OpsRamp announces its Fall 2018 release with AIOps and multi-cloud monitoring features

OpsRamp is introducing a number of new IT features in its latest release of its AIOps SaaS Platform. The Fall 2018 release features a new Topology Explorer, improved Service Maps, and cloud database monitoring capabilities. According to the company, this release focuses on giving modern digital operations teams the ability to discover, manage and optimize … continue reading

Report: Cryptocurrency mining ramps up even as the value decreases

Even though the value of cryptocurrency has been decreasing, there was a significant increase in cryptocurrency mining in the first half of 2018, according to Trend Micro’s “Unseen Threats, Imminent Losses” report. The amount of cryptocurrency mining activity detected in the first half of 2018 was more than double that of the second half of … continue reading

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat team up on the Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat have announced a new collaboration to bring Big Data to hybrid environments. The companies announced the Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative designed to take Big Data workloads across on-premise, multi-cloud and edge architectures. The initiative will bring Hortonworks Data Platform, Hortonworks DataFlow, Hortonworks DataPlane and IBM Cloud Private for Data to … continue reading

NanoVMs: Containers are a fad that is eventually going to run its course

While containers gain in popularity for software deployments, one company is still betting on virtual machines — or more specifically, tiny virtual machines. NanoVMs is a unikernel platform designed to remove the operating system and prevent other programs from running on them — unlike containers that need to be placed on top of generic operating … continue reading

The CNCF sees a surge in cloud-native adoption

The industry is fully jumping on board with cloud-native technologies. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation released its bi-annual CNCF survey at the Open Source Summit in Vancouver last week and found the use of cloud-native technologies in production has grown more than 200 percent since December 2017. The survey is based off of 2,400 responses … continue reading

Cloudera, Red Hat and Eurotech join forces for open IoT architecture solution

Cloud-optimized machine learning and analytics platform developer Cloudera is teaming up with industrial embedded hardware company Eurotech and open-source giant Red Hat to develop a modular, vendor-agnostic, and open-source architecture and standard for deploying  IoT-connected devices at the enterprise level by combining their technologies. According to the companies, organizations are finding themselves limited to founctionaity, … continue reading

Kontena Pharos Kubernetes distribution updated with CoreDNS and security improvements

Container and microservices company Kontena announced the version 1.3.0 release of its Kubernetes distribution Kontena Pharos. The latest release introduces CoreDNS, an updated CRI-O container runtime and support for Kubernetes 1.11. The previously named pharos-cluster utility has been changed to the pharos CLI tool, and with the change comes better stability and performance during the … continue reading

Atlassian targets major incident management with deal to acquire OpsGenie and Jira Ops launch

Atlassian is driving deeper into IT Service Management (ITSM) with a deal to acquire incident alerting tool supplier OpsGenie for $295 million and the launch of its new Jira Ops platform. The company announced the deal and Jira Ops yesterday at the Atlassian Summit Europe, taking place in Barcelona. Atlassian’s moves signal a focus on … continue reading

The IT security challenges of distributed architectures

One of the prevailing trends in IT today is distributed architectures. More likely than not, your file systems, virtual server instances, and applications are spread across a variety of host nodes or environments. From a scalability and reliability standpoint, this is a great thing. Distributed architectures help to meet fluctuating demand for services, while also … continue reading

OpenStack Rocky release comes with bare metal improvements

OpenStack announced the 18th release of its open-source cloud infrastructure software this week. While Rocky provides a number of new enhancements, the top two new improvements include to Ironic and Fast Forward Updates. Ironic is the software’s bare metal provisioning service. The latest release adds new management and automation catepbitlies to bare metal infrastructure and … continue reading

Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes and OpenShift enters general availability

Open-source NoSQL database software company Couchbase has made version 1.0 of its Couchbase Autonomous Operator automated migration and deployment utility generally available today. According to the company this is “the first NoSQL database to launch a production-ready Kubernetes operator for open source Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift (coming soon),” Anil Kumar, director of project management … continue reading

Nutanix enterprise cloud OS hyperconvergence-based solution certified for SAP HANA

Nutanix, a provider in enterprise cloud computing, announced this week that its AHV hypervisor and Enterprise Cloud OS platform hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution, has met SAP’s criteria for running production SAP HANA deployments. This will allow businesses that use SAP solutions to benefit from the simplicity and agility of leading HCI technology to deliver a … continue reading

Cloudian raises $94 million in funding

Cloudian today announced that it raised $94 million in a Series E funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $173 million. The round includes participation from investors Digital Alpha, Eight Roads Ventures, Goldman Sachs, INCJ, JPIC (Japan Post Investment Corporation), NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc. and WS (Wilson Sonsini) Investments. Cloudian will use this investment, which is the largest single … continue reading

Moogsoft Observe to extend AIOps platform with real-time analysis and problem detection

Artificial intelligence for IT operations company Moogsoft announced the upcoming beta of Moogsoft Observe, an extension of the company’s Moogsoft AIOps platform. Moogsoft AIOps is designed to provide administrators with AI-generated incident reports and data analysis in an easy-to-digest format. Although it’s an extension of Moogsoft’s base platform, the company explained Moogsoft Observe can be … continue reading

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