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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...
So Jenkins World is a wrap, and what a great show it was. The event kicked off last Wednesday, with lots of folks stopping […] The post Jenkins World Round Up: Focus on Release Orchestration appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: What We Learned from Fully Automating our ...
Gartner’s concept of Bimodal IT argues that for successful digital transformation, IT needs to split into two parts: mode 1 for maintaining and modernizing traditional back-end IT services and mode 2 for agility in building front-end, digital apps. This allows IT to respond to the digi...
Imagine this. You’re the head of an IT department with 13,500 employees at a large bank. You’ve been asked to release hundreds of new […] The post Large Bank Delivers 60 New Applications in 3 Weeks appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: What We Learned from Fully Automati...
Want to see where your DevOps tools fit in the software release pipeline? Our new DevOps Diagram Generator gives you a fast fun way […] The post DevOps Diagram Generator: Map Your DevOps Tool Chain Today appeared first on XebiaLabs. Related posts: 9 Companies You Wouldn&...
Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Continuous Deployment provide a very powerful set of solutions for integration of software changes. While the automation of software integration and...
As part of AppDynamics Summer ‘16 release, we are announcing Microservices iQ, a new intelligent application performance engine, that enables enterprises to efficiently manage microservice based application environments and deliver performance that delights their customers while ...
As the world of software is growing, so is the ecosystem of DevOps tools and resources – for monitoring, for logging, for alerting, for continuous integration and deployment, configuration management, etc.  Nothing wrong with having lots of resources and tools, but here at Semate...
Providing fast feedback is a key aspect of continuous integration, so kicking off a new build when changes are committed is a common practice in modern software development. One cool visualization of the current builds (trunk and latest sprint) are our Pipeline State UFOs, located arou...
Die meisten IT-Unternehmen nutzen bislang eigene Scripts zur Automatisierung des Deployments von Code aus ihren SCM-Umgebungen. Doch fehlen laut Compuware meist wichtige Funktionen wie Rollback, Fortschrittsanzeige […]
Die meisten IT-Unternehmen nutzen bislang eigene Scripts zur Automatisierung des Deployments von Code aus ihren SCM-Umgebungen. Doch fehlen meist wichtige Funktionen wie Rollback, Fortschrittsanzeige oder Auditierbarkeit. […]
At Velocity Santa Clara this year, I gave a talk about the interplay between the DevOps movement and product management. I think it’s important for product managers to understand the impact their choices have on software operability, and for engineering teams — whether DevOps or... The...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Column Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Established in 1998, Column Technologies is a global technology solutions provider with ov...
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 ...
If you’ve ever stood in the ruins of what was once your datacenter and pondered how much work you had to do and how little.
Among all the changes that fall under the digital transformation umbrella, perhaps one of the most fundamental is the shift to the software-defined enterprise. The idea […]
The world of automated provisioning has come a long way in a short time. From hand deploying everything from temporary VMs to complex clustered systems, we have reached the point where the entire operations stack can be provisioned with the click of a button – provided the infrastructu...
We’d only thought we were “cool” until today… Recently we got news that made it official; VictorOps is cool. The annual report from Gartner named VictorOps in its 2016 “Cool Vendor” in DevOps report. This report highlights companies that are uniquely innovative, impactful and intriguin...
The right tools in your DevOps toolkit can help you successfully enable DevOps in your organization, highlighting an Agile release process and team collaboration. Let me start this post by stating DevOps is not only about tools — without the right people and culture behind it, ev...
Unexpected traffic surges and non-performant pages can wreak havoc on your users — and ultimately on your business. At SOASTA, we care about ensuring that your site is always up and running as smoothly as possible. That’s why we’re excited about the Spring 2016 releas...
In the world of DevOps there are ‘known good practices’ – aka ‘patterns’ – and ‘known bad practices’ – aka ‘anti-patterns.' Many of these patterns and anti-patterns have been developed from real world experience, especially by the early adopters of DevOps theory; but many are more feas...
Full Datacenter Automation – minus the AI (for now) In Arthur C Clark’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL 9000 was the AI. Everyone knows that. But more relevant to todays’ automation efforts in the datacenter, HAL also controlled all the systems on the space ship. That, in the long run, i...
I had the opportunity to catch up with Chris Corriere - DevOps Engineer at AutoTrader - to talk about his experiences in the realm of Rugged DevOps. We discussed automation, culture and collaboration, and which thought leaders he is following. Chris Corriere: Hey, I'm Chris Corriere...
New Relic, Inc. has announced a set of new features across the New Relic Software Analytics Cloud that offer IT operations teams increased visibility, and the ability to diagnose and resolve performance problems quickly. The new features further IT operations teams’ ability to leverage...
These days I mostly make my living as a consultant. Consultants in general are probably not the best loved group in the world. It is common to think of consultants wafting-in to your organization, telling you things that you already know and advising you to “change your culture”, whate...
Docker Compose is the solution provided by Docker to help users package and deploy a set of containers that are running together. The containers are identified either by its image name or by the ‘build’ configuration keyword that asks Compose to build it before to deploy it. The typica...
Programmable network connectivity and network overlay technologies like Docker libnetwork, Weave Net, and Calico are essential tools for DevOps engineers using orchestration tools to manage and deploy Docker containers in production. Because network troubleshooting and optimization fal...
You are moving to the Cloud. The question is not if, it’s when. Now that your competitors are in the cloud and lapping you, your “when” better hurry up and get here. But saying and doing are two different things. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Robert Reeves, CTO ...
If you address the question of how to scale Agile projects by considering what framework to use, you are only looking at one aspect of the problem. Scaling is all about coordination – managing enterprise considerations and cross program dependencies, and the defacto frameworks (SAFe, L...
Since the launch of The XebiaLabs Periodic Table of DevOps Tools in July of last year we have seen an outpouring of excitement, appreciation, tool submissions and shares. When first creating this tool we thought it was going to be a fun way to look at the DevOps world, in an aesthetica...
In simple terms, the Docker platform is all about making it easier to create, deploy and run applications by using containers. Containers let developers package up an application with all of the necessary parts, such as libraries and other elements it is dependent upon, and then ship i...
New to the DevOps world and looking to get a grip on some of the industry’s key terms? Search no further. This short list of Essential DevOps Terms will serve as a foundation from which you can build your understanding of the industry’s tools and methodologies. A precursor to Devops; ...
DevOps is one of those buzzwords that nearly everyone wants to discuss these days. However, it is often interpreted as an extension of Development's influence to the detriment of Operations teams. So much has changed in the past few years that it is conceivable we will see another maj...
This week’s top 10 reminds us that there is always room to be continually improving and adapting. For example, the CIO role is becoming more involved with the digital transformations of organizations. CIOs should be focusing their teams on collaboration to breed innovation and implemen...
in sales with existing customers. CollabNet experienced strong demand for its TeamForge platform that helps Enterprises and Government organizations adopt and manage enterprise-scale Agile and DevOps initiatives. “We see strong momentum because more organizations are creating software...
The performance of your application affects your business more than you might think. Top engineering organizations think of performance not as a nice-to-have, but as a crucial feature of their product. Unfortunately, most engineering teams do not regularly test the performance and scal...
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...
One of the most common early goals of implementing DevOps principles is a deep understanding of our systems in a stable state. However, this objective is not a “once and done” effort. It is important to continuously circle back in some form (a feedback loop) as changes are introduced. ...
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 ...