Topic: automation

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

Amazon EC2 instances get predictive scaling capabilities

Amazon implemented a new predictive scaling feature for Auto Scaled EC2 (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud) instances yesterday which uses machine learning to make predictions about traffic and automatically scale cloud computing instances accordingly. “Using data collected from your actual EC2 usage and further informed by billions of data points drawn from our own observations, we … continue reading

Kaloom makes Software-Defined Fabric for white box software-defined networking at scale generally available

Data center networking automation company Kaloom released its Software Defined Fabric (SDF) solution into general availability. SDF is a containerized software suite designed to provide networking capabilities for white box, or custom-built, routing and switching hardware at hyperscale. “Since founding Kaloom, our goal has been to deliver the most automated, programmable and scalable data center … continue reading

The Linux Foundation to unite network automation and cloud-native communities

The Linux Foundation has announced a new collaboration between the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the LF Networking community at the Open Networking Summit in Europe today. As part of the collaboration, the foundation will help with the migration of Virtual Network Functions (VFN) to Cloud-native Functions (CNFs). According to the foundation, networks need to … continue reading

Visibility into IT estate is key to automation, Puppet says

Across the board, organizations are finding that automation is a strong competitive advantage to business success, but many IT barriers still remain. In a newly released report by Puppet, the company found that while visibility into an organization’s IT estate is key to automation, enterprises are still struggling. The Pervasive Automation Report found respondents don’t … continue reading

The urgency for intelligent automation

Software development teams have been applying automation to their manual processes for years, but it is not a tool just for developers to run tests automatically and repeatedly. In order to achieve true agility, every aspect of a business needs to become more automated and the way they do that also needs to become more … continue reading

Overcoming network engineering challenges

The need for speed applies to all aspects of the business, and within the IT Ops space, network engineers are being pressured to evolve, be quicker, fix problems faster and drive more strategic projects. The problem is that they are being held back by manual processes. “Every organization today has an enterprise network, and they … continue reading

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