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Kelverion Demonstrating Runbook Studio v2.0 at Microsoft Ignite 2017

Posted by Greg Charman on Sep 19, 2017 3:26:03 PM

Offline creation and management of Microsoft Azure Automation Runbooks 

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Topics: Automation

Announcing CRM Integration for System Center

Posted by Greg Charman on Jan 20, 2017 8:29:54 AM

Kelverion are pleased to announce the availability of Integration Packs for System Center Orchestrator to include leading Customer Relationship Management products as part of an automated IT environment.

The new Integration Packs are for:

  • Salesforce
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • BMC RemedyForce  

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Topics: Microsoft System Center Orchestrator 2016

Kelverion Runbook Studio Now Available via the Microsoft Azure Market Place

Posted by Greg Charman on Dec 21, 2016 11:58:19 AM

Kelverion have this week released a new VM to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace for the Kelverion Runbook Studio for Azure Automation.

This Azure Market Place VM provides an installed version of the Kelverion Runbook Studio, licencing server for Kelverion Integration Modules and tutorials for authoring with Runbook Studio and a sample runbook for using the Integration Modules for ServiceNow and SQL Server.

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Topics: Azure Automation

Kelverion Runbook Studio v1.2 Now Released

Posted by Greg Charman on Nov 4, 2016 8:39:00 AM

Azure Automation is an incredibly powerful tool but it does require a high degree of PowerShell knowledge and necessitates a constant internet connection to be able to develop anything.

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Topics: Azure Automation

Surviving Patch Tuesday

Posted by Greg Charman on Sep 27, 2016 8:17:00 AM

Every configuration administrator looks forward to Patch Tuesday with equal parts anticipation and dread.

On the one hand, you have the certainty that vital updates and patches will regularly show up on your doorstep ready to deploy. On the other, without some careful intervention, you just might find a patch takes your entire server estate offline–all at the same time.

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Topics: Patching

Kelverion at System Center Europe 2016

Posted by Greg Charman on Aug 18, 2016 9:57:05 AM

As technology has moved forward, so has Kelverion.   

Building on our extensive Orchestrator expertise we are now releasing integration products for Microsoft Azure Automation, SMA and PowerShell. 

The Key first step to this journey is our new Runbook Studio for Azure Automation Product.

The Runbook studio is a platform for developing IT automation runbooks. It provides the capabilities for authoring, upload, download and testing runbooks. The Runbooks can then be executed on Microsoft’s cloud based platform, Azure Automation.

The Runbook Studio also enables you to have a connection with multiple subscriptions and automation accounts. 

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Topics: Microsoft System Center 2012, Azure

4 Ways the New Runbook Studio Makes Azure Automation Even Better

Posted by Greg Charman on May 5, 2016 7:30:00 AM

With Microsoft Azure you are finally able to utilise the Cloud to scale your infrastructure according to your needs. Virtual machines are popping in and out of existence at your whim. Today it’s collaborating with SharePoint, tomorrow you’re building databases in Oracle; a cornucopia of business applications await your every command. Furthermore, all this is accessed from any place, anytime, because the Cloud is wherever you need it to be, right?

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Topics: Automation, Azure

Announcing the Kelverion Runbook Studio - Making Azure Automation Easy

Posted by Greg Charman on Apr 20, 2016 7:30:00 AM

As an IT Process Automation specialist who has been using System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator and Opalis since 2007, I was very excited by Microsoft’s announcement in 2014 of Azure Automation their new cloud based automation platform.  I have been an avid user and follower of Azure Automation since its inception as a pure PowerShell interface, into its graphical authoring capability via the Azure Portal.

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Topics: Automation, Azure

Announcing our new Ready Built Automation (Runbook) Solutions

Posted by Greg Charman on Jul 24, 2014 6:49:00 AM

So you’ve got Orchestrator and you’ve done some evaluation and you know it can do some clever things but all you have is a blank screen. Now you are being asked to automated the provision of Virtual Machines, connect SCOM 2012 to your Service Desk, get System Center 2012 data into your company’s CMDB and not sure where to start?

With the power of Windows Server 2012 and the launch of System Center 2012 SP1, Self-Service Virtual Machine Provision, Intelligent Alert Forwarding, Automatic CMDB Population with System Center data has been placed into the hands of all Microsoft’s customers large or small. A fully automated solution is now a reality whatever the size of your IT team.

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Orchestrator Integration Packs - DIY or Ready Made Integration?

Posted by Greg Charman on Apr 17, 2014 6:46:00 AM

Many people have made large investments in both Microsoft System Center and other Datacenter Management Tools.  Historically integrating these multi-vendors product sets has been challenging and time consuming.  With System Center 2012 Orchestrator, Microsoft has laid the foundations for a much easier and speedier interaction between product suites.

The challenge with any integration and automation product is keeping the interfaces to vendor products current and when you have many different vendor management products to integrate this only becomes more complex.

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