AIOps is a story of higher dimensions

Could you ever imagine we’d better learn the lessons of a 19th Century English schoolmaster for managing modern digital infrastructures? In 1884, the English schoolmaster, theologian and priest Edwin Abbott published a work of scientific fantasy entitled Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions. Flatland is a satirical two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures. The book …

Gartner predicts top I&O trends for 2022

The IT world is changing faster than it ever has before, and IT professionals and decision-makers need to stay on top of these changes in order to respond accordingly for their organizations.  In a talk at Gartner’s IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference, Jeffrey Hewitt, VP analyst at Gartner, shared predictions on the top …

Adapting I&O to an ever-changing world

Your typical symphony orchestra has highly skilled musicians playing unique instruments, led by a conductor who meshes the talent, horns, winds and percussion into beautiful music. And, because of the skills of the musicians, the group can go from playing a Tchaikovsky overture to a “Looney Tunes” theme without — literally — missing a beat. …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Istio

Istio is an open source service mesh that simplifies observability, traffic management, security, and policy. It extends Kubernetes to establish a programmable, application-aware network using the Envoy service proxy.  Istio 1.12 was recently launched with an improved experience with WebAssembly that allows users to dynamically load custom-built extensions at runtime through an API. The latest …

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Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1 introduces automation mesh

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1 is now generally available. New additions and more flexible automation architectures will enable customers to onboard more easily. Automation mesh is a new addition that replaces isolated nodes that were featured in version 1.2. Now, the automation control plane and execution plane are fully decoupled. Users can run automation …

ITOps Times news digest: Micro Focus release Operations Bridge – SaaS; Datto’s Autotask PSA on Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace; and Attivo Networks joins SentinelOne’s Singularity XDR Marketplace

Micro Focus has announced the release of Operations Bridge – SaaS, which is a new offering that will provide SaaS support for the company’s AIOps platform. The company believes the new offering will provide organizations with complete observability, faster issue resolution, greater efficiency through automation, and the ability to transform data into insights.  “To develop …

Five common questions about observability

Observability has emerged as a key capability that successful organizations need in order to deliver improved digital services to customers, employees and partners. It is especially relevant for today’s IT Ops environments where flexibility has given way to complexity for highly distributed and hybrid environments.  ITOps Times recently asked Sudip Datta, head of AIOps & …

Weave GitOps Enterprise reaches general availability

Weaveworks, the company who first coined the term “GitOps,” has announced the general availability of Weave GitOps Enterprise. Weave GitOps Enterprise is a commercial offering that builds on the open source GitOps Core project. It adds features that will be beneficial to companies with large Kubernetes deployments. “Weave GitOps Enterprise is the first enterprise GitOps …

AWS re:Invent: AWS EBS Snapshots Archive and Recycle Bin; AWS Control Tower Account Factory for Terraform; AWS IoT Greengrass now integrates with AWS Systems Manager

AWS’ annual re:Invent conference kicked off yesterday in Las Vegas, NE, and already the company has made a number of announcements. In addition, several other companies have announced updates at the event. Here are a few highlights of the news so far:   Amazon EBS Snapshots Archive and Recycle Bin announced Amazon EBS is a block …

ITOps Times news digest: Kublr’s Microsoft Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes validation; Snyk Security Intelligence integration; and Datadobi’s Google Cloud Storage validation

Kubernetes management company Kublr has announced that it has gained validation as a Microsoft Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes provider. This means that Kublr customers will be able to integrate their Azure cloud footprints with their data center and multi-cloud capacity, which will enable them to manage applications across multiple locations.  Kublr already supports several Microsoft Azure …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Goldpinger

Goldpinger is a networking monitoring tool for Kubernetes that works by making calls between its instances. It runs as a DaemonSet on Kubernetes, which is used to manage groups of replicated pods on Kubernetes. It produces Prometheus metrics that can be scraped, visualised and alerted on. “We built Goldpinger to troubleshoot, visualise and alert on …

ITOps news digest: AWS announces the availability of Amazon EC2 R6i instances, Red Hat bolters partnerships, IOTech partners with Google Cloud

The general availability of Amazon EC2 R6i instances are designed for memory-intensive workloads. ​​Like M6i and C6i instances, these new R6i instances are built on the AWS Nitro System, building blocks that can offload a lot of the traditional virtualization functions to dedicated, delivering high performance, high availability, and highly secure cloud instances. The new …

Kyndryl and VMware expand their modernization-focused partnership

Kyndryl and VMware today announced that they will expand their existing app modernization and multicloud services partnership.  According to the companies, the primary goal of the expanded partnership is to accelerate IT and business reinvention for customers through the integration of the two companies’ offerings, which includes Kyndryl’s design, build, and managed services.  “We’re excited …

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Trivy

Trivy is an open-source project developed by Aqua Security that scans for vulnerabilities and configuration issues in container images, file systems, and Git repositories.  It detects vulnerabilities of operating system packages, such as Alpine, RHEL, and CentOS, and language-specific packages, such as Bundler, Composer, npm, yarn, and more.  It can also scan Infrastructure as Code …

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