Organizing and Structuring IT for DevOps

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  Conway’s Law teaches us that how an organization, group or team is structured has a great impact on the outcomes the organization produces. If you split a team responsible for a product into four sub-teams, the final product will be made up of four distinct components or modules. It is important, therefore, to organize Read more...

Site Reliability Engineering in VMware Environments

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Kevin Lees Field Chief Technologist for IT Operations Transformation   Companies seeking to increase velocity and reliability of solutions within their digital business should shift their software development efforts “further to the right” into infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams by adopting tenets of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). The SRE ethos was conceived at Google to Read more...

DevOps: The Three Types of Code

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Introduction In guiding our customers through the journey of implementing and optimizing around best practices in DevOps, we suggest a view that an application comprises three types of code. In this post I aim to describe these three code types and outline the value of understanding them in applying DevOps processes to Infrastructure and Operations Read more...

Changing Change Management

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  Changing Change Management Change Management has always been a core component of IT Service Management practices, for obvious reasons. Change is a constant, but change can be risky. With Change Management processes in place, IT organizations define the risk exposure they are willing to take, try to minimize the severity of any impact or Read more...

Cloud Governance . . . shouldn’t be an afterthought

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Bill Irvine Strategist – Advisory Services Ensuring governance and control over cloud service provision is critical to the success of any digital transformation, for every company, in any vertical. VMware Advisory strategists work with hundreds of customers assisting in the development of their strategy and programs for the adoption of cloud services. This naturally includes Read more...