Topic: data

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Vineyard

Vineyard is an in-memory data manager designed specifically for data-heavy analytics.  It uses shared memory to efficiently share data across different systems without needing to do serialization and deserialization. It employs a zero-copy method for sharing, which helps to avoid I/O overhead costs.  According to the project maintainers, Vineyard is ideal for complex cloud-native environments, … continue reading

Kyndryl and Cloudflare partner to accelerate Zero Trust Security

Kyndryl and Cloudflare have announced an expansion of their partnership aimed at enabling enterprises to migrate and manage networks for multi-cloud connectivity and comprehensive network security.  This partnership leverages Kyndryl’s consulting services and expertise in enterprise networking, security, and resiliency, alongside Cloudflare’s connectivity cloud that integrates security, performance, and cloud flexibility.  Initially partnering in May … continue reading

MinIO launches new features for scaling up infrastructure to support AI workloads

MinIO announced the MinIO Enterprise Object Store, a new product that enables the creation and management of exabyte-scale data infrastructure for commercial customers. The MinIO Enterprise Object Store is expressly designed for the performance and scale challenges introduced by massive AI workloads. It’s available to new and existing MinIO customers and carries a commercial license. … continue reading

Pure Storage announces new self-service storage management

Pure Storage announced new self-service features for its Pure1 storage management platform and Evergreen portfolio. These enhancements are part of the company’s ongoing effort to offer valuable, software-based solutions through a unified platform experience to its global customer base.  This strategic shift underscores Pure Storage’s commitment to adapting to the changing needs of modern enterprises, … continue reading

Sumo Logic announces new pricing model

Sumo Logic has unveiled Sumo Logic Flex Licensing, a log analytics pricing plan that provides free, unlimited log data ingest, enabling developer, security, and operations teams to collect and analyze crucial data throughout their enterprise.  This pricing strategy eliminates a typical cost obstacle for analytics, enabling customers to leverage their increasing data volumes fully. The … continue reading

IBM unveils LinuxONE 4 Express

IBM has introduced the IBM LinuxONE 4 Express, a new pre-configured rack mount system tailored to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as well as new data center environments.  This system is designed to deliver the latest performance, security, and AI capabilities of the LinuxONE platform, providing cost savings and simplifying the … continue reading

Google Cloud waives all “exit fees” globally

Google Cloud has implemented a policy to enable easier data migration for customers wishing to transfer their data from Google Cloud to other providers or on-premises systems. This policy removes network data transfer fees, making it more accessible for customers to switch cloud services globally. However, Google Cloud points out that this new policy doesn’t … continue reading

Report: Automation issues drive breaches in SLAs

Ninety percent of participants in Broadcom’s recent research survey acknowledged that issues in automation are directly contributing to breaches in Service Level Agreements (SLAs). These breaches are not just isolated incidents but a recurring theme that is impacting businesses significantly. On top of that, 61% report SLA breaches monthly or more frequently. The direct consequences … continue reading

NIST identifies cyberattacks that manipulate AI behavior

The recent publication by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their partners highlights a significant vulnerability in AI/ML systems: the susceptibility to adversarial attacks.  NIST states that the challenge is that training data for AI systems may not always be reliable in a blog post. The data often comes from online sources … continue reading

Veeam expands backup capabilities for Microsoft 365

Veeam Software is now simplifying the process for customers to safeguard Microsoft 365 through Cirrus by Veeam, which is a Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) offering. It aims to provide Microsoft customers with effective data protection and ransomware recovery capabilities. This solution, building on Veeam’s track record of protecting almost 18 million Microsoft 365 users, includes support for … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: FOCUS

The FinOps Cost and Usage Specification (FOCUS) provides consistency and standardization to cloud cost data. It helps companies visualize the value of cloud services and transforms complex billing data into a simple standardized schema.  FOCUS simplifies multi-cloud billing data, enhances reporting consistency across various vendors, and streamlines FinOps capabilities such as allocation, chargeback, budgeting, forecasting, … continue reading

CrowdStrike Falcon Go update stops ransomware attacks and prevents data breaches

CrowdStrike unveiled a significant update for CrowdStrike Falcon Go, aimed at providing enhanced cybersecurity protection for small and medium businesses (SMBs). This release is designed to effectively combat ransomware attacks and prevent data breaches, offering improved security measures for organizations in this size category. “Cyberattacks and ransomware should be words that no SMB should ever … continue reading

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