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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. ...
ITIL, formerly an acronym for Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is a set of practices for IT service management (ITSM) that focuses on aligning IT services with the needs of business. ITIL has been around for a long time, and has helped large teams (particularly those tha...
While DevOps has moved into the mainstream and is no longer a novel idea, taking the plunge towards DevOps still make some enterprise organizations and IT leaders weary. This week’s Top 10 news should quell some fears, as there was no shortage of best practices and tips for a smooth tr...
Alexandre Dumas’s classic portrayal of a young man seeking to join the elite guard of his day seems an unlikely source of inspiration for a blog post about digital performance management, but there’s something about groups of three — each balancing the others’ strengths and weaknesses ...
Deming, the patron saint of DevOps once advised, "It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory." To survive, application development teams are constantly pressured to deliver software even faster. But fast is not enough. The best organizations realize that security, qual...
I am an ops guy. I have been in Ops since I started my career a long time ago. I still remember the glorious days of being the new guy on the Ops team and getting stuck with changing backup tapes. I remember moving servers in the wee small hours of the morning, upgrades that went horri...
As we move into the world of complete datacenter automation, there is a whole new selection of issues that we are learning to resolve – from custom hardware to a variety of provisioning tools at each level of automation. These are not unexpected issues, but they certainly provide us wi...
Getting adequate test coverage in a pre-production environment and catching issues before the changes go live has always been a challenge in cloud-based environments. There are different practices to performing testing in production. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bhuvaneshwari K...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty ...
This article was excerpted from the book “Angular Development With TypeScript.” The Angular 2 framework is a re-write of popular framework AngularJS. In short, the newer version has the following advantages over AngularJS. The code is simpler to write and read It performs better th...
With live TV, there is no room for error. There’s no reset button. Any mistake can have a catastrophic effect on their brand. If during the World Series or the Super Bowl or a Presidential debate a system fails to handle the capacity or load – it would affect millions of people around ...
In 2013, Codenvy was releasing its SaaS and on-premise products twice a month. This created fear and loathing between teams. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Tyler Jewell, founder and CEO of Codenvy, will discuss how the journey to continuous development transforme...
DevOps is a far cry from the days of traditional software development. It is an amalgamated culture of attitudes, best practices and tools; a journey towards the Holy Grail of Continuous Delivery in which actions speak louder than words. To understand DevOps you have to live its value...
Remember when you were in school, learning math, and you learned about the importance of the order of operations? You do? Okay, good. Pop quiz: 1 + 1 * 8 = ? The answer is 9, not 16. Why? Because multiplication has precedence. If you want to get to 16 with those numbers, we’ll ne...
This week’s Top 10 is a little bit different...The latest episode of our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast focused on Microservices and Continuous Delivery. Panelists Usman Ismail, Daniel Rolnick, Darko Fabijan and our own Anders Wallgren discussed some of the best practices and t...
Agile software development is slowly but surely becoming the norm for a significant contingency of software developers. What used to be rigid, step-by-step processes that were siloed between specific teams have transformed into a collaborative, adaptive methodology that ultimately lead...
If you read the title and assumed this post would be filled with baseball analogies, you’d be right! It’s game day and all those fans who fill up major league stadiums, those are your application users. They are invested in the game and have shown up to watch the players (i.e., your ap...
When major companies start getting into the nitty gritty of updating their software delivery processes, governance always pokes its head into the mix. The ability to control and secure a software release has traditionally been a hands-on experience due to its many complexities. But at ...
The now mainstream platform changes stemming from the first Internet boom brought many changes but didn’t really change the basic relationship between servers and the applications running on them. In fact, that was sort of the point. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Gordon Haff, se...
This week saw DevOps news ranging from QA testing to microservices to metrics. Continue reading this week's top posts to see where the DevOps journey is heading, and what are some of the trends, tools and practices that are emerging to assure quality, speed and security of your release...
We live in a hyper-connected, mobility-enabled world, one in which carriers must make drastic changes to how they do business if they are to survive and thrive in the future. Accordingly, great strides have been made over the last three years to prove the viability of Network Functions...
Imagine that you are designing the 2017 Ford Mustang. Like all gas-powered vehicles, each one needs an exhaust muffler. Ford has already vetted and narrowed in on a preferred provider of mufflers. But imagine what would happen if the designers and factory line workers could pick from a...
Today, “network device management” means different things to different people, and the reality is that IT organizations do it, or at least do what they consider network device management to be, to vastly varying degrees, including some who do none at all (hopefully this isn’t you). A...
A year ago, I wrote a two-part series on how lower cost, higher performance on-premise storage and nearly free cloud based storage were driving both innovation and disruption in the storage industry. Applying Clayton Christensen's theory of innovation and disruption to the storage ind...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SpeedyCloud 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. SpeedyCloud is the IaaS brand owned by Beijing SpeedyCloud Technology Co., Ltd., a leader in th...
One of the bewildering things about DevOps is integrating the massive toolchain including the dozens of new tools that seem to crop up every year. Part of DevOps is Continuous Delivery and having a complex toolchain can add additional integration and setup to your developer environment...
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Big Data at Cloud Expo - to be held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - has announced its Call for Papers is open. Cloud computing is being ado...
Modern software delivery involves many teams, each with their own preferred “tools of the trade” for building, testing and deploying code. This morning on #c9d9, we talked about the value of integrating these teams and tools in a way that provides shared visibility and control acros...
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. Big Data at Cloud Expo - to be held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - has announced its Call for Papers is open. Cloud computing is being ado...
DevOps is not just last year’s buzzword. Companies with DevOps practices are 2.5x more likely to exceed profitability, market share, and productivity goals. But how do you enable high performance? What can you do right now to start? Find out from DevOps experts including Gene Kim, co...