Topic: automation

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

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

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

SentinelOne announces Automated Application Control Engine to secure cloud and containerized workloads

SentinelOne has released a new automated application control engine that is designed to secure cloud and containerized workloads without human intervention. The automated engine eliminates the need to manually maintain allow-lists, which preserves cloud and container workload’s immutable states while also defending against malware, cryptojacking, and zero-day threats. “It is critical to defend cloud and … continue reading

Report: More than half of IT teams need improved technology to support remote work

A little more than half of IT teams need improved technology to support a remote workforce and learning environments, according to the new 2020 Pulse report. The areas that need more improvement include better end-user portals for managing inquiries, improved tools for managing remote teams, and increased insight to manage work and resource allocations. When … continue reading

ITOps Open Source Project of the Week: Gemini

The open source project Gemini aims to solve a problem that has frustrated developers since Kubernetes was introduced: the inability to run databases or persistent storage in Kubernetes. To fix this, Kubernetes enablement company Fairwinds built Gemini on the VolumeSnapshot API. The new solution creaties a more robust and user-friendly interface that allows for automated … continue reading

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe: Red Hat announces Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes, OpenShift 4.5, and a partnership with Intuit on Argo CD

Red Hat made a number of announcements in the cluster management and Kubernetes space at the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Europe today. Top announcements included:  Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes released Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes is designed to help organizations scale Red Hat OpenShift with enterprise-grade management capabilities across hybrid … continue reading

premium The automation imperative

Cloud-native and Kubernetes are dominant topics in technology circles these days. But why? What makes such previously obscure concepts and tools suddenly so relevant? Standard practices for software operations until now have been imperative, meaning that instructions are explicit, requiring manual steps and active intervention. Kubernetes and a new generation of cloud-native software have changed … continue reading

Juniper Networks announces WAN Assurance service and new AIOps interface for Juniper Virtual Network Assistant

Mist AI optimizes end-to-end user experiences and minimizes IT costs across LAN, WLAN and WAN through insights and Self-Driving Network automation. With the new Juniper Mist WAN Assurance service, customers will receive better automation and insight in branch locations with AI-driven service level expectations, client-to-cloud event correlation for rapid fault resolution, anomaly detection and proactive … continue reading

Two-thirds of IT decision makers plan on increasing investments in automation due to COVID-19

Nearly two-thirds of US IT decision makers plan to increase their investments in automation technology over the next year as a result of COVID-19, according to a recent study by Opinion Matters and Inference Solutions. About a quarter of organizations will increase their investments by 10% or higher. “Cloud-based, self-managed platforms that give businesses more … continue reading

Freshworks acquires IT orchestration company Flint

Freshworks completed its key acquisition with Flint to bring advanced automation and cloud management capabilities for IT teams in the remote work era. With the acquisition, Freshworks can now leverage intelligent automations to provision IT resources, rapidly remediate business-critical incidents and automate workloads using out-of-the-box connectors to popular service providers including Microsoft, VMware, Amazon, Google, … continue reading

VMware announces intent to acquire Blue Medora true visibility suite

VMware announced its intent to acquire the True Visibility Suite team and technology from Blue Medora to further VMware’s self-driving operations capabilities. The acquisition would expand VMware’s existing operations management solution, VMware vRealize Operations, with Blue Medora’s integration solutions for vRealize Operations which are available via management packs. The integrations enable vRealize Operations to provide … continue reading

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