ServiceNow acquires Element AI to further AI innovation in the Now platform

ServiceNow announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Element AI to create an Innovation Hub in Canada to accelerate customer-focused AI innovation in the Now platform. “AI technology is evolving rapidly as companies race to digitally transform 20th century processes and business models,” said ServiceNow Chief AI Officer Vijay Narayanan. “ServiceNow is leading this … continue reading

Blue Prism’s new Automation Lifecycle Suite accelerates automation projects

Blue Prism announced the release of its Automation Lifecycle Suite with several new tools that make it easier for enterprises to unlock the full potential of intelligent digital workers.  The suite includes Automation Lifecycle Management, Process Assessment Tool, and Capture: Process Modeller, which makes it easier to identify, deploy and scale automation and reduce the … continue reading

Mirantis Lens adds extension API to integrate with any Kubernetes component, toolkit or service

The open cloud company behind the popular Lens Kubernetes IDE project, Mirantis, announced a new Extensions API that enables the rapid development of extensions for seamless integration with any Kubernetes-integrated component, toolkit, or service. “The Extension API and Extensions made in collaboration with many popular CNCF projects, opens up the world to Kubernetes developers greatly … continue reading

IBM adds new data and automation capabilities to its hybrid cloud software portfolio

IBM announced a series of data and automation updates to Cloud Pak for Data and Cloud Pak for Automation on Red Hat OpenShift to help companies with innovation across their expanding environments and to accelerate digital transformations.  Cloud Pak for Data will now receive new industry accelerators for banking, warranty management, supply chain forecasting, and … continue reading

Splice Machine’s Livewire brings operational AI to industrial IoT

Splice Machine announced a new open-source AI platform, Livewire, designed to combine data and AI, and alert plant operators of likely outages or performance degradation soon enough for them to take remedial action.  According to the company, the platform enables teams of data engineers, operators, and data scientists to work together with unprecedented speed and … continue reading

VMware and Samsung form 5G Alliance to accelerate 5G transformation

The Samsung and VMware collaboration aims to accelerate the innovation cycle for 5G through network design end-to-end and by supporting the agility required for 5G networks.  The companies seek to help communication service providers (CSPs) meet the requirements of 5G networks and to optimize Samsung’s portfolio of telco offerings from Core to Edge to RAN … continue reading

The Cloud Security Alliance announces new risks, threats and vulnerabilities for migrating to the hybrid cloud

With hybrid clouds now often the starting point for organizations in their cloud journey, management, access control, data use, and service contracts become more difficult with multi-cloud convergence, according to the Cloud Security Alliance in a whitepaper. “Although the hybrid cloud environment seamlessly integrates private and public cloud, bringing onboard new IT capabilities to the … continue reading

Cloud Foundry announces project updates around Kubernetes

Today, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced cf-for-k8s release, KubeCF 2.5 and Stratos 4.2 to ensure that Cloud Foundry’s architecture includes the most modern and cloud-native infrastructure technology.  Cf-for-k8s is a Kubernetes-native distribution of Cloud Foundry that blends the Cloud Foundry developer API with popular Kubernetes technologies including Istio, Envoy, Fluentd, and Kubernetes.  Version 1.0 also … continue reading

Report: Most SOCs are using AI and machine learning tools to detect advanced threats

The 2020 State of Security Operations report found that SecOps teams are more often turning to next-generation automation tools to address gaps in security with 93% of respondents saying that they employ AI and ML technologies with the leading goal of improving advanced threat detection. The report was conducted by Micro Focus and CyberEdge Group, … continue reading

Red Hat AnsibleFest roundup

At Red Hat AnsibleFest this week, the company released a number of new automation capabilities for its platform.  Red Hat Ansible Automation platform integration for Red Hat OpenShift environments released The integration between Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform connects traditional platforms, containers and edge through automation. The … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Shipa Deployment Engine

Shipa recently open-sourced its deployment engine, which was originally designed to help developers deploy and manage cloud-native applications across multiple environments.  The company said it will work with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as the deployment engine’s roadmap evolves in the future.  Shipa’s application-centric deployment engine bridges the gap between continuous integration tools and … continue reading

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