Red Hat has announced the general release of OpenShift 4. In this release, Red Hat rearchitected the way that OpenShift gets installed, updated, and managed. It also introduced advanced day 2 management and automation.

According to Red Hat, this release is all about bringing Kubernetes to the core of OpenShift.

“As transformational as our open hybrid cloud platform can be for managing software at scale, the more impressive transformation may lay ahead for your development and IT teams, as they can now offer more on-demand services in a more secure fashion,” Red Hat wrote in a post.

Google Cloud makes changes to compute pricing
Google Cloud has announced new compute pricing. It is extending its use discounts to GPUs, Cloud TPU Pods, and local SSDs. According to Google Cloud, customers can now purchase GPUs, TPU Pods, or local SSD storage for up to 55 percent off.

It also added support for capacity reservations for Compute Engine. Reservations will allow customers to reserve resources in a specific zone for later use.

BMC adds advanced analytics and automation to TrueSight
Service provider BMC has announced new updates to its TrueSight portfolio with new analytics and automation capabilities. New capabilities include advanced event analytics, business service views, event-driven compliance, advanced orchestration, continuous cost optimization, and new knowledge modules.

“Existing IT operations tools and processes cannot cope with the speed, data volume, and complexity of modern hybrid IT environments,” said Nayaki Nayyar, president of digital service and operations management at BMC. “We are continually innovating our TrueSight portfolio to help cloud and IT operations teams to predictively monitor, auto-remediate, as well as optimize capacity, cost, and security of business services and applications – all while ensuring high performance levels, reducing risk, and driving cost efficiencies.”

Cisco announces intention to acquire Sentryo
Cisco has announced its intention to acquire industrial IoT company Sentryo. According to Cisco, this acquisition will help customers solve visibility, segmentation, and operations problems.

“With organizations digitizing, connecting formerly siloed systems, and pushing for greater business intelligence, the need to do so in a secure way is more important than ever. With this acquisition we’re delivering the most secure network – from the networking hardware, to the operating software, and now to securing the operations critical to your success,” Cisco wrote in a blog post.