DevOps

How’s your cloud confidence?

I learned a lot at IBM InterConnect this year, but most importantly, I learned how cloud computing and having super powers are surprisingly similar concepts. I had a great time speaking with clients at the Cloud Confidence Center on the concourse. The central feature of the space was our cloud story string board, which was […]

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How NBC Universal sped delivery and cut costs with DevOps

If businesses find the success with DevOps that NBC Universal has, it’s safe to say that it’ll be sticking around. At IBM InterConnect Monday, Angel Diaz, IBM vice president of developer technology and advocacy, told the crowd, “We are living in a technology-fueled business revolution.” He was referring, of course, to DevOps, the approach to […]

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Hit the IT operations trail at InterConnect 2017

IT operations is at the heart of every company’s digital transformation journey, whether you need to drive a better client experience—or just keep the lights on. IDC analysts predict by the end 2017, more than 70 percent of the Global 500 will have dedicated digital transformation and or innovation teams. And did you know the […]

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4 trends in action at InterConnect 2017

There are so many reasons to love IBM InterConnect. Some of the brightest people in technology will come together to talk about the trends and advancements that are shaping our industry. Each year, InterConnect serves as a barometer for where we are as cloud technologists. And this year, I can confidently say that the outlook […]

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6 IBM InterConnect Bootcamp labs developers shouldn’t miss

When learning about new technologies and tools, it often helps to get one’s hands just a little bit dirty and see what really makes them work. That’s the idea behind the new Bootcamp labs at InterConnect 2017. These instructor-led labs will run three to four hours, providing enrollees the opportunity to do hands-on work with […]

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3 Things you’ll learn about private cloud at InterConnect

Many companies are embracing a private cloud strategy to run their business. They want to reduce cost and effort while improving agility, IT processes and resource scalability. Private cloud addresses these needs. And it offers a dedicated, single-tenant cloud environment either on-site or off-premises. InterConnect 2017, the industry’s premier cloud conference, is the perfect place […]

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Why you shouldn’t choose between agile and DevOps approaches

You may hear your IT department talking about implementing agile or DevOps development. Both promise better and faster software development through collaboration. How are they different, and which is better for your business? Agile software development principles enable developers to deliver new functionality quickly while responding to changing business requirements. Development teams deliver incremental features frequently, perhaps […]

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How to turn APM metrics into better apps

Digital applications are the lifeblood of business today. They are the primary means of interaction with customers. It’s imperative applications are always available, provide optimal performance and deliver exceptional customer experiences. If not, you can probably expect your customers to say goodbye. Applications run on top of a complex web of software components. Some provide […]

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Here’s what the industry is getting wrong about APM

Recently, you may have seen news about recent consolidation in the application process management (APM) space. Some might see this as the industry making big bets on combining network management with application management. But I see it differently. This is an area that has not yet yielded results because the personas using these tools have […]

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How to unleash agile, responsive development with APM and DevOps

Digital transformation has profound ramifications for your organization. The new landscape is disrupting business models, raising customer expectations and creating new channels to do business. I bet you’re seeing the impact of digital transformation on your organization’s application development cycle as well. The rate of development probably isn’t decided entirely by you anymore. Instead, it’s […]

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Sleep easier with availability monitoring

Necessity is the mother of invention. Anything that can fend off the Saturday 2 AM call to my fellow developers, or even just reduce the pain of late-night troubleshooting, is worth the invention. If your team uses DevOps practices, offers your organization continuous delivery and is responsible for delivering always-on code, you know what I […]

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Stay tuned to Thoughts on Cloud for cloud integration stories

Hello to regular readers of Thoughts on Cloud, home for news and expert analysis from the world of cloud computing. I am thrilled to announce that, beginning today, the cloud content previously published at the IBM site In the Making will now run here. We’ve moved to make it easier than ever for cloud professionals […]

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