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Lori MacVittie with @DevOpsSummit conference chair Andi Mann before delivering her session at Cloud Expo New York Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that's changing with microservices architectures. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, focused on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into "the network" for DevOps. Speaker Bio Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5's entire product suite. Her role includes authorship of technical materials and participation in a number ... (more)

[slides] @Docker Deployments | @DevOpsSummit @JPetazzo #SDN #DevOps

Orchestrating Distributed Deployments with Docker and Containers Thanks to Docker, it becomes very easy to leverage containers to build, ship, and run any Linux application on any kind of infrastructure. Docker is particularly helpful for microservice architectures because their successful implementation relies on a fast, efficient deployment mechanism - which is precisely one of the features of Docker. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Microservice architectures are therefore becoming more popular, and are increasingly seen as an interesting option even for smaller projects, instead of being reserved to the largest, most complex application stacks. But those architectures bring a new set of challenges. Breaking down an application into many smaller components means that each individual piece is simpler and easier to reason with; but now we need something to tie all thos... (more)

[session] @KontenaInc to Present #DevOps and @Docker Pipeline at @CloudExpo

The Automated Docker Container Deployment Pipeline Docker containers have brought great opportunities to shorten the deployment process through continuous integration and the delivery of applications and microservices. This applies equally to enterprise data centers as well as the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Jari Kolehmainen, founder and CTO of Kontena, will discuss solutions and benefits of a deeply integrated deployment pipeline using technologies such as container management platforms, Docker containers, and the drone.io Cl tool. He also will demonstrate deployment of a CI/CD pipeline using container management, as well as show how to deploy a containerized application through a continuous delivery pipeline. Speaker Bio Jari Kolehmainen is founder and CTO of Kontena, Inc., the provider of the developer-friendly, open source container and microser... (more)

Containers as a Platform for Autonomic Computing | @DevOpsSummit #Cloud #DevOps #Containers

Containers as a Platform for Autonomic Computing By Neil McEvoy An overall theme of cloud computing and the specific practices within it is fundamentally one of automation. The core value of technology is to continually automate low level procedures to free up people to work on more value add activities, ultimately leading to the utopian goal of full Autonomic Computing. For example a great way to define your plan for DevOps tool chain adoption is through this lens. In this TechTarget article they outline a simple maturity model for planning this. Self-Aware Containers and Microservices As we start to examine the principle applied to the Cloud Native field of containers and microservices this begins to highlight some tremendously powerful ideas and vendor innovations. One in particular that seemed particularly challenging to me is the concept of self-contained micr... (more)

[slides] #DevOps and #Microservices Security | @CloudExpo @Aporeto #CD

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here DevOps and Microservices - An In-Depth Look at Security Challenges DevOps and microservices are permeating software engineering teams broadly, whether these teams are in pure software shops but happen to run a business, such Uber and Airbnb, or in companies that rely heavily on software to run more traditional business, such as financial firms or high-end manufacturers. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Microservices and DevOps have created software development and therefore business speed and agility benefits, but they have also created problems; specifically, they have created software security issues. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo,Co-Founder of Aporeto, talked about these issues, covering both the challenges and solutions that organizations are seeing today. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Spe... (more)

Surviving #DigitalTransformation Fatigue | @CloudExpo #Agile #SOA #AI #ML

To paraphrase an old joke, there are four stages of digital transformation: What is digital transformation? We need digital transformation! We need whatever comes next after digital transformation! What is digital transformation? By 2016, most enterprises had successfully navigated their way from #1 to #2, but now that it's 2017, there's a good chance #3 is in the offing. After all, digital transformation has been the hot topic for a while now. Will 2017 be the year it becomes passé? And if so, what should we do next? Buzzword Fatigue: It's Inevitable In times of disruption, buzzwords play an important role. As new technologies, approaches, and priorities spring up, we need a common vocabulary so that we can cogently discuss such innovations. However, it's easy to overuse or misapply buzzwords. Just like salt in your soup: a pinch may be pleasing, but put in too much a... (more)

DevOps Loses Its Religion | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #IoT #FinTech #Blockchain

Intellyx's 2017 Digital Transformation Predictions Guest post by Intellyx Principal Analyst Charles Araujo Once again, we find ourselves at the dawn of a new year. And many would say, not a moment too soon. With a series of tumultuous elections around the world and an unusual number of celebrity passings, it's been a rough year. But there is at least one bright spot from 2016: Intellyx's digital transformation prognostications were close to spot on! As is our tradition, each year we review last year's predictions and make all new fresh ones! This year, it is my turn to review Jason's 2016 predictions and let you know what I see happening in the coming year. A Look Back on a Year of Inflection Points Our predictions for 2016 centered on one thing: inflection points. We predicted that blockchain, IoT security and open source web scale technology would all turn the corner... (more)

[video] #Microservices and #IoT at @DevOpsSummit | #DevOps #AI #M2M

Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? In this Power Panel at DevOps Summit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana; Lori MacVittie, , Evangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState's Technical Product Manager; peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards. Panelist Bios: Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his expertis... (more)

DevOps Trend | @CloudExpo @AppDynamics #APM #DevOps #Microservices

The Top 5 2016 Trends That Are Changing Software Development By Omed Habib Software development is a moving target. You have to keep your eye on trends in the tech space that haven’t even happened yet just to stay current. Consider what’s happened with augmented reality (AR) in this year alone. If you said you were working on an AR app in 2015, you might have gotten a lot of blank stares or jokes about Google Glass. Then Pokémon GO happened. Like AR, the trends listed below have been building steam for some time, but they’ll be taking off in surprising new directions before the end of 2016. Here’s an overview of what’s coming next and what software developers can do to prepare for it. 1. Linking Application Performance and Business Performance Application performance management (APM) has grown incredibly sophisticated over the past decade. By 2010, Gartner had define... (more)

[slides] #DevOps with @Docker for #Microservices | @CloudExpo @SiRuslan

Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of DevOps with containers. In addition, he will discuss known issues and solutions for enterprise applications in containers. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Ruslan Synytsky is CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, a company that brings together the ease of use of PaaS (developers productivity) and IaaS flexibility (agility), unleashing the full potential of the cloud for ... (more)

[slides] @Azure Immutability | @CloudExpo @JenkinsCI #DevOps #Docker

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Config as Code vs Immutable Continuous Delivery in the Cloud In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Claude Remillard, Principal Program Manager in Developer Division at Microsoft, contrasted how his team used config as code and immutable patterns for continuous delivery of microservices and apps to the cloud. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here He showed how the immutable patterns help developers do away with most of the complexity of config as code-enabling scenarios such as rollback, zero downtime upgrades with far greater simplicity. He also demoed building immutable pipelines in the cloud using both containers and VMs. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Claude Remillard is Principal Program Manager in Developer Division responsible for the DevOps and DevTest experience on Azure. He previously was President an... (more)