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OpsMx Extends Argo CD With Deployment Controls and Visibility for Enterprise GitOps

OpsMx | September 21, 2022 | Read time : 03:11 min

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OpsMx, the leader in intelligent continuous delivery, today announced at ArgoCon 2022 a suite of software and services to enable more scalable and secure enterprise GitOps. The new OpsMx Enterprise for Argo and OpsMx Intelligent Software Delivery (ISD) for Argo products extend the capabilities provided by Argo, a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) open source project for continuous software delivery in Kubernetes environments. OpsMx also brings to the Argo community best practices for "CD at Scale" gained from existing OpsMx customers such as Cisco, Google, and other Fortune 100 global enterprises. OpsMx now offers the first and only open platform to automate application deployments to any target platform – containers, virtual machines, and functions – on-premises and in public cloud.

"Developers already love the flexibility and ease of use of Argo, With this announcement, operations teams and SREs get the tools they need to keep production deployments under control without slowing down their developers or the business." Demand for Argo continues to grow as organizations migrate applications to Kubernetes and containers. The CNCF User Survey published February 10, 2022 found that production use of Argo increased by 115% over the prior year.

Gopal Dommety, CEO and co-founder of OpsMx

Enterprise Argo users with an immediate need for greater production security can use OpsMx Enterprise for Argo (OEA) for free. OEA is an open source distribution of Argo CD, Argo Workflow, Argo Rollouts, and Argo Events that has been subjected to additional security testing and hardening. OpsMx makes security patches continually available as new vulnerabilities are discovered. An enhanced Argo installer simplifies security integrations, such as SSO and secrets management, as well as future Argo upgrades. OpsMx also offers fee-based 24 x 7 enterprise support.

OpsMx Intelligent Software Delivery (ISD) for Argo provides unified management across the multiple Argo clusters in an enterprise deployment. Applications can be tracked end-to-end across their lifecycle with a few clicks, from dev to test to staging to production. Gates, both manual and automated, can be added to the delivery process to enforce security policies, change controls, and application readiness. AI/ML on data collected from 70+ integrations with leading DevOps tools drives intelligence in the process. All this can be centrally reported and audited.

OpsMx Argo Deployment Services enable users to quickly get to a production-ready Argo deployment. This can include refactoring pipelines from legacy CD environments into Argo workflows. OpsMx SaaS offerings eliminate the need to manage infrastructure and upgrades.

OpsMx is also expanding support for the Argo open source community to encourage more users to see what Argo can offer. A new Argo Sandbox provides a free SaaS-delivered open source Argo environment for hands-on exploration. Upcoming education events include free webinars featuring Argo users from Adobe and Splunk, along with OpsMx experts, talking about the challenges of continuous delivery. OpsMx is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of ArgoCon 2022.

Together, these Argo additions bring Kubernetes-native capabilities to the OpsMx open CD architecture, creating the first and only open platform for best-in-class deployments to both Kubernetes environments and virtual machine / multi-cloud environments.

About OpsMx
OpsMx simplifies and intelligently automates software delivery, enabling hundreds of thousands of developers at Google, Cisco, Western Union, and other leading global enterprises to ship better software faster. Incorporating open source Argo and Spinnaker, OpsMx is the first open, unified platform for deploying applications in container, virtual machine, and multi-cloud environments. The company's 150 employees serve customers from offices in Silicon Valley, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru, with funding from Dell Technologies Capital and Foundation Capital.

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Virtualization has rapidly attained mainstream status in enterprise IT by delivering transformative cost savings as well as increased operational efficiency, flexibility and IT service levels. Intel and AMD have independently developed virtualization extensions to the x86 architecture called hardware virtualization. This and other recent hardware advances such as multicore processors are further fueling the adoption of virtualization.

