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Opening Keynote | Geek Girls Are Chic: 5 Career Hacks
By Sandy Carter

Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. [continued]

Speaker Bio: A recognized leader in social business, best-selling author, and one of the most influential people in Web 2.0 technology, Sandy Carter is IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist. She is responsible for IBM's worldwide focus on building and expanding the Cloud ecosystem for ISVs, Entrepreneurs, Developers, and Academics, which influences one third of the revenue for IBM. Previously, Sandy was Vice President, Social Business Evangelism and Sales, responsible for setting the direction for IBM's Social Business initiative, where she led the team to five years of #1 market share per IDC. [continued]

Day 2 Keynote | The Internet of Everything: Seizing the Opportunities
By Manjula Talreja

Converging digital disruptions is creating a major sea change - Cisco calls this the Internet of Everything (IoE). IoE is the network connection of People, Process, Data and Things, fueled by Cloud, Mobile, Social, Analytics and Security, and it represents a $19Trillion value-at-stake over the next 10 years. In this session, Manjula Talreja, VP of Cisco Consulting Services, will discuss IoE and the enormous opportunities it provides to public and private firms alike. She will share what businesses must do to thrive in the IoE economy, citing examples from several industry sectors. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Manjula Talreja is currently a Vice President in Cisco's Consulting Services group - the company's business and IT technology consulting arm - where she manages the Global Service Provider business worldwide and drive the Cloud practice. In these roles, she engages with Service Provider executives and enterprise CIOs to help them transform their business as a result of the digital disruption fueled by the Internet of Everything (IoE), Analytics, Cloud and Network virtualization. [continued]

Day 3 Keynote | Virtustream: A Blue Collar Unicorn
By Rodney Rogers

Rodney Rogers, CEO of Virtustream, discusses the evolution of the company from inception to its recent acquisition by EMC – including personal insights, lessons learned (and some WTF moments) along the way. Learn how Virtustream's unique approach of combining the economics and elasticity of the consumer cloud model with proper performance, application automation and security into a platform became a breakout success with enterprise customers and a natural fit for the EMC Federation. [continued]

Speaker Bio: With over 25 years in the Information Technology Services industry, Rodney Rogers is a well-recognized thought leader and successful entrepreneur. Currently, Rodney is a co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Virtustream, a leading cloud software and services provider. Virtustream introduced the first consumption-based hybrid cloud software and IaaS platform capable of providing commercial application latency performance guarantees for running mission-critical enterprise class applications on modern multi-tenant cloud architectures. In May of 2015, Virtustream signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by EMC for $1.2 billion. [continued]

General Session | Moving From Connected Things to Connected Marketplaces
By Esmeralda Swartz

Connected things, systems and people can provide information to other things, systems and people and initiate actions for each other that result in new service possibilities. By taking a look at the impact of Internet of Things when it transitions to a highly connected services marketplace we can understand how connecting the right "things" and leveraging the right partners can provide enormous impact to your business' growth and success. This exciting emergence of layers of service offerings across a growing partner ecosystem can be monetized for the benefit of smart digital citizens, enterprises and society. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Esmeralda Swartz is VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud, BUSS. She has spent 15 years as a marketing, product management, and business development technology executive bringing disruptive technologies and companies to market. Esmeralda was CMO of MetraTech, now part of Ericsson. At MetraTech, Esmeralda was responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution for enterprise and SaaS products, product management, business development and partner programs. Prior to MetraTech, Esmeralda was co-founder, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Lightwolf Technologies, a big data management startup. She was previously co-founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Soapstone Networks, a developer of resource and service control software, now part of Extreme Networks. [continued]

Power Panel | Balancing the 3 Pillars of DevOps – Managing People, Process, and Technology Change to Grow a DevOps Culture
By Andi Mann & Haseeb Budhani & Dalibor Siroky

While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, has over 20 years global experience within IT departments, with software vendors, and as a leading industry analyst. He has been widely published in the New York Times, USA Today, CIO, Computerworld, and more. He has presented worldwide on virtualization, cloud, automation, and IT management. He is a co-author of the popular handbook, Visible Ops – Private Cloud; he blogs at pleasediscuss.com/andimann and tweets as @AndiMann.

Haseeb Budhani is co-founder and CEO of Soha, which provides ground-breaking security service that enables companies to securely run applications in any cloud environment. Previously, Haseeb served as the Chief Product Officer for Infineta Systems, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's product marketing, marketing communications and partner management activities.

Dalibor Siroky is Director and co-founder at Plutora, makers of the leading enterprise release management and test environment management SaaS solution. Dalibor runs Plutora's global operations. [continued]

General Session | Next Generation Cloud Services: EMC-Windstream Partnering to Drive Cloud Solutions
By Michael Piccininni & Mike Dietze

Review of Next Generation Cloud services, including Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, to increase efficiencies, improve service delivery and enhance corporate cloud solution development. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Engaged in the Technology industry for more than 15 years in business development and management roles, Michael supports several of EMC's most strategic Cloud Service Provider relationships, including Windstream. His organization focuses on identification, solution development and joint go-to-market execution.

