Topic: operations

Report: DevOps is causing chaos for enterprises

Initiatives like DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) were designed to bring development and operations teams together to deliver better software. However, a recent report has found the shared accountability these initiatives promote is actually causing problems. OverOps’ Dev vs. Ops: The State of Accountability report found DevOps is creating chaos and confusion when it … continue reading

Digital transformation starts with culture

Digital transformation is one of those terms being bandied about from all corners of the IT universe, which makes it difficult to define, and even harder to understand what it means to successfully do it. One camp of thought is that it means becoming more agile in your development and business processes. Mirko Novakovic, CEO … continue reading

Industry Watch: DevOps is an idea born by developers

DevOps. What a concept. Developers and IT operations teams working together to ensure applications are performant, can scale, and can deal with multi-stage deployments and rollbacks. But has it been a collaboration, or more like a railroading? If you look at the industry since business executives bought into the need for speed in application development, … continue reading

What IT operations wants developers to know

Operations engineers have a few complaints about working with developers that shouldn’t be dismissed as merely rants because they are very real issues that Ops faces.  Granted, developers have their own gripes, although this article is meant to provide some insight about what developers should know about operations, not the reverse.  Three common complaints from … continue reading

What developers should know about IT Ops

Operations is going through a fundamental shift as infrastructure itself shifts from hardware to software.  The “software-defined” future has arrived and it’s something enterprises must embrace if they want to deliver Internet-scale applications and pivot as quickly as today’s business environment requires.   Software-defined architecture uses a virtualization layer to optimize the use of resources. … continue reading

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

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