- April 16, 2021
This guide provides technical updates from the virtual Red Hat Summit conference, as well as expert predictions on containers, hybrid clouds and more.
- April 14, 2021
Service mesh is complex, and users can choose from among many vendor products. New SaaS versions offer a way for them to try different approaches without making a big commitment.
- April 06, 2021
Puppet's Relay event-driven automation framework ships this week, with Puppet Enterprise integration that can link cloud-native workflows with on-premises infrastructure and apps.
- March 30, 2021
Some IT experts believe Sysdig could appeal to enterprises by combining cloud and application security data in one interface, within a broader DevOps observability tool set.
- March 29, 2021
COVID-19 forced most businesses to upgrade their technology but adding IT automation to accommodate the growth in virtual services was most critical in the healthcare industry.
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Sponsored by Dell Technologies - Among the most common and important challenges facing IT teams as they seek to modernize business-critical applications is this: How do you leverage cloud capabilities without sacrificing the benefits of traditional on-premises infrastructure or walking away from existing investments? See More
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- March 25, 2021
An enterprise continuous integration product Harness plans to launch next quarter will inject AI features for CI in a bid to raise the company's profile against its many rivals.
- March 24, 2021
Cisco has expanded its partnership with HashiCorp and readied a SaaS-managed Kubernetes service as it vies for a share of the software-centric market for cloud-native apps.
- March 24, 2021
Taking its cue from corporate users focused on both low- code and automation, ServiceNow has acquired Intellibot for its robotic process automation (RPA) products.
- March 22, 2021
The IT team at Lunar created an interface into its log analytics system for the bank's fraud investigators, which helped uncover specific data about questionable accounts.
- March 12, 2021
Manually tracking thousands of cloud connections was unsustainable for a $36 billion energy company, forcing a cultural and technical shift to DevSecOps.
- March 11, 2021
The IT teams that run Mendix PaaS sped up incident response by tossing out a confusing mix of DevOps monitoring tools and settling on one vendor.
- March 10, 2021
IT pros could cobble together an open source service mesh with Open Policy Agent on their own, but Kong Mesh will let them skip that struggle for a price.
- March 05, 2021
Palo Alto Networks will add Bridgecrew DevSecOps tools to Prisma Cloud and open its considerable coffers to fund the new acquisition's infrastructure-as-code projects.
- March 05, 2021
Not every enterprise needs the detailed configurability of Istio service mesh, and devs can unobtrusively experiment with Linkerd alongside other Kubernetes workloads.
- February 26, 2021
Once IT pros set up Istio in production, they face an even bigger challenge: expanding it to the rest of the IT infrastructure, from multi-cluster environments to VMs.
- February 25, 2021
The Istio service mesh went through major disruptions in 2020, from technical redesign to governance shifts. Now, project leaders vow to tackle lingering IT ops issues.
- February 24, 2021
LogicMonitor's Airbrake acquisition and a new Dynatrace product strengthen correlations between code releases and IT infrastructure performance.
- February 12, 2021
With new features and roadmap plans, Dynatrace looked past IT observability toward becoming a broader business intelligence platform.
- February 10, 2021
New Relic Explorer reflects a need for simple, quick troubleshooting within observability tools from enterprises whose businesses increasingly depend on application performance.
- February 09, 2021
Elasticsearch license changes have forced a fork, which could broaden choices for IT buyers interested in that project. But worries also linger about open source sustainability.
- February 04, 2021
A new module for AppDynamics' AIOps platform uses APM data to perform vulnerability management monitoring and automated attack blocking as DevSecOps market buzz continues.
- February 03, 2021
CloudBees co-founder Sacha Labourey will lead product strategy for the company's DevOps tools, while new CEO Stephen DeWitt readies the business for its next stage of growth.
- February 02, 2021
An Atlassian Cloud Enterprise licensing update furthers its appeal to customers contemplating a move to SaaS to offload and streamline IT ops.
- January 29, 2021
A new NIST special publication shows how a service mesh can enhance access control for DevSecOps shops, but the network architecture hasn't gained widespread deployment.
