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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TCO of the Cloud

August 15, 2013
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CloudComputing

What is the total cost of ownership, TCO, of the cloud? When we think of the cloud, we think of using applications in the cloud such as Salesforce, Box.net, and others. We may even consider using security as a service tool such as Zscaler and others. In some cases we also think of placing our…

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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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How to Prevent Agile Initiatives from Failing

July 25, 2013
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agilecloud

In my previous post I highlighted a number of patterns that lead to failures of agile initiatives. In this post I will discuss solutions for each pattern.

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Big Data Security

July 24, 2013
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CloudComputing

At the recent Misti Big Data Security conference many forms of securing big data were discussed from encrypting the entire big data pool to just encrypting the critical bits of data within the pool. On several of the talks there was general discussion on securing Hadoop as well as access to the pool of data.…

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Why Agile Initiatives Fail and Why DevOps Initiatives Should Worry

July 17, 2013
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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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Docker: Delivering Agility One Container at a Time

July 12, 2013
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agilecloud

One of the most interesting innovations that I have seen is Docker. Docker is a Linux container engine that is simplifying the process of delivering environments.

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How DevOps Can Turn Fragile to Agile

July 3, 2013
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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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SaltStack is Gaining Momentum

June 28, 2013
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Agile Cloud Development

In the world of DevOps, the names Chef and Puppet have been synonymous with systems and configuration management in the cloud. But now it is time to make room for a third synonym, Salt. Salt, short for SaltStack, was started in the basement of Founder and CTO Tom Hatch.

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