Latest automation publications

Using Google Street View data to guide autonomous vehicles in bad weather

With as little as two feet a critical divide between a smooth journey and collision, self-driving vehicles are challenged by neglected infrastructure, and all the solutions seem either to be prohibitively expensive or else to accept that SDVs will never thrive away from the most popular and well-funded routes, or the urban centres which have… Read More

Red Hat Insider: Automating IT with Ansible 

Alessandro Perilli, general manager of Cloud Management Strategy at Red Hat, discusses what process automation can do for OpenStack… Earlier this month we announced the acquisition of Ansible, a well-known IT automation tool and very popular open source project. The most attractive aspect of Ansible is its simplicity: simple to deploy and blend into a… Read More

Robot supply overflow in China may lead to overheated market and lack of interoperability

“Everybody wants to become a robot manufacturer now because it’s sexy,” said Stefan Sack, CEO of robot manufacturer Comau Shanghai Engineering, in a report to Reuters recently, noting that small manufacturers in the Chinese industrial sector were “coming up like mushrooms” under Beijing’s 2011-2015 five-year economic plan, which targets growth in the robotics sector. In 2013… Read More

What does Rackspace’s new DevOps automation offer?

On 12th August 2014 Rackspace announced that it is offering some new features to its DevOps Automation Services, which includes Windows support and expanded environment stack support. With it the company launched a new advisory service to help development and operations (DevOps) teams with their transformation programmes. The new service is available in the US… Read More

Humans should be removed from data centres, says industry capitalist Vinod Khosla

Speaking at the GigaOm Structure conference in San Francisco last month, Vinod Kholsa, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and now partner of Khosla Ventures, told audiences that the most important opportunity for the future of IT enterprise would be to completely remove people from the equation. “It’s ridiculous to have humans manage the level of complexity that… Read More