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One hour before March Madness is about to begin, the CBS Sports app crashes. Per Twitter, college basketball fans across the country are freaking out, trying to get their last minute bracket changes completed before the first game begins. Millions of fans around the world are expected...
According to a roundup by Gartner, the average cost of downtime for an enterprise is $5,600 per minute. While the data collected was from incredibly large companies, the cost of downtime for even small startups is no laughing matter. Let's assume, for the sake of simplicity, that your...
To make sure we’re on the same page, let’s start by defining what we mean by a silo. “They are nothing more than barriers… between departments… causing people… to work against each other.” -Patrick Lencioni in 'Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars' Thanks to the work of Lencioni we ha...
Ask any IT person from the financial sector about SOX requirements and they’ll probably use some colorful language about how much time and money it sucks away. According to the 2016 Sarbanes-Oxley compliance survey by global consultant Protiviti, the average annual internal cost of SOX...
When you have a billion users, people notice. That’s where our story about DevOps and Yahoo! starts. For Kishore Jalleda and Gopal Mor, both engineers at Yahoo!, when something goes wrong on a Yahoo! page, people will notice. Correction: a lot of people will notice. Of course, Yaho...
Even though DevOps has been around for a few years, it still is a fuzzy area for some organizations. A mashup of development and operations teams, DevOps centers on collaboration and a culture that seamlessly integrates developers and IT operations teams working to put out the best new...
There is no more effective way to reduce your overall test environment spend than to migrate to cloud test environments and embrace testing and infrastructure automation. The nature of test environments is inherently temporary—you set up an environment, run through an automated test su...
We’ve all been there. Some unexpected error pops up, and we’re frantically filling out a support ticket to figure out what went wrong as quickly as possible. As software delivery continues to increase in complexity, the role of technical support is becoming increasingly important to an...
DevOps has grown exponentially especially during the past 3 years, in facts its tentacles spreads beyond Dev and Ops but some organization's still see DevOps as an extension of Agile practice. It's because how as an organization perceive DevOps, while the scrum master's objective is t...
Here at PagerDuty, we spend a lot of time thinking about how we can help the DevOps community and IT professionals succeed. We’re particularly interested in the “hows and whys” of evolving DevOps practices, how to deliver value to our practitioners, and how to better serve the communit...
So you've decided to take the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) approach to cloud migration. That's great-you're on your way to realizing the cost savings and flexibility of cloud computing. But the decisions don't stop when you choose between SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. Choosing your pu...
Look around. Promises are nothing, performance is everything. That’s just as true for developers and operations engineers as it is for the apps they’re responsible for managing. In the tech field, top performers are worth roughly 300 times that of the average knowledge work...
How often is an environment unavailable due to factors within your project’s control? How often is an environment unavailable due to external factors? Are the software and hardware in an environment up to date with the target Production systems? How often do you have to resort to manua...
In the mid-1980’s my dad ran SWAT teams for the LA County Sheriff. As a team leader, he had a simple mantra that he had learned […]
What do I think of when I’m told a company wants to adopt DevOps? The first thing that comes to mind is the size of the organization, and how far they want to take DevOps best practices. I really want to know what DevOps adoption will mean for the company. In my experience, it gets esp...
By Dave Kartzman and Bob Yee Automated unit testing makes it easier to deliver quality with velocity, as industry analyst Charles Araujo of Intellyx wrote in […]
Is Azure the dominant cloud-based development infrastructure of the future? There’s some good evidence to support that claim. At last year’s Dell World conference in Austin, TX, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced on stage that there are only two horses in the contest for...
A day ahead of the official kickoff to Perform 2017, we were joined by 375+ of some of the best minds in IT for a series of (sold-out) Hands on Training sessions. This group was exposed to leading, in-demand technologies in the APM market and experienced our latest product updates and ...
Since the 1990’s, pundits have been erroneously declaring the mainframe dead. And now, with digital transformation initiatives incessantly increasing demand for compute power, IT executives are […]
Application Release Automation has become a critical function for successfully managing the complex release pipelines found in today’s enterprises. It’s also crucial to be […] The post New Code-Centric Features in XL Release and XL Deploy appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related pos...
