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Top Docker Tools: 51 Useful Docker Tools for Every Stage of the Development Pipeline By Angela Stringfellow Docker is sweeping across startups and enterprises alike, changing the way we build and ship applications. It's the most prominent and widely known software container platform, and it's particularly useful for eliminating common challenges when collaborating on code (like the "it works on my machine" phenomenon that most devs know all too well). With Docker, you can run and manage apps side-by-side - in isolated containers - resulting in better compute density. It's something that many developers don't think about, but you can even use Docker with ASP.NET. You probably don't need to be sold on the many appealing Docker capabilities, but you might not be familiar with the wide range of third-party tools that integrate seamlessly with Docker, from logging tools ... (more)

FinTech’s Performance and User Experience | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #FinTech #WebPerf

FinTech's Performance and User Experience By Craig Lowell In Michael Lewis’s 2013 best-seller Flash Boys, in which he takes a deep dive into the world of high-speed trading, he reveals how certain financial insiders had managed to game the system by reducing latency as much as possible in order to get an advantage over their competitors. Lewis showed how a fiberoptic connection that is just a millisecond or two faster than someone else’s can allow automated trading software to conduct transactions at the lowest possible prices. For the user (or machine) that had just the tiniest increase in latency, a stock price would appear on screen, but by the time the command to purchase it was received, the offering would no longer be available. While high-speed trading represents an extreme case, and that level of optimization isn’t quite as big of a deal for the vast majorit... (more)

[slides] Continuous Deployment for Docker | @DevOpsSummit @DatagridSystems #DevOps #Containers

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Continuous Deployment for Docker: Lessons Learned from Rolling Out a Real Live Service Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost and increase in speed. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In her session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Stefana Muller, Vice President of Datagrid Systems, shared the journey her engineering team took to continuously deploy their c... (more)

Monitoring APIs | @DevOpsSummit @Catchpoint #API #DevOps #AI #WebPerf

Web Performance 101: Monitoring APIs By Kameerath Kareem We have already established the importance of APIs in today’s digital world (read about it here). With APIs playing such an important role in keeping us connected, it’s necessary to maintain the API’s performance as well as availability. There are multiple aspects to consider when monitoring APIs, from integration to performance issues, therefore a general monitoring strategy that only accounts for up-time is not ideal. What can go wrong? APIs power complex integrations and allow disparate applications to work together to build a more interactive and connected digital environment. It allows data exchange between services but such connections and integrations can create multiple points of vulnerability in the network. There are several things that can go wrong when using APIs: The API endpoint may be experiencin... (more)

How We Compute Today | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #AI #APM #Monitoring

How We Compute Today: What Modern Infrastructure Looks Like By Michael Churchman Today's infrastructure is not your grandparents' IT infrastructure, nor is it the infrastructure from a generation ago. The days of punch cards, vacuum tubes, ferrite core memory, floppies, and dial-up Internet are over. Today's infrastructure is also not the IT infrastructure that it five years ago, or even a year ago for that matter. Modern infrastructure is changing constantly, and all that we can do is provide a snapshot of infrastructure at the moment, along with a general picture of where it's going. If you are going to monitor infrastructure effectively, you need to understand what infrastructure looks like today, how it is changing, and what it will include tomorrow. Hardware: Less of Moore's Let's start by making a basic distinction: Hardware infrastructure is relatively stable ... (more)

How to Fully Automate CI/CD | @DevOpsSummit #AI #CI #CD #DevOps #Serverless

Imagine a world where your Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment environment is 100% automated, including the passing of credentials. Capital One, a leading U.S. bank, has achieved this, and Andrey Utis, Director, Software Engineering, at Capital One, outlined how they achieved this in this talk, Application Secret Management with KMS, at the All Day DevOps conference. Andrey started by stating what we all know - security needs to be at the forefront. Additionally, a message we heard over and over at the All Day DevOps conference is to automate where you can automate. That combination can be daunting and seemingly impossible. How can we automate security when someone needs to enter credentials and we can't store credentials where everyone can get to them? After all, credentials give you access to databases that often contain personally identifiable informa... (more)

The Future of Automation | @DevOpsSummit #AI #ML #DX #DevOps #DigitalTransformation

Automating Progress: The Future of Automation By Chris Boorman We've all read the dystopian fiction, watched those apocalyptic movies and heard a myriad of prophetic warnings heralding our obsolescence. Surely now we're just a couple of years from flipping the switch on a Skynet of our own making and condemning mankind to the annals of history. Actually, we're not entirely sure what the future holds, but it's probably not fire and brimstone. For detractors and naysayers of technology, could there be a more fitting image than Terminator 2's opening shot? A hulking, skeletal, humanoid machine crushing a human skull beneath its foot. Listening to ‘techno-skeptics' can sure make it feel as though that's the end which inevitably awaits us. If we continue down our current path of imbuing machines with increasing levels of autonomy, learning abilities and artificial intelli... (more)

Workflow Automation| @CloudExpo @Accusoft #Agile #AI #DX #DevOps #Automation

Five Ways Workflow Automation Is Changing the Workplace These days, change is the only constant. In order to adapt and thrive in an ever-advancing and sometimes chaotic workforce, companies must leverage intelligent tools to streamline operations. While we're only at the dawn of machine intelligence, using a workflow manager will benefit your company in both the short and long term. Think: reduced errors, improved efficiency and more empowered employees-and that's just the start. Here are five other reasons workflow automation is leading a revolution in the 9-5 world. Increased Productivity Think of how much time you and your employees spend on routine tasks. Workflow automation is the antithesis of manual work. It takes the brunt of follow-ups and tracking, and allows more time for higher-value tasks. A study by Siemens Enterprise Communications found that a busines... (more)

How to Sponsor @DevOpsSummit | #AI #DX #DevOps #Serverless #Monitoring

Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here DevOps at Cloud Expo taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Must Watch Video: Recap of @DevOpsSummit New York Javits Center The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential. Nutanix DevOps Booth at @DevOpsSummit New York Javits Center DevOps at Cloud Expo will expand the DevOps community, enable a wide sharing of knowledge, and educate delegates and technology pro... (more)

[video] #DevOps and #DigitalTransformation | @DevOpsSummit @AndiMann #Serverless #DX

View Power Panel: ▸ Here 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. View Power Panel: ▸ Here In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, Thomas Hooker, Vice President of Marketing at CollabNet, Josh Atwell, Developer Advocate at NetApp, Don Demcsak, DevOps and Cloud Native Modernization Principal at Dell EMC, and Lev Lesokhin, EVP ... (more)

The Importance of #APM | @DevOpsSummit @AppDynamics #DevOps #AI

The Importance of APM for Developers By Omed Habib Software developers are the modern equivalent of medieval craftsman. In the old days, masters of the constructive arts - such as those who transformed trees into furniture - would take responsibility for the entire user experience. They did everything from design and configuration to implementation and delivery. If a chair leg broke or wobbled, the craftsman  would also be responsible for resolving the fix. Clearly, the ways of the old masters are not possible at scale. They're more equivalent to a waterfall approach than what's possible with modern software. Now, software developers usually stop upon check-in and are oblivious to the QA builds. When their code reaches production-ready status it's thrown over the fence to the operations team who keeps the applications deployed and running smoothly. Mass production l... (more)