Topic: automation

Into the Looking Glass: Where IoT, cloud computing and automation are headed in 2020 and beyond

The end of a decade presents a unique opportunity for organizations to evaluate and measure the impact of past technology initiatives, and to plan for those to come in the future. Many modern enterprises have taken advantage of IoT, automation and cloud computing to stand out against competitors in recent years. Will these be in … continue reading

ITOps news digest: Instana announces vSphere support, IIC opens community forum, and Itential’s Automation Studio

Automatic APM provider Instana has announced it is adding vSphere support to its microservices application and infrastructure monitoring solution. The support will now enable users to discover, map and monitor components running on the VMware’s vSphere suite.  “The vSphere announcement continues Instana’s legacy of excellence in monitoring applications and their underlying infrastructure together. Whether organizations … continue reading

A view of the future of I&O

No area of IT has been impacted more than infrastructure and operations in the past 20 years. Gartner analysts made that statement, and spoke about how I&O can change in the next five years to go from a “serve and protect” defensive posture to one that drives business innovation and value, at the analysis firm’s … continue reading

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Puppet’s Project Nebula for cloud-native apps comes to public beta

Infrastructure automation and delivery provider Puppet announced the public beta release of Project Nebula at Puppetize PDX this week. Project Nebula is designed to provide a single deployment workflow solution for cloud-native and serverless technologies. “We’ve been working closely with our private beta participants to understand their deployment workflows and pain points. Everyone we’ve interviewed … continue reading

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Red Hat announces new Ansible Automation Platform

Red Hat has released a new enterprise-grade solution that will help companies advance automation at scale. The company announced Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform at this week’s AnsibleFest in Atlanta.  The platform is designed to improve operational efficiencies, reduce risk and provide a consistent user experience. In addition, it features integrations with Red Hat Ansible … continue reading

Automation, the key to digital transformation

Nowadays customers have high expectations of (online) services and what a business can (or should) deliver. To meet up to those high expectations, businesses need to transform the way they work and think and even their organizational culture. This involves major changes in day-to-day operations. As a result of these changes, customer value will increase. … continue reading

Network automation – To plan or not to plan is the question

“A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door.” – Confucius As the network evolves into a more dynamic environment due to the introduction of new concepts such as virtualization and software-defined everything, it is becoming imperative that operators automate as much as possible. Whether it be software-defined WAN, data … continue reading

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ansible

As more businesses are feeling the pressure to move faster, automation across all areas of the business is becoming a necessity. For IT operations professionals, there is a simple tool for enabling automation: Ansible. The solution automates tasks like cloud provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, and intra-service orchestration. “Ansible makes complex changes like zero-downtime rolling … continue reading

AIOps Exchange holds inaugural event to lay the groundwork for AIOps’ future

A majority of companies have implemented or are starting to experiment with AIOps, according to a survey from OpsRamp. Of those, a majority of them have seen success with the AIOps implementations. The AIOps Exchange was launched earlier this month, and tomorrow it is holding its inaugural event in San Francisco. The event will feature … continue reading

PagerDuty update focuses on faster incident response and team management

Incident response company PagerDuty released a new version of its SaaS orchestration platform today, introducing features aimed at helping users address service disruptions more quickly. Updates include machine learning-powered analytics, expanded “enterprise-wide” communication and an improved end-user experience, the company wrote in an announcement. “Operational complexity is making it crucial that technical responders and business … continue reading

Chef to open-source all of its software, creates Enterprise Automation Stack

Chef, makers of infrastructure-as-code software, today announced it is moving all of its software to open source, and introducing a new commercial distribution that bundles its portfolio of products as the Chef Enterprise Automation Stack. The code for its five products — Chef Infra, InSpec, Habitat, Automate and Workstation — is in public GitHub repositories … continue reading

Joint data synchronization RPA utility launched by BMC and Automation Anywhere

Multi-cloud management company BMC is partnering with Automation Anywhere to extend robotic process automation capabilities in BMC’s Helix cognitive automation for service desk processes. “The BMC Helix offering integrates with Automation Anywhere’s intelligent RPA platform, which combines sophisticated RPA, AI, and embedded analytic technologies,” the company wrote in the announcement. “Automation Anywhere’s RPA technology uses … continue reading

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