New JAX Magazine issue — Demystifying DevOps
DevOps has gone mainstream; everyone is talking about it, every company is trying to do it and every manager is trying to be successful at it. But for that to happen, we need to fully understand the facets of this buzzword and make sure we are truly ready to embrace it. This JAX Magazine issue is packed with goodies — it’s our treat!
DevOps was born in late 2009, when its godfather Patrick Debois launched DevOpsDays after John Allspaw’s Velocity 2009 presentation – 10+ Deploys Per Day: Dev and Ops Cooperation – grabbed his attention. Although there may not be a clear DevOps Manifesto and people see this set of practices through different lens, it’s safe to say that this movement is blossoming into a mainstream strategy.
People like Patrick Debois, Andrew Shafer and John Allspaw (to name a few) have given us the means to transform this group of concepts into a movement but now it’s time to focus on some of its facets: continuous delivery, business culture, cloud platforms, microservices and container technology. Let’s allow our authors to convince you that these ingredients are equally important to DevOps. Mark Hinkle, VP at The Linux Foundation will tell you what’s next for the effort to improve coordination between software developers and operations personnel while Justin Arbuckle, CTO & Agile, Lean and DevOps Transformation Leader for Sococo, Inc. will explain why measuring DevOps ROI is essential for companies that are embracing the industry’s forward movement. Björn Rabenstein, Production Engineer at SoundCloud, will reveal why Prometheus itself is a product of a DevOps mindset while Sunil Mavadia, Director of Customer Success for XebiaLabs, will convince you that release orchestration is essential for Continuous Delivery success. We haven’t even got to the discussion about culture, cloud and microservices so perhaps you should open the magazine and see what we have prepared for you.
We may not have a DevOps definition carved in stone but what we do have is enough to lay a solid foundation. I’d like to take this occasion to invite you to participate in our survey and help us identify the latest trends in modern DevOps.
If you want to hear more about the facets of DevOps and discuss its ramifications, come to JAX DevOps, which takes place in London between 3-6 April 2017.
Thirsty for more? Open the magazine and see what we have prepared for you.
Inside this issue
Modern DevOps – Connecting business and IT
Open source software tools of DevOps
Seven reasons why culture is key
The real ROI of DevOps
The key concepts of Continuous Delivery
The need for release orchestration
The next battle in the container revolution
Containers and the enterprise
“Prometheus itself is a product of a DevOps mindset”
Interview with Björn Rabenstein
Microservices and DevOps are good friends
Why cloud is important for DevOps
“Resisting automation seems both futile and undesirable”
Interview with John Danaher
“Scala is a perfect match for Bitcoin”
Interview with Chris Stewart