Topic: containers

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

Automation, the key to digital transformation

Nowadays customers have high expectations of (online) services and what a business can (or should) deliver. To meet up to those high expectations, businesses need to transform the way they work and think and even their organizational culture. This involves major changes in day-to-day operations. As a result of these changes, customer value will increase. … continue reading

6 Best Practices for Creating a Container Platform Strategy

Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders globally are facing demand from the C-level to use containers to speed up application delivery. But the rapid adoption of container technology does not necessarily mean that it is a fit for every organization. Containers can help enterprises modernize legacy applications and create new cloud-native applications that are both scalable … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Morpheus Data 4.0, OpsRamp’s partner program, and Elastic Cloud Enterprise 2.3

Morpheus Data has updated its cloud management platform with a new unified multi-cloud and container management platform. According to the company, this will help users easily build, manage and utilize Kubernetes clusters, simplify management of hybrid-cloud Kubernetes, and reduce risk and costs.  The platform includes the Morpheus Kubernetes Service, ability to access public cloud Kubernetes … continue reading

Kubernetes 1.15 focuses on continuous improvement

Kubernetes 1.15 is now available with 26 new improvements, 3 stable features, 13 beta features and 10 alpha features. This is the second release of the container orchestration tool in 2019. The main themes of this release included continuous improvement and extensibility. For continuous improvement, the release features improved test coverage, a stable core feature … continue reading

Report: Security is the biggest concern for those running containers

While container adoption continues to accelerate, companies continue to struggle with things like security and data management. Portworx’s annual Container Adoption Survey showed that 87 percent of respondents were running containers, which is up from just 55 percent in 2017 and from 80 percent in 2018. Of those, 90 percent were running containers in production. … continue reading

Docker suffers from race condition flaw

It has been revealed that all Docker versions are vulnerable to a symlink-race attack. A CVE-2018-15664 vulnerability was found by software engineer Aleksa Sarai who submitted the bug to the Docker security team. “The basic premise of this attack is that FollowSymlinkInScope suffers from a fairly fundamental TOCTOU attack. The purpose of FollowSymlinkInScope is to … continue reading

premium Container Security Guide

ITOps Times Container Security Buyer’s Guide Sections: Moving parts mean more complexity Containing App Vulnerabilities “Doomsday” flaw found in RunC underscores potential for critical container vulnerabilities 9 security best practices for Kubernetes you should be following A guide to container security tools … continue reading

NeuVector announces new container security risk scores

NeuVector has announced new capabilities that will enable security teams to assess how secure containers are. In its new dashboard, NeuVector will provide security risk scores that will summarize risk factors and offer recommendations on how to improve the score. The score will be comprised of the risk of east-west attacks, ingress and egress connections, … continue reading

Google previews new Knative-based managed Kubernetes service

Google Cloud is adding a complete managed serverless offering that handles all forms of infrastructure management for DevOps teams, taking low-level programming and deployment tasks off of their hands. The new Google Cloud Run, launched at this week’s Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco, aims to let developers move any type of code into … continue reading

CRI-O now an incubating project at the CNCF

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has accepted a new project to its incubator. CRI-O is a lightweight implementation of the Kubernetes Container Runtime Interface (CRI). It was designed to enable the use of the Open Container Initiative (OCI) runtimes and images, the CNCF explained. “CNCF hosts a variety of container runtimes and we’re excited … continue reading

Uber’s Peloton resource management utility released as open-source

Uber Engineering released its resource scheduling and management utility Peloton as open source today. According to company engineers, Peloton was developed to fill a missing niche in Uber’s internal software suite, allowing web-scale compute cluster management, resulting in improved resource utilization across its infrastructure. Min Cai, Compute Cluster Platform senior staff engineer at Uber, and … continue reading

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