IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review
Palo Alto Networks made the most of a short week by announcing its plan to acquire container security company Twistlock for $410 million. It also announced plans to acquire serverless security company PureSec and launched Prisma, its new cloud security service. With cloud and container security top of mind for many, the acquisitions will prove to be valuable assets as enterprises seek to build security in.
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- Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.5 is now generally available. The release now includes support for RHEL 8, external credential vaults via credential plugins, and Become plugins. In addition, Red Hat noted that the Ansible Tower 3.5 release saw over 160 issues closed.
- Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8 is now available. In addition to several enhancements, the release includes several new features such as Ansible content (Collections), BECOME being the default privilege escalation path, no longer depending on paramiko, and BECOMEplugins, and other notable improvements and changes.
- TeamCity 2019.1, the first major release of this year, is here. The release features a redesigned UI, native GitLab integration, and support for GitLab and Bitbucket server pull requests as well as token-based authentication, detection and reporting of Go tests, faster build agent upgrades, and AWS Spot Fleet requests.
- Amazon announced GA this week of Amazon Textract, which was originally unveiled at re:invent 2018. Amazon Textract is a managed service that using ML automatically extracts text and structured data from documents, making it available for smart search or as part of a database.
- Our AWS Consulting team enjoyed this new AWS Whitepaper, Architecting for PCI DSS Segmentation and Scoping on AWS which provides guidance on how to properly define the scope of PCI DSS workloads on AWS.
- The team also appreciated this blog post by Mahmoud Matouk, Simplify DNS management in a multi-account environment with Route 53 Resolver, in which he shares a modernized solution to centralize DNS management in a multi-account environment by using Route 53 Resolver.
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