Microsoft Ignite themes: Security, AI and data, IoT and edge computing

Microsoft kicked off its Ignite conference this morning with a boatload of announcement primarily around three themes: IT security, AI and data, and IoT and edge computing. With cyberattacks continuing to harm organizations around the world, Microsoft announced Secure Score, a report card to assess their current state of security as well as make recommendations … continue reading

Instana creates Application Perspectives for monitoring applications

Application monitoring provider Instana today has rolled out new capabilities in its solution that enable users to customize their automated APM experience based on the information they need. The idea behind the new capabilities is to allow any user – not just performance experts on the IT ops team – to tailor their view of … continue reading

Living on the edge: IoT is the future, and security is playing catch-up

Smart homes. Smart cities. Smart factories. Intelligent cloud. Intelligent edge. While many still believe the Internet of Things has a way to go before we see widespread adoption, there is no questioning that it is here today. Some things are prototypes upon which larger deployments can be built, and some are already in wide use, … continue reading

8 surprising facts about Docker adoption

The average lifespan of a container is a mere two days. That was among eight surprising findings revealed in a survey by Datadog, the application monitoring solution provider, and released this week at DockerCon18 in San Francisco. Datadog took a sampling of its customer base, representing more than 10,000 companies and 700 million containers, the … continue reading

DockerCon: Building and managing containers

Several companies announced new products and functionality at this week’s DockerCon18 conference in San Francisco. Among the announcements were: Red Hat was talking about the initial public release of its Buildah command-line utility for creating or changing Linux container images. Buildah, according to the company, makes the images easier to integrate into build pipelines. Buildah … continue reading

CA Technologies rolls out workload automation solution

CA Technologies today announced a new release of CA Workload Automation AE (Autosys), its workload engine, with new features and integration with the CA Automic One Automation platform. Among the new capabilities is support for AWS and Azure Database services, providing a more reliable connection to these remote services. Usage is based on consumption, according … continue reading

Industry Watch: DevOps is more about the Devs than Ops teams

DevOps. What a concept. Developers and IT operations teams working together to ensure applications are performant, can scale, and can deal with multi-stage deployments and rollbacks. But has it been a collaboration, or more like a railroading? If you look at the industry since business executives bought into the need for speed in application development, … continue reading

IT transformation can be a monster

Frankenstein is a monster. IT can harm the people who created it. Ergo, IT is a monster. Taking a software tool from this vendor, hardware from another vendor, using a cloud-based storage and network system, can often lead to problems not foreseen by those who approved that approach. “There’s a new philosophy of how IT … continue reading

Micro Focus announces update to its Service Management Automation solution

Micro Focus today released SMA-X, the 10th version of its Service Management Automation platform with enhanced automation, analytics and collaboration. “This changes how end users interact with service management,” said Roy Ritthaler, vice president of product marketing, who joined Micro Focus from HPE. By adding chatbots and virtual agents, SMA-X “provides the modern service experience, … continue reading

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