For high-performing engineering teams, disagreement is healthy

You’ve probably heard the conventional wisdom that teams should be aligned around a common goal. But while it’s important to have a shared business objective, the idea that everyone needs to have the same goal is selling your engineering team short. Productive tension is beneficial for organizations. In my engineering group, I have at least … continue reading

Avoid these mistakes when transitioning to an XaaS model

Through cloud adoption and cloud migration, many companies are realizing the benefits of adopting anything-as-a-service (XaaS). There are real cost benefits to XaaS, but software experts notice enterprises are running into the same challenges and making the same mistakes when it comes time to adopt these models. For these companies, it’s their management practices, their … continue reading

BMC’s Control-M Workbench expands the Jobs-as-Code approach

In order to accelerate application delivery and application quality for the digital business economy, BMC today announced Control-M Workbench, a no-cost, self-service and standalone development environment that gives developers autonomy to code, find bugs, and test their workflows. According to BMC, Control-M Workbench expands on the Control-M Automation API, which enables developers and engineers to … continue reading

Atlassian unveils new DevOps Marketplace and the Atlassian Stack

Atlassian announced new ways for teams to break down siloes and accelerate their DevOps adoption. The company today announced new products — the Atlassian Stack and DevOps Marketplace — for customers looking to consolidate their solutions and add new solutions to complete their DevOps cycle. According to Cameron Deatsch, head of server and enterprise marketing … continue reading

AWS Greengrass, Fugue support for AWS GovCloud, and Shippable Server — SD Times news digest: June 8, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is making AWS Greengrass — a software which allows customers to run AWS compute, messaging, data caching, and sync capabilities on connected devices — available to all its customers. According to an AWS statement, AWS Greengrass “eliminates the complexity involved in programming and updating IoT devices by allowing customers to use … continue reading

ScaleArc: eCommerce retailers should start preparing for the holiday season now

It may seem like it’s too early to think about the holiday season, but ScaleArc’s recent survey reveals many Americans are already anticipating popular retailers to have website outages during the 2017 shopping season. In order to help retailers prepare for extreme scalability and continuous IT operations during this time, ScaleArc has already released its … continue reading

PagerDuty highlights disconnect between customer expectations, IT operations challenges

Consumers have high expectations when it comes to digital experiences and applications, and this is proving to be a challenge for IT organizations ability to resolve customer-impacting incidents quickly, according to findings from PagerDuty’s State of Digital Operations report. The report, based on a two-part survey of more than 300 IT professionals in development and … continue reading

Report: DevOps companies need to make the most of culture, monitoring, and incident management

What has 10 years of cultural change, infrastructure improvement and tooling done to the DevOps movement? That is the question Atlassian and xMatters wanted to answer in the latest DevOps Maturity Model report, which researched the current state of DevOps practices today. According to an Atlassian blog post, DevOps is here to stay, but key … continue reading

HPE launches containerized versions of its IT operations suites

HPE is embracing the benefits of container technology with the launch of containerized versions for its HPE IT Operations Management (ITOM) suites. The suites are based on container deployment foundations that are built to natively handle container clusters at scale. Container adoption and the container ecosystem have been growing exponentially on the application development side, … continue reading

Kubernetes founders start new company Heptio to support Kubernetes ecosystem

Accelerating software development was a top priority for Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie, two of the founders of the Kubernetes project at Google, which is why they started their own company announced this week: Heptio. Heptio raised US$8.5 million in a series A investment round led by Accel, with participation from Madrona Venture Group. With … continue reading

Security testing should be on every DevOps team’s Black Friday checklist

The holidays are a time for shoppers to reap the benefit of online deals—and for hackers to leverage software vulnerabilities in retail systems and applications. In order to prepare for this year, IT monitoring experts suggested developers and operations teams incorporate adequate security testing as part of their holiday preparedness checklist. The biggest mistake organizations … continue reading

HPE Security Fortify report finds application security is lacking in DevOps processes

The adoption of DevOps is transforming how companies deliver software, but this shift toward agility and Continuous Delivery is exposing some gaps that persist in application security. A majority of security teams and developers agree that adopting DevOps into their culture can improve application security, but only a small portion of them actually do application … continue reading

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