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DevOps: Disruptive but Essential in a Cloud Computing Universe
  Join us in Santa Clara November 3-5!



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 There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch.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 essential.

The DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo--to be held November 3-5 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA--will expand the DevOps community, enable a wide sharing of knowledge, and educate delegates and technology providers alike. Recent research has shown that DevOps dramatically reduces development time, the amount of enterprise IT professionals put out fires, and support time generally. Time spent on infrastructure development is significantly increased, and DevOps practitioners report more software releases and higher quality.

Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the developer and enterprise IT communities.

Containers
Containers hold pieces of software that contain an application or services and its dependencies - code, the runtime system, as well as system tools and libraries.

By including everything that is required to be installed on a server, containers can run across all cloud infrastructures, and run as isolated processes.

Containers do not have the overhead associated with virtualized servers, and have thus become a very popular new way to deploy applications in the cloud.

Microservices
Microservices have become popular hand-in-hand with containers, as they can now be deployed easily. A microservice can be a decoupled process from a larger application, but can also be a database, an entire service or app, or even an operating system.

Microservices build upon the idea of decoupling applications and services into a service-oriented architecture. The ability to put them into containers has created a new era of fast, efficient provisioning and the idea of continuous deployment of applications and services.

Join DevOps Summit with us November 3-5 for three days of intense DevOps discussion and focus.

We'll see you in Santa Clara!




DevOps Summit Power Panel | Balancing the Three Pillars of DevOps
In this @DevOpsSummit Power Panel - moderated by Andi Mann (founder of @Sageable) - Shannon Williams, co-founder of Rancher Labs; Haseeb Budhani, co-founder and CEO of Soha; and Dalibor Siroky, Director and co-founder at Plutora; 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 and what is not, where to start, and especially how new structures, processes, and technologies can help drive a new DevOps culture.


The Top Keynotes, the Best Sessions, a Rock Star Faculty, and the Most Qualified Delegates on ANY DevOps Event!


DevOps is a software development method that stresses communication, collaboration and integration between software developers and information technology (IT) professionals. At DevOps Summit the breakout sessions will engage not just existing DevOps pros, but also managers and executives like CIOs and CISOs, Dev and Ops managers, business leaders and architects.
 
DevOps Summit is a premier conference that connects a wide range of stakeholders to provide a valuable and educational experience for all.




Microservices & IoT Power Panel at DevOps Summit
In this Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana; Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState's Technical Product Manager; and Otis Gospodnetic, founder of Sematext; peeled 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.

Benefits of Attending the THREE-Day Technical Program
  LEARN exactly why DevOps is relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint.
  HEAR first-hand from industry experts how development and operations teams work seamlessly together to make it easy to develop and upgrade applications.
  SEE how to improve IT service delivery agility.
  DISCOVER what the core purpose and principles of DevOps are.
  FIND OUT how the core values of collaboration, integration, and communication will allow large enterprises to benefit from this new approach on a broad, enterprise scale.
  MASTER how to improve collaboration between operations and development teams.
  LEARN what works, what doesn't, and what's next.
@DevOpsSummit at New York City's Javits Center


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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]

Reboot Your Leadership for DevOps Success: Why Culture Trumps Tech in the DevOps Stakes
By Glenn Exton

Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Glenn Exton is the chief technology officer (CTO) responsible for overseeing technology and development across both G2G3 and G2G3 Digital, its digital technology sister agency. Prior to joining G2G3, Glenn led the advanced analytics practice and innovation engine programs for the shared services organisation at a global technology company, Hewlett-Packard (HP). During Glenn's 20+ year career, he had an opportunity to lead and represent HP to customers in the areas of strategy, innovation, business process transformation, business/industry consulting and complex solution design. Glenn's career spans across HP, IBM and the Royal Australian Navy having the opportunity to work at country, regional and global levels being based out of Australia, Singapore, Geneva and now Scotland. [continued]

Axis of Upheaval: The Denouement of DevOps
By Frank Bunger

Whether you like it or not, DevOps is on track for a remarkable alliance with Security. The SEC didn't approve the merger. And your boss hasn't heard anything about it. Yet, this unruly triumvirate will soon dominate and deliver DevSecOps faster, cheaper, better, and on an unprecedented scale. Now is the cathartic moment that will propel the DevOps movement from such stuff as dreams are made on to a practical, powerful, and insanely valuable asset to enterprises. You may call it DevSecOps, or SecDevOps, or maybe even DevOpsSec. Choose your own adventure. [continued]

