Agile Cloud Development

Agile Cloud Development focuses the aspects of agile development that integrate with cloud computing SaaS and PaaS environments including DevOps, Scrum, XP, and Kanban.|Major areas of focus include the Agile Development process and the pitfalls many companies encounter trying to implement it, the DevOps process and the pitfalls associated with its implementation. the organizational aspects of successfully implementing Agile Development and DevOps and the new tools that should be used to support Agile Development and DevOps processes. Covered toolsets include Agile Project Management, Continuous Integration, and Automated Deployment.

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Monitoring for Agile Operations

March 24, 2014
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PerformanceManagement

Agile Operations requires that the entire stack of monitoring and management tools be rebuilt from scratch. Legacy frameworks and Franken-Monitors should be uninstalled and replaced with modern tools that can keep up with the rate of change in the environment.

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An Interview with Docker

March 20, 2014
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docker

Last week, I interviewed Solomon Hykes, founder and CTO of Docker. I first met Solomon back in January of 2013 when I was interviewing executives in Silicon Valley. At the time, I was  researching PaaS solutions for my recently released book, Architecting the Cloud. Back then, the company had a very promising public PaaS solution…

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News: PaaSLane 2.0 — Letting Applications Take Advantage of the Cloud

March 13, 2014
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agilecloud

PaaSLane from Cloud Technology Partners is a tool that greatly facilitates the process of migrating an application to the cloud by comparing its source code to known safe best practice. It claims a 25% enhancement in migration time. We suspect that in many cases this will easily be achieved, plus PaaSLane removes a lot of…

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Cloud Foundry Gets a Foundation

March 10, 2014
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agilecloud

Pivotal has announced that an open source foundation is to provide external governance for Cloud Foundry.

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The Value of DevOps in the Enterprise

March 5, 2014
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agilecloud

We live in interesting times. If I were to chart the increase in the number of customers asking for help with DevOps, that chart would look like a hockey stick, that same kind of hockey stick our CFOs are always dreaming of. If I added another line on the chart for the percentage of those…

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Business Case for Open Source Contribution

February 24, 2014
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agilecloud

Instead of just thinking about using open source software, enterprises should now be thinking about creating open source software.  That’s where the business benefits really lie.

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No, You Are Not a DevOps Engineer

February 19, 2014
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agilecloud

Ask five IT people what the term DevOps means, and you will likely get five completely different answers. Go to any online job board, search DevOps, and look at the job descriptions, and you will see great disparity in the desired skillsets and responsibilities, as well as job titles. Go to LinkedIn and search for…

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Agile Requires Architecture, Not Methodologies

February 4, 2014
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agilecloud

Does this scenario sound familiar? A sprint team delivers another release on time and on budget. It boasts about how much its velocity has improved and how many story points it was able to cram into a two or four-week sprint. It shows its business partners a bunch of nice, pretty charts that illustrate how…

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Application Security: What Is the First Step?

January 31, 2014
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VirtualizationSecurity

What is the first step of application security? What is this step regardless of whether the process involved is DevOps or traditional silos? We have heard many answers before, such as architecture, code analysis, hardening, risk analysis, etc. But we have not really talked about the intersection of the user, application, data, and system. Perhaps…

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