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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...
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...
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...
The time of year when crystal balls get a viewing and many pundits put out their annual predictions for the coming year. Rather than thinking up my own, I figured I’d regurgitate what many others are expecting to happen. 8 Predictions About How the Security Industry Will Fare in 2017 –...
COMED, my power company, sends out a monthly report that shows me my energy consumption relative to my neighbors. Every month I’m considerably higher than all my neighbors. This report also has a list of things I could do to reduce my energy consumption. The problem with this report is...
IT organizations have a simple goal: make it easy for workers to access all their work applications from any device. But that simple goal becomes complicated when new apps and old, legacy applications do not authenticate in the same way. In this Lightboard Lesson, I draw out how VMware...
This morning we had our third in a series of special episodes of our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast with Gene Kim and the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16) speakers.
This morning we had our forth in a series of special episodes of our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast with Gene Kim and the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16) speakers.
At its core DevOps is all about collaboration. The lines of communication must be opened and it takes some effort to ensure that they stay that way. It’s easy to pay lip service to trends and talk about implementing new methodologies, but without action, real benefits cannot be realize...
We recently hosted another episode of our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast featuring expert panelists discussing best practices for mapping your DevOps journey. Our expert panel included: Ilmari Kontulainen, CEO of Deveo; Mirco Hering, a passionate Agile and DevOps Change Agen...
In this episode of our #c9d9 video podcast, our expert panel included: John Harris, Head of DevOps & Solution Architect for LeftShiftIT; Viktor Farcic, Software Architect at Everis; Flynn, solving problems at Datawire.io; and, our very own Anders Wallgren and Sam Fell. During the e...
How many times have you set off on a software development project with a brilliant idea and boatloads of ambition, only to finish the project and realize it doesn’t meet the necessary business objectives? ID-GEM is a free tool from Amadeus Consulting that aims to help avoid this seemin...
An inspiring office space is crucial to motivating and engaging staff. With a good office design you can improve creativity and productivity. Do you still have physical office space and appreciate the reasons Google has cool things in their office but have a much, much smaller budget? ...
Pokemon GO's meteoric rise can be attributed to a lot of things. It's quite "sticky" because the platform is built on an endless reward cycle of Pokemon to catch. The face to face social aspect of playing with other people in the real world opens up a whole new way to experience games ...
No modern enterprise stands alone; each is dependent upon a network of trading partners to remain competitive in today’s global marketplace. But in most cases, the lack of business to business (B2B) integration is holding back efforts to evolve into a true digital business. A high-pe...
With 2016 crossing the half way point, let’s take a look at some technology trends thus far. Breaches: Well, many databases are half empty due to the continued rash of intrusions while the crooks are half full with our personal information. According to the Identity Theft Resource C...
Data has always had a place in politics. Politicians have relied on polls, voter interests and demographics for years. In 2008, the Obama campaign was recognized for its data-driven campaign, but it wasn’t until the 2012 election, when the tools became available, that big data was used...
The digital society has emerged. Today’s always-connected world and the applications we interact with are changing the way we live. People are mobile, our devices are mobile, and by all accounts, everything that is a noun – a person, place or thing – will soon be connected and generati...
This morning on #c9d9 we talked about Bobbi Tables, and other aspects of DevOps and Security. How DevOps practices can improve security, compliance, and auditability? What are some of the best practices for building security as an integral part of your tools and practices throughout...
DevOps emerged to help organizations improve their software delivery and better address the challenges put on IT by the Business to accelerate software releases. How are technology leaders conducting and directing their business’ DevOps transformation to make sure they’re on the right ...