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The principles, processes and tools that are core to the existing DevOps movement will expand beyond traditional development and operations teams. Non-technical teams are often in silos too, so can also get value from the benefits DevOps provides to software teams, including a high-tru...
Over the years I’ve shared a lot of posts on using programmability in the network to do, well, a lot of different things. Like implement A/B testing, and Canary deployments, and proxying requests for memcached. All these patterns can be and are implemented by proxies that offer a platf...
2015 has been a busy year for us at Electric Cloud, as we continue to innovate on the Product front to transform the way organizations deliver software to market. 2015 saw the launch of ElectricFlow Deploy - the industry's most powerful deploy automation and ARA solution, soon followe...
SDN / NFV may not be new with next gen telcos and data centers but by 2016 it is certainly going to be the new beast in DevOps space. It's a multi-million dollar virgin market, so it's not only those traditional OEMs are in the fray even the DB companies will be entering this new marke...
We started our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) video podcast in late 2014 as a way for the DevOps community to connect with each others – sharing experiences, lessons learned and tips – to accelerate our mutual success.Each #c9d9 episode focuses on a different topic relating to your sof...
Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. The DevOps approach is a way to increase business agility through collaboration, communication, and integration across different teams in the IT organization. In his session at...
About this time last year, I began writing ChatOps For Dummies, which was released in early 2015. The concept of ChatOps was one that fascinated me and I’ve spent a great deal of time writing, talking, and presenting on it all over the country. ChatOps is simply the practice of moving...
The official Solr Image on Docker Hub was released just a few weeks ago and already has 16K pulls. Why not more? Well, there are more than 200 different Solr images on Docker Hub — probably because no official Image was available! A rapidly growing number of organizations are using So...
Although MIT makes the specific point that the Platform Business Model is exactly that, a business model not a technology, there is naturally a clear and powerful link with the Cloud model ‘PaaS’ – Platform as a Service. This offers literally that, a Platform as a service, and so it c...
As the Internet of Things becomes more capable, moving from an initial ad hoc bundle of chaos to an optimized set of interconnected assets, we will need to ensure it performs and is reliable. But this means the tools measuring the performance and reliability of the IoT will also need ...
A Test Automation Tool can play a big role in deciding success as well as effectiveness of Test Automation. Based on the growth in the device and browser matrix, it is not recommended to build test automation framework around a single tool; however, many organizations still continue to...
Democracy: the great experiment. The voice of the people leading. The end of rigid and overbearing hierarchies. These principles have been with us for over two centuries in government, but many business models still look like the British Empire. As the pace of development continues to ...
ES6 is a major update to the JavaScript language, the first since the adoption of ES5 in 2009. The features of ES6 are being incorporated into JavaScript engines around the web right now, and the changes are far reaching. The new features in ES6 show how far JavaScript has come over t...
I recently had an opportunity to participate in the SPS Commerce DevOps day event; with over 100 engineers gathered to discuss topics ranging from remote team management, automation frameworks, managing docker deployments, and of course how dynamic monitoring can enable a more agile cu...
Open source software – software freely shared with the world at large – is an old idea, dating back to the 1980s when Richard Stillman started preaching the gospel calling it free software. Then Linus Torvalds started working on Linux in the early 1990s. Today, Linux runs our lives. Th...
Today’s software defined and driven business requires fast changes in business models, this permeates successful businesses. What this means is that almost every company is learning how to make small rapid changes and adjustments within their business, especially within software system...
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection and E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider de...
You’ve probably read a lot on what the new year has in store for the enterprise when it comes to digital transformation. The statistics are overwhelming; it’s clearly not an option to maintain your legacy framework in the next generation of innovation and enterprise. IDC reports in its...
It's never easy to predict the future. But if you want to plan for the future, you need to keep an eye on what's coming next. This month, we reached out to people from different areas of the software industry to get their thoughts on what to expect in 2016. From DevOps to automatio...
Manufacturing has widely adopted standardized and automated processes to create designs, build them, and maintain them through their life cycle. However, many modern manufacturing systems go beyond mechanized workflows to introduce empowered workers, flexible collaboration, and rapid i...
