Beyond Configuration Management
By now most people have either created their configuration management
solution or are just embarking on this journey.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Marco Ceppi, a DevOps
Engineer working at Canonical, will discuss how to take configuration
management to the next level with modelling and orchestration. He will also
discuss how and why people are moving from a machine-centric view to a
service/application-oriented view of deployments, and how you can leverage
the knowledge and tools used at the machine level to expand to the scale-out,
Marco Ceppi is a DevOps Engineer working at Canonical, the people behind
Ubuntu. He's passionate about cloud, automation, benchmarking, and sailing.
@ThingsExpo - The World's Largest 'Internet of Things' Event, November 1-3,
2016, at the ... (more)
Optimizing the Ops in DevOps
As DevOps practices have been put into wide use, it's become evident that
developers and operations aren't merging to become one discipline. Nor is
operations simply going away. Rather, DevOps is leading software development
and operations - together with other practices such as security - to
collaborate and coexist with less overhead and conflict than in the past.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat
Technology Evangelist, will discuss what modern operational practices look
like in a world in which applications ar... (more)
It was a Monday. I was reading the Internet. Okay, I was skimming feeds.
Anyway, I happened across a title that intrigued me, "Stateful Apps and
Containers: Squaring the Circle." It had all the right buzzwords (containers)
and mentioned state, a topic near and dear to this application
networking-oriented gal, so I happily clicked on through.
Turns out that Stateful Apps are not Stateful Apps. Seriously.
To be fair, I should really say that when a devops guy talks about
‘stateful apps' it is not the same thing as when a netops gal uses the term
‘stateful apps.' That's because the... (more)
DevOps in the Application Economy
Today every business relies on software to drive the innovation necessary for
a competitive edge in the Application Economy. This is why collaboration
between development and operations, or DevOps, has become IT's number one
priority. Whether you are in Dev or Ops, understanding how to implement a
DevOps strategy can deliver faster development cycles, improved software
quality, reduced deployment times and overall better experiences for your
In his session at 19th @DevOpsSummit, Anand Akela, Senior Director, DevOps
Solutions at CA T... (more)
At its core DevOps is all about collaboration. The lines of communication
must be opened and it takes some effort to ensure that they stay that way.
It's easy to pay lip service to trends and talk about implementing new
methodologies, but without action, real benefits cannot be realized. Success
requires planning, advocates empowered to effect change, and, of course, the
To bring about a cultural shift it's important to share challenges. In simple
terms, ensuring that everyone knows what everyone else is doing can create a
real team spirit and social cohesion tha... (more)
Config as Code vs Immutable Continuous Delivery in the Cloud
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Claude Remillard, Principal Program
Manager in Developer Division at Microsoft, will contrast how his team used
config as code and immutable patterns for continuous delivery of
microservices and apps to the cloud. He will show the immutable patterns
helps developers do away with most of the complexity of config as
code-enabling scenarios such as rollback, zero downtime upgrades with far
greater simplicity. He will also have live demos of building immutable
pipelines in the cloud usin... (more)