Topic: itops

What the new generation of automation technology means for digital transformation

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OptoForce Announces 3.0 and 3.1 for Universal Robots

 OptoForce, a leading robotics technology provider of multi-axis force and torque sensors, today announced that it has completely rewritten its core software, resulting in new capabilities and automation tasks not previously available for Universal Robots industrial robots. The new developments also feature much greater speed for integration on many industrial robotic functions. For example, the speed … continue reading

Pure Storage and NVIDIA release AI-Ready Infrastructure AIRI

Pure Storage and NVIDIA are teaming up on enterprise artificial intelligence innovation. The companies announced AIRI, an AI-Ready Infrastructure solution at the GPU Technology Conference in Silicon Valley today. “AIRI has one mission: to bring AI-at-scale to every enterprise by shattering the barriers of infrastructure complexities encumbering organizations who aspire to be AI-first,” Matt Burr, … continue reading

Defining the role of a Site Reliability Engineer

The Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) is an emerging role in IT operations with more than 1,000 SRE job listings on LinkedIn. But while the role continues to gain traction, there is confusion about what it demands. Catchpoint, a digital experience monitoring company, released new survey findings to help understand how SREs play a part in … continue reading

Vertiv Introduces Compact Entry-Level KVM System

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today introduced the Avocent® AV100 KVM switch, a single-user KVM switch tailored for IT rooms, small data centers, branch offices and other small spaces. Designed specifically for on-site asset management, the Avocent AV100 delivers a simple, cost-effective solution to streamline server access and control. It is available globally. The Avocent AV100 is available … 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

Apptio, Inc. completes acquisition of digital fuel from Skyview Capital

Apptio, Inc., the business management system of record for hybrid IT, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Digital Fuel SV, LLC, a provider of IT business management (ITBM) tools. With the acquisition of Digital Fuel from global investment firm Skyview Capital, Apptio further extends its leadership of the $6 billion Technology Business Management … continue reading

Vertiv completes acquisition of Geist, expands global Rack PDU Portfolio

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today completed its purchase of Geist, a privately owned manufacturer of Rack Power Distribution Units (PDUs) and associated data center power products. This is the second significant acquisition of 2018 for Vertiv, which announced the purchase of Energy Labs Jan. 16. The acquisition of Geist solidifies Vertiv as a market … 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

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

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