While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration,
communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an
output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution,
organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and
adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture.
In this DevOps Summit Power Panel - moderated by Andi Mann, founder of
Sageable - Shannon Williams, co-founder of Rancher Labs; Haseeb Budhani,
co-founder and CEO of Soha; and Dalibor Siroky, Director and co-founder at
Plutora; discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to
focus attention (and resources), where organizations might slip up with the
wrong focus, how to manage change and risk in all three areas, what is
possible and what is not, where to start, and especially how new structures,
processes, and ... (more)
Understanding Serverless Cloud and Clear
By Martijn van Dongen
Serverless is considered the successor to containers. And while it’s
heavily promoted as the next great thing, it’s not the best fit for every
use case. Understanding the pitfalls and disadvantages of serverless will
make it much easier to identify use cases that are a good fit. This post
offers some technology perspectives on the maturity of serverless today.
First, note how we use the word serverless here. Serverless is a combination
of “Function as a Service” (FaaS) and “Platform as a Service” (PaaS).
Namely, those categories of cloud services where you don’t know what the
servers look like. For example, RDS or Beanstalk are “servers managed by
AWS,” where you still see the context of server(s). DynamoDB and S3 are
just some kind of NoSQL and storage solution with an API, where you do not
see the ser... (more)
In the first article of this three-part series on hybrid cloud security, we
discussed the Shared Responsibility Model, and examined how the most common
attack strategies persist, are amplified, or are mitigated as assets move
from data centers to the cloud. In part two, we talked about the unique
security challenges that are introduced by public cloud environments. In this
third and final installment, we'll review why it's essential to approach
hybrid cloud security with different methods, tools and best practices than
those used in the data center.
Bridging the Silo Between On-Premises and Cloud Environments
For today's resource-constrained IT teams, the explosion of public cloud
services has only increased the complexity of securing critical
infrastructure. Until recently, it has been a challenge for IT professionals
to find security tools that are specifically de... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ocean9will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th
International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the
Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Ocean9 provides cloud services for Backup, Disaster Recovery (DRaaS) and
instant Innovation, and redefines enterprise infrastructure with its cloud
native subscription offerings for mission critical SAP workloads.
Available on AWS and Azure, Ocean9 solutions de-risk and accelerate digital
transformation initiatives with instant provisioning, full elasticity, strict
security, right sized systems and high availability of up to 99.99%.
Ocean9 is also first to market with heavy state container technology: Our
customers can therefore deploy the heavy state SAP HANA in-memory database in
a production grade container environment with the ability to seamlessly fall
back to a virtualized enviro... (more)
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Have you ever noticed how some IT people seem to lead successful, rewarding,
and satisfying lives and careers, while others struggle? IT author and
speaker Don Crawley uncovered the five principles that successful IT people
use to build satisfying lives and careers and he shares them in this
fast-paced, thought-provoking webinar.
You'll learn the importance of striking a balance with technical skills and
people skills, challenge your pre-existing ideas about IT customer service,
and gain new insights into how to build your own satisfying and rewarding
career by rising above the ordinary and mundane to build an extraordinary
life and career as a world-class Compassionate Geek.
View Webinar ▸ Here
The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)
@CloudExpo /... (more)
Defining Web 3.0 and Developing the Fastest Enterprise Mobility Apps
I value a strong opinion. Especially when the opinionated is an expert and
willing to stand up and place a flag in the sand. In this article, my
ambitious friend, programming guru, gamer, colleague, bona fide geek and
mobility expert Peter Rogers shares his opinions on the meaning of Web 3.0
and how it will impact mobile application development and the enterprise.
While he is English and prone to use words like whilst, that should not be
held against him.
I have two ambitions in life: to be the first person to define Web 3.0 in a
meaningful way; and to be able to reform Atomic Kitten to sing at my next
birthday. Only one of these is achievable so here goes.
The Web is changing quite drastically and there are ten key factors that
define the next "Web" hereafter as Web 3.0:
The dropping of legacy b... (more)
Serverless - The Next Major Shift in Cloud Computing
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know
it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect
from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to
take part in this disruptive technology.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, John Jelinek IV, an instructor at Linux
Academy, will discuss why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM
Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and
containers with heavy investments in serverless computing, when most of the
industry has its eyes on Docker and containers.
John Jelinek IV has been a web developer for more than half of his life on
this planet. He is also super passionate about software freedom and the
communities that form around open source software. You'l... (more)
Adventures of Building Atlassian Add-ons and Integrations
Building custom add-ons does not need to be limited to the ideas you see on a
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sukhbir Dhillon, CEO and founder of
Addteq, will go over some adventures they faced in developing integrations
using Atlassian SDK and other technologies/platforms and how it has enabled
development teams to experiment with newer paradigms like Serverless and
newer features of Atlassian SDKs. In this presentation, you will be taken on
a journey of Add-On and Integration development using popular tools.
CEO and founder, Sukhbir Dhillon started Addteq with the idea of automating
software deployments and the future of running software shops as a crucial
assembly line for manufacturing businesses. When he isn't coding, dreaming of
automation or being the CEO of Addteq, he is at ... (more)
Cloud-Native Apps Will Rule the World
By Christine Cignoli
We've come across a lot of talk about "cloud-native" apps lately. (They even
have their own foundation!) Developers build these apps specifically to run
on a cloud-based infrastructure, with the kind of user interface we all
expect from our apps now. Cloud-native applications are scalable, usable and
flexible, usually packaged using containers.
It's a step further in the cloud computing journey, and a step away from the
way we used to conceive of apps. Application development happened for many
years inside an IT bubble, with a long development and deployment lifecycle.
They were used only in-house, on desktop computers, which were also on a
strict, and non-agile, refresh cycle.
Things have changed. Businesses now depend as much, or more, on
enterprise-grade applications, but the way apps are developed, deploy... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum
Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place
on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st
International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2,
2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business -
from apparel to energy - is being rewritten by software. From planning to
development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels
transformation for companies in the application economy. With CA software at
the center of their IT strategy, organizations can leverage the technology
that changes the way we live - from the data center to the mobile device.
CA's software and solutions help customers thrive in the new applicat... (more)
Four Best Practices for Agile API Load Testing
By PJ Stevens
One important organizational point of Agile API delivery is the concept of a
team producing a usable version - which should result in the improved
alignment of development, QA, and technical operations teams. Perhaps an
even larger benefit of Agile is that it allows teams to effectively manage
change in both external and software functionality, while simultaneously
accelerating the development of quality software. Part of the challenge with
managing this change, however, is providing quick feedback on when the change
in software happens, and its resulting impact.
You may be familiar with the mantra, "test early and often." It's an approach
that is closely aligned with the waterfall methodology. In waterfall
terminology, "early" means "before the software is transitioned to QA."
This mantra is largely inaccu... (more)