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Companies, today, are finding that costs can be significantly reduced by moving test environments to the cloud and implementing automated testing and infrastructure. The temporary nature of test environments creates opportunities to reduce the time it takes to cycle through individual tests. If hours can be shaved down to minutes in the process of setting up an environment, running a test and tearing down the environment, then budgets for test environments can be cut considerably. The impact of cloud adoption on test environments is a valuable advancement in both cost savings and agility. The on-demand model takes advantage of public cloud APIs requiring only payment for the time needed to run automated tests. In this framework, success depends on two things: automated infrastructure and automated acceptance tests. If these two goals can be achieved, the cost savin... (more)

[video] The Business Drivers for DevOps with @CAinc | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

"CA has been doing a lot of things in the area of DevOps. Now we have a complete set of tool sets in order to enable customers to go all the way from planning to development to testing down to release into the operations," explained Aruna Ravichandran, Vice President of Global Marketing and Strategy at CA Technologies, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorld Expo within the program. Successfu... (more)

How to Win Over DevOps Holdouts | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

How to Win Over DevOps Holdouts By Tim Buntel It’s “time to move on from DevOps and continuous delivery.” This was the provocative title of a recent article in ZDNet, in which Kelsey Hightower, staff developer advocate at Google Cloud Platform, suggested that “software shops should have put these concepts into action years ago.” Reading articles like this or listening to talks at most DevOps conferences might make you think that we’re entering a post-DevOps world. But vast numbers of organizations still struggle to start and drive transformational changes. In fact, it’s incredibly common for software development projects to be late, to be built with poor quality, and to fail to meet the needs of users. Despite all the evidence that we should be doing DevOps, we can’t. What’s Holding Up DevOps? What’s keeping so many organizations from a full DevOps transformation? Pa... (more)

Why You Should Be Measuring Time to Last Byte in 2018 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Why You Should Be Measuring Time to Last Byte in 2018 By Maria Eldridge This post was written in partnership with Teridion. The end of the year is a time for reflection. It’s when most of us are looking back at the choices, accomplishments, and mistakes of the year prior and setting goals to improve the following year. It’s also when businesses analyze the year’s trends and behaviors to determine necessary strategic changes to be made; however, if you aren’t analyzing the right metrics, such reflection is a useless effort. Below is an excerpt from an article provided by Elad Rave, founder and CTO of Teridion, explaining why TTLB (Time to Last Byte) should be one of the performance metrics on your radar. TTFB (Time to First Byte) is the amount of time it takes to receive the first byte from the server. A browser sends a request; it then gets to the web server, where ... (more)

[slides] Kubernetes for Enterprise Teams | @DevOpsSummit @NirmataCloud #DevOps #Serverless

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Segmentation and Isolation on Kubernetes for Enterprise Teams Enterprises are adopting Kubernetes to accelerate the development and the delivery of cloud-native applications. However, sharing a Kubernetes cluster between members of the same team can be challenging. And, sharing clusters across multiple teams is even harder. Kubernetes offers several constructs to help implement segmentation and isolation. However, these primitives can be complex to understand and apply. As a result, it's becoming common for enterprises to end up with several clusters. This leads to a waste of cloud resources and increased operational overhead. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Damien Toledo, co-founder, VP of Engineering and Developer at Nirmata, demonstrated how it's possible t... (more)

[slides] Data Centers in a Serverless World | @CloudExpo @Evernote #Cloud #DataCenter #Serverless

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here The Future of Data Centers in a Serverless World While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben McCormack, VP of Operations at Evernote, discussed how data centers of the future will be managed, how the public cloud best suits your organization, and what the future holds for operations and infrastructure engineers in a post-container world. Is a serverless world inevitable? Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Ben McCormack is Evernote's VP... (more)

Using DEM to Avoid Common Ecommerce Pitfalls | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

Using DEM to Avoid Common Ecommerce Pitfalls By Kameerath Kareem Digital experience monitoring plays a vital role in the ecommerce economy. The industry is booming with millions of websites selling everything imaginable. Online stores are expected to be super fast and easy to navigate; users are quick to assess website performance and if said perceived performance is below expectations, they will quickly move on to competitor’s website. Marketing strategies will bring users to your website but the conversion of users into customers is what determines a successful business. This requires a website to be optimized for performance and to deliver an unparalleled digital experience. It is not enough to host a website according to ecommerce best practices; the site should be able to handle common ecommerce challenges without compromising performance. An ecommerce website... (more)

Build It, Buy It, or Open Source: The Software Dilemma | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #OpenSource

Build It, Buy It, or Open Source: The Software Dilemma By Matt Watson One problem that all developers and companies struggle with is trying to decide if they should "build it" or "buy it". Software developers love to build things. That is what we do! Their natural reaction tends to lean towards building things. We are also always up for a new challenge. How do you know when you should build software or buy it? There are very good reasons for building or buying software. There are also good reasons to use open source projects, which is a third option! Some things you never want to build I started my last company in 2003. In the early days of that company, I decided that it was easy enough to store customer credit card numbers in a database table and process them via Authorize.net. Simple stuff, right? Billing systems always seem simple. Until you have to figure out how to... (more)

[video] Accelerate the Development Process with @Opsani_ | @DevOpsSummit #CD #DevOps #Containers

"Opsani helps the enterprise adopt containers, help them move their infrastructure into this modern world of DevOps, accelerate the delivery of new features into production, and really get them going on the container path," explained Ross Schibler, CEO of Opsani, and Peter Nickolov, CTO of Opsani, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorld Expo within the program. Successful transformation requi... (more)

MongoDB Basics: Configuring Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #OpenSource

MongoDB, an open-source document store and most popular NoSQL database on the market today, offers a variety of advanced features to administer security over your MongoDB deployments. In this tutorial post, we're going to show you how to set up role-based access control (RBAC) to manage user access across your MongoDB systems for reIndex, mongodump and mongorestore. If you're the administrator of your MongoDB databases, you've likely received requests to provide an individual user with the capabilities to perform a certain action(s). MongoDB's security features are fairly mature now, and allow you to create and assign very granular role-based access control. We're going to walk through an example of granting a user the specific privilege of performing the reIndex action in a step-by-step approach through its resolution. Before we demonstrate how to perform this comm... (more)

Applying Agile Approaches to Traditional Processes | @DevOpsSummit #Scrum #Agile #DevOps

Beyond Software Development: Applying Agile Approaches to Traditional Processes While we understand Agile as a means to accelerate innovation, manage uncertainty and cope with ambiguity, many are inclined to think that it conflicts with the objectives of traditional engineering projects, such as building a highway, skyscraper or power plant. These are plan-driven and predictive projects that seek to avoid any uncertainty. This type of thinking, however, is short-sighted. Agile approaches are valuable in controlling uncertainty because they constrain the complexity that stems from it. For example, iterative cycles place a limit on how far planning can go and how much work can be taken on at one time. What if those same constraints could help control a different kind of complexity -- the type that undermines classic plan-driven projects? Followers of Lean production ... (more)