DevOps - The Symptom of an Agile Organization
DevOps is all the rage these days and with good reason as it promises to
reduce the time-to-market for new applications. It also promises to improve
change management, allowing teams to deploy changes to their applications
quickly and efficiently. However, DevOps isn't something you buy, install, or
implement; rather it is the symptom of an appropriate organizational system.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit New York, Mark Thiele, EVP, Data Center
Technologies at SUPERNAP International, discussed how to get to the right
organizational model that will allow DevOps practices to flourish.
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Mark Thiele's responsibilities at SUPERNAP include evaluating new data center
technologies, developing new sites, identifying partners and providing
industry thought leadership. His insights on the nex... (more)
"DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today,
competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the
customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't
responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing
Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit
(http://DevOpsSummit.SYS-CON.com), held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara
Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Serena Software supports DevOps and Continuous Delivery by providing
application deployment automation and software release management solutions
to replace slow and error-prone manual processes. 2,500 enterprises around
the world trust Serena to help them develop and deploy better software.
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Science in the Appliance – Applications, Components and Environments
By By Kevin Parker
Freeze the Pond vs Take the Hill: Two Metaphors for Enterprise Agile
It is ironic, but perhaps not unexpected, that many organizations who want
the benefits of using an Agile approach to deliver software use a waterfall
approach to adopting Agile practices: they form plans, they set milestones,
and they measure progress by how many teams they have engaged. Old habits die
hard, but like most waterfall software projects, most waterfall-style Agile
adoption efforts fail to produce the results desired. The problem is that to
get the results they want, they have to change their culture and cultures are
very hard to change. To paraphrase Peter Drucker, "culture eats Agile for
breakfast." Successful approaches are opportunistic and leverage the power of
self-organization to achieve lasting change.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Kurt Bittner, Vice President... (more)
Given my (well-known and enduring) interest in all aspects of services, I
have followed Martin Fowler's writing on microservices. But I will admit I
always found the original paper more confusing than insightful. And in my
client work I have resisted the temptation to use a microservices pattern,
for precisely the reason that it would more than likely confuse. So I was
interested to see the book Building Microservices by Sam Newman published
last month, particularly as Newman is part of the Thoughtworks stable, which
presumably means it is authoritative.
Right off the bat, Newman advises that we should "think of microservices as a
specific approach for SOA in the same way that XP or Scrum are specific
approaches for Agile Software development". These analogies are very
interesting because my expectation was that microservices is a pattern. So I
might infer that micr... (more)
From Our Faculty Archives: @DevOpsSummit New York 2015
DevOps at Enterprise: Capital One Shifts Left
In his session at DevOps Summit, Tapabrata Pal, Director of Enterprise
Architecture at Capital One, told a story about how Capital One has embraced
Agile and DevOps Security practices across the Enterprise - driven by
Enterprise Architecture; bringing in Development, Operations and Information
Security organizations together.
Capital Ones DevOpsSec practice is based upon three "pillars" - Shift-Left,
Automate Everything, Dashboard Everything.
Within about three years, from 100% waterfall, Capital One now has 500+ Agile
Teams delivering quality software via Agile and DevOps practices.
Tapabrata Pal has 20 years of IT experience in various technology roles
(Developer, Operations Engineer and Architect) in the retail, healthcare and
finance industries. Over... (more)
Intellyx's 2017 Digital Transformation Predictions
Guest post by Intellyx Principal Analyst Charles Araujo
Once again, we find ourselves at the dawn of a new year.
And many would say, not a moment too soon. With a series of tumultuous
elections around the world and an unusual number of celebrity passings, it's
been a rough year.
But there is at least one bright spot from 2016: Intellyx's digital
transformation prognostications were close to spot on!
As is our tradition, each year we review last year's predictions and make all
new fresh ones! This year, it is my turn to review Jason's 2016 predictions
and let you know what I see happening in the coming year.
A Look Back on a Year of Inflection Points
Our predictions for 2016 centered on one thing: inflection points.
We predicted that blockchain, IoT security and open source web scale
technology would all turn the corner... (more)
I'm told that it has been 21 years since Scrum became public when Jeff
Sutherland and I presented it at an Object-Oriented Programming, Systems,
Languages & Applications (OOPSLA) workshop in Austin, TX, in October of 1995.
Time sure does fly. Things mature. I'm still in the same building and at the
same company where I first formulated Scrum. Initially nobody knew of
Scrum, yet it is now an open source body of knowledge translated into more
than 30 languages. People use Scrum worldwide for developing software and
other uses I never anticipated.
Scrum was born and initially used by Jeff and me to meet market demand at our
respective companies. After we made Scrum public in 1996 and writing my paper
SCRUM Development Process, we started trying Scrum publicly, in companies
with critical needs that were willing to try anything. The first organization
where we e... (more)
The concept of DevOps can be demonstrated as an approach to software
development that involves better collaboration among development and
operational functions to reduce cycle time from the development inception to
release. This is possible only by continuous participation of operations team
and developers right from the stage of design to development and production
support. This improves quality and reduces risk and cost of development.
Tools that aid in facilitating the DevOps concept is referred here as DevOps
Technavio's analysts forecast the global DevOps tools market to grow at a
CAGR of 14.97% over the period 2014-2019.
Covered in this report
This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the
global DevOps tools market for 2015-2019. The market is segmented based on
end-users and key geographies.
Technavio's report, Global DevOps To... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Logz.io has been named a "Bronze Sponsor"
of SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place November
3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Logz.io provides open-source software ELK turned into a log analytics
platform that is simple, infinitely- scalable, highly available, and secure.
For more information, visit http://logz.io/.
Zero to Petabytes of Processing in One Year — November 3, 11:00 - 11:35 am
By Asaf Yigal and Tomer Levy
In their session at @DevOpsSummit, Asaf Yigal, co-founder and the VP of
Product at Logz.io, and Tomer Levy, co-founder and CEO of Logz.io, will
explore the entire process that they have undergone - through research,
benchmarking, implementation, optimization, and customer success - in
developing a processing engine that can handle petabytes of data.
They will als... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that JFrog, maker of Artifactory, the popular
Binary Repository Manager, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon
Valley, which will take place on November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara
Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Based in California, Israel and France, founded by longtime field-experts,
JFrog, creator of Artifactory and Bintray, has provided the market with the
first Binary Repository solution and a software distribution social platform.
JFrog positions itself between developers and DevOps, changing the way these
groups store and manage binary code to provide complete control over the
entire software release process.
By mitigating the most difficult challenges in managing software artifacts,
JFrog is at the hub of where development and IT operations meet.
JFrog's state-of-the-art products position the company as a pione... (more)
I love all this digital hullaballoo, really I do. I love all these different
trends and disruptions and turmoil. I especially love the confusion - it
gives me something to write about.
But sometimes, I've just had enough. Especially when the digital disruption
story starts repeating itself.
Take, for example, the unicorn meme. Unicorn, as in a VC-funded startup with
a billion-dollar-plus valuation. You know, the Ubers and AirBnBs and
Facebooks of the world.
It seems that every presentation, every talk, every press release compares
whatever some DigiCloudDataTech startup is doing with Uber. Or AirBnB. Or
Facebook. Like you'd ever come up with Uber. Or AirBnB. Or Facebook. Hearing
about Uber or AirBnB or Facebook just one more time is going to make me pull
what's left of my hair out - and I still have most of my hair.
Unicorns aren't rare, folks. They're mythical. As ... (more)