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Hitachi Vantara: Improved Security, Management for Kubernetes

26 Sep 2018 6:00am, by

As tech companies continue to converge on Kubernetes, Hitachi subsidiary Hitachi Vantara is announcing enhancements to its managed cloud service to improve its K8s capabilities.

At the Hitachi NEXT 2018 conference in San Diego this week, the company unveiled new automated security features, simplified multicloud management and faster deployment and management of Kubernetes container environments.

Hitachi spun out the Vantara in 2017 to encompass its acquisition of the business intelligence tool Pentaho, Hitachi Data Systems and Hitachi Insight Group. In addition to its managed cloud services, Vantara offers IoT, big data integration and analytics, storage, data protection and data center management products.

It’s partnering with Aqua Security to add comprehensive, managed and pre-engineered security capabilities to Hitachi Enterprise Cloud (HEC) to provide complete visibility and control of container activity. They include run-time protection, encryption, vulnerability scanning and micro-segmentation to help customers enforce security policies and ensure regulatory compliance.

Specializing in container and cloud native security, Aqua recently released an open sourced a tool called Kube-hunter to help search for security issues in Kubernetes clusters. And it’s collaborating with AWS on its new Fargate service, which allows you to run containers without having to manage servers or clusters.

The second new feature is a single cloud-management interface for HEC Container Platform for running multiple cloud implementations simultaneously. It provides visibility into private, hybrid and public cloud deployments where workloads can be run without need to adapt applications to proprietary public cloud APIs and methods.

It’s also adding one-click deployments of Kubernetes clusters, adding to its catalog of self-service DevOps and data service offerings such as Spark, Cassandra and Kafka.

In July, Hitachi Vantara announced its intent to acquire REAN Cloud, a cloud systems integrator, which Gartner named as a niche player among the top managed service providers for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

REAN Cloud’s offerings include customized solutions for IoT analytics, predictive analytics and machine learning. The acquisition will bolster the Hitachi Vantara’s ability to accelerate enterprise cloud adoption in multi-cloud environments and to manage and operate traditional applications as well, the company said.

The global cloud-managed services market is expected to reach $82.51 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate, according to Grand View Research.

In another interesting project, earlier this month, the company announced Hitachi Digital Evidence Management (HDEM) for law enforcement, an integrated management solution for collecting evidence from a variety of sources including body cams, car video cameras, mobile phones, documents and closed-circuit television (CCTV).

Aqua is a sponsor of The New Stack.

Feature image via Pixabay.


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