Topic: containers

Expanded Prometheus support coming to Sysdig Monitor

Container monitoring solution provider Sysdig announced expanded support for the open-source Prometheus monitoring system in their flagship Sysdig Monitor software. Announced late last month, Sysdig will be introducing support subscriptions for users’ self-hosted Prometheus environments, giving users direct assistance with managing the performance measuring and monitoring platform. “Overall, our philosophy is to be open by … continue reading

IBM releases Kubernetes on bare metal nodes

IBM is widening the potential of Kubernetes for its developers by allowing them to create and run complex workloads with managed Kubernetes on bare metal cloud infrastructure. According to the company, this will also help provide agility and flexibility to data, apps and workloads with high computing performance. “This gives developers greater control over where … continue reading

Kublr launches self-service control plane for Kubernetes deployments

Kublr has announced the latest version of its Kubernetes platform. Kublr 1.8 now features a self-service control plane for enabling Kubernetes deployment and management. It allows organizations to deploy Kubernetes at scale right out-of-the-box without needing extensive Kubernetes expertise on hand. “There has been an increasing demand for faster application deployment and delivery leading to … continue reading

VMware announces Kubernetes-based container service

Pivotal and VMware have announced the general availability of its Kubernetes-based container service Pivotal Container Service (PKS). The two companies along with Google Cloud announced it would be collaborating on PKS at a VMware conference in August. The initial version was released late last year. “As you evaluate your enterprise software portfolio, you’re going to have app … continue reading

Portworx announces new open source storage orchestration solution for DevOps teams

Portworx has announced the release of STORK, its new open-source Storage Orchestration Runtime for Kubernetes solution. STORK was developed in collaboration with customers running large-scale stateful applications in production who were looking to address operational issues. “We listened carefully to our enterprise customers and built STORK to solve critical efficiency limitations that enterprises running stateful applications … continue reading

ZeroStack Enhances IT Visibility in Self-Driving Cloud Platform

ZeroStack, Inc., creators of a self-driving on-premises cloud, today unveiled new host-based metrics that enable better, more proactive IT management of its cloud platform. Cloud administrators can now define and enable alerting policies based on the status of physical hosts. Alerting policies can be defined on specific host-based CPU utilization, storage, network bandwidth, and other … continue reading

What organizations need to know about IT security risk management

Organizations have a rather funny and paradoxical relationship with IT security. Basically, nobody really wants to dedicate resources to their security needs until something bad happens. I think a big part of the challenge is that the notion of IT security can leave business decision makers feeling a little overwhelmed, especially when faced with the … continue reading

IT transformation can be a monster

Frankenstein is a monster. IT can harm the people who created it. Ergo, IT is a monster. Taking a software tool from this vendor, hardware from another vendor, using a cloud-based storage and network system, can often lead to problems not foreseen by those who approved that approach. “There’s a new philosophy of how IT … continue reading

Microsoft to acquire file storage provider Avere Systems

Microsoft has agreed to acquire file storage provider, Avere Systems. Avere Systems offers NFS and SMB file-based storage for Linux and Windows clients, whether they are running in cloud, hybrid, or on-premise environments. According to the company, Avere provides low-latency data access to data center storage resources. It allows customers to share computer and storage resources … continue reading

What dev should know about IT Ops

Operations is going through a fundamental shift as infrastructure itself shifts from hardware to software.  The “software-defined” future has arrived and it’s something enterprises must embrace if they want to deliver Internet-scale applications and pivot as quickly as today’s business environment requires.   Software-defined architecture uses a virtualization layer to optimize the use of resources. … continue reading

3 data center predictions for 2018

The move to digital business platforms is compelling infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to rethink their data center strategies. Digital business platforms like artificial intelligence (AI), which encompasses machine learning (ML), deep neural networks (DNN) and the Internet of Things (IoT), are driving requirements for agile and scalable compute infrastructures In 2018 I&O leaders should … continue reading

Infrastructure terminology you should know

Infrastructure is changing quickly. Specifically, it’s being virtualized like everything else historically done only in hardware. “Software-defined” is one of the biggest infrastructure trends, not just for compute, but also storage and networks. Developers should know something about these concepts so they understand the environment in which their applications will run. Being familiar with these … continue reading

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