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DevOps at Cloud Expo - being held October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. DevOps at @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) DevOps at @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (October 31 - November 2, 2017 Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Speaking Proposals ▸ Here From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises - and delivering real results. Among the proven benefits, DevOps is correlated with 20% faster time-to-market, 22% improvement in quality, and 18% reduction in dev... (more)

[panel] #DevOps & #DX | @DevOpsSummit @AndiMann #DigitalTransformation

The Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation' demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques - including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet the demands of Digital Transformation - including accelerating application delivery, closing feedback loops, enabling multi-channel delivery, empowering collaborative decisions, improving user experience, and ultimately meeting (and exceeding) business goals. @DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend. iTren... (more)

Benefit #ContinuousIntegration | @DevOpsSummit @AppDynamics #DevOps #AI

How Continuous Integration Works, and the Big Benefit No One Talks About By Sarah Albeb In a digital world that moves as fast as ours, programmers are applying new, creative ways of thinking to the software development process in a non-stop push for ever-faster turnaround times. In DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI) is increasingly the integration method of choice, in large part because of the speed at which it enables the release of new features, bug fixes, and product updates. CI dictates that every time a developer pushes code to an application, an automated process grabs the current code from a shared repository, integrates the new build, and tests the software for problems. This approach leads to faster results and ensures software is tested on a regular basis, which enables further DevOps automation processes such as delivery, deployment, and experimentation.... (more)

[slides] @CollabNet's #DevOps Tool Chain | @DevOpsSummit #ML #Monitoring

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here How Customers Are Operationalizing Their DevOps Tool Chain from Planning-to-Ops Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @DevOpsSummit 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, showed how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that enables everyone from Planning-to-Ops to make informed decisions based on business priority and leverage automation to accelerate identifying issues and fast fix to drive continuous feedback and KPI insight. Download Slide Deck:... (more)

Chatbots Are Taking Over! | @DevOpsSummit @PagerDuty #DevOps #ChatOps

The Chatbots Are Taking Over! By Christopher Tozzi Wouldn't it be great if there were tiny robots that kept track of what you were thinking, then helped you implement your plans automatically? Well, if you're an admin responsible for monitoring infrastructure, they exist. They're called chatbots, and they are the key to leveraging ChatOps in order to optimize your monitoring and incident management workflow. This post explains what chatbots and ChatOps do and why they're so valuable for organizations that are adopting DevOps practices. Defining Chatbots A "chatbot" can mean different things to different people. Broadly defined, a chatbot is any type of program that "talks" to humans. Chatbots have been around for a long time. If you grew up in the era when AOL still ruled the Internet, for example, you probably remember SmarterChild, a chatbot for the AIM instant me... (more)

[session] Divergent #DevOps Patterns | @DevOpsSummit #ContinuousDelivery

Generalists and Specialists: Divergent Patterns for DevOps In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they'll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals - as "cloud" did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost. This is the case with DevOps. On the one hand, many DevOps discussions focus on culture, breaking down silos, making everyone responsible for security, and giving developers operational responsibility for their applications. This is primarily a developer-centric view of DevOps. On the other hand, DevOps (or cloud-native operations if you prefer) can also be approached through the lens of ... (more)

Docker Orchestrations Compared | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #AI #DX

Docker Orchestrations Compared By Stefan Thies Containerized software is riding a wave of growth, according to latest RightScale survey.  At Sematext we see this growth trend via our Docker monitoring adoption and via Sematext Docker Agent popularity on Docker Hub, where it crossed 1M+ pulls line. This rapid rise of containers now makes Docker the top DevOps tool among those included in RightScale survey. Overall Docker adoption surged to 35 percent, while Kubernetes adoption doubled, going from 7% in 2016 to 14% percent. Although Docker helps with DevOps automation around developing, building, packaging, and deploying, container orchestration tools such as Kubernetes, Google GKE, Docker Swarm, Amazon ECS, are still in early phases of adoption.  We recently conducted a Twitter Poll asking: What container orchestration tool do you use today? - Sematext Group, Inc. ... (more)

CAMS Critical to #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #Docker #AI #Microservices

A Tale of Two Protocols: Why the "C" in CAMS Is Critical to DevOps Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here DevOps has often been described in terms of CAMS: Culture, Automation, Measuring, Sharing. While we've seen a lot of focus on the "A" and even on the "M", there are very few examples of why the "C" is equally important in the DevOps equation. In her session at @DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, of F5 Networks, explored HTTP/1 and HTTP/2 along with Microservices to illustrate why a collaborative culture between Dev, Ops, and the Network is critical to ensuring success. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here 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 of community-based forums and industry standards organizations... (more)

Reconstructing #DevOps Principles | @DevOpsSummit #AI #ML #DX #Agile

Reconstructing DevOps Principles By Ron Gidron What is DevOps? What are the universal principles of DevOps? How to you build a DevOps team? These are the kind of questions you often get asked when you're a self-professed DevOps enthusiast/evangelist/champion. And I know growing up we are taught there aren't any wrong questions, but as organizations undergo digital transformation, these questions require context and a reference point, else they cannot be answered with meaningful or precise statements. Why? DevOps Is a Constant State of Flux Even if it was possible to answer these questions, what constituted a definition of DevOps at its inception does not necessarily mean DevOps now. DevOps for one company might occur in a totally different fashion to another - depending on size, tools, frequency of releases and so on. How therefore can DevOps be defined? If nothing ... (more)

[video] Business Impact with @Splunk | @CloudExpo #Agile #APM #DevOps

"Splunk basically takes machine data and we make it usable, valuable and accessible for everyone. The way that plays in DevOps is - we need to make data-driven decisions to delivering applications," explained Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk and @DevOpsSummit Conference Chair, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, and is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York  (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (October 31 - November 2,... (more)

Leadership for #DevOps Success | @DevOpsSummit @G2G3 #IoT #AI #SDN

Reboot Your Leadership for DevOps Success: Why Culture Trumps Tech in the DevOps Stakes Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ability. Many are unable to effectively engage and inspire, creating forward momentum in the direction of desired change. Renowned for its approach to leadership and emphasis on their people, organizations increasingly look to our military for insight into these... (more)