IBM and Apptio have announced a new collaboration to help drive adoption of IBM’s open hybrid cloud. The companies will provide customers with optimization and migration capabilities to IBM Cloud through Red Hat OpenShift in Apptio’s financial decision engine. 

In addition, IBM Global Business Services will advise clients using strategy, design, road mapping, and architectural services provided by Apptio. 

“Apptio and IBM are united in our desire to help clients make data-driven decisions about running their workloads in the optimal hybrid cloud environment, whether in the cloud or on-premises,” said Bob Lord, senior vice president of Worldwide Ecosystems at IBM. “With the addition of Apptio to our growing ecosystem of partners, we’re able to combine Apptio’s financial analytics and decision support and IBM’s open hybrid cloud leadership to design an offering to deliver unprecedented value to clients at all stages of their cloud journeys.”

NS1 launches cloud-managed DNS, DHCP, and IP address management solution 

NS1 Cloud-Managed DDI provides organizations with the ability to deploy core network services with “the agility of software-based deployment, the scale of cloud-native operations, and the operating efficiency of SaaS management.” 

According to NS1, traditional network services are centralized, siloed, and manually operated, which doesn’t fit in with today’s modern distributed enterprises. With this release, NS1 has converged foundational services like DNS, DHCP, and IP address management on a single technology stack that offers centralized management, lightweight deployment, and scalability. 

Cribl announces LogStream Cloud Enterprise Edition

LogStream Cloud Enterprise Edition will enable distributed companies to scale their observability infrastructure. According to the company, they will be able to secure, manage, and process a near infinite amount of event data in real time, regardless of where that data was generated. 

The latest release also introduces LogStream QuickConnect, which is a point-and-click configuration tool that can be used to connect data sources to multiple destinations.  

“The problem that large, highly distributed organizations face is how to not only collect and process a massive amount of disparate telemetry data from around the world in real time, but how to keep that data secure at the same time,” said Clint Sharp, CEO of Cribl. “LogStream Cloud now solves that problem by moving data processing to the edge and centralizing all observability data management in the cloud, all while leveraging Cribl’s open architecture which allows companies the freedom to choose their own analytics tools and storage destinations without fear of vendor lock-in. This provides greater scalability and security, and will allow even the biggest global enterprises to tap into the power of all their observability data — perhaps for the first time.”

Civo announces managed Kubernetes platform

The new platform will help companies more efficiently host core applications and reduce the cost of managing Kubernetes. 

“Our mission at Civo is to simplify Kubernetes for developers of all levels,” said Mark Boost, CEO and co-founder of Civo. “Our production-ready managed Kubernetes platform cuts down on the complexity and provides users with fast launch times, and transparent billing – everything they need to accelerate development to benefit the rest of the business. We are determined to provide the very best developer experience around, helping them to get going quickly and not spend time and effort managing infrastructure.