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This blog takes you on a deep dive into artificial intelligence and its application in IT operations, AIOps. It explains the concept of AIOps, the goal, use cases, and future prediction in simple concise words to help navigate your journey to an automated and intelligent IT operations workflow.

This article was originally published on The Chief I/O: Everything You Need To Know About AIOps

Thanks to sci-fi movies and animations, when you hear the word “AI,” what you think of is a robot with so much power to make your life easier. But, the truth is, if you’ve ever browsed through Netflix movie suggestions or asked Siri or Alexa for the nearest service station, then you’ve interacted with artificial intelligence subconsciously.

And that’s the point with AI; it is designed to feel less than machine interaction and more like an intelligence similar to humans.

Take a typical chatbot…

These news articles were originally published on The Chief I/O Cloud Native news.

Bridgecrew Latest Open Source Contribution: Iac Tool, Yor.

On May 27, 2021, Palo Alto Networks announced the release of an open source framework that negates the manual strain behind tagging cloud resources.

  1. Enterprises may leverage Yor to allocate ownership and relevant tags.
  2. Yor automatically provides developer IaC tags for framework templates with tracing details.
  3. Yor is basically a stage in CI/CD pipelines.
  4. Yor encourages automated simplicity in tracing misconfigurations to the developer behind it.

Continue reading this news on Bridgecrew Latest Open Source Contribution: Iac Tool, Yor.

Many Talking Points in the Wake of Microsoft Build 2021

Microsoft’s annual conference, held digitally, in the dying embers of May 2021. It was full of motivational and empowering news for…

These news articles were originally published on The Chief I/O Cloud Native news.

Consul Service Mesh for Amazon ECS Awaits General Availability

HashiCorp, on May 26, 2021, announced the availability of its open source service mesh, Consul, on Amazon’s ECS. Albeit just a preview version, there is an emphasis on delivering a service mesh with assured versatility extending to multiple runtime platforms.

  1. HashiCorp made an arguable claim that Consul is the first open source mesh deployable on ECS.
  2. The newly released service is still in the preview stage, limiting users to only testing and feedback on ECS.
  3. ECS users stand to behold HashiCorp’s high-security priority alongside key features on Consul Service mesh.

Continue reading this news on Consul Service Mesh for Amazon…

Web Server performance testing and benchmarking are essential to understand the load capacity of a web app. The tools highlighted in this article will help you effectively perform load testing and HTTP benchmarking on your web application.

This article was originally published on The Chief I/O: Top 10 HTTP Benchmarking and Load Testing Tools

As a Developer and DevOps professional, the performance of your web applications is of high priority. To ensure that the users of your application do not experience glitches and to improve search engine ranking, you must optimize the performance of your application.

Load testing helps to understand the number of requests your application can handle optimally.

Web server benchmarking is the process of testing a web server’s performance to determine how well it can cope with high workloads.

Benchmarking helps you understand which…

Logging is a crucial function to monitor and provide observability and insight into the activities of an application in distributed systems like Kubernetes. We’ve curated some of the best tools to help you achieve this, alongside a simple guide on how to get started with each of them.

This article was originally published on The Chief I/O: Kubernetes Logging Tools: A Comparison

Modern applications are complex. These applications use containers and microservices and are deployed on large-scale distributed systems such as Kubernetes. A microservices application, for example, will have several applications running in the Kubernetes cluster. Observing and collecting log data from such applications is very challenging. Collecting log data from such complex applications to a central platform helps ease the burden and make the log data useful.

Why do you need log data?

There are several beneficial uses of Kubernetes log data, but the most common one is debugging. …

In terms of their general area of specialization, Moogsoft is a great monitoring and management tool while PagerDuty is a great tool for alerting that is even integrated into leading DevOps like AppDynamics and Chef. Of course, the features slightly defer and are more efficient than one another but the choice of the ideal AIOps tool depends on you and your use case.

This article was originally published on The Chief I/O: AIOps Tools: Moogsoft vs. PagerDuty

In 2017, Gartner — an industry-leading IT research firm — coined the word AIOps to describe the application of artificial; intelligence and data science in collecting and analyzing data to ease the burden on IT operations.

AIOps, meaning Artificial intelligence for IT operations or simply, Algorithmic Operations, is a combinative usage of big data, machine learning, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence techniques to enhance and partially replace Its operations functions.

Problems facing IT operations, including effective monitoring, automation, data management, and downtime management, are addressed by…

What would you call a situation with upstream latency of an application wherein the application hosted on EC2 is responding within 20ms while the one on Kubernetes is taking 10 times as much. Bizarre! Unlikely? Well, the Adevinta team handling the deployment was equally clueless. They ran the standard diagnostic but to no avail.

This article was originally published on The Chief I/O: 4 Kubernetes Failure Stories to Learn From and heavily inspired by hjacobs/kubernetes-failure-stories.

“The JVM version was identical. Application ran on EC2 containers so containerization wasn’t a problem.

“The JVM version was identical. Application ran on EC2 containers so containerization wasn’t a problem.

Indeed, there were some external dependencies and the team was a little optimistic to point the blame on DNS. Like they say, “It is always DNS”. So they ran a few DNS queries from the container.

[root@be-851c76f696-alf8z /]# while true; do dig "" | grep time; sleep 2; done;; Query time: 22 msec;; Query time: 22 msec;; Query time: 29 msec

Adopting AIOps solutions and choosing the right tool can be a game-changing decision for small and large organizations as the advantages are enormous. It reduces the workload on IT teams, increases their productivity, and makes your application faster, more innovative, efficient, and reliable.

This article was originally published on The Chief I/O: 5 Use Cases of AIOps

Today, many companies are transitioning from traditional on-premise infrastructure to a dynamic and hybrid mix of on-premise, private and public cloud environment which runs on various software that allows it to scale based on demands. Applications across this environment generate quintillions of data that keep growing.

Traditional IT management solutions cannot keep up with correlating and organizing this growing amount of data and often leaves IT operators, with a load of issues that leads to application inefficiency and, ultimately, downtime. …

We live in a world built by our collective ingenuity and imagination. We see further and more than our predecessors, not because of keener vision or greater heights but because we are standing on the shoulders of giants that came before us. The Japanese word “sensei” literally means the person who came before.

This post appeared first on: From Abacus to Containers — A Brief History of Computing

Do you remember the first time you touched the computer keyboard?

Do you remember the typewriter clanging sound?

Do you remember your first HTML rendered on the world wide web or your first “hello world” application?

Maybe you were a gamer, and you blew the cartridges on your family computer?

No doubt, your first lines of code rely on the combined outcomes of thousands of years of accumulated knowledge and wisdom.

I’m your host Kassandra Russel and today, we will navigate through history to…

As the adoption of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology rapidly grows, businesses from finance, healthcare, music, and other significant industries adopt Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) to easily leverage the speed, transparency, and security offered by blockchain technology. Including major cloud service providers AWS, IBM and, Azure, the list contains 17 top Blockchain as a Service providers that help businesses implement blockchain technology.

This article was originally published on The Chief I/O: Top 17 Blockchain as a Service Providers

Blockchain, the most popular type of decentralized/distributed ledger technology (DLT), is a digital database technology that records transactions in a distributed ledger of computer networks to enhance secure, decentralized, and transparent transmission of data.

Since the invention of Bitcoin — a currency built on the blockchain DLT in 2008, blockchain technology has gained massive adoption and leverage by different companies and individuals to make more scalable, secure, and transparent business solutions.

Considering the cost and non-feasibility for companies to build their blockchain from scratch…

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