Scripting Scheduling and IT Orchestration
- February 20, 2017
Seeking to improve the workflow efficiencies of corporate IT shops, ServiceNow incorporates IBM's cognitive technology with its services automation platform.
- December 27, 2016
IT pros foresee proactive monitoring and container automation will be de rigueur in 2017 to lay the groundwork for serverless architectures and true continuous deployment.
- November 23, 2016
Every IT shop is different, which means implementations of DevOps are just as diverse. A cross-functional group of DevOps adherents shares what success looks like in action.
- November 14, 2016
As IT shops strive for competitive advantage with their web-based applications and services, an increasing number are turning to various flavors of autonomic computing.
- October 19, 2016
Forward-thinking IT pros are peering around the corner at the IT trends they'll need to plan around in the coming year. Here's the short list -- how ready are you?
- October 13, 2016
Does a set of container standards being nurtured by Google and Red Hat represent a threat to Docker? IT industry observers weigh in.
- August 31, 2016
Several enterprises -- including a famous AWS early adopter -- say they're moving to VMware tools for DevOps, despite the challenges of managing their own back ends.
- August 11, 2016
A new way to automate the provisioning and management of infrastructure is appearing on the horizon, spearheaded by startups.
- July 29, 2016
DevOps benefits can be plentiful, even when the technology stack is not fully automated, says a software maker that's adopting Agile practices with its on-premises app.
- July 13, 2016
Chef Automate bakes several tools into a single offering that hits the spot for many enterprises, though there is also overlap with existing tools.
- July 01, 2016
The language learning company uses multiple tools to make its DevOps environment run smoothly, but Docker has been the key to streamlining application releases.
- June 30, 2016
Ansible configuration management's roadmap points to more automation in more areas of the enterprise IT infrastructure.
- June 20, 2016
Adding container orchestration to the latest version of Docker Engine fuels debate about what enterprise IT shops want from the still-nascent technology -- and from whom.
- June 14, 2016
Relying on a third party for software as a service has its advantages, but also comes with the risk of dealing with outages like the one suffered by ChatOps tool Slack late last week.
- June 09, 2016
Chatrooms and chatbots are making inroads into enterprise IT shops to manage day-to-day operations.
- May 20, 2016
Some IT pros argue container management supplants the need for configuration management tools like Puppet and Chef, while others say there's room for both.
- April 21, 2016
TechTarget survey results highlight the growth of IT performance management tools that provide automated feedback to problems with applications, server virtualization and the cloud.
- April 14, 2016
App architectures built from hierarchies of containers and microservices can't be supported well using traditional IT ops practices.
- March 16, 2016
It's time for IT to get over the past and embrace the future. And yes, this is going to affect your applications. Ask yourself: Why aren't we using software as a service?
- September 24, 2015
HP's upgraded IT service management offerings are part of the soon-to-be HP Enterprise's efforts to turn IT departments into service brokers.
- July 09, 2015
The NYSE outage has been pegged on gateways that were misconfigured for a software release, something that can be prevented with automation.
- June 18, 2015
There's technology hype and then there are true trends that affect data centers long-term. These 10 trends are sure to have an impact beyond 2015.
- April 10, 2015
The value of SDDC in the enterprise is becoming better understood, but widespread uptake is rare.
- February 24, 2015
Cloud, colocation, convergence and more. See where five IT pros predict these data center technologies are headed in 2015.
- January 30, 2015
You don't have to be a psychic to forecast the year ahead in data center technologies. See how 2014 panned out for data center pros.
- March 20, 2014
Miss our #TechCIT Tweet Chat? Here's a recap of what execs from BlackBerry, Dell, IBM and Microsoft said about their mobile and cloud strategies.
- March 07, 2014
Wondering how your IT vendor's movement into cloud and mobility will impact your IT strategy? Ask them during our #TechCIT Tweet Chat on March 13.
- December 31, 2013
Software-defined everything, real-world implementations of converged infrastructure and a hybrid cloud strategy should be on your agenda in 2014.
