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Jack Welch, the former CEO of GE once said - “If the rate of change on the outside is happening faster than the rate of change on the inside, the end is in sight.” This rings truer than ever – especially because business success is inextricably associated with those organizations who’v...
Even though you are running an agile development process, that doesn’t necessarily mean that your performance testing is being conducted in a truly agile way. Saving performance testing for a “final sprint” before release still treats it like a waterfall development step, with all the ...
As a performance engineer, we wanted to arm you with a few of the common misconceptions out there, and give you some helpful ways of addressing them. That way, you can push your performance testing initiatives deeper into your Agile process, improving your application and making your e...
Since the first release of the Stacki Open Source project, it has seen the type of growth that one would expect of a cutting edge tool that makes operations lives easier. The number of active users continues to increase, as does the breadth of things they’re achieving with the world’s ...
In my previous articles on the history of DevOps, I outlined the following pillars of the DevOps methodology. The fourth pillar is Collaboration. Collaboration is defined as: "working with others to do a task and to achieve shared goals." In traditional separated organizations, t...
In the last few months we’ve spent considerable amount of time investigating Cloud Management Platforms and trying to figure out their role within the broader cloud strategy that companies should implement. Interesting observation is that there is very little differentiation...
Containers are not new, but renewed commitments to performance, flexibility, and agility have propelled them to the top of the agenda today. By working without the need for virtualization and its overhead, containers are seen as the perfect way to deploy apps and services across multip...
Full disclosure: I’m relatively new to the DevOps movement. I’ve been in a customer service, sales, or project management role for most of career so far. So some of you might stop reading at this point because I don’t have 10 years of experience running a DevOps team (another thing I l...
To support developers and operations professionals in their push to implement DevOps principles for their infrastructure environments, ProfitBricks, a provider of cloud infrastructure, is adding support for DevOps tools Ansible and Chef. Ansible is a platform for configuring and manag...
Whether you like it or not, DevOps is on track for a remarkable alliance with security. The SEC didn’t approve the merger. And your boss hasn’t heard anything about it. Yet, this unruly triumvirate will soon dominate and deliver DevSecOps faster, cheaper, better, and on an unprecedente...
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, 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, an...
Everyone loves to talk about DevOps, but when it comes to real life enterprise implementation, things start to get a little shaky. Having gone through the process with hundreds of organizations, the XebiaLabs Sale Engineering Team relayed to me the 6 most common mistakes they see when ...
The evolution of IT operations is upon us. There has been a lot of change in both direction and momentum over the last several years, and at this point, it is not hard to see the future of Ops. Perhaps, having worked for a networking firm and a server automation firm, it is easier to ...
Parasoft's business partner Skytap recently invited Wayne Ariola (Parasoft Chief Strategy Officer) to be a guest on their DevHops podcast. With Skytap's Noel Wurst moderating, Wayne and Skytap's Jason English chatted about continuous testing, service virtualization, and how...
Change is hard, especially when it impacts organizational structure, legacy systems and processes. Our third annual software delivery survey reveals that the management of change is a long road as the majority of our respondents continue their implementation of Continuous Integration i...
Unless you fully automate infrastructure and platform provisioning, application build, test and deployment phases and have them working together in sequence, you can’t realize the ideal of continuous delivery. These ‘automation tool chains’ are a mandatory element of each DevOps enviro...
DevOps is first and foremost a mindset – any DevOps initiative must begin with a cultural change. Last Tuesday, I participated in an online panel on the subject of Implementing a DevOps Culture, as part of Continuous Discussions (#c9d9), a series of community panels about Agile, Contin...
XebiaLabs has announced that XL Deploy, its Application Release Automation software, has received certification of its integration with ServiceNow. With XL Deploy from XebiaLabs, ServiceNow users can now easily automate the application deployment process so releases can occur in a re...
Our resident expert on enterprise mobility and mobile application development, Peter Rogers, shares his insights on the subject of Enterprise Mobility and DevOps in this guest post.  Enjoy!*****A lot of people say the word “DevOps” but there is very little material that actually d...
