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2016 has been an amazing year for Docker and the container industry. We had 3 major releases of Docker engine this year , and tremendous increase in usage. The community has been following along and contributing amazing Docker resources to help you learn and get hands-on experience. Here's some of the top read and viewed content for the year: Releases Of course releases are always really popular, particularly when they fit requests we had from the community. In particular, we had: Docker for Mac & Docker for Windows Beta and GA release blog posts, and the video Docker 1.12 Built-in Orchestration release, and the DockerCon keynote where we announced it And the release of the Docker for AWS and Azure beta Windows Containers When Microsoft made Windows 2016 generally available, people rushed to Our release blog to read the news Tutorials to find out how to use Windows c... (more)

[video] @SerenaSoftware's #DevOps, Deploy and Release | @DevOpsSummit

"DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit (http://DevOpsSummit.SYS-CON.com), held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Serena Software supports DevOps and Continuous Delivery by providing application deployment automation and software release management solutions to replace slow and error-prone manual processes. 2,500 enterprises around the world trust Serena to help them develop and deploy better software. Serena Software Blog Science in the Appliance – Applications, Components and Environments By By Kevin Parker Li... (more)

[session] Databases in @Docker | @DevOpsSummit @Ocean9Inc #DevOps

Running Databases in Containers. How to Overcome the Challenges of Heavy Containers Hardware virtualization and cloud computing allowed us to increase resource utilization and increase our flexibility to respond to business demand. Docker Containers are the next quantum leap - Are they?! Databases always represented an additional set of challenges unique to running workloads requiring a maximum of I/O, network, CPU resources combined with data locality. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, will walk you through characteristics, performance, value, architecture and operations of heavy containers. Additionally, a short live demo to prove the concepts and results will feature a database of 1.2 billion rows of data. Speaker Bio Frank Stienhans is CTO of Ocean9, Inc. He is an early cloud innovator. In 2007, he was first to recognize the power of AWS for S... (more)

[slides] #DevOps Success | @DevOpsSummit @AAkela #APM #Microservices

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Five Steps to DevOps Success - Avoiding the High Cost of Downtime In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams. In his session at DevOps Summit, Anand Akela, provided an overview of the research and share five steps to DevOps success leveraging an application performance management solution. He will also discuss how BizDevOps takes the concept of DevOps to a new level by bringing the business context and insights to day-to-day DevOps a... (more)

The State of #DevOps in 2017 | @DevOpsSummit #APM #SDN #AI #DevSecOps

The State of DevOps at the Start of 2017 By Reanna Miranda The word—or rather, the contraction—is simple: DevOps. But DevOps, which refers to the increased communication and collaboration between development and IT operations, is an ever-changing, sometimes complicated term. While “dev” and “ops” used to be siloed into separate philosophies, practices, tools, and work flows, they’re merging into one. The result? A more efficient, reliable process and product. Though the basics aren’t exactly new, the DevOps world is still trying to figure out how it will evolve and integrate into already established infrastructures. Whether you head a company that relies heavily on DevOps or you’re just now dipping your toes into the DevOps pond, there’s plenty to learn—because this movement and culture are anything but set in stone. To get a better feel for what’s in store for DevO... (more)

Enterprise #DevOps Journey of @Amdocs | @DevOpsSummit #AI #Microservices

Enterprise DevOps Journey, The Things No One Told Me... When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Amir Fried, Software Architect at Amdocs, will take you through Amdocs past, present and future, sharing valuable insights. Speaker Bio Amir Fried is a Software Architect at Amdocs, a company with more than 25,000 employees serving customers in over 90 countries. He is... (more)

[slides] #Microservices Extend #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #SDN #Docker

Lori MacVittie with @DevOpsSummit conference chair Andi Mann before delivering her session at Cloud Expo New York Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that's changing with microservices architectures. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, focused on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into "the network" for DevOps. Speaker Bio Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5's entire product suite. Her role includes authorship of technical materials and participation in a number ... (more)

Synthetic #Monitoring | @DevOpsSummit @Catchpoint #DevOps #SDN #AI #CD

Five Reasons Synthetic Monitoring Is More Important than Ever By Dennis Callaghan This post originally appeared as a bylined article in Website Magazine. Synthetic monitoring is hardly a new technology. It’s been around almost as long as the commercial World Wide Web has. But the importance of monitoring the performance and availability of a web application by simulating users’ interactions with that application, from around the globe, has never been more important. We’ve seen prominent vendors in the broad APM space add this technology with new development or partnerships just in the last 18 months. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons this technology, more than 20 years old now, is not only more relevant than ever but vital to the success of digital businesses: It’s predictive Predictive analytics – that is, analyzing your business or IT operations data to pr... (more)

[slides] The #Agile Accelerator | @DevOpsSummit @IsomorphicHQ #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here The Agile Accelerator: Where Designers, Product Managers and Engineers Collaborate in the Cloud Between the mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Charles Kendrick, CTO at Isomorphic Software, presented a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how business and development users can collaborate - each using tools appropriate to their expertise - to build mockups and enhance them all the way through functional prototypes, to final deployed applications. This app... (more)

[slides] #DevOps and Immutable Infrastructure | @CloudExpo @Botchagalupe

You often hear the two titles of "DevOps" and "Immutable Infrastructure" used independently. In his session at DevOps Summit, John Willis, Technical Evangelist for Docker, covered the union between the two topics and why this is important. He provided an overview of Immutable Infrastructure then showed how an Immutable Continuous Delivery pipeline can be applied as a best practice for "DevOps." He ended the session with some interesting case study examples. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio John Willis is Technical Evangelist for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in March 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, he was VP of Customer Enablement at Stateless Networks, and prior to that he was Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the... (more)

Confessions of #DevOps: Fannie Mae, Liberty Mutual, Capital One | @CloudExpo

True Story.  Over the past few years, Fannie Mae transformed the way in which they delivered software.  Deploys increased from 1,200/month to 15,000/month.  At the same time, productivity increased by 28% while reducing costs by 30%.  But, how did they do it? During the All Day DevOps conference, over 13,500 practitioners from around the world to learn from their peers in the industry.  Barry Snyder, Senior Manager of DevOps at Fannie Mae, was one of 57 practitioners who shared his real world journey through his enterprise transformation. Choke Point or Checkpoint. Eddie Webb, Director of Software Delivery Platforms at Liberty Mutual, also shared his organization's journey into DevOps.  Eddie described how they evolved their organization, tool chain, and processes to go from 20% of builds being deployed to 60% over the past 18 months.  He described how they documen... (more)