Topic: itsm

Talking ITSM with ServiceNow GM Farrell Hough

ServiceNow has charted impressive growth over the past year. The company reported nearly $2 billion in revenues in 2017 and is forecasting $2.35 billion for this year. In the last quarter of 2017, ServiceNow said it closed 41 deals worth $1 million or more and 500 customers are now spending at least that amount yearly … continue reading

Microsoft’s first System Center upgrade under rapid release cycle arrives

Microsoft has rolled out the first upgrade of its System Center management suite under its new semi-channel release cycle. The release of System Center version 1801 is the outgrowth of Microsoft’s ongoing shift to its new continuous iteration development cycle to produce new versions of its major software offerings every six months, rather than release … 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

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

Vertiv to Acquire Geist, Expand Global Rack PDU Portfolio

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has reached an agreement to purchase Lincoln, Nebraska-based Geist, a privately owned manufacturer of Rack Power Distribution Units (PDUs) and associated data center products. Geist is a market leader in Rack PDU products and has a broad portfolio of data center power, cooling, monitoring, and infrastructure management products that complement … continue reading

Five information technology trends to shape data protection in 2018

Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986, today announced five information technology trends expected to impact data protection infrastructure and business outcomes in 2018. Like other technology segments, data protection has not been sheltered from the evolution of technology which is evolving as cloud computing, new regulatory requirements and a rise … 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

How Spectre and Meltdown hardware flaws alter IT Ops playbook

On New Year’s Eve, most IT Ops pros had never heard of Spectre and Meltdown. Within two days, the latest vulnerabilities became a key IT management priority for 2018. Now IT Ops pros are coming to terms with the range of systems they may need to patch and the potential impact the fixes might have … 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

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