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The XebiaLabs Application Release Automation Tool, “XL Release,” Gains ServiceNow Certification
XebiaLabs has announced that it has received certification of its new XL Release app integrating ServiceNow and the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform. The integration enables shift-left agility, governance, and visibility for DevOps and Continuous Delivery, and is available for free from the ServiceNow Store.
Enterprise adoption of DevOps and Continuous Delivery is accelerating. While DevOps properly implemented helps provide greater-value software, more quickly, at lower cost, there is the risk that ITSM processes may be left out of the delivery changes in enterprises.
The integration of the XebiaLabs enterprise-class Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) solution with ServiceNow's ITSM solution brings enterprises shift-left agility, governance, and visibility for IT service requests. A deeper connection between ITSM processes, IT operations, developers, operations staff, product owners, and others involved in software delivery enables compliance and security while allowing developers to focus on delivering features faster.
DevOps adoption has accelerated, but the compliance and security risks when ITSM processes are left out of the change can introduce unwanted compliance risk. DevOps automation solutions that can integrate the CI/CD pipeline into ITSM processes will improve the enterprise compliance and security posture without impacting the agile delivery of quality services that meet the needs of the business.
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Morpheus Leads the Shift from Cloud Management Platform to Hybrid Cloud Application Orchestration with Its 5.0 Release
The Morpheus cloud management platform (CMP) has moved beyond its original focus on DevOps automation and self-service. Morpheus provides a management control plane to enable users to deploy workloads anywhere. Such a control plane is the way of the future for managing complex enterprise technology stacks.
ServiceNow’s Orlando release introduced Now Intelligence, a set of features that strengthen ServiceNow’s lead in the AI-powered IT service management (ITSM) and digital transformation space.
Microsoft has announced self-service purchasing, the ability for any O365 user to buy Power Platform products directly through their corporate O365 tenant. This raises numerous concerns with IT leaders and O365 administrators.
ServiceNow version New York has entered General Availability. These features should delight high-maturity IT departments but are mostly worthless for low-maturity groups.
Quest On Demand has added two new features to help organizations further streamline Office 365 management and potentially reduce costs.
VMware challenges IT to be more than it may be comfortable with: technologists as members of an elite caste charged with the moral use of technology and guarding the uninitiated against negative consequences.
Analysts make their bones on prognostication and prediction, and the imminent demise of any given technology is a mainstay of their subject matter. San Francisco-based VMware has made its sacrificial offerings but for two different auguries. First the place and dominance of public cloud as the center of the enterprise IT activity and work. Secondly, and more importantly, the enduring importance of self-service, elasticity, measure service, broad network access, and pooled resources.
VMware acquires Carbon Black, a cloud-based endpoint protection solution, at $26 per share, representing an enterprise value of $2.1 billion.
AWS is previewing new services that aim to make it easier for customers to monitor containerized applications built using microservice architectures. This should help simplify container operations in the cloud for AWS users.