Docker Monitoring Doesn't Need to Be So Hard
Everyone wants to use containers, but monitoring containers is hard. New
ephemeral architecture introduces new challenges in how monitoring tools need
to monitor and visualize containers, so your team can make sense of
In his session at @DevOpsSummit, David Gildeh, co-founder and CEO of Outlyer,
will go through the challenges and show there is light at the end of the
tunnel if you use the right tools and understand what you need to be
monitoring to successfully use containers in your environments.
David Gildeh is a serial entrepreneur. He founded and sold his last startup,
SambaStream, to Alfresco in 2011, thus launching their cloud business.
He co-founded and is the CEO of Outlyer, a SaaS infrastructure monitoring
tool, and is the founder of the world's largest DevOps Meetup, DevOps
Exchange Lond... (more)
Using Architectural Analysis to Design and Deliver Microservices
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking
a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous
improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with
microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications
at any time without the increase of risk.
Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure
these changes won't take down your entire organization.
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Pavel Rabinovich, Sr.
Program Manager at CAST, will discuss how microservices + system-level
analysis = the perfect combination in creating a nimble organization that can
flex with new technologies and demands from the business side.
Pavel Rabinovich, Sr. Program Manager at CAST, ... (more)
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration,
communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an
output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution,
organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and
adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture.
In this DevOps Summit Power Panel - moderated by Andi Mann, founder of
Sageable - Shannon Williams, co-founder of Rancher Labs; Haseeb Budhani,
co-founder and CEO of Soha; and Dalibor Siroky, Director and co-founder at
Plutora; discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to
focus attention (and resources), where organizations might slip up with the
wrong focus, how to manage change and risk in all three areas, what is
possible and what is not, where to start, and especially how new structures,
processes, and ... (more)
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)
In today's enterprise, digital transformation represents organizational
change even more so than technology change, as customer preferences and
behavior drive end-to-end transformation across lines of business as well as
IT. To capitalize on the ubiquitous disruption driving this transformation,
companies must be able to innovate at an increasingly rapid pace.
Traditional approaches for driving innovation are now woefully inadequate for
keeping up with the breadth of disruption and change facing today's
increasingly digital enterprise. It's time to rethink how we innovate,
leveraging the very turbulence that drives the business to change.
In his Opening Keynote at 17th Cloud Expo, Jason Bloomberg, leading expert on
architecting agility for the enterprise and president of Intellyx, provided
a thought-provoking look at how modern digital practices, including
Delivering Microservices in a Hybrid Environment
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many
organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices
promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems,
but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different
projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds.
How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different
iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem" in this scenario:
microservice A (releases daily) depends on a couple of additions to backend B
In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Andrew Phillips, head of strategy at
XebiaLabs, discussed decoupling as the key principle for tackling this
problem, with the aim of eliminating the dependency as much as possi... (more)
@DevOpsSummit has been named the ‘Top DevOps Influencer' by iTrend.
iTrend processes millions of conversations, tweets, interactions, news
articles, press releases, blog posts - and extract meaning form them and
analyzes mobile and desktop software platforms used to communicate, various
metadata (such as geo location), and automation tools.
In overall placement, @DevOpsSummit ranked as the number one ‘DevOps
Influencer' followed by @CloudExpo at third, and @MicroservicesE at 24th.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center,
New York City, and is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and
will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the
leading industry players in the world.
DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York
(June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan)
DevOps at Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo... (more)
Microservices Sprawl: How Not to Be Overrun
By Saba Anees
The rise of containers and microservices has skyrocketed the rate at which
new applications are moved into production environments today. While
developers have been deploying containers to speed up the development
processes for some time, there still remain challenges with running
microservices efficiently. Most existing IT monitoring tools don’t actually
maintain visibility into the containers that make up microservices. As those
container applications move into production, some IT operations teams are
suddenly finding themselves flying blind. Unless IT operations upgrade to new
approaches to managing DevOps by using more modern monitoring solutions,
containers and microservices will wind up doing more to troubleshoot issues
than actually speeding up development processes.
So what steps should you take to en... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint, a provider of innovative web
and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named "Silver Sponsor"
of DevOps Summit New York, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the
Javits Center in New York City.
Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides
unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently
deliver an amazing customer experience.
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think
about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product
and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what
drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze
it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at
Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18t... (more)
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to DevOps at
Cloud Expo 2017 as Conference Chair
The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the
Javits Center in New York City, New York.
"DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in
decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and
I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results
DevOps delivers. So I am excited to help the great team at @DevOpsSummit and
Cloud Expo tell the world how they can leverage this emerging disruptive
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital
business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist,
technologist, innovator, and communicator. For over 30 years across five
continents, Andi has built success with Fortune 5... (more)
Microservices (μServices) are a fascinating evolution of the Distributed
Object Computing (DOC) paradigm. Initial design of DOC attempted to solve the
problem of simplifying developing complex distributed applications by
applying object-oriented design principles to disparate components operating
across networked infrastructure. In this model, DOC “hid” the complexity
of making this work from the developer regardless of the deployment
architecture through the use of complex frameworks, such as Common Object
Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) and Distributed Component Object Model
Eventually, these approaches waned in popularity as the distribution
frameworks were clumsy and the separation of responsibilities between
developer and operations did not meet with the promised goals. That is,
developers still needed to understand too much about how the entire ... (more)