This redpaper discusses how IBM Bluemix™ cloud platform offers technologies that make it easy for cloud-based SoEs to securely connect to on-premises IBM mainframes, creating a fully secure, end-to-end, SoE-SoR environment.
The use of containers can be seen within a general context of implementing an ‘Enterprise PaaS’. Container technologies are now a component part of many PaaS suites. Enterprise PaaS refers to the internal application of the Platform as a Service model, with the goal of boosting softwa...
While the mantra of the DevOps community states that faster software innovation means better competition in the marketplace, the importance of continuous innovation in software design is often overlooked. Yet analysis has shown that design is a key element in the performance of technol...
Earlier this morning on #c9d9 we talked about the drivers for using cloud resources along the different stages of your pipeline. We also talked about some of the challenges and best practices for streamlining your processes when using the cloud to empower developers to go fast, while e...
The holidays are finally here and we wanted to celebrate by providing you with The 12 DevOps Tricks of Christmas. Our engineers not only live the DevOps lifestyle daily, but also do regular DevOps consulting for global 2000 organizations. I asked each of them to provide me with a coupl...
Cognizant Infrastructure Services has worked with a large telecommunications and Internet services company to make DevOps benefits a practical reality. We'll learn important ways to successfully usher DevOps into any large, complex enterprise IT environment, and we'll hear best pract...
"With DevOps, with the development side and operations side, typically they worked in these vertical cylinders of excellence, what some people call silos, and what G2G3 does is we bring that together," explained Gordon Brown, Head of G2G3 Americas, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOp...
"We have a lot of things to offer in the context of continuous testing solutions for DevOps," explained Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect at Spirent Communications, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Sant...
Some organizations are just doing better than others. They achieve exceptional levels of performance and market leadership – from time to market, quality, safety, affordability, reliability, dependability and adaptability—that it puts their rivals to shame. At the recent DevOps Enterp...
Here are some words you hear a lot in DevOps: If you’re not failing at least some of the time, you’re not moving fast enough. Teams that don’t fear failure are better provisioned to take bigger risks and achieve what’s never been done. Many companies have mission statements that say t...
Sematext has combined the power of SPM and Logsene in a single pane of glass – a unified view into all the key bits of operational intelligence every DevOps engineer needs: server and application performance metrics, logs, events, anomalies, alerts, ChatOps integrations, etc. In other...
With the private sector making the cultural and technological shift to better DevOps practices, it was only a matter of time before private providers to government clients began to probe how DevOps practices can positively impact application delivery for DoD (and other) clients. I hear...
This demo describes how to use APIs, Docker Containers, and IBM Bluemix in combination with IBM z Systems to build out an enhanced rewards program for customers, securely and quickly.
Many companies are starting off their new year with a 2016 DevOps initiative. Why shouldn’t they? All of the research, analysts and articles point towards making the transition from a legacy waterfall-esc process to a more agile, continuous delivery type release process. It is all goo...
It’s hard to believe we are already in the final month of 2015! While the year may be winding down, we are getting excited about what 2016 holds for DevOps, Agile, and Continuous Delivery. As we sift through all the predictions buzz, one thing remains constant: DevOps isn’t going anywh...
“Production is where performance matters most, as it directly impacts our end users and ultimately decides whether our software will be successful or not. Efforts to create test conditions and environments exactly like Production will always fall short; nothing compares to production!”...
We talk a lot about what it means to do DevOps here at VictorOps, and a lot of what we talk about comes out of real practice. In some organizations, there’s a wall between developers and ops — developers make requests of ops like they’re throwing tasks over the wall. Here at VictorOps...
Automation is a big part of the DevOps approach, to the point where some people (incorrectly) define DevOps exclusively as automation. While many discuss automating the deployment pipeline process for build->test->deploy, few talk about utility automation for the intermediate steps of ...
We thought it would be fun to look through the lens of this movie at one relationship in particular: the one between developers and testers. When looking at how developers and testers get along, you often find conflict and differences of opinion. But in the end, we all have to work tog...
Telecommunications giant Sprint places an emphasis on orchestration and automation to bring IT culture and infrastructure into readiness for cloud, software-defined data center and DevOps. Learn how Sprint has made IT infrastructure orchestration and automation a pillar of its strateg...