Mike Dietze is the Regional Director for Windstream Hosted Solutions where he manages a that team focuses on building cloud based solutions for Windstream's customers. He has over 15 years of experience in data center based solutions as a sales professional and leader. [continued]

General Session | Be the Disruptor - The Digital API Value Chain
By Laura Heritage

There will be 150 billion connected devices by 2020. New digital businesses have already disrupted value chains across every industries. APIs are at the center of the digital Business. You need to understand what assets you have that can be exposed digitally, what their digital value chain is, and how to create an effective business model around that value chain to compete in this economy. No enterprise can be complacent and not engage in the digital economy. Learn how to be the disruptor and not the disruptee. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Laura is a Director of API Strategy at SOA Software. In this role, she works with customer to establish API Business strategies and implement API and SOA Platforms. Previously Ms. Heritage served as a Product Line Manager at IBM and was responsible for establishing IBM¹s API Management business. [continued]

General Session | AgilData Sneak Peek: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Evolve with On-Demand Schemas
By Dan Lynn

The web app is Agile. The REST API is Agile. The testing and planning are Agile. But alas, Data infrastructures certainly are not. Once an application matures, changing the shape or indexing scheme of data often forces at best a top down planning exercise and at worst includes schema changes which force downtime. The time has come for a new approach that fundamentally advances the agility of distributed data infrastructures. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dan Lynn, CEO of CodeFutures Corporation, is an entrepreneur, technologist, teacher and technical leader with 14 years of experience in the software industry. He joins CodeFutures to advance the agile Big Data strategies in development around AgilData, CodeFutures' new agile Big Data platform designed to remove the complexity and limitations of current data management approaches. [continued]

General Session | The Stories We Tell: Three Key Narratives Shaping Information Technology Services Today
By David Shacochis

David Shacochis, host of The Hybrid IT Files podcast and Vice President at CenturyLink, investigates three key trends of the "gigabit economy" though the story of a Fortune 500 communications company in transformation. Narrating how multi-modal hybrid IT, service automation, and agile delivery all intersect, this discussion covers the role of story-telling and empathy in achieving strategic alignment between the enterprise and its information technology. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Mr. Shacochis currently leads the Cloud Ecosystem team at CenturyLink, responsible for partner integration, technology evangelism, and platform metrics for one of the major cloud computing platforms in the world. As a senior leader within the CenturyLink Cloud Development Center, he is commercially responsible for cloud ecosystem growth as well as technology partner success. [continued]

The DevOps Drumbeat: Reinventing the Iron Triangle
By Jason Bloomberg

The Cloud has transformed how we think about software quality. Intead of preventing failures, we must focus on automatic recovery from failure. In other words, resilience trumps traditional quality measures. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his expertise in Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele. During his twelve years at ZapThink, he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential. He now runs the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course around the world. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013). [continued]

A Radically Different, Cloud-Centric Development Model for Mixed Teams
By Charles K. Kendrick

Between the compelling mockups and specs produced by your analysts and designers, and the resulting application built by your developers, there is a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral out of control, and applications fall short of requirements. In this session, we present a new approach where business and development users collaborate - each using tools appropriate to their goals and expertise - to build mockups and enhance them all the way through functional prototypes, to final working applications. Learn how this approach helps you improve usability, exceed end-user expectations, and still hit project milestones. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Charles Kendrick is CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, which he co-founded in 2000 to pursue more powerful and flexible ways of building software via DHTML — today's AJAX. [continued]

Lunch Power Panel | Microservices & IoT
Moderated by Jason Bloomberg

Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? Join this panel of experts as they peel away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards [continued]

Speaker Bios: Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his expertise in Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele. During his twelve years at ZapThink, he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential. He now runs the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course around the world. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013). [continued]

DevOps at Enterprise: Capital One Shifts Left
By Tapabrata Pal

This paper tells a story about how Capital One has embraced Agile and DevOpsSecurity practices across the Enterprise - driven by Enterprise Architecture; bringing in Development, Operations and Information Security organizations together. Capital Ones DevOpsSec practice is based upon three "pillars" - Shift-Left, Automate Everything, Dashboard Everything. Within about three years, from 100% waterfall, Capital One now has 500+ Agile Teams delivering quality software via Agile and DevOps practices. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Tapabrata has 20 years of IT experience in various technology roles (Developer, Operations Engineer and Architect) in the retail, healthcare and finance industries. Over the last three years, Tapabrata has served as Director of Capital One's Enterprise Architecture group and led the company's DevOpsSec initiatives. He is currently Director and Platform Engineering Fellow and is focused on next-generation infrastructure. Previously, Tapabrata spent some time in academics doing doctoral and post-doctoral research in the field of solid state physics. [continued]

Orchestrating Distributed Deployments with Docker and Containers
By Jerome Petazzoni

Thanks to Docker, it becomes very easy to leverage containers to build, ship, and run, any Linux application, on any kind of infrastructure. Docker is particularly helpful for microservice architectures, because their successful implementation relies on a fast, efficient deployment mechanism - which is precisely one of the features of Docker. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jerome is a senior engineer at Docker, where he helps others to containerize all the things. In another life he built and operated Xen clouds when EC2 was just the name of a plane, developed a GIS to deploy fiber interconnects through the French subway, managed commando deployments of large-scale video streaming systems in bandwidth-constrained environments such as conference centers, operated and scaled the dotCloud PAAS, and various other feats of technical wizardry. When annoyed, he threatens to replace things with a very small shell script. [continued]

General Session | Insights for IT Transforming into the Cloud Enabler
Paul Maravei

