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

Protecting the service mesh with Istio

Kubernetes has rapidly become the de facto standard for container orchestration, management and security. Now moving up the stack at an equally fast pace is Istio. Riding on the coattails of Kubernetes, Istio is an open-source project designed to enable service meshes. Istio was originally developed by the ride-sharing service Lyft. Google and IBM began … continue reading

Microsoft’s Corey Sanders provides more insight into Azure migration

Microsoft has divided the process of moving on-premises workloads and applications to the cloud into three key steps: Assess, migrate and optimize. Once the assessment of existing infrastructure, applications and dependencies is complete, there are four general options for undergoing an application migration to Azure. Those are: re-hosting or lift and shift, refactoring with containers, … continue reading

The migration to Microsoft Azure

One of the first things cloud architect Bill Zack did after moving from Connecticut to Nashville in 2013 was to form a Microsoft Azure User Group. Launched with just four initial members, the Nashville Azure User Group has a membership well above 800 and growing. “It’s been exploding,” Zack says of the user group in … continue reading

AppDynamics brings code-level APM to SAP business apps and HANA

AppDynamics is offering a new tool that will let IT ops administrators determine code-level issues impacting SAP environments. The new AppDynamics for SAP will help trace code-level flaws responsible for degraded transaction and user experience performance, a capability until now restricted to the tools that come with the business application suite. The new tool, an … continue reading

ServiceNow reveals roadmap for “The Future of Work” with Agent Workspace, Virtual Agent and Enterprise DevOps

ServiceNow has ambitious plans to roll out new tools this summer aimed at making life easier for IT operations professionals, helpdesk and support agents along with the employees and customers they service. At ServiceNow’s annual Knowledge18 customer and partner conference last week, the company’s top officials revealed key deliverables that include an aggressive and high … continue reading

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