Rootconf Pune edition

On security, network engineering and distributed systems


Demystifying AIOps

Submitted by Jayesh Bapu Ahire (@jbahire) on Monday, 29 July 2019

Category: DevOps Section: Flash talk (5 mins) Status: Rejected


For years, IT has struggled to keep the lights on. Now that businesses are aggressively pursuing digital transformation, that battle is becoming even more difficult. The number of applications and services is exploding. Changes are now measured in seconds or minutes, instead of months or years. Approaches such as DevOps are driving this acceleration – but, unless IT operations can keep up, digitalization will inevitably hit a brick wall.

So, here’s the question. How do IT operations keep pace? How does it rise above today’s siloed IT environment, breaking down barriers and automating processes in the same way that DevOps does?

AIOps is the answer. (Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations). AIOps uses machine learning to automatically detect, diagnose, and even remediate IT service issues in real-time. That means you resolve service issues quickly and accurately – and it takes far less effort. As it evolves, AIOps will intelligently automate a wide set of IT processes, delivering benefits across the entire operational lifecycle. Instead of struggling to keep up with the ever-increasing pace of IT operations, you now leverage machines to stay ahead of the curve. AIOps streamlines and strengthens IT operations, in the same way, that continuous integration and deployment powers DevOps.


  1. Introduction (2 mins)
  2. A Brief Introduction to AIOps (2 mins)
  3. Where Did AIOps Come From? (2 mins)
  4. Breaking Down Data Silos & Elements of AIOps (4 mins)
  5. Augmenting Human Intelligence (2 mins)
  6. Delivering Insights Across the Operational Lifecycle (4 mins)
  7. Conclusion + Q & A (4 mins)

Speaker bio

Jayesh Bapu Ahire is an organizer of the Pune Elasticsearch User Group and co-organizer of Pune Developers Community. Jayesh is an AI Researcher doing research on NTM’s and Distributed Neural Computers with renowned universities. He is a cloud consultant and will be launching his startup in the FinTech domain by this year-end. Jayesh has authored books on Neural Networks, Reinforcement Learning, and Simulation Hypothesis. He writes a technical blog and his articles are published in many renowned publications. He has been awarded a title of Twilio Champion by Twilio and Most Valuable Blogger by Dzone.



  •   Anwesha Sarkar (@anweshaalt) Reviewer 8 months ago

    Hello Jayesh,

    Thank you for the submission. Here are feedback for your proporsal:

    • Are there any organizations using AIOps as the solution to the real life problems?
    • Can you share some warstories that are being fought by/with AIOps?
    • Can you describe “AIOps uses machine learning to automatically detect, diagnose, and even remediate IT service issues in real-time.” in respect of a real world scenario?

    Submit your sildes and preview video by 5th August 2019, it helps us to evaluate your proposal fairly.


  •   Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) Reviewer 8 months ago

    Jayesh, we recently had this talk on AIOps at The Fifth Elephant:

    Why is your proposal relevant for the Rootconf community? And why the Rootconf community in Pune?

  •   Jayesh Bapu Ahire (@jbahire) Proposer 8 months ago (edited 8 months ago)

    Hi Anwesha & Zainab,
    AIOps is what many companies are thinking of as future of DevOps. There are many whitepapers from number of organizations and some of them also offer some IT operations services using AI as a service. let me break down your questions in my way so it will become clearer that why AIOps should be part of this and this will help Zainab as well to understand need of this topic in this conference.

    1. Multi-cloud, microservices,connected devices—these new and changing technologies, widely adopted in pursuit of business innovation, are creating a digital data explosion and unprecedented level of complexity. So, while organizations should aspire to a seamless handoff of innovation from digital business innovators to core IT, reality has a way of frustrating this goal.
    2. Innovative technologies often are adopted and deployed by the business outside of the context of a broader technology strategy serving the needs of one part of the business that won’t be slowed down by central IT management that can’t keep up. The IT tools and processes that have been refined and honed for years to meet the needs of a predigital world are simply out of alignment with the current demands of digital business. Siloed tools and organizations, the rise of the developer, shifting budgets, and on-demand technology resources create blind spots—leading to out-of-control costs, redundancy, lack of interoperability, failure to scale and integrate, and poor customer experiences.
    3. To effectively manage performance against digital business goals and control the cost of multi-cloud infrastructure in alignment with budget constraints, core IT organizations need an AIOps platform. AIOps platforms differ from IT operations analytics (ITOA) in that they do real-time, dynamic pattern identification on the vast amounts of data created by innovation-enabling technologies like bursting microservices and hybrid IT infrastructure, without the need for human intervention. Additionally, AIOps platforms are unique in their ability to organize and analyze according to data sources that traditional processes, driven by functional silos, are unable to understand.

    I will try to discuss some open-source solutions I am working on as well as some research I have performed on the topic.

    And about Fifth Elephant Talk, I have attended fifth elpehant and that talk was more of explaining AppDynamics use case upto certain extent rather than going deep into AIOps so my talk will differ from that in many aspects.

    I hope this will be helpful!

    Thanks & Regards,

    •   Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) Reviewer 7 months ago

      Thanks Jayesh. This detailed explanation is very helpful. Here’s how we should proceed:

      1. Clearly, AIOps is a good framework for traditional IT operations companies to consider and adopt. While there are many IT operations companies in Pune, they are not among the folks who participate in Rootconf Pune. Instead, Rootconf Pune has participation from open source programmers and operations folks. So we can have you do a quick flash talk, and an impromptu BOF session on AIOps, based on participants’ interest at the conf.
      2. Whereas, Rootconf Hyderabad will have participants from traditional IT companies and who will benefit from hearing your proposal. Given this scenario, your talk is better suited for Rootconf Hyderabad. We’ll add your proposal there, and schedule a 5-min flash talk with your proposal for Rootconf Pune.
  •   Jayesh Bapu Ahire (@jbahire) Proposer 7 months ago

    Thanks Zainab! That will work for me!

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