Snyk and Docker partner up to advance container vulnerability scanning

Snyk and Docker have partnered up to help developers securely build and use containers and open source.  Docker stated that it will provide native vulnerability detection and fixes powered by Snyk. Developers can get a report of their container image vulnerabilities after a quick ‘docker scan.’ They then receive guidance to help fix the reported … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Rancher Academy, Grafana 7.0, and HashiCorp Consul 1.8

Rancher Labs has announced a new certification program, Rancher Academy. Rancher Academy will provide video introductions, theory work, demonstrations, hands-on labs, quizzes, and a final exam. According to Rancher Labs, this certification will provide IT professionals with in-depth knowledge on deploying, using, and managing Kubernetes using Rancher.  Grafana 7.0 Grafana has announced the latest version … continue reading

Google Cloud VMware Engine announced and VMware plans Octarine acquisition

Google announced the release of its VMware Engine, an integrated first-party offering with end-to-end support to migrate and run VMware environments in Google Cloud. Also, VMware announced its plans to acquire Octarine. The service delivers a fully managed VMware Foundation stack – VMware vSphere, vCenter, vSAN, NSX-T, and HCX for cloud migration in a dedicated … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: cdk8s

Earlier this week, Amazon announced a new open-source development framework that enables developers to define Kubernetes applications using familiar programming languages. Cloud Development Kit for Kubernetes (cdk8s) allows IT professionals to define Kubernetes applications using familiar languages like Python and JavaScript.  According to Amazon, applications that are running on Kubernetes are comprised of resources that … continue reading

D2IQ Starter Pack launches to help companies navigate Day 2 operations

D2IQ is hoping to make it easier for companies to make the switch to Day 2 operations for cloud native applications. It is releasing its D2IQ Starter Pack, which is a package that includes technology, training, professional services, and support for those moving to Day 2 operations.  According to the company, organizations are more rapidly … continue reading

NVIDIA SmartNIC released for advanced network offloads and 25/50 Gb/s connectivity

NVIDIA announced the release of NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC, which provides advanced network offloads to accelerate cloud and enterprise workloads.  SmartNIC was designed to handle the needs of modern data centers by providing 25/50 Gb/s Ethernet smart network connections. It extends accelerated computing by leveraging software-defined, hardware-accelerated engines to offload more security and network … continue reading

NVIDIA A100 GPU based on Ampere architecture now available

Nvidia’s first GPU based on the Nvidia Ampere architecture is now available. The GPU, Nvidia A100, helps unify AI training and inference. It is optimized for use cases such as data analytics, scientific computing, and cloud graphics. It offers a 20x increase in performance over previous Nvidia GPUs. According to the company, this release is … continue reading

Red Hat and AWS unveil Amazon Red Hat OpenShift

Red Hat and AWS are teaming up to deliver a jointly managed and jointly supported enterprise Kubernetes service on AWS. The companies announced Amazon Red Hat OpenShift, a fully managed service designed for IT organizations building and deploying apps in AWS on Red Hat’s enterprise Kubernetes platform. “As we move deeper into the era of … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: SolarWinds Service Desk Enterprise, Linux Foundation’s edge computing course, and Citrix and Check Point Software Technologies’ partnership

SolarWinds has announced a new solution to help IT teams manage complexity, scale support, and increase service desk security. SolarWinds Service Desk Enterprise includes features like multi-factor authentication, change templates and workflows, and a new CMDB data model and CMDB Visual Map. “Today’s organizations have higher expectations for process automation and IT support, which require … continue reading

Red Hat Quay 3.3 now available

Red Hat has released the latest version of its container registry Quay. The release of Red Hat Quay 3.3 focuses on deeper integrations with Red Hat OpenShift through the introduction of Quay Bridge Operator, which automates common workflows when the two solutions are used in conjunction with one another.  “Built in collaboration with the Red … continue reading

Deploying AIOps in ITOM should not require writing and maintaining manual rules

There is a lot of interest around AIOps, with multiple studies finding that organizations are adopting AI at an increasing rate.  In a recent Forrester report 68% of companies surveyed have plans to invest in AIOps-enabled monitoring solutions over the next 12 months. Gartner forecasts that by 2022, 40% of all large enterprises will combine … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Portshift Kubernetes API Server Protection, Nutanix automations, and DataKinetics and IBM expand partnership

Portshift has announced the release of Kubernetes API Server Protection. The solution is designed to analyze RBAC permissions in Kubernetes clusters and then categorize them by risk level. Kubernetes API Server Protection also makes existing pod permissions more strict and removes unused performissions.  In addition, the company announced that it received Red Hat Container Certification, … continue reading

Coronavirus and IT operations

Businesses can plan for changes that might occur because of a natural disaster, an election that brings a change of government, and other environmental and technological developments. However, the global pandemic from the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), known as COVID-19, has forced every business to consider how to respond … continue reading

Confluent announces Elastic Scaling for Apache Kafka and Project Metamorphosis update

Confluent announced Elastic Scaling for Apache Kafka in Confluent Cloud to power real-time applications at scale, as well as new innovations that accelerate how companies can harness the full power of event streaming at any scale as part of Project Metamorphosis.  Under Project Metamorphosis, elastic scaling is the first and foundational step in establishing the … continue reading

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