Carlos Casanova

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The NVIDIA/Microsoft AI Supercomputer Cloud Is A No-Brainer

Tracy Woo November 18, 2022
This week, NVIDIA announced a multiyear collaboration with Microsoft to build a cloud-based artificial intelligence supercomputer. With this partnership, Microsoft Azure will be the first public cloud to leverage NVIDIA’s full AI stack — chips, networking, and software. More specifically, the supercomputer will be powered through a combination of Microsoft Azure’s scalable ND- and NC- […]
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Can You See Me Now? New Observability Reports!

Carlos Casanova November 7, 2022
Secure systems deliberately hide details and access points to fly under the radar. Poorly designed systems and poor tooling and instrumentation unknowingly expose sensitive details or hide vital operating telemetry. Be deliberate in your observability design and tooling.
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Misguided Fear Of AI And Automation: A Classic Horror Story

Carlos Casanova October 25, 2022
Classic horror movie quirks closely resemble what we’re seeing in firms looking to innovate and differentiate yet are running from rather than toward AI and advanced automation.
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You Say Tum-AY-Toe, I Say Tum-AH-Toe — What’s Your AIOps Perspective?

Carlos Casanova September 12, 2022
We all see and experience things through the lens of prior travels and encounters. This is no different from the path you choose to move forward with your AIOps implementations. An outcome of our Now Tech: Artificial Intelligence For IT Operations, Q2 2022 report was confirmation that more vendors have entered the AIOps market. I […]
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2022 AIOps Now Tech Data Overview Sheds Light On Current Capabilities

Carlos Casanova August 4, 2022
The 2022 AIOps NowTech generated a wealth of data that has been captured in the AIOps Data Overview, Q2 2022 report about AIOps software vendor capabilities. Three items from the overview report; digital experience, OpenTelemetry, and audit trails are highlighted in this blog. Read the full data overview report to learn more about the other capabilities that it covers.
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Hear Ye, Hear Ye … Get Your New AIOps Reports Here!

Carlos Casanova June 2, 2022
It’s been a long time coming, at least in mind anyway, but I’ve finally got some great news to announce. We have just published four AIOps-related reports that I’m really excited for you all to finally read and provide feedback on. Read on below to get a synopsis of the three reports. The fourth report […]
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Perspective Is Key To Understanding AIOps

Carlos Casanova June 2, 2022
Definitions can be murky. Our new reports aim to provide clarity and guidance around artificial intelligence for IT operations.
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VMware Customers: Get Ready For Broadcom Disruption

Tracy Woo May 26, 2022
Late Sunday evening, Bloomberg reported rumors of advanced Broadcom talks to acquire VMware, which has since been confirmed this morning. In light of Broadcom’s investment activities in the past few years, this news is unsurprising. It made a string of massively expensive enterprise software company acquisitions: Brocade Communications Systems in 2016 ($5.9 billion), CA Technologies […]
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A Vet, Doctor, And Biomechanical Engineer Walk Into A Bar: Monitoring, Observability, And AIOps In 2022

Carlos Casanova May 16, 2022
AIOps builds upon observability and monitoring to develop deep AI driven insights that enhance human judgements. As we move from monitoring to AIOps, we also move from a reactive to active, then proactive footing before establishing the predictive capabilities AIOps promises. Biomedical devices function the same way. They use the body's telemetry and then act on it before harm is done.
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AIOps Needs A Superstructure Of Interoperability

Carlos Casanova March 9, 2022
AIOps solutions are composed of various technology components that work together to address organizational needs. This requires an underpinning superstructure that enables interoperability. The superstructure provides connectivity horizontally across point solutions and vertically through the tiers of capability. 
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Why, What, And How? The AIOps Questions You Should Be Asking!

Carlos Casanova February 15, 2022
In AIOps: The Riddle Wrapped In The Mystery Inside The Enigma, I sort of left you hanging without a clear answer to “What is AIOps?” That was because there really isn’t a simple answer based on how it’s been previously defined. Discussions of AIOps have mainly centered around installable software when they should have been […]
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The Observability Dance — Enabling Observability By Design

Carlos Casanova February 10, 2022
You can't manage what you can't observe. Learn the value of practicing a common understanding of observability.
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Observability — Is It IT Voyeurism?

Carlos Casanova February 7, 2022
As I worked to develop guidance around AIOps, I soon found that other commonly used terms were equally confusing to people in our industry. How is it that an industry with so many highly educated professionals can have so many problems with words? The latest IT linguistics conundrum is “observability.” While developing my AIOps reference […]
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AIOps: The Riddle Wrapped In The Mystery Inside The Enigma

Carlos Casanova January 27, 2022
It didn’t take long into my tenure with Forrester to realize that there was confusion in the industry regarding AIOps. I touched on this in my “meet your new analyst” blog. Both technology vendors and industry companies openly asked me what the term meant, because they are hearing many variations. They gave me examples of […]
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The Mystery Of AIOps Expeditions: What’s In A Name?

Carlos Casanova January 13, 2022
The 2019 publication, Take The Mystery Out Of AI For IT Operations (AIOps) was a widely read Forrester report. It addressed lots of the core questions our industry had about this new thing called AIOps. It also went on to provide an approach for achieving the 2019 goal of AIOps. Like all new concepts, we […]
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Déjà Vu: Don’t Let AIOps Be CMDB All Over Again!

Carlos Casanova January 5, 2022
There's a big risk in setting unrealistic expectations for AI for IT operations. Learn how to avoid it.
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Meet Your New Technology, Architecture, And Delivery Analyst

Carlos Casanova December 22, 2021
When Did You Join Forrester? I began my latest career adventure with Forrester in November 2021. The Forrester “Bold At Work” values will be core drivers for my research, with the intent of enabling clients and technology vendors to also be “bold at work.” Together, we’ll accomplish great things. I have always focused on delivering […]