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Reboot Your Leadership for DevOps Success: Why Culture Trumps Tech in the DevOps Stakes Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ability. Many are unable to effectively engage and inspire, creating forward momentum in the direction of desired change. Renowned for its approach to leadership and emphasis on their people, organizations increasingly look to our military for insight into these... (more)

Mad About March Madness? | @DevOpsSummit #WebPerf #APM #Monitoring

Mad About March Madness? Performance Issues off the Court By Mary Katherine Sullivan, PJ Stevens and Nick Welter One hour before March Madness is about to begin, the CBS Sports app crashes. Per Twitter, college basketball fans across the country are freaking out, trying to get their last minute bracket changes completed before the first game begins. Millions of fans around the world are expected to tune in to America's most-watched amateur sports tournament, and for many, competing with friends and coworkers to create a winning bracket is one of the primary appeals of watching. Not only is the mobile app causing issues, but the CBS Sports website is also down, giving aspiring bracketologists no way to make any last-second updates. In this particular circumstance, the performance issues experienced by the mobile application and the website may have the same root caus... (more)

Nutanix to Deliver @DevOpsSummit Keynote | @Nutanix #SDN #AI #DevOps

Nutanix Enterprise Cloud for DevOps DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore the ways that Nutanix technologies empower teams to react faster than ever before and connect teams in ways that were either too complex or simply impossible with traditional infrastructures. Speaker Bio Chris Brown is a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix. He has 6 years of IT experience, with the majority of that time being spent in tec... (more)

[session] @Docker Monitoring | @DevOpsSummit @OutlyerApp #AI #Monitoring

Docker Monitoring Doesn't Need to Be So Hard Everyone wants to use containers, but monitoring containers is hard. New ephemeral architecture introduces new challenges in how monitoring tools need to monitor and visualize containers, so your team can make sense of everything. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, David Gildeh, co-founder and CEO of Outlyer, will go through the challenges and show there is light at the end of the tunnel if you use the right tools and understand what you need to be monitoring to successfully use containers in your environments. Speaker Bio David Gildeh is a serial entrepreneur. He founded and sold his last startup, SambaStream, to Alfresco in 2011, thus launching their cloud business. He co-founded and is the CEO of Outlyer, a SaaS infrastructure monitoring tool, and is the founder of the world's largest DevOps Meetup, DevOps Exchange Lond... (more)

ChatOps Interface | @DevOpsSummit @VictorOps #DevOps #IoT #ChatOps

ChatOps: The New Interface of DevOps Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here The modern software development landscape consists of best practices and tools that allow teams to deliver software in a near-continuous manner. By adopting a culture of automation, measurement and sharing, the time to ship code has been greatly reduced, allowing for shorter release cycles and quicker feedback from customers and users. Still, with all of these tools and methods, how can teams stay on top of what is taking place across their infrastructure and codebase? Hopping between services and command line interfaces creates context-switching that slows productivity, efficiency, and may lead to early burnout. The teams and organizations that are leading the DevOps movement have turned to their chat client to provide a new interface. We are already in chat all day, sharing, collaborating, and con... (more)

CAMS Critical to #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #Docker #AI #Microservices

A Tale of Two Protocols: Why the "C" in CAMS Is Critical to DevOps Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here DevOps has often been described in terms of CAMS: Culture, Automation, Measuring, Sharing. While we've seen a lot of focus on the "A" and even on the "M", there are very few examples of why the "C" is equally important in the DevOps equation. In her session at @DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, of F5 Networks, explored HTTP/1 and HTTP/2 along with Microservices to illustrate why a collaborative culture between Dev, Ops, and the Network is critical to ensuring success. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5's entire product suite. Her role includes authorship of technical materials and participation in a number of community-based forums and industry standards organizations... (more)

DevOps at Massive Scale | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

When you have a billion users, people notice. That's where our story about DevOps and Yahoo! starts.  For Kishore Jalleda and Gopal Mor, both engineers at Yahoo!, when something goes wrong on a Yahoo! page, people will notice.  Correction: a lot of people will notice. Of course, Yahoo!, like all services on the Internet, constantly improves its products.  In fact, they have 100+ iterations and experiments happening at any given time.  Some changes bring new innovation to the forefront and others alter the user experience. When iterations and experiments are served in front of loyal users who have become comfortable with a specific user experience, they sometimes react with a natural resistance to the change.  When change causes, or appears to cause, breaks in service, the backlash can be crippling. Frequent spurts of backlash resulting from these changes became know... (more)

Continuous Intelligence of @SumoLogic | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #AI #ML

Continuous Intelligence Aids in Keeping Apps up to Date The next BriefingsDirect applications health monitoring interview explores how a new breed of continuous intelligence emerges by gaining data from systems infrastructure logs -- either on-premises or in the cloud -- and then cross-referencing that with intrinsic business metrics information. We’ll now explore how these new levels of insight and intelligence into what really goes on underneath the covers of modern applications help ensure that apps are built, deployed, and operated properly. Today, more than ever, how a company's applications perform equates with how the company itself performs and is perceived. From airlines to retail, from finding cabs to gaming, how the applications work deeply impacts how the business processes and business outcomes work, too. We’re joined by an executive from Sumo Logic to l... (more)

What Is #DevOps Intelligence? | @DevOpsSummit #AI #ContinuousDelivery

DevOps Intelligence Changes the Game By Lisa Wells One of my favorite parts of the novel The Phoenix Project is when Bill Palmer, DevOps hero and VP of IT Operations for the fictional company “Parts Unlimited” has a light bulb moment about the central importance of IT to the business. The moment comes as the company’s CFO lays out for Bill how he strives to align the goals of his department with the goals of the business. It’s here Bill starts to realize he must take a similar approach with IT. He ultimately turns to data about his delivery process to improve IT’s effectiveness and save his team from outsourcing—and a DevOps team is born. Okay, so real-world situations might not be as dire as the fictional drama at Parts Unlimited. Still, many IT teams that are transforming to DevOps have yet to take the next step—using “DevOps Intelligence” to make data-driven dec... (more)

Top DevOps Tools | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #APM #Monitoring

Top DevOps Tools By Angela Stringfellow Even though DevOps has been around for a few years, it still is a fuzzy area for some organizations. A mashup of development and operations teams, DevOps centers on collaboration and a culture that seamlessly integrates developers and IT operations teams working to put out the best new apps. Because DevOps encompasses two teams working from ideation through product release, DevOps tools fall into several categories including those for logging, monitoring, automation, security, and configuration management. Due to the intensive work DevOps engineers and their teams complete on a daily basis, they don't have time to search for tools to help them complete their work more efficiently and productively. That's why we have searched for the top DevOps tools and created this list of the most reliable, secure, relevant, and useful tools... (more)

[video] @eCubeSystems' #DevOps and #APM | @CloudExpo | #Monitoring

"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, and is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York  (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Downl... (more)