GitLab has raised $20 million in Series C funding and added WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg to its board of directors, according to a Monday announcement.
The investment, led by Google Ventures (GV), will be used to build its capabilities into operations, and to provide a unified user experience for production and operations as part of its “Complete DevOps” vision.
Head of Product Mark Pundsack explained what GitLab’s plans for its unified solution in a recent blog post. It includes Auto DevOps, released in Beta with version 10.0, and is intended to “close the loop” of development and operations, automate processes, and reduce complexity.
“GitLab’s powerful momentum and scaling have a lot of parallels to Automattic and WordPress in their early days,” said Mullenweg. “WordPress had to battle a lot of competitors, and ultimately came out on top as a successful company on an open source business model. I hope to help GitLab achieve the same triumph. Fundamentally, I want to help create the kind of internet that I want to live in and I want my children to live in, one that reaches a global audience and one that is able to make a difference.”
Complete DevOps can benefit organizations by reducing the time taken switching tools with its single interface, and by encouraging collaboration and reducing the friction between development and operations with deep integration, according to the press release. It builds in the best practices of 100,000


(The Hosting News) – WordPress users beware: A botnet is currently affecting the popular blogging platform.

WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg acknowledged the problem via his blog following a number of media reports on the issue.

“Right now there’s a botnet going around all of the WordPresses it can find trying to login with the “admin” username and a bunch of common passwords, and it has turned into a news story (especially from companies that sell “solutions” to the problem),” he stated.

In fact, Mullenweg commented on the botnet’s scope – noting it “supposedly” had more than 90 thousand IP addresses.

So how should WordPress users go about safeguarding themselves from the botnet? The WordPress founder suggested  users change their login names away from being “Admin” – something that was initially default before the implementation of WordPress 3.0.

It’s not the first time the popular platform has been threatened by the wrath of hackers. In March of last year, security firm Websense noted that number of WordPress-based websites were included in a mass injection.

Botnet Hits WordPress Websites

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