Topic: automation

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Terraform reaches maturity and stability with 1.0 release

HashiCorp has announced a milestone release of its open-source infrastructure as code (IaC) software tool. Terraform 1.0 has been 10 years in the making and is a huge leap forward for the project in terms of interoperability, ease of updates and maintenance of automation workflows, the team explained.  When the idea of Terraform was first … continue reading

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Report: Cloud application monitoring remains the biggest challenge for SREs

Just over half of SREs (53%) said that the number one cloud application monitoring challenge is unified visibility across the stack. Organizations are looking toward AI and machine learning to solve these problems, but adoption of AIOps is slow. This is according to the 2021 SRE Report that was conducted by the digital experience monitoring … continue reading

Oracle Enterprise Manager improves automation in latest update

Oracle announced its Enterprise Manager 13c release 5 which includes big improvements in monitoring and managing automation for Oracle environments, according to the company.  The new release adds fleet monitoring, management and data movement across the entire IT estate, whether that’s on premise or in the cloud. EM Hybrid Database as a Service now supports … continue reading

Report: digital transformation initiatives are causing increased adoption of SRE in ITOps

A new study found that the increased need for process automation and SREs has been fueled by companies’ increase in digital transformation initiatives as well as remote and hybrid work policies.  Industries have seen a 90% increase in customer-affecting issues and 68% of businesses reported an increased cost of downtime since the pandemic began.  Now, … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Foreman

Foreman is a complete lifecycle management tool that gives administrators the power to easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy applications, and proactively manage servers, on-premise or in the cloud.  These automated repetitive tasks can include registering hosts or assigning roles to users.  Users have the ability to provision from anywhere whether that’s from Amazon EC2, … continue reading

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

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