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An impressive IT strategy model known as Geographically Distributed Development or GDD is becoming a valuable ally for businesses in industrialized nations all over the world. GDD is taking the place of archaic business methodologies that utilize one or multiple project sites, resultin...
If you’re not employing DevOps tools and methods, chances are your software delivery deployment practices look something like this: It takes you weeks, sometimes months to deploy new software to production. You test for bugs and try to pinpoint why your deployment only works in the d...
In a VentureBeat article the author describes ‘the future of enterprise tech‘, describing how pioneering organizations like Netflix are entirely embracing a Cloud paradigm for their business, moving away from the traditional approach of owning and operating your own data centre populat...
If your website receives heavy traffic and you are hosted across multiple infrastructures across the world or you are using multiple CDNs, then you ought to use a DNS Load Balancer to reroute traffic for better performance. While there are some large companies who create their own DNS...
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has recently published fascinating new research into release automation and its impact on Continuous Delivery. The study reveals that over 80% of organizations are already engaged in digital transformation initiatives, with the top focus being on ...
While this book was designed to be used by Windows System Administrators, any developer who has ever needed to write a batch (.bat) file will welcome with open arms the flexibility and power provided by Windows PowerShell. This book is up to date covering all the way through PowerShe...
In part one of this series, "Rugged DevOps: Survival is Not Mandatory", I shared news that 1 in 16 open source and third-party components downloaded last year included a known vulnerability. That may not seem like too many until you realize the average company downloads well over 200,...
Lean, Agile and DevOps principles have improved software delivery in many important ways. As evolving markets compel software organizations to increase quality and productivity, interest in these concepts has never been higher. But despite their considerable merits, individually and co...
While test management can sometimes be viewed as a blocker on Agile teams, there are a number of benefits of test management that can't be ignored. This is especially true for teams that want to improve their efficiency and avoid costly setbacks. By improving efficiency and reducing w...
Why a discussion around Application Performance Analytics? There’s a lot of buzz in this industry around the topic of performance analytics – an informal subset of IT operations analytics (ITOA) – as a solution to the growing mountains of monitoring data and the increasing complexity o...
The major IT vendors and consulting firms are urging their clients to migrate their IT infrastructure and applications to cloud under the pretext that their cloud solutions will help them meet the digital challenges. This vision about cloud helping to meet digital challenges results f...
Even though we are decades into the Digital Age, it has been no cake walk for CIO’s to get other members of the C-suite to adopt more technically savvy strategies to running the business. This week’s top news covers the C-suite and its evolving relationship with the digital world – bot...
A myriad of point-tools are involved in every organizations’ software production. Some of our enterprise customers report using over 50 tools along their pipeline – from code development all the way to releasing into Production. For the majority of development organizations today, thes...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New ...
OK so here goes: why is DevOps not always the right way to go? Simply because not all systems are born equal. For a backend master customer data system, stability trumps iteration. Fail fast and roll forward simply aren't sustainable in many of today's most core business applications s...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppNeta, the leader in performance insight for business-critical web applications, will exhibit and present at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AppNe...
This week, Transparency Market Research announced a research report projecting that the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) market will reach $4.39 billion in revenue by 2023. The report, which provides in-depth analysis of the prevalent trends and technologies in the ALM market wor...
DevOps simply represents the better fusion of the usually quite distinct departments of software engineering and IT operations. The goal is faster and safer rates of software innovation. A simple objective but a troublesome one in reality – As many experts explain the core issue is th...
While I’ve had an interest in computers for almost as long as I can remember, it wasn’t until I was a freshman in college that I got my first computer-related job, as a Systems Administrator for the Center for Integrated Plasma Studies. It was, like all jobs at the university, a great ...
The future of software releases is clear. Continuous delivery is here to stay. But does that mean that legacy software systems and infrastructure need to be altogether abandoned? If you polled the people busy redefining best practices today, they’d agree that in a decade we’re going to...
This morning on #c9d9 we were joined by Patrick Debois, Nassim Kammah from Etsy and Trent Peterson from AWS, who are gearing up for a brand new DevOpsDays-styled event they are putting together- – called Mobile Delivery Days. As a preview to the conference, happening March 21-22 in SF...
