Tag Archives: seems

AIOps meaning to expand throughout DevOps chain

It seems that every year there’s a new record for the pace of change in IT, from the move from mainframe to client/server computing, to embracing the web and interorganizational data movements. The current moves that affect organizations are fundamental, and IT operations had better pay attention.

Cloud providers are taking over ownership of the IT platform from organizations. Organizations are moving to a multi-cloud hybrid platform to gain flexibility and the ability to quickly respond to market needs. Applications have started to transition from monolithic entities to composite architectures built on the fly in real time from collections of functional services. DevOps has affected how IT organizations write, test and deliver code, with continuous development and delivery relatively mainstream approaches.

These fundamental changes mean that IT operations managers have to approach the application environment in a new way. Infrastructure health dashboards don’t meet their needs. Without deep contextual knowledge of how the platform looks at an instant, and what that means for performance, administrators will struggle to address issues raised.

Enter AIOps platforms

AIOps means IT teams use artificial intelligence to monitor the operational environment and rapidly and automatically remediate any problems that arise — and, more to the point, prevent any issues in the first place.

True AIOps-based management is not easy to accomplish. It’s nearly impossible to model an environment that continuously changes and then also plot all the dependencies between hardware, virtual systems, functional services and composite apps.

AIOPs use cases

However, AIOps does meet a need. It is, as yet, a nascent approach. Many AIOps systems do not really use that much artificial intelligence; many instead rely on advanced rules and policy engines to automatically remediate commonly known and expected issues. AIOps vendors collect information on operations issues from across their respective customer bases to make the tools more useful.

Today’s prospective AIOps buyers must beware of portfolio repackaging — AIOps on the product branding doesn’t mean they use true artificial intelligence. Question the vendor carefully about how its system learns on the go, deals with unexpected changes and manages idempotency. 2020 might be the year of AIOps’ rise, but it might also be littered with the corpses of AIOps vendors that get things wrong.

AIOps’ path for the future

As we move through 2020 and beyond, AIOps’ meaning will evolve. Tools will better adopt learning systems to model the whole environment and will start to use advanced methods to bring idempotency — the capability to define an end result and then ensure that it is achieved — to the fore. AIOps tools must be able to either take input from the operations team or from the platform itself and create the scripts, VMs, containers, provisioning templates and other details to meet the applications’ requirements. The system must monitor the end result from these hosting decisions and ensure that not only is it as-expected, but that it remains so, no matter how the underlying platform changes. Over time, AIOps tools should extend so that business stakeholders also have insights into the operations environment.

Such capabilities will mean that AIOps platforms move from just operations environment tool kits to part and parcel of the overall BizDevOps workflows. AIOps will mean an overarching orchestration system for the application hosting environment, a platform that manages all updates and patches, and provides feedback loops through the upstream environment.

The new generation of AIOps tools and platforms will focus on how to avoid manual intervention in the operations environment. Indeed, manual interventions are likely to be where AIOps could fail. For example, an administrator who puts wrong information into the flow or works outside of the AIOps system to make any configuration changes could start a firestorm of problems. When the AIOps system tries to fix them, it will find that it does not have the required data available to effectively model the change the administrator has made.

2020 will see AIOps’ first baby steps to becoming a major tool for the systems administrator. Those who embrace the idea of AIOps must ensure that they have the right mindset: AIOps has to be the center of everything. Only in extreme circumstances should any action be taken outside of the AIOps environment.

The operations team must reach out to the development teams to see how their feeds can integrate into an AIOps platform. If DevOps tools vendors realize AIOps’ benefits, they might provide direct integrations for downstream workflows or include AIOps capabilities into their own platform. This trend could expand the meaning of AIOps to include business capabilities and security as well.

As organizations move to highly complex, highly dynamic platforms, any dependency on a person’s manual oversight dooms the deployment to failure. Simple automation will not be a workable way forward — artificial intelligence is a must.