For all of the conferences held in Agile’s honor and all the praise it gets, why doesn’t anyone call it a silver bullet? Because it’s hard. Agile is a difficult methodology that if done right over time, can save a business multitudes of both time and money. Whether looking ...
As companies embrace the DevOps movement, they rely heavily on automation to improve the time to market for new features and services. DevOps is a long, never-ending journey with a goal of continuously improving the software delivery process, resulting in better products and services a...
Puppet Labs has announced the integration of Puppet Enterprise and Cisco Open NX-OS, in collaboration with Cisco as part of the Cisco Solution Partner Program. Puppet Labs is making available today a native Puppet NX-OS agent and Cisco Puppet Module. Cisco Open NX-OS will be delivered...
"To us DevOps is actually a movement that at the very center is about developers and IT operations teams collaborating in a framework that drives agility, drives the ideation to production readiness in a seamless manner," explained Monish Sharma, Director in PwC's consulting business, ...
Here at the XebiaLabs we care a lot about quality. That means we have to do a lot of testing for our products. Since we have a relatively small development team, and a code base that grows rapidly, that means we have to automate our tests. To get an impression, for XL Deploy, we have a...
We recently had the fortune of conducting a webinar – “How one of the 15th safest banks in the world out-competes the tech disruptors” — with our customer Rabobank, a leading financial services company. Sander Ettema, Manager, Linux Infrastructure Services at Rabobank and Andrew ...
Summer is finally here and it’s time for a DevOps summer vacation. From San Francisco to New York City, our top summer conferences list is going to continuously deliver you to the summer destinations of your dreams. These DevOps parties are hitting all the hottest summer trends with M...
I recently attended and presented at the east coast version of the Jenkins User Conference held this year in Washington, DC. The weather certainly fit the theme of the conference: The heat was continuous. The humidity was fully integrated with the heat. And, most importantly as you c...
SYS-CON Media announced today that CloudBees, the Jenkins Enterprise company, has launched ad campaigns on SYS-CON's DevOps Journal. CloudBees' campaigns focus on the business value of Continuous Delivery and how it has been recognized as a game changer for IT and is now a top priori...
This year’s Jenkins User Conferences in both D.C. and London were a huge successes. Aside from the large number of enthusiastic attendees, the DevOps and Continuous Delivery innovation really caught our eye. Both practices have become a matter of course for Agile companies, and w...
I’ve long taken inspiration from Peter Drucker’s caution that “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” It’s no wonder that leaders of business disciplines such as HR, finance, marketing and sales consistently use metrics, reports and dashboards to assess their business and aid i...
With a fragile test suite, the Continuous Testing that's vital to Agile development just isn't feasible. If you truly want to automate the execution of a broad test suite—embracing unit, component, integration, functional, performance, and security testing—during continuous in...
If you aren’t spending your July sitting on a white sand beach somewhere in the Caribbean sipping rum out of a coconut, then Continuous Delivery, Agile, and Test Management webinars are the next best thing. Okay, maybe not the next best thing, but they are the best place to engag...
With Canada Day in the books, and  after seeing two days of fireworks here in the USA’s oldest city — Saint Augustine, Florida — to celebrate the USA’s Independence Day, it’s time to get back to work. But with the turning of the calendar on the summer̵...
Are you suffering from delayed releases? Do you experience blurred vision, staring at the same scripts day after day? Then you might be a victim of Severe CI.     Stop trying to use Continuous Integration software to achieve Continuous Delivery results. For faster, more frequ...
Microservices are all the rage. An important characteristic of microservices is “shared nothing” … the idea of including necessary libraries or other elements in each microservice. […]
The rapid adoption of digital business transformation processes and the ongoing deployment of open hybrid cloud platforms are enabling the achievement of software development bold goals. But when management consultants and industry analysts talk about how IT innovation is changing many...
Both digital transformation and devops are organizational and cultural transformations more so than they are technology changes – although in both cases, technology plays a large […]
Continuous Delivery is getting a lot of mileage at the moment. It seems to be an idea whose time has come. There was a survey last year that claimed that 66% of companies had a “Strategy for Continuous Delivery”. Not sure that I believe that, nevertheless it suggests that C...
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The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, 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, a...