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Five Microservices Resources You Need in Your Life by Necco Ceresani If you are within a stones throw of the DevOps marketplace you have undoubtedly noticed the growing trend in Microservices. Whether you have been staying up to date with the latest articles and blogs or you just read the definition for the first time, these Five Microservices Resources You Need In Your Life will guide you through the ins and outs of Microservices in today’s world. 8 Questions You Need to Ask About Microservices, Containers & Docker in 2015: In this comprehensive blog, Andrew Phillips explores the 8 questions every organization needs to be investigating in relation to containers before making any kind of decision. These include, Storage, Failover, Delivery model, Release strategy, Ownership, Patching, Support and Licensing. If you are looking for a multi-angle look at Microservices,... (more)

Alignment vs Autonomy | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #Scrum #DevOps #Monitoring

Alignment vs Autonomy and The Purpose Alignment Model By Chris Lukassen When scaling agile / Scrum, we invariable run into the alignment vs autonomy problem. In short: you cannot have autonomous self directing teams if they have no clue in what direction they should go, or even shorter: Alignment breeds autonomy. But how do we create alignment? and what tools can we use to quickly evaluate if what we want to do is part of the mission or better left out? Niel Nickolaisen created the Purpose Alignment model and I use it with innovation labs in large enterprises to decide what shoul... (more)

Seven Agile Practices | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Agile #DevOps

Seven Agile Practices You Can Apply in a Controlled Environment By Chris Lukassen So your teams want to do Agile, perhaps have even started doing so. Now your project managers run around wondering what story points are and why any number of people seem to be attributing hours to their project code. So the question is: what can you adopt easily without turning the governance of your organization upside down? Prince2 can severely hinder your agility, but that is no reason to stop smiling Is this an ideal Agile way of working? No it's not, but it's a good first step that you can t... (more)

Do You Suffer from Deployment Anxiety? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Do You Suffer from Deployment Anxiety? By Necco Ceresani Whether you suffer from a diagnosed anxiety disorder or not, many of us who are responsible for deployments become uneasy when deploying code to production. Did my tests catch everything? What if something happens during a migration and I can’t rollback? Will that small code change create an unstoppable reaction destroying everything in my database? Okay, maybe that’s a little aggressive, but you get my point. Deploying to production creates anxiety among developers all over the world. So how do we combat this anxiety wit... (more)

DevOps for Mainframes | @DevOpsSummit #Agile #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

DevOps for Mainframes: Essential Processes for Evolution By Necco Ceresani How can a dinosaur adapt to the modern world? Well, if your ‘dinosaur’ happens to be a mainframe environment, then we suggest you take a good long at DevOps. The next generation of application delivery and agile methodologies are illuminating the challenges and solutions mainframe engineers face on a daily basis. As Continuous Delivery and DevOps evolve, so too should your mainframe and its processes. DevOps and the Mainframe At its core, DevOps is all about automation. As the adoption of DevOps methodol... (more)