Topic: open source

Red Hat Enterprise Linux now available at no cost to open source organizations

Red Hat has announced a new no-cost program designed to meet the needs of open-source projects and organizations. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for Open Source Infrastructure aims to provide a simpler documented process for projects, communities, standards bodies and not-for-profit software groups dealing with open source.  “Supporting the open source software ecosystem is a … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: ClusterDuck Protocol

ClusterDuck Protocol is an open-source firmware for wireless IoT devices to build communications, sensors, and custom networks.  The ClusterDuck Protocol (CDP) was created by Project OWL in response to the breakdown of communication following Hurricane Maria which destroyed cell towers and generators. The project was built to restore the 1% of communication that is essential … continue reading

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: pfSense

This week’s featured project of the week is pfSense, a free network firewall distribution. It is based on the FreeBSD operating system, includes a custom kernel and provides the same or more functionality of common commercial firewalls with no artificial limitations.  It is currently used around the world from companies like Check Point, Cisco PIX, … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: CloudStack

Apache CloudStack is an open-source, Java-based software project for deploying and managing large networks of virtual machines (VMs). It makes VMs highly available, scalable Infrastructure as a Service cloud computing platforms. It is currently hosted by the Apache Software Foundation as a top-level project, and used to offer public cloud services, provide an on-premises private … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Podman

Podman is a tool for managing OCI containers and pods that are made from groups of containers. It provides APIs for managing containers, pods, container images, and more.  Podman’s GitHub documentation states that the project is based on libpod, a library for container lifecycle management that is also contained in this repository.  The latest 2.2.1 … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Crossplane

Crossplane is an open-source Kubernetes add-on that is currently hosted at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a sandbox project. It is designed to extend clusters with the ability to provision, manage cloud infrastructure, services and apps.  “We built Crossplane to help organizations build their clouds like the cloud vendors build theirs—with a control plane. … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Contour

Contour is a high-performance ingress controller for Kubernetes which provides the control plane for the Envoy edge and service proxy.​ Contour is currently listed as a Cloud Native Computing Foundation Incubating project meaning it has to cross over from being used by the early majority to the late majority before graduating.  The project supports dynamic … 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

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Knative

Knative is an open-source Kubernetes-based platform for building, deploying and managing modern serverless workloads. It is designed for developer productivity and handles the complex details of deploying and managing cloud-native services. According to the team, the project is focused on API with higher level abstractions; stands up secure and stateless services in seconds; provides loosely … continue reading

Linux Foundations shows progress with its LF edge and LF networking umbrella organizations

The Linux Foundation umbrella projects LF Edge and LF Networking have reached new milestones that highlight trends that set the stage for next-generation technology. “Indicative of what’s coming next, our communities are laying the groundwork for markets like cloud native, 5G, and edge to explode in terms of open deployments,” said Arpit Joshipura, the general … continue reading

Red Hat releases OpenShift Container Storage 4.5

The key features of Red Hat’s newly released OpenShift Container Storage 4.5 include external mode support for shared storage with Red Hat Ceph Storage, support for VMs and applications on OpenShift, and more.  By enabling deterministic performance for data workloads such as archives, data lakes, and databases  like PostgreSQL, Data Warehouses, and IBM Db2 Warehouse, … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Operator Framework

This week’s featured open-source project is a toolkit designed to manage Kubernetes native applications in an automated and scalable way. The Operator Framework was first introduced in 2018 by CoreOS who saw a high barrier to entry for building Kubernetes applications.  More recently, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced the Operator Framework was joining as … continue reading

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