Welcome!

Linux Containers Authors: Liz McMillan, Vaibhaw Pandey, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz

Related Topics: @DevOpsSummit, Linux Containers, Containers Expo Blog

@DevOpsSummit: Blog Post

Weekly Top 10: Continuous Improvement and Innovation By @Anders_Wallgren | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

This week's top 10 reminds us that there is always room to be continually improving and adapting

Weekly Top 10: Continuous Improvement, Collaboration and Innovation

This week's top 10 reminds us that there is always room to be continually improving and adapting. For example, the CIO role is becoming more involved with the digital transformations of organizations. CIOs should be focusing their teams on collaboration to breed innovation and implementing a service-centered approach to design to keep business booming and customers satisfied. Our weekly round-up covers several other areas to be thinking about to keep your company on top of the game - like how to keep your software testing relevant and why employees need to be Agile now more than ever.

As always, stay tuned to all the news coming from @ElectricCloud on DevOps and Continuous Delivery throughout the week and retweet/favorite to get your favorite pieces featured in our weekly recap!

1. How CIOs Can Drive Digital Innovation Through Collaboration
By @pweinzimer | Published on @CIOonline
http://www.cio.com/article/3043186/cio-role/how-cios-can-drive-digital-innovation-through-collaboration.html

CIOs drive innovation by building digital awareness, forming digital innovation teams, and creating innovative opportunities in the form of new products and services. This three step approach accelerates the innovation cycle and optimizes the leveraging of information and technology for competitive advantage.

2. Why the CIO Needs to Become the Continuous Design Officer
By @jeffsussna | Published on @Medium
https://medium.com/@jeffsussna/why-the-cio-needs-to-become-the-continuous-design-officer-6b43e76f4224

I recently participated in an episode of the #c9d9 podcast hosted by Electric Cloud. The topic of discussion was the relationship between ITIL and DevOps. At one point, I made a comment to the effect that IT organizations should approach everything they do from the perspective of user-centered design. You might wonder why I thought design thinking was relevant in this context. ITIL and DevOps would appear to address technical concerns such as managing data centers, server hardware, information security, and software builds and deployment. The fact is, though, that we are all service providers, at every level of the organization. We all need to center our work around service design and delivery.

3. Eight Ways DevOps and Automation Bolster Security
@anders_wallgren| Published on @ITProPortal
http://www.itproportal.com/2016/03/11/8-ways-devops-and-automation-bolster-security/

DevOps bridges the gap between Development and Operations to accelerate software delivery and increase business agility and time-to-market. With its roots in the Agile movement, DevOps fosters collaboration between teams and streamlines processes, with the goal of breaking silos in order to ‘go fast'. It also provides a huge opportunity for better security. Many of the practices that come with DevOps, such as automation, emphasis on testing, fast feedback loops, improved visibility, collaboration, consistent release practices, and more, are fertile ground for integrating security and auditability as a built-in component of your DevOps processes.

4. March Madness Apps for iOS Could Put Corporate Data at Risk
By @BSnyderSF | Published on  @CIOonline
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vala-afshar/2016-state-of-it-20-cio-b_b_9342192.html

College basketball's popular March Madness tournament begins this week, and fans have access to more related mobile apps than ever before. However, people who use such apps on corporate-owned of BYOD devices should beware; many of these apps can burrow into corporate networks and present real security risks. Some of the most popular sports-related iOS apps for iPhone and iPad can access users' calendars, share data with social networking sites, send texts, and make repeat calls to premium-priced phone numbers, according to a new study conducted by Flexera Software, which makes software that helps developers license apps and ensure compliance.

5. Webby DevOps? We're Not in Kansas Anymore, Dorothy
By @ABridgwater | Published on @TheRegister
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/14/web_scale_devops/

Software applications and their development, management, orchestration, administration, maintenance and general wellbeing have moved to the web. Okay don't write in just yet, those are just the opening credits. Obviously then, we have started to apply web-centric technologies to these applications in order to push them towards a performance, scalability and interoperability status that we now call "web-scale" - which basically just means big and flexible. Does this reality therefore mean there is some specifically web-centric version of DevOps to consider? A webby DevOps, even?

