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Navigating Industry-Specific Challenges in IT Infrastructure Monitoring and Automation

In navigating the intricate landscape of IT infrastructure, NiCE IT Management Solutions' whitepaper delves deep, unraveling the historical tapestry shaping the contemporary technological terrain. It dissects industry-specific challenges, offers tailored insights into crafting monitoring and automation solutions, and spotlights key players' pivotal roles. Real-world applications showcase how these technologies drive operational excellence, emphasizing the necessity of skillful guidance through monitoring and automation in today's business environments.

Feature Friday #6: cf-promises

Will your policy work? cf-promises can check the CFEngine policy for syntax errors and give you an overview of the host’s context. It’s always a good idea to check your policy for syntax errors. Consider this policy file: /tmp/feature-friday-6.cf Can you spot the error? Let’s see if cf-promises can help: command output The output tells us that there is a syntax error near line 6, column 2. A semicolon (;) was expected but instead, a closing curly brace (}) was found.

4 Key Reasons to Switch from SaltStack to Puppet

At first, the differences between common configuration management tools might seem marginal. But choosing the right solution for automated configuration management can make a huge difference. Some tools will have features that align with your organization’s goals, while others won’t. The choice between Puppet vs. SaltStack is one such decision, and it’s a little more nuanced than you might think.

The Human Side of Automation: Building a Culture of Empowerment

In the age of digital transformation, where technology reigns supreme and automation is the buzzword of the day, it’s easy for organizations to prioritize the latest tools and platforms while overlooking the essential role that people play in the success of automation initiatives. While technology undoubtedly drives efficiency and innovation, it’s the human element that can truly unlock the full potential of automation.

The Future of Testing Unlocking Potential with Automation

In the ever-evolving landscape of software development, testing plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality, reliability, and performance of applications. As technology continues to advance, the future of testing is deeply intertwined with automation, offering immense potential for improving efficiency, speed, and accuracy in the testing process.

Simplify Automation - Announcing Runbook Studio Packs

There is no getting away from it, automation can be complicated. First, it is working out where to start, and it isn’t as simple as installing an application or signing up to a service and configuring it once. Automation is a journey not made easier by the drive for AI (check out this webinar on Automation & AI), which will aid productivity but could actually increase manual work performed today by surfacing more insights that need to be manually addressed.

FinOps Automation Tips And Best Practices - Part 3

After watching part one and part two of our FinOps Automation Series, hopefully you’re chomping at the bit to adopt your first automation solution. In part three below, our experts — Erik Peterson (CTO and Founder of CloudZero), Alan Hand (Founder and CEO of Xosphere), Steven O’Dwyer (Senior FinOps Specialist at ProsperOps), and Mike Fuller (CTO of the FinOps Foundation) — are going to walk you through what you need to know before you take any concrete steps.

How to Automate Kubernetes Deployments?

The motivation behind automating Kubernetes deployments stems from the need to accelerate development cycles, minimize manual errors, and achieve consistent deployments. In today’s application development where container orchestration is a crucial aspect, automating the Kubernetes deployment is inevitable. Despite challenges such as maintaining security and handling complex dependencies, automation remains a powerful solution.

Don't Redo the Work: How to Migrate OS the Easy Way

So, you think you want to migrate OS (AKA operating systems)? In (most) everyone’s life there comes a time where you look toward migrating to another operating system. There are a variety of reasons why — take for instance the recent trouble with CentOS and RedHat. This process change has broadened adoption of new Enterprise Linux variants like Rocky, Alma Linux, or even Ubuntu.