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Don't go chasing waterfall ... development, that is. According to a recent post by Madison Moore on Medium featuring insights from several software delivery industry leaders, waterfall is - while still popular - not the best way to win in the marketplace. With methodologies like Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery becoming ever more prominent over the past 15 years or so, waterfall is old news. Or, is it? Moore cites a recent study by Gartner: "According to Gartner's IT Key Metrics Data report, the waterfall method as employed on 56% of development efforts in 2015, with iterative methods used in 21% of projects and agile in 23%." While Agile has been the buzzword of the decade, it seems many organizations still haven't fully adopted the practice yet. While many cite the fallbacks of waterfall development - no feedback loops, rigid structure and requirements-based ... (more)

Microservices at @CloudExpo | @IBMcloud @CloudTroll #AI #SDN #CloudNative #DevOps #Microservices

Microservices: Choosing the Right Cloud, Services and Tools We all know that end users experience the Internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps - failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you're decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it's not a question of using microservices - not doing so will be a path to eventual business failure. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Andrew Hately, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, discussed how the real and more difficult question, in developing microservices-based applications, is this: what's the best combination of cloud services and tools to use to get the right results in the specif... (more)

Microservices: Choosing the Right Cloud Services | @CloudExpo @IBMCloud #Cloud #DevOps

Microservices: Choosing the Right Cloud Services and Tools We all know that end users experience the internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps - failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you're decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it's not a question of using microservices - not doing so will be a path to eventual business failure. The real and more difficult question, in developing microservices-based applications, is this: What's the best combination of cloud services and tools to use to get the right results in the specific business situation in which you need to deliver what your end users' want. Considering that new strea... (more)

Why Self-Organization Demands a New Reality | @ExpoDX #DX #ML #Agile

Why Self-Organization Demands a New Reality Guest post by Intellyx Principal Analyst Charles Araujo "This all sounds great. But it's just not realistic." This is what a group of five senior IT executives told me during a workshop I held not long ago. We were working through an exercise on the organizational characteristics necessary to successfully execute a digital transformation, and the group was doing their ‘readout.' The executives loved everything we discussed and agreed that if such an environment existed, it would make transformation much easier. They just didn't believe it was realistic. Our job as analysts is not only to observe the world as it exists, but also to paint an aspirational picture of how it might be. As a result, we spend a lot of time and commit a lot of digital ink to discussing emerging technologies and approaches, and their potential impact ... (more)

Enterprise-Wide Agile Transformation | @ExpoDX #AI #DigitalTransformation

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Digital Transformation Requires Enterprise-Wide Agile Transformation Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the connection between building better software and business agility has been a tenuous one at best. But now that Agile is maturing and Digital Transformation is driving change across enterprises large and small, companies are realizing that their best bet for achieving business agility is... (more)

Sheng Liang Keynote at @CloudExpo | @Rancher_Labs #CloudNative #Serverless @Docker #Kubernetes #Microservices

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here SYS-CON Events announced today that Sheng Liang to Keynote at SYS-CON's 19th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Sheng is a co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs. Prior to starting Rancher, Sheng was CTO of the Cloud Platforms group at Citrix Systems after their acquisition of Cloud.com, where he was co-founder and CEO. Sheng has more than 15 years of experience building innovative technology. He was a co-founder at Teros, which was acquired by Citrix in 2005 and led large engineering teams at SEVEN Networks, and Openwave Systems. Sheng started his career as a Staff Engineer in Java Software at Sun Microsystems, where he designed the Java Native Interface (JNI) and led the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) development for the Java 2 platform. Sheng has a B.S. from the... (more)

Are Your Business Apps Cloud-Ready? | @CloudExpo @CASTHighlight #AI #SDN

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Are Your Business Apps Cloud-Ready? The "Digital Era" is forcing us to engage with new methods to build, operate and maintain applications. This transformation also implies an evolution to more and more intelligent applications to better engage with the customers, while creating significant market differentiators. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In both cases, the cloud has become a key enabler to embrace this digital revolution. So, moving to the cloud is no longer the question; the new questions are HOW and WHEN. To make this equation even more complex, most of the time we are dealing with complex portfolios, many including hundreds of legacy applications. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, JP Ascenci, a solution specialist at CAST Highlight, described how Application Portfolio Analysis assists to baseline, ... (more)

Reinventing the Edge Tier with @Netflix | @ExpoDX #CloudNative #Serverless #DevOps

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here The Reactive Edge: Reinventing the Edge Tier Using a Reactive Communication Protocol There is a huge demand for responsive, real-time mobile and web experiences, but current architectural patterns do not easily accommodate applications that respond to events in real time. Common solutions using message queues or HTTP long-polling quickly lead to resiliency, scalability and development velocity challenges. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ryland Degnan, a Senior Software Engineer on the Netflix Edge Platform team, discussed how by leveraging a reactive stream-based protocol, we have been able to solve many of these problems at the communication layer. This makes it possible to create rich application experiences and support use-cases such as mobile-to-mobile communication and large file transfers that woul... (more)

Digital Innovation with @GrapeUpInc | @CloudExpo #AI #DevOps #CloudNative

"Grape Up leverages Cloud Native technologies and helps companies build software using microservices, and work the DevOps agile way. We've been doing digital innovation for the last 12 years," explained Daniel Heckman, of Grape Up in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the conference tracks for CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that ... (more)

Serverless Your Job | @CloudExpo @DavidLinthicum #CloudNative #Serverless #DevOps #Microservices

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here How Serverless Computing Changes Cloud, and Your Job In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. View Mid-Day Keynote: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here It's clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. That means serverless is also changing the way we leverage public clouds. Truth-be-told, many enterprise IT shops were so happy to get out of the management of physical servers within a data center that many limitat... (more)

[video] Scale and Simplify with WineSOFT | @CloudExpo #Cloud #APM #Monitoring

"WineSOFT is a software company making caching proxy server software, which is widely used in the telecommunication industry or the content delivery networks or e-commerce," explained Jonathan Ahn, COO of WineSOFT, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the conference tracks for CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transform... (more)