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‘Tis the Season for Online Shopping By Dawn Parzych The holiday shopping season, a time when Americans flock to the malls or online to find those must-have gifts, is about to kick off. Kids are pouring over catalogs and compiling their wish lists, adults are looking at the Black Friday ads to find the best bargain, and retailers are hoping they don’t make the news for failure to meet customers’ expectations. Every year, retailers go into Black Friday thinking they have done everything they can and are prepared for the onslaught of visitors, but sadly each year there are some left wondering what they could have done differently to prevent outages and customer backlash. Consumers are becoming less patient, add the stress of the holidays to that and people may find their breaking point sooner than in years past. Research came out last year showing the average attention... (more)

Heterogeneous World and #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #Scrum

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here DevOps in an Open and Heterogeneous World Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor - all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organizations must focus on what is most relevant to deliver value, reduce IT complexity, create more repeatable agile-based processes and leverage increasingly secure and stable, cloud-based infrastructure platforms. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Clo... (more)

New DevOps Product Gives Holistic View of SDLC | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

If you haven't heard yet, CollabNet just put out some very big news for managing and gaining value from DevOps. We introduced CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM) - a platform designed exclusively for providing a single pane of glass, dashboard, and traceability views across your DevOps toolchain and processes from planning to operations and that can be traced back to planning and development. CollabNet DLM gives companies a holistic view of the entire software development lifecycle with continuous feedback-all by leveraging your existing investment from point-tool vendors. The CollabNet lab started working on this new product after seeing a gap in the market and listening to the needs of customers related to the DevOps toolchain. Due to the number of point solutions available for every part of the software development lifecycle-tools for plan and build, and all ... (more)

Monitoring Those Hard to Reach Places | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Monitoring #DevOps

Monitoring Those Hard to Reach Places: Linux, Java, Oracle and MySQL Today's IT environments are increasingly heterogeneous, with Linux, Java, Oracle and MySQL considered nearly as common as traditional Windows environments. In many cases, these platforms have been integrated into an organization's Windows-based IT department by way of an acquisition of a company that leverages one of those platforms. In other cases, the applications may have been part of the IT department for years, but managed by a separate department or singular administrator. Still, whether it's a perception of required specialization, frustration over these platforms' many version permutations or just general uncertainty and doubt, Linux, Java, Oracle and MySQL create mass monitoring confusion and are routinely considered "hard to reach" for even a seasoned IT professional. This problem goes bo... (more)

[slides] @AndiMann's #DevOps Presentation | @DevOpsSummit #Monitoring

Data-Driven DevOps - Improve Velocity and Quality of Software Delivery with Metrics and Feedback Much of the value of DevOps comes from a (renewed) focus on measurement, sharing, and continuous feedback loops. In increasingly complex DevOps workflows and environments, and especially in larger, regulated, or more crystallized organizations, these core concepts become even more critical. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, showed how, by focusing on 'metrics that matter,' you can provide objective, transparent, and meaningful feedback on DevOps processes to all stakeholders. Learn from real-life examples how to use the data generated throughout application delivery to continuously identify, measure, and improve deployment speed, code quality, process efficiency, outsourcing value, security coverage, audi... (more)

I’m Not Scared of #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #APM #CD #Docker #Monitoring

DevOps is speeding towards the IT world like a freight train and the hype around it is deafening. There is no reason to be afraid of this change as it is the natural reaction to the agile movement that revolutionized development just a few years ago. By definition, DevOps is the natural alignment of IT performance to business profitability. The relevance of this has yet to be quantified but it has been suggested that the route to the CEO's chair will come from the IT leaders that successfully make the transition to a DevOps model. If this still seems foreign to you, I recommend reading up on DevOps Blog from IT Revolution, the OpsCode Blog, and check out The Phoenix Project. Despite all the talk around simple monitoring tools, breaking through the walls between Dev and Ops still poses a real challenge. This is because of a misunderstanding around Operations real purp... (more)

Top @Docker Metrics | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #ML #Monitoring

Container Monitoring: Top Docker Metrics to Watch By Stefan Thies Monitoring of Docker environments is challenging. Why? Because each container typically runs a single process, has its own environment, utilizes virtual networks, or has various methods of managing storage. Traditional monitoring solutions take metrics from each server and applications they run. These servers and applications running on them are typically very static, with very long uptimes. Docker deployments are different: a set of containers may run many applications, all sharing the resources of one or more underlying hosts. It's not uncommon for Docker servers to run thousands of short-term containers (e.g., for batch jobs) while a set of permanent services runs in parallel. Traditional monitoring tools not used to such dynamic environments are not suited for such deployments. On the other hand, s... (more)

[slides] @CollabNet's #DevOps Tool Chain | @DevOpsSummit #ML #Monitoring

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here How Customers Are Operationalizing Their DevOps Tool Chain from Planning-to-Ops Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @DevOpsSummit 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, showed how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that enables everyone from Planning-to-Ops to make informed decisions based on business priority and leverage automation to accelerate identifying issues and fast fix to drive continuous feedback and KPI insight. Download Slide Deck:... (more)

[slides] From IT Service Management to #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #AI #ML

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here From IT Service Management to DevOps CIOs and those charged with running IT Operations are challenged to deliver secure, audited, and reliable compute environments for the applications and data for the business. Behind the scenes these tasks are often accomplished by following onerous time-consuming processes and often the management of these environments and processes will be outsourced to multiple IT service providers. In addition, the division of work is often siloed into traditional "towers" that are not well integrated for cross-functional purposes. So, when traditional IT Service Management (ITSM) meets the cloud, and equally, DevOps, there is invariably going to be conflict. IT/ESM needs a reboot. As a factor of IT Transformation and Digital Transformation, IT no longer stands alone - or at least in a modern workplace it should ... (more)

Implementing DevOps, Step 1: Buy T-Shirts… | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Implementing DevOps, Step 1: Buy T-Shirts... By TJ Randall 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 one said they'd be live." Man:  "I know.  I made the changes last week, and for some reason, they went into QA but weren't tested.  So I assumed that we weren't rolling them out." Woman:  "How are we supposed to train our customers on this?  We're going to have an emergency release tonight to shut them off." Man:  "I don't think we can, because there's a database release going on tonight." Woman: "Are you serious?  I didn't know there was a release tonight." I crossed the street quickly, at the risk of spilling of my coffees, sinc... (more)

How to Sponsor @DevOpsSummit | #DevOps #DataCenter #ContinuousDelivery

DevOps at Cloud Expo taking place November 1-3, 2016, 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. Download Show Prospectus ▸ Here 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. DevOps at Cloud Expo will expand the DevOps community, enable a wide sharing of knowledge, and educate delegates and technology providers alike. Recent research has shown that DevOps dramatically reduces development time, the amount of enterprise IT professionals put o... (more)