Companies are increasingly switching to constructions in which new versions of software are constantly being rolled out. Due to the considerably increased pace, there are more and more problems with software. At the same time, companies are struggling to keep an eye on the problems and to solve them because of the rapid pace at which they are doing so. Artificial intelligence can help.

The startup Harness, founded last year by AppDynamics founder Jyoti Bansal, wants to solve this problem with artificial intelligence. To this end, it is launching a new tool, the 24×7 Service Guard. The tool is designed to help companies that are continuously delivering new versions of their software. With the 24×7 Service Guard they can keep an eye on all the builds, whenever they are released.

Better monitoring

The 24×7 Service Guard should make this process easier to monitor by adding machine learning and artificial intelligence. The rollout of a problematic build could in principle be stopped automatically with the software that launches Harness. Developers don’t have to worry about that anymore.

Last year another tool was rolled out that also responds to the roll-out of software. Harness then came up with Continuous Verification. This tool confirms to developers whether a new build will actually be properly rolled out. Bansal now states that this will be taken to a new level, so that developers will have a better understanding of what goes on around their build once it has been rolled out.

The new 24×7 Service Guard keeps an eye on every build, even days after it has been rolled out. To do so, they rely on data from tools such as AppDynamics, New Relic, Elastic and Splunk. AI and machine learning are used to identify problems, which are then solved without human intervention.

The development team is then presented with an overview with information about the performance and quality of all the different tools.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.