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Insane in the Mainframe? By Lisa Wells This is the burning question these days for the great minds of the enterprise regardless of industry! The digital revolution changes the way we do business and enables a world of new possibilities. But it also places unprecedented demands on businesses, on IT departments… and on legacy environments that were never designed to meet these challenges. Even today, 96% of enterprises involve mainframes in their new business initiatives. Forrester recently worked with Compuware to do some analysis and conduct a survey on How to Improve Application Development and Delivery with DevOps. Trends in Enterprise DevOps The results infographic shows some interesting trends and also highlights areas where enterprises can significantly improve by applying DevOps principles and tools. With 90% of IT professionals reporting that their mainfram... (more)

Building a Winning DevOps Team | @DevOpsSummit #API #Agile #DevOps

Guest Post: Building a Winning DevOps Team By Adi Glasman DevOps, and Ops in general, is one of the most important components of a company’s production machine. Investing in building a winning DevOps team should be a priority for every company and will pay off quickly. As organizations and operations grow (products, features, number of customers, etc.), the scale of traffic, data, OS types and so on, increase rapidly. More products to support, new features to release and a lot more in-house cycles (e.g., QA, CI\CD, SME, SRE) need to be managed. A DevOps team’s first mission is to... (more)

7 Spices of #ContinuousDelivery Pipeline | @DevOpsSummit #CD #DevOps

The Seven Spices of a Continuous Delivery Pipeline By Andreas Prins A Continuous Delivery pipeline as part of an Agile transformation is like spices in a meal. Without them, the food is bland and worthless. On the other hand, the right blend of spices will leave you craving more, stimulating your senses and energizing you. But as any good cook will tell you, it can be a bit difficult to find the exact right blend of spices for a specific dish. Salt and pepper are usually basic requirements, but knowing how to give your creation a boost by adding more complex spices, like turmeric, ... (more)

Understanding #Serverless at @CloudExpo | #DevOps #NoCode #LowCode #AI

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... (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 a... (more)