Speaker Bio: A long-time Silicon Valley startup veteran and technologist (Ensim, Bromium, ScriptRock), Frank couples deep, hands-on technical experience in a broad spectrum of DevOps, Security, and IT disciplines with extensive implementation and delivery experience at Fortune 500 companies. Frank's passion is to build valuable, pragmatic, and real-world solutions for complex enterprise-scale problems. [continued]

7 Steps to Pragmatic Mobile Testing
By Tom Chavez

Mobile testing is getting harder: more devices, multiple operating systems, higher quality expectations and shorter development cycles. Come learn seven steps to improve your mobile testing process. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Tom Chavez, with 20+ years of experience as a product manager in software development tools, works in product management at SOASTA, the leader in performance analytics. He has worked across the Silicon Valley at industry leaders including Apple, Sun, PalmSource, and Intuit delivering tools for Mac, Java, PalmOS, and Android development and testing. [continued]

DevOps Continuous Testing and LaaS – The Perfect Match for SDN
By Marc Hornbeek

Without continuous testing there is no continuous delivery. Everyone in DevOps talks about continuous integration and continuous delivery but those are just two ends of the DevOps pipeline. In the middle of DevOps is continuous testing (CT), and many organizations are struggling to implement continuous testing effectively. Lab-As-A- Service (LaaS) enhances CT with dynamic on-demand self-serve test topologies. CT together with LAAS make a powerful combination that perfectly serves complex software development and delivery pipelines. [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 and lab automation 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. [continued]

Beyond DevOps: Continuous Business Delivery
By Andi Mann

DevOps delivers remarkable results. But does it help all of IT? Can traditional 'mode 1' IT benefit as much as innovative 'mode 2? How about the rest of your business? Or have you just shifted your bottleneck? And if so, what can you do about it? Improving dev and ops is necessary, but not sufficient. It often just shifts the burden sideways (e.g. to PMs, SQA, InfoSec, DBAs, NOC, etc.), upstream (to the PMO, Controller, Business Liaison, etc.), or downstream (to TechPubs, Service Desk, Training, etc.). This session will take a broad and strategic view of DevOps, beyond just dev and ops. With practical insights from real enterprises, you will learn how to make sure DevOps delivers results for your whole business – across all of IT and beyond. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, Andi has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant. [continued]

Containerized Storage for the Enterprise Cloud
By Michael Letschin

Containers allow for compute processes to be isolated from each other and portable, but not all applications and solutions are run only in the compute layer, many require the use of some storage. Deployment of software-defined storage can be the first step in this evolution, providing portability and scalability with persistent storage. This could be in the form of storage that the containers connect to locally or in a remote or cloud location, or it could be storage residing in the containers. This session examines the latest in "containerized" storage and give the pros and cons of each. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Michael has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry and currently serves as the Field CTO for Nexenta. He received an MBA from Mount Saint Mary's University, has technical certifications from multiple storage/virtualization vendors, and was awarded the VMware vExpert award for the past four years. [continued]

What All Microservice Architectures Need
By Kristopher Francisco

Today, the datacenter averages 60% of compute efficiency due to resource reservations, monolothic dev/ops technologies and unnecessary human intervention. Internet scale containerization not only improve the 99th percentile of microservices; implemented correctly, it presents compute efficiencies for infrastructure architectures across any enterprise. This session presents those next generation cloud computing archetypes measured against a maturity model for compute scalability, improved time to deployment and reduced human-computer interaction. Attendees will walk away with understanding the technical and business impact of microkernel runtimes, service discovery, and intelligent resource scheduling. New tools will be presented to demonstrate production-capable compute optimizations, service provisioning and migration mechanisms measurable in seconds. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Kristopher Francisco is evolving infrastructure as the Founder and CTO of Evolute. He has innovated cloud computing infrastructures and strategies amongst the world's most admired technology companies (Apple) and the world's largest technology challenges (Chevron). Kristopher has architected and executed the largest infrastructure application data migrations in the last 15 years, led the next generation cloud computing strategy as well as developed the first cross platform cloud during his time in High Tech. In energy, Kristopher architected the company's next generation cloud application platform with operations across every continent, developed new software to enable autonomous data centers as well as designed security strategies responsible for the confidentiality of data imperative to U.S. and foreign stability. [continued]

