Topic: cloud

AWS CloudFormation introduces the ability to disable automatic rollback

A new update in AWS CloudFormation enables users to quickly retry stack operations from the point of failure.  CloudFormation is an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) service that offers users an easy way to model a collection of related AWS and third-party resources, provision them quickly and consistently, and manage them throughout their life cycles. Previously, … continue reading

wasmCloud joins CNCF as Sandbox project

The WebAssembly pioneer Cosmonic today announced that the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has accepted its universal application runtime for building cloud-native applications with WebAssembly that can run anywhere as its latest Sandbox project.  The key features of the runtime called wasmCloud include faster development time and lower lifetime maintenance, high portability, near-native performance, a … 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

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Apache Libcloud

Apache Libcloud is a Python library for interacting with many of the popular cloud service providers using a unified API.  It helps users avoid vendor lock-in, uses the same API to talk to many different providers, has more than 30 supported providers total, and contains six main APIs. Libcloud supports Python version 3.5 and onwards. … continue reading

DH2i launches free DxEnterprise & DxOdyssey Developer Editions

DH2i announced the launch of developer editions of its DxEnterprise and DxOdyssey software, which offer free licenses for non-production use and trials.  DxEnterprise enables users to manage and ensure high availability (HA) for a variety of workloads such as SQL Server at the instance level and also SQL Server availability groups inside or outside containers.  … continue reading

Kong Mesh 1.4 released with new load balancing pattern

Kong released version 1.4 of its enterprise-grade service mesh built on top of CNCF’s Kuma and Envoy.  The new release of Kong Mesh 1.4 enables modern, decentralized, and portable load balancing that works across every cloud, including Kubernetes and VMs, and local development machines that improve accuracy and replicability, according to the company.  The company … continue reading

5 tips for securely adopting infrastructure as code

Infrastructure as code (IaC) allows us to design, build, deploy, and manage cloud infrastructure in code, rather than clicking through a cloud provider’s UI or having a long list of CLI commands. IaC—especially declarative IaC—simplifies the process of configuring a resource by defining the end state of what you want to be created and the … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Storj

Storj DCS which stands for Decentralized Cloud Storage was released in late April as a tool for users to automatically encrypt all files before being uploaded so that the data is only in the right hands.  Files processed with Storj are encrypted, split into pieces, and stored on geographically diverse Nodes, and every file is … continue reading

CSA releases Cloud Threat Modeling guide

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has released a new Cloud Threat Modeling guide to help provide guidance on threat modeling for cloud applications, their services, and related security decisions.  The guide was written by the CSA Top Threats Working Group. The group hopes that the Cloud Threat Modeling guide will provide organizations with an up-to-date … continue reading

Logz.io announces partnership with Microsoft

The open-source observability platform provider Logz.io announced a new strategic partnership with Microsoft Azure to streamline monitoring and observability workflows for cloud developers.  Azure users can now deploy the Logz.io platform directly from the Azure Console just with the click of a button. Logz.io’s unique approach to monitoring and observability combines open source tools such … 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

Google Cloud now indicates which regions have the lowest carbon impact

Google Cloud now indicates the regions with the lowest carbon impact inside Cloud Console location selectors for Cloud Run and Datastream.  Regions that have a CFE percentage of at least 75% will be featured as a “Lowest CO2” region or a grid carbon intensity of no more than 200 gCO2eq/kWh.During pre-release tests, users were 19% … continue reading

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