Topic: automation

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1 introduces automation mesh

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1 is now generally available. New additions and more flexible automation architectures will enable customers to onboard more easily. Automation mesh is a new addition that replaces isolated nodes that were featured in version 1.2. Now, the automation control plane and execution plane are fully decoupled. Users can run automation … continue reading

Ansible Automation Platform 2 released to drive better cloud-native automation

Red Hat announced the release of Ansible Automation Platform 2 to drive cloud-native automation and help developers become automators.  The latest version of the platform adds self-contained automation capabilities while shifting automation more deeply into the application development lifecycle. The platform is now fully restructured for a hybrid cloud-native world and it makes it easier … continue reading

NS1 announces DDoS overage protection

The application traffic intelligence and automation provider NS1 announced DDoS Overage Protection, which prevents unexpected cost increases in the event of usage spikes due to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against NS1’s Managed DNS. The number of DDoS attacks has jumped by 200% since last year and attack intensity grew by 300%.  “Business resilience is synonymous … continue reading

Palo Alto Networks launched Cortex XDR for Cloud

Palo Alto Networks launched Cortex XDR for Cloud 3.0, which automates threat detection and investigation across endpoint, network, cloud, and identity, from a single console. The third-generation version offers even broader protections by detecting malicious user activities and insider threats through the analysis of identity data. In addition, Cortex XDR 3.0 offers security teams forensic … continue reading

Microsoft acquires CloudKnox Security for privileged access capabilities

Microsoft announced that it acquired the cloud Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) provider CloudKnox Security to offer unified privileged access and cloud entitlement management.  “The company’s solution helps organizations right-size permissions and consistently enforce least-privilege principles to reduce risk, and it employs continuous analytics to help prevent security breaches and ensure compliance. This strengthens our … continue reading

IBM adds enhanced data protection to FlashSystem

IBM announced that it is bringing advanced data protection capabilities to the IBM FlashSystem family of all flash arrays to help companies plan for and recover quickly from ransomware and cyberattacks.  IBM Safeguarded Copy, which automatically creates data copies in “immutable snapshots,” will now be integrated into the IBM FlashSystem family. In the event of … continue reading

Pixie Auto Telemetry now available in New Relic One

Pixie Auto Telemetry, an observability tool that provides visibility into Kubernetes applications, is now available as part of New Relic One.  Pixie automatically captures application profiles with function-level granularity, full-body requests, system metrics and the Kubernetes-specific state of pods and services. “The ever-changing, dynamic nature of Kubernetes environments results in blind spots, and alternative Kubernetes … continue reading

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management 2.3 released

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes offers tighter integration with the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform that fuses modern management capabilities with traditional and hybrid IT environments. The integration is designed to accelerate the automation and cohesion between cloud-native clusters, VMs and traditional infrastructure with streamlined tooling and coordination.  RELATED TOPICS: Red Hat to … continue reading

Report: 85% of companies have yet to achieve full Kubernetes and cloud native adoption

Although companies have been adopting cloud native technologies at higher rates than ever before, 85% of companies have yet to fully cross the chasm to adoption when it comes to Kubernetes and cloud native.  However, they are quickly moving in that direction. Nearly 78% of companies in Canonical’s  Kubernetes and Cloud Native Operations Report had … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cluster API

Cluster API is a Kubernetes sub-project focused on providing declarative APIs and tooling to simplify provisioning, upgrading, and operating multiple Kubernetes clusters. The project was started by the Kubernetes Special Interest Group (SIG) Cluster Lifecycle to automate cluster lifecycle management for platform operators. At first, the SIG working group started kubeadm to address a set … continue reading

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Terraform reaches maturity and stability with 1.0 release

HashiCorp has announced a milestone release of its open-source infrastructure as code (IaC) software tool. Terraform 1.0 has been 10 years in the making and is a huge leap forward for the project in terms of interoperability, ease of updates and maintenance of automation workflows, the team explained.  When the idea of Terraform was first … continue reading

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Report: Cloud application monitoring remains the biggest challenge for SREs

Just over half of SREs (53%) said that the number one cloud application monitoring challenge is unified visibility across the stack. Organizations are looking toward AI and machine learning to solve these problems, but adoption of AIOps is slow. This is according to the 2021 SRE Report that was conducted by the digital experience monitoring … continue reading

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