Topic: itops

Report: Physical infrastructure to remain important even as cloud adoption grows

Cloud technologies are an increasingly important aspect of the technology industry, but physical infrastructure will still remain important too. This is according to the latest  “Trends in ITOps 2021 Survey” by Tribe29, the organization responsible for the Checkmk IT monitoring solution. Of those surveyed, 79% said that they expect monitoring cloud assets will become more … continue reading

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management 2.3 released

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes offers tighter integration with the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform that fuses modern management capabilities with traditional and hybrid IT environments. The integration is designed to accelerate the automation and cohesion between cloud-native clusters, VMs and traditional infrastructure with streamlined tooling and coordination.  RELATED TOPICS: Red Hat to … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cluster API

Cluster API is a Kubernetes sub-project focused on providing declarative APIs and tooling to simplify provisioning, upgrading, and operating multiple Kubernetes clusters. The project was started by the Kubernetes Special Interest Group (SIG) Cluster Lifecycle to automate cluster lifecycle management for platform operators. At first, the SIG working group started kubeadm to address a set … continue reading

Catchpoint 2021 SRE report cover

Report: Cloud application monitoring remains the biggest challenge for SREs

Just over half of SREs (53%) said that the number one cloud application monitoring challenge is unified visibility across the stack. Organizations are looking toward AI and machine learning to solve these problems, but adoption of AIOps is slow. This is according to the 2021 SRE Report that was conducted by the digital experience monitoring … continue reading

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

Google announces BeyondCorp Enterprise, its new zero trust product offering

Google announced the release of BeyondCorp Enterprise which extends and replaces BeyondCorp Remote Access for companies to start their own zero-trust implementation.  The solution includes non-disruptive, agentless support through the Chrome Browser, access to Google’s global network, and the entire surface area is protected by Google’s scalable DDoS protection service, which has been proven to … continue reading

Longhorn extends Kubernetes-native storage capabilities to support edge deployments

SUSE, a global leader in true open source innovation and owner of the Rancher container management platform, today celebrates the release of Longhorn 1.1. Longhorn has been a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Sandbox project since October 2019. Since becoming generally available in June 2020, Longhorn adoption has increased by +235% to become a mainstay … continue reading

IBM is splitting its managed infrastructure services unit into a new company

IBM’s Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division is splitting into a new public company currently referred to as NewCo.  The separation is expected to be achieved as a tax-free spin-off to IBM shareholders, and completed by the end of 2021. While IBM will focus on its open hybrid cloud platform, AI … continue reading

Report: More than half of IT teams need improved technology to support remote work

A little more than half of IT teams need improved technology to support a remote workforce and learning environments, according to the new 2020 Pulse report. The areas that need more improvement include better end-user portals for managing inquiries, improved tools for managing remote teams, and increased insight to manage work and resource allocations. When … continue reading

ITOps Open Source Project of the Week: Gemini

The open source project Gemini aims to solve a problem that has frustrated developers since Kubernetes was introduced: the inability to run databases or persistent storage in Kubernetes. To fix this, Kubernetes enablement company Fairwinds built Gemini on the VolumeSnapshot API. The new solution creaties a more robust and user-friendly interface that allows for automated … 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

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

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