Building Business ROI with DevOps
By Jeanne Morain

Decisions about budgets and resources are often made without IT even having a seat at the table. As technologist we understand the value of DevOps - but do your business counterparts? If they don't your DevOps initiatives could lose funding before they start. Join Jeanne Morain - author of highly acclaimed Visible Ops and iSpeak Cloud -as she provides insights on how to bridge the gap between Business and Technology Leaders. In this session you will learn prescriptive guidance on balancing workloads, critical communication processes and considerations for building out a solid return on investment model. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jeanne Morain is a virtualization and cloud expert, and is a Sr. Business and Product Strategist for Virtualization, Cloud and Systems Management. Previously, she held various executive roles in marketing, strategy, alliances, and product management at the Apollo Group, Flexera Software, VMware and BMC Software. Jeanne has more than 17 years of experience in systems management, virtualization and cloud computing, implementing solutions for millions of users across Fortune 2000 companies. She has won numerous awards including Cambridge Whos Who Lifetime Achievement award for her work in business service management (BSM) Universal clients, dynamic data center, and virtualization. She is the co-author of the highly acclaimed Visible Ops Private Cloud, author of Client4Cloud and most recently iSpeak Cloud. Jeanne is a noted industry speaker at such events as VMworld, InterOp, CloudSlam, IAITAM, BrightTalk, SoftSummit and many others. Jeanne hosts a monthly webcast on BrightTalk called iSpeak™ and blogs at www.ispeakcloud.com or follow her on Twitter: @JeanneMorain [continued]


