Nokia plots enterprise expansion with focus on blending LTE and 5G with IoT

Nokia is best known as one of the world’s largest suppliers of transmission infrastructure to broadband telecommunications and cellular carriers, but the company believes there’s growing demand among enterprises for its LTE wireless, and high-speed optical networking gear. Seeking to tap that demand, the company is launching a new enterprise business unit on Jan. 1, … continue reading

Spending on automating IT Ops is rising, though many aren’t prepared

Many CIOs and enterprise technology professionals aren’t prepared to automate their IT operations to meet business transformation initiatives, but a growing number are moving forward, based on projected spending. Various studies have made that point. A survey of 1,000 IT operations professionals worldwide who spend more than $500 million per year on infrastructure management, found … continue reading

Startup YotaScale aims to automate enterprise IT cloud ops

Organizations are moving applications to modern cloud computing infrastructures at a growing pace because they provide business services on-demand, but the transition to a usage-based OpEx cost model can come at a steep price. A Silicon Valley startup company known as YotaScale claims it can automate cloud IT operations management and thereby reduce sticker shock … continue reading

Windows Server 2019 release gives IT Ops pros plenty to consider

Microsoft’s new Windows Server 2019 promises to bring significant improvements to IT operations professionals and managers seeking to more easily bridge their datacenters with the public cloud. Showcased at the recent Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida the Windows Server 2019 became generally available earlier this month. The release of Windows Server 2019 comes as … continue reading

premium Defining a new network landscape

The latest advances in software-defined networking (SDN) promise to enable automation of IT operations, particularly among enterprises shifting to DevOps, application modernization initiatives and hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. Network systems providers such as Arista, Big Switch Networks, Cumulus, HPE, Nicira and Juniper were among the earliest to deliver on the concept of SDN at the … continue reading

Atlassian targets major incident management with deal to acquire OpsGenie and Jira Ops launch

Atlassian is driving deeper into IT Service Management (ITSM) with a deal to acquire incident alerting tool supplier OpsGenie for $295 million and the launch of its new Jira Ops platform. The company announced the deal and Jira Ops yesterday at the Atlassian Summit Europe, taking place in Barcelona. Atlassian’s moves signal a focus on … continue reading

Expanded services and capacity is coming to VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware and Amazon Web Services are expanding the services, capacity and geographic coverage of their jointly engineered, hybrid cloud offering that went live one year ago this week. The companies revealed they will add AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) and Elastic Block Storage (EBS) to VMware Cloud on AWS, during this week’s annual VMworld conference … continue reading

Jobs and training to get a boost of AI and blockchain

Online training and jobs marketplaces are nothing new, but one startup believes it has found a unique way to bring the two together with a blockchain platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI). The forthcoming platform, under development by Expercoin, is the outgrowth of Experfy, an early stage company incubated by Harvard University Innovation Labs. Expercoin … continue reading

Istio open-source service mesh launches

Istio, an open-source project formed last year by Google, IBM and the ride-sharing service Lyft to create a consistent way to connect, manage, secure and monitor Kubernetes-based clusters of microservices, is now ready for production. The creators of the spec today announced the official release of Istio 1.0, which defines a common way to manage … continue reading

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, … continue reading

Survey points to rise in PaaS, container and serverless deployments this year

Deployments of cloud-native applications in platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environments are on the rise this year and organizations are in large part building and running these new apps in containers, according to a report released last week by the Cloud Foundry Foundation. The report also shows an uptick in those building serverless applications, also known as functions … continue reading

Containing app vulnerabilities

The allure of modern software architectures based on containers and microservices are their potential to enable business transformation efforts, but like any new technology, security is a key barrier to widespread implementation. However, new tools and evolving software frameworks promise to tackle that key hurdle. Shifting from current monolithic software to containerization is compelling because … continue reading

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