From nimble startups to large enterprises, organizations across all industries are actively adopting DevOps practices to gain and maintain a lasting business advantage over their competitors. Making the transition to a DevOps culture can be difficult, however, especially for enterprises.
Learning how to operate reliably at scale in a cloud environment was one of the challenges Netflix faced when it migrated all its services to the cloud. JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc talked to Mike McGarr, the Engineering Manager for the Netflix Developer Productivity team and JAX DevOps speaker, about Netflix’s decision to migrate its services to the cloud, the challenges the company faced, the lesson learned and the Netflix culture.
This year at DevOpsCon we are trying to break the pattern of definitions. Our speakers are teaching us that without embracing the two-pizza team concept and acknowledging that open source is now default the DevOps conversation cannot evolve.
JAX London, the event which brings Java, JVM experts and innovators together returns in October! To give you a taste of what JAX London will be all about, we’ve assembled a program preview which includes 30 sessions and four workshops. Hurry up and save £200! Very Early Bird ends on July 28.
In his memoir, Steve Wozniak offers this recommendation to inventors: “Work alone…Not on a committee. Not on a team.” Programmers may or may not agree with his guidance, but the truth is that the success of pair programming is often influenced by a plethora of premises.
Starting in a greenfield project, there are many choices for configuration management and orchestration. We talked to JAX DevOps speakers Dr. Martin Hoefling and Dr. Johannes Ebke about SaltStack and the pitfalls and opportunities that arise using modern tools.
JAX conference keynote speakers are the starts of the event, so one cannot ignore the wisdoms they shared with the audience. We were captivated by David Barnes, enlightened by Rod Johnson, in awe of Caterina Rindi, curious about Andreas Hauser and delighted with Lee Faus’ presentation.
SoundCloud’s architecture started as a Ruby-on-Rails monolith, which later had to be broken into microservices to cope with the growing size and complexity of the site. Recently, the company has started to migrate to Kubernetes. We talked to JAX DevOps speakers Fabian Reinartz and Björn Rabenstein about the current Prometheus setup at SoundCloud and what it’s like to monitor a large-scale Kubernetes cluster.
Mark Rendle, founder, CEO and Chief Developer of CloudLens and JAX DevOps speaker, talks about what it’s like to refactor an ASP.NET/IIS monolith to composable polyglot Docker-hosted mini-services.
Let’s assume you’ve already had every *Docker 101 tutorial* for breakfast. You’re now ready to take that brilliantly crafted application into production. But wait… first you need to test your container-based microservices architecture. We talked to JAX DevOps speaker Daniël van Gils about how to bootstrap and dive straight into learning what DevOps workflow should look like when using containers.
Each person has their own beliefs about technical debt, but the whole discussion can be summed up in only a few words: new technical debt is good and old technical debt is bad. “If only it were that easy,” some insinuate.
Greg Bledsoe, Vice President of Operations at Personal, Inc. and top DevOps influencer, believes that the most important trend in DevOps is to integrate cybersecurity into DevOps and achieve DevSecOps. We talked to Mr. Bledsoe about cybersecurity, the direction of DevOps and who dictates the trends.