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Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. The DevOps approach is a way to increase business agility through collaboration, communication, and integration across different teams in the IT organization. In his session at...
For it to be SOA – let alone SOA done right – we need to pin down just what "SOA done wrong" might be. First-generation SOA with Web Services and ESBs, perhaps? But then there's second-generation, REST-based SOA. More lightweight and cloud-friendly, but many REST-based SOA practices p...
About this time last year, I began writing ChatOps For Dummies, which was released in early 2015. The concept of ChatOps was one that fascinated me and I’ve spent a great deal of time writing, talking, and presenting on it all over the country. ChatOps is simply the practice of moving...
The official Solr Image on Docker Hub was released just a few weeks ago and already has 16K pulls. Why not more? Well, there are more than 200 different Solr images on Docker Hub — probably because no official Image was available! A rapidly growing number of organizations are using So...
With containerization using Docker, the orchestration of containers using Kubernetes, the self-service model for provisioning your projects and applications and the workflows we built in OpenShift is the best in class Platform as a Service that enables introducing DevOps into your orga...
Overgrown applications have given way to modular applications, driven by the need to break larger problems into smaller problems. Similarly large monolithic development processes have been forced to be broken into smaller agile development cycles. Looking at trends in software developm...
A Test Automation Tool can play a big role in deciding success as well as effectiveness of Test Automation. Based on the growth in the device and browser matrix, it is not recommended to build test automation framework around a single tool; however, many organizations still continue to...
Al Hilwa, program director of application development software at IDC, describes it this way: “Microservices is an architectural approach that draws on long, evolving experience in software engineering and system design, including the SOA efforts of the last two decades. The-challeng...
Democracy: the great experiment. The voice of the people leading. The end of rigid and overbearing hierarchies. These principles have been with us for over two centuries in government, but many business models still look like the British Empire. As the pace of development continues to ...
The AppDynamics Pro product has boasted an agent for instrumenting Node.js application components for several releases now, which is providing many customers with end to end transaction visibility across their applications incorporating Node.js tiers, as well as - uniquely - method lev...
How do you securely enable access to your applications in AWS without exposing any attack surfaces? The answer is usually very complicated because application environments morph over time in response to growing requirements from your employee base, your partners and your customers. I...
At the heart of the Cloud Native recipe is the shift to a ‘containerized microservices’ application architecture. This is a pretty fundamental shift in IT habits, embracing both the Docker-inspired container technology wave as well as a holistic transformation of how software is built...
Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult – let alone tracking network connections or ma...
ES6 is a major update to the JavaScript language, the first since the adoption of ES5 in 2009. The features of ES6 are being incorporated into JavaScript engines around the web right now, and the changes are far reaching. The new features in ES6 show how far JavaScript has come over t...
Eliminating waste is by far my favorite part of the agile approach to software. In a world where the entirety of a piece of software is designed up front, I might ship and learn only after the fact that nobody ever uses the software's WhizBang feature. That's brutal - the entire ...
I recently had an opportunity to participate in the SPS Commerce DevOps day event; with over 100 engineers gathered to discuss topics ranging from remote team management, automation frameworks, managing docker deployments, and of course how dynamic monitoring can enable a more agile cu...
When we look back at the IT world in 2015, we think of high profile hacks and crashes that brought vastly expensive systems to their knees - Ashley Madison, United Airlines, the New York Stock Exchange and so on... With the constant disruption and complexity added to an already convolu...
Today’s software defined and driven business requires fast changes in business models, this permeates successful businesses. What this means is that almost every company is learning how to make small rapid changes and adjustments within their business, especially within software system...
An interesting observation on enterprise IT from RightScale's State of the Cloud report (2015) is that while 88% of enterprises are using the Cloud, a staggering 68% of enterprises run less than 20% of their application portfolios on the Cloud. This seemingly contrasting data can be e...
"In the DevOps area there are a lot of people looking to adopt more and new efficient processes and that's worked well for us and the technology we provide," explained Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held ...
The application performance monitoring industry underwent a lot of big changes in 2015. And 2016 won't be any different. From changing consumer behavior to new tools and developments in the application performance space - there's a lot to keep an eye on in the New Year. Here are five...
