Guest post by Tammy Kulesa
World Wide Industry GTM Manager
Energy & Utilities / Chemicals and Petroleum
IBM Rational, Software Group
For the first time, IBM will host an Energy Day at Innovate 2014. This energy forum will explore progress in clean energy over the last decade and look into the future at trends, technologies, challenges, and innovations in the energy industry. The forum will include a panel on the role of technology and systems engineering in the nuclear industry, a view into... [More]
This week at Impact has been full of thought-provoking sessions and interactions with folks from IBM and attendees from companies around the world. The Expo floor was full of attendees asking about DevOps, and many folks specifically around the Release & Deploy pedestal were asking two recurring questions; one, "What is DevOps," and two, "Is deployment automation the same thing as DevOps?"
This misconception has come up more and more lately, as DevOps has grown in... [More]
Innovate@SPEED is your fast track to driving success in lean transformation and continuous delivery platforms. And where is this fast track?...in The Pit Stop.
Location: Innovate EXPO - Dolphin Hotel - Lower Level, Atlantic Hall
Sun, 01 Jun
06:00 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
Mon, 02 Jun
12:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
Tue, 03 Jun
12:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
Wed, 04 Jun
12:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.... [More]
The IBM Impact general session this morning was all atwitter (social media joke) as attendees discussed the conference kickoff, before, during and after it occurred.
Tangerine Bank CEO, Peter Aceto laid out the company philosophy as well as the strategic partnership with IBM that has led to Tangerine's organizational and technological goals. Reducing deployment times to multiple, complex environments from several days to 30 minutes with IBM Pure Application Systems was certainly a measurable highlight.
There are many ways to reuse assets, and although some of these ways may not be as efficient as others, it just makes sense to reuse work that has been previously done. Today, reuse of assets is commonly implemented in product lines.
Consider a product family such as a line of cars. There are S, SE, SEL and limited edition models. These closely related products share one or more common elements. The branches shown in the following diagram of a product line with variants branching off could represent the S, SE, SEL and... [More]
Continuous delivery of software-driven innovation will be a key focus at IBM Innovate 2014 . An enterprise capability for continuous software delivery can enable organizations to seize market opportunities, respond more rapidly to customer feedback, and balance speed, cost, quality and risk. With this in mind, we are delivering a robust DevOps for Enterprise Systems agenda at Innovate. These session were developed for architects, developers, testers and systems programmers. There are a number of practitioner and management... [More]
Recently, IBM's Michael Rowe talked to our training class about the Internet of Things (IoT). He boiled down the Internet of Things to a simple concept: thing sends data to a processing system, which then sends processed information to some person or thing. Repeat this with a few million or billion things and you have the Internet of Things. This made me wonder: am I just a thing ? Or am I a living being? Does it matter to the Internet of Things how alive the thing is?
Usually when we talk of the Internet of... [More]
Recently, JazzHub received a new name, IBM DevOps Services , and we’ve been working hard to enhance our DevOps services to make the site even more DevOps-y (can we pretend for a moment that “DevOps-y” is a word?). We’re thrilled about our new name and our new features, and we can’t wait to meet you at IBM Impact to talk all about it.
Below are some highlights of all the places we’ll be next week at IBM Impact!
Enterprise DevOps: Bigger than Dev and Ops
DevOps is widely acknowledged to include IT groups outside of Dev and Ops. Business analysts, testers, release management, information security and others. In the enterprise though, it is often other groups that are bottlenecks. The DevOps community has spent too little time talking about at these less traditional DevOps concerns.
That’s not to say that there has been no discussion. In explaining the “First Way of DevOps” Gene Kim describes that it is the value... [More]
When planning for DevOps I always first think about “What is the best I can achieve?” Comparing the ideal with the reality then helps me to define the roadmap of changes I have to apply.
Robb Wiedrich talked in his recent blog post about DevOps best practices in the area of principles to adopt. I want to focus more on the workflow view here. Sorting out what to do in which step helps us to define the overall process and the roles involved.
So let's have a look at a very... [More]
'Dilbert' creator Scott Adams speaks at Tuesday's General Session
Scott Adams, creator of the world renowned Dilbert comic strip ( http://www.dilbert.com/about ) that runs in over 2,000 newspapers worldwide, takes center stage at Innovate 2014, The IBM Technical Summit in Orlando on Tuesday, June 3. Adams is the author of The Dilbert Principle (#1 NYT best seller), Dogbert’s Top Secret Management Handbook, The Dilbert Future, Dilbert and the Way of the Weasel, The Joy of Work, God’s Debris, The Religion War, Stick... [More]
A critical backbone of any DevOps environment is the version control system (VCS). Fundamentally, version control systems are change management enablers; they track changes by each contributor across a body of information (typically text-based) that together comprise a complete version history. A VCS supports collaboration, incremental delivery and controlled enhancements.
VCSs have gained notoriety with the advent of automated system deployments that rely on configurations, recipes or patterns describing how, where and in what... [More]
I have been selling continuous delivery solutions around Europe for some time now, and in this post I would like to reflect on what I believe is the most important lesson I have learned from the field. That lesson is that successful continuous delivery relies on four pillars that must be present and have clear frontiers in terms of responsibilities and scope . Beyond the four pillars, I want to share my thoughts on a recurring pitfall I have observed that, in my opinion, has misled a lot of organizations on their way to implementing a... [More]
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When I first started working on DevOps-related software, continuous monitoring didn't sound like something that was big enough to be one of the pillars of a new software methodology. My dev-centric background was part of why I discounted monitoring, but I also figured that if we were already automating things like deployment and testing, wouldn't the tools already record things like test results? Big deal! The most popular thing I've yet written is a... [More]