- January 27, 2021
Kubernetes storage products such as Rancher Longhorn target edge computing environments, as adoption of the trend creates a fresh opportunity for container infrastructure.
- January 25, 2021
Users look forward to benefits and brace for potential risks as experts say Red Hat's acquisition of StackRox portends major consolidation in cloud security this year.
- January 21, 2021
Lacework has a fresh $525 million to help develop its machine learning-driven DevSecOps product, which integrates into CI/CD pipelines. CEO Dan Hubbard reveals his expansion plans.
- January 06, 2021
GrubHub SREs fostered more consistent deployment patterns for resources such as DNS and AWS load balancers with a move to self-service infrastructure-as-code tools for DevOps teams last year.
- December 21, 2020
Kubernetes has landed in enterprise production -- the next task is for it to expand to accommodate very large clusters, as well as many small clusters for multi-cloud and edge computing.
- December 17, 2020
Upper management's rising interest in DevSecOps raises the stakes for IT pros as they contend with rapidly evolving cloud-native apps.
- December 16, 2020
An attack on U.S. government agencies via vendor software updates illuminates a SecOps frontier where users must figure out how to reliably evaluate third-party dependencies.
- December 10, 2020
Kubernetes Pod Security Policies could be marked for deprecation as soon as the next Kubernetes release, in the wake of new limits on the beta phase for components of the platform.
- December 08, 2020
As service mesh adoption goes mainstream, early adopters of Linkerd say it allowed them to start small and grow in scale and sophistication as needed.
- December 02, 2020
'It's still way too hard for people to consume Kubernetes.' How Rancher co-founder Sheng Liang, now a SUSE exec, plans to take on that problem, along with Red Hat and VMware.
- December 01, 2020
Amazon EKS users with hybrid cloud infrastructure may see cost savings from a new AWS Kubernetes distro and forthcoming software-only on-premises container services.
- November 25, 2020
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- November 24, 2020
Government and financial services organizations that practice DevSecOps say IT governance must evolve to keep up through faster, automated control pipelines.
- November 20, 2020
Configuration management challenges GitOps early adopters, especially at large enterprises with millions of lines of Kubernetes YAML to manage.
- November 18, 2020
Enterprise IT pros have tackled how to deploy Kubernetes deployments. Now, they're relying on open source observability standards to help keep cloud-native apps healthy.
- November 18, 2020
IBM intends to purchase Instana, maker of application monitoring and observability tools, and then couple its technology with the Watson AIOps portfolio.
- November 17, 2020
An integrated Puppet IT automation platform that runs on Kubernetes will accompany an IPO for Puppet Labs in 2021, as the company aims to update its image for the cloud-native era.
- November 10, 2020
Cloud customers of Atlassian's Jira Service Management will get some Opsgenie incident management features included at no cost, as the vendor plans its ITSM expansion.
- October 29, 2020
Grafana and AppDynamics are the latest monitoring vendors to try to capitalize on the hype around observability, as users face more complex choices than ever in this market.
- October 27, 2020
HashiCorp Nomad has been used in production before its 1.0 release, but its rapid development this year makes it applicable to a wider variety of uses.
- October 23, 2020
HashiCorp Consul and Terraform can now sync for network infrastructure automation, a sought-after connection some users had previously tried to cobble together themselves.
- October 22, 2020
Splunk opened the product update floodgates this week with a new Observability Suite that integrates recent acquisitions, enhanced AIOps and the purchase of two more companies.
- October 20, 2020
Atlassian's on-premises customer base has expressed alarm at the company's plans to discontinue Server licenses and make major Data Center price increases.
- October 15, 2020
HashiCorp launched another new open source project this week, this time a continuous delivery utility called Waypoint, which IT pros hope will simplify DevOps deployments.
- October 15, 2020
Red Hat previewed new ties between its Ansible Automation Platform and OpenShift Kubernetes within its Advanced Cluster Management tool, as container platform competition intensifies.
- October 14, 2020
HashiCorp revealed its first new open source project in five years this week: a cloud security framework for access control called Boundary.
