Topic: kubernetes

New Relic FutureStack 2021 unveils updates to Kubernetes, error tracking and network observability

New Relic made a number of new announcements around making observability a data-driven approach and catching errors before they happen at its annual FutureStack 2021 conference this week.  As part of the conference, the company unveiled a brand new Kubernetes experience, powered by Auto-Telemetry with Pixie. Pixie is an open-source observability solution that the company … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Google Datastream, TIBCO Hyperconverged Analytics experience, and KubeSphere Container Platform 3.1

Google this week introduced Datastream, a serverless change data capture (CDC) and replication service that is now available in preview. Users can synchronize heterogeneous databases, storage systems and applications with minimal latency to support real-time analytics, database replication and event-driven architectures. It integrates with purpose-built and extensible Dataflow templates to pull the change streams written … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Longhorn

Longhorn is an open-source distributed block storage system for Kubernetes. It is built using Kubernetes and container primitives, making it cloud-native storage, according to the team.  “Longhorn implements distributed block storage using containers and microservices. Longhorn creates a dedicated storage controller for each block device volume and synchronously replicates the volume across multiple replicas stored … continue reading

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure GoldenGate service is now available

The new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) GoldenGate service is now available as a highly automated, fully managed cloud service that enables customers to design, execute, orchestrate and monitor their data replication and streaming data events. The service uniquely addresses both event-based data integration for operational databases and analytic data stores in one solution and works … continue reading

Why has Kubernetes been so hard to use?

We’ve all seen the recent spate of articles and quotes from different Kubernetes luminaries that point out that Kubernetes is hard to use. I particularly enjoyed this video from David McKay where he summed up these articles with a challenge to the notion that anything that you get from Kubernetes is “free.”  I actually thought … 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

Aqua Security launches Aqua Cloud Native Security Platform for containers and VMs running on Arm devices

Aqua Security launched a new container runtime security solution for Arm 64-bit environments that enables organizations to protect their high-density workloads on platforms such as AWS Graviton2 instances and more.  “Our customers will be able to continue and accelerate their cloud native journey with Aqua’s support for Arm-based architectures. Through our commitment to supporting the … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Flux

Flux is an open-source GitOps project designed to keep Kubernetes clusters in sync with configuration systems as well as automate any new changes to the configuration. It has been with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a Sandbox project since August 2019, and just this week it was voted to move to an incubating … continue reading

Microsoft announces Azure Arc updates

Microsoft added new innovations to Azure Arc, a set of technologies that extends Azure management and services to any infrastructure, including on-premises, multicloud, or at the edge.  Users now have access to Azure Machine Learning, which enables data scientists and developers to build, deploy and manage machine learning (ML) models. Customers can train ML models … continue reading

GKE Autopilot takes managed Kubernetes to new heights

Google is adding new ways to work with its Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) with a new operations solution for managed Kubernetes. GKE Autopilot manages infrastructure so teams can focus on their software.  “Until now, Kubernetes still involved a fair bit of manual assembly and tinkering to optimize it for your needs,” Drew Bradstock, group product … continue reading

Red Hat software now available on IBM Power Systems

IBM announced the availability of Red Hat software on IBM Power Systems and new IBM Power Systems hardware. Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Power Virtual Server leverages OpenShift’s bare metal installer, Red Hat Runtimes, and newly certified Red Hat Ansible Content Collections. Also, the new IBM Private Cloud Rack Solution provides clients with an optimized, … continue reading

Rapid7 acquires Kubernetes security provider Alcide

Rapid7 acquired the Kubernetes provider Alcide to help its customers rapidly adopt and secure cloud environments.  Alcide provides Kubernetes security fully integrated into the DevOps lifecycle and processes so that business applications can be rapidly deployed while also protecting cloud environments from malicious attacks, according to Brian Johnson, the SVP of Cloud Security Practice at … continue reading

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