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Is DevOps a Fad? By Neil Meyer Technology has a well-deserved reputation for creating and then promoting digital trends, some of which are aligned to real change, while many are more hype than reality. A few examples of real trends that have shaped technology delivery over the past few years include the rise of Agile and Cloud. Both deliver benefits across a broad set of industries and companies. In a meeting I recently had with a senior director at one of the “Big 4” consultancies, he mused that DevOps seems to be more of a rebranding or fad than a real change. After all, he argued, good companies had been adopting automation, built in regression testing and regular deployments for years. This reminded me of the discussion I had where someone said that SaaS was just a rebranding of “Application Service Provision” (ASP) from the early 2000’s. Sure ASP has some simil... (more)

Dual-Mode Enterprise #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #CloudNative #Serverless #Docker

Environment as Code Expands Dual-Mode Enterprise DevOps By Amy Johnston The trend of treating infrastructure as code is growing in popularity and with good reason. Programmable infrastructure lets you take advantage of version control, continuous integration, and automated testing — practices that are proven to work for software development and that are essential for DevOps success. But treating infrastructure as code brings a challenge: after you provision servers, containers, cloud instances, and other parts of your infrastructure based on the specifications that you’ve define... (more)

Choosing a #Serverless Architecture | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #AI #Docker

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 ... (more)

Release Orchestration | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #ContinuousDelivery

Who Needs Release Orchestration and Why? By Jason J. Lenny IT organizations are relying more and more on using release orchestration tools instead of tracking their software releases using programs like Excel, Google Docs, and PowerPoint. Much of the popularity of release orchestrators can be attributed to their versatility-they're extremely useful to different people doing a variety of work across the delivery pipeline. Today we're going to explore a few of the different technology roles that can benefit the most from release orchestration. Release Managers As the primary users... (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)