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Docker is hot. However, as Docker container use spreads into more mature production pipelines, there can be issues about control of Docker images to ensure they are production-ready. Is a promotion-based model appropriate to control and track the flow of Docker images from development to production? In his session at DevOps Summit, Fred Simon, Co-founder and Chief Architect of JFrog, will demonstrate how to implement a promotion model for Docker images using a binary repository, and then show h...
Jack Welch, the former CEO of GE once said - “If the rate of change on the outside is happening faster than the rate of change on the inside, the end is in sight.” This rings truer than ever – especially because business success is inextricably associated with those organizations who’ve got really good at delivering high-quality software innovations – innovations that disrupt existing markets and carve out new ones. Like the businesses they’ve helped digitally transform, DevOps teams and Conti...
Last month, my partners in crime – Carmen DeArdo from Nationwide, Lee Reid, my colleague from IBM and I wrote a 3-part series of blog posts on DevOps.com. We titled our posts the Simple Math, Calculus and Art of DevOps. I would venture to say these are must-reads for any organization adopting DevOps. We examined all three ascpects – the Cultural, Automation and Process improvement side of DevOps. One of the key underlying themes of the three posts was the need for Cultural change – things like t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Logz.io has been named a "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Logz.io provides open-source software ELK turned into a log analytics platform that is simple, infinitely- scalable, highly available, and secure.
DevOps delivers remarkable results. But does it help all of IT? Can traditional ‘mode 1’ IT benefit as much as innovative ‘mode 2’? How about the rest of your business? Or have you just shifted your bottleneck? And if so, what can you do about it? Improving dev and ops is necessary, but not sufficient. It often just shifts the burden sideways (e.g., to PMs, SQA, InfoSec, DBAs, NOC, etc.), upstream (to the PMO, Controller, Business Liaison, etc.), or downstream (to TechPubs, Service Desk, Traini...
Cloud Expo is the single show where delegates and technology vendors can meet to experience and discuss the entire world of the cloud.At 16th Cloud Expo in New York City, Sandy Carter keynoted on women in tech and why women need to take risks and embrace failure to give them the courage to crash through the glass ceiling. She now shares some of her own thoughts and experiences from Cloud Expo.
DevOps has become synonymous with empowering developers to move faster and deliver more software, but has unintentionally moved software quality and testing into a corner. The pendulum that swings back and forth between very slow testing and staying far away from overly technical solutions has swung hard with DevOps, completely ignoring the value that testers can bring by forcing customers to test new code and creating teams that rely monitoring systems to find things that could have been caught...
A recent Wall Street Journal article discussed the challenges that online content publishers have in monetizing their content as more and more user traffic shifts to mobile devices from traditional desktop/laptop computers/browsers. Data from Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet trends report in particular shows that the time adult users in the US spend online per day on mobile is up 51%. And the article cites similar data showing that the time spent on mobile properties of certain publishers jumped 40%...
As a performance engineer, we wanted to arm you with a few of the common misconceptions out there, and give you some helpful ways of addressing them. That way, you can push your performance testing initiatives deeper into your Agile process, improving your application and making your end users happy.
Our guest on the podcast this week is Paul Duvall, Chairman and CTO at Stelligent, and author of “Continuous Integration” and “DevOps in AWS”. We discuss continuous integration and the cultural changes that must occur for an organization to make the switch to continuous delivery and integration. We also hear about the most common tools being used for continuous integration, continuous delivery, and testing.
Large organizations engaged in enterprise release management seldom have a single "enterprise release manager." Instead of a single, "enterprise-wide" responsibility, most large, decentralized organizations assign responsibility for more strategic, release management functions to several existing roles. An enterprise release management practice supports and is supported by the following enterprise release management roles: IT Portfolio Management - An efficient ERM practice provides portf...
At DevOps Summit NY there’s been a whole lot of talk about not just DevOps, but containers, IoT, and microservices. Sessions focused not just on the cultural shift needed to grow at scale with a DevOps approach, but also made sure to include the network ”plumbing” needed to ensure success as applications decompose into the microservice architectures enabling rapid growth and support for the Internet of (Every)Things.
Our guest on the podcast this week is Jason Bloomberg, President at Intellyx. When we build services we want them to be lightweight, stateless and scalable while doing one thing really well. In today's cloud world, we're revisiting what to takes to make a good service in the first place. Listen in to learn why following "the book" doesn't necessarily mean that you're solving key business problems.
I love all this digital hullaballoo, really I do. I love all these different trends and disruptions and turmoil. I especially love the confusion – it gives me something to write about. But sometimes, I’ve just had enough. Especially when the digital disruption story starts repeating itself.
If your primary role within your organization is Operations, you likely realize the importance and significance of monitoring. The DevOps philosophy teaches us that measuring and collecting as much as possible is critical to not only the health of infrastructure, but it also plays a critical role in the architecting efforts of both software and hardware. Jason Dixon of Librato knows this better than many and has made a career of helping others understand and implement the best tools and proce...
Go ahead. Name a cloud environment that doesn't include load balancing as the key enabler of elastic scalability. I've got coffee... so it's good, take your time... Exactly. Load balancing - whether implemented as traditional high availability pairs or clustering - provides the means by which applications (and infrastructure, in many cases) scale horizontally. It is load balancing that is at the heart of elastic scalability models, and that provides a means to ensure availability and even imp...
Automated software testing continues to play a vital role in enterprise software delivery and the speed with which software-driven organizations can begin to produce value. You want to ensure quality software, alongside fast time to market. This article will cover the following questions: How do you balance the need for speed with the need to test everything to deliver high-quality software to the end user?
“This is interesting—didn’t we see this same thing in the logs just before we crashed last time?” – an anonymous and somewhat embarrassed DevOps team member Unfortunately the “same thing” is an obscure, otherwise uninteresting log entry, in a directory structure that’s rarely checked. More unfortunate is that the “last time” was two months ago, when their eCommerce site went down on Black Friday costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, and they had noticed this same entry but just now made the...
The goal of any DevOps solution is to optimize multiple processes in an organization. And success does not necessarily require that in executing the strategy everything needs to be automated to produce an effective plan. Yet, it is important that processes are put in place to handle a necessary list of items. Flux7 is a consulting group with a focus on helping organizations build, maintain and optimize DevOps processes. The group has a wide view across DevOps challenges and benefits.
“Life,” according to a saying often attributed to John Lennon, “is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Nowhere is this truer than in IT – especially in the world of ops. Operations staffs spend much of their time firefighting infrastructure emergencies. These unplanned activities drive up costs and keep IT from focusing on the support of new projects that have strategic value to the business. And, according to numbers from IDC and others, things are getting worse – not b...