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HPE GreenLake adds application, analytics, and developer services to modernize workloads across the hybrid cloud

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | December 08, 2022

HPE DISCOVER Frankfurt 2022 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced new application, analytics, and developer services for HPE GreenLake, edge-to-cloud platform, that enable organizations to drive a data-first modernization strategy for production workloads across hybrid cloud environments. Updates include: HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise now offers expanded container deployment options for Kubernetes with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) Anywhere from Amazon Web Services (AWS), and infrastructure-as-code and cloud-native toolchains to support customer’s DevOps and continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) environments. Six workload-optimized instances for general purpose, compute, memory, and storage are now available on HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise with simple rate card pricing that delivers a straightforward pay-as-you-go consumption model. Expanded partner ecosystem momentum that now includes HPE GreenLake for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, and the recently announced HPE GreenLake for VMware. Enhancement to consumption analytics delivers improved usage and cost analytics of applications for the three hyperscaler public cloud vendors. HPE GreenLake for Data Fabric and HPE Ezmeral Unified Analytics are now available through new HPE Ezmeral early access program. “HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise is a ready, out-of-the-box private cloud with a completely modern experience, delivering optimized performance, open choice and low and predictable TCO, which is resonating with organizations across every industry,” said Vishal Lall, senior vice president and general manager, HPE GreenLake Cloud Services Solutions. “Customers recognize the importance of a hybrid cloud operating model for their digital transformation, and HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise is the only solution that brings the best hybrid cloud capabilities from edge to core and across multiple clouds, delivered as a cloud service.” Deploy and manage workloads across the hybrid cloud with HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise reimagines the modern private cloud experience by providing an automated, flexible, scalable, and fully managed enterprise-grade private cloud. Built for both cloud-native and traditional applications, HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise supports the self-service deployment of bare metal, virtual machines, and container workloads from a common pool of infrastructure, optimized for price and performance. Today, HPE unveiled several enhancements to HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise: HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise offers expanded container deployment options for Kubernetes with Amazon EKS Anywhere. Customers can now run on-premises the same container run-times they use in the public cloud and obtain workload portability with a consistent cloud-native experience across their hybrid cloud. Customers can easily self-serve the management of VMs, containers or bare metal using an intuitive user interface console, application programming interfaces (APIs), command line interface (CLI) or infrastructure-as-code (IaC) that will improve their time to value. These options provide developers immediate access to their workspace with the flexibility to choose from a variety of operating systems, containerized application stacks, and toolchain integration services for increased efficiency and visibility. To optimize performance across a variety of mission critical workloads, HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise now offers six workload-optimized instances for general purpose, compute, memory, and storage with competitive rate card pricing that delivers a straightforward pay-as-you-go consumption model. Enhancement to consumption analytics delivers improved usage and cost analytics of applications for the three hyperscaler public cloud vendors. This includes easier showback reporting and dashboard insights to help customers improve capacity planning and budgeting across their hybrid environment. HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise is now generally available in 52 countries worldwide and available for partners to sell via the HPE GreenLake for Partners program. Expanding the HPE GreenLake ecosystem partners and marketplace offerings To give customers more choice and functionality, HPE continues to expand its partner ecosystem offerings on HPE GreenLake Marketplace for DevOps, AI/ML, analytics, data protection, security and more. Today, we highlight the new HPE GreenLake for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, and the recently announced HPE GreenLake for VMware. HPE GreenLake for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is the result of the joint development announcement made earlier this year at Discover 2022, to deliver new service offerings on HPE GreenLake with Red Hat open source solutions. The combination of HPE GreenLake with Red Hat OpenShift provides customers with a consistent, powerful foundation for application development and hybrid cloud innovation. This helps customers to reduce costs and complexity, while enhancing stability and performance across multiple IT environments. HPE GreenLake for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform delivers self-service management of containers across edge, data center and hybrid cloud environments, enabling customers with more flexibility, scalability, and optimized standardized container configurations. Announced in November 2022, HPE GreenLake for VMware will bring together HPE GreenLake and VMware Cloud to deliver a fully integrated solution with a simple pay-as-you-go hybrid cloud consumption model. VMware Cloud will be fully integrated across the HPE GreenLake portfolio including HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise Early access program for HPE GreenLake for Data Fabric and HPE Ezmeral Unified Analytics At Discover Frankfurt, HPE introduced an early access program for HPE GreenLake for Data Fabric and HPE Ezmeral Unified Analytics. With the early access program, developers can try the data fabric and analytics service prior to release, testing new features and capabilities for solving hybrid data and analytics challenges. HPE GreenLake for Data Fabric modernizes analytics and data management, unifying different data types across on-premises, multi-cloud, and edge, to deliver seamless access to a trusted source of data. HPE Ezmeral Unified Analytics provides a cloud solution that supports best-of-breed, open source tools to address the full lifecycle of data engineering, analytics, and data science projects. The HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform– the foundation of the HPE GreenLake experience The HPE GreenLake platform provides customers and partners with a unified hybrid experience and easy access to cloud services. Today, HPE GreenLake supports more than 65,000 customers, powers more than two million connected devices and manages more than one exabyte of data with customers worldwide1. Organizations benefit from one platform from which to automate, orchestrate, and run their hybrid cloud strategy. HPE continues to innovate and invest in the HPE GreenLake platform. In March 2022, HPE announced a new, unified operational experience that provides a simplified view and access to all cloud services, including capabilities at the edge. This included the convergence of the HPE GreenLake platform with Aruba Central. At HPE Discover 2022 in June, HPE announced additional advancements, including enhanced security, a new developer portal and tools, and deeper capabilities to manage assets and workloads at scale. Click here to take a virtual test drive of the HPE GreenLake platform. About Hewlett Packard Enterprise Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) is the global edge-to-cloud company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions as a service. With offerings spanning cloud services, compute, high performance computing & AI, intelligent edge, software, and storage, HPE provides a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, helping customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com