Business as usual for IT is evolving into a "Make or Buy" decision on a service-by-service conversation with input from the LOBs. How does your organization move forward with cloud? Cisco and our partners offer a market leading portfolio and ecosystem of cloud infrastructure and application services that allow you to uniquely and securely combine cloud business applications and services across multiple cloud delivery models [continued]

Speaker Bio: Paul leads Sales and Services strategy for Cisco's Hybrid Cloud and Managed Services business for US East Coast. Paul has over fifteen (15) years of Sales management and leadership experience. In his most recent role, Paul led the product marketing efforts for Cloud and SDN solutions. Prior to this, he held multiple sales leadership roles at Cisco European operation. Paul has managed the sales of hundreds of millions of Cisco hardware, software and services, and has managed top European service provider customer relationships including subsidiaries of Vodafone, Orange and Deutsche Telekom. [continued]

General Session | Infrastructure as a Toolbox
Phil Jackson

Countless business models have spawned from the IaaS industry. Resell Web hosting, blogs, public cloud, and on and on. With the overwhelming amount of tools available to us, it's sometimes easy to overlook that many of them are just new skins of resources we've had for a long time. Let's break down what we've got to work with and discuss benefits and pitfalls to discover how we can best used them to design hosted applications. [continued]

Speaker Bio: As Lead Technology Evangelist, Phil Jackson helps SoftLayer customers and partners integrate with the company's platform. For the past 10 years, he has worked in various roles within the IaaS industry, from sales to development. Jackson started his career in Web hosting at Ev1Servers, where he led the training department. With a passion for technology that started at a young age, Jackson has developed skills in a variety of scripting and programming languages and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the technology community. [continued]

Finding Security a Home in a DevOps World
By Shannon Lietz

Security can create serious friction for DevOps processes. We've come up with an approach to alleviate the friction and provide Security value to DevOps teams. This paper provides the background for how DevSecOps got started and has evolved. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Shannon Lietz has over two decades of experience pursuing next generation security solutions. Ms. Lietz is currently the DevSecOps Leader for Intuit where she is responsible for setting and driving the company's cloud security strategy, roadmap and implementation in support of corporate innovation with a DevSecOps mindset. [continued]

Beyond POC: Processing Metrics, Logs, Traces... at Scale
By Otis Gospodnetic

Application metrics, logs, and business KPIs are a goldmine. It's easy to get started with the ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) - you can see lots of people coming up with impressive dashboards, in less than a day, with no previous experience. Going from proof-of-concept to production tends to be a bit more difficult, unfortunately, and it tends to gobble up our attention, time, and money. In this talk I'll share the architecture and decisions behind our services for handling large volumes of performance metrics, traces, logs, anomaly detection, alerts, etc. We'll follow data from its sources, its collection, aggregation, storage, and visualization. The talks will also cover the overview of some of the relevant technologies and their strengths and weaknesses, such as HBase, Elasticsearch, Kafka [continued]

Speaker Bio: Otis Gospodnetic is a co-author of Lucene in Action (1st and 2nd edition). He's a Lucene and Solr committer and has expertise in Elasticsearch. Otis is an Apache Software Foundation member and the founder of Sematext, a Brooklyn-headquartered, but globally distributed products and services company focused on Performance Monitoring, Log Management, Data Analytics, and providing Solr and Elasticsearch professional services to clients world-wide. [continued]

Containers: Don't Skeu Them Up. Use Microservices Instead.
By Gordon Haff

Skeuomorphism usually means retaining existing design cues in something new that doesn't actually need them. However, the concept of skeuomorphism can be thought of as applying more broadly, to applying existing patterns to new technologies that, in fact, cry out for new approaches. In this session, Red Hat's Gordon Haff will discuss why containers should be paired with new architectural practices such as microservices rather than mimicking legacy sever virtualization workflows and architectures. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Gordon Haff is senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes and was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, as well as advising clients on product and marketing strategies. He also has many years of hands-on experience with both IT software and hardware. [continued]

Pushing the DevOps Envelope: How Microservices Extend DevOps to the Network
By Lori MacVittie

DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that's changing with microservices architectures. This session will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into "the network" for DevOps. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5's entire product suite. Her role includes authorship of technical materials and participation in a number of community-based forums and industry standards organizations, among other efforts. She currently focuses on cloud computing, infrastructure, devops, data center architecture, and security-related topics. MacVittie has extensive development and technical architecture experience in both high-tech and enterprise organizations, in addition to network and systems administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning technology editor at Network Computing Magazine. [continued]

Optimize DevOps with a Single Codebase for Web and Mobile Applications
By Charles Kendrick

DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, it is now feasible to create a rich desktop and tuned mobile experience with a single codebase, without compromising performance or usability. In this presentation, Charles Kendrick will demonstrate examples of complex UI widgets that behave differently in desktop vs. mobile context, and describe the API and code structures that enable these capabilities. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Charles Kendrick is CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, which he co-founded in 2000 to pursue more powerful and flexible ways of building software via DHTML — today's AJAX. [continued]

Best Practices Blueprint for Growing and Large Scale Continuous Testing at the Speed of DevOps
By Marc Hornbeek

The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Marc Hornbeek is Sr. Solutions Architect at Spirent Communications. He recently managed DevOps Infrastructure for Spirent's Cloud and IP business unit. He has performed as the primary architect of test and lab automation tools and champion of test automation for firms ranging from start-ups to large multi-national companies. He has published more than 30 articles and has been a speaker at numerous conferences and user forums primarily regarding topics related to continuous automated testing, DevOps and network lab automation. He has won multiple company innovation awards for test automation and protocol test systems that are considered strategic to the success of the businesses that use them. [continued]

