Welcome!

Article

We’re in the Midst of a Pivotal Year for DevOps

Pivotal Year for DevOps

Better Software Magazine is an excellent resource for any IT professional involved in development, testing, project management, QA and more. The magazine is a TechWell publication and covers topics such as Agile methodologies, DevOps mobile and cloud. I was recently invited to write The Last Word column in the Spring 2017 Edition.

In this recent column titled, “2017 is a Pivotal Year for DevOps,” I write about the importance of software development and DevOps for today’s digital economy and point out that better customer experiences are driven by better software.

To quote from the article, “the quality and functionality of a company’s software affects everything from competitive differentiation to customer support and, ultimately, employee satisfaction… read the article, download the pdf

I also discuss reasons why DevOps is becoming more important to the enterprise. One of those big reasons is because it works to bring development closer to the heart of the business. That happens best when DevOps tools offer operational data and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to help businesses make better decisions and respond to the market faster.

In the article I point out some trends that are developing now. Here are a few excerpts:

  1. The Left Shift

Automated testing and continuous delivery, “created a leftward shift in the pipeline, resulting in smaller-scale tests that are completed earlier and faster. Quality continues to be a focus, and micro-services are helping accelerate that drive by enabling the deployment of higher-quality code at a smaller risk to the business…read more.” Feedback is being pushed further back in the software development lifecycle, which helps to reduce risks at the end.

  1. Focus on Analytics

“Focusing on analytics provides a more holistic and comprehensive approach to DevOps. Over the next year, we will see more connected tools and processes, as well as KPI data that can enable new levels of decision making by leveraging operational data to provide intelligent correlation and traceability…read more.” Organizations will then be able to uncover the causes behind a rise in service tickets for example, with more precision than before, and fix errors much faster.

  1. Continuous Monitoring and Feedback

“While DevOps tools are meeting the needs of organizations involved with the software development lifecycle, many organizations have evolved. They now need to understand their DevOps value stream across the software development and delivery lifecycle—from planning to operations…read more.” By evaluating value streams, organizations can improve processes and remove bottlenecks with clear visibility of the entire DevOps toolchain.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to accelerate business and build customer satisfaction for your end-users through the promise of DevOps. Whether you are just getting started on the journey, or have taken many steps to transform culture within your organization, understanding what’s coming next in this significant software development trend is important. To read more, please follow this link to the full article, “2017 is a Pivotal Year for DevOps.”

Share This: 2017 is a Pivotal Year for #DevOps. @CollabNet’s @e_robertson16 explains:

https://www.collab.net/sites/default/files/uploads/collabnet-news-article-2017-is-a-pivotal-year-for-devops.pdf

More Stories By Eric Robertson

Eric Robertson is an industry expert who is responsible for the DevOps product line at CollabNet. Before coming to CollabNet, he served as director of services and portfolio management for enterprise solutions at Unisys. Prior to that he led product management and launched major areas of Cisco's cloud automation solutions.

Eric has successfully held product development, services and management roles with enterprises and start-ups and has provided consulting services to Fortune 500 companies. He holds a patent in the area of virtualization and a Master's Degree in Electrical and Software Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. He continues to further his research in domain-specific languages, and intelligent automation.

Latest Stories
Behera Rasananda is a technologist, a leader, a key note speaker has more than 20 years experience in across Government, Financial, Heath Care and Insurance Verticals. Mr. Behera has vast experience in Enterprise Cloud and Big Data solutions and Enterprise Architecture. Currently he works closely for Government Solutions on Enterprise Cloud for Federal Government Agency. Scientist Behera managed and partner with clients to make complete end to end solution and Migration to cloud both private sec...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
As Enterprise business moves from Monoliths to Microservices, adoption and successful implementations of Microservices become more evident. The goal of Microservices is to improve software delivery speed and increase system safety as scale increases. Documenting hurdles and problems for the use of Microservices will help consultants, architects and specialists to avoid repeating the same mistakes and learn how and when to use (or not use) Microservices at the enterprise level. The circumstance w...
Today, we have more data to manage than ever. We also have better algorithms that help us access our data faster. Cloud is the driving force behind many of the data warehouse advancements we have enjoyed in recent years. But what are the best practices for storing data in the cloud for machine learning and data science applications?
"Avere Systems deals with data performance optimization in the cloud or on-premise. Even to this day many organizations struggle with what we call the problem of data gravity - 'Where should I put the data?' - because the data dictates ultimately where the jobs are going to run," explained Scott Jeschonek, Director Cloud Solutions at Avere Systems, 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.
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
DXWorldEXPO LLC, the producer of the world's most influential technology conferences and trade shows has announced the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO "Early Bird Registration" is now open. Register for Full Conference "Gold Pass" ▸ Here (Expo Hall ▸ Here)
For years the world's most security-focused and distributed organizations - banks, military/defense agencies, global enterprises - have sought to adopt cloud technologies that can reduce costs, future-proof against data growth, and improve user productivity. The challenges of cloud transformation for these kinds of secure organizations have centered around data security, migration from legacy systems, and performance. In our presentation, we will discuss the notion that cloud computing, properl...
"We began as LinuxAcademy.com about five years ago as a very small outfit. Since then we've transitioned into more of a DevOps training company - the technologies and the tooling around DevOps," explained Doug Vanderweide, an instructor at Linux Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
They say multi-cloud is coming, but organizations are leveraging multiple clouds already. According to a study by 451 Research, only 21% of organizations were using a single cloud. If you've found yourself unprepared for the barrage of cloud services introduced in your organization, you will need to change your approach to engaging with the business and engaging with vendors. Look at technologies that are on the way and work with the internal players involved to have a plan in place when the ine...
More and more companies are looking to microservices as an architectural pattern for breaking apart applications into more manageable pieces so that agile teams can deliver new features quicker and more effectively. What this pattern has done more than anything to date is spark organizational transformations, setting the foundation for future application development. In practice, however, there are a number of considerations to make that go beyond simply “build, ship, and run,” which changes how...
DevOps with IBMz? You heard right. Maybe you're wondering what a developer can do to speed up the entire development cycle--coding, testing, source code management, and deployment-? In this session you will learn about how to integrate z application assets into a DevOps pipeline using familiar tools like Jenkins and UrbanCode Deploy, plus z/OSMF workflows, all of which can increase deployment speeds while simultaneously improving reliability. You will also learn how to provision mainframe syste...
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
The best way to leverage your Cloud Expo presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at Cloud Expo. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audiences.