IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review
According to a report released by Cloud Foundry at its Cloud Foundry Summit last week, for the first time, a majority of companies are putting mission critical apps in the cloud. Moreover, the study found that 74% of companies think of digital transformation as “perpetual shifts and constant adaption of new technology” rather than a one-time fix. And, 62% report they expect containers to be mainstreamed at their organization within a year with 48% using a combination of PaaS, containers and serverless technologies together.
In other research news, 84% of respondents to a SmartDraw Software survey reported that real-time DevOps visibility across the DevOps environment is a somewhat to an extremely important goal. And, 100% of those polled reported that they are currently working to find a way to provide real-time DevOps visibility to improve DevOps efficiency, grow software release quality and make better decisions. The study also found that organizations best at providing real-time DevOps environment visibility are 59% more likely to be doing somewhat to extremely well at achieving strategic and operational goals; 57% more likely to achieve DevOps efficiency; and 49% more likely to report qality in software releases.
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- Chef made a splash last week announcing that it is committing to a new product strategy in which it will open source its entire IT automation portfolio under Apache 2.0. According to reporting by GeekWire, Chef has plans to release a brand-new commercial product later this year. Called the Chef Enterprise Automation Stack, it will be an enterprise-friendly distribution of Chef’s open-source work. All code for the Enterprise Automation Stack will be developed within the open-source community.
- Cloud Foundry announced at #CFSummit this week that Project Eirini is now passing the core functional tests that validate Cloud Foundry Application Runtime releases, with future work focused on production readiness and testing against hosted managed Kubernetes environments from various public cloud providers. Eirini works to provide developers with the “cf push” experience that makes it easy to push an app to production on top of Kubernetes.
- TIBCO announced its market-leading API management platform, TIBCO Cloud Mashery, is now cloud-native.
- SUSE Cloud Application Platform 1.4 will be available this month. Per the news announcement, it is the first software distribution to introduce a Cloud Foundry Application Runtime in an entirely Kubernetes-native architecture via Project Eirini. The new release also increases options for deploying the platform in multi-cloud environments.
- Amazon announced that its Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) is now able to send log data from the Kubernetes control plane to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. Before Kubernetes control plane log data for Amazon EKS clusters was not accessible to audit changes and monitor activity for Amazon EKS clusters but now, these logs make it easier to do both. Operators can send control plane logs including audit, API server, authenticator, controller-manager, and scheduler logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs.
- In other AWS News, operators can now use search expressions to define Amazon CloudWatch dashboards, thus allowing operators to create dashboards that update automatically as new resources that match the search query are provided. According to AWS, the search function is an enhancement of the Amazon CloudWatch metric math and can be combined within math functions like SUM, AVG, MIN, and MAX.
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