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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)

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)

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)

DevOps by the Numbers | @DevOpsSummit #APM #Agile #DevOps

DevOps by the Numbers - Five Metrics to Watch By Divesh Rupani Tim Buntel recently sat down with Alan Shimel of DevOps.com and explored DevOps by the Numbers. This discussion looked at how to approach the measurements and metrics of a Continuous Delivery transformation. Tim spoke on tough questions like “are we getting better at delivering high-quality software faster and at scale?” and “has all this effort been worth it?!” After listening to the entire discussion we compiled the top 5 DevOps metrics to watch: Time to Delivery “Looking at your time to delivery across all the pha... (more)

NetDespatch Improves Deployment Time & Reliability with XL Deploy Satellites

Over a year ago XebiaLabs launched Satellite modules to function alongside XL Deploy and provide extra reliability and scalability for deployment processes that occur in remote data centers. For those who are still unaware of Satellite or its benefits, listen up! Satellites are the link between remote data centers and XL Deploy. Their responsibility is to get everything in order before you choose to deploy, creating the most transparent process possible. Then, when that time finally comes, Satellites can deploy artifacts, commands, and files globally even if your connection is ... (more)