Topic: open source

Polaris Catalog – ITOps Times Open Source Project of the Week

The Polaris Catalog is an open source catalog for Apache Iceberg that was recently announced by Snowflake at its user conference, Snowflake Summit, earlier this week. While not technically fully available yet, the company says the catalog will be open sourced within the next 90 days.  Apache Iceberg is a format for big data analytics, … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: AFFiNE

This week’s highlighted open-source project is AFFiNE, which is a knowledge base intended as an alternative to tools like Notion, Miro, and Airtable.  “There can be more than Notion and Miro. AFFiNE(pronounced [ə‘fain]) is a next-gen knowledge base that brings planning, sorting and creating all together. Privacy first, open-source, customizable and ready to use,” the … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cloud Foundry BOSH

Cloud Foundry BOSH is an open-source solution for provisioning and deploying software to virtual machines (VMs).  It also includes capabilities for monitoring, failure recovery, and software updating.  The tool was initially designed to deploy to Cloud Foundry PaaS, but it can also be deployed to almost any other software as well, the maintainers claim.  It … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Nautobot

Nautobot serves as both a Network Source of Truth and a Network Automation Platform, built on the Django Python framework and supporting PostgreSQL or MySQL databases. It aims to establish a flexible and definitive source for networking information, utilizing core data models to represent the intended state of network infrastructure.  These models cover a variety … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Pingora

Cloudflare announced that it is open-sourcing Pingora, a Rust framework used to build services that power a significant portion of the traffic on Cloudflare. Pingora is released under the Apache License version 2.0. Pingora is an advanced Rust-based async multithreaded framework designed to facilitate the development of HTTP proxy services. Highlighting its robustness and efficiency, … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Strimzi

The CNCF Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has voted to accept Strimzi as a CNCF incubating project.  Strimzi simplifies the deployment and management of Apache Kafka clusters on Kubernetes, leveraging the operator pattern to ease installation, upgrades, and security tasks. Apache Kafka, known for its scalability and fault tolerance, is widely used for building event-driven architectures … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Eclipse Kapua

Eclipse Kapua is a modular platform designed to integrate IoT devices and smart sensors, facilitating the convergence of Operation Technology (OT) and IT.  Its architecture supports multi-protocol device connectivity through a message broker, initially adopting MQTT but also supporting AMQP and WebSockets. This connectivity framework includes authentication, authorization, and a Device Registry for organizing and … continue reading

ITOps Open-Source Project of the Week: Spiderfoot

SpiderFoot is an open-source tool designed to automate OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) for threat intelligence and mapping attack surfaces.  The project enables the exploration of a target using a wide range of data sources, thus aiding in cybersecurity, infosec, and threat intelligence. SpiderFoot can be used for various purposes, including reconnaissance, information gathering, and security … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Zulip

Zulip is an open-source team chat alternative to tools like Slack or Teams.  In Zulip, conversations are organized into streams (think channels in Slack) and streams contain topics, which hold conversations around a specific idea. For example, a team organizing a conference may have a stream called “annual summit,” which is divided into topics like … continue reading

Cisco to acquire Isovalent

Cisco announced the intent to acquire Isovalent, which provides open-source software and enterprise solutions solving networking, security, and observability needs for modern cloud native infrastructure. Isolavent created Cilium, an eBPF-based networking tool, and contributed it to the CNCF. Through that contribution and collaborations with the community, Isovalent has advanced the project to the status of … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: FOCUS

The FinOps Cost and Usage Specification (FOCUS) provides consistency and standardization to cloud cost data. It helps companies visualize the value of cloud services and transforms complex billing data into a simple standardized schema.  FOCUS simplifies multi-cloud billing data, enhances reporting consistency across various vendors, and streamlines FinOps capabilities such as allocation, chargeback, budgeting, forecasting, … continue reading

Canonical releases low-touch cloud solution MicroCloud

Canonical has officially released MicroCloud, an open-source cloud solution, as part of its expanding cloud infrastructure portfolio. The new solution enables IT professionals to deploy clouds to their environment using a single command, with all of the orchestration handled for them. MicroCloud is specifically designed for scalable clusters and edge deployments across various enterprises. The … continue reading

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