- October 09, 2020
Istio seemed destined for Kubernetes-like dominance in the service mesh market, but recent open source governance drama created an opening for competition from networking vendors.
- October 08, 2020
Sumo Logic has rolled out AWS and Kubernetes observability tools with automated root cause analysis. Users say they offer easy setup at an affordable price.
- October 07, 2020
Oracle's new Cloud Observability and Management Platform seeks to appeal to customers with complex multi-cloud and on-premises environments.
- October 06, 2020
Rancher Kubernetes stays ahead of competitors in multi-cloud management with version 2.5, but will its innovation and SUSE's backing be enough to fend off Red Hat and VMware?
- September 30, 2020
VMware follows competitors in shipping a fully integrated Kubernetes infrastructure package, but vSphere tie-ins and a strong AWS partnership will bolster its enterprise appeal.
- September 29, 2020
The acquisition of SaltStack will help VMware build event-driven security automation and configuration management into vRealize Automation, as open source Salt gains VMware's backing.
- September 24, 2020
Open source Jenkins now has a public roadmap, which shows plans to address user experience issues, at a time when enterprise IT pros favor 'everything as code' to foster GitOps.
- September 22, 2020
CloudBees has pledged to roll out software delivery management modules by the end of the year and answered calls to adjust CloudBees CD pricing.
- September 18, 2020
Kubernetes on Windows is viable in production for some users via cloud providers' managed services, but IT pros need more networking and storage maturity for on-prem apps.
- September 17, 2020
Docker Enterprise users say plans to allow Docker Swarm to run on a Kubernetes back end could provide both ease of use for developers and granular infrastructure control for ops.
- September 16, 2020
Docker Enterprise Container Cloud keeps pace with recent trends in Kubernetes management, such as multicluster and multi-cloud support but faces stiff competition.
- September 14, 2020
Real-world DevSecOps centralizes IT security around the CI/CD pipeline but defines separate roles that each IT constituency plays in securing apps and infrastructure.
- September 08, 2020
Progress Software, a 40-year-old tech company, will mix Chef products into its portfolio of acquisitions, as both seek to keep up with rapid changes in IT automation.
- September 03, 2020
IT pros in high-scale environments have found that moving to Kubernetes-based infrastructure called for a fresh approach to monitoring for performance and security.
- August 28, 2020
What IT pros expect from remote work post-COVID-19, and ways the DevOps model for collaboration and incident response can address its human and technical problems.
- August 21, 2020
As Kubernetes matures, community maintainers weigh enterprise demand for secure upstream defaults against concerns about sprawl and customizability.
- August 21, 2020
OpenTelemetry combines multiple CNCF observability projects, as well as multiple enterprise data collection mechanisms, simplifying Kubernetes monitoring.
- August 19, 2020
The growing popularity of Kubernetes GitOps tools reflects increasing cloud-native maturity and complexity among enterprise shops such as American Express.
- August 14, 2020
Atlassian plans to make Slack a full alternative interface for its software development and incident response tools, including single sign-on features.
- August 13, 2020
Pulumi has expanded its integrations with Kubernetes deployment tools including OPA, Helm v3 and Kustomize, offering a central collaboration point for DevOps container management.
- August 12, 2020
Terraform Cloud's new Business tier is a sign of what's to come for both Terraform Enterprise and IT ops teams overwhelmed with tools to manage, industry analysts say.
- August 07, 2020
The pharma firm straightened out disorganized DevOps processes, which now include data management for COVID-19 clinical trials, with a Plutora value stream management tool.
- August 05, 2020
Bespoke DevOps pipelines are becoming a thing of the past as specialist vendors such as Harness and Drone.io merge to compete with large platform vendors.
- August 05, 2020
Microsoft pledged to donate its service mesh to the CNCF in a stab at Istio, setting the stage for potential vendor collaboration around multi-cloud interoperability standards.
- July 30, 2020
New Relic dropped pricing for a newly unified set of IT monitoring tools, as it faces fresh competitive pressures and users adjust to cloud-native complexity.
