Topic: cloud

Casting a light on shadow IT: Using a cloud access security broker

Given the increase in remote work and shadow IT usage, perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that the cloud access security broker (CASB) market is exploding. Valued at $8.74 billion in 2020, the CASB market is projected to reach $32.9 billion by 2028—a projected compound annual growth rate of roughly 18% from 2021 to 2028. What … continue reading

Amazon announces new capabilities to enable IPv6 workloads to communicate with IPv4 services

Amazon announced two new capabilities for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Nat gateway and Amazon Route 53. These new capabilities will allow IPv6-only workloads to transparently communicate with IPv4-only services. Amazon announced these capabilities as a response to the difficulty that companies were having with letting workloads continue to communicate with IPv4 services and to … continue reading

Cisco announces new Wi-Fi 6E access points

Cisco revealed new innovations across its portfolio, including high-end Wi-Fi 6E access points, private 5G for the enterprise as a managed service, and new high-powered Catalyst 9000X series switches with Cisco Silicon One. The Wi-Fi 6E access points are from Catalyst and Meraki and offer gigabit performance. According to Cisco, this new offering is the … continue reading

StarlingX R6.0 released by Wind River

StarlingX, the platform that builds out infrastructure from the core to the edge by providing a scalable foundation with OpenStack, has reached its R6.0 release. The platform can be used to build out an organization’s central cloud and can be installed on the edge to manage a smaller pool of resources. In addition, the platform … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Harvester

Harvester, created by SUSE, is an open source modern hyperconverged infrastructure solution that is built on a variety of cloud native solutions, such as Kubernetes, Longhorn and Kubevirt. This week, it was made production-ready and generally available for customers and the open-source community.  Harvester’s latest integration with SUSE Rancher now allows IT operators to access, … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: PowerfulSeal

PowerfulSeal is a testing tool for Kubernetes clusters built by Bloomberg and inspired by Netflix’s Chaos Monkey. The tool, which was first presented at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017, is aimed specifically at Kubernetes, and includes the ability to describe the objects running in each container so that it knows precisely which things it … continue reading

The tradeoffs of moving to the cloud can be alleviated with a hybrid approach

Cloud adoption is at an all-time high, but massive outages, such as last week’s AWS outage have highlighted that there are indeed some tradeoffs that occur when moving to the cloud, such as their applications being unavailable when their cloud provider experiences an outage. Even though systems are designed for reliability — especially at the … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Istio

Istio is an open source service mesh that simplifies observability, traffic management, security, and policy. It extends Kubernetes to establish a programmable, application-aware network using the Envoy service proxy.  Istio 1.12 was recently launched with an improved experience with WebAssembly that allows users to dynamically load custom-built extensions at runtime through an API. The latest … continue reading

ITOps news digest: AWS announces the availability of Amazon EC2 R6i instances, Red Hat bolters partnerships, IOTech partners with Google Cloud

The general availability of Amazon EC2 R6i instances are designed for memory-intensive workloads. ​​Like M6i and C6i instances, these new R6i instances are built on the AWS Nitro System, building blocks that can offload a lot of the traditional virtualization functions to dedicated, delivering high performance, high availability, and highly secure cloud instances. The new … continue reading

Palo Alto Networks launches several new security capabilities

Palo Alto Networks today introduced new products and capabilities including Prisma Cloud 3.0, Cortex eXtended Managed Detection and Response (XMDR) Partner Specialization, and Next-generation CASB. Prisma Cloud 3.0 Prisma Cloud 3.0 is an integrated platform designed to shift security left and to improve a company’s security posture by reducing security risks at runtime.  The solution … continue reading

Cloud Native Guide

The cloud native guide is a listing of cloud-native security tool providers, along with a brief description of their offerings.   … continue reading

Vapor IO’s INZONE Program launched to accelerate 4.0 applications

Vapor IO, the company that created the intelligent infrastructure platform Kinetic Grid, launched INZONE, a program to accelerate industry 4.0 transformation. The first Las Vegas INZONE will host applications and services designed to benefit manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, hotels, convention centers, casinos, telecom service providers, and other nearby businesses, as well as to local governmental entities … continue reading

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