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Automation Is not DevOps By Chris Dodds A few years ago, if you would have asked me to define DevOps, my answer would have sounded something like "Mumble mumble automation, mumble, automation, mumble mumble, infrastructure-as-code, mumble mumble, strategery." Thinking that DevOps equated to automation had mostly to do with the fact that most of the DevOps people I talked to and articles I read really only spoke about automation with only indirect references to anything else. Implementing automation is definitely a part of what it means to be practicing DevOps, but it's maybe 5-10%. The reason that so much of what's been written about DevOps is focused on automation is that it's easy to write and talk about tools. Relative to implementing a true DevOps practice, automation is the easy part. What DevOps actually represents I'll use Gartner's definition to provide a comm... (more)

Is DevOps a Fad? | @DevOpsSummit #CD #SaaS #Agile #DevOps

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 ar... (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)

The Rewards of #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #APM #ContinuousDelivery

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. Continuous Delivery Is the New Normal Almost 6000 CIOs and s... (more)

The Four Core Capabilities of #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #Serverless #CloudNative

The Four Core Capabilities of DevOps By Necco Ceresani DevOps is good for organizations. According to the soon to be released State of DevOps Report high-performing IT organizations are 2X more likely to exceed profitability, market share, and productivity goals. But how do they do it? How do they use DevOps to drive value and differentiate their companies? We recently sat down with Nicole Forsgren, CEO and Chief Scientist at DORA (DevOps Research and Assessment) and lead investigator for the State of DevOps Report, to discuss the role of measurement in DevOps Success. From yea... (more)