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VMware Announces Settlement of Previously Disclosed Investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission

VMware | September 13, 2022

VMware, Inc. today announced that it has reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to resolve a previously disclosed investigation related to the Company’s backlog disclosures in public filings for its 2019 and 2020 fiscal years, which ran from February 3, 2018 through January 31, 2020. Under the terms of the settlement, the Company has agreed to pay a civil monetary penalty of $8 million without admitting or denying the SEC’s findings, which relate to the Company's disclosures. The SEC’s findings do not include any findings that the Company failed to comply with generally accepted accounting principles. The SEC Staff has confirmed that it does not intend to recommend enforcement action against any current or former VMware officers or other member of management in connection with the investigation, and this settlement concludes the matter. VMware believes this settlement is the right course of action for the Company and continues to be committed to operating at the highest level of integrity, including with respect to its public filings and communications with investors. About VMware VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. As a trusted foundation to accelerate innovation, VMware software gives businesses the flexibility and choice they need to build the future. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda.

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Cogent Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire T-Mobile's Wireline Business

Cogent | September 12, 2022

Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire T-Mobile's Wireline Business. Cogent's commitment to serving the Wireline Business customers it is acquiring through this transaction will cement the future for this strong legacy business as T-Mobile continues its strategic focus on providing wireless solutions to consumers and enterprises as the core of its future growth. For Cogent, acquisition of T-Mobile's Wireline Business is expected to be an ideal strategic fit with its existing business. The Wireline Business offers the legacy Sprint U.S. long-haul network that provides an owned network asset to complement and eventually replace Cogent's current leased network and provides the ability to expand its product set, including the sales of optical wave transport services to new and existing customers. It also has a current customer base who are a fit for Cogent's products and services, and a group of experienced employees with the knowledge and capabilities to execute the company's strategy. As part of the agreement, in addition to the fiber network and related assets and customers, Cogent will acquire certain liabilities associated with the business. In addition, at the closing of the acquisition, the parties will enter into a separate agreement pursuant to which Cogent will offer IP transit services to T-Mobile for 54 months following the closing date and T-Mobile will pay Cogent $700 million for such services, with $350 million due in equal payments over the first 12 months after closing and $350 million due in equal payments over the remaining 42 months. Cogent expects to offer customers the ability to migrate from their legacy MPLS VPN solutions to modern Ethernet / VPLS or SD-WAN / DIA solutions for their corporate needs. Cogent also expects to facilitate the migration of netcentric internet access customers from the T-Mobile Wireline Business (legacy Sprint) AS1239 to Cogent's AS174. A newly formed direct subsidiary of Cogent will consummate the acquisition. Cogent does not plan to issue new debt or equity in order to finance the acquisition, and the transaction is not expected to be dilutive to Cogent's existing stockholders. Cogent plans to maintain its current dividend per share, which is expected to continue to increase over time. Houlihan Lokey served as the exclusive financial advisor to T-Mobile and T-Mobile was represented by Joseph Alexander, Nancy Victory, Marc Samuel and Jason Juall from DLA Piper. Once registered, participants will receive the dial in number along with a unique PIN. Each individual caller will require their own unique PIN. To ensure timely access, participants should register promptly and dial in approximately 5 minutes before the call starts. A listen only webcast is accessible under "Events" in the "About" section of Cogent's About Cogent Cogent is a facilities-based provider of low cost, high speed Internet access and private network services to bandwidth intensive businesses. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network provides services in over 219 markets across 51 countries.

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