Topic: kubernetes

Red Hat to acquire Kubernetes and container security company StackRox

Red Hat has entered into an agreement to acquire StackRox for its container and Kubernetes-native security capabilities. According to Red Hat, bringing StackRox to its container application platform OpenShift will help users build, deploy and securely run apps across the hybrid cloud from a single platform.  In addition, Red Hat plans to use StackRox to … continue reading

Google Cloud donates credits to CNCF for Kubernetes

Google donates $3 million in cloud credits to CNCF to support Kubernetes

Google Cloud is continuing to help fund the Kubernetes project, which it initially created, by donating $3 million in cloud computing credits to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the organization that currently maintains the project.  This grant is a continuation of the company’s behavior since 2018, when it started its commitment of investing $3 … continue reading

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Lens

This week’s highlighted open-source project is Lens, which is an IDE for Kubernetes. It can be used to handle operations, monitoring, development, and debugging in Kubernetes environments.  “Lens provides the full situational awareness for everything that runs in Kubernetes. It’s lowering the barrier of entry for people just getting started and radically improving productivity for … continue reading

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Kubernetes 1.20 now available

The third Kubernetes release of the year, Kubernetes 1.20, is now available. In this release, 11 enhancements moved to stable, 15 moved to beta, and 16 are entering alpha. According to the release team, this is one of the most feature-dense Kubernetes releases in a while.  “What you can takeaway from this is that Kubernetes’ … continue reading

Report: Kubernetes running in over half of container environments

Kubernetes now runs over half of container environments. That is according to a new report from Datadog, which revealed that Kubernetes growth has doubled since 2017, and that it is continuing to grow steadily. Datadog analyzed 1.5 billion containers in use by tens of thousands of its customers to get a sense for how image … continue reading

Mirantis Lens adds extension API to integrate with any Kubernetes component, toolkit or service

The open cloud company behind the popular Lens Kubernetes IDE project, Mirantis, announced a new Extensions API that enables the rapid development of extensions for seamless integration with any Kubernetes-integrated component, toolkit, or service. “The Extension API and Extensions made in collaboration with many popular CNCF projects, opens up the world to Kubernetes developers greatly … continue reading

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: KubeLinter

StackRox has released a new open-source static analysis tool for identifying misconfigurations in Kubernetes deployments. KubeLinter checks YAML files and Helm charts and validates whether they have been configured using security best practices.  StackRox recently conducted a study that found human error as a top cause for Kubernetes security incidents, with misconfigurations contributing to 67% … continue reading

Canonical’s MicroK8s now support high availability clustering

Canonical has announced MicroK8s now supports autonomous high availability (HA) clustering. This gives production workloads in cloud and server deployments more resilience. According to Canonical, high availability is achieved once three or more nodes are clusters and the data store migrates automatically between nodes. Canonical hopes that the increased resilience of HA MicroK8s will benefit … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Shipa Deployment Engine

Shipa recently open-sourced its deployment engine, which was originally designed to help developers deploy and manage cloud-native applications across multiple environments.  The company said it will work with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as the deployment engine’s roadmap evolves in the future.  Shipa’s application-centric deployment engine bridges the gap between continuous integration tools and … continue reading

Rancher 2.5 enables GitOps at scale

The latest release of Rancher is now available. Rancher 2.5 introduces a new installation experience, GitOps at scale for edge clusters, full life cycle management of EKS cluster, and a new security hardened Kubernetes distribution for government customers.  “Exploding on-premise, public cloud and edge Kubernetes use cases are creating massive container sprawl,” said Sheng Liang, … continue reading

Veeam acquires Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery company Kasten

The backup solution provider for cloud data management has announced it is acquiring Kasten for approximately $150 million. Kasten is a provider of Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery solutions. Veeam hopes the acquisition will help strengthen its data protection services, and help businesses with future-ready architectures.  The news comes after Veeam and Kasten’s recent partnership … continue reading

VMworld 2020: Cloud Disaster Recovery, Tanzu updates, Project Monterey, and more

VMware announced a range of solutions and services to help its customers build, run, manage, connect, and protect applications anywhere. These include new projects, acquisitions, and solutions were unveiled at VMWorld 2020.  VMware aims to deliver unified platform for a modern, multi-cloud world In addition to providing wider support for running VMware applications on the … continue reading

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