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April 2018, Vol. 1, No. 1

Bots know better: Maybe AIOps tools should drive your stack

There's no shortage opinion on how AI will shape the future. Prominent scientists and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs can't seem to agree on whether AI will ultimately solve all humanity's problems or simply destroy us. Whatever AI has in store, it's already changing the way we work. Over the last year, I've seen a surge in the number IT vendors touting intelligent, AI-powered foftware products called AIOps tools. These products run the gamut from smart servers to network intrusion detection, but some also leave me scratching my head. I can't help but wonder whether the intelligence in some of these products represents a new interpretation of what AI means or an exaggeration applied to automation -- yet another buzzword corrupted for marketing purposes. Cynicism aside, there are real and powerful examples of AI creeping into all levels of the IT stack. Development shops deploy armies of intelligent bots to help test software. Cloud management vendors, including Densify and YotaScale, apply AI algorithms to identify inefficiencies. ...

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