Topic: cloud native

KubeCon Day 2: NGINX Gateway Fabric Version 1.0, Chronosphere Lens, and more

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America began yesterday in Chicago, IL. Like always, the event results in a number of different Kubernetes vendors making announcements about updates to their offerings.  Yesterday resulted in a number of announcements, which you can read about here, and here are a few highlights of what was announced today:  NGINX Gateway … continue reading

Kubernetes is killing the cloud

Let’s cut right to the chase: While Kubernetes is great for quickly deploying containers at cloud-scale, I think most people who use Kubernetes are missing out on the real value of the cloud, which is offloading responsibilities on parts of your application to managed cloud services. Kubernetes users quickly become “containerized” and have a hard … continue reading

Drowning in Cloud Native Infrastructure Data

I’m not sure I felt it at the time, but before I had kids I had life figured out. I could do what I wanted, when I wanted and I could generally stay on top of life. Finances were easy (comparatively), and my schedule was my own to determine once I’d finished work. Checking in … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenKruise

OpenKruise is an extended component for Kubernetes that was built with a focus on application automation like deployment, upgrade, ops, and availability protection.  The project became a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Incubating Project last month which means that the project is considered stable and used successfully in production.  The majority of features offered by … continue reading

Dell announces new solutions to help advance adoption of open telecom network architecture

Dell announced a few advancements to accelerate the adoption of open, cloud-native technologies with new solutions and partnerships. Among the announcements, Dell Telecom Infrastructure Blocks expanded to support Red Hat technologies to help network operators meet the demands of 5G core and radio access network (RAN) workloads. The two companies designed a fully engineered, cloud-native … continue reading

CNCF Annual Survey reveals containers have become standard practice

44% of organizations stated that they are already using containers for almost all of their applications and business segments while another 35% reported that containers are used for at least a few production applications. This is according to the CNCF Annual Survey 2022, conducted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and Linux Research Foundation. … continue reading

Report: Container image vulnerabilities are plenty, but there is room to focus efforts

The need for more mature security practices when using cloud-native technology is clear with 87% of container images having high or critical vulnerabilities, up from 75% last year. Most of them at 71% of those vulnerabilities have a fix available that has not been applied.  This data comes from the new 2023 Cloud-Native Security & … continue reading

Venafi has a new tool for securely managing machine identities in Kubernetes environments

The machine identity management company Venafi is working to make it easier for companies to manage their cloud-native machine identities in Kubernetes environments. Today they released TLS Protect for Kubernetes within the Venafi Control Plane. The new tool provides observability features that enable teams to identify security issues and be proactive in fixing those gaps. … continue reading

Economic uncertainty, cloud-native technology, and demands for data sovereignty will reshape the cloud in 2023

Economic uncertainty, cloud-native technology, and demands for data sovereignty will reshape the cloud in 2023, according to the Predictions 2023: Cloud Computing report by Forrester.  Despite the economic uncertainty that lies ahead, cloud-native is projected to go mainstream as companies plan to freeze investment in legacy systems and invest more in technologies such as Kubernetes.  … continue reading

How Multi-Layer Networking De-Risks Your Cloud Migration

As the cloud native ecosystem continues to evolve, the need to take advantage of Kubernetes and public cloud technologies only grows. While younger organizations born in the cloud-era likely have robust microservices strategies running in the public cloud, mature organizations must deal with the complexity of legacy applications and on-premises architectures. A hybrid cloud approach … continue reading

Red Hat’s and IBM’s storage businesses merge into single group at IBM

IBM today announced that the Red Hat and IBM Storage business are coming together as a single group within IBM to accelerate innovation in cloud-native, software-defined storage.  The unified group will be responsible for the development and delivery of Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation and Red Hat Ceph Storage and any derivative cloud services offerings. … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cilium Service Mesh

Isovalent, the company that builds open-source cloud-native networking software that solves networking, security, and observability for modern infrastructure, announced the availability of Cilium Service Mesh.  Users will be able to run the service mesh completely without sidecars while supporting various control plane options. Cilium Service Mesh complements the existing Istio integration based on sidecars that … continue reading

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