The countdown for JAX DevOps 2017 has begun. If you would like to dive deeper into topics such as container technologies, cloud platforms, Continuous Delivery, Microservices and Agile processes, this is your chance to hear top experts talk about the latest trends in this growing culture. Hurry up and save up to £200 – Very Early Bird expires in two days!
Some people call DevOps a cultural professional movement; when they think of the magic bullet, they believe that the one way to do it is this: “I buy myself this DevOps solution” – it never really works. JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc talked to Damon Edwards at DevOpsCon 2016 about the state of DevOps. He debunked the myth that DevOps is a magic bullet and explained why operations are squeezed the way they are today.
More than 50 percent of GitHubers are working remotely so it is essential that they share the same values that everybody agrees upon. JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc talked to GitHub’s Marko Berkovic and Matthias Wiesen at DevOpsCon 2016 about the company culture(s), the challenges to enforce it and the tips to make remote teams work.
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!
Any DevOps transformation must start with the leadership’s support because otherwise, it will never become a concise, definitive transformation process. When we talk about culture, it seems to be something complicated but in reality, it is just a story to tell. JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc talked to Anton Weiss at DevOpsCon 2016 about how to become DevOps enablers and what is the correct way to enable DevOps within an organization.
“Software organizations are composed of people, processes, and technology. While it’s easy to focus on just the technology, it is ultimately just an enabler of successful people and process.” We invited Armon Dadgar, co-founder and CTO at HashiCorp to weigh in on the company’s road to DevOps and to talk about DevOps Defined, their guide for adopting DevOps to accelerate application delivery.
Instead of a very simplistic approach, we need to look for collaboration and interaction patterns that work in different contexts. Collaboration comes with a cost but it produces very good results. However, sometimes it’s better to deliberately introduce a kind of boundary between teams. JAXenter editor Hartmut Schlosser talked to Matthew Skelton at DevOpsCon 2016 about the need for collaboration and what goes into good team structures.
A lot of companies and organizations have adopted Prometheus and the project quickly gained an active developer and user community. It is currently a standalone open source project maintained independently of any company. In 2016, Prometheus joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as the second hosted project after Kubernetes. We talked to Björn Rabenstein, engineer at SoundCloud and Prometheus core developer, about how Prometheus can help companies adopt DevOps.
High-performing organizations seem to have one common pattern: they put a high value on human capital. JAXenter editor Hartmut Schlosser talked to John Willis, Director of Ecosystem Development at Docker, Inc about how to turn human capital into high performance organizational capital.
All organizations that did not originate the DevOps moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. There are several key techniques that an agent of change can implement to smooth the transition and overcome these obstacles on the way to a smoother DevOps deployment process with the re-aligned silos that are characteristic of a healthy DevOps culture.
Cloud technologies are changing the IT landscape and companies that want to implement a cloud strategy must face the challenges that go hand in hand with this transformation. Apache jclouds, an open source multi-cloud toolkit for the Java platform, helps fill some of the gaps in the cloud landscape. We asked Ignasi Barrera, member of the Apache jclouds Project Management Committee to identify the benefits of jclouds and to clarify what’s under this project’s hood.
Greg Bledsoe, Managing Consultant at Accenture, emphasized in his opening keynote at DevOpsCon that one of the most important rules for DevOps success is to make sure that culture comes first. He taught the audience how to change the organizational culture and identified a handful of obstacles to DevOps. We had a lot to learn from the likes of John Willis and Damon Edwards so let’s take a look at the key takeaways from DevOpsCon.