Topic: cloud

Virtual Instruments rebrands as Virtana to focus on the next generation of IT operations

The AIOps company Virtual Instruments is rebranding itself as Virtana and releasing a new cloud monitoring solution this week. According to the company, the rebranding signifies its focus on using AIOps approaches for hybrid IT infrastructure management.   The newly announced cloud cost optimization and monitoring solution CloudWisdom is designed to help companies plan, analyze and … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Microsoft open sources the Open Application Model, CockroachDB gets Red Hat Container Certification, and Pensando emerges from stealth

Microsoft and Alibaba Cloud have announced the Open Application Model (OAM), a new open-source project under the Open Web Foundation. OAM is meant to provide an open standard for developers building and operating apps on Kubernetes. “OAM is a specification for describing applications so that the application description is separated from the details of how … continue reading

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Puppet’s Project Nebula for cloud-native apps comes to public beta

Infrastructure automation and delivery provider Puppet announced the public beta release of Project Nebula at Puppetize PDX this week. Project Nebula is designed to provide a single deployment workflow solution for cloud-native and serverless technologies. “We’ve been working closely with our private beta participants to understand their deployment workflows and pain points. Everyone we’ve interviewed … continue reading

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VMware completes acquisition of cloud-native endpoint protection provider Carbon Black

VMware has officially acquired Carbon Black for $2.1 billion. The company first announced plans to take on the cloud-native endpoint protection provider at the end of August.  “Carbon Black brings us an industry-leading endpoint and workload security platform, with a cloud-native architecture, an AI-powered data lake and a smart, lightweight agent,” said Sanjay Poonen, chief … continue reading

IT Ops Times news digest: Splunk closes acquisition of SignalFx, StackRox Kubernetes Security Platform, and OutSystems’ new capabilities

Splunk has announced the acquisition of the cloud monitoring provider SignalFx is now completed. The company first announced plans to acquire SignalFx in August. The price of the transaction was approximately $1.05 billion.  “We live in a cloud-first world, where developers must have the ability to monitor and observe cloud-native infrastructure and applications in real-time, … continue reading

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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