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
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)
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)
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 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)
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)