What to Look for When Choosing a Serverless Architecture
By Sunil Mavadia
Information Technology has advanced in different areas at different speeds.
This has always been true, as people found workable solutions to the problems
that faced them today, most often before there was a market for those
solutions. While things like virtualization and eventually cloud computing
grew slowly, programming languages sat at the same point for around a decade
before the current round of new languages and approaches—Python, Ruby,
Node, Swift—came about. These things seem unrelated, but there is a union
of the two sets of changes that we are about to see blossom.
That union is serverless computing. The joining of easily deployable
instances–ultimately in the form of containers–with the ubiquity of
REST-based APIs and the new programming languages that made REST-based APIs
an easy a... (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)
Three Steps to Painless Compliance
By Patrick Bishop
Ask any IT person from the financial sector about SOX requirements and
they’ll probably use some colorful language about how much time and money
it sucks away. According to the 2016 Sarbanes-Oxley compliance survey by
global consultant Protiviti, the average annual internal cost of SOX
Compliance Costs is over $1.2 million dollars, with 27% of these firms
spending 2 million or more.
Having worked with lots of financial institutions in my time, I’ve seen my
fair share of IT people feeling overburdened by the demands of keeping ... (more)
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 Applicatio... (more)
How to Reap the Rewards of DevOps: One Bank's Story
By Gottfried Sehringer
There’s no shortage of DevOps stories, but every so often one blows me
away, like the one I heard last week at the Gartner Symposium in Barcelona.
Societe Generale, one of the world’s largest banks with almost 150,000
employees in over 50 countries, is a story about a broad ranging,
comprehensive, hugely successful transformation that provides a model for
other large organizations wanting to realize the benefits of DevOps and
Continuous Delivery Is the New Normal
Almost 6000 CIOs and s... (more)