Chef to open-source all of its software, creates Enterprise Automation Stack

Chef, makers of infrastructure-as-code software, today announced it is moving all of its software to open source, and introducing a new commercial distribution that bundles its portfolio of products as the Chef Enterprise Automation Stack. The code for its five products — Chef Infra, InSpec, Habitat, Automate and Workstation — is in public GitHub repositories … continue reading

Making site reliability Blameless

As site reliability becomes more important as software releases grow in frequency and complexity, a startup called Blameless today released an SRE platform that can handle the increasing velocity of code deployments while offering faster, more efficient incident resolution. Ashar Rizqi, CEO of Blameless, said the company’s vision is to enable any modern software business … continue reading

SnapRoute delivers cloud-native network operating system

Saying that today’s network operating systems are keeping organizations from fully taking advantage of modern software architectures, SnapRoute today announced it is making available its Cloud Native Network Operating System (CN-NOS). The CN-NOS is containerized and cloud-native, and uses DevOps principles to give organizations the ability to deliver new services more rapidly and reliably as … continue reading

Rancher Labs supports multi-cluster Kubernetes applications

Rancher Labs today announced support in its open-source management platform for multi-cluster global Kubernetes applications, which the company believes will be a big reason for that platform’s uptake going forward. “The number of production clusters is showing that multi-cluster with Kubernetes is becoming a reality,” said Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs. “Everything … continue reading

Linux Foundation launches edge computing organization

The Linux Foundation today announced LF Edge, an organization created to establish an open framework for edge computing. LF Edge consists of five projects that will make up a software stack dealing with location, latency and mobility differentiation, according to the foundation’s announcement. According to the Linux Foundation, the projects include: Akraino Edge Stack, which … continue reading

AppDynamics creates a Central Nervous System for IT

With a vision for a Central Nervous System for IT, application performance insight provider AppDynamics today announced its strategy around the pillars of visibility, insight and action. IT systems have become too large and too complex to manage manually, so organizations need to adopt an AIOps approach, according to Matt Chotin, senior director of technology … continue reading

Red Hat brings workflow enhancements to Ansible Tower

Red Hat today rolled out its Ansible Tower 3.4 with workflow enhancements designed to improve IT operations automation in the areas of infrastructure, cloud, networks and security. With the company’s IT management portfolio — which includes Ansible Tower, Red Hat Satellite (for Linux management) and Red Hat Cloud Forms (for bare metal, virtual machines and … continue reading

Gartner: The future of infrastructure is always on, always available

The future of IT infrastructure is about being always on, and always available, everywhere, according to a presentation by Gartner at its IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies, held this week in Las Vegas. With applications so critical to business today, any outage could spell disaster for those companies, according to a number of conference … continue reading

Veritas launches Predictive Insights

Veritas Technologies today launched its Predictive Insights engine, a solution that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning for monitoring the health of systems, detecting anomalies and creating proactive remediation to reduce downtime. Unforeseen events lead to downtime that has cost organizations roughly $21 million per year, according to Eric Seidman, director of solution marketing at … continue reading

How automation has changed APM

Changes in software development that have led to accelerated delivery cadences are stressing other parts of the application life cycle. This is especially true in organizations adopting microservices architecture, where teams are working autonomously to deliver their software, which by definition relies on communication with other services to form a more complete application. And one … continue reading

Editor’s Blog: Dynatrace looks to redefine APM

If Dynatrace had its way, APM would no longer stand for application performance monitoring. In a meeting with the company’s Peter Hack at this week’s Microsoft Ignite conference, he flatly stated:  “No one should be doing monitoring anymore.” In fact, the company’s Network Operations Center in its Waltham, Massachusetts offices has been converted to a … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite: CData Cloud Hub, Sumo Logic announces Azure integrations and MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform

Along with the numerous announcements made by Microsoft at its Ignite conference in Orlando this week, a number of other software providers discussed new products and updates to their offerings. CData Software launches cloud data and integration hub CData, which offers data access and integration solutions using standards-based drivers, launched CData Cloud Hub for software-as-a-service, … continue reading

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