Welcome!

News Feed Item

rPath Brings Intelligent Automation to Visible Ops

rPath, an innovator in automating system provisioning and maintenance, today announced “Achieving Visible Ops with Intelligent System Automation,” a free white paper that offers a practical approach to intelligently automating Visible Ops release and change processes to transform and accelerate IT, reduce cost and mitigate risk. “Achieving Visible Ops with Intelligent System Automation” is available now as a free download at http://bit.ly/a2tR35. The white paper will also be featured in “DevOps, The Visible Ops and Other Emerging Practices for High-Velocity, Low-Cost IT,” the April 15 webinar featuring the co-author of The Visible Ops Handbook and thought leaders from DTO Solutions/Dev2Ops.org and rPath. Register for the free webinar at http://bit.ly/cpiS8L.

“IT organizations are facing a perfect storm of system scale, accelerating change, and an increasing need for speed,” said Jake Sorofman, chief marketing officer for rPath. “Most IT organizations understand that they must transform to become leaner and more responsive service providers. Leading this transformation is a passionate and innovative group of IT practitioners galvanized by the DevOps movement and The Visible Ops Handbook. rPath shares a common vision and way to automate these best practices to achieve truly high-velocity and low-cost IT.”

Overview of “Achieving Visible Ops”

The crisis facing modern IT reflects the challenges posed by virtualization, cloud and other large-scale environments—which are exacerbated by contracting budgets and “lean,” do-more-with-less mandates. As a consequence, IT is under pressure to transform by way of automation.

Resources like The Visible Ops Handbook have already addressed two fundamental issues: (1) how to implement a process framework such as ITIL; and (2) where to start. Now, “Achieving Visible Ops with Intelligent System Automation” addresses two equally important and fundamental issues: (1) how to implement ITIL principles without the bloat and bureaucracy often associated with this approach; and (2) how to automate for speed and control.

In addition to a brief summary of the Visible Ops methodology, “Achieving Visible Ops with Intelligent System Automation” covers the following topics:

  • Intelligent System Automation: Making Visible Ops a Reality – Discusses the deep system modeling and system version control technologies required for the intelligent automation of Visible Ops.
  • Phase One: Stabilize Patient, Modify First Response – Focuses on (1) reducing the number of system outages by freezing change outside scheduled maintenance windows; and (2) ensuring problem managers have all information about changes that could have caused an outage.
  • Phase Two: Catch & Release and Find Fragile Artifacts – Discusses identifying and analyzing the critical elements of production infrastructure and the interdependencies between components that make up that infrastructure.
  • Phase Three: Establish Repeatable Build Library – Covers (1) creation and maintenance of a versioned definitive software library (DSL) for all software and patches; and (2) ensuring perfect configuration synchronization between pre-production and production systems.
  • Phase Four: Enable Continuous Improvement – Shows how to implement metrics to allow continuous improvement of release, control and resolution processes covered in previous phases.
  • Preparing for Audits with rPath – Covers reporting capabilities that help answer key questions about the state of deployed systems, helping to take the time, cost and risk out of audit preparations.

The upcoming webinar, “DevOps, The Visible Ops and Other Emerging Practices for High-Velocity, Low-Cost IT,” will be held Thursday, April 15, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time (2:00 p.m. Eastern Time). The webinar will feature Damon Edwards, president of DTO Solutions and editor of Dev2Ops.org; Kevin Behr, co-author of The Visible Ops Handbook; and Erik Troan, founder and CTO of rPath. All registrants will receive a copy of the whitepaper, “Achieving Visible Ops with Intelligent System Automation.” The first 25 registrants will receive a copy of “The Visible Ops Handbook.” To register for the free webinar, please visit http://bit.ly/cpiS8L.

For more information on rPath, please visit http://www.rpath.com. For additional perspectives, please visit and subscribe to rPath RSS blog feeds at http://blogs.rpath.com/wpmu/. Follow rPath on Twitter at @rpath.

Resources

rPath white paper: Achieving Visible Ops with Intelligent System Automation; http://bit.ly/a2tR35
rPath website: http://www.rpath.com
rPath blog: http://blogs.rpath.com/wpmu/
rPath on Twitter: http://twitter.com/rPath
rPath press releases and commentaries: http://www.rpath.com/corp/news-and-events
rPath videos and podcasts: http://www.rpath.com/corp/audio-and-video
rPath Cloud Computing Adoption Model: http://www.rpath.com/corp/cloud-adoption-model
rPath Knowledge Center: http://www.rpath.com/corp/browse-resources
rPath webinars: http://www.rpath.com/corp/webinar

