Topic: devops

Report: digital transformation initiatives are causing increased adoption of SRE in ITOps

A new study found that the increased need for process automation and SREs has been fueled by companies’ increase in digital transformation initiatives as well as remote and hybrid work policies.  Industries have seen a 90% increase in customer-affecting issues and 68% of businesses reported an increased cost of downtime since the pandemic began.  Now, … continue reading

Kasten by Veeam launches Kubestr open source project

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Kubestr

Kasten by Veeam announced a new community project to help DevOps and PlatformOps optimize Kubernetes storage resources. Kubestr is an open-source project designed to evaluate Kubernetes cluster storage configurations and performance.  While the introduction of Container Storage Interface (CSI) has enabled more cloud-native storage offerings, the company explained there is an overwhelming amount of options … continue reading

xMatters announces new adaptive incident management features

xMatters’ new adaptive incident management feature advancements provide increased automation across each stage of the incident management lifecycle – diagnosis and collaboration, resolution and post-incident learning.  An increase in the number of change-related incidents and the furious speed of new software releases demand more automation be applied across the incident management lifecycle to accelerate actions.  … continue reading

Amazon revealed the DevOps Guru for detecting operational issues

Amazon wants to make it easier for developers and operators to improve application availability with the release of the Amazon DevOps Guru. The new solution automatically detects operational issues and then will recommend a fix.  “Once a behavior is identified as an operational problem or risk, DevOps Guru alerts developers and operators to the details … continue reading

Enterprises require SREs to supplement Ops teams, rather than replace them

Since Google released its Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) book in 2016, the field has gained widespread attention. However, adopting SRE as defined by Google is not as applicable to most organizations as it may seem, according to Sanjeev Sharma, a principal analyst of Accelerated Strategies, who spoke at Catchpoint’s “SRE from Home” virtual event last … continue reading

Puppet announces Relay for cloud-native, event driven automation

Puppet introduced the public beta of Relay, an event-driven automation platform that automates across any cloud infrastructure, tools and APIs that developers, DevOps engineers, and SREs are managing manually currently. “Without a way to manage and automate the flood of events and hundreds of APIs developers use – time, money and mental capital are being … continue reading

Red Hat: Culture change and automation are necessary to create DevOps and SRE teams

In order to bring more effective operational practices, DevOps and site reliability engineering (SRE) teams need to go through a culture change within the organization. Red Hat held its virtual summit this week where it talked about how to reinvent IT Ops as SRE.  According to the company, change can happen by automating processes and … continue reading

Datadog announces Security Monitoring to inject security without disrupting workflows

Datadog has extended its monitoring and analytics platform to security engineers with its new Security Monitoring solution, which will help break down silos between teams.  Key features in Security Monitoring include unified observability and security through over 400 integrations; real-time, out-of-the-box threat detection with turn-key threat Detection Rules; cost-effective data ingestion and analysis; customizable rule-editing; … continue reading

Report: IT spending still increasing despite COVID-19 pandemic

Enterprise IT organizations are still accelerating or maintaining their digital transformation initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent report found 58% of IT leaders expected to significantly or moderately increase annual technology budgets. Additionally, 73% of IT operations and DevOps team leaders are finding value in their digital products and services during this time.  The … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Kubei

Portshift has announced the release of Kubei, an open-source Kubernetes runtime vulnerabilities scanner tool.  According to the company, while there are a lot of options already out there, not all scanners are the same and differ by the number of feeds they consume, updates they product and information they provide.  ‘All tools, however, require some … continue reading

Platform9 announces new SaaS-managed plans for Kubernetes deployment

Platform9 announced new ‘Freedom’ and ‘Growth’ SaaS-managed Kubernetes plans. The new plans enable Kubernetes users and DevOps teams to deploy upstream Kubernetes on any infrastructure of their choice without vendor lock-in or the burden of operational complexity in production. Platform9’s Freedom and Growth plans are aimed at DevOps, ITOps, Platform Engineering, and cloud architects who … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 beta, Keyfactor’s DevOps integrations, and Circonus’ latest investment

Red Hat has released the latest beta version of its enterprise Linux platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.2 focuses on making it easier for users to innovate faster as well as updates the user experience, monitoring and performancing capabilities.  As part of the user experience, the team has streamlined its subscription process, and adds … continue reading

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