Topic: aws

AWS offers new solution to improve failure recovery

Amazon has announced the availability of its Route 53 Application Recovery Controller which monitors an application’s ability to recover from failures. It also controls application recovery across various AWS Zones and Regions and in on-premises environments. According to Amazon, some industries have higher uptime requirements than the standard 99.999% where recovery time objectives (RTO) are … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: AWS’s security group rule IDs, Backblaze Computer Backup v8.0, and Rapid7’s InsightCloudSec

AWS has announced security group rule IDs, which are unique identifiers for security group rules. This simplifies CLI commands and allows security group rules to be tagged like other AWS resources. According to AWS, tags can be used to quickly identify a set of rules across multiple security groups.  This new capability is now available … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: PagerDuty updates, AWS CloudFormation registry, and DH2i’s DxEnterprise for Containers

PagerDuty has announced new capabilities such as PagerDuty Service Graph and updates to AIOps Event Intelligence, including the addition of change correlation and outlier incidents. It also announced two new add-ons to its platform: Runbook Actions and a new plan for customer service operations. Runbook Actions provides diagnostic and remediation automation. This helps IT teams … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: AWS Proton, Verizon’s Advanced SASE, and new CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Exam

AWS has announced the general availability for AWS Proton, which is a managed delivery service for container and serverless applications. AWS Proton provides teams with management tools, governance, and visibility for providing consistent standards and best practices to manage their deployments. To coincide with the general availability, two new features are being added: support for … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Styra Series B, JumpCloud Protect, and AWS Application Migration Service

Styra has announced that it raised $40 million in Series B funding. This funding round was led by Battery Ventures with participation from A. Capital, Unusual Ventures, Accel, Capital One Ventures, and Citi Ventures.  The company plans to use this new funding to double its current team by the end of the year, focusing on … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Google Cloud Armor, Moogsoft updates, and AWS Incident Manager

Google Cloud has announced the general availability of Cloud Armor. Cloud Armor is a DDoS protection and Web-Application Firewall (WAF) service for Google Cloud. It absorbs network- and protocol-based attacks and mitigates OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities.  Cloud Armor Managed Protection Plus is a managed service that bundles DDoS protection, WAF capabilities, Adaptive Protection, efficient pricing, … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Red-Shadow

Cloud security provider Lightspin developed a new open-source scanner Red-Shadow that reports when user permissions are loosely defined, which opens up an attack path for hackers.  Lightspin released the scanner after it announced the results of its research that discovered a gap between AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user group policies that attackers can … continue reading

Aqua Security launches Aqua Cloud Native Security Platform for containers and VMs running on Arm devices

Aqua Security launched a new container runtime security solution for Arm 64-bit environments that enables organizations to protect their high-density workloads on platforms such as AWS Graviton2 instances and more.  “Our customers will be able to continue and accelerate their cloud native journey with Aqua’s support for Arm-based architectures. Through our commitment to supporting the … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: SolarWinds fix, White Ops acquisition, and Service Workbench on AWS

SolarWinds has released an update related to the SuperNova malware, which is believed to have been used in a recent cyberattack on the United States government. There is a patch for all supported versions of the Orion Platform and a fix for customers on unsupported versions as well.  It had initially released hotfixes for the … continue reading

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ITOps Times news digest: BMC and AWS integration, i2Coalition’s VTI Principles, and HPE’s new partner offerings

BMC and AWS have announced a new collaboration to improve enterprise cloud visibility. BMC Helix Discovery now integrates with AWS Systems Manager, allowing customers to easily identify and map resources on Amazon EC2 instances on AWS.  “To achieve service and operations excellence, it’s critical that organizations have dynamic visibility into all their environments,” said Ali … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: AWS Bottlerocket

AWS has launched a new open-source operating system called AWS Bottlerocket that is designed specifically for running containers. The OS is based on Linux.  AWS Bottlerocket includes just the software needed for running containers, as well as a transactional update mechanism. According to AWS, this allows users to use container orchestration to run OS updates … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: BackupAssist ER, 3CLogic partners with AVANT, and Amazon EBS io2 Volume

Backup and recovery company BackupAssist has announced that its new solution BackupAssist ER is now generally available. BackupAssist ER is a fully automated disk to disk to cloud backup solution for Windows Servers. The solution will allow users to quickly recover data and systems, both locally and in the cloud.  Other features of the solution … continue reading

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