Topic: cloud

ITOps Times news digest: Cloud-native apps lack security, Azure Sentinel, and Cloudflare’s Browser Insights

A recently released report from the IT analysis and research firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG )revealed very few companies are using good security practices to protect their cloud-native apps. According to the report, only 8 percent of respondents are securing 75 percent or more of their apps with DevSecOps practices. Sixty-eight percent of companies plan … continue reading

Best practices for mitigating insider threats in the cloud

Although cloud vendors like Microsoft are generally responsible for protecting their infrastructures against attacks and even offer additional security services (e.g., the Microsoft 365 Security Center) to help customers with data protection, companies need their own controls as well. Why? Many different types of cloud users put corporate data at risk, including IT teams, managers … continue reading

VMware scoops up cloud-native companies Pivotal and Carbon Black

VMware has officially announced it will be acquiring cloud-native platform provider Pivotal for $2.7 billion. The company first revealed it was in talks with Pivotal earlier this month. The acquisition will help the company grow its Kubernetes offerings. Pivotal recently launched Pivotal Spring Runtime for Kubernetes and is working on Pivotal Application Service for Kubernetes. … continue reading

IT Ops news digest: OpenPOWER comes to the Linux Foundation, Storj Labs V3 beta, and Sisense cloud-native architecture

IBM has announced the OpenPOWER Foundation will move under the Linux Foundation. The foundation believes in collaboration with the open-source community to advance open hadware technology and accelerate opportunity.  In addition, the company is opening the POWER Instructuion Set Architecture to help hardware and software work together on POWER. IBM will also contribute other technologies … continue reading

Splunk to acquire cloud monitoring company SignalFx for $1.05 billion

Splunk is taking its cloud offerings to new heights with the acquisition of real-time cloud monitoring for infrastructure, microservices, and applications solution provider SignalFx. The company has agreed to acquire SignalFx for approximately $1.05 billion.  According to Splunk, once the deal closes it will be focused on APM at every stage of an organization’s cloud … continue reading

IT Ops Times news digest: CNCF archives rkt, Rancher Labs Platinum Partner Program, and Singularity Enterprise

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced it has voted to archive the rkt project. The project is an application container engine that was developed by CoreOS for cloud-native environments. According to the CNCF, while rkt was popular when it was created in December 2014, user adoption has severely declined.  CNCF hosts other container runtime … continue reading

How Coexistence Offers a New Strategy for Seamless Cloud-to-Cloud Migrations

The advantages of cloud computing have proven themselves in business practices. What organization wouldn’t want to lower capital expenditures and realize greater elasticity to grow its business? The benefits are many and companies have adopted accordingly. The RightScale 2019 State of the Cloud report from Flexera showed 94 percent of respondents rely on the cloud, … continue reading

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Unravel launches new cloud assessment tool for migrations

Unravel Data has announced a new cloud assessment tool that will help organizations move their workloads to the cloud. The solution is available for Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud. According to the company, this new tool offers details of the source environment and its applications, identifies suitable workloads for the cloud and determines optimal cloud … continue reading

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Think through your path to modernization and the cloud

The cloud is not a yes/no question – but, if it were, the answer is yes. Yes, cloud resources can help companies to modernize their systems and gain access to capabilities they never had before. Unless you work for a Fortune 100 company that has made considerable investments in building cloud-like data centers, you can’t … continue reading

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The secret to cloud-native computing: ‘Less is more’

Hybrid IT. Hyperconverged infrastructure. Multicloud. Containers and microservices. It seems that the entire IT infrastructure landscape is advancing so quickly, it might as well be lava under our feet. It is imperative that we find some island, some core of stability, lest the shifting magma of innovation and disruption burn us to a crisp. The … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud, Google Cloud responds to outage, and Postmates open sources Configurable Horizontal Pod Autoscaler

IBM has announced the general release of its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). According to IBM, VPC allows customers to “manage virtual machine-based compute, storage, and networking resources in a private, secure space you define.” VPC provides the logic isolation and security offered by private clouds, while also providing the availability, cost-effectiveness, and scalability of the … continue reading

Microsoft and Oracle aim to make cloud interoperability a reality

Two rival cloud providers are teaming up to bring hybrid and multi-cloud deployment to fruition. Microsoft and Oracle today announced a new partnership that will connect Microsoft Azure to the Oracle Cloud. “The majority of large enterprises around the world use both Oracle and Microsoft solutions to power their businesses, running these solutions side-by-side in … continue reading

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