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The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York  (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Full Conference Registration Gold Pass and Exhibit Hall ▸ Here Register For @CloudExpo ▸ Here via EventBrite Register For @ThingsExpo ▸ Here via EventBrite Register For @DevOpsSummit ▸ Here via EventBrite Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsors of Cloud Expo [email protected] will benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities through: Featured on-site presentation and ongoing on-demand webcast exposure to a captive audience of industry decision-makers Showcase exhibition during our new extended dedicated expo hours Breakout Session Priority scheduling for Sponsors that have been guaranteed a 35 minut... (more)

Capital One Presented at @DevOpsSummit New York | @TopoPal #DevOps

From Our Faculty Archives: @DevOpsSummit New York 2015 DevOps at Enterprise: Capital One Shifts Left In his session at DevOps Summit, Tapabrata Pal, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Capital One, told a story about how Capital One has embraced Agile and DevOps Security practices across the Enterprise - driven by Enterprise Architecture; bringing in Development, Operations and Information Security organizations together. Capital Ones DevOpsSec practice is based upon three "pillars" - Shift-Left, Automate Everything, Dashboard Everything. Within about three years, from 100% waterfall, Capital One now has 500+ Agile Teams delivering quality software via Agile and DevOps practices. Speaker Bio Tapabrata Pal has 20 years of IT experience in various technology roles (Developer, Operations Engineer and Architect) in the retail, healthcare and finance industries. Over... (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 community to learn more.  That's why we assembled 20 more reference architectures into this collection. A picture speaks a thousand words, but beyond the images, we also share the details of each DevOps/CD Docker reference architecture.  In the bottom right corner of each slide, we share the... (more)

Catchpoint @DevOpsSummit “Silver Sponsor" | @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 6-8, 2017 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. "There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18t... (more)

Six Daily Tips for #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #Docker #APM #Microservices

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 reading up on DevOps Blog from IT Revolution, the OpsCode Blog, and check out The Phoenix Project. Despite all the talk around simple monitoring tools, breaking through the walls between Dev and Ops still poses a real challenge. This is because of a misunderstanding around Operations real purp... (more)

5 Networking Thank You’s and Turkeys

Everyone and their mother does a light blog before the holidays. US Thanksgiving lends itself well to Thank You's and Turkeys. Here are my top five of each: Cisco – A big thank you goes out to Cisco for changing the industry dialogue to something that puts applications first. You can debate hardware vs. software, deep integration vs. loose federations, and single-vendor vs. multi-vendor. But at the end of the day, their ACI launch was about putting applications first, simplifying edge policy, and orchestrating workload resources across disparate parts of the infrastructure. Forgetting the specific merits or flaws of the design, this is an important shift. And when Cisco helps change the focus for the industry (and uses its marketing might to help), that is good for everyone. Juniper – Another big thank you goes out to a big incumbent. Juniper proves that even the ... (more)

Sean Armstrong Joins @DevOpsSummit Faculty | @AppNeta #DevOps #Microservices

Slow Is the New Down: Keep Your Business in Business, By Ensuring Successful User Experiences Your business relies on your applications and your employees to stay in business. Whether you develop apps or manage business critical apps that help fuel your business, what happens when users experience sluggish performance? You and all technical teams across the organization - application, network, operations, among others, as well as, those outside the organization, like ISPs and third-party providers - are called in to solve the problem. In his General Session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Sean Armstrong, Vice President of Products at AppNeta, will discuss the root cause of performance issues and how innovative solutions are bridging the gap between siloed technical teams as well as outside providers. Explore what arsenal of tools is needed to help ensure a suc... (more)

[slides] #Microservices Extend #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #SDN #Docker

Lori MacVittie with @DevOpsSummit conference chair Andi Mann before delivering her session at Cloud Expo New York Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that's changing with microservices architectures. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, focused on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into "the network" for DevOps. Speaker Bio Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5's entire product suite. Her role includes authorship of technical materials and participation in a number ... (more)

DevOps Summit Accepting Keynote Proposals | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential. The DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo will expand the DevOps community, enable a wide sharing of knowledge, and educate delegates and technology providers alike. Recent research has shown that DevOps dramatically reduces development time, the amount of enterprise IT professionals put out fires, and support time generally. Tim... (more)

Taking Back IT - DevOps: Part 3 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

In my last post I spoke about the concept that Operations needs to understand and embrace the ____ as a service model (viewable here). The concept is difficult, but the reason it has to happen is that it is the most core tenant of DevOps, and it is the only way organizations will be able to truly drive digital transformation.  This matters more than ever, because in the new digital wasteland we live in,  failing to transform is agreeing to die. Transform or Die That sounds a bit heavy handed, but it has a lot of logic behind it for the operator and for all of us trying to take back IT. Transform or Die developed from a presentation  I gave last year a Strata+Hadoop in Singapore for their inaugural Pecha Kucha session on opening night, that I called "Get out of your developer's way". My basic premise was that the digital revolution has already happened and now we find... (more)