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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)

Measuring DevOps Success in Your Software Delivery Pipeline | @DevOpsSummit #CD #Agile #DevOps

Measuring DevOps Success in Your Software Delivery Pipeline By Jason Lenny When it comes to measuring the success of your DevOps rollout, it can be challenging to identify the right metrics that will provide intelligence while avoiding the trap of vanity metrics that indicate action—but not necessarily progress—towards the outcome you’re looking for. In my experience, the most valuable metric of all is the lead time between when you make a commit in source control and when that change makes it to your consumers. Some very mature organizations have even been able to link this metric to validated learning or planned outcomes in production (i.e., user engagement, revenue, or even a pivot decision). This sort of full-cycle measurement closes the DevOps build-measure-learn loop and gives you unparalleled insight into the performance of your overall delivery metrics. This ... (more)

DevOps Transformation | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DX #Serverless #DevOps

Seven Steps to Successful and Sustainable DevOps Transformation While the benefits are many, the DevOps journey for an established organization can be a long one filled with surprises and challenges. To avoid as many of both as possible, learning from those who have gone before you can help you apply best practices to ensure a smoother path to success. As a result, in this article, I will outline the seven steps to a DevOps transformation as learned through working hands-on with more than 100 leading enterprise organizations to establish and sustain successful DevOps and IT modernization. Step One: Exploration The first step is to have a clear understanding of your starting point before you even begin your journey. At this stage, successful organizations raise their situational awareness through better logging and monitoring of their current processes. The next st... (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)

Top @Docker Content | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #SDN #APM #Serverless

Last 12 months have been an amazing period 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 ... (more)

Top Continuous Integration Tools | @DevOpsSummit @Stackify #DevOps #CD

Top Continuous Integration Tools By Angela Stringfellow Poorly managed development projects are bound to crash eventually. It's likely happened to you a dozen of times already. While writing code can be a lot of fun, managing code and dependencies can quickly become a maze of its own when you're dealing with the continuous growth of your codebase and feature branches. At Stackify, we aim to make the lives of developers easier (and less frazzling). One way to de-stress your work is with the aid of continuous integration tools. Continuous Integration came as an adoption of a more refined programming practice, which aims to help developers with preventing serious integration pitfalls. As you continue to build your project, there are more things to integrate, and back-tracking can quickly become a time-consuming chore. CI Tools automate many tedious tasks and make it ea... (more)

Ten Tips for Integrating Security into DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #InfoSec

Ten Tips for Integrating Security into DevOps By Gene Kim Imagine a world where product owners, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Infosec work together, not only to help each other, but also to ensure that the overall organization succeeds. By working toward a common goal, they enable the fast flow of planned work into production (e.g., performing tens, hundreds, or even thousands of code deploys per day), while achieving world-class stability, reliability, availability, and security. In this world, Infosec is always working on ways to reduce friction for the team, creating the work systems that enable developers to be more productive and get better outcomes. By doing this, small teams can fully leverage the collective experience and knowledge of not just Infosec, but also QA and Ops, in their daily work without being dependent on other teams, deploying safely, s... (more)

Is NoOps the End of DevOps? | @DevOpsSummit #NoOps #DevOps #SDN #AI

Is NoOps the End of DevOps? Think Again By Jordan Bach Automation, a key pillar of the DevOps movement, frees IT operations to focus on higher-level work and collaborate with cross-functional teams. But what if your automation is so good that developers don’t need you anymore? Mike Gualtieri of Forrester Research coined the term NoOps in his controversial blog post “I don’t want DevOps. I want NoOps.” In the post, Gualtieri says, “NoOps means that application developers will never have to speak with an operations professional again.” During his time as a Cloud Architect at Netflix, Adrian Cockcroft expanded on the definition of NoOps in his blog post “Ops, DevOps, and PaaS (NoOps) at Netflix.” “There is no ops organization involved in running our cloud, no need for the developers to interact with ops people to get things done, and less time spent actually doing ops t... (more)

The Speed Index | @DevOpsSummit @Catchpoint #DevOps #WebPerf #DX #AI

Understanding Speed Index By Moiz Khan There’s a lot of buzz around the speed index metric, but what exactly is this metric and how is it calculated? Even more so, why do we need a new metric when there are so many already on the plate? This article gives you detailed answers to these questions. What is speed index? User expectations have changed drastically, webpages are expected to load faster with all elements rendering as soon as possible; user frustration increases if the visual content of the page is slow to load. There are several metrics used to measure user experience, but do these give us a clear enough picture? Not really. For example, render start indicates when the page started painting, but this could mean it loaded a white background, a random object, or just a dot on the page; the user, however, may still be looking at a blank page. The document comp... (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)

BizDevOps | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #Agile #DevOps #AI #BizDevOps

I recently had a conversation with Jennifer Lent from TechTarget. She's a respected thinker in our field and covers major trends. We spoke about the emergence of BizDevOps and its implications for businesses. We tackled a number of topics. She wrote about our conversation in a recent article, "BizDevOps: Here's how to make it happen in your organization." Since our conversation, I've been thinking more about BizDevOps, its challenges, and what makes the BizDevOps pipeline flow. Peter Drucker made the prescient statement that "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." This applies to BizDevOps - changing tech is not hard, but changing culture is. You can buy the tools and put the processes into place, but getting team buy-in and creating the cultural shift to make BizDevOps run are not easy tasks. This type of change requires leadership commitment, communication, and edu... (more)