Go to Original Article
Author:

For Sale – Late 2015 27” iMac

This hasn’t been touched since my twins were born in January and it seems a shame for it to just sit there.

It’s the top off the shelf model from late 2015 and I have added another 8GB of RAM to a total of 16GB (either Crucial or Kingston, can’t remember but I only ever buy RAM from them. Edit: just remembered that this is original Apple RAM, bought from someone upgrading to 32GB).

3.3ghz i5
2TB fusion drive (so has the 128GB SSD)
16GB RAM
Radeon R9 M395 2GB graphics
5k 27” screen

It has spent its life sat on a desk in my man-cave, which is now a baby-junk cave, so is in excellent condition. Box is in the attic.

Will have a fresh install of Mojave for the new owner.

Asking £850 picked up from SO51 area

Price and currency: 850
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash or BT
Location: Romsey, Hampshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Go to Original Article
Author:

For Sale – Late 2015 27” iMac

This hasn’t been touched since my twins were born in January and it seems a shame for it to just sit there.

It’s the top off the shelf model from late 2015 and I have added another 8GB of RAM to a total of 16GB (either Crucial or Kingston, can’t remember but I only ever buy RAM from them. Edit: just remembered that this is original Apple RAM, bought from someone upgrading to 32GB).

3.3ghz i5
2TB fusion drive (so has the 128GB SSD)
16GB RAM
Radeon R9 M395 2GB graphics
5k 27” screen

It has spent its life sat on a desk in my man-cave, which is now a baby-junk cave, so is in excellent condition. Box is in the attic.

Will have a fresh install of Mojave for the new owner.

Asking £850 picked up from SO51 area

Price and currency: 850
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash or BT
Location: Romsey, Hampshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Go to Original Article
Author:

For Sale – Late 2015 27” iMac

This hasn’t been touched since my twins were born in January and it seems a shame for it to just sit there.

It’s the top off the shelf model from late 2015 and I have added another 8GB of RAM to a total of 16GB (either Crucial or Kingston, can’t remember but I only ever buy RAM from them. Edit: just remembered that this is original Apple RAM, bought from someone upgrading to 32GB).

3.3ghz i5
2TB fusion drive (so has the 128GB SSD)
16GB RAM
Radeon R9 M395 2GB graphics
5k 27” screen

It has spent its life sat on a desk in my man-cave, which is now a baby-junk cave, so is in excellent condition. Box is in the attic.

Will have a fresh install of Mojave for the new owner.

Asking £850 picked up from SO51 area

Price and currency: 850
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash or BT
Location: Romsey, Hampshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Go to Original Article
Author:

Wanted – Mac Mini

Hi

Been looking around where to buy a used/looked after Mac Mini and these forums seems really well managed, so hopefully I’ll be able to source what I’m after

I’m looking for ideally a 2012 or 2014 Mac Mini, ideally an i7 but will consider an i5. 16GB RAM and with a 256GB minimum SSD or a 1TB fusion drive upwards (ideally the original 1TB HDD with a 120GB SSD or upwards)

Needs to be in full working order with no damage and running the latest OS

Preferably boxes with original power cable as well

I’m based in Bamber Bridge, near to Preston. Happy to collect within a sensible distance, or happy to have it sent via an insured courier (Royal Mail, Parcelforce, UPS etc)

Budget is c£500, but happy to pay more for the right Mini (within reason)

Thank you

Location: Bamber Bridge

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Wanted – Mac Mini

Hi

Been looking around where to buy a used/looked after Mac Mini and these forums seems really well managed, so hopefully I’ll be able to source what I’m after

I’m looking for ideally a 2012 or 2014 Mac Mini, ideally an i7 but will consider an i5. 16GB RAM and with a 256GB minimum SSD or a 1TB fusion drive upwards (ideally the original 1TB HDD with a 120GB SSD or upwards)

Needs to be in full working order with no damage and running the latest OS

Preferably boxes with original power cable as well

I’m based in Bamber Bridge, near to Preston. Happy to collect within a sensible distance, or happy to have it sent via an insured courier (Royal Mail, Parcelforce, UPS etc)

