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At its core DevOps is all about collaboration. The lines of communication must be opened and it takes some effort to ensure that they stay that way. It's easy to pay lip service to trends and talk about implementing new methodologies, but without action, real benefits cannot be realized. Success requires planning, advocates empowered to effect change, and, of course, the right tooling. To bring about a cultural shift it's important to share challenges. In simple terms, ensuring that everyone knows what everyone else is doing can create a real team spirit and social cohesion that will drive DevOps forward. Here are six tips that can be implemented to help you get there. 1. Stand-ups A daily team meeting where people get an opportunity to review their progress by addressing three simple questions: What did I do yesterday? What will I do today? What might block me fro... (more)

I’m Not Scared of #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #APM #CD #Docker #Monitoring

DevOps is speeding towards the IT world like a freight train and the hype around it is deafening. There is no reason to be afraid of this change as it is the natural reaction to the agile movement that revolutionized development just a few years ago. By definition, DevOps is the natural alignment of IT performance to business profitability. The relevance of this has yet to be quantified but it has been suggested that the route to the CEO's chair will come from the IT leaders that successfully make the transition to a DevOps model. If this still seems foreign to you, I recommend r... (more)

Catchpoint “Silver Sponsor” of @DevOpsSummit | @Catchpoint #DevOps #WebPerf

SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint, a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named "Silver Sponsor" of DevOps Summit New York, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York City. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed for digital business, Catchpoint is the only end-user experience monitoring (EUM) platform that can simultaneously capture, index ... (more)

21 #DevOps and #Docker Reference Architectures | @DevOpsSummit #IoT

21 DevOps and Docker Reference Architectures When building DevOps or continuous delivery practices you can learn a great deal from others.  What choices did they make, what practices did they put in place, and how did they connect the dots? At Sonatype, we pulled together a set of 21 reference architectures for folks building continuous delivery and DevOps practices using Docker. Why?  After 3,000 DevOps professionals attended our webinar on "Continuous Integration using Docker" discussing just one reference architecture example, we recognized there was a strong interest in the c... (more)

Software-Defined Business with @AppDynamics | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

"Application monitoring and intelligence can smooth the path in a DevOps environment. In a DevOps environment you see constant change. If you are trying to monitor things in a constantly changing environment, you're going to spend a lot of your job fixing your  monitoring," explained Todd Rader, Solutions Architect at AppDynamics, in this interview at DevOpsSummit, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Software Is Eating the World Download slides ▸ Here Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themsel... (more)

2016 State of DevOps Survey By @RealGeneKim | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Without a doubt, one of the projects in my career that I've learned the most from is the State of DevOps Report. This is a project that I've worked on with Jez Humble, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, and the team at Puppet Labs, where we've surveyed over 20,000 technology professionals to understand the health and habits of organizations adopting DevOps. This is the research that allowed us to characterize the benefits of being a high performing technology organization, as well as how to become one.  If you've seen these statistics, the State of DevOps report is where it came from. Agilit... (more)