Topic: devops

ZeroStack Debuts New Operational Features for Its Self-Driving Cloud

ZeroStack, Inc., creators of a self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced a host of new features that further streamline operations for IT administrators and DevOps Workbench end users. Already renowned for its point-and-click self-provisioning and operational simplicity, ZeroStack’s self-driving cloud now sports new, advanced capabilities that further reduce IT overhead while giving end users greater flexibility. … continue reading

DevSecOps predictions for 2018

From the WannaCry ransomware attack that resonated across the globe, to the massive Equifax breach and series of security mistakes that followed, 2017 saw a major uptick in cyberattacks, with no signs of slowing down. While each incident was unique, they all highlighted the complexity of applying security at scale. Wrangling the vast number of … continue reading

Authentication telemetry shows shifts toward modern IT

Organizations are shifting to modern workplaces at a considerable rate, based on the latest telemetry gathered among thousands of enterprises over the past year. The data, gathered by identity and access management provider Okta Inc., showed a marked increase in the deployment of cloud infrastructure, management and application services. It also showed the increased move … continue reading

premium Re-tooling the CI/CD Pipeline for Infrastructure and Configuration as Code

The triple effect of cloud adoption, DevOps and CI/CD has dealt a blow to the old tried-and-tested means of infrastructure provisioning and configuration. Thanks to the increasing size of software, its dependencies and support of various platforms, these predominantly manual and script-based tasks have been getting increasingly cumbersome, time-consuming and error-prone. This is where Infrastructure … continue reading

ZeroStack Enhances IT Visibility in Self-Driving Cloud Platform

ZeroStack, Inc., creators of a self-driving on-premises cloud, today unveiled new host-based metrics that enable better, more proactive IT management of its cloud platform. Cloud administrators can now define and enable alerting policies based on the status of physical hosts. Alerting policies can be defined on specific host-based CPU utilization, storage, network bandwidth, and other … continue reading

What organizations need to know about IT security risk management

Organizations have a rather funny and paradoxical relationship with IT security. Basically, nobody really wants to dedicate resources to their security needs until something bad happens. I think a big part of the challenge is that the notion of IT security can leave business decision makers feeling a little overwhelmed, especially when faced with the … continue reading

IT transformation can be a monster

Frankenstein is a monster. IT can harm the people who created it. Ergo, IT is a monster. Taking a software tool from this vendor, hardware from another vendor, using a cloud-based storage and network system, can often lead to problems not foreseen by those who approved that approach. “There’s a new philosophy of how IT … continue reading

Microsoft to acquire file storage provider Avere Systems

Microsoft has agreed to acquire file storage provider, Avere Systems. Avere Systems offers NFS and SMB file-based storage for Linux and Windows clients, whether they are running in cloud, hybrid, or on-premise environments. According to the company, Avere provides low-latency data access to data center storage resources. It allows customers to share computer and storage resources … continue reading

What dev should know about IT Ops

Operations is going through a fundamental shift as infrastructure itself shifts from hardware to software.  The “software-defined” future has arrived and it’s something enterprises must embrace if they want to deliver Internet-scale applications and pivot as quickly as today’s business environment requires.   Software-defined architecture uses a virtualization layer to optimize the use of resources. … continue reading

3 data center predictions for 2018

The move to digital business platforms is compelling infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to rethink their data center strategies. Digital business platforms like artificial intelligence (AI), which encompasses machine learning (ML), deep neural networks (DNN) and the Internet of Things (IoT), are driving requirements for agile and scalable compute infrastructures In 2018 I&O leaders should … continue reading

Infrastructure terminology you should know

Infrastructure is changing quickly. Specifically, it’s being virtualized like everything else historically done only in hardware. “Software-defined” is one of the biggest infrastructure trends, not just for compute, but also storage and networks. Developers should know something about these concepts so they understand the environment in which their applications will run. Being familiar with these … continue reading

What IT operations wants developers to know

Operations engineers have a few complaints about working with developers that shouldn’t be dismissed as merely rants because they are very real issues that Ops faces. Granted, developers have their own gripes, although this article is meant to provide some insight about what developers should know about operations, not the reverse. Three common complaints from … continue reading

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