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IIC describes new framework for distributed computing in new report

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has published the Industrial Internet of Things Distributed Computing in the Edge Technical Report. The report defines a framework for distributed computing that moves the capabilities of data center-based cloud computing closer to IoT devices at the edge.  “In edge computing, data, networking, storage, and computing are distributed throughout layers … 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

ITOps Times news digest: BMC Helix Control-M, Splunk’s new IT capabilities, and SkyKick’s Cloud Manager

BMC has announced new automation and AI capabilities. It has released BMC Helix Control-M, which is a workflow orchestration platform. The solution provides users with an end-to-end, single view orchestration platform for application, file transfer, and data pipeline workflows.  BMC Helix Control-M can seamlessly integrate into hybrid infrastructures and is hosted through AWS, the company … continue reading

Canonical’s MicroK8s now support high availability clustering

Canonical has announced MicroK8s now supports autonomous high availability (HA) clustering. This gives production workloads in cloud and server deployments more resilience. According to Canonical, high availability is achieved once three or more nodes are clusters and the data store migrates automatically between nodes. Canonical hopes that the increased resilience of HA MicroK8s will benefit … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenSwitch

This week’s open-source project of the week is OpenSwitch, which is an open source network operating system (NOS) for disaggregated switches hosted by the Linux Foundation. The goal of the project is to accelerate the transition to open networking and adoption of disaggregated data center networks. It provides a control plan stack with Layer 2 … continue reading

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ITOps Times news digest: IBM and ServiceNow partnership, JumpCloud’s new integrations, and Renesas new releases

IBM and ServiceNow have announced they are expanding their partnership on applying AI to automate IT operations. A new joint solution will be coming out later this year that combines IBM’s hybrid cloud software and professional services to ServiceNow’s intelligent workflow capabilities. IBM and ServiceNow’s solution is intended to help clients use AI to analyze … continue reading

ONUG: Analysts’ predictions for 2021

2020 has been one of the most unpredictable years in recent history. Even so, that isn’t stopping analysts from making predictions for what’s to come in 2021. In a session at ONUG Fall 2020, analysts Nick Lippis, Greg Ferro and Johna Till Johnson set out to predict what the IT industry will look like in … continue reading

The shifting network landscape

The rapid digital transformation that companies have had to go through this year have had a drastic impact on network trends. In a talk at ONUG Fall 2020, Daniel Lawson, managing director at Verizon, and Jon Weg, digital transformation leader at Verizon, spoke about how the network has been transformed in the past year.  If … continue reading

It’s prime time for predictive analytics in IT operations

Predictive analytics technologies have become critical to compete in manufacturing (predicting machine failure), banking (predicting fraud), e-commerce (predicting buying behavior) as well as to address horizontal use cases such as cybersecurity breach prevention and sales forecasting. Using data to predict and prevent IT outages and issues is also a growing best practice—especially as advances in … 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

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ITOps Times news digest: Informatica’s new capabilities, Synopsys and Intel partnership, and Cyberpion’s seed funding

Informatica has announced new cloud data management capabilities. Key highlights include the ability to design, build, and deploy cloud-native serverless data integration in a multi-cloud environment; a metadata-driven intelligent data fabric; a new intelligent data marketplace; the ability to enable a 360-degree view of critical business functions; and the ability to modernize with an AI-powered … continue reading

Nintex Workflow Cloud updated with object support, advanced tagging capabilities, and more

Nintex has announced new features and enhancements to Nintex Workflow Cloud. The new features are intended to make it easier for teams to eliminate highly manual processes with automation. It has added object support, creating more integrations for current and new workflows with APIs and systems of record like Microsoft 365, Google, and Salesforce. New … 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

IBM is splitting its managed infrastructure services unit into a new company

IBM’s Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division is splitting into a new public company currently referred to as NewCo.  The separation is expected to be achieved as a tax-free spin-off to IBM shareholders, and completed by the end of 2021. While IBM will focus on its open hybrid cloud platform, AI … continue reading

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