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DevOps Technology @VMworld

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This week has seen the first virtual VMworld. While it certainly is not the same without the face-to-face personal interactions that VMworld helps to facilitate, there have been many benefits. Probably the biggest is that all of the breakout sessions are immediately available, giving access to hundreds of hours of quality content – covering industry Read more...
Continuous Everything

DevOps Technology: Continuous Everything

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The DevOps culture has, at its core, a commitment to continuous and iterative improvement. Commitment to continuous improvement is embodied in the DevOps approach to quality (through continuous integration and delivery), value (through continuous improvement), and personal development (through continuous learning).   The journey to DevOps can be approached as a transformation or as an Read more...
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The Cloud Management Guide to VMworld 2020

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We are looking forward to seeing you at our biggest VMworld yet! While COVID-19 means that VMworld must be virtual this year, it does not mean it will be any less engaging. In fact, we can support more attendees, more customer sessions, and more “Meet the Experts” roundtables! All delivered in an always-on, follow-the-sun, 48-hours-of-continuous-content Read more...
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DevOps Technology: The DevOps Toolchain

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Tools to support DevOps processes have emerged like bunnies in springtime. There are Open Source tools, custom-built tools, vendor-supported tools, and even toolsets that predate DevOps and have been updated (or simply rebranded) to “DevOps”.   The market is so dynamic, broad, and complex that some fun concepts have been created to help bring some Read more...
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DevOps: Principles and Outcomes

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As technical resources, we get as excited about a new tool or technology as a carpenter does with a shiny new table saw. However, I am less interested in the tools used to build my new cabinet as I am in whether it functions properly and looks good in my bathroom. Similarly, organizational leaders are Read more...
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Devopsdays – The Embodiment of the DevOps Culture

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Before attending my first Devopsdays in Minneapolis in July of 2016 I regarded “DevOps” as simply another analyst-hyped entry on my IT buzzword bingo card. To be honest, I hadn’t given it much thought. I had to maneuver around the daily stand up meeting of a core development team in the hallway when I was Read more...

DevOps: Culture – Collaboration, Empowerment, Autonomy

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Organizations that have successfully transformed their technology delivery through DevOps consistently recognize that it requires much more than tool and process change. We repeatedly find that leading indicators for DevOps success correlate directly with cultural changes required to support innovation and agility. In this post, we look at the ways traditional IT needs to evolve, Read more...
DevOps Adoption

DevOps: Early Adopters and Outcomes – The Disruptees

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In an earlier post “DevOps: Innovators and Outcomes – The Disrupters” we looked at some of the organizations that drove the ideas and concepts that came to be known as DevOps, giving them a critical edge as they moved to disrupt existing markets and create new ones.   In this post, we look at organizations Read more...
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DevOps: Innovators and Outcomes – The Disrupters

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In my previous post “DevOps: Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?” I attempted to define DevOps by examining its roots and mapping its exponential growth to digital transformation initiatives. In this post, we will look at some of the early adopters of DevOps practices and the successful outcomes achieved. From my perspective, Read more...
The DevOps Loop

DevOps: Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?

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Businesses today are well aware that the ability to drive differentiation through digital solutions is critical to their survival. However, decades of focus on cost-cutting and risk elimination have resulted in the perception of their internal IT organization as slow, overly burdened by policy and process, and incapable of supporting, much less driving, innovation. Technology Read more...