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.
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 the right tools. Here are the top 6 must-have tools for DevOps success.
DevOps is on everyone’s lips these days but how many companies have successfully implemented it and what are the elements that lead to a healthy DevOps adoption? We talked to Anton Weiss, founder, principal consultant and CEO at Otomato and DevOpsCon speaker, about the changes that occur in a company once DevOps is instituted and the way in which aspects like open communication and sharing can be sedimented in the company culture.
Automation is an essential piece of the CD model, providing much-needed consistency and faster turnaround time. Automated processes are easily repeatable as often as you need, and they’re transparent, so you always have a clear audit trail. However, there are problems to overcome in seeking to get the maximum value from automation in a CD model.
“DevOps isn’t any single person’s job — it’s everyone’s job.” What does DevOps mean for Atlassian and what shapes the company culture? How do departments support DevOps and what are the usual DevOps aspects that aren’t part of the company values? We invited Ian Buchanan, Developer Advocate, Integration Specialist for Atlassian’s DevOps Ecosystem to weigh in on Atlassian’s road to DevOps and to debunk some of the myths surrounding this movement.
Who are the most influential DevOps people in the Twittersphere? After analyzing thousands of accounts, we created a list of people that every DevOps enthusiast or pro should be following.
DevOps is on everyone’s lips these days but how many companies have successfully implemented it and what are the elements that constitute a healthy DevOps culture? We invited Eduards Sizovs, leader of the Latvian Software Craftsmanship Community and JAX DevOps 2016 speaker, to weigh in on the importance of a healthy DevOps culture.
JAX DevOps will take place in London between 3-6 April 2017. What is the idea behind JAX DevOps? How does this conference bring together a broad range of topics such as Continuous Delivery to Microservices, Cloud, Container and Corporate Culture? Program-Chair Sebastian Meyen will give you some insights in this article.
As DevOps matures from craft, through trade, to a science, we are starting to work on distilling out how we can make DevOps’ implementation and the organizational transformation repeatable and predictable, across all kinds of environments. As part of that search, it is time to start looking at humanity’s other “operational” endeavors and see what is applicable to DevOps.
Gartner predicted last year that in 2016 DevOps will evolve from a niche to a mainstream strategy. The year is almost over so it’s safe to assume that DevOps has gone mainstream. But how familiar are companies with the elements that constitute the DevOps culture? And more importantly, how can they ease the DevOps culture transformation shock?
John Willis, Director of Ecosystem Development at Docker, Inc and DevOpsCon speaker, wrote in a blog post that “if you don’t have culture, all automation attempts will be fruitless”. But how relevant is the cultural aspect in a DevOps context? We invited seven DevOps experts to shed some light on the importance of the DevOps culture and weigh in on its elements.