What is Full-Stack Visibility? You often hear that a tool provides full-stack visibility — but what exactly does that mean? Different tools provide visibility in different ways, since visibility not only depends on how your IT infrastructure is composed, but what it is you want visibil...
Continuous Integration tools like Jenkins and Bamboo are especially effective when building, unit testing and validating your applications. In fact, with CI tools, teams can do […] The post Stop Scripting Your Deployments in your CI Server appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related po...
In today’s post, we’re going to be talking more about the steps of ID-GEM – the business impact software framework from Amadeus Consulting that is designed to streamline your development process. ID-GEM is a free, downloadable planning tool that helps organizations incorporate business...
2017 is almost here and, like last year, we thought we’d share how 2016 went for us.  We remain committed to be your “one-stop shop” for all things Elasticsearch and Solr: from Consulting, Production Support, and Training, to complementing that with our Logsene for all your logs, and S...
It was great to spend time with our community of hundreds of first responders, incident commanders, developers, and NOC managers at AWS re:Invent.  Many of the organizations I spoke with told me they rely on Amazon CloudWatch to monitor critical metrics across their cloud infrastructur...
By now, the link between IT modernization and business success is clearly defined and well understood. According to a recent survey of IT professionals, 93 percent of respondents indicated that adopting significant new technologies is at least somewhat important to their organization's...
I was walking down the street in Toronto one morning juggling a large tray of Tim Horton's coffee. Standing at a busy corner, waiting for the walk signal, I overheard the following conversation: Woman: "I can't believe they delivered the new application with all those options. No on...
You’ve submitted your favorite tools, you’ve voted on what’s Hot or Not, and finally the wait is over. Today XebiaLabs launched the second version of The Periodic Table of DevOps Tools. Since the launch of The Periodic Table of DevOps v.1 in July of 2015, the table has taken the IT wo...
Prologue Following the introduction of the Sitecore Helix framework at Sitecore Symposium 2016 in New Orleans, and after attending Sitecore User Groups where Helix has been discussed, I wanted to take this opportunity to share insights on how to achieve the automation aspects outlined ...
An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief Everware-CBDI is a professional services firm that combines expertise within the US federal contracting space with deep knowledge of how to […]
IT alerting and IT monitoring are not what they used to be. In years past, software releases were scheduled a few times per year. Often, one monitoring tool would review the infrastructure and would catch and spit out alerts. Sorry, but those days are gone. Nowadays, start-ups use cont...
What is inner source? I spoke about it during my webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 8, but here's a review. At its most fundamental level, inner source is about replicating successful work practices of the open-source world to commercial software projects. There are numerous examples of open s...
As a long time Java developer, I've always depended on the Maven build process to automatically publish my artifacts to a Nexus Repository Manager. This automated process was made possible thanks to some very useful plugins - specifically, the Maven plugin for Nexus staging and the Ma...
Building software since the good old days of Apple ][, Martin van Vliet is a born developer. What began as a high school hobby, […] The post How to Build Fabulous Software That Matters – Expert Advice appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: What We Learned from Fully...
Kubernetes is an open source container management platform designed to run enterprise-class, cloud-enabled and web-scalable IT workloads. It is built upon the foundation laid by Google based on 15 years of experience in running containerized applications. Though their popularity is a m...
As Agile practices and the DevOps movement transform delivery pipelines throughout the world, let’s take a moment to reflect on the database administrator’s role in […] The post DevOps and the DBA: Best Practices in XL Deploy appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related post...
The post Jenkins and Plutora integrate appeared first on Plutora.
“DevOps is trendier than a cronut on a hoverboard.” This is the start of one of four AppSphere 2016 best practices track session abstracts, and I couldn’t agree more with the quote above. When reviewing the many submissions from customers, there was one use case that came up again and ...
DevOps is currently the hottest train every enterprise wants to climb aboard. But just like most bandwagons, there are a lot of misconceptions out […] The post DevOps MythBusters: 8 DevOps Myths Debunked appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: 4 Most Popular Questions When...
The first step to scaling your enterprise should be doing whatever you can to ensure you have a high performing DevOps environment. Evaluate the strengths of your enterprise and what you hope to accomplish, then decide whether you’d like to start with Continuous Integration, Continuous...