Topic: open source

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

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Jaeger

Jaeger is an open-source distributed tracing system designed to monitor and troubleshoot transactions.  “As on-the-ground microservice practitioners are quickly realizing, the majority of operational problems that arise when moving to a distributed architecture are ultimately grounded in two areas: networking and observability. It is simply an orders of magnitude larger problem to network and debug … 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

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: New Relic

This week’s featured open-source project is based on New Relic’s observability platform. In an effort to help software engineers instrument everything and better understand their digital systems, the company is making its agents, integrations and SDKs available under an open-source license.  “New Relic is committed to open standards, open source instrumentation, and the open communities … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: KUDO

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced it has officially accepted KUDO into the organization as a sandbox project. KUDO, which stands for Kubernetes Universal Declarative Operator, is an open-source project developed by cloud native platform and app management company D2iQ. According to the company, it has been used across the world to simplify the development … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Tsunami

Google is open-sourcing its network security scanning engine in the hopes of helping organizations protect data. Tsunami is designed to detect high severity vulnerabilities with high confidence.  “When an attacker begins to exploit security vulnerabilities or security misconfigurations, such as weak passwords, an organization needs to react quickly in order to protect potentially vulnerable assets. … continue reading

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