The Journey to Enterprise DevOps: Process Change and Other Thorny Issues
Many people recognize DevOps as an enormous benefit - faster application
deployment, automated toolchains, support of more granular updates, better
cooperation across groups. However, less appreciated is the journey
enterprise IT groups need to make to achieve this outcome. The plain fact is
that established IT processes reflect a very different set of goals:
stability, infrequent change, hands-on administration, and alignment with
ITIL. So how does an enterprise IT organization implement change to achieve
Bernard Golden sat down with Andi Mann, VP in the Office of Strategic
Solutions at CA Technologies to address this thorny problem in a recent Cloud
Luminary Fireside Chat. Andi and Bernard discussed topics such as: How does
DevOps get started - top-down or bottom-up? Who sho... (more)
Seven Ways to Improve Your Python Performance
Python is really a language which has swept the scene in recent years in
terms of popularity, elegance, and functionality. Research shows that 8 out
10 computer science departments in the U.S. now teach their introductory
courses with Python, surpassing Java. Top-ranked CS departments at MIT and UC
Berkeley have switched their introductory courses to Python. And the top
three MOOC providers (edX, Coursera, and Udacity) all offer introductory
programming courses in Python. Not to mention, Python is known to have an
easy syntax that m... (more)
Power Panel | The Internet of Things: A New Age
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of
terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way
we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being
created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized
systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional?
In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger
Strukhoff, panelists will addresses this very serious issue of profound
change in the industry.
Monitoring Kibana 4's Node.js App
By Stefan Thies
The release of Kibana 4.x has had an impact on monitoring and other related
activities. In this post we're going to get specific and show you how
to add Node.js monitoring to the Kibana 4 server app. Why Node.js?
Because Kibana 4 now comes with a little Node.js server app that sits
between the Kibana UI and the Elasticsearch backend. Conveniently, you
can monitor Node.js apps with SPM, which means SPM can monitor Kibana in
addition to monitoring Elasticsearch. Futhermore, Logstash can also be
monitored with SPM, which mean... (more)
Baltic DevOps and Upcoming DevOps Monitoring Webinar
By Jonah Kowall
I was able to spend time in Tallinn at the first TopConf conference focused
The conference had a good turnout of over 80 attendees for its first year.
The list of speakers was excellent at the conference, including technology
companies such as Skype and SoundCloud and thought leaders of DevOps
like Kris Buytaert.
Hearing about how Skype has evolved and operates with both custom and
standard technologies is interesting, along with the changes they are going
through — with Microsoft as their parent compan... (more)
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The consumption economy is here and so are cloud applications and solutions
that offer more than subscription and flat fee models and at the same time
are available on a pure consumption model, which not only reduces IT spend
but also lowers infrastructure costs, and offers ease of use and
In their session at 15th Cloud Expo, Ermanno Bonifazi, CEO & Founder of
Solgenia, and Ian Khan, Global Strategic Positioning & Brand Manager at
Solgenia, discussed this shifting dynamic with an example of a top European
Telco provider. Find out how ... (more)
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech?
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover ...
May. 30, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 6,926
Health care systems across the globe are under enormous strain, as facilities reach capacity and costs continue to rise. M2M and the Internet of Things have the potential to transform the industry through connected health solutions that can make care more efficient while reducing costs. In fact, Vodafone's annual M2M Barometer Report forecasts M2M applications rising to 57 percent in health care and life sciences by 2016. Lively is one of Vodafone's health care partners, whose solutions enable o...
May. 30, 2015 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 2,550
In her General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing, at Verizon Enterprise, focused on finding the right mix of renting vs. buying Oracle capacity to scale to meet business demands, and offer validated Oracle database TCO models for Oracle development and testing environments.
Anne Plese is a marketing and technology enthusiast/realist with over 19+ years in high tech. At Verizon Enterprise, she focuses on driving growth for the Verizon Cloud platfo...
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Andi Mann has been serving as Conference Chair of the DevOps Summit since its inception. He is one of the world's recognized leaders in DevOps, and continues to be one of its most articulate advocates. Here are some recent thoughts of his in an interview we conducted in the run-up to the DevOps Summit to be held June 9-11 at the Javits Center in New York City.
When did you first start thinking about DevOps and its potential impact on enterprise IT?
Andi: I first started thinking about DevOps b...
May. 30, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,107
The most often asked question post-DevOps introduction is: “How do I get started?” There’s plenty of information on why DevOps is valid and important, but many managers still struggle with simple basics for how to initiate a DevOps program in their business. They struggle with issues related to current organizational inertia, the lack of experience on Continuous Integration/Delivery, understanding where DevOps will affect revenue and budget, etc.
