Topic: cloud

Sequitur Labs expands EmSPARK Security Suite with Base and Advanced packages

Sequitur Labs announced two new options for its EmSPARK Security Solutions with both Base and Advanced packages that allows manufacturers to secure embedded designs for IoT protection. The Sequitur Labs product was essentially broken into two different offerings for people at different stages of their embedded security development.  The Base package provides the essential security … continue reading

GKE Autopilot takes managed Kubernetes to new heights

Google is adding new ways to work with its Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) with a new operations solution for managed Kubernetes. GKE Autopilot manages infrastructure so teams can focus on their software.  “Until now, Kubernetes still involved a fair bit of manual assembly and tinkering to optimize it for your needs,” Drew Bradstock, group product … continue reading

Rapid7 acquires Kubernetes security provider Alcide

Rapid7 acquired the Kubernetes provider Alcide to help its customers rapidly adopt and secure cloud environments.  Alcide provides Kubernetes security fully integrated into the DevOps lifecycle and processes so that business applications can be rapidly deployed while also protecting cloud environments from malicious attacks, according to Brian Johnson, the SVP of Cloud Security Practice at … continue reading

IBM acquires Taos for hybrid cloud consulting

IBM has entered in an agreement to acquire cloud professional and managed services company Taos. According to the company, this will help advance its migration and cloud transformation efforts.  “Taos adds the deep expertise, public cloud partnerships and innovative solutions needed to drive growth and adoption of IBM’s hybrid cloud platform throughout the Americas,” said … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: CloudStack

Apache CloudStack is an open-source, Java-based software project for deploying and managing large networks of virtual machines (VMs). It makes VMs highly available, scalable Infrastructure as a Service cloud computing platforms. It is currently hosted by the Apache Software Foundation as a top-level project, and used to offer public cloud services, provide an on-premises private … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Crossplane

Crossplane is an open-source Kubernetes add-on that is currently hosted at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a sandbox project. It is designed to extend clusters with the ability to provision, manage cloud infrastructure, services and apps.  “We built Crossplane to help organizations build their clouds like the cloud vendors build theirs—with a control plane. … continue reading

IT Ops Times news digest: Nobl9’s SLO platform now in beta, Pulumi’s round of funding for cloud engineering and Wipro and IBM team up on hybrid cloud

Nobl9 announced the public beta of its service level objective (SLO) platform for site reliability engineers. It aims to transform reliability metrics into actionable business KPIs. In addition, it works with Datadog and New Relic to collect critical metrics.  “Every company—and especially companies who deliver software—must make wise resource allocation decisions and balance tradeoffs between … continue reading

Cloud Foundry announces project updates around Kubernetes

Today, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced cf-for-k8s release, KubeCF 2.5 and Stratos 4.2 to ensure that Cloud Foundry’s architecture includes the most modern and cloud-native infrastructure technology.  Cf-for-k8s is a Kubernetes-native distribution of Cloud Foundry that blends the Cloud Foundry developer API with popular Kubernetes technologies including Istio, Envoy, Fluentd, and Kubernetes.  Version 1.0 also … continue reading

IBM is splitting its managed infrastructure services unit into a new company

IBM’s Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division is splitting into a new public company currently referred to as NewCo.  The separation is expected to be achieved as a tax-free spin-off to IBM shareholders, and completed by the end of 2021. While IBM will focus on its open hybrid cloud platform, AI … continue reading

VMworld 2020: Cloud Disaster Recovery, Tanzu updates, Project Monterey, and more

VMware announced a range of solutions and services to help its customers build, run, manage, connect, and protect applications anywhere. These include new projects, acquisitions, and solutions were unveiled at VMWorld 2020.  VMware aims to deliver unified platform for a modern, multi-cloud world In addition to providing wider support for running VMware applications on the … continue reading

The Cloud Security Alliance releases new insights into the top cloud computing threats

In an effort to help secure cloud computing environments, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has released the Top‌ ‌Threats‌ ‌to‌ ‌Cloud‌ ‌Computing:‌ ‌Egregious‌ 11‌ Deep‌ ‌Dive‌ report. The report takes a deep look at the challenges of cloud computing as well as looks into nine recent cybersecurity attacks and breaches.  “These anecdotes will let cybersecurity … continue reading

SentinelOne announces Automated Application Control Engine to secure cloud and containerized workloads

SentinelOne has released a new automated application control engine that is designed to secure cloud and containerized workloads without human intervention. The automated engine eliminates the need to manually maintain allow-lists, which preserves cloud and container workload’s immutable states while also defending against malware, cryptojacking, and zero-day threats. “It is critical to defend cloud and … continue reading

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