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Predictive analytics are an analytics method that analyze current and historical data to make predictions about future events. Predictive analytics use analytics techniques such as machine learning, statistical modeling, and data mining to help organizations identify trends, behaviors, future outcomes, and business opportunities.

Neural networks

Neural networks are advanced analytics techniques used to determine the accuracy of information gained from regression models and decision trees. Neural networking identifies nonlinear similarities between disparate data, and is particularly useful when knowing the scope of what may happen is more important than understanding why those possibilities might occur.

Predictive analytics can help IT performance by identifying risks or informing you of potential problems with your IT infrastructure. Instead of waiting for an error report—perhaps citing an equipment failure—ops teams can use predictive analytics to proactively find and address problems before they affect your environment, which can also save your organization time and money.

You can also use predictive analytics to create risk assessments, prevent security issues, and avoid unplanned downtime by looking for anything unusual on a network and identifying potential vulnerabilities by examining all of the actions that are happening in real time.

Automation tools can be used as a companion to predictive analytics to remediate identified issues or implement changes based on predicted outcomes.

Red Hat gives you the predictive analytics and automation tools you need to identify insights about your IT infrastructure and automate remediation, along with solutions, services, and training to support your business as you focus on innovation and moving forward.

Red Hat® Insights combines predictive analytics with prescriptive analytics to give you step-by-step remediation guidance across physical, virtual, container, private, and public cloud environments. Your business saves time and money addressing problems before they affect your environment by proactively identifying and remediating risks across your Red Hat infrastructure.

With real-time views into hybrid environments, you are informed about potential issues and provided with remediation steps to fix them before they become problems. Automate remediation in real time by using Red Hat® Ansible® Automation Platform Playbooks along with Insights.

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