Happy 2016. To help you think about the Environment Management year ahead, we've assembled a collection of resolutions for you to try out. Resolution #1 - I will plan ahead for environment requirements. Many environment managers operate in a reactive mode. They make some wildly inacc...
Looking back at 2015, this past year saw significant changes in the software industry. Increasingly, software is more and more pervasive in nearly all aspects of our everyday lives, from business, government and education to shifts in the way we travel, parent, and monitor our health a...
You’ve probably read a lot on what the new year has in store for the enterprise when it comes to digital transformation. The statistics are overwhelming; it’s clearly not an option to maintain your legacy framework in the next generation of innovation and enterprise. IDC reports in its...
We thought it’d be fun to offer a look back at some of 2015’s biggest performance testing stories. Or in some cases, maybe all that was tested was our patience. Either way, here’s a quick trip down memory lane. Here we are - just a day away from 2016. It's hard to believe the year is ...
It's never easy to predict the future. But if you want to plan for the future, you need to keep an eye on what's coming next. This month, we reached out to people from different areas of the software industry to get their thoughts on what to expect in 2016. From DevOps to automatio...
Last November, TMC invited Electric Cloud to participate in their "Santa Clara Editors Day", and I had the pleasure of speaking with Erik Linask, TMC Group Editorial Director, about the the burgeoning area of DevOps. At its core, DevOps is about helping companies transform themselve...
Manufacturing has widely adopted standardized and automated processes to create designs, build them, and maintain them through their life cycle. However, many modern manufacturing systems go beyond mechanized workflows to introduce empowered workers, flexible collaboration, and rapid i...
Here at VictorOps, we rely heavily on Akka and during my time working with the environment/tool/language, I started seeing similarities between microservices and actors. Actors allow you to take pieces of your app, put them on their own servers and then enable them to communicate via H...
While the mantra of the DevOps community states that faster software innovation means better competition in the marketplace, the importance of continuous innovation in software design is often overlooked. Yet analysis has shown that design is a key element in the performance of technol...
There are educational options available for nearly anyone interested in learning a new skill or changing their career altogether. And it’s only getting better. So what if you want to get an education in software testing? Fortunately, you have a few options. Duke. Stanford. Rice. When...
Earlier this morning on #c9d9 we talked about the drivers for using cloud resources along the different stages of your pipeline. We also talked about some of the challenges and best practices for streamlining your processes when using the cloud to empower developers to go fast, while e...
The holidays are finally here and we wanted to celebrate by providing you with The 12 DevOps Tricks of Christmas. Our engineers not only live the DevOps lifestyle daily, but also do regular DevOps consulting for global 2000 organizations. I asked each of them to provide me with a coupl...
Cognizant Infrastructure Services has worked with a large telecommunications and Internet services company to make DevOps benefits a practical reality. We'll learn important ways to successfully usher DevOps into any large, complex enterprise IT environment, and we'll hear best pract...
"With DevOps, with the development side and operations side, typically they worked in these vertical cylinders of excellence, what some people call silos, and what G2G3 does is we bring that together," explained Gordon Brown, Head of G2G3 Americas, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOp...
"We have a lot of things to offer in the context of continuous testing solutions for DevOps," explained Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect at Spirent Communications, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Sant...
Some organizations are just doing better than others. They achieve exceptional levels of performance and market leadership – from time to market, quality, safety, affordability, reliability, dependability and adaptability—that it puts their rivals to shame. At the recent DevOps Enterp...
Here are some words you hear a lot in DevOps: If you’re not failing at least some of the time, you’re not moving fast enough. Teams that don’t fear failure are better provisioned to take bigger risks and achieve what’s never been done. Many companies have mission statements that say t...
ITIL has actually been around since the 1980s, and has matured substantially in the intervening time. Today it belongs to AXELOS, a joint venture between the British Government and Capita plc. In spite of these years of progress, however, today's Agile, DevOps context for IT makes the ...
Sematext has combined the power of SPM and Logsene in a single pane of glass – a unified view into all the key bits of operational intelligence every DevOps engineer needs: server and application performance metrics, logs, events, anomalies, alerts, ChatOps integrations, etc. In other...