In the DevOps Defined series, we take a look at the Development & Operations (DevOps) movement: what it is, how it works, where the pitfalls are, and more. This article provides a DevOps overview, including application delivery and management.
I know what you’re thinking, but that title isn’t crazy. Not completely anyway. While we as designers strive every day for good design, trying to simplify our interfaces and create something that will make our users’ lives painless and easy, there are designs out there of all shapes and sizes that eschew our holy tenets. Not only do these designs have bad UX seemingly on purpose, but people actually seem to prefer them that way. I can tell you probably don’t believe me, so let’s dive into some examples.
Standard Bank Group Ltd., Africa’s largest lender by assets, has offices all over the continent. While that might be good for business, it poses a problem for IT: all those systems communicate with the bank’s South African headquarters in a different way. To create uniformity among its integration tools, Standard plans to automate configuration management, the process that helps companies track and control changes to their hardware and software.
Forrester’s Chief Business Technology Officer, discusses the strategic view that consumers and businesses alike demand outstanding customer experiences and expect them more than ever before. And the blockers that CIOs say they have: the over-customized legacy infrastructure that won’t go away, constrained budgets, and less resources than we wish we had.
In this webinar, Chris Riley (DevOps Analyst) and Andy Pemberton (CloudBees) will show you how Jenkins and Sauce Labs can work together to build a comprehensive CI tool set to help you release faster, at a higher quality and with more visibility.
Engineering suggests an underlying physics, mathematical models of how the world works. Is there a mathematical model of how to build software at scale? No. Do we understand the difference between what makes good software and bad software? No. Are there papers with published proofs of whether this idea or that idea has any observable difference on written software, as practised by companies the world over? No. It turns out this is a difficult field: software is weird stuff.
Traditionally, companies have at least two main technical teams: programmers and the operations staff. DevOps isn’t really a job, it’s an organizational strategy. In this article, J. Wolfgang Goerlich of Munder Capital Management discuss the skills required and how to adopt DevOps best practices.
The design, development and advancement of OpenStack technologies lead to a world where the benefits of DevOps software development moves from hype and buzzwords to a reality with tangible results and quantifiable benefits.