Networking and Infrastructure News Roundup: February 12 Edition

In the news this week: Solutions and partnerships to help with the transition to cloud and support for Kubernetes.

Networking and Infrastructure News Roundup: February 12 Edition

Keeping up with today's new technologies and the slew of products and services introduced to support them is a daunting task. Here is a brief list of some networking and infrastructure news of the week to help you navigate the choices.

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Kubermatic released Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform (KKP) 2.16. The open-source platform gives IT teams the ability to fully automate the management of Kubernetes clusters across multi-cloud, on-premises, edge, and IoT environments. The 2.16 release introduces an out-of-the-box integration of the Open Policy Agent (OPA) for policy-based control across microservices, Kubernetes, CI/CD pipelines, API gateways, and more. OPA is an official CNCF project that graduated last week, thanks to its wide adoption in production by organizations such as Goldman Sachs, Netflix, T-Mobile, and many others.

Accenture and VMware announced an expanded partnership and the launch of a dedicated business group that will help organizations adopt a 'cloud-first' strategy. The Accenture VMware Business Group brings together professionals with deep expertise in hybrid cloud and cloud migrations, cloud-native, and application modernization and security across key industries.

Raritan, a brand of Legrand, announced the MasterConsole Digital-DUAL KVM switch (MCD-DUAL). The company’s dual monitor KVM switch consolidates access and control of multiple dual-head servers with a single console supporting dual-display output, HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and VGA video. These features make the switch ideal for control rooms, engineering, finance, manufacturing, and other multi-screen requirements.

The OPC Foundation welcomed Amazon Web Services as the latest OPC Foundation member. Based on OPC Unified Architecture (UA) market acceptance and functionality, AWS adopted OPC UA to support the data connectivity challenges manufacturers face implementing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 initiatives.

Dynatrace announced the addition of a Cloud Automation Module to its Software Intelligence Platform. This new Module will leverage the automation and intelligence at the core of the Dynatrace Platform to orchestrate the application development lifecycle process, including automating code tests and quality checks against an organization’s service level objectives (SLOs).

GigaSpaces announced the availability of GigaSpaces InsightEdge Portfolio version 15.8, which offers new advanced functionality to significantly reduce the memory footprint for optimizing infrastructure costs, turbo boost SQL query and BI performance, and increase the organization's agility with cloud-native lifecycle management, introducing Kubernetes Operator support.

FogHorn announced plans to collaborate with IBM on edge-to-cloud hybrid solutions. The goal is to provide an open and secured next-generation hybrid cloud platform with advanced, edge-powered artificial intelligence (AI), and closed-loop system control capabilities.

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About the Author(s)

Salvatore Salamone, Managing Editor, Network Computing

Salvatore Salamone is the managing editor of Network Computing. He has worked as a writer and editor covering business, technology, and science. He has written three business technology books and served as an editor at IT industry publications including Network World, Byte, Bio-IT World, Data Communications, LAN Times, and InternetWeek.

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