DevOps

Industry experts weigh in on the future of automation and DevOps

Application teams need reporting. They specifically need pipeline analytics to measure and optimize metrics, such as deployment frequency and deployment success, to find and fix practices that are slowing them down and orchestrate releases. In its latest Continuous Delivery and Release Automation Wave Report, Forrester noted that reporting can be a “weak spot” for much […]

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Continuous integration vs. continuous delivery: A quick explainer

As DevOps moves from a trend at born-on-the-web firms to a set of well-accepted best practices, many enterprises are embracing the approach. If you’re only getting started, terms like continuous integration and continuous delivery probably sound a lot alike. There are, however, some big differences that are important to understand. What is continuous integration? As […]

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The effects of cloud-native architecture on continuous delivery

Modern, “cloud-native” architectures are making a big impact on continuous delivery. Continuous delivery is a set of practices and tools that enables rapid testing and release of changes. These architectures typically have many moving pieces, each of which is intended to stand on its own. Generally, the technologies of choice for these applications will be […]

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Survey: Most companies use multicloud, but far less have tools for management

New research published this week by the IBM Institute for Business Value found that most enterprises — 85 percent — already operate in multicloud environments. And most of those that don’t currently use multicloud plan to soon. By 2021, 98 percent of companies plan to use multiple hybrid clouds. Of the 1,016 executives from 19 […]

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6 common DevOps myths

There are a lot of DevOps myths floating around the IT world. That’s not surprising, given how much hype the term — a combination of “development” and “operations” —  has built up in the past few decades. DevOps is more than worthy of the hype. When done properly, the DevOps approach can deliver massive positive […]

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How to overcome cloud transformation challenges to deliver superior experiences

Today’s customers demand experiences that are nuanced, contextual and, above all, personalized. Creating such personalized experiences is a key differentiator among competitors in any market. However, it can be difficult, and traditional on-premises systems often aren’t up to the task. That’s why many business leaders have been looking to implement cloud solutions to gain the […]

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What is a modern app?

Modernizing something means it must be obsolete to begin with. That’s true of applications as much as anything else. What may be a “heritage” application to you may not seem out of date to someone else. Looking back at heritage applications To appreciate a modern application, one must understand what a modern application is not. […]

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Get ahead with cognitive operations machine learning technology

At IBM Think 2018 I had many opportunities to interact with clients. Through those conversations, I gained numerous insights into the evolving challenges in the IT operations management space. I also learned a lot about the successes IBM clients are achieving with IBM cognitive management capabilities. The challenges around managing hybrid environments are not new, […]

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Building operations automation in DevOps

According to the 2017 “State of DevOps Report,” the key metrics used to indicate high performance in IT organizations are deployment frequency, lead time and mean time to recover. As a continuous delivery guy, I’ve spent the last decade helping clients in the first two areas: rapidly determining if a change is good or bad, and […]

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4 things to look for in a private cloud solution

If your team doesn’t know what to look for in a private cloud solution, you might end up picking a terrible choice for your organization. That one bad decision could put your business at a huge disadvantage for key IT activities such as developing applications, protecting data and building great customer experiences. Private cloud offers […]

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Private cloud: The great transformer

Enterprises are driving a golden age of business transformation, with cloud the connective tissue and AI the nerve center of this fundamental economic shift. In this transformation, many firms are taking a “hybrid” approach, using multiple providers and developing cognitive capabilities to create competitive advantage. Their goals? Rapid deployment, scalability, ease of use and elasticity. […]

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Financial services in the age of hybrid cloud

Finding the right cloud deployment option to accommodate your specific workload requirement is not always the easiest task to manage. If your business resides within financial services or a similar regulatory or compliance driven market, application development and management can be even more complex. Private cloud in financial services When we first started looking at […]

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