Posts Tagged ‘ DevOps ’

Five Signs That Your DevOps Initiative Is Failing

August 12, 2013
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agilecloud

The DevOps movement is gaining more momentum each day. But like any other popular buzzword, many companies will follow the hype and try to run before they can walk. Here are 5 common signs that should raise a red flag that the DevOps initiative is on a path for failure.

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Antifragile Systems: Designing for Agility vs. Stability

August 2, 2013
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Antifragile Systems: Designing for Agility vs. Stability

For many years, the focus in IT has been on building robust systems that invested heavily in avoiding failures. To accomplish this goal, methodical processes were implemented to guide IT through a list of known use cases so that systems could try to avoid failing and have a plan for recovery if a failure did…

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Why Agile Initiatives Fail and Why DevOps Initiatives Should Worry

July 17, 2013
By
Agile Cloud Development

As a consultant, I get to travel around the country and see many companies in action. Almost every company I visit is practicing what they call an agile methodology, with varying degrees of success. The companies that are good at agile tend to have happy customers and high morale. Unfortunately, many companies I visit are…

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How DevOps Can Turn Fragile to Agile

July 3, 2013
By
agilecloud

DevOps is not a role. It is a cultural shift towards building better quality software faster and more reliable through great collaboration and teamwork.

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SDDC Application Performance Management

April 30, 2013
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SDDC.Management.Stack.Reference.Architecture

SDDC Application Performance Management will be a critical part of ensuring that the applications that matter to your business are highly available and perform well in you software defined data center. Running rapidly changing applications on a highly dynamic software infrastructure will lead to intractable problems unless proper APM tools are deployed in your SDDC.

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APM for Agile and DevOps: 7 practical use cases

February 8, 2013
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APM for Agile

A new breed of DevOps focused APM tools is moving performance management outside the domain of operations. With features to support analysts, architects, developers, testers and DevOps APM is at home in all phases of agile development.

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Security Automation = Good Security Practice

January 24, 2013
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VirtualizationSecurity

As I shoveled even more snow, I was starting to think about automation, as in how could I get something to shovel the snow for me, which lead to thinking about automation within the cloud. I see lots of discussion about automation in the cloud. Many of my friends and colleagues are developing code using…

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Infrastructure as Code: From Bottleneck to Test-Driven

January 16, 2013
By
agilecloud

Treating infrastructure as code and managing it using proven agile development practices leads to greater business agility

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Virtualizing Business Critical Applications – The Performance and Capacity Sizing Problem

December 17, 2012
By
PerformanceManagement

The process of virtualizing business critical applications should start with using a modern APM tool to establish a response time and throughput baseline for the application while it is still on physical hardware. That baseline should then serve as the reference SLA once the application is virtualized. Performance needs to be defined as response time…

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