Topic: cloud

NVIDIA SmartNIC released for advanced network offloads and 25/50 Gb/s connectivity

NVIDIA announced the release of NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC, which provides advanced network offloads to accelerate cloud and enterprise workloads.  SmartNIC was designed to handle the needs of modern data centers by providing 25/50 Gb/s Ethernet smart network connections. It extends accelerated computing by leveraging software-defined, hardware-accelerated engines to offload more security and network … continue reading

Confluent announces Elastic Scaling for Apache Kafka and Project Metamorphosis update

Confluent announced Elastic Scaling for Apache Kafka in Confluent Cloud to power real-time applications at scale, as well as new innovations that accelerate how companies can harness the full power of event streaming at any scale as part of Project Metamorphosis.  Under Project Metamorphosis, elastic scaling is the first and foundational step in establishing the … continue reading

IBM and Red Hat tackle 5G edge computing

IBM and Red Hat have announced new solutions designed to prepare companies for the 5G era. The new services and solutions are focused on transitioning edge computing to 5G, and leveraging 5G for crucial use cases such as emergency response, robotic surgery, and connected-vehicle safety features.  “In today’s uncertain environment, our clients are looking to … continue reading

Red Hat announces new solutions to optimize, scale and protect IT operations

Red Hat introduced a number of new updates and offerings targeted at IT operations and shifting global dynamics. The company announced OpenShift virtualization, Red Hat OpenShift 4.4, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes as well as updates to Red Hat Insights and its Ansible Automation Platform.  “Perhaps more than ever before, the unique needs … continue reading

Report: Complexity replaces cost as the number one concern for WAN

Complexity and application performance have grown as the biggest concerns for global IT and network practitioners as modern applications become more distributed across on-premise data centers, multiple public clouds and edge locations. This is according to Aryaka’s 2020 State of the WAN study. “The two are interrelated since complexity negatively impacts application performance and therefore … continue reading

Circonus introduces Kubernetes monitoring solution in Spring 2020 release

Machine data intelligence platform provider Circonus is releasing a new Kubernetes monitoring solution to give IT teams health-based alert capabilities and ability to auto-scale. The monitoring solution is part of the company’s Spring 2020 release, which also features improvements to cloud monitoring, GCP marketplace availability, performance enhancements, and integration with Terraform.  The Kubernetes monitoring solution … continue reading

VMware releases self-driving operations system vRealize Operations Cloud

VMware has announced its self-driving operations system is now available as a software as a service (SaaS) solution. According to the company, VMware vRealize Operations Cloud is designed to improve operational agility, scale, speed and flexibility.  “Enterprises in every stage of their cloud journey are looking for operations solutions that are purpose-built for cloud and … continue reading

StorageOS V2.0 launched to run stateful workloads with Kubernetes at scale

StorageOS announced V2.0 of its software-defined, persistent storage for Kubernetes. Now, by deploying a StorageOS container, enterprises can run stateful workloads with Kubernetes in production at scale.  “Trends in the cloud-native market have shown that users want to run hyper-converged and/or multiple-cluster Kubernetes environments with the underlying storage to support cloud-native workflows and stateful applications,” … continue reading

Palo Alto Networks to acquire cloud-delivered SD-WAN provider CloudGenix

Global cybersecurity leader Palo Alto Networks has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CloudGenix for approximately $420 million. CloudGenix’s portfolio includes an autonomous SD-WAN solution, app performance services, cloud and SaaS adoption services, and network and application visibility.  “CloudGenix’s vision has been to revolutionize branch offices through cloud-delivered Autonomous WANs. With CloudGenix, enterprises gain … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Rancher 2.4, DataStax’s Apache Cassandra Kubernetes operator, and Morpheus Data 4.2

Rancher Labs is releasing the latest version of its Kubernetes management platform. Rancher 2.4 features scalability, management and security capabilities required to help Kubernetes scale to the edge.  Key features include: Support for 2,000 clusters and 100,000 nodes Limited connectivity maintenance with K3s Zero downtime maintenance for RKE Enhanced security with CIS benchmark scanning In … continue reading

Sysdig releases cloud-scale Prometheus monitoring

Sysdig announced cloud monitoring at scale with full Prometheus compatibility that addresses the issues that are holding teams back from the organization-wide adoption of Prometheus monitoring. The company also introduced support for creating dashboards, alerts, and metric analytics based on PromQL, the query language for Prometheus. Sysdig said that because monitoring Kubernetes and microservices can … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: TriggerMesh

TriggerMesh is a cloud-native integration platform built for the serverless world. The open-source project was designed for integrating cloud-native serverless functions or functions-as-a-service.  According to Mark Hinkle, co-founder of TriggerMesh, the solution was inspired by Google’s release of Knative, a Kubernetes-based platform for deploying and managing modern serverless workloads.  RELATED CONTENT: TriggerMesh joins Cloud Native … continue reading

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