Since the beginning of time we have passed on knowledge by word of mouth, from generation to generation. Tribal knowledge is not written down and relies heavily on the memory and the availability of the person passing it on. Unfortunately tribal knowledge - defined as unwritten info...
"Complexity" is often viewed as a negative. This is perhaps even more the case at scale, where some degree of complexity is unavoidable. Any unnecessary complexity, states the conventional wisdom, is public enemy number one. But does that wisdom ring true? Let's look a little closer at...
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Robert Doyle, Chief Technology Architect at eCube Systems, will examine the issues and need for an agile infrastructure and show the advantages of capturing developer knowledge in an exportable file for migration into production. He w...
Cloud computing is unquestionably one of the driving forces of DevOps, as the automation of operations transforms enterprise software development. DevOps, however, is more than a technology trend, as it represents a move toward silo-busting, self-organizing horizontal teams that drive ...
We all remember the game from our childhood where one person whispers a phrase to the person directly next to them, who in turn shares the phrase with the following person in line. This continues through a group of people until it makes its way back to the original source. The game wen...
A headline theme underpinning the goal of telcos becoming ‘Digital Operation Centres of the Future‘ is the adoption of already proven best practices from the enterprise market. This makes sense given that community is now well into their Cloud migration programs, with ‘unicorns’ like ...
If you work for a large company, you'll often look around and wonder if moving to a daily release cycle or automating deployments is even possible given the number of meetings and the amount of process your releases are subject to. Between the CAB meetings, the QA schedules, and the co...
With microservices, SOA and distributed architectures becoming more popular, it is becoming increasingly harder to keep track of where time is spent in a distributed application when trying to diagnose performance problems. Distributed tracing systems attempt to address this problem by...
If you’re looking to predict how things should work in the future, start by looking in the right places in the present. Innovations in technology, management and collaboration that will change the way we work are already up and running in visionary organizations. Ever since reading Rob...
I’m not going to start with a reminder of how important app performance is. Let’s just all agree we already know this as the first app economy axiom and get on with the post payload. Actually, I know this is true because I’ve watched a staggering increase in the past year in use of web...
If you pay any attention to modern software delivery conversations, it sometimes feels like you are being beaten over the head with a Continuous magic wand. Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Documentation, etc. The idea is so easy that it’s ...
Your business relies on your applications and your employees to stay in business. Whether you develop apps or manage business critical apps that help fuel your business, what happens when users experience sluggish performance? You and all technical teams across the organization – appli...
How is your DevOps transformation coming along? How do you measure Agility? Reliability? Efficiency? Quality? Success?! How do you optimize your processes? This morning on #c9d9 we talked about some of the metrics that matter for the different stakeholders throughout the software deliv...
CIOs and those charged with running IT Operations are challenged to deliver secure, audited, and reliable compute environments for the applications and data for the business. Behind the scenes these tasks are often accomplished by following onerous time-consuming processes and often th...
A few weeks ago my colleague PJ Hagerty wrote about driving your existing monolithic application toward a more modular design. This time around I'll dive a little bit deeper into its importance and the benefits of application modularization. One of the most important best practices i...
For microservices to work in an organization, there must be a business initiative attached to it. Questions arise among IT professionals on whether microservices are suited only for giant Web applications like Google and Facebook. However, scale is only one of the business benefits of ...
Continuous Delivery is a trend that is taking the software industry by storm, and Continuous Delivery Management (CDM) is a new approach to release management that provides both transparency and a governance structure to manage continuous delivery across a large software enterprise. CD...
In most cases, it is convenient to have some human interaction with a web (micro-)service, no matter how small it is. A traditional approach would be to create an HTTP interface, where user requests will be dispatched and HTML/CSS pages must be served. This approach is indeed very trad...
As companies embark on a digital transformation to better serve their customers the challenge of managing the performance and satisfaction with each user becomes ever more critical to the success of the business. When we look at the breakout companies today like Uber, Airbnb, and Slack...