DevOps - The Symptom of an Agile Organization
DevOps is all the rage these days and with good reason as it promises to
reduce the time-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.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit New York, Mark Thiele, EVP, Data Center
Technologies at SUPERNAP International, discussed how to get to the right
organizational model that will allow DevOps practices to flourish.
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Mark Thiele's responsibilities at SUPERNAP include evaluating new data center
technologies, developing new sites, identifying partners and providing
industry thought leadership. His insights on the nex... (more)
IBM Offers New Ways to Find Value in Unstructured Data with New Bluemix
There are many good things to say about IBM Bluemix cloud services. In case
you aren't familiar with this cloud computing software, it's a new tool that
lets you solve real-world problems with the help of IBM infrastructure,
Watson, and IBM's many software programs and services. It all comes together
on the Bluemix cloud platform to create a unique and useful data collection
for companies to analyze and learn from. It's being touted as one of the best
new tools for helping businesses solve their biggest problems and improve
their bottom lines through the Internet of Things.
Now, IBM has announced several new cloud data services and features that will
go with Bluemix. The goal of these updates is to offer accelerated migration
of data to the cloud, greater organization of applications, ... (more)
It's been way too long, but the next in the series of IoT
"Build-along-at-home" videos is done. In this edition I will show you the
"Hello World" project for interacting with the IO ports on your Raspberry Pi.
Please click here to watch the video and as always, comments and questions
are appreciated and welcomed!
Watch the video on YouTube here if you prefer!
Also, it is in the video, but my GitHub library of code for all the projects
we will be doing in the video series can be found here:
Git Hub Repository
If you are the type (like me) who just likes to figure stuff out on their
own, I have heavily commented the code for you so you can get started quickly
without the video, but it will help you with the hardware assemblies! Also I
am already working on the next projects, using the moisture sensor (the
original project), and another future project using a sound sen... (more)
From Our Faculty Archives: @DevOpsSummit New York 2015
DevOps at Enterprise: Capital One Shifts Left
In his session at DevOps Summit, Tapabrata Pal, Director of Enterprise
Architecture at Capital One, told a story about how Capital One has embraced
Agile and DevOps Security 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.
Tapabrata Pal has 20 years of IT experience in various technology roles
(Developer, Operations Engineer and Architect) in the retail, healthcare and
finance industries. Over... (more)
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Bridging Legacy Voice Applications with WebRTC and the Cloud
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that's
costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog
infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven
methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio
into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the
most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other
open source technologies.
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In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, covered real
world examples of how enterprises and vendors alike can modernize
infrastructure without ditching existing investments.
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"DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today,
competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the
customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't
responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing
Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit
(http://DevOpsSummit.SYS-CON.com), held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara
Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Serena Software supports DevOps and Continuous Delivery by providing
application deployment automation and software release management solutions
to replace slow and error-prone manual processes. 2,500 enterprises around
the world trust Serena to help them develop and deploy better software.
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Science in the Appliance – Applications, Components and Environments
By By Kevin Parker
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New
York City, is co-located with 20th International @CloudExpo and will feature
technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading
industry players in the world.
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)
@CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley
(October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and
enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices -
computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by
2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several
With major ... (more)
We Can Work IT Out: The In-House IT and MSP Dynamic
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 IT professionals
can best manage their MSPs and work harmoniously to advance the common goal
of IT performance.
For IT professionals, the very utterance of the acronym "MSP" may conjure
feelings of skepticism and fearing the reaper, which doesn't need to be the
case. MSPs don't always equal outsourcing IT in its entirety. Let's explore
common scenarios where in-house IT professionals and MSPs work together,
because in these cases, in-house IT professionals need to understand how to
get the most out of these relationships and up-level... (more)
Serverless - The Next Major Shift in Cloud Computing
In 2014, Amazon announced a new form of compute called Lambda. We didn't know
it at the time, but this represented a fundamental shift in what we expect
from cloud computing. Now, all of the major cloud computing vendors want to
take part in this disruptive technology.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, John Jelinek IV, an instructor at Linux
Academy, will discuss why major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM
Bluemix, and Google Cloud Platform are all trying to sidestep VMs and
containers with heavy investments in serverless computing, when most of the
industry has its eyes on Docker and containers.
