Topic: open source

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: HiddenVM

Are you afraid of your computer or laptop getting into the wrong hands, and having your personal information violated? Then check out this week’s featured open-source project: HiddenVM.  HiddenVM aims to tackle computing privacy but enabling users to use any desktop operating system without leaving a trace.  “Imagine you’re entering a country at the airport. … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Gravity

Gravity is an open-source upstream Kubernetes packaging solution designed to take “the drama out of on-prem deployments.” The project was created by the cloud-native security company Gravitational and open sourced in 2018.  According to the company, the project enables users to create images of Kubernetes clusters, including applications and dependencies, and then package it into … continue reading

The Update Framework becomes first security project to graduate CNCF

The Update Framework (TUF) has become the first specification and first security-focused project to graduate the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). It was accepted as a CNCF project in 2017 and has become the industry’s “de facto standard” for securing software update systems, according to the foundation. “We designed TUF so that an organization does … continue reading

ITOps Open-Source Project of the Week: Tungsten Fabric

This week’s open-source project of the week is a network virtualization platform for the cloud. Tungsten Fabric is an open-source scalable and multi cloud networking platform designed to provide a single point of control for networking and security observability and analytics. The project was originally hosted by Juniper Networks and known as OpenContrail. Juniper open … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Argo Flux

A new open-source GitOps continuous delivery project was announced at this week’s KubeCon in San Diego. Argo Flux was built in collaboration with Intuit, AWS and Weave Works. The project builds off of the GitOps CD tool for Kubernetes Argo CD, and the CNCF’s sandbox project Flux, a GitOps operator for Kubernetes. The goal of … continue reading

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Clonezilla

This week we are featuring the open-source project for disk imaging and cloning: Clonezilla. Similarly to True Image or Norton Ghost, Clonezilla deals with system deployment, bare metal backup and recover. Clonezilla is available in three different forms: Clonezilla live, which enables users to use CD/DVD or USB flash drives Clonezilla lite server, which enables … continue reading

Considering open-source scripting? It may not be what you need

Enterprises could find themselves dealing with more than they bargained for as they make the move to an automated network. In their desire to reduce complexity and quickly make changes to their networks, they come across many open-source scripting approaches to network management on the market. Though these approaches have their benefits, they are not … continue reading

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Goldilocks

Cloud-native infrastructure solutions provider Fairwinds announced a new open-source tool for Kubernetes resource management this week. Goldilocks is designed to give users recommendations on how to best set their resource requests.  “Today, Kubernetes users have no easy way to determine the resource requests and limits for their workload and often don’t set them at all. … continue reading

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Red Hat: Open-source adoption increases in IT

Open source seems to be the backbone of modern organizations. This is according to Red Hat’s State of Enterprise Open Source report.  “The question today isn’t whether open source software is important to enterprises, especially in infrastructure roles. That’s a given,” the report stated. “The fact that these numbers will be unsurprising to many is … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Icinga

Icinga offers IT Ops teams an open-source monitoring and metric solution system to keep a check on the entire infrastructure. It monitors performance and availability and will even notify teams of any issues.  The core of the monitoring platform recently reached version 2 with checks to network resources, outages and performance data. The most recent … continue reading

New project provides snapshot insights into Kubernetes clusters

Cloud-native infrastructure solutions provider Fairwinds has announced a new open-source Kubernetes project, Polaris, designed to be a diagnostic tool that provides an overview of current deployments, keeps teams in sync, and ensures the stability, efficiency and security of a cluster.  “Keeping cloud-native environments healthy is a challenge. Even the smallest errors in Kubernetes deployment configurations … continue reading

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

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