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: Application Delivery with Enterprise DevOps
By Andi Mann

Business and IT leaders today need better application delivery capabilities to support critical new innovation. But how often do you hear objections to improving application delivery like, "I can harden it against attack, but not on this timeline"; "I can make it better, but it will cost more"; "I can deliver faster, but not with these specs"; or "I can stay strong on cost control, but quality will suffer"? In the new application economy, these tradeoffs are no longer acceptable. Customers will abandon your brand forever for a slow response or a privacy breach; competitors will steal critical markets if you cannot deliver on time and on budget. Join this session to learn how you can leverage new technology approaches for agile parallel development, continuous delivery, and agile operations so you can (to the tune of Daft Punk), "Work It; Make It; DevOps Makes Us; Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger!" [continued]

Speaker Bio: Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, has over 20 years global experience within IT departments, with software vendors, and as a leading industry analyst. He has been widely published in the New York Times, USA Today, CIO, Computerworld, and more. [continued]

Women in DevOps
By Stefana Muller

It's been proven time and time again that in tech, diversity drives greater innovation, better team productivity and greater profits and market share. So what can we do in our DevOps teams to embrace diversity and help transform the culture of development and operations into a true "DevOps" team? This talk will answer that question citing examples, showing how to create opportunities for diverse candidates and taking feedback from the audience on their experiences with encouraging diversity in technology roles. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Stefana Muller is an experienced product management professional that has spent the past 14+ years embedded in software and application development. During this time she has launched successful solutions into the internet security, consumer, managed services, enterprise IT and cloud markets. She has also helped her customers transform software solutions into innovative cloud services. As a Director, Product Management at CA Technologies, Stefana is currently responsible for defining and building solutions to help application development teams 'shift-left' and move to a true DevOps model at a rapid pace. Stefana believes that with Continuous Validation and Service Virtualization teams can remove the key constraints to their Software Development Life-Cycle, delivering higher quality applications faster. http://www.linkedin.com/in/stefanamuller [continued]

Using RancherOS to Run Microservices on Docker at Scale
By Shannon Williams

Docker is an excellent platform for organizations interested in running microservices. It offers portability and consistency between development and production environments, quick provisioning times, and a simple way to isolate services. This presentation will walk through these and other benefits of using Docker to run microservices, and provide an overview of RancherOS, a minimalist distribution of Linux designed expressly to run Docker. We will also discuss Rancher, an orchestration and service discovery platform designed for running Docker at scale in production on any cloud and computing infrastructure. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Shannon Williams is a co-founder at Rancher Labs, a company focused on building open source software for operating Docker and microservices in production. Shannon has spent his career at technology start-ups, working with visionary customers to embrace next generation technologies like cloud computing, identity management, and security. [continued]

A Devops Approach to Security
By Justin Criswell & Ricardo Lupo

More organizations are embracing DevOps to realize compelling business benefits such as more frequent feature releases, increased application stability, and more productive resource utilization. However, security and compliance monitoring tools have not kept up and often represent the single largest remaining hurdle to continuous delivery. Learn how to successfully integrate security controls in your DevOps program from experts at Solution Architects: Justin Criswell of Alert Logic and Ricardo Lupo of Chef. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Justin Criswell is a Senior Sales Engineer at Alert Logic and has over 11 years' experience in Enterprise IT solutions. Additionally, he is also a subject matter expert for complex deployments of network, system and application security. As a Solutions Engineer, Justin oversees Architecture Integration for customer deployments that focus on improving overall information security. His experience includes directing clients on the proper implementation of integrated security audits, assessments of internal controls, as well as providing the tools and services to keep client information compliant with PCI, HIPAA, SOX and other regulatory measures.

Ricardo Lupo is a Solution Architect with Chef. Ricardo has spent almost 20 years in various sysadmin, engineering and architecture roles designing testing and implementing systems. He recently joined Chef and is excited to help delight customers by helping them automate at velocity. [continued]

The Need for Speed: Enterprise DevOps Adoption
By Monish Sharma

In today's digital world, change is the one constant. Disruptive innovations like cloud, mobility, social media, and the Internet of things have reshaped the market and set new standards in customer expectations. To remain competitive, businesses must tap the potential of emerging technologies and markets through the rapid release of new products and services. However, the rigid and siloed structures of traditional IT platforms and processes are slowing them down— resulting in lengthy delivery cycles and a poor customer experience. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Monish Sharma is a Director in PwC's consulting business, and helps lead the firms Enterprise DevOps solution offering. In his role, Mr. Sharma advises technology executives on transforming and optimizing their organizations to become more innovative, agile, effective, and service oriented through leveraging emerging technologies and management frameworks. He has significant experience with Cloud and DevOps transformation services spanning executive alignment, strategic planning, operating model design, platform deployments, and program leadership. Monish has also led DevOps transformations addressing issues on organizational structure, people and change and accountability for quality delivery and hand-off. [continued]

