6 Automations to Accelerate IT Operations

The role of IT teams continues to expand and evolve as digital transformation accelerates. Technologies such as cloud, virtualization, edge computing, microservices, and containers have now entered a phase of mass adoption and are being implemented at unprecedented rates while staffing has remained flat for most IT teams. Overburdened IT organizations are struggling to keep up with the scale of their infrastructure and the diversity of the technologies they support.

How to Delete Unused Azure Network Interfaces

More and more, companies from small businesses to global enterprises are migrating or deploying workloads in public cloud environments. Typically, their goal is cost optimization, as public clouds can dramatically reduce on-premises infrastructure costs and corresponding maintenance labor costs. Instead of installing more servers, storage, and networking components in your own datacenter, public cloud environments allow you to deploy dynamic cloud resources, usually with a short to medium lifespan.


StackStorm 3.4 Released

With version 3.4, StackStorm code itself will only run on Python 3. For the v3.4 release, we have chosen to run on Python 3.6 across all of our supported platforms. For users still on Ubuntu 16.04, you will need to source your own Python 3.6 packages, but we have been using the Python 3.6 Ubuntu PPA without many issues. Looking forward to StackStorm 3.5, we will be removing the ability to install Python 2 packs.


New Puppet Enterprise release delivers security, performance updates

The winter release of Puppet Enterprise is now available. Puppet continues to build out its flagship product to help organizations scale DevOps initiatives, meet compliance requirements, and deliver on cloud and hybrid initiatives. With this release, we’ve focused on delivering key enhancements to help boost productivity, giving organizations the ability to automate faster and more securely at scale.


Puppet Enterprise 2021 release includes support for SAML 2.0

Security is essential. It’s top of mind for organizations of all sizes and it’s certainly a top priority for Puppet. The latest release of Puppet Enterprise 2021.0 now offers support for SAML 2.0 providing a more secure and efficient authentication path for our customers to access their Puppet environments, applications and tooling.


Real-world platform teams: How HelloFresh does developer happiness

Our 2020 State of DevOps Report focuses on two areas that can help organizations scale their DevOps initiative: a platform approach to software delivery and applying DevOps principles to change management. We found that internal platform usage is widespread — 63 percent of respondents report their company has at least one self-service internal platform.


Why IT automation is key to digital transformation

February 2020: remember the date because this was when the world finally agreed that the only way to survive was by adopting technology whole-heartedly. Collaboration for designing and delivering the vaccine needed to quell COVID19, or for family time, or to ensure your business was sustainable. Welcome to the 4th Humanity Revolution with technology as the engine and attitude and behavior changes as drivers of the innovation culture.


What the Months Ahead Look Like for Insurance

Insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries are under pressure to adapt to new customer expectations. Insurtechs have made omnichannel digital experiences the norm. And COVID-19 has forced the issue further, on top of necessary operational and claims process changes. Digital transformation is no longer a buzzword or something that can fix just one area of an insurance organization.


AI Expert Joanna Bryson Dishes on Due Diligence and Rooting Out AI Bias, Part 2

How was that credit application declined? Why was that person denied parole? How were disability benefits cut for those constituents? And why do computers learning from humans automatically see certain occupational words as masculine and others as feminine? It’s hard to explain how the most advanced algorithms make decisions. But as predictive systems proliferate, there are signs we’ve become more wary of their use in making critical decisions.


5 Principles of Enterprise Low-Code Application Development

In 2020, low-code application development went mainstream. Organizations everywhere prioritized the ability to rapidly adapt, making the Low-Code Application Platform (LCAP) an essential part of the enterprise technology stack. Low-code may be everywhere—but many IT and development teams are failing to reach its full potential. Ironically, they’re running low-code projects with traditional, high-code development practices.