- July 29, 2020
Styra's Rego Policy Builder guides novice users through the process of rendering OPA policies, part of the vendor's push to broaden the audience for its commercial software.
- July 16, 2020
Google surprised even major partners with the transfer of Istio's trademark to a new organization it launched last week, leaving some key governance details undefined.
- July 07, 2020
Business and ethical pressures have given rise to new types of open source licenses in the last year, presenting challenges to enterprises that want to contribute to projects.
- July 06, 2020
Software engineers who want to contribute to open source projects must convince conservative corporate legal departments it's worth the potential risk to corporate IP.
- July 02, 2020
AIOps tool vendors keep expanding the environments they can support with automated remediation features, but users are taking their time to move beyond root cause analysis.
- July 01, 2020
The Cloud Foundry community has begun to port its developer interface onto Kubernetes infrastructure, but there are multiple approaches to sort out amid the transition.
- June 25, 2020
Puppet's IT automation system Relay, now in beta, offers an event-driven take on IT workflows, but the vendor must clearly establish the product's value over competing DevOps systems.
- June 24, 2020
HashiCorp Consul users are mulling how to extend service discovery into service mesh. The vendor has added gateway support to ease this transition.
- June 24, 2020
Terraform 0.13, recently released to public beta, includes support for complex infrastructure deployments that users have eagerly awaited.
- June 22, 2020
Multi-cloud hosted services planned for HashiCorp products, including Consul, Vault and Nomad, would reduce IT ops overhead, users say, but prices must be affordable.
- June 11, 2020
Cloud cost management is a new task for developers under DevOps, and a continuous delivery add-on presents a new way to show them infrastructure inefficiencies.
- June 05, 2020
ServiceNow continues to direct its workflows toward vertical markets with new offerings for telecommunications, financial services and healthcare markets.
- June 02, 2020
Pre-built hooks between Atlassian DevOps tools are in demand among IT teams that must manage an overwhelming number of cross-functional projects and vendor products.
- June 02, 2020
Chef seeks a new niche as IT automation shifts toward Kubernetes and cloud-native tools, but IT pros have many options, with some more appealing than Chef in high-scale scenarios.
- May 22, 2020
Workplace Rooms, a new video conferencing service for Facebook's business customers, falls short of competitors on features.
- May 21, 2020
Enterprise IT pros who want a standard approach to Kubernetes multi-cloud deployment say the Cluster API project shows promise, but it needs work to be production-ready.
- May 21, 2020
Linux kernel utility eBPF gets new life as a more effective means to scale Kubernetes networking than native Kubernetes tools, and in some cases, service mesh.
- May 20, 2020
Security automation tools proved useful for two highly regulated fintech firms, that use them to protect cloud-native infrastructure and demonstrate their security to auditors.
- May 15, 2020
AIOps systems for incident response have helped a bank and a provider of care services in the home streamline operations amid a pandemic emergency and an ongoing IT skills shortage.
- May 08, 2020
An entirely new executive leadership team is the latest of several upheavals at Puppet Labs over the last four years, but CTO Abby Kearns says there's a clearer path ahead in 2020.
- May 07, 2020
VMware Tanzu Application Service for Kubernetes, now in public beta, intrigues PKS users by combining Kubernetes infrastructure components behind a Cloud Foundry developer interface.
- April 29, 2020
IBM and Red Hat have begun to blend both business priorities and software code, including a forthcoming multi-cluster Kubernetes management tool for OpenShift users.
- April 27, 2020
Open Policy Agent has turned heads among IT shops for Kubernetes compliance as code, and its commercial backer looks to capitalize on that momentum with new enterprise features.
- April 24, 2020
HashiCorp CEO David McJannet discusses the company's future, including a Consul managed service headed for public beta this week, overlap with Kubernetes and building a sustainable open source business.
- April 23, 2020
Pulumi 2.0 ratchets up the heat on HashiCorp's rival Terraform IaC tool, adding policy as code, test automation and secrets management features to its mainstream language support.