Topic: automation

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

premium The automation imperative

Cloud-native and Kubernetes are dominant topics in technology circles these days. But why? What makes such previously obscure concepts and tools suddenly so relevant? Standard practices for software operations until now have been imperative, meaning that instructions are explicit, requiring manual steps and active intervention. Kubernetes and a new generation of cloud-native software have changed … continue reading

Juniper Networks announces WAN Assurance service and new AIOps interface for Juniper Virtual Network Assistant

Mist AI optimizes end-to-end user experiences and minimizes IT costs across LAN, WLAN and WAN through insights and Self-Driving Network automation. With the new Juniper Mist WAN Assurance service, customers will receive better automation and insight in branch locations with AI-driven service level expectations, client-to-cloud event correlation for rapid fault resolution, anomaly detection and proactive … continue reading

Two-thirds of IT decision makers plan on increasing investments in automation due to COVID-19

Nearly two-thirds of US IT decision makers plan to increase their investments in automation technology over the next year as a result of COVID-19, according to a recent study by Opinion Matters and Inference Solutions. About a quarter of organizations will increase their investments by 10% or higher. “Cloud-based, self-managed platforms that give businesses more … continue reading

Freshworks acquires IT orchestration company Flint

Freshworks completed its key acquisition with Flint to bring advanced automation and cloud management capabilities for IT teams in the remote work era. With the acquisition, Freshworks can now leverage intelligent automations to provision IT resources, rapidly remediate business-critical incidents and automate workloads using out-of-the-box connectors to popular service providers including Microsoft, VMware, Amazon, Google, … continue reading

VMware announces intent to acquire Blue Medora true visibility suite

VMware announced its intent to acquire the True Visibility Suite team and technology from Blue Medora to further VMware’s self-driving operations capabilities. The acquisition would expand VMware’s existing operations management solution, VMware vRealize Operations, with Blue Medora’s integration solutions for vRealize Operations which are available via management packs. The integrations enable vRealize Operations to provide … continue reading

Tripwire releases Configuration Manager to help manage security across complex cloud environments

Tripwire Configuration Manager presents an integrated view of cloud assets, offers automated remediation, and monitors misconfigurations in the cloud.  With these capabilities the offering centralizes the configuration monitoring of cloud assets with a single SaaS-based console and helps to alleviate pressures on security temas with an option for automated remediation, according to the company. “As … continue reading

Red Hat Quay 3.3 now available

Red Hat has released the latest version of its container registry Quay. The release of Red Hat Quay 3.3 focuses on deeper integrations with Red Hat OpenShift through the introduction of Quay Bridge Operator, which automates common workflows when the two solutions are used in conjunction with one another.  “Built in collaboration with the Red … continue reading

Red Hat: Culture change and automation are necessary to create DevOps and SRE teams

In order to bring more effective operational practices, DevOps and site reliability engineering (SRE) teams need to go through a culture change within the organization. Red Hat held its virtual summit this week where it talked about how to reinvent IT Ops as SRE.  According to the company, change can happen by automating processes and … continue reading

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

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