Running containers in production

Market shifts are propelling organizations to become digital. Companies feel pressure to find better ways to offer services, respond faster and proactively to their customers, and manage growth. In their quest for digital maturity, customers are looking for solutions that not only address the aspect of capacity growth, but also other aspects such as performance, … continue reading

IBM announces cloud-native development capabilities with CMS and Cloud Private

IBM is making its IBM Cloud Private app platform available on its enterprise Cloud Managed Services (CMS) for the first time today. According to the company, bringing these two solutions together will enable a security rich and production-ready cloud environment from CMS as well as speed up the development of cloud-native apps with the latest … continue reading

Erasing the silos that inhibit effective IT incident response

While serving on the front lines of major incident response, the last thing enterprise IT teams need is to have to consult an org chart to determine the right participants across several functional areas. Whether delivering new services or restoring services after a disruption, the core components of the development and production squads: DevOps, IT … continue reading

Micro Focus launches containerized IT Operations Management platform

Micro Focus has announced the launch of the IT Operations Management (ITOM) Platform. ITOM is a containerized platform for IT Operations that is built on a foundation of shared microservices, including analytics, orchestration, and ChatOps collaboration. The platform is designed to reduce risks and costs for IT Operations as they try to keep up with … continue reading

Cloud 66 adds new features to its container delivery pipeline

Operations tools provider Cloud 66 is providing a number of new features to its container delivery pipeline, Skycap. The features include Formations, Stencils, and an open-source project named Copper. “With the advance of microservices, containers and the surge of APIs, developers and operations teams appreciate a self-service toolchain that operations curate, and developers can run … continue reading

Splunk Insights for Infrastructure provides IT teams with a new approach to monitoring

Splunk has announced the general availability of Splunk Insights for Infrastructure, which is designed to be a low-cost solution for automatically correlating metrics and logs to monitor IT. It was created with system administrators and DevOps teams in mind. “At Splunk, we believe infrastructure monitoring should be seamless, inexpensive, and easy to administer and use. … continue reading

Cloud Foundry deployments give PaaS a chance

Production workloads deployed in the open-source Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environments are on the rise among large enterprises and many more are in development, test-mode or pilot. Buoyed by the ability to run container and microservices-based modern applications across multiple private and public clouds, and growing support among infrastructure, applications and tool providers, Cloud Foundry … continue reading

Everbridge announces integration of its IT incident response automation solution with Cherwell Service Management

Everbridge, Inc., the global leader in critical event management and incident response automation, today announced the integration of its IT Alerting solution with Cherwell Software, a global leader in enterprise service management. The combined solution provides Cherwell Service Management (CSM) users with a full end-to-end Incident Response Management platform to enable significant and measurable reduction of IT response … 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

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Tufin announces security automation for containers and microservices

Tufin, the market-leading provider of Network Security Policy Orchestration solutions, today announced its latest product offering, Tufin Orca, a cloud-based solution that enables users to extend Tufin’s policy-based approach to secure containers and microservices. Tufin Orca is available through an early access program that is now open. The solution integrates with DevOps teams’ CI/CD tools to scan for … continue reading

Self-driving Ops: VMware’s vRealize to automate based on business intent

An upgrade of VMware’s vRealize Suite datacenter and cloud management tools slated for release next month will use predictive analytics to automate monitoring, provisioning and capacity utilization, based on the business intent of specific workloads. VMware’s vRealize Operations 6.7, a new release of the company’s datacenter and multi-cloud performance management tool, will introduce “self-driving operations” … continue reading