Topic: automation

You can’t scale security and compliance without automation

Lately, I’ve seen more breaches happening from internal errors than from big hacks or network breaches — and unless we step back and figure out how to effectively embed security and compliance and scale them automatically, this trend will continue. There are compound factors at play — infrastructure and DevOps teams are stretched thin from … continue reading

PagerDuty Operations Cloud updates will allow teams to focus attention on innovation

PagerDuty announced new enhancements to PagerDuty Operations Cloud to to decrease noise, reduce toil, and automate manual work so that teams can focus on innovation.  “Businesses today need PagerDuty’s Operations Cloud – a single, integrated platform for action that improves productivity and efficiency, increases availability, and reduces incident duration while delivering intelligent automation to give … continue reading

ITOps Open-Source Project of the Week: cert-manager

Cert-manager, an open-source Kubernetes add-on that can automate the management and issuance of TLS certificates from various issuing sources, has become a CNCF incubating project.  The project can ensure that certificates are up-to-date and can renew certificates before expiration to run highly secure, encrypted data communications using TLS.  “cert-manager is probably one of the first … continue reading

Reach your Future State Faster with Enterprise Automation

Groundhog Day is a memorable movie. Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a TV weatherman trapped in a time loop, forced to relive February 2nd repeatedly. IT operations can sometimes feel like that. Scroll back 15 years, and scheduling managers were juggling between different screens, running jobs on multiple machines – each with its own scheduler. Today, as … continue reading

Report: The top 3 complex technologies that MSPs need to embrace

In order to take advantage of new opportunities in the market, managed service providers (MSPs) are going to need to embrace new complex technologies. This is according to OpsRamp’s 2022 State of the Market for MSPs in IT Operations, which includes responses from 211 MSP decision makers.  According to the report, there is more opportunity … continue reading

ServiceNow updates Now Platform with new RPA capabilities

ServiceNow announced its Now Platform San Diego release which includes an upgraded and more modern visual design and new RPA capabilities. “From the great resignation, to supply chain disruption, to the new world of hybrid work, seismic shifts in our global workforce and economy underscore that the technology strategy has become the business strategy,” said … continue reading

PagerDuty announces new SaaS offerings and features for automating IT

The digital operations management solution provider PagerDuty announced PagerDuty Process Automation On Prem 4.0 and PagerDuty Runbook Automation. PagerDuty Process Automation On Prem 4.0 includes new functionality that enables execution of end-to-end processes, such as adding new customer accounts into globally deployed systems.  The new version also brings significant enhancements to distributed execution capabilities, making … continue reading

Transposit announces advanced ticketing capabilities to modernize ITSM

Connected workflow company Transposit announced Activities, which is a new feature that applies automation to ITSM processes. It provides a single source of truth across issues, incidents, and requests.  Every action taken by both human and machine throughout any activity within the Transposit Timeline is captured through auto-tickets.  Data and actionability are brought neatly together to … continue reading

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1 introduces automation mesh

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform 2.1 is now generally available. New additions and more flexible automation architectures will enable customers to onboard more easily. Automation mesh is a new addition that replaces isolated nodes that were featured in version 1.2. Now, the automation control plane and execution plane are fully decoupled. Users can run automation … continue reading

Ansible Automation Platform 2 released to drive better cloud-native automation

Red Hat announced the release of Ansible Automation Platform 2 to drive cloud-native automation and help developers become automators.  The latest version of the platform adds self-contained automation capabilities while shifting automation more deeply into the application development lifecycle. The platform is now fully restructured for a hybrid cloud-native world and it makes it easier … continue reading

NS1 announces DDoS overage protection

The application traffic intelligence and automation provider NS1 announced DDoS Overage Protection, which prevents unexpected cost increases in the event of usage spikes due to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against NS1’s Managed DNS. The number of DDoS attacks has jumped by 200% since last year and attack intensity grew by 300%.  “Business resilience is synonymous … continue reading

Palo Alto Networks launched Cortex XDR for Cloud

Palo Alto Networks launched Cortex XDR for Cloud 3.0, which automates threat detection and investigation across endpoint, network, cloud, and identity, from a single console. The third-generation version offers even broader protections by detecting malicious user activities and insider threats through the analysis of identity data. In addition, Cortex XDR 3.0 offers security teams forensic … continue reading

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