The Cloud Has a Down-and-Dirty Lining
By Hernan Alvarez

What's inside the cloud? Hard work. Cloud operators know the world inside the datacenter is gritty. Vendor marketing speak and cloudwashing quickly melt in the heat of SLAs, uptime guarantees, and users who want it *now*. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Hernan has over 19 years of experience building and leading technology companies and teams. His career has focused on driving aggressive growth, building cutting edge products and solutions, and creating energetic environments that leverage modern methodologies to solve modern technology and business problems. [continued]

DevOps - The Symptom of an Agile Organization
By Mark Thiele

DevOps is all the rage these days and with good reason as it promises to reduce the to market for new applications. It also promises to improve change management, allowing teams to deploy changes to their applications quickly and efficiently. However, DevOps isn't something you buy, install, or implement, rather it is the symptom of an appropriate organizational system. How do we get to the right organizational model that will allow DevOps practices to flourish? [continued]

Speaker Bio: Mark Thiele's responsibilities at SUPERNAP include evaluating new data center technologies, developing new sites, identifying partners and providing industry thought leadership. Mark's insights on the next generation of technological innovations, and how these technologies speak to client needs and solutions are invaluable. He shares his enthusiasm and passion for technology and how it impacts daily life and business on local, national and world stages. [continued]

Private PaaS in 25 Minutes, App Deployment in 25 Seconds
By Troy Topnik

Hosted PaaS providers have given independent developers and startups huge advantages in efficiency and reduced time to market over their more process-bound counterparts in enterprises. Software frameworks are now available which allow enterprise IT departments to provide these same advantages for developers in their own organization. This workshop session will show how on-prem or cloud-hosted Private PaaS can enable organizations to use this technology on their own infrastructure, and introduce efficient development workflows for deploying applications. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Troy Topnik is ActiveState's Technical Product Manager. After joining ActiveState in 2001 as a "Customer Relationship Representative" (AKA Tech Support), Troy went on to lead the PureMessage Enterprise Support team before moving on to a technical writing role in 2004. His talent for describing software for new users stems from his difficulty understanding things that developers find obvious. He has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria.(@troytop) [continued]

Recipe for a Successful DevOps Deployment
By Jeremy Steinert

DevOps is a seismic change for organizations that offers great potential but comes with technical and cultural implications that can be difficult to navigate. Through experience, we know best practices for successful DevOps deployments that create accountability, ensure secure access controls and create buy-in at all levels. The session will include specific examples of successful DevOps deployments and the results achieved. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jeremy Steinert, WSM DevOps services practice lead, has over 15 years of experience in Information Technology, the last 5 years of which have focused on DevOps strategy, advisory consulting, toolchain implementation and customer training in agile development and infrastructure automation. In his current role, Jeremy oversees WSM's DevOps services practices to design and deploy DevOps solutions and strategies for enterprise segment WSM customers and partners. Prior to joining WSM, Jeremy was a lead engineer for S2 Games where he architected, designed, implemented and managed the infrastructure for a top 20 online multiplayer game (Heroes of Newerth) with hundreds of thousands of concurrent players. Jeremy also held previous roles including enterprise engineer at LiquidWeb and lead engineer for Charles River Laboratories. [continued]

Dockerize Networking: Solving the Docker Networking Dilemma
By Adam Johnson

While Docker continues to be the darling of startups, enterprises and IT innovators around the world, networking continues to be a real mess. Indeed, managing the interaction between Docker containers and networks has always been fraught with complications. And without automation in networking, the vision of running Docker at scale and letting IT run the same apps unchanged on the laptop and in the data center or for any cloud cannot be realized. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Adam Johnson is VP Business (Alliances, Marketing, Sales) and a founding member at Midokura. He has built and manages the Global Technical Services organization, and started the US office for Midokura. [continued]

DevOps - Unicorns vs Enterprise Reality
By Dalibor Siroky

DevOps approaches within "Unicorns" vary significantly to the reality of DevOps in the Enterprise. Most Enterprises manage portfolios of heterogeneous applications that are increasingly interconnected, delivered by global teams, at various stages of technology maturity, and are often encumbered by additional compliance and governance obligations. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dalibor Siroky is Director and co-founder at Plutora, makers of the leading enterprise release management and test environment management SaaS solution. Dalibor runs Plutora's global operations. [continued]

T-Mobile's DevOps and Continuous Delivery Journey… Building a Foundation for a More Agile Future
By Martin Krienke

T-Mobile has been transforming the wireless industry with its "Uncarrier" initiatives. Today as T-Mobile's IT organization works to transform itself in a like manner, technical foundations built over the last couple of years are now key to their drive for more Agile delivery practices. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Martin Krienke is a Sr Development Manager at T-Mobile. He is currently focused on their Retail line of business, changing how applications are designed and work in their move towards using tablets and mobility as a key tool for sales associates. [continued]

Applying DevOps Principals to the Network: A View from the Field
By Peter Sprygada

This talk focuses on the application of DevOps fundamentals to include network infrastructure. It draws from real deployment case studies on the extension of today's paradigms to address the challenges of the network infrastructures' ability to seamlessly and cohesively integrate into agile workflows. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Peter Sprygada brings over 15 years of network design, engineering and operations experience working with large enterprises and service providers in the United States, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Currently he leads the Extensibility Engineering team at Arista with a focus on applying devops principals towards building and operating hyper-scale data center infrastructures. During this time he has worked closely with Arista customers to transform strategic initiatives around network programmability into tactical deployments helping customers realize the benefits of operationalizing full stack, software-defind cloud networking solutions. [continued]

