NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announces the NVIDIA BlueField-3 DPU, the most powerful software-defined, hardware-accelerated data center on a chip. The datacenter is the new unit of computing and the BlueField-2 DPU is now available to offload and accelerate the networking, storage, and security tasks within overtaxed data centers. He also announces that the company’s first data center infrastructure software – DOCA 1.0 – for programming BlueField DPUs is now available.
Sudheer Matta, Vice President Product Management AI Driven Enterprise, Juniper Networks, shares some insights from the company’s recent virtual summit – Driven By Experience. A key theme was the importance of using a combination of data and AI, including AIOps, to help improve network resilience, reliability, security and, ultimately, performance.
DW talks to Asger Pedersen, Technical Lead MLOPs at DataRobot, about the emerging opportunity around MLOps. The conversation covers everything from the MLOps basics, MLOps implementation best practices and the benefits this relatively new technology offers. Asger also explains DataRobot’s approach to MLOps as well as sharing his views on how he sees the market developing over time.
DW talks to Ken Steinhardt, Field CTO at Infinidat, covering the company’s recently launched InfiniBox SSA solid state storage solution, as well as the role that AIOps has to play when it comes to delivering Infinidat’s Storage-as-a-Service, flexible consumption model. Ken also provides some fascinating insights into the company’s future plans and the storage market in general.
Stela Udovivic, Director of Product Marketing, VMware Tanzu, explains how securing the right observability tools will help enterprises get control over their software and spot problems before they become a more widespread issue.
John Gentry, Chief Technology Officer and SVP Business Development, Virtana, discusses how AIOPS provides end users with a ‘know before you go’ confidence in terms of how/when/where to move apps into the cloud (or not).
Jon Cairns, VP, Technical Services at Nexthink, focuses on the challenges IT departments faced during the pandemic when it came to providing an optimised digital experience for a working-from-home workforce and how the lessons learned can better inform the provision and acceptance of technology rollouts into the future.
Pierre Aeschlimann, Principal Strategist, Digital Transformation and Value Realization, Ivanti, talks through the AIOPS fundamentals, emphasising the importance of discovery and dependency mapping (DDM), configuring the data sources, discovering the ITSM pain points and opportunities and the use of agile processes to implement solutions.
Shaun McGirr, AI Evangelist, Dataiku, says that the standard application of AI to IT operations is to mitigate the “overload of red alerts”: too much noise, not enough signal. This is a valid concern as IT estates grow larger, but the emphasis on individual overload does nothing to address the underlying process issue. Machine Learning needs to be used in the right place and with the right data.
Paul Bevan, Navigator, Research Director: IT Infrastructure at Bloor Research, provides some great insights into the state of the AIOPS market, and its place in the overall Ops landscape, covering cloud, observability and Digital Operations Management along the way.
Guy Nadivi, Senior Director, Marketing, Ayehu, and host and producer of Intelligent Automation Radio, emphasises how crucial it is that end users embrace the opportunities of intelligent automation (IA). Firstly, he looks at the consequences of not implementing IA. Secondly, he offers some advice on how to optimise IA projects.
Gregg Ostrowski, Regional CTO at Cisco AppDynamics, explains how full stack observability offers many benefits to organisations struggling to make sense of complex, likely hybrid infrastructure, as they work towards digital transformation.
Recent research from Pegasystems revealed three key components of a successful intelligent automation project. Mans af Klercker, Global Sales Business Systems Specialist at PegaSystems, discusses these with DW, as well as explaining the company’s recent Pega Process AI Platform launch.
MLL Telecom has successfully transitioned more than 150 Portsmouth City Council sites to Full Fibre as part of an initial five-year network services contract awarded in 2019. This milestone concludes the first phase of a major ongoing project to consolidate the Council’s previous network solutions onto a single 132 km high speed network deployed by CityFibre and forms part of The Solent Network Framework contract.