News Category: DevOps

