02Mar2015

3 new trends pressuring CIOs

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In an interview in Enterprise Project, Ty Rollin, CTO of the mobile technology company Mobiquity, takes a look at some of the issues CIOs and CTOs will be facing going forward. At number two he lists Automated Infrastructure. Rollin declares that “Automation has freed every piece of infrastructure,” Rollin goes on to say that: “All
24Feb2015

The 9 types of tools you must have in your DevOps toolchain

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We hear a lot about DevOps and the benefits seen by company’s who implement it. We also hear a lot about continuous integration and continuous delivery which, according to surveys, have already been implemented by the majority of companies. Companies planning their DevOps and CI/CD processes have to deal with both cultural and technological challenges.
22Feb2015

Fast Cars and Fast DevOps

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The reality is that your new car has more software in it than you can image. And, as we know, all software has flaws.
17Feb2015

How to integrate development and deployment into a single process

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Database Task Based Deployments – Part II My previous post on this subject outlines the need for the ability to release changes on the fly. When practicing Continuous Delivery, any check-in of code triggers a build process followed by deployment to the test environment and running tests. If there is a failure, people are notified
12Feb2015

Release time need not be panic time

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When was the last time you felt relaxed before releasing a new version to production? Alas for Release managers and QA managers, the answer almost always seems to be “Never!”
11Feb2015

Change Management & Continuous Delivery: Clash or Harmony? By Andrew Phillips

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Introducing changes into running software systems is risky. There’s always a chance of failure, and that can have a negative impact on your business. It’s important to mitigate that risk, but there’s more than one way to do so. Change Management is all about ensuring that changes to existing systems and software in production are
09Feb2015

Unplanned app downtime costs companies billions

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  How much is application downtime costing enterprises? Ian Barker reports for betanews that according to a new survey from IDC, sponsored by AppDynamics, an infrastructure failure can cost $100,000 per hour. A critical application failure costs between $500,000 and $1 million per hour. Just over a third of those outages last from one to