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

Industry Watch: DevOps is more about the Devs than Ops teams

DevOps. What a concept. Developers and IT operations teams working together to ensure applications are performant, can scale, and can deal with multi-stage deployments and rollbacks. But has it been a collaboration, or more like a railroading? If you look at the industry since business executives bought into the need for speed in application development, … continue reading

F5 launches Super-NetOps initiative

F5 Networks has announced the launch of the Super-NetOps Initiative. The program offers free training in order to help IT professionals deliver critical network operation functions through DevOps methodologies. The goal of the program is to help professionals learn skills that are necessary to standardize critical applications and reducing service time. “Network operations expertise is … continue reading

Object Management Group issues RFP for SysML v2

The Object Management Group (OMG) has issued an RFP for SysML v2. Version 2 will offer improvements on precision, expressiveness, and usability. “Systems engineers around the world use SysML and need to be aware of the updates. SysML is used in critical systems, from engineering chemical plants to architecting submarine systems,” said OMG vice president … 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