Topic: cloud

StarlingX 7.0 released with scalability and stability improvements

The open-source edge computing and IoT cloud platform StarlingX released its latest version. StarlingX 7.0 focuses on improving scalability, security, stability, and flexibility. The solution combines Ceph, OpenStack, Kubernetes, and more to create a full-featured cloud software stack.  StarlingX 7.0 increases the number of subclouds that the Distributed Cloud can manage to 1,000 All-in-One Simplex … continue reading

Harness launches new partner program to help companies move to the cloud

The software delivery company Harness has announced a new partner program to give companies access to trusted managed service providers (MSPs) who can help them manage cloud spend, consumption, and resources. According to Harness, while cloud adoption is a good idea for businesses, it can come with a host of challenges, such as complexity, high … continue reading

Pluralsight offering free access to popular cloud computing certification programs

The upskilling platform Pluralsight has announced a new free offering aimed at closing the cloud skills gap.  According to the company’s State of Upskilling Report, 40% of tech leaders said that cloud computing was their top skill concern. There is currently a high demand for workers with these skills.  Through the end of 2022, video … continue reading

DigitalOcean acquires managed cloud hosting provider Cloudways

The cloud platform DigitalOcean entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cloudways, a managed cloud hosting and SaaS provider for SMBs.  Cloudways offers a wide range of features and services that are designed to make it easy for users to launch and manage their applications in the cloud and it enables users to launch applications … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Antrea

Antrea is a Kubernetes-native project that implements the Container Network Interface (CNI) and Kubernetes NetworkPolicy to provide network connectivity and security for pod workloads. The project enforces the Kubernetes Network Policy API which assigns network traffic filtering rules to pods and extends firewall functionality to the pod edge to enable the nano-segmentation of workloads.  It … continue reading

Qualys adds EASM capabilities to its platform

Qualys announced that it is adding External Attack Surface Management (EASM) capabilities to the Qualys cloud platform to enable security and IT teams to automatically assess their risk posture.  Many factors such as digital transformation, the increased adoption of cloud and IoT, a growing remote workforce and talent shortage have led to a rise in … continue reading

Shoreline.io announces open source solutions library to deliver self-healing infrastructure

The Incident Automation company Shoreline.io announced a collection of Op Packs that make it easier to diagnose and repair common infrastructure incidents in production cloud environments called the Shoreline open source solutions library. The more than 35 free Op Packs cover issues such as JVM memory leaks, filling disks, rogue processes, and stuck Kubernetes pods. … continue reading

CompTIA launches new Linux+ certification exam

The IT certification company CompTIA announced the worldwide release of the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam, which covers the latest foundational skills demanded by hiring managers.  The new exam validates technology professionals’ skills to secure the enterprise, power the cloud, and keep tech systems running.  “As organizations opt for Linux-based solutions to automate and orchestrate critical … continue reading

Red Hat and Ericsson partner to help service providers build multi-vendor networks

Red Hat and Ericsson announced a collaboration for validating network functions and platforms to enable service providers to bring next-generation services to market faster in a multi-vendor scenario.  The companies are immersed in a broader ecosystem collaboration to simplify the integration of different technologies and suppliers since multi-vendor networks require proven interoperability to maintain flexibility … continue reading

Cloudflare expands zero trust platform

Cloudflare announced several new capabilities for Cloudflare One, its Zero Trust SASE platform, including email security protection, data loss prevention tools, cloud access security broker (CASB), and private network discovery. “When I sit with customers, they share that one of the most daunting aspects of Zero Trust security is simply where to begin. Making matters … continue reading

Elastic launches new offering for protecting cloud workloads

Elastic Security for Cloud has been revealed as a new offering for managing cloud risk and protecting cloud workloads.  According to Elastic, this offering extends the capabilities of the existing Elastic Security product to the cloud. “To protect applications and workloads in the cloud, security operations teams require deep visibility across their organizations’ underlying infrastructure … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Starbase

This week’s ITOps Times open-source project of the week is Starbase, a tool that collects assets and relationships from services and systems including cloud infrastructure, SaaS applications, security controls, and more into an intuitive graph view backed by Neo4j. The tool enables users to integrate Neo4j with JupiterOne open-source data ingestion plugins to manage their … continue reading

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