- December 19, 2013
A new marketing software company got a leg up on DevOps using a new managed service from Rackspace.
- October 18, 2013
Help choose the winner of the Best Converged Infrastructure category in the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards.
- September 17, 2013
Software-defined infrastructure proponents cheer its smart provisioning and management. But data centers are skeptical about how this will all work.
- June 27, 2013
Users say Puppet Enterprise 3.0 is a boon, but some industry experts say Puppet's declarative configuration management approach is subject to debate.
- February 05, 2013
Opscode's Chef 11 beckons to enterprises with better scalability and new usability features for systems management automation.
- December 13, 2012
Dell bakes Gale Technologies' automation into Dell's Active Infrastructure to speed up deployments.
- December 13, 2012
Dell plans software products surrounding data center management, "big data," business intelligence, security and data protection by 2014.
- November 16, 2012
As data center convergence takes hold, the convergence of management isn't far behind. Acquisitions by Cisco and Dell highlight this growing trend.
- August 08, 2012
BMC has made another DevOps play with the acquisition of VaraLogix, a closed-source provider of application release automation software.
- August 07, 2012
Puppet Labs and Opscode are tightly associated with the DevOps movement, and BMC is shopping for DevOps tools. A BMC-Puppet acquisition is possible.
- July 16, 2012
Data center budgets are up as IT infrastructure capacity is reached, according to the Uptime Institute survey. But how will the extra money be spent?
- June 21, 2012
Data center pros push Opscode's Chef beyond simple configuration management.
- June 14, 2012
Cosmetics company CIO details his private cloud’s disaster recovery and transaction capabilities at Gartner summit.
- February 09, 2012
A darling of the DevOps crowd, the Opscode Chef cloud configuration and automation tool is now the central point of IT control for MercadoLibre’s sprawling online auction site.
- June 01, 2011
HP’s new IT Executive Scorecard dashboard is targeted at CIOs and their C-level peers in an attempt to revive the company’s IT performance management portfolio.
- March 18, 2010
Application performance management (APM) tools have brought business managers into the realm of IT management, collaborating with IT counterparts to perform better.
- December 16, 2009
IT pros clamoring for a bundled data center automation package favor the acquisition; heavy users of Opalis support, not so much.
- July 29, 2009
In the economic downturn, data center managers have considered data center automation tools to try and do more with less. But what are the limitations of these tools?
- January 15, 2009
Hewlett-Packard has enhanced its Insight Dynamics -- VSE software with software tools that simplify virtual machine and physical server management, add efficiency, and reduce IT costs.
- January 05, 2009
With virtualization, one firm now dynamically provisions servers in its virtual test lab. Next up is the 'holy grail': automated server provisioning in production environments.
- June 11, 2008
CA has rounded out its business service management portfolio with tools for software compliance, IT security compliance and IT process automation.
- February 19, 2008
Unisys Corp.'s new services, software and hardware focus on server infrastructure that can adapt to quickly changing business needs.
- January 29, 2008
Using RFID tags to track data center assets used to mean scanning them one by one, but new active tags broadcast themselves with nearly 100% accuracy.
- December 14, 2007
Forget "lights out" management. Data center managers with good processes in place are ready to take the next step and automate, says a Gartner analyst.
- July 24, 2007
With Opsware under the hood, HP can sell software that automates server, network and processes in one fell swoop.
- April 09, 2007
CA has released Workload Automation, job scheduling software that helps IT managers schedule and automate workloads across mainframe, Unix and x86 platforms.
- May 01, 2006
Splunk and Computer Associates have combined their respective IT troubleshooting software. To analysts, it's a match that makes sense and reflects a need for simplicity in increasingly complex data centers.
- January 05, 2006
To bolster its systems management offerings, CA bought application management firm Wily Technology.
- August 18, 2005
Recent announcements from Sun have created a buzz around the identity management market with open source applications and new customers.