Visibility into IT estate is key to automation, Puppet says

Across the board, organizations are finding that automation is a strong competitive advantage to business success, but many IT barriers still remain. In a newly released report by Puppet, the company found that while visibility into an organization’s IT estate is key to automation, enterprises are still struggling. The Pervasive Automation Report found respondents don’t …

Catchpoint expands monitoring network with Cloud Nodes

Catchpoint, the digital experience monitoring (DEM) expert, today further expanded its industry-leading network of monitoring location options with Cloud Nodes, which monitors in multiple regions of the six major cloud providers, and an updated Enterprise Nodes offering, for fast-start monitoring from any location. These solutions address the challenges of ensuring stellar performance (speed, reachability, reliability, and …

Aqua Container Security Platform 3.2 released with “zero day” vulnerability protection

Cloud-native and containerized application security provider Aqua Security is introducing 3.2 of its Aqua Container Security Platform this week. The latest release comes with new capabilities for full-stack and serverless security, updated compliance features, and an OS-level security profile automation tool. “Sophisticated attacks often exploit unknown vulnerabilities in the application or operating system, also known …

Report: The state of IT is rapidly changing

The increase interest in cloud-to-the-edge technology, digital transformation and artificial intelligence is changing the approach to IT and IT service delivery. A recent report from LogicMonitor on the State of IT Delivery Survey found 80 percent of respondents have implemented or plan on implementing a modern IT solution. According to the report, the motivators for …

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Google introduces commercial Kubernetes applications in the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace

Google is introducing the availability of commercial Kubernetes applications today in the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace. “Building, deploying and managing applications with Kubernetes comes with its own set of unique challenges. Today, we are excited to be the first major cloud provider to offer production-ready commercial Kubernetes apps right from our marketplace, bringing you simplified …

When your trusted employees leave, so will your IP

The American economy is strong and the unemployment rate is at a 17-year low. Depending on which study you believe, either 40 percent or 70 percent of U.S. working people are looking to make a job move soon. These statistics make security practitioners nervous — let’s be honest we are always nervous. The reason these …

Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 released with improved automation across multicloud infrastructures

Red Hat announced the general availability of the latest version of its IT automation platform Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 today. The release adds improvements to three key areas of automation — simplifying multicloud provisioning, enhancing network capabilities and simplifying management in Windows. According to the company, it was able to simplify multicloud provisioning through …

Microsoft releases public preview of Azure Service Fabric Mesh

Microsoft has announced that it is making the preview of the Azure Service Fabric Mesh available to everyone, after having been in private preview for the last few months. Azure Service Fabric is a scalable distributed systems platform for building and managing scalable microservices and container-based application on Windows and Linux. With the service, developers …

MarkLogic introduces the MarkLogic Query Service for managing elasticity in the cloud

MarkLogic wants to help users achieve scalability in the cloud with the release of the MarkLogic Query Service. The service is a cost-effective way to query various workload demands without overprovisioning, the company explained. “Large enterprises expect three things when moving to the cloud: agility, security, and zero-administration. With the MarkLogic Query Service, our customers …

WSO2 announces support for cloud native programming language Ballerina

WSO2 announced early support for Ballerina at its WSO2Con US 2018 conference in San Francisco today. Ballerina is a cloud native programming language designed with integration in mind. As part of the support, WSO2 is introducing the Ballerina Early Access Development Support package. “Ballerina was created to address the central role integration is playing in …

StackRox Container Security Platform expands its scope to the orchestration level

Containerized and cloud-native application security company StackRox announced the latest release of its Container Security Platform today. The updated platform aims to provide an all-in-one solution for securing containers through runtime threat detection as well as actionable feedback at every stage of the container lifecycle. “The StackRox Container Security Platform’s integrated approach streamlines decision making …

EasyVista’s forthcoming ITSM update influenced by World Cup app

As soccer devotees and even casual fans await this Sunday’s unlikely showdown between France and Croatia in the World Cup tournament final, regardless of who wins, its impact will endure in the forthcoming release of EasyVista’s IT Service Management (ITSM) platform. The World Cup decidedly played a role in the company’s plan to ready Oxygen, …

Dash: Datadog announces new analytics and monitoring capabilities

Monitoring and analytics platform provider Datadog announced a new autonomous monitoring tool, and search and analytics solution at its Dash conference in NYC day. Watchdog is a machine learning monitoring capability, while Trace Search and Analytics is a tools that allows users to explore, graph, and correlate application performance data. Watchdog can identify hidden issues …

How IT Operations teams can prove their worth

To the business, IT operations teams are often considered a money sink, a necessary evil due to humans’ inability to write perfect code. I should know, as before joining AppDynamics I managed a number of operations teams, most recently for an ecommerce site in the UK. Call me biased, but I believe that CFOs and …

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    Multi-Cloud: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    Multi-cloud strategies offer undeniable benefits of speed and scalability. But it also comes with some downsides, including architectural complexity and a lack of consistent application services across platforms. This ebook looks at the good, the bad and the downright ugly of adopting a multi-cloud strategy. Read it today! …

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    4 Steps to a Successful Cloud Journey

    Many organizations understand the benefits of cloud computing, but their journey has been done in an ad hoc manner. There is, however, much to consider before moving to the cloud, such as choosing one cloud or multiple clouds to run on, or adopting a hybrid on-premises/cloud strategy. Some numbers: 56% of F5 survey respondents say …

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    Five Stages of Incident Management

    By understanding the distinct phases of incident management in technology environments, teams can build a comprehensive plan to prepare for, react to, and analyze the impact of an incident. Download the Five Stages of Incident Management white paper and gain clear insight into: Understanding each stage of incident management Helpful tips on driving improvements across …

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    API Monitoring: A Primer

    APIs power today’s connected digital world, extending the functionality of web applications and driving automation. While they improve extensibility and innovation, API’s can also hurt your end-user’s experience if integrations are not available or functioning properly, so API monitoring has become critical to protecting performance. This API monitoring primer covers: Description of modern APIs and web services …

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    SLA Monitoring Handbook

    With more applications moving to the cloud, the role of IT moves from managing performance and availability, to governance. Ensuring service level agreements (SLAs) are being met is important for both the consumer and provider of a SaaS service. This handbook is a deep dive into the importance of establishing and monitoring SLAs for both …

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    Using Digital Experience Monitoring to Guide Cloud Migrations

    Organizations planning a migration to the cloud must be confident that they will be able to exceed the performance levels they’ve provided from their own systems. This cloud migration guide covers: The challenges of migration and how to mitigate The “Cloud Imperative” as described by Gartner Planning a migration and how to assess performance Download …

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