Modernizing Your Purposes with Open Supply? Sure, It Can Be Completed!


We’re introducing new additions to the open supply initiatives led by the Cisco Engineering group which are contributing extra security measures and performance for Kubernetes and cloud native environments.

From April 18-21, 2023, the Cisco Rising Applied sciences and Incubation group (ET&I) will likely be becoming a member of 1000’s of cloud native fanatics at this yr’s KubeCon+ CloudNativeCon in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is a unbelievable alternative to spotlight the developments made within the open supply initiatives and ET&I merchandise that proceed to enhance safety instruments, threat stock within the software stack, and software modernization to increase the boundaries of cloud native environments.

Let’s dive in to what’s new:

Deal with vulnerabilities in cloud native environments with VMClarity 

VMClarityDo you know that digital machines (VMs) are the primary most-used service on public clouds and the predominant methodology for internet hosting containers? The ensuing assault paths may be extra elaborate than Amsterdam’s canal system. We noticed a necessity to supply safety for VMs towards safety threats resembling leaked secrets and techniques, malware, and rootkit in addition to system misconfigurations and vulnerability scanning, as they’re nonetheless very a lot a part of how companies run within the cloud.

That’s why we developed VMClarity, part of the OpenClarity suite of initiatives—to deal with the vulnerabilities of utilizing digital machines in cloud native environments.

VMClarity supplies agentless detection and administration of Software program Invoice of Supplies (SBOMs); and since it’s agentless, cloud native safety and observability on VMs are enhanced with out writing or modifying any code. This new open supply challenge is obtainable on GitHub.

Simply prolong service mesh capabilities with Nasp

NASPNasp is a brand new challenge created to supply service mesh-type capabilities to non-cloud endpoints and smaller cloud environments. This light-weight, library-based open supply service mesh extender can deliver functions operating on edge units, legacy VMs, and cell purchasers into the Kubernetes service mesh. Purposes utilizing Nasp are dealt with as customary service mesh workloads with out the necessity for devoted proxies. Obtain the challenge to be taught extra.

Run real-time media functions with Media Streaming Mesh

MSMWe’re additionally introducing Media Streaming Mesh (MSM), an open supply challenge that runs real-time media functions in cloud native Kubernetes environments extra effectively.

As Kubernetes is designed for operating internet functions (that are by default non real-time), media functions are run in real-time for actions resembling reside media contribution and distribution, analytics of reside media for real-time machine studying evaluation or facial recognition, and reside feed viewing, to call a number of.

Media Streaming Mesh permits media streaming functions to be run in cloud native and Kubernetes environments with out the workarounds. Like a service mesh, MSM offloads the media streaming from the appliance utilizing the Kubernetes setting successfully and because it was designed. Media Streaming Mesh will likely be accessible in a GitHub repository within the upcoming months.

Continued dedication to innovation via open supply

Cloud Native computing foundationWe’re dedicated to persevering with our open supply contributions to strengthen cloud native software safety and modernizing functions within the cloud native space. We’re proud to say that via our Open Supply Program Workplace, engineering and group groups, we contribute to quite a few CNCF initiatives, SIGs, and committees. Add within the contributions we’ve made in established open supply initiatives which are a part of organizations resembling The Linux Basis and the Cloud Native Computing Basis, and we’re pleased to say we’re simply getting began. Be a part of us on this journey!

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