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View General Session: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here View General Session: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Making Data-Driven Decisions for Better DevOps Outcomes DevOps promotes continuous improvement through a culture of collaboration. But in real terms, how do you: Integrate activities across diverse teams and services? Make objective decisions with system-wide visibility? Use feedback loops to enable learning and improvement? View General Session: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here With technology insights and real-world examples, in his general session at @DevOpsSummit, at 21st Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, explored how leading organizations use data-driven DevOps to close their feedback loops to drive continuous improvement. View General Session: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here You will learn: What are ‘known good prac... (more)

[session] Continuous Delivery Is Better for Your Brain | @ExpoDX @EngineerBetter #CD #DX #DevOps

Continuous Delivery Is Better for Your Brain Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit findings of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to increase the productivity and happiness of our teams. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Daniel Jones, CTO of EngineerBetter, will answer: How can we improve willpower and decrease technical debt? Is the present bias real? How can we turn it to our advantage? Can you increase a team's effective IQ? How do DevOps & Product Teams increase empathy, and what impact does empathy have on productivity? The OECD is puzzled over missing productivity. Are we failing to exploit the benefits of modern technology by running our software businesses and teams as if they're post-war factories, rather than continuously delivering? Speaker Bio Daniel Jones is CTO of EngineerBetter, helping enterprises deliver value faster. ... (more)

[slides] #CloudNative, DevOps and #DigitalTransformation | @CloudExpo #DevOps #Serverless

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here The CMP 2.0: Bringing Automation, Orchestration and Governance to Cloud Native Apps and DevOps As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that's no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, explored how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He explained how automation, orchestration and governance are fundamental to managing today's hybrid cloud environments and are critical for digital businesses to deliver services faster, with better user ... (more)

[slides] Reinventing the Edge Tier | @CloudExpo @Netflix #DX #CloudNative #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here The Reactive Edge: Reinventing the Edge Tier Using a Reactive Communication Protocol There is a huge demand for responsive, real-time mobile and web experiences, but current architectural patterns do not easily accommodate applications that respond to events in real time. Common solutions using message queues or HTTP long-polling quickly lead to resiliency, scalability and development velocity challenges. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ryland Degnan, a Senior Software Engineer on the Netflix Edge Platform team, discussed how by leveraging a reactive stream-based protocol, we have been able to solve many of these problems at the communication layer. This makes it possible to create rich application experiences and support use-cases such as mobile-to-mobile communication and l... (more)

[video] @Cloudistics' Public Cloud Benefits | @CloudExpo #API #Serverless #CloudNative

View General Session: ▸ Here Getting Public Cloud Benefits Without Public Cloud Drawbacks You know you need the cloud, but you're hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You're looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you're concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies. What do you do? Private cloud infrastructure based on composable technologies result in environments that are suitable for all your workloads while also providing you with many of the benefits of the public cloud, and without the pitfalls. Composable infrastructure is an emerging data center architectur... (more)

[slides] Cloud Literacy for the Enterprise | @CloudExpo @CloudRank #DX #Cloud #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Cloud Literacy for the Enterprise Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve full cloud literacy in the enterprise world. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Alex Casalboni is an Italian Software Engineer and Web Developer, deeply in love with music, web technologies, and cloud computing. He joined Cloud Academy as the first empl... (more)

Announcing 2018 Agenda | @CloudExpo @ExpoDX #IoT #AI #DevOps #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

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 requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throughout enterprises of all sizes. Cloud Expo | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York  (June 5-7, 2018, Javits Center, Manhattan) Cloud Expo | DXWorldEXPO 2018 Silicon Valley... (more)

The Dos and Don’ts of SLA Management | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #WebPerf #APM #Monitoring

The Dos and Don'ts of SLA Management By Craig Lowell The past few years have seen a huge increase in the amount of critical IT services that companies outsource to SaaS/IaaS/PaaS providers, be it security, storage, monitoring, or operations. Of course, along with any outsourcing to a service provider comes a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to ensure that the vendor is held financially responsible for any lapses in their service which affect the customer’s end users, and ultimately, their bottom line. SLAs can be very tricky to manage for a number of different reasons: discrepancies over the time period being addressed, the source of the performance metrics, and the accuracy of the data can lead to legal disputes between vendor and customer. However, there are several things that both sides can do to get accurate and verifiable performance data as it pertains to thei... (more)

Reference Architecture #Microservices | @CloudExpo #Serverless #DevOps

The goal of Microservices is to improve software delivery speed and increase system safety as scale increases. Microservices being modular these are faster to change and enables an evolutionary architecture where systems can change, as the business needs change. Microservices can scale elastically and by being service oriented can enable APIs natively. Microservices also reduce implementation and release cycle time and enables continuous delivery. This paper provides a logical overview of the Microservices Reference Architecture that highlights various sub systems needed to support Microservices deployment and execution. Introduction Switch over to Microservices is an hour of need in web application development and delivery and is crucial for the success of Enterprises today. Of late, enterprises are adopting technologies like analytics, mobility, social media, IoT... (more)

[slides] Hybrid Cloud-Based Apps | @CloudExpo @Cedexis #APM #Monitoring

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Ensuring High-Availability for Hybrid Cloud-Based Apps The dynamic nature of the cloud means that change is a constant when it comes to modern cloud-based infrastructure. Delivering modern applications to end users, therefore, is a constantly shifting challenge. Delivery automation helps IT Ops teams ensure that apps are providing an optimal end user experience over hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud environments, no matter what the current state of the infrastructure is. To employ a delivery automation strategy that reflects your business rules, making real-time decisions based on a combination of real user monitoring, synthetic testing, APM, NGINX / local load balancers, and other data sources, is critical. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Simon Jones, Evangelist and head of marketi... (more)

What Is Intelligent Automation | @CloudExpo #AI #Cloud #DevOps #Automation

What Is Intelligent Automation and What Does It Mean for Workload Automation? By Yann Guernion While Artificial Intelligence (AI) may not be a new concept, its contribution to automation may just change the face of business. AI's conception dates as far back as 1950, when Alan Turing proposed the Turing test in order to evaluate a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behavior. Fast-forward a couple of decades and research led to the creation of well-known theoretical tools such as Fuzzy Logic, Bayesian Networks, Markov Models and Neural Networks. Concurrently, new types of programming languages such as Prolog, LISP and Smalltalk set the scene for most of the modern interpreted languages used today. Today's focus on AI is driven by a remarkable synchronicity of elements that one could call an alignment of the (digital) planets: Big data makes massive amounts of u... (more)