DevOps with Containers with Microservices
By Ruslan Synytsky

Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for Microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. At this session we will review the current landscape of DevOps with Containers. In addition, we will discuss known issues and solutions for enterprise applications in Containers. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Ruslan Synytsky is CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, a company that brings together the ease of use of PaaS (developers productivity) and IaaS flexibility (agility), unleashing the full potential of the cloud for developers, cloud hosting service providers, systems integrators and enterprises. [continued]

Can ICTs Reduce the Differences Between an "Agile" and a "Traditional" Distributed Environment?
By Carine Khalil

Over the years, a variety of methodologies emerged in order to overcome the challenges related to project constraints. The successful use of each methodology seems highly context-dependent. However, communication seems to be the common denominator of many challenges that project management methodologies intend to resolve. In this respect, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be viewed as powerful tools for managing projects. Few research papers have focused on the way ICTs are used in software development environments. [continued]

Speaker Bio: I am a professor and researcher at Paris Descartes University since 2013. I have a PhD in information system management and I am specialized in agile software development and project management methodologies. [continued]

Accelerating DevOps with Data Virtualization
By Brian Reagan

Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across companies - speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating the organization can lead to inconsistent masking and exposure of sensitive data. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Brian Reagan is the Managing Director of Blackthorne Consulting Group, an Actifio company. He was previously the VP of Product Strategy and Business Development at Actifio. Prior to Actifio, he served as CTO of the global Business Continuity and Resiliency Services division at IBM Corporation, responsible for the technology strategy, R&D, solution engineering, and application development for all global offerings including cloud services. [continued]

Five Steps to DevOps Success - Avoiding the High Cost of Downtime
By Anand Akela

In a recent research, Analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Anand Akela is Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management (APM) at AppDynamics. Prior to his current role at CA, Anand was head of product marketing of APM at CA Technologies. Earlier he worked at Oracle and HP in various product marketing, product management, and engineering roles in the systems management, servers, data center energy efficiency, and enterprise software areas. [continued]

DevOps Top Bottlenecks, Constraints & Best Practices
By JP Morgenthal & Mike Kavis

The most often asked question post-DevOps introduction is , "how do I get started?" There's plenty of information on why DevOps is valid and important, but many managers still struggle with simple basics for how to initiate a DevOps program in their business. They struggle with issues related to current organizational inertia, the lack of experience on Continuous Integration/Delivery, understanding where DevOps will affect revenue and budget, etc. The goal of this session is to present each of the top 5 bottlenecks, constraints and best practices surrounding DevOps, identified through work on DevOps efforts with many large enterprises, along with steps and guidelines for addressing them within a business context. [continued]

Speaker Bios: JP Morgenthal is a Sr. Principal with CSC. He is an internationally renowned thought leader in the areas of IT transformation, modernization, and cloud computing. JP has served in executive roles within major software companies and technology startups. Areas of expertise include strategy, architecture, application development, infrastructure and operations, cloud computing, DevOps, and integration. He routinely advises C-level executives on the best ways to use technology to derive business value. JP is a published author with four trade publications with his most recent being "Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks". JP holds both a Masters and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Hofstra University.

Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He has served in numerous technical roles such as CTO, Chief Architect, and VP positions with over 25 years of experience in software development and architecture. A pioneer in cloud computing, Mike led a team that built the world's first high speed transaction network in Amazon's public cloud and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge. An expert in cloud security, he is the author of "Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)" from Wiley Publishing. [continued]

Complexity Reduction Engineering
By Matthew Joyce

Discussing the future of the IT Operations team in the modern Enterprise environment. From paradigm shifts in Networking, to Cloud, to Licensure, and all the internet of things in between. Automation is was the name of the game in 2014, now it's complexity reduction in 2015 and I'd love to share with you why that is. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Hacker at NYC Resistor, Former DevOps at NASA Ames Research Center with the Nebula Project ( where OpenStack was born ), Former HP Opsware Engineer, Former HP Cloud Automation Engineer, And currently helping push networking into the 21st century at Big Switch. [continued]


