Showing posts from September 16, 2015

Security updates to address vulnerabilities in BIND.

ISC has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in BIND. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition. Available updates include: BIND 9 version 9.9.8BIND 9 version 9.10.3BIND 9 version 9.9.8-S1Users and administrators are encouraged to review ISC Knowledge Base Articles AA-01305AA-01306, and AA-01307and apply the necessary updates.

Web-scale IT possible for any business.

Web-scale IT through the efficient deployment, provisioning and ongoing management of multi-cloud infrastructures and requested business services and applications are a game-changer in our cloud age, where IT teams have to make cloud resources scalable, flexible, secure, seamless, productive and agile. 
The SaltStack Enterprise integration with ServiceNow paves its way with closed-loop change and configuration management to help achieve a proper balance between IT operations speed and agility, and the need for risk management.
You can inter alia utilize the ServiceNow UI to tap the power of SaltStack IT operations automation for robust data center and cloud orchestration and configuration automation.

Control, security and delegation features for DevOps and migrating workloads to the cloud.

From the real-time abilities to define configurations, henceforth Enterprise IT organizations also need streamlined features for auditing and verifying that their machines are in compliance.
Therefore, enterprise IT organizations that are adopting DevOps and migrating workloads to the cloud should focus inter alia on: flexible, open-source, control, security and delegation features that help DevOps teams manage systems and optimize deployments.
Ansible Tower 2.2. Tower charts its way with key features including: System tracking to help with complianceRemote command execution capabilities for ad-hoc and one-off operationsIntegration with OpenStack to seamlessly manage private cloud environmentsTighter coupling with Ansible Galaxy, Ansible’s community role repository, to enable easy reuse of Ansible content.

WordPress 4.3 and prior versions contains two cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and more.

Image recalls that, WordPress 4.3 and prior versions contains two cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and a potential privilege escalation. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected website.
Therefore, Users and administrators are encouraged to review the WordPress Security and Maintenance Release and upgrade to WordPress 4.3.1.

Tools that facilitate and support the DevOps principle in our cloud age.

Lapses including: delays in application releases; poor collaboration between developers and system administrators and lack of goal alignments and targets are not tolerated in our digital age where data is a most critical asset. 
Thanks to the DevOps environment, each experience is henceforth streamlined: bugs in the code are corrected immediately;App deployment, configuration management and orchestration, all from one dynamic system.
Tools that facilitate and support the DevOps principle are increasingly popular and mature. encourages this momentum propelled by key actors like: Ansible Atlassian CFEngine Chef Puppet Labs SaltStack

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Performance Monitoring.

For organizations that are moving all or part of their infrastructure to AWS or to other cloud platforms, recalls that, it's a best practice for IT Ops teams to centralize the monitoring of on-premise, cloud and hybrid IT infrastructures in the same application; this allows you inter alia: spend less time configuring and managing your monitoring solutions. With LogicMonitor platform for example, key features include: Historical data / AWS metrics stored for a year Automatic discovery and deletion of resources based on location or tags Centralized dashboards, reporting, and powerful alerting engine Dynamic grouping based on tags or custom properties Unlimited users and mobile access Executive Dashboards aggregate key infrastructure performance views