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Jenkins World happened last week in San Francisco. It was good to see familiar faces and meet new friends. The exhibition hall was busy all day long with lively conversations at every turn.
In a recent Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) video podcast, expert panelists discussed container orchestration.
Most of us have moved our web and e-commerce operations to the cloud, but we are still getting sales reports and other information we need to run our business long after the fact. We sell a hamburger on Tuesday, you might say, but don't know if we made money selling it until Friday. Th...
With 2017 crossing the half way point, let’s look at some technology trends thus far. Breaches: Many personal records are half empty due to the continued rash of intrusions while the crooks are half full of our personal information along with some ransom payments. According to the Iden...
Today let’s look at how to create and deploy an auto-scaled BIG-IP Virtual Edition Web Application Firewall by using a Cloud Formation Template (CFT) in AWS. CFTs are simply a quick way to spin up solutions that otherwise, you may have to create manually. The idea behind this CFT is it...
You know the feeling: You’ve put in hours of work developing a new feature. It has gone through QA, been tested and passed all stakeholder inspections, and now you’re ready to deploy. Despite your experience and preparation, you have a pit in your stomach. What if something goes wrong ...
In a recent Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) video podcast, expert panelists discussed DevOps for Big Data.
In a recent Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) video podcast, expert panelists discussed DevOps for databases.
If you’re like us: You love DevOps, and you love data – then you’re every bit as excited with this year’s State of DevOps Report!
Aiming to make the most nail biting part of software releases – deployments – as boring, repeatable and push-button as possible, ElectricFlow boasts the industry’s most robust deployment automation feature set. The platform provides several out-of-the-box ways to deploy applications th...
Do you have a cloud strategy? Do you have a container strategy? Do you have a DevOps strategy? Many of you do, but many of you may still be trying to figure it all out.
In a recent Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) video podcast, expert panelists discussed hiring for DevOps. Our expert panel included: Chris Riley, analyst at Fixate.io; Imari Kontulainen, CEO of Deveo; Marc Priolo, software configuration manager at Urban Science; and, our very own Sam ...
On Wednesday, July 12, at 10am PT we’ll be hosting a special episode of our #c9d9 podcast – breaking down our favorite stats and takeaways from the recent 2017 State of DevOps Report.
As we head into the second half of 2017, it is safe to say that the adoption of DevOps is mainstream. Organizations increasingly rely on modern software development and delivery as part of their business model. Interest and adoption of DevOps is happening on a much broader scale, espec...
Organizations of all sizes are under serious pressure to deliver better software faster – and more efficiently. Developers are a creative bunch that can move at warp speed – if you let them. How can the DevOps toolchain help (or hurt) their productivity? And what are engineers thinking...
In DevOps, system-level thinking is important. But too often Operations teams are on the receiving end of what feels like an unstoppable torrent of new application releases with architecture changes, new tool integration and capacity constraints. Clearly there is room for teams to coo...
#DCCloud17 The term ‘Cloud’ as in Cloud Computing has been around for a while and this month we're focusing on F5 Cloud Deployments
This morning on Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast, we discussed Application Release Automation (ARA).
This is a guest blog post by Gary Gruver, one of Electric Cloud’s strategic advisors. Gary is the Co-Author of Leading the Transformation, A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development, and Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise.
We’ve recently welcomed two new additions to our Advisory Board – with Nicole Forsgren and John Willis, joining Gene Kim and Gary Gruver as Electric Cloud’s strategic advisors.
If you’re like us: You love DevOps, and you love data – then you’d be thrilled to know that it is finally here: The 2017 State of DevOps Report (sponsored by yours truly) is out – and you should really download your copy NOW! :)
We’ve recently welcomed two new additions to our Advisory Board – with Nicole Forsgren and John Willis, joining Gene Kim and Gary Gruver as Electric Cloud’s strategic advisors.
After spending two amazing days with 700 of my closest DevOps cohorts from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and beyond, I learned all about the latest and greatest IT and technology transformation reports at the DevOps Enterprise Summit London. With substantial growth in attendance fro...
ElectricFlow was designed to enable teams to streamline and to simplify their DevOps processes – from the most mundane automation workflows to the most complex and large-scale scenarios. As part of that, we’ve set to revolutionize one of the most nail-biting parts of software releases:...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Technologic Systems Inc., an embedded systems solutions company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Technologic Systems is an embedded systems company with headqu...
Application Delivery got its start in the form of network-based load balancing hardware. It is the essential foundation on which Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) operate. The second iteration of purpose-built load balancing (following application-based proprietary systems) mater...
The mad dash to connect virtually every noun to the internet or The Internet of Things, is creating a massive M2M network for all the devices, systems, sensors and actuators to connect & communicate on the Internet. With that, they need a communications protocol to understand each othe...
The term ‘Proxy’ is a contraction that comes from the middle English word procuracy, a legal term meaning to act on behalf of another. You may have heard of a proxy vote. Where you submit your choice and someone else votes the ballot on your behalf. In networking and web traffic, a pro...
The origins of SAP GRC software goes back decades, but adoption has been slow. But with the rigor of modern compliance regimes like SOX, coupled with the sheer volume and complexity of online transactions, there’s been an accelerating movement away from document-centric review processe...
In-house IT professionals and managed service providers (MSPs) have had an interesting relationship over the course of IT history. Yes, they are vastly different, but if we drew a Venn diagram of IT and the MSP, the intersection of the two is worth exploring, particularly regarding how...
Electric Cloud gathered data from thousands of engineers and IT leaders across three major events – DOES16, Agile 2016 and Appshere 2016 – asking them about their deployment and application release automation practices, and we found some interesting patterns.
I was reading an article today that discusses managing “mission-critical” applications. I really dislike that term. It’s trite, it’s dated – even nonsensical. It suggests that applications fall into two groups – mission-critical, and…optional? marginal? unnecessary? one step away from ...
In our recent Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) video podcast, DevOps and ITIL experts discussed how ITIL and DevOps can work together. Our expert panel included: Kaimar Karu, head of product strategy and development at AXELOS; Robert Stroud, principal analyst at Forrester; Mike Kavis,...
Whenever you connect anything to the internet, there is risk involved. Just ask the millions of IoT zombies infected with Mirai. Sure, there have been various stories over the years about hacking thermostats, refrigerators, cameras, pacemakers, insulin pumps and other medical devices a...
Imagine how difficult it would be to use the Internet if you had to remember dozens of number combinations to do anything. The Domain Name System (DNS) was created in 1983 to enable humans to easily identify all the computers, services, and resources connected to the Internet by name—i...
So, you’ve heard me talk – a lot
Everybody’s talking about Microservices right now. But are you having trouble figuring out what it means for you?
The best problem solver avoids being reactive. Instead, the goal is to remain proactive and ahead of a potential problem. This is where preventative maintenance software plays a substantial role. The primary benefit is being able to nip a problem in the bud as the saying goes. Instead ...
Modern IT departments have enormous budgets and there’s a veritable feast of technology out there to choose from. IT spending worldwide will total $3.5 trillion this year, according to Gartner. The challenge lies in selecting the right technology to drive your business forward and succ...