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Five Challenges for a Successful Enterprise DevOps Model By Kevin Goldberg It’s surprisingly difficult to find a concise proper definition of just what exactly DevOps entails. However, I did come across this quote that seems to do a decent job, “DevOps is a culture, movement or practice that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes.” Okay, you understand what DevOps is, and what it isn’t, but why should your enterprise decide to implement it? What kind of visible change can you expect aside from breaking down the silo between two fragmented departments? In Puppet’s latest State of DevOps report, they found “High-performing IT organizations experience 60x fewer failures and recover from failure 168x faster ... (more)

Site Reliability Engineering: DevOps 2.0 | @DevOpsSummit #Cloud #DevOps #DataCenter #Monitoring

Site Reliability Engineering: DevOps 2.0 By Saba Anees Has there ever been a better time to be in DevOps? TV shows like “Person of Interest” and “Mr. Robot” are getting better at showing what developers actually do, using chunks of working code. Movies like Michael Mann’s “Blackhat” (2015) won praise from Google’s security team for its DevOps accuracy in a few scenes. Look around and you’ll discover elements of DevOps culture filtering out into wider society, such as people in all walks of life discussing their uptime or fast approaching code lock. On the other hand, perhaps the ... (more)

The True Cost of Downtime | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #IoT #DataCenter

The True Cost of Downtime By Kevin Goldberg Do you know how much your organization risks with every potential outage? Application performance issues can impact away more than revenue, your brand might take a substantial hit as well. Hundreds, thousands of potential customers could take to Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, the App Store and voice their complaints and give poor reviews simply because your app crashed, stalled, or they weren’t able to successfully check out. Unfortunately, application issues are inevitable. Even if your uptime SLA is 99%, your application would still be down ... (more)

Industry Insights: The Threat Behind Digital Transformation | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #Agile #Cloud

Industry Insights: The Threat Behind Digital Transformation By Jonah Kowall The age of digital disruption is upon us, as the last decade alone has proven in terms of technology and disruption with the progression of organizations like Uber, Airbnb, and Netflix. We are also on the brink of new disruptions in industry, including banking or payments, insurance, healthcare, construction, packaging, and many more. These not only come from startups disrupting a sector, but companies being able to shift from their existing focus areas to build on new opportunities. They’re driven interna... (more)

3 Strategies to Building Your Next Mobile App

Options are great – except when there are too many of them. It should be taught on the first day of Mobile App Development 101 that too many options will just paralyze and frustrate the user. On a macro level, the same is true for all myriad options you face when it comes to building your mobile app. However, a comprehensive blog covering all of your options would be roughly the size of the internet. Instead, this guide will help you categorize your options and see a way forward, but you may still need to do more research to find the exact match for your skills and goals. If yo... (more)