6. In The Digital Age, Employees Must Be More Agile Than Ever
By @danielnewmanUV | Published by @Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2016/03/15/in-the-digital-age-employees-must-be-more-agile-than-ever/

It's not enough to just "do your job." It simply doesn't work that way anymore. If you learn a programming language, a year or two later, that language will cease to exist or be in a rapid decline. As soon as you embrace a new digital platform or app, you can count on it changing, or an even better and more innovative program quickly taking its place. For employees, this means the ability to adapt-to be more agile-will be more important than the ability to master a job or skill.

7. Spread the DevOps Virus in Your Organization By @TheEbizWizard | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps
By @TheEbizWizard | Published on @SYSCONmedia
http://news.sys-con.com/node/3721485

Finally, the conclusion: part two of my Cortex newsletter, Spread the DevOps Virus in Your Organization. In part one, I called for expanding the hard-fought organizational lessons of DevOps to the rest of the enterprise. Allow people to choose their own teams, and to allow teams to choose their own goals, I exhorted - self-organization being the key to driving agility at the organizational level.

8. The Future of Software Testing: How to Adapt and Remain Relevant
By @mheusser@TechBeaconCom
http://techbeacon.com/future-software-testing-how-adapt-remain-relevant

While the IEEE article claimed that having traditional testers is detrimental to team performance, you need to understand the full context. While traditional software testing roles in QA teams may be going away in some organizations, the work testers do isn't. If you understand what changes are coming, why it's happening, and how to hone your skills and adapt, you'll not only survive but thrive in this new environment.

9. Government Websites Best Amazon, Google in User Satisfaction
By @kecorb | Published on @CIOonline
http://www.cio.com/article/3043200/internet/government-websites-best-amazon-google-in-user-satisfaction.html

CEOs are seeking to generate more revenues from their emerging digital businesses, forcing CIOs to become more familiar with their company's customers. Digital agendas are devouring CIOs' attention and forcing them to partner with the CEO and the CMO. The trend represents a sea change of sorts for the CIO, whose role evolved sharply from that of a custodian of back-office systems to a curator of customers. Three CIOs who manage technology for global businesses discussed what that evolution means in the context of their businesses at the Forbes CIO Summit in Half Moon Bay on Monday.

10. Can DevOps and ITIL Co-Exist? A Story of Two IT Service Philosophies
By @joemckendrick | Published on @ZDNet
http://www.zdnet.com/article/can-devops-and-itil-co-exist-a-story-of-two-it-service-philosophies/

That's the question recently put forth by Gareth Daine, who quizzed some 25 industry experts and observers on whether the two methodologies clash, or are compatible. ITIL, originally known as Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is a set of best practices which recognize and certify that IT functions are delivered as tangible services to organizations. DevOps seeks to align the output of development shops with the teams charged with putting software into production, thereby assuring continuous releases as businesses need them.

More Stories By Anders Wallgren

Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia’s Director 7 and various Shockwave products.

@ThingsExpo Stories
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX Foundry is unifying the community around a common IoT edge framework and an ecosystem of interoperable components.
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Large industrial manufacturing organizations are adopting the agile principles of cloud software companies. The industrial manufacturing development process has not scaled over time. Now that design CAD teams are geographically distributed, centralizing their work is key. With large multi-gigabyte projects, outdated tools have stifled industrial team agility, time-to-market milestones, and impacted P&L stakeholders.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
"There's plenty of bandwidth out there but it's never in the right place. So what Cedexis does is uses data to work out the best pathways to get data from the origin to the person who wants to get it," explained Simon Jones, Evangelist and Head of Marketing at Cedexis, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Masashi Ganeko, a manager at INFOCOM Corporation, introduced two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them. "Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a multip...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Evatronix will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Evatronix SA offers comprehensive solutions in the design and implementation of electronic systems, in CAD / CAM deployment, and also is a designer and manufacturer of advanced 3D scanners for professional applications.
Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architec...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
An increasing number of companies are creating products that combine data with analytical capabilities. Running interactive queries on Big Data requires complex architectures to store and query data effectively, typically involving data streams, an choosing efficient file format/database and multiple independent systems that are tied together through custom-engineered pipelines. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Tomer Levi, a senior software engineer at Intel’s Advanced Analytics gr...