The urgency for intelligent automation

Software development teams have been applying automation to their manual processes for years, but it is not a tool just for developers to run tests automatically and repeatedly. In order to achieve true agility, every aspect of a business needs to become more automated and the way they do that also needs to become more … continue reading

Overcoming network engineering challenges

The need for speed applies to all aspects of the business, and within the IT Ops space, network engineers are being pressured to evolve, be quicker, fix problems faster and drive more strategic projects. The problem is that they are being held back by manual processes. “Every organization today has an enterprise network, and they … continue reading

Pivotal Container Services 1.1 released with Kubernetes 1.10 support and more deployment options

Software and services company Pivotal, along with cloud computing and platform virtualization software and services provider VMWare, today announced the general availability of Pivotal Container Services (PKS) 1.1. The latest version packs in support for Kubernetes 1.10, integration with vRealize Log Insight, Wavefront by VMWare, Harbor 1.5 integration, and features improvements to network management and … continue reading

CA uses machine learning to give ITOps teams new insights

CA Technologies revealed a new advanced analytics solution at its second annual Built for Change Summit this week. The new solution is designed to help ITOps teams gain meaningful insights with minimal effort. The CA Digital Operational Intelligence solution uses machine learning to automatically ingest cross-domain data from IT operations tools. It is powered by … continue reading

AppDynamics brings code-level APM to SAP business apps and HANA

AppDynamics is offering a new tool that will let IT ops administrators determine code-level issues impacting SAP environments. The new AppDynamics for SAP will help trace code-level flaws responsible for degraded transaction and user experience performance, a capability until now restricted to the tools that come with the business application suite. The new tool, an … continue reading

BigPanda adds new machine learning capabilities for IT Ops teams

BigPanda has introduced new capabilities to its cloud platform for IT Operations. It is adding two new product components to the Autonomous Digital Operations solution: Open Box Machine Learning and Unified Analytics. “Machine learning can significantly improve operations for IT organizations struggling with data and alert overload,” said Nancy Gohring, senior analyst at 451 Research. … continue reading

What the new generation of automation technology means for digital transformation

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OpsRamp offers free IT operations management assessment and custom migration plan

OpsRamp, the IT operations-as-a-service cloud platform for the modern enterprise, announces a program designed to help Micro Focus customers switch to OpsRamp to accelerate their transformation and modernization initiatives. The program is targeting companies that are using the Operations Manager i (OMi) and Operations Bridge products from Micro Focus. The Micro Focus Migration Program is simple and … continue reading

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

Designing superior UX for the IT administrator

When it comes to the state of the IT administrator user experience, we’ve passed a tipping point. The idea that a rewarding and optimized digital experience should only be reserved for the front-end customer has gone out of fashion, and the emphasis on digital transformation and explosion of the digital workplace has propelled the employee … continue reading

Data virtualization allows businesses to reap the benefits of the cloud, survey says

Organizations are eager to adopt cloud-based architectures. According to a cloud usage survey conducted by Denodo, 76 percent of respondents are using the cloud and 45 percent of them leverage a hybrid cloud model. More than half of the participants are planning a cloud initiative this year. The  survey was based off of responses from … continue reading