DeepMind and Google are using AI to cool data centers

DeepMind and Google are utilizing their AI-powered recommendation system to provide data center cooling. The recommendation system was first developed in 2016 as a way to improve the energy efficiency of Google’s data centers. “Now we’re taking this system to the next level: instead of human-implemented recommendations, our AI system is directly controlling data centre … continue reading

Datadog launches Datadog Service Map for application topology visualization

Cloud-scale application monitoring service provider Datadog introduced the Datadog Service Map today, providing a visualization of the services and dependencies of users’ applications being monitored by the Datadog APM to track failures and bottlenecks. “As more organizations break monoliths up into microservices and embrace containerization, the fault domain within each application component has shrunk,” Michael … continue reading

InfluxData updates InfluxEnterprise with improved analytics, self-healing and LDAP integration

Open-source monitoring and analytics platform developer InfluxData released a new version of InfluxEnterprise today, designed to improve the analytics, self-healing, and permission and authorization management in the time series database platform. “Today’s enhancements to InfluxEnterprise make it easier for administrators to keep this mission critical data available and secure by checking and verifying every requested … continue reading

Evolute launches enterprise cloud migration and container platform

Cloud migration and container company Evolute launched the first version of its enterprise software platform. The launch of its enterprise container and migration technology is designed to help IT teams reliably migrate and run software apps between computing environments faster, and at a fraction of the cost as virtualization solutions, the company explained. According to … continue reading

New Relic APM adds distributed tracing for tracking infrastructure bottlenecks

New Relic is making it easier for IT administrators to track cross-infrastructure bottlenecks with the general availability of distributed tracing in the New Relic APM, released today. The distributed tracing feature is “designed to give software teams working in modern environments an easy way to capture, visualize, and analyze traces through complex architectures, including architectures … continue reading

Aqua Container Security Platform 3.2 released with “zero day” vulnerability protection

Cloud-native and containerized application security provider Aqua Security is introducing 3.2 of its Aqua Container Security Platform this week. The latest release comes with new capabilities for full-stack and serverless security, updated compliance features, and an OS-level security profile automation tool. “Sophisticated attacks often exploit unknown vulnerabilities in the application or operating system, also known … continue reading

Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 released with improved automation across multicloud infrastructures

Red Hat announced the general availability of the latest version of its IT automation platform Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 today. The release adds improvements to three key areas of automation — simplifying multicloud provisioning, enhancing network capabilities and simplifying management in Windows. According to the company, it was able to simplify multicloud provisioning through … continue reading

MarkLogic introduces the MarkLogic Query Service for managing elasticity in the cloud

MarkLogic wants to help users achieve scalability in the cloud with the release of the MarkLogic Query Service. The service is a cost-effective way to query various workload demands without overprovisioning, the company explained. “Large enterprises expect three things when moving to the cloud: agility, security, and zero-administration. With the MarkLogic Query Service, our customers … continue reading

StackRox Container Security Platform expands its scope to the orchestration level

Containerized and cloud-native application security company StackRox announced the latest release of its Container Security Platform today. The updated platform aims to provide an all-in-one solution for securing containers through runtime threat detection as well as actionable feedback at every stage of the container lifecycle. “The StackRox Container Security Platform’s integrated approach streamlines decision making … continue reading

How IT Operations teams can prove their worth

To the business, IT operations teams are often considered a money sink, a necessary evil due to humans’ inability to write perfect code. I should know, as before joining AppDynamics I managed a number of operations teams, most recently for an ecommerce site in the UK. Call me biased, but I believe that CFOs and … continue reading

Analyst View: What edge computing means for I&O

Many digital business projects create data that can be processed more efficiently when the computing power is close to the thing or person generating it. Edge computing solutions address this need for localized computing power. Gartner defines edge computing as solutions that facilitate data processing at or near the source of data generation. For example, in the context of … continue reading

Virtual Instruments launches Cloud Migration Readiness service to optimize digital transformations

Application-centric infrastructure performance management company Virtual Instruments announced the launch of its Cloud Migration Readiness service this week. The company says the service was designed to provide users with insight into the requirements of their proposed cloud migrations before taking the leap. “Considering the potential cost and time savings at hand, enterprises are under significant … continue reading