John Jelinek IV has been a web developer for more than half of his life on
this planet. He is also super passionate about software freedom and the
communities that form around open source software. You'l... (more)
Enterprise DevOps Journey, The Things No One Told Me...
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and
cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This
was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very
long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no
longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond
reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a
fundamental difference, even changed our culture.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Amir Fried, Software
Architect at Amdocs, will take you through Amdocs past, present and future,
sharing valuable insights.
Amir Fried is a Software Architect at Amdocs, a company with more than 25,000
employees serving customers in over 90 countries. He is... (more)
Intellyx's 2017 Digital Transformation Predictions
Guest post by Intellyx Principal Analyst Charles Araujo
Once again, we find ourselves at the dawn of a new year.
And many would say, not a moment too soon. With a series of tumultuous
elections around the world and an unusual number of celebrity passings, it's
been a rough year.
But there is at least one bright spot from 2016: Intellyx's digital
transformation prognostications were close to spot on!
As is our tradition, each year we review last year's predictions and make all
new fresh ones! This year, it is my turn to review Jason's 2016 predictions
and let you know what I see happening in the coming year.
A Look Back on a Year of Inflection Points
Our predictions for 2016 centered on one thing: inflection points.
We predicted that blockchain, IoT security and open source web scale
technology would all turn the corner... (more)
WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, looked at differ...
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Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle.
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, ...
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Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house client hosted environments to a cloud platform. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, In this session, will provide an orientation to the five stages required to implement a cloud hosted solution validation strategy.
Jan. 20, 2017 02:00 AM EST Reads: 3,607
The security needs of IoT environments require a strong, proven approach to maintain security, trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vic...
Jan. 20, 2017 02:00 AM EST Reads: 6,570
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
Jan. 20, 2017 02:00 AM EST Reads: 5,315
With all the incredible momentum behind the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, it is easy to forget that not a single CEO wakes up and wonders if “my IoT is broken.” What they wonder is if they are making the right decisions to do all they can to increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve customer experience – effectively the same challenges they have always had in growing their business. The exciting thing about the IoT industry is now these decisions can be better, faster, and smarter. Now ...
Jan. 20, 2017 01:45 AM EST Reads: 4,261
Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.
Jan. 20, 2017 01:15 AM EST Reads: 1,342
"Splunk basically takes machine data and we make it usable, valuable and accessible for everyone. The way that plays in DevOps is - we need to make data-driven decisions to delivering applications," explained Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk and @DevOpsSummit Conference Chair, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 20, 2017 01:15 AM EST Reads: 2,137
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, discussed the impact of technology on identity. Sho...
Jan. 20, 2017 12:45 AM EST Reads: 4,107
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
Jan. 20, 2017 12:00 AM EST Reads: 6,335
In his session at DevOps Summit, Tapabrata Pal, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Capital One, will tell a story about how Capital One has embraced Agile and DevOps Security 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, C...
Jan. 19, 2017 11:45 PM EST Reads: 9,921
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was.
You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Jan. 19, 2017 09:45 PM EST Reads: 7,703
"We provide DevOps solutions. We also partner with some key players in the DevOps space and we use the technology that we partner with to engineer custom solutions for different organizations," stated Himanshu Chhetri, CTO of Addteq, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jan. 19, 2017 09:00 PM EST Reads: 4,569
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.
Jan. 19, 2017 08:45 PM EST Reads: 5,402
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus o...
Jan. 19, 2017 07:30 PM EST Reads: 4,239
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Jan. 19, 2017 05:15 PM EST Reads: 3,118
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
Jan. 19, 2017 04:45 PM EST Reads: 3,774
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International 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 developm...
Jan. 19, 2017 04:45 PM EST Reads: 3,497
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jan. 19, 2017 04:15 PM EST Reads: 5,423
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
Jan. 19, 2017 04:00 PM EST Reads: 5,446