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.
The DevOps movement is inevitable and the benefits have been discussed in the community. But we have also seen the challenges and know that companies will struggle with adopting DevOps techniques. In this talk, Anna Löw and Matthias Lübken share their thoughts and approach for a DevOps Test for organizations.
Culture is the essence. This seems to be consensus in debates about digital transformation and DevOps. But what does this “culture thing” really mean in the context of an organization? That’s the cardinal question to be answered by any company willing to benefit from DevOps ideas.
Isn’t it great how easy one can scale up in the cloud? In this video, Philipp Krenn, Developer Advocate at Elastic, teaches you how to avoid a security disaster both in general and by using specific services such as AWS and GitHub.