Topic: itops

IBM is splitting its managed infrastructure services unit into a new company

IBM’s Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division is splitting into a new public company currently referred to as NewCo.  The separation is expected to be achieved as a tax-free spin-off to IBM shareholders, and completed by the end of 2021. While IBM will focus on its open hybrid cloud platform, AI … continue reading

Report: More than half of IT teams need improved technology to support remote work

A little more than half of IT teams need improved technology to support a remote workforce and learning environments, according to the new 2020 Pulse report. The areas that need more improvement include better end-user portals for managing inquiries, improved tools for managing remote teams, and increased insight to manage work and resource allocations. When … continue reading

ITOps Open Source Project of the Week: Gemini

The open source project Gemini aims to solve a problem that has frustrated developers since Kubernetes was introduced: the inability to run databases or persistent storage in Kubernetes. To fix this, Kubernetes enablement company Fairwinds built Gemini on the VolumeSnapshot API. The new solution creaties a more robust and user-friendly interface that allows for automated … continue reading

Red Hat: Culture change and automation are necessary to create DevOps and SRE teams

In order to bring more effective operational practices, DevOps and site reliability engineering (SRE) teams need to go through a culture change within the organization. Red Hat held its virtual summit this week where it talked about how to reinvent IT Ops as SRE.  According to the company, change can happen by automating processes and … continue reading

Report: IT spending still increasing despite COVID-19 pandemic

Enterprise IT organizations are still accelerating or maintaining their digital transformation initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent report found 58% of IT leaders expected to significantly or moderately increase annual technology budgets. Additionally, 73% of IT operations and DevOps team leaders are finding value in their digital products and services during this time.  The … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Keycloak

Keycloak is an open-source identity and access management solution for modern applications and services. The project is sponsored by Red Hat and designed to provide authentication to applications and services with minimum work.  The project’s features include: Single-sign on LDAP and active directory Clustering Standard protocols Social login Themes to customize the look and feel … continue reading

VMware releases self-driving operations system vRealize Operations Cloud

VMware has announced its self-driving operations system is now available as a software as a service (SaaS) solution. According to the company, VMware vRealize Operations Cloud is designed to improve operational agility, scale, speed and flexibility.  “Enterprises in every stage of their cloud journey are looking for operations solutions that are purpose-built for cloud and … continue reading

SysAid unveils drag-and-drop process builder for IT admins

IT and enterprise service management solution provider SysAid has announced the release of Workflow Designer, a drag-and-drop process builder for building and modifying workflows. According to the company, process managers with no formal training, coding experience or technical expertise will be able to easily create workflows on the fly. This ability can help increase IT admin … continue reading

How businesses can adapt to support remote work for COVID-19 and beyond

COVID-19 is not only quickly spreading across the globe, but it is infiltrating businesses, causing them to clear out their buildings and bring workers online. Unfortunately, most of these businesses are not prepared to handle remote work and the risks that come along with it.  While businesses should have disaster recovery and business continuity plans … continue reading

IEEE releases International Network Generations Roadmap

In order to prepare for the next generation of networks the IEEE along with the Future Networks Initiative has announced the IEEE International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR), First Edition. The INGR is designed to identify trends and reduce technical and engineering risks associated with developing and deploying next generation networks through 2030.  “The International Network … continue reading

Into the Looking Glass: Where IoT, cloud computing and automation are headed in 2020 and beyond

The end of a decade presents a unique opportunity for organizations to evaluate and measure the impact of past technology initiatives, and to plan for those to come in the future. Many modern enterprises have taken advantage of IoT, automation and cloud computing to stand out against competitors in recent years. Will these be in … continue reading

ServiceNow to acquire AIOps company Loom Systems

ServiceNow announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Loom Systems to extend its AIOps capabilities and offer deeper insights into digital operations.  “By bringing together Loom Systems’ ability to analyze log and metrics data with ServiceNow’s AIOps and workflow automation capabilities, IT departments will be able to proactively pin‑point and resolve operational issues, … continue reading

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