  StarlingX 7.0 increases the number of subclouds that the Distributed Cloud can manage to 1,000 All-in-One Simplex … continue reading

Harness launches new partner program to help companies move to the cloud

The software delivery company Harness has announced a new partner program to give companies access to trusted managed service providers (MSPs) who can help them manage cloud spend, consumption, and resources. According to Harness, while cloud adoption is a good idea for businesses, it can come with a host of challenges, such as complexity, high … continue reading

HTTP/3: Latest version of HTTP is an evolution for the mobile era

Earlier this summer, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) published RFC 9114, otherwise known as HTTP/3. This is the latest evolution of HTTP, which is an application layer protocol that is the foundation for the Internet as we know it today. One important difference in HTTP/3 compared with previous iterations is that it runs on … continue reading

Google completes acquisition of Mandiant

Google announced that it completed the acquisition of Mandiant, a provider of dynamic cyber defense, threat intelligence and incident response services.  The addition of Mandiant’s threat intelligence to Google’s data processing, novel analytics approaches with AI and machine learning, and a focus on eliminating entire classes of threats aims to help enterprises stay protected at … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Istio Ambient Mesh

Cloud-native company Solo.io yesterday announced a new open-source project aimed at accelerating adoption of the service mesh Istio. The project, Istio Ambient Mesh, provides a new architecture for Istio that offers greater flexibility, security, and performance.  “Istio is the future of service mesh, and Ambient Mesh brings a whole new level of flexibility for companies … continue reading

5 Ways to Prevent a Kubernetes Catastrophe

Kubernetes is a relatively new technology, and there is a limited pool of engineers capable of configuring and managing a deployment. A large percentage of Kubernetes deployments fail because organizations underestimate the complexity of Kubernetes and overestimate their ability to implement and manage a Kubernetes environment – a recent study showed that 100% of companies surveyed … continue reading

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