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Using Open Source to Scale Enterprise DevOps By Patrick Bishop I’m a huge fan of open source DevOps tools. I’m also a huge fan of scaling open source tools for the enterprise. But having talked with my fair share of companies over the years, one important thing I’ve learned is that you can’t scale your release process using open source tools alone. They simply require too much scripting and maintenance when used that way. Scripting may be fine for smaller organizations, but it’s not ok in an enterprise environment that includes many independent teams and tons of applications. You’ll end up with an unmanageable spaghetti factory. And who maintains those scripts? Your developers, some of the most talented and expensive folks in your organization. This is bad for the company, of course, but also for developers, who are much happier building code than doing maintenance ... (more)

Implementing DevOps, Step 1: Buy T-Shirts… | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

Implementing DevOps, Step 1: Buy T-Shirts... By TJ Randall I was walking down the street in Toronto one morning juggling a large tray of Tim Horton's coffee. Standing at a busy corner, waiting for the walk signal, I overheard the following conversation: Woman:  "I can't believe they delivered the new application with all those options.  No one said they'd be live." Man:  "I know.  I made the changes last week, and for some reason, they went into QA but weren't tested.  So I assumed that we weren't rolling them out." Woman:  "How are we supposed to train our customers on this?  We... (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)

Top Microservices Resources | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

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 th... (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)