In their session at DevOps Summit, JP Morgentha...
May. 30, 2015 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,176
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
May. 30, 2015 02:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,150
Software is eating the world. Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing with Google and Amazon on speed of innovation. As the innovation cycle accelerates, companies must embrace rapid and constant change to both applications and their infrastructure, and find a way to deliver speed and agility of development without sacrificing reliability or efficiency of operations.
In her Day 2 Keynote DevOps Summit, Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Qubell, discussed...
May. 30, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,961
The speed of product development has increased massively in the past 10 years. At the same time our formal secure development and SDL methodologies have fallen behind. This forces product developers to choose between rapid release times and security.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Michael Murray, Director of Cyber Security Consulting and Assessment at GE Healthcare, examined the problems and presented some solutions for moving security into the DevOps lifecycle to ensure that we get fast AND ...
May. 30, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,279
SYS-CON Events announced today that MetraTech, now part of Ericsson, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY.
Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society- a world leader in communications infrastructure, software and services. Some 40% of the world’s mobile traffic runs through networks Ericsson has supplied, serving more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
May. 30, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,612
The OpenStack cloud operating system includes Trove, a database abstraction layer. Rather than applications connecting directly to a specific type of database, they connect to Trove, which in turn connects to one or more specific databases. One target database is Postgres Plus Cloud Database, which includes its own RESTful API. Trove was originally developed around MySQL, whose interfaces are significantly less complicated than those of the Postgres cloud database.
In his session at 16th Cloud...
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How does one bridge the gap between traditional enterprise storage infrastructures and the private, hybrid, and public cloud?
In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Dan Pollack, Chief Architect of Storage Operations at AOL Inc., examed the workload differences and required changes to reuse existing knowledge and components when building and using a cloud infrastructure. He also looked into the operational considerations, tool requirements, and behavioral changes required for private cloud storage s...
May. 30, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 3,249
In their general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Michael Piccininni, Global Account Manager – Cloud SP at EMC Corporation, and Mike Dietze, Regional Director at Windstream Hosted Solutions, will review next generation cloud services, including the Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, and discuss how to increase efficiencies, improve service delivery and enhance corporate cloud solution development.
Michael Piccininni is Global Account Manager – Cloud SP at EMC Corporation. He has b...
May. 30, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,289
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy.
How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In this session, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Architect for the ...
May. 30, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,145
While there are hundreds of public and private cloud hosting providers to choose from, not all clouds are created equal. If you’re seeking to host enterprise-level mission-critical applications, where Cloud Security is a primary concern, WHOA.com is setting new standards for cloud hosting, and has established itself as a major contender in the marketplace. We are constantly seeking ways to innovate and leverage state-of-the-art technologies.
In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Mike Rivera, Seni...
May. 30, 2015 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,600
Hardware will never be more valuable than on the day it hits your loading dock. Each day new servers are not deployed to production the business is losing money. While Moore's Law is typically cited to explain the exponential density growth of chips, a critical consequence of this is rapid depreciation of servers. The hardware for clustered systems (e.g., Hadoop, OpenStack) tends to be significant capital expenses.
In his session at Big Data Expo, Mason Katz, CTO and co-founder of StackIQ, disc...
May. 30, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 5,793
There is no question that the cloud is where businesses want to host data. Until recently hypervisor virtualization was the most widely used method in cloud computing. Recently virtual containers have been gaining in popularity, and for good reason. In the debate between virtual machines and containers, the latter have been seen as the new kid on the block – and like other emerging technology have had some initial shortcomings. However, the container space has evolved drastically since coming on...
May. 30, 2015 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 2,536
The 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
May. 30, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,759
T-Mobile has been transforming the wireless industry with its “Uncarrier” initiatives. Today as T-Mobile’s IT organization works to transform itself in a like manner, technical foundations built over the last couple of years are now key to their drive for more Agile delivery practices.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Martin Krienke, Sr Development Manager at T-Mobile, will discuss where they started their Continuous Delivery journey, where they are today, and where they are going in an effort ...
May. 30, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,560
As the Internet of Things unfolds, mobile and wearable devices are blurring the line between physical and digital, integrating ever more closely with our interests, our routines, our daily lives. Contextual computing and smart, sensor-equipped spaces bring the potential to walk through a world that recognizes us and responds accordingly. We become continuous transmitters and receivers of data.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Bolwell, Director of Innovation for HP's Printing and Personal S...
May. 30, 2015 11:30 AM EDT Reads: 4,597
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
BMC delivers software solutions that help IT transform digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive business advantage. BMC has worked with thousands of leading companies to create and deliver powerful IT management services. From mainframe to cloud to mobile, BMC pairs high-speed digital innovation with robust...
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