About rPath

rPath automates system provisioning and maintenance across physical, virtual and cloud environments. rPath’s innovative release automation platform is based on the industry’s only commercial version control repository for managing deployed software systems. The result is an easy-to-deploy and cost-effective automation solution for rapid, low-risk and low-overhead deployment and maintenance of complex software systems. rPath dramatically improves responsiveness to business lines, reduces compliance risks, and allows resource-constrained IT organizations to significantly reduce operating costs and “do more with less.” Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, rPath has 80+ customers including some of the world’s largest enterprises and ISVs. Visit www.rpath.com.

rPath is a registered trademark of rPath. All other brand names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Tags: rPath, release automation, release automation platform, virtualization, cloud, data center automation, application deployment, unified automation and control, system version control, deep system modeling, DevOps, Visible Ops, ITIL

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee Atchison, Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic, discussed cloud as a ‘better data center’ and how it adds new capacity (faster) and improves application availability (redundancy). The cloud is a ‘Dynamic Tool for Dynamic Apps’ and resource allocation is an integral part of your application architecture, so use only the resources you need and allocate /de-allocate resources on the fly.
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addres...
From wearable activity trackers to fantasy e-sports, data and technology are transforming the way athletes train for the game and fans engage with their teams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, will present key data findings from leading sports organizations San Francisco 49ers, Orlando Magic NBA team. By utilizing data analytics these sports orgs have recognized new revenue streams, doubled its fan base and streamlined costs at its stadiums. John Paul is the CEO and Founder of VenueNext. Prior ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Numerex Corp, a leading provider of managed enterprise solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT), will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ:NMRX) is a leading provider of managed enterprise solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT). The Company's solutions produce new revenue streams or create operating...
WebRTC adoption has generated a wave of creative uses of communications and collaboration through websites, sales apps, customer care and business applications. As WebRTC has become more mainstream it has evolved to use cases beyond the original peer-to-peer case, which has led to a repeating requirement for interoperability with existing infrastructures. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Graham Holt, Executive Vice President of Daitan Group, will cover implementation examples that have enabled ea...
Kubernetes is a new and revolutionary open-sourced system for managing containers across multiple hosts in a cluster. Ansible is a simple IT automation tool for just about any requirement for reproducible environments. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Patrick Galbraith, a principal engineer at HPE, discussed how to build a fully functional Kubernetes cluster on a number of virtual machines or bare-metal hosts. Also included will be a brief demonstration of running a Galera M...
IoT offers a value of almost $4 trillion to the manufacturing industry through platforms that can improve margins, optimize operations & drive high performance work teams. By using IoT technologies as a foundation, manufacturing customers are integrating worker safety with manufacturing systems, driving deep collaboration and utilizing analytics to exponentially increased per-unit margins. However, as Benoit Lheureux, the VP for Research at Gartner points out, “IoT project implementers often ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Tintri VM-aware storage is the simplest for virtualized applications and cloud. Organizations including GE, Toyota, United Healthcare, NASA and 6 of the Fortune 15 have said “No to LUNs.” With Tintri they mana...
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, will compare the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, e...
SYS-CON Events announced today the Enterprise IoT Bootcamp, being held November 1-2, 2016, in conjunction with 19th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Enterprise IoT Bootcamp is not just based on presentations but with hands-on demos and detailed walkthroughs. We will introduce you to a variety of real world use cases prototyped using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Spark, and Intel Edison. Y...
Complete Internet of Things (IoT) embedded device security is not just about the device but involves the entire product’s identity, data and control integrity, and services traversing the cloud. A device can no longer be looked at as an island; it is a part of a system. In fact, given the cross-domain interactions enabled by IoT it could be a part of many systems. Also, depending on where the device is deployed, for example, in the office building versus a factory floor or oil field, security ha...
Is your aging software platform suffering from technical debt while the market changes and demands new solutions at a faster clip? It’s a bold move, but you might consider walking away from your core platform and starting fresh. ReadyTalk did exactly that. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and over a decade of audio conferencing product development to start an innovati...
Fifty billion connected devices and still no winning protocols standards. HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, and CoAP seem to be leading in the IoT protocol race at the moment but many more protocols are getting introduced on a regular basis. Each protocol has its pros and cons depending on the nature of the communications. Does there really need to be only one protocol to rule them all? Of course not. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, walk you through how Oct...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes.
Whether they’re located in a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment, cloud technologies are constantly evolving. While the innovation is exciting, the end mission of delivering business value and rapidly producing incremental product features is paramount. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Kiran Chitturi, CTO Architect at Sungard AS, will discuss DevOps culture, its evolution of frameworks and technologies, and how it is achieving maturity. He will also cover various st...