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News Roundup September 10, 2021
On this day in 1984, Canadian-American Alex Trebek made his first appearance as host for the daily syndicated version of Jeopardy!
In the spirit of Jeopardy!, the answer is “A great way to get caught up on the latest news in AIOps, ITOps, and IT infrastructure monitoring.”
1. AIOps is a game-changer for predictive analytics and CloudOps.
Since the pandemic led more businesses to go remote, many relied upon AIOps dashboards to report issues with your applications and data in the cloud and provide interfaces to most systems and infrastructure to remotely fix the issues. This article from TechBeacon goes into what’s next for CloudOps, specifically predictive analysis.
Despite all the tools that now allow us to see inside applications, data, platforms, and most infrastructure, we still have system outages. Indeed, while CloudOps may be the next big thing, most of CloudOps is reactionary: It waits for something to happen and then reacts to correct the issues.
But reactionary is no longer acceptable. With all the tools and data at our fingertips, most system problems—storage failures, data corruption, and network outages—can and should be known before they occur. In this ideal world, the problems are fixed before they are known to the end users, or even to the CloudOps team.
There is a pragmatic balance between what can be done when using predictive analytics for CloudOps and the value that it can bring. The tooling and capabilities will become more attractive as time progresses. The fact that cloud deployments continue to become much more operationally complex means that you’ll need to get better at predictive analytics very soon.
2. Organizations should celebrate the seams to make AIOps better for all.
According to an article in diginomica, people love the concept of “seamless integration,” however, when it comes to AIOps, paying attention to how things are connected and work together may yield a better user experience.
The seams can be seen as enhancing the user experience – can you imagine a watch made only of glass or rubber? In many cases, like intricate fabric or leather, the seams are accentuated to provide a more delightful aesthetic.
So why is it that in enterprise software, the moniker “seamless integration” has become prevalent? With integration we should celebrate the seams that connect different technology stacks. Why? Because to achieve true AIOps, those seams are critically important.
3. Cloud security is the key to unlocking value from hybrid working.
WeLiveSecurity.com explains how companies and employees that adapt to hybrid practices are protecting themselves against cloud security threats.
When government lockdowns forced workers to stay home en masse, one technology was there to pick up the pieces. Without the three main cloud computing models, software-, platform- and infrastructure-as-a-service (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, respectively), it’s unlikely many organizations would have survived those dark days. But as data and users migrated to the cloud in vast numbers, those same platforms quickly became major targets for attack.
Security for the hybrid workplace entails the following things:
- Understanding the hybrid workplace
- Protecting the hybrid workplace through zero-trust security
- Tackling the insider threat to the new hybrid workplace
- Examining threats to device security in the hybrid workplace
4. Optimize hybrid IT by making the cloud and data center work better together.
Enterprises are progressively trying to balance and manage IT assets in a variety of environments, however there are plenty of tools and technologies out there to make the job a lot easier. ComputerWeekley.com shows how this may be achieved.
Enterprise data center infrastructure has not changed drastically in the past decade or two, but the way it is used has. Cloud services have changed expectations for how easy it should be to provision and manage resources, and also that organizations need only pay for the resources they are using.
With the right tools, enterprise data centers could become leaner and more fluid in future, as organizations balance their use of internal infrastructure against cloud resources to gain the optimal balance. To some extent, this is already happening.
The demand for cloud is outpacing that for non-cloud infrastructure, but few experts now believe that cloud will entirely replace on-premises infrastructure. Instead, organizations are increasingly likely to keep a core set of mission-critical services operating on infrastructure that they control, with cloud used for less sensitive workloads or where extra resources are required.
More flexible IT and management tools are also making it possible for enterprises to treat cloud resources and on-premises IT as interchangeable, to a certain degree. For enterprises, it looks like the long-promised dream of being able to mix and match their own IT with cloud resources and be able to dial things in and out as they please, may be moving closer.
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