Topic: automation

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

Red Hat releases Process Automation Manager 7 with cloud-native process automation capabilities

Red Hat has announced the release of Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7, the company’s the next generation business process management offering. It is designed for organizations to streamline, automate, measure, and continuously improve their business operations. “Digital transformation can place new demands on both business and IT to deliver greater efficiency and agility throughout … continue reading

CA uses machine learning to give ITOps teams new insights

CA Technologies revealed a new advanced analytics solution at its second annual Built for Change Summit this week. The new solution is designed to help ITOps teams gain meaningful insights with minimal effort. The CA Digital Operational Intelligence solution uses machine learning to automatically ingest cross-domain data from IT operations tools. It is powered by … continue reading

Puppet is on a mission to help their customers fully embrace automation

Puppet has announced the addition of several new products to its portfolio, with the overall goal of helping customers accelerate their journey to automation. It has also revealed new additions to its partner ecosystem to help with this mission. “In order to harness the potential of the latest technologies, CIOs must execute on a roadmap … continue reading

What the new generation of automation technology means for digital transformation

A large movie theater chain examines box office sales and discovers that a new romantic comedy isn’t doing as well as expected on its opening weekend. The chain knows from previous data analysis that, for whatever reason, Twizzler red licorice is a best-seller at the concession stands for fans of romantic comedies. So the chain … continue reading

Defining the role of a Site Reliability Engineer

The Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) is an emerging role in IT operations with more than 1,000 SRE job listings on LinkedIn. But while the role continues to gain traction, there is confusion about what it demands. Catchpoint, a digital experience monitoring company, released new survey findings to help understand how SREs play a part in … continue reading

How automation is redefining today’s enterprises

Today, the world is moving too fast. Companies are being pressured to act like software companies now. Technology is evolving at a tremendous rate: from cloud elasticity, to container innovation, to serverless computing and cloud functions. However, the high rate of change across technologies, tooling and practices makes it impossible to confidently know where to … continue reading

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