Budget is c£500, but happy to pay more for the right Mini (within reason)

Thank you

Location: Bamber Bridge

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Wanted – Mac Mini

Hi

Been looking around where to buy a used/looked after Mac Mini and these forums seems really well managed, so hopefully I’ll be able to source what I’m after

I’m looking for ideally a 2012 or 2014 Mac Mini, ideally an i7 but will consider an i5. 16GB RAM and with a 256GB minimum SSD or a 1TB fusion drive upwards (ideally the original 1TB HDD with a 120GB SSD or upwards)

Needs to be in full working order with no damage and running the latest OS

Preferably boxes with original power cable as well

I’m based in Bamber Bridge, near to Preston. Happy to collect within a sensible distance, or happy to have it sent via an insured courier (Royal Mail, Parcelforce, UPS etc)

Budget is c£500, but happy to pay more for the right Mini (within reason)

Thank you

Location: Bamber Bridge

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Wanted – Mac Mini

Hi

Been looking around where to buy a used/looked after Mac Mini and these forums seems really well managed, so hopefully I’ll be able to source what I’m after

I’m looking for ideally a 2012 or 2014 Mac Mini, ideally an i7 but will consider an i5. 16GB RAM and with a 256GB minimum SSD or a 1TB fusion drive upwards (ideally the original 1TB HDD with a 120GB SSD or upwards)

Needs to be in full working order with no damage and running the latest OS

Preferably boxes with original power cable as well

I’m based in Bamber Bridge, near to Preston. Happy to collect within a sensible distance, or happy to have it sent via an insured courier (Royal Mail, Parcelforce, UPS etc)

Budget is c£500, but happy to pay more for the right Mini (within reason)

Thank you

Location: Bamber Bridge

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Wanted – Mac Mini

Hi

Been looking around where to buy a used/looked after Mac Mini and these forums seems really well managed, so hopefully I’ll be able to source what I’m after

I’m looking for ideally a 2012 or 2014 Mac Mini, ideally an i7 but will consider an i5. 16GB RAM and with a 256GB minimum SSD or a 1TB fusion drive upwards (ideally the original 1TB HDD with a 120GB SSD or upwards)

Needs to be in full working order with no damage and running the latest OS

Preferably boxes with original power cable as well

I’m based in Bamber Bridge, near to Preston. Happy to collect within a sensible distance, or happy to have it sent via an insured courier (Royal Mail, Parcelforce, UPS etc)

Budget is c£500, but happy to pay more for the right Mini (within reason)

Thank you

Location: Bamber Bridge

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – GTX 1080Ti’s and 1060’s

Hi all,

Relisted in this part of the forum as it seems more suitable.

Going to start shifting some hardware I’ve used for crypto mining. All cards were bought from Amazon or amazon warehouse within the last 4 months, so all have the remainder of the 2 year warranty. All come with original boxes, are working perfectly and great condition.

£600 – EVGA SC 1080Ti BLACK EDITION – sold
£600 – EVGA SC 1080Ti BLACK EDITION – sold
£600 – EVGA SC 1080Ti BLACK EDITION – sold
£675 – EVGA FTW3 1080Ti – sold
£200 – PALIT 1060 6GB – WITHDRAWN
£170 – PALIT 1060 6GB STORM X – this is a single fan, badly designed cooler (imo), which is quite loud, hence the price. – SOLD

£700 – ZOTAC AMP CORE EXTREME 1080Ti
£580 – ASUS TURBO (BLOWER STYLE) 1080Ti
£580 – ZOTAC (BLOWER STYLE) 1080Ti
£350 – ASUS STRIX 1070
£350 – ASUS STRIX 1070

I’ve run these all in custom rigs, under clocked power and cooling sufficient to keep the cards around or under 60’C.

Thanks!

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT or cash on collection
Location: Sheffield
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.