@DevOpsSummit Stories
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Among the proven benefits, DevOps is corr...
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
IT data is typically silo'd by the various tools in place. Unifying all the log, metric and event data in one analytics platform stops finger pointing and provides the end-to-end correlation. Logs, metrics and custom event data can be joined to tell the holistic story of your software and operations. For example, users can correlate code deploys to system performance to application error codes. In his session at DevOps Summit, Michael Demmer, VP of Engineering at Jut, will discuss how this can only work if the underlying analytics platform is flexible and powerful enough to handle the variou...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Secure Infrastructure & Services will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS) is a managed services provider of cloud computing solutions for the IBM Power Systems market. The company helps mid-market firms built on IBM hardware platforms to deploy new levels of reliable and cost-effective computing and high availability solutions, leveraging the cloud and the benefits of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS...
Agile, which started in the development organization, has gradually expanded into other areas downstream - namely IT and Operations. Teams – then teams of teams – have streamlined processes, improved feedback loops and driven a much faster pace into IT departments which have had profound effects on the entire organization. In his session at DevOps Summit, Anders Wallgren, Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud, will discuss how DevOps and Continuous Delivery have emerged to help connect development with IT operations (mainly through the introduction of Automation) to support and amplify a...
"We help to transform an organization and their operations and make them more efficient, more agile, and more nimble to move into the cloud or to move between cloud providers and create an agnostic tool set," noted Jeremy Steinert, DevOps Services Practice Lead at WSM International, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
The most often asked question post-DevOps introduction is: “How do I get started?” There’s plenty of information on why DevOps is valid and important, but many managers still struggle with simple basics for how to initiate a DevOps program in their business. They struggle with issues related to current organizational inertia, the lack of experience on Continuous Integration/Delivery, understanding where DevOps will affect revenue and budget, etc. In their session at DevOps Summit, JP Morgenthal, Sr. Principal with CSC, and Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Techno...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Harbinger Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Harbinger Systems is a global company providing software technology services. Since 1990, Harbinger has developed a strong customer base worldwide. Its customers include software product companies ranging from hi-tech start-ups in Silicon Valley to leading product companies in the US and large in-house IT organizations.
Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult – let alone tracking network connections or malicious activity. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gianluca Borello, Sr. Software Engineer at Sysdig, will cover the current state of the art for container monitoring and visibility, including pros / cons and live demonstrations of each method. Special emphasis will be put on sysdig, an open source troubleshoot...
DevOps Summit, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essent...
The last decade was about virtual machines, but the next one is about containers. Containers enable a service to run on any host at any time. Traditional tools are starting to show cracks because they were not designed for this level of application portability. Now is the time to look at new ways to deploy and manage applications at scale. In his session at @DevOpsSummit, Brian “Redbeard” Harrington, a principal architect at CoreOS, will examine how CoreOS helps teams run in production. Attendees will understand how different components work together to solve the problems to manage applicatio...
"We have a tagline - "Power in the API Economy." What that means is everything that is built in applications and connected applications is done through APIs," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of DevOps with containers. In addition, he will discuss known issues and solutions for enterprise appl...
"We got started as search consultants. On the services side of the business we have help organizations save time and save money when they hit issues that everyone more or less hits when their data grows," noted Otis Gospodnetić, Founder of Sematext, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
"We provide a web application framework for building really sophisticated web applications that run on a browser without any installation need so we get used for biotech, defense, and banking applications," noted Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit (http://DevOpsSummit.SYS-CON.com), held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York
"Plutora provides release and testing environment capabilities to the enterprise," explained Dalibor Siroky, Director and Co-founder of Plutora, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Overgrown applications have given way to modular applications, driven by the need to break larger problems into smaller problems. Similarly large monolithic development processes have been forced to be broken into smaller agile development cycles. Looking at trends in software development, microservices architectures meet the same demands. Additional benefits of microservices architectures are compartmentalization and a limited impact of service failure versus a complete software malfunction. The problem is there are a lot of moving parts in these designs; this makes assuring performance compl...
Manufacturing has widely adopted standardized and automated processes to create designs, build them, and maintain them through their life cycle. However, many modern manufacturing systems go beyond mechanized workflows to introduce empowered workers, flexible collaboration, and rapid iteration. Such behaviors also characterize open source software development and are at the heart of DevOps culture, processes, and tooling.
SYS-CON Events announced today that JFrog, maker of Artifactory, the popular Binary Repository Manager, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based in California, Israel and France, founded by longtime field-experts, JFrog, creator of Artifactory and Bintray, has provided the market with the first Binary Repository solution and a software distribution social platform.
The cloud has transformed how we think about software quality. Instead of preventing failures, we must focus on automatic recovery from failure. In other words, resilience trumps traditional quality measures. Continuous delivery models further squeeze traditional notions of quality. Remember the venerable project management Iron Triangle? Among time, scope, and cost, you can only fix two or quality will suffer. Only in today's DevOps world, continuous testing, integration, and deployment upend the time metric, the DevOps cadence reinvents project scope, and cost metrics expand past software ...
Containers are changing the security landscape for software development and deployment. As with any security solutions, security approaches that work for developers, operations personnel and security professionals is a requirement. In his session at DevOps Summit, Kevin Gilpin, CTO and Co-Founder of Conjur, will discuss various security considerations for container-based infrastructure and related DevOps workflows.
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. BMC delivers software solutions that help IT transform digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive business advantage. BMC has worked with thousands of leading companies to create and deliver powerful IT management services. From mainframe to cloud to mobile, BMC pairs high-speed digital innovation with robust IT industrialization – allowing customers to provide amazing user experiences with optimized IT per...
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might slip up with the wrong focus, how to manage change and risk in all three areas, what is possible a...
