IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 10.19.2020

IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 10.19.2020

By Flux7 Labs
October 19, 2020

In this week’s DevOps news, AnsibleFest 2020 took center stage. At the event, Ansible announced several updates to the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, including new Red Hat Certified Ansible Content Collections, automation services catalog and a private Automation Hub. Users can expect to find new content collections for Red Hat OpenShift, Kubernetes Core and VMware vSphere REST API. And, the Ansible private Automation Hub enables content creators to collaborate and publish trusted, verified resources from a single source.

In addition to its platform updates, Ansible announced integrations between the Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Red Hat OpenShift as well as an integration between Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. The company says that when taken together, it allows them to bridge “traditional platforms, containers and edge.”

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DevOps News

  • GitHub improves ways to review code on mobile devices. In its newest version, it introduces the ability to turn off line wrapping, change the email associated with a merge, and edit the commit description, support for comments on multiple lines of code with a long press to enter multi-select mode, and a new Jump To icon that lets users move easily between multiple files for larger reviews.
  • HashiCorp announces HashiCorp Waypoint, an open source project that gives developers a workflow to build, deploy, and release applications across any platform; it empowers developers to get their apps from development to production in a single file and deploy using a single command: waypoint up. Waypoint runs on the user’s infrastructure or platform(s) and doesn’t require any HashiCorp services.
  • Temporal makes two announcements: The release of Temporal V1 in production. The release features several experimental features, including archival, cross data center replication, batch operations (signal, terminate, cancel), dynamic config, and addition, removal, and creation of searchable attributes with ElasticSearch.
  • BlackSwan emerges from stealth mode, announcing its AI OS, ELEMENT. According to a press release, “ELEMENT does not require well-organized data sets, countless hours of data normalization or technical in-house expertise to implement. ELEMENT’s Low code/No code, cloud-agnostic system includes several advanced enterprise applications including for Risk Management, Compliance, Lead Generation, Personalization and Market Intelligence.”
  • Akamai expands microservice creation at the edge with Edgeworkers. With its Akamai Platform update, the company grows developers’ ability to “code dynamic content assembly at the edge — creating microservices that include external requests and the ability to manipulate response bodies.”
  • CrowdStrike announces CrowdStrike Falcon Horizon, a new module for multi-cloud security. The module automates cloud security management across the application development lifecycle, enabling operators to securely deploy apps in the cloud.

AWS News 

  • Our AWS consultants were excited to see the new Amazon Redshift ability to query across databases in a Redshift cluster — regardless of which database you are connected to.
  • AWS makes the AWS End of Support Migration Program (EMP) for Windows Server available as a self-serve solution. Companies now have the tooling to migrate their legacy applications from Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2008 R2 to newer, supported versions on AWS, without refactoring.
  • Amazon announces AWS Budgets Now operators can define actions they want to be taken in their account when a budget surpasses a defined threshold. Operators select from three action types: Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy, Service Control policy (SCPs), or target running instances (EC2 or RDS).
  • Amazon EKS adds Kubernetes version 1.18 support
  • AWS Launch Wizard now deploys and configures AWS Backint Agent, an SAP-certified backup and restore application for SAP HANA workloads running on Amazon EC2 instances.

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