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If there is anything we have learned by now, is that every business paves their own unique path for releasing software- every pipeline, implementation and practices are a bit different, and DevOps comes in all shapes and sizes. Software delivery practices are often comprised of set of ...
With DevOps becoming more well-known and established practice in nearly every industry that delivers software, it is important to continually reassess its efficacy. This week’s top 10 includes a discussion on how the quick uptake of DevOps adoption in the enterprise has posed some seri...
Call it DevOps or not, if you are concerned about releasing more code faster and at a higher quality, the resulting software delivery chain and process will look and smell like DevOps. But for existing development teams, no matter what the velocity objective is, getting from here to th...
In the digital arena, it’s impossible to avoid Dion Hinchcliffe. Perhaps you’ve seen one of his numerous keynotes or joined one of his workshops. Maybe you’ve read one of his books, Web 2.0 Architectures (with coauthors James Governor and Duane Nickull) or Social Business By Design (Pe...
Across nearly every industry, innovative entrants are disrupting traditional markets and displacing long-established players. This IBM Point of View white paper describes the IBM Bluemix Garage Method that was created to support the October 19, 2015 launch.
There are few trends in enterprise IT receiving more attention in 2016 than DevOps. A combo of the words "development" and "operations," DevOps is a term that can mean a lot of different things depending on the context. Sometimes it refers to specific software or hardware tools, e.g., ...
Earlier this week, we hosted our Continuous Discussion video podcast, this time discussing ITIL and DevOps. The episode featured expert panelists Jan-Joost Bouwman (ING), Kaimar Karu (AXELOS), Jeff Sussna (DevOps writer and speaker) and Simon Morris (ServiceNow). During our discussion,...
Low-code platforms are an important strategy to create all sorts of applications extremely quickly and at a drastically reduced cost. Additionally, they enable building applications that would never have been created in the first place due to cost, time constraints, or lack of experti...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market E...
Over the past few years, industry leaders have been discussing the best and most innovative ways to make software delivery faster and safer. Continuous Delivery, Agile and DevOps mindsets are prevailing while new technologies related to containers, microservices and release automation ...
Today most enterprises are undergoing massive shifts under the name digital transformation. Let’s say you successfully navigate this transformation. Will you be done? Of course not – change will be ongoing and even accelerating. So, is it good enough to struggle through one transform...
SYS-CON Events announced today that RackN Inc, a software company focused on building a Hybrid DevOps platform for CIOs that need to take back operational control over their Hybrid IT platforms will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take ...
Kubernetes is a new and revolutionary open-sourced system for managing containers across multiple hosts in a cluster. Ansible is a simple IT automation tool for just about any requirement for reproducible environments. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Patrick Galbr...
Without a doubt, one of the projects in my career that I’ve learned the most from is the State of DevOps Report. This is a project that I’ve worked on with Jez Humble, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, and the team at Puppet Labs, where we’ve surveyed over 20,000 technology professionals to underst...
As I have mentioned many times, I’ve learned more doing this project than any project in my professional career. This has been a four-year collaboration with Jez Humble and Dr. Nicole Forsgren, as well as Nigel Kersten and Alanna Brown from Puppet Labs. "I only got four hours of sleep ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppNeta, the leader in performance insight for business-critical web applications, will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AppNet...
Following the notion of "The cloud" as a model and not a place, learn how to extend your SoftLayer infrastructure to utilize the PaaS offerings of Bluemix. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Ryan Tiffany, a Sales Engineer at SoftLayer, an IBM Company, will utilize both the command line...
SmartBear Software has announced a new developer focused test automation tool, TestLeft. The tool enables developers working in an Agile and continuous delivery environment to create robust tests within IDEs, which helps reduce test creation and maintenance time. “We are very excited...
To paraphrase Kent Beck: software delivers no value apart from runtime. Ideas take physical form in hardware, virtualized only part of the way down, and someone other than the developers makes the ideas manifest. So then: ops folks are the crop’s caretakers; developers design the seeds...
Today’s fast-moving world makes DevOps essential to all enterprises. In this new second edition, learn why DevOps is essential for any business aspiring to be lean, agile, and capable of responding rapidly to changing customer and marketplace.
Sometime over the last 10 years, the term “cloud” transformed from a big, fluffy collection of water droplets in the sky to the (somewhat daunting) future of IT and a fundamental part of some of the most innovative technologies in the world today. Cloud adoption rates have been increas...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA Inc., one of the world's largest hosting brands, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. LeaseWeb USA Inc. was established in 2011, a ...
Stakeholders need to monetize the benefits and ROI to make the organization's change real. Join this IBM webcast, for a discussion on monetizing key DevOps benefits and associated costs. We share a case study where cost benefit analysis frameworks were leveraged to justify DevOps ROI.
The biggest challenge to IOT is thus big data that requires an infrastructure that is capable of processing billions or more data points each second. If you thought e-commerce revolutionized the retail industry over the past two decades, something much bigger is coming over the next t...
Microservices architecture enables flexible architecture and speeds up your development process. But, often people are confused as to where to start. The obvious choice is to use a microservice architecture for all new applications. However, you have a ton of time and money invested i...
A simple description of DevOps is such: ‘An approach to Application Delivery that applies Lean principles to accelerate feedback and improve time to market.’ What does this mean? In a nutshell it implies that DevOps is a set of principles and practices that enables an organization to ...
Sonatype's Mark Miller catches up with Ian Buchanan at Atlassian to discuss DevOps leadership, ChatOps, and usage of tools in the continuous delivery pipeline. Ian discussed his experiences at Atlassian, including continuous delivery, ChatOps, and use of tools like Bamboo, Nexus, Puppe...
SYS-CON Events announced today CyberTrend has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, a...
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools ha...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Chetu Inc., a worldwide leader in custom software solutions for niche businesses, software-defined storage and data services platform, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
As the world moves towards more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack and NetFlix, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry – a comple...
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and d...
We have been indoctrinated in the last 3 decades of IT to believe that a system slowdown, outage, failure, change, or anything that has material potential impact is intrinsically bad. Yet, on the software side we have been told to "fail fast, fail cheap" to "develop in production" to r...
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances ...
Whether you’re a beginner simply looking to get started or a seasoned vet brushing up on your subject knowledge, this post will serve as a definitive guide on how to perform effective load testing on a web or mobile application. Load Testing: A performance-related testing process that...
One of the things that is bugging me about DevOps and the current conversations about it, is that they are all really heavily Dev focused and talk a lot about tools as they relate to the developer. This isn't a bad thing, but I find myself asking constantly where's the Ops in DevOps!? ...
Storage is moving to flash, and flash is getting faster, so people keep asking me why I keep talking about latency as if there is a problem. Isn’t faster flash going to just make everything faster? Won’t “the rising tide lift all boats”? Flash media as a storage media is indeed “fas...
The rise of microservices has enabled teams to branch out from developing for innately complicated, monolithic applications and work with small, flexible and comparatively simple components. But when these components (numbering anywhere from the hundreds to the thousands for one applic...
In my last post I spoke about the concept that Operations needs to understand and embrace the ____ as a service model (viewable here). The concept is difficult, but the reason it has to happen is that it is the most core tenant of DevOps, and it is the only way organizations will be ab...
Both prospects and customers often ask me why we need an artifact repository. Some think that as their favorite CI (Continuous Integration) server such as Jenkins already stores the output of each build, maybe there's no need to add an artifact repository to their existing tool chain. ...