Topic: open source

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Netdata

This week’s highlighted open-source project is Netdata, which provides real-time performance and health monitoring of systems and applications. According to its documentation, it acts as a metrics collector, time-series database, metrics visualizer, and alarms notification engine. All of these different features are “packaged together in a very flexible, extremely modular, distributed application,” the documentation states. … continue reading

Linux Foundation and ETSI find common ground

The Linux Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ETSI, a creator of IT global standards and the EU-registered European Standards Organization (ESO). The organizations agree that joint communication between code collaborators and the standards community is necessary to foster the collation of open source and standards. Faster information-sharing with the standards community will expedite … continue reading

Rancher Labs launches Submariner for multi-cluster network connectivity

Rancher Labs is announcing a new open-source project designed to enable direct networking between Kubernetes clusters. Submariner is a network connectivity solution designed to overcome the barriers to connectivity when it comes to Kubernetes clusters. The team explained Submariner was created for network connectivity among microservices deployed in multiple Kubernetes clusters. Submariner provides a way … continue reading

The Linux Foundation to unite network automation and cloud-native communities

The Linux Foundation has announced a new collaboration between the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the LF Networking community at the Open Networking Summit in Europe today. As part of the collaboration, the foundation will help with the migration of Virtual Network Functions (VFN) to Cloud-native Functions (CNFs). According to the foundation, networks need to … continue reading

Cortex becomes CNCF project

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has accepted Cortex as a CNCF Sandbox project. Cortex is an open-source Prometheus as a Service monitoring solution. “Cortex is an open-source tool that provides horizontally scalable, multi-tenant, long term storage for Prometheus metrics when used as a remote write destination, and a horizontally scalable, Prometheus-compatible query API,” the company … continue reading

Linkerd 2.0 from CNCF enters general availability, now a “service sidecar”

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has launched version 2.0 of Linkerd, which provides service discovery, routing, failure handling, and visibility for applications. This release introduces a more incremental scale and features “improvements to performance, resource consumption, and ease of use,” the company said in the announcement. The company explained that the project has been reconfigured … continue reading

Sysdig aims new funding at expansion and leadership

Open-source container security, monitoring and forensics provider Sysdig is dedicating its newly announced $68.5 million of funding to providing improved operations and security technologies for companies running containerized infrastructure and cloud-native apps. Backed, by Insight Venture Partners, the new round of series D funding brings Sysdig’s total funding to $121.5 million. “Enterprises are adopting cloud-native … continue reading

Aqua Security open sources Kubernetes penetration testing solution

Aqua Security is probing for Kubernetes cluster security issues with the release of kube-hunter. The newly announced solution is an open-source tool designed to increase security awareness and provide visibility into security within Kubernetes environments. According to the company, the solution performs automated penetration testing and is intended to test only your own deployments, not … continue reading

Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 released with improved automation across multicloud infrastructures

Red Hat announced the general availability of the latest version of its IT automation platform Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 today. The release adds improvements to three key areas of automation — simplifying multicloud provisioning, enhancing network capabilities and simplifying management in Windows. According to the company, it was able to simplify multicloud provisioning through … continue reading

SUSE gets new ownership, sold for $2.5 billion

Micro Focus has sold the open-source infrastructure software provider SUSE for $2.5 billion to the investment firm EQT VIII. Micro Focus first acquired SUSE in 2014 for $1.2 billion as part of its Attachmate acquisition. SUSE was founded in 1992, and is known for its enterprise-grade open-source Linux operating system. Today, the company provides enterprise-grade, … continue reading

Google open sources sandboxed container runtime

Google has announced a new approach to sandboxed containers designed to secure container isolation. gVisor is an open source, user-space kernel written in Go. It is built to be more lightweight than a virtual machine, and integrates with Docker and Kubernetes. “Containers are not a sandbox. While containers have revolutionized how we develop, package, and … continue reading

Cloud 66 adds new features to its container delivery pipeline

Operations tools provider Cloud 66 is providing a number of new features to its container delivery pipeline, Skycap. The features include Formations, Stencils, and an open-source project named Copper. “With the advance of microservices, containers and the surge of APIs, developers and operations teams appreciate a self-service toolchain that operations curate, and developers can run … continue reading

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