When it comes to testing and quality assurance, providing the right
incentives and metrics is critical. Your release plan shouldn't reward
quality assurance and quality engineering teams for rushing systems through
the QA process, and you shouldn't create systems that penalize anyone for
identifying bugs or other issues that will affect quality. Quality and
appropriate testing is crucial, especially in industries that deal with
critical safety and security systems.
Test environment can take any number of forms. For a critical system you
might have several kinds of test environments. Some are permanent while
others are only needed at specific points in the process:
Development Environments - Some might not consider these testing
environments, but the developers consider these essential to quality. Every
development group expects to have a system up and running all t... (more)
SYS-CON Media announced today that ITInvolve launched their popular blog feed
on DevOps Journal.
DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world
of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps
professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done.
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ITinvolve creates Cross-Team Workspaces that bring the right people, tools,
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Poll Results: Kafka Producer/Consumer
About 10 days ago we ran a a poll about which languages/APIs people use when
writing their Apache Kafka Producers and Consumers.
See Kafka Poll: Producer & Consumer Client.
We collected 130 votes so far.
The results were actually somewhat surprising! Let’s share the numbers
Kafka Producer/Consumer Languages
What do you think? Is that the breakdown you expected? Here is what
Java is the dominant language on the planet today, but less than 50% people
use it with Kafka! Read: possible explanation for Java & Kafka. Pytho... (more)
It’s Time To Evolve To ITSM 2.0
By Matthew Selheimer
Tickets are useful as a status tracking mechanism, but when did our industry
decide chasing tickets was the best way to manage IT support and operations
We think it’s time to evolve to an ITSM 2.0 approach that puts the focus on
ensuring IT support and operations teams have the information they need to
solve issues instead of chasing and filling out tickets after the “real
work” is done somewhere else.
To understand more of what we mean by ITSM 2.0, check out these free
Check out a 5-minute video that just m... (more)
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud
Expo - being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY
- announces that its Call for Papers is now open.
Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process
automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss.
Submit your speaking proposal today! ▸ Here
From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses,
DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's
largest enterprises - and delivering real result... (more)
15th Cloud Expo, which took place Nov. 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara
Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, expanded the conference content of
@ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit to include two developer events
- a Developer Playground and a DevOps Hackathon.
IBM Scales DevOps for Large Enterprises with New Hybrid Cloud Solutions
ElasticBox Hackathon at DevOps Summit Silicon Valley ▸ Here
IBM held the Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held
the DevOps Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo floor.
The Bluemix Develope... (more)
“DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 30, 2015 05:15 AM EST Reads: 4,107
Today’s enterprise is being driven by disruptive competitive and human capital requirements to provide enterprise application access through not only desktops, but also mobile devices. To retrofit existing programs across all these devices using traditional programming methods is very costly and time consuming – often prohibitively so.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO, President, and Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., discussed how you can create applications that run on all mobile ...
Jan. 30, 2015 05:00 AM EST Reads: 4,385
At 15th Cloud Expo, Shrikant Pattathil, Executive Vice President at Harbinger Systems, demos a video delivery platform that helps you do interactive videos. He discusses how Harbinger is accomplishing it in the cloud world, the problems they faced and the choices they made to get around these problems.
Jan. 30, 2015 04:45 AM EST Reads: 2,595
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp.
When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary.
In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, discussed single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series dat...
Jan. 30, 2015 04:45 AM EST Reads: 4,939
Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water,...
Jan. 30, 2015 04:30 AM EST Reads: 4,919
15th Cloud Expo, which took place Nov. 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, expanded the conference content of @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit to include two developer events.
IBM held a Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held a Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo floor.
The Bluemix Developer Playground, for developers of all levels, highlighted the ease of use of Bluemix, its services and functionalit...
Jan. 30, 2015 04:30 AM EST Reads: 4,998
In her General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing, at Verizon Enterprise, focused on finding the right mix of renting vs. buying Oracle capacity to scale to meet business demands, and offer validated Oracle database TCO models for Oracle development and testing environments.
Anne Plese is a marketing and technology enthusiast/realist with over 19+ years in high tech. At Verizon Enterprise, she focuses on driving growth for the Verizon Cloud platfo...
Jan. 30, 2015 04:30 AM EST Reads: 4,990
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
Jan. 30, 2015 03:30 AM EST Reads: 5,157
SYS-CON Media announced that Splunk, a provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, has launched an ad campaign on Big Data Journal. Splunk software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices.
The ads focus on delivering ROI - how improved uptime delivered $6M in annual ROI, improving customer operations by minin...
Jan. 30, 2015 03:30 AM EST Reads: 5,790
Between the compelling mockups and specs produced by your analysts and designers, and the resulting application built by your developers, there is a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral out of control, and applications fall short of requirements.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, will present a new approach where business and development users collaborate – each using tools appropriate to their goals and expertise – to build mo...
Jan. 30, 2015 03:15 AM EST Reads: 3,069
There is no doubt that Big Data is here and getting bigger every day. Building a Big Data infrastructure today is no easy task. There are an enormous number of choices for database engines and technologies. To make things even more challenging, requirements are getting more sophisticated, and the standard paradigm of supporting historical analytics queries is often just one facet of what is needed. As Big Data growth continues, organizations are demanding real-time access to data, allowing immed...
Jan. 30, 2015 03:00 AM EST Reads: 4,892
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate.
Get ready to show them the money!
Jan. 30, 2015 02:30 AM EST Reads: 4,820
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using ...
Jan. 30, 2015 02:00 AM EST Reads: 4,870
Code Halos - aka "digital fingerprints" - are the key organizing principle to understand a) how dumb things become smart and b) how to monetize this dynamic.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Brown, AVP, Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions, outlined research, analysis and recommendations from his recently published book on this phenomena on the way leading edge organizations like GE and Disney are unlocking the Internet of Things opportunity and what steps your o...
Jan. 30, 2015 02:00 AM EST Reads: 4,825
In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect at GE, and Ibrahim Gokcen, who leads GE's advanced IoT analytics, focused on the Internet of Things / Industrial Internet and how to make it operational for business end-users. Learn about the challenges posed by machine and sensor data and how to marry it with enterprise data. They also discussed the tips and tricks to provide the Industrial Internet as an end-user consumable service using Big Data Analytics and Industrial C...
Jan. 30, 2015 01:00 AM EST Reads: 4,536
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends:
Exposing the device to a management framework
Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic
Exposing that business layer and data to end users.
This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happe...
Jan. 30, 2015 12:30 AM EST Reads: 4,873
Log data provides the most granular view into what is happening across your systems, applications, and end users. Logs can show you where the issues are in real-time, and provide a historical trending view over time. Logs give you the whole picture.
Logentries, a log management and analytics service built for the cloud, has announced a new integration with Slack, the team communication platform, to enable real-time system and application monitoring. Users of both services can now receive real-...
Jan. 29, 2015 11:45 PM EST Reads: 1,155
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open.
Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's large...
Jan. 29, 2015 10:00 PM EST Reads: 5,241
“Will Jaya is a direct source for server integration and storage solutions. If you are looking for any specific configurations for a project we can help you configure based on your needs and requirements," explained Netty Goya, CEO of Will Jaya, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 29, 2015 08:30 PM EST Reads: 2,520
“The year of the cloud – we have no idea when it's really happening but we think it's happening now. For those technology providers like Zentera that are helping enterprises move to the cloud - it's been fun to watch," noted Mike Loftus, VP Product Management and Marketing at Zentera Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 29, 2015 07:00 PM EST Reads: 3,628