Air-Gap Kubernetes: Considerations for running cloud-native applications without the cloud

One of the key reasons for the increasing use of Kubernetes across organizations is that it radically simplifies and automates the deployment and management of highly complex microservices applications. Some organizations have reported using Kubernetes to manage dozens of clusters, with a correspondingly high number of nodes, applications, and containers running in those environments. Often … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Amazon Elasticsearch Service increases snapshot frequency, ManageEngine’s ADManager Plus gets new features, and BitTitan introduces Microsoft Teams migration capabilities

Amazon Elasticsearch Service will now provide snapshots on an hourly basis, where previously it only did daily snapshots. Amazon believes that this change will provide more granular recovery points for organizations. Hourly snapshots will be automatically enabled on Elasticsearch version 5.3 or higher and the snapshots will be retained for 14 days. ManageEngine adds new … continue reading

Three questions to ask to ensure hybrid cloud compliance

As we continue to try to exist in a world where data breaches are commonplace occurrences, organizations have to ask more questions when it comes to storing data. This is especially true when data is being stored with a third party. Companies need to comply, not only with their own internal rules, but with external … continue reading

How systemic approaches to IT operations impact the business culture

We are at an inflection point in the rise of big data. Enterprise IT infrastructure is producing data at a scale like the world has never seen before. IT operations (ITOps) management has accelerated past the notion of data storage and processing (vis a vis the Hadoop model) and into the world of analytics-as-a-service. We … continue reading

ITOps Open-Source Project of the Week: Lazydocker

Lazydocker is an open-source project that aims to reduce the necessity of memorizing Docker commands. Created by software engineer Jesse Duffield, Lazydocker acts as a GUI for Docker and Docker-compose terminals. The rationale behind the project is that “memorising docker commands is hard. Memorising aliases is slightly less hard.” Duffield explains on the project’s GitHub … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Micro Focus SMAX 2019.5, Hexaware’s Cloud EDMA, and Keyfactor acquires Redtrust

Micro Focus has announced a new release of its service desk and asset management solution. Service Management Automation X (SMAX) 2019.5 features a new smart virtual agent called Max that understands natural language. The Micro Focus Marketplace now also includes codeless SMAX Studio Apps for Capacity and SecOps. “SMAX was designed from the ground up … continue reading

Google to create new subsea cable connecting Africa and Europe

Google is trying to make the world more connected with the announcement of a new subsea cable that will connect Africa and Europe. The new cable, Equiano, is entirely funded by Google, and the third international cable that it has funded entirely on its own. Equiano is also the 14th subsea cable that Google has … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Google Cloud acquires Chronicle, Expedient announces advanced DRaaS solution, and Juvare launches collaborative incident management solution

Google Cloud has announced that it is acquiring Chronicle, a security company also created by Alphabet. Google Cloud believes that this partnership will enable it to provide a comprehensive security portfolio that will benefit its customers. Chronicle offers several solutions that will be beneficial to Google Cloud, such as VirusTotal malware intelligence and Backstory investigation … continue reading

premium The future of APM is open

Of the many programming fads and trends that have come and gone in the past 20 or so years, application performance management is not one of them. It’s here to stay, though perhaps not in its current definition or even its current use. Open-source time series database provider InfluxData’s senior manager Daniela Pontes explained that … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Thanos

Thanos is a set of components that can be configured to provide unlimited storage capacity. Thanos can sit seamlessly on top of Prometheus deployments. According to the team behind the project, Thanos leverages Prometheus 2.0’s storage format to create efficient and scalable storage. “At a certain cluster scale, problems arise that go beyond the capabilities … continue reading

Report: AIOps moves beyond automation to provide smarter root cause analysis

AIOps is moving beyond just automating repetitive tasks to using AI to analyze and determine the root cause of incidents, according to a recently released report. The report revealed 45 percent of respondents are using AIOps to help with root cause analysis and to predict future problems. The newly created AIOps Exchange conducted the report … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: ServiceNow’s AWS integration, Elastic SIEM, and SysAid’s Automate Joe

ServiceNow has announced that it has added two new integrations with AWS Security Hub. Now, AWS customers will be able to aggregate data within Security Hub, and then have workflows automatically launch in ServiceNow. AWS customers will also be able to use ServiceNow to coordinate their incident response efforts. “Using built-in workflows, ServiceNow routes incidents … continue reading

Linux Foundation to host Federated AI Technology Enabler

The Linux Foundation announced it will host a federated learning framework meant to improve collaboration with AI model training and inference. The Federated AI Technology Enabler (FATE) allows organizations to use data and modeling safely, securely and in accordance with data confidentiality and government regulations.  “A secure computing framework is critical for developers who are … continue reading

Humio: Index-free logging is the way forward

Log management may never go away, but the way it is done may change. While indexes have long been the backbone of most log management solutions, Kresten Krab Thorup, CTO and co-founder of Humio, explains that’s not the only way to manage log data. According to Krab Thorup, indexing has been an accepted approach for … continue reading

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