Mashape is bringing real-time analytics to microservices with the release of Mashape Analytics. First built internally to analyze the performance of more than 13,000 APIs served by the mashape.com marketplace, this new tool provides developers with robust visibility into their APIs and how they function within microservices. A purpose-built, open analytics platform designed specifically for APIs and microservices architectures, Mashape Analytics also lets developers and DevOps teams understand which APIs are used most frequently, from what endpoints and by which paying customers, so they can p...
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The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the ...
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
Everyone wants to optimize their team’s performance, but coming up with a good plan for doing so isn’t always easy. That’s why operationally mature DevOps teams use metrics to gain valuable insight into their work, enhance the their capacity, and drive cultural change. Good data allows managers to make quick decisions with confidence and minimal risk, and it lets them see the actual (not perceived) outcome of those decisions, which can help them shape their direction going forward and make fo...
A smart APM strategy enlists the help from these three entities: the Witness, the Watchman, and the Agent. You start by listening to the testimony from the eye-witness (aka. wire data), collecting the observations from the watchman (aka. web robots), and analyzing details from the agent (aka. code level instrumentation). In the world of Application Performance Management (APM) it is always better to enlist more than one entity to help solve the mystery of performance problems.
There's a lot of things we do to improve the performance of web and mobile applications. We use caching. We use compression. We offload security (SSL and TLS) to a proxy with greater compute capacity. We apply image optimization and minification to content. We do all that because performance is king. Failure to perform can be, for many businesses, equivalent to an outage with increased abandonment rates and angry customers taking to the Internet to express their extreme displeasure.
In this final blog on the DevOps CALMS model, we end on S for Sharing. Now I have to be honest, the first time I saw the CALMS model I initially questioned whether ‘Sharing' was really needed. I mean, surely with the right ‘Culture', then this would ensure sharing anyway? Even in my blog on culture I mentioned the need to shift from organizational silos to a collaborative model - which must include sharing, right? Well yes it does, but sharing (or collaboration) is really the core value of DevO...
"We help to transform an organization and their operations and make them more efficient, more agile, and more nimble to move into the cloud or to move between cloud providers and create an agnostic tool set," noted Jeremy Steinert, DevOps Services Practice Lead at WSM International, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
The most often asked question post-DevOps introduction is: “How do I get started?” There’s plenty of information on why DevOps is valid and important, but many managers still struggle with simple basics for how to initiate a DevOps program in their business. They struggle with issues related to current organizational inertia, the lack of experience on Continuous Integration/Delivery, understanding where DevOps will affect revenue and budget, etc. In their session at DevOps Summit, JP Morgenthal...
I recently attended and presented at the east coast version of the Jenkins User Conference held this year in Washington, DC. The weather certainly fit the theme of the conference: The heat was continuous. The humidity was fully integrated with the heat. And, most importantly as you can see above, SWAG was out in full force. Right from the opening keynote by the founder of Jenkins, Kohsuke Kawaguchi, this conference was jam-packed with all the latest capabilities of Jenkins, including discussi...
The last decade was about virtual machines, but the next one is about containers. Containers enable a service to run on any host at any time. Traditional tools are starting to show cracks because they were not designed for this level of application portability. Now is the time to look at new ways to deploy and manage applications at scale. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Jake Moshenko, Product Manager at CoreOS, examined how CoreOS + Quay.io fit into the development lifecycle from pushing gi...
Video Blog: DevOps and Hybrid Cloud - A Solution Overview. Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Microservices focuses on the business and technology of the software architecture design pattern, in which complex applications are composed of small, independent processes communicating with each other using language-agnostic APIs. Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud communit...
This week we're attending SYS-CON Event's DevOps Summit in New York City. It's a great conference and energy behind DevOps is enormous. Thousands of attendees from every company you can imagine are focused on automation, the challenges of DevOps, and how to bring greater agility to software delivery. But, even with the energy behind DevOps there's something missing from the movement. For all the talk of deployment automation, continuous integration, and cloud infrastructure I'm still not se...
DevOps Summit, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development...
Almost every functional department in a business is thinking about how the cloud applies to them. The benefits are clear – it is easier for geographically diverse teams to access and collaborate over data, it is convenient for users, and it can cost far less. When it comes to performance testing, the benefits of the cloud are very compelling. All that load you need to generate to truly test your application can come from external, elastic, on-demand sources. You don’t have to build it out yourse...
Data center models are changing. A variety of technical trends and business demands are forcing that change, most of them centered on the explosive growth of applications. That means, in turn, that the requirements for application delivery are changing. Certainly application delivery needs to be agile, not waterfall. It needs to deliver services in hours, not weeks or months. It needs to be more cost efficient. And more than anything else, it needs to be really, dc infra axisreally, super focus...
Sharding has become a popular means of achieving scalability in application architectures in which read/write data separation is not only possible, but desirable to achieve new heights of concurrency. The premise is that by splitting up read and write duties, it is possible to get better overall performance at the cost of a slight delay in consistency. That is, it takes a bit of time to replicate changes initiated by a "write" to the read-only master database. It's eventually consistent, and it'...
The building processes inside the new mechanics of the cloud are difficult. There, we’ve said it – do we feel better now? Okay so maybe not so much difficult as such, but more complex in many cases… and definitely more varied. The ‘more varied’ element here is simple to understand. Sometimes we will be looking to cloud-enable traditional workloads, while in many other instances we will be looking to create the next generation of so-called ‘cloud native’ apps using the technologies that surround...
Last month I spoke at the Conversion Conference, and after my talk I met a developer who had been tasked with single handedly making her company’s site faster. We talked for quite a while, and she expressed good-humored frustration at the vagueness of this directive. Some of the things we talked about: What does “faster” mean? Who defines “fast” within an organization?
People have re-entered the picture in discussions about cloud computing. This was my primary takeaway from this year's Cloud Expo East in New York, an event for which I serve as Conference Chair. Over three days, we hosted thousands of delegates attending sessions from more than 150 speakers, including two prominent women as keynoters, and a range of topics that covered not only enterprise cloud in general, but microservices and containers, Big Data and the IoT, WebRTC, software-defined most-...
SYS-CON Events announced today that JFrog, maker of Artifactory, the popular Binary Repository Manager, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based in California, Israel and France, founded by longtime field-experts, JFrog, creator of Artifactory and Bintray, has provided the market with the first Binary Repository solution and a software distribution social platform.