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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Akri

This week’s highlighted project is Akri, which is a new project from Microsoft for building a connected edge using Kubernetes. According to Microsoft, the edge is made up of an array of sensors, controllers, and microcontroller units (MCU) that produce data and perform actions. In order for Kubernetes to be a versatile tool for edge … continue reading

Microsoft releases an open-source, cloud-native service mesh

Microsoft is the latest company to release its own service mesh solution. The company announced the open-source project: Open Service Mesh (OSM), a lightweight service mesh that runs on Kubernetes.  “It is no secret that although microservice environments enable portability, allow faster and more frequent deployment cycles, and can even enable organizations to create teams … continue reading

Citrix and Microsoft announce new partnership to provide consistent access to applications from wherever

Citrix and Microsoft announced that they are joining forces to help organizations accelerate the move to the cloud along with the adoption of digital workspaces and virtual desktops. The agreement stems from the widespread move to permanent remote work models and the companies’ goal to rethink how organizations can adapt to new remote ways of … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Cohesity’s subscription pricing, Microsoft’s new VMs, and Centrify’s ServiceNow plugin

Cohesity has announced a consumption-based subscription pricing plan. With the new pricing model, users will only be charged for the data management services used. Prior to this, customers would have to pre-purchase blocks of capacity.  “More companies are embracing a consumption-based approach in order to reduce capital costs and to make adjustments on the fly … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Menlo Security partners with Microsoft, VIAVI and 3Z announce new toolkit, and Harness releases Continuous Efficiency

Menlo Security has announced that it is partnering up with Microsoft through the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). MAPP provides early access to vulnerability information to allow software providers to more quickly provide protections to their customers.  “Menlo Security is pleased to partner with Microsoft to incorporate protections against newly discovered vulnerabilities before they are … continue reading

WANdisco releases LiveData Platform for petabyte scale cloud migration to Microsoft Azure

WANdisco (LSE: WAND), the LiveData company, today announced the limited public preview availability of WANdisco LiveData Platform for Azure, a new service offering available on Microsoft Azure exclusively. The WANdisco LiveData Platform features the company’s patented consensus engine which ensures data consistency, accuracy, and accessibility across any environments, be it on-premises, hybrid (on-premise and cloud), … continue reading

Microsoft unveils Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes preview

Microsoft is giving its Azure users the ability to connect and configure to any Kubernetes cluster. The company announced a preview of Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes, which works across customer data centers, edge locations and multi-cloud.  Azure Arc is the company’s solution for extending Azure services and management to any infrastructure. “With Azure Arc, customers … continue reading

Microsoft announces new IT tools for remote work

Microsoft wants to help IT teams while they are working from home. The company announced the Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Azure Active Directory and the Microsoft Productivity Score.  “The challenges of the work-from-home necessitated by COVID-19 will never be forgotten by anyone, especially in our IT community where 100-hour weeks were necessary to … continue reading

Report: Microsoft has highest number of vulnerabilities, but also highest patch rate

Not all assets are created the same, and the vendor you decide to place the trust of your organization’s security in might be a risky choice. A new report from Kenna Security takes a look at the risk landscape for Microsoft, Linux, and Mac assets. The report, Prioritization to Prediction: Volume 5: In Search of … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Microsoft improves snapshot management, Infoblox integrates with Ciena, and NetApp acquires CloudJumper

Microsoft is making it easier to manage snapshots in Azure Files. With Azure Backup, users can now backup, protect, and share snapshots in a reliable way.  Key benefits of this new service include simple configuration, zero infrastructure needs, a flexible backup policy, comprehensive restore capabilities, protection against accidental deletion, on-demand snapshots, and alerts and reports. … continue reading

Azure Archive Storage now allows priority retrieval of offline data

Microsoft has announced the Azure Archive Storage is being updated with new capabilities based on user usage and feedback. Azure Archive Storage is a solution designed to store rarely accessed data.  “Since launching Azure Archive Storage, we’ve seen unprecedented interest and innovative usage from a variety of industries. Archive Storage is built as a scalable … continue reading

Locating the Microsoft Azure Backup Explorer

ITOps Times news digest: Microsoft Azure Backup Explorer, Elastic Stack 7.6, and Tufin SecureCloud

Microsoft has announced Backup Explorer for Azure is now available as a preview. According to the company, Backup Explorer is a built-in Azure Monitor Workbook that enables users to see real-time monitoring metrics across their entire backup estate.  “Up until now, you could use a Recovery Services vault to get a bird’s eye view of … continue reading

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