In September 2014, Apple made encryption default with the introduction of the
iPhone 6. Then, in February 2016, a Los Angeles judge issued an order to
Apple to help break into the encrypted iPhone belonging to a terrorist
involved in a mass shooting.
Apple had used some of the strongest encryption technologies and practices to
protect its users and their data. The encryption technology did not
discriminate between lawful and unlawful users. While there were many sides
to this issue, it surfaced many important debates on security, privacy, and
For developers wanting to add cryptographic libraries to their applications,
a number of open source components are available to them. Of course, anyone
seeking to add encryption to an application has an important requirement for
the privacy and security it provides.
One of the more popular choices for e... (more)
Understanding Serverless Cloud and Clear
By Martijn van Dongen
Serverless is considered the successor to containers. And while it’s
heavily promoted as the next great thing, it’s not the best fit for every
use case. Understanding the pitfalls and disadvantages of serverless will
make it much easier to identify use cases that are a good fit. This post
offers some technology perspectives on the maturity of serverless today.
First, note how we use the word serverless here. Serverless is a combination
of “Function as a Service” (FaaS) and “Platform as a Service” (PaaS).
Namely, those categories of cloud services where you don’t know what the
servers look like. For example, RDS or Beanstalk are “servers managed by
AWS,” where you still see the context of server(s). DynamoDB and S3 are
just some kind of NoSQL and storage solution with an API, where you do not
see the serv... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux
and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th
International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the
Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth
training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in
quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its
goal is to change lives by teaching Linux and cloud technology to the tens of
thousands of students that learn at the Linux Academy.
For more information, please visit https://linuxacademy.com/.
Serverless - The Next Major Shift in Cloud Computing
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know
it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what... (more)
The Seven Spices of a Continuous Delivery Pipeline
By Andreas Prins
A Continuous Delivery pipeline as part of an Agile transformation is like
spices in a meal. Without them, the food is bland and worthless. On the other
hand, the right blend of spices will leave you craving more, stimulating your
senses and energizing you. But as any good cook will tell you, it can be a
bit difficult to find the exact right blend of spices for a specific dish.
Salt and pepper are usually basic requirements, but knowing how to give your
creation a boost by adding more complex spices, like turmeric, star anise,
ginger or coriander, is a little trickier. It requires selecting the spices
with care to make the dish tasteful—and that’s exactly like choosing
tools for your CD pipeline and building your pipeline up. In short, creating
a Continuous Delivery pipeline is not like using a standar... (more)
Containers as a Platform for Autonomic Computing
By Neil McEvoy
An overall theme of cloud computing and the specific practices within it is
fundamentally one of automation. The core value of technology is to
continually automate low level procedures to free up people to work on more
value add activities, ultimately leading to the utopian goal of full
For example a great way to define your plan for DevOps tool chain adoption is
through this lens. In this TechTarget article they outline a simple maturity
model for planning this.
Self-Aware Containers and Microservices
As we start to examine the principle applied to the Cloud Native field of
containers and microservices this begins to highlight some tremendously
powerful ideas and vendor innovations.
One in particular that seemed particularly challenging to me is the concept
of self-contained micr... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum
Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place
on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 21st
International Cloud Expo, which will take place in November in Silicon
CA Technologies booth at Cloud Expo New York
According to NASDAQ description of the company, CA, Inc. (CA) is engaged in
providing software solutions enabling customers to plan, develop, manage and
secure applications and enterprise environments across distributed, cloud,
mobile and mainframe platforms.
CA Technologies booth at Cloud Expo New York
The Company operates through three business segments: Mainframe Solutions,
Enterprise Solutions and Services. Its Mainframe Solutions and Enterprise
Solutions segments comprise the Company's software busin... (more)
"We got started as search consultants. On the services side of the business
we have help organizations save time and save money when they hit issues that
everyone more or less hits when their data grows," noted Otis Gospodnetić,
Founder of Sematext, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit , held
June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center,
New York City, and is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and
will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the
leading industry players in the world.
DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)
DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley
(October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)
Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here
The wi... (more)
Reboot Your Leadership for DevOps Success: Why Culture Trumps Tech in the
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most
organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps
culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to
achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership.
Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here
As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The
hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on
their technical skills, not their leadership ability. Many are unable to
effectively engage and inspire, creating forward momentum in the direction of
desired change. Renowned for its approach to leadership and emphasis on their
people, organizations increasingly look to our military for insight into
Insane in the Mainframe?
By Lisa Wells
This is the burning question these days for the great minds of the
enterprise regardless of industry! The digital revolution changes the way we
do business and enables a world of new possibilities. But it also places
unprecedented demands on businesses, on IT departments… and on legacy
environments that were never designed to meet these challenges.
Even today, 96% of enterprises involve mainframes in their new business
initiatives. Forrester recently worked with Compuware to do some analysis and
conduct a survey on How to Improve Application Development and Delivery with
Trends in Enterprise DevOps
The results infographic shows some interesting trends and also highlights
areas where enterprises can significantly improve by applying DevOps
principles and tools.
With 90% of IT professionals reporting that their mainfram... (more)
How to Use Kibana 4 for Log Analysis
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of
Product at Logz.io, explored the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and
provided a hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out
of Apache log files.
He examined three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and
security and compliance.
Asaf Yigal is co-founder and VP of Product at log analytics software company
Logz.io. In the past, he was co-founder of social-trading platform Currensee,
which was later acquired by OANDA. He was also an early employee of server
performance-monitoring company Akorri and storage resource-management startup
Onaro, both of which were acquired by NetApp (NTAP). He graduated from the
Techion - the Israeli version of MIT - and he later created an AI algorithm
on naval warfare for the Israe... (more)
Microservices: To Do or Not to Do
As enterprise business moves from monoliths to microservices, adoption and
successful implementations of microservices become more evident. The goal of
microservices is to improve software delivery speed and increase system
safety as scale increases. Documenting hurdles and problems for the use of
microservices will help consultants, architects and specialists to avoid
repeating the same mistakes and learn how and when to use (or not use)
microservices at the enterprise level. The circumstance when microservices is
an appropriate solution described in this article and based on the authors'
work experiences, best practices available in the microservices community.
However, using microservices architecture does not guarantee success to the
In software development, smaller is usually better. More minor things a... (more)