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DevOps.com: “11 Open Source DevOps Tools We Love For 2021”

April 12, 2021

DevOps isn’t just a cultural shift — it requires great tools to come to fruition. Below, we’ve pulled together a list of some of the most well-loved DevOps tools available today. But, throwing loads of money into fancy SaaS solutions can quickly gobble up the cloud budget. These DevOps tools all are open source, and enable everything from container builds and orchestration to microservices networking, configuration management, CI/CD automation, full-stack monitoring and more. Here are some of our favorite open source DevOps tools for 2021.

InfoQ: “Cheryl Hung on Trends in Cloud Native and DevOps for 2021”

April 11, 2021

In a recent keynote for The DEVOPS ConferenceCheryl Hung, VP Ecosystem for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) shared her top 10 predictions for cloud native in the upcoming year. This includes improvements in cross cloud support, growth in GitOps and chaos engineering practices, and an increase in the adoption of FinOps.

Container Journal: “Kubernetes 1.21 Addresses Raft of Enterprise Issues”

April 10, 2021

The technical oversight committee (TOC) for Kubernetes today is releasing a 1.21 update that addresses a wide range of operational and security issues that should ultimately make the platform easier to manage and secure.

ITProToday: “Why GitOps Model Is the Future of DevOps”

March 31, 2021

In recent years, the nascent DevOps model known as GitOps has picked up momentum, with 2021 set to be a milestone year for a number of reasons.

JAXenter: “Women in Tech: Find the joy in the process of mastering a skill.”

March 24, 2021

Four years ago, we launched a diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention. Today, we’d like you to meet Cheryl Hung, VP, Ecosystem at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Container Journal: “Why Prometheus is an Essential Observability Tool”

March 22, 2021

Prometheus continues to remain as an essential tool for monitoring, and a key component in observability platforms for cloud-native environments in numerous organizations. As one of The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) “fastest-growing” projects, the time series database is especially useful for gathering metrics about Kubernetes clusters, and is typically used with a Grafana dashboard as an observability tool for visualizations.

ITProToday: “Who Needs Open Policy Agent?”

March 15, 2021

Open Policy Agent makes it possible to create a single set of configuration rules and deploy them automatically across a large-scale environment.

ZDNet: “Flux GitOps program becomes a CNCF incubator program”

March 12, 2021

The Flux project is a popular Continuous Delivery (CD) platform that runs on top of Kubernetes. It’s perhaps best known as the program, which defines GitOps. Now, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has promoted Flux from the CNCF Sandbox to an incubating project.

ITOps Times: “ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Flux”

March 12, 2021

Flux is an open-source GitOps project designed to keep Kubernetes clusters in sync with configuration systems as well as automate any new changes to the configuration. It has been with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a Sandbox project since August 2019, and just this week it was voted to move to an incubating project.

DevClass: “Linkerd 2.10 sheds MBs, introduces extensions and opaque ports”

March 11, 2021

Security-focused service mesh Linkerd 2.10 is now available with the promise of bringing the default control plane down to 200MB at startup. The change is down to the Linkerd team stripping the CNCF incubating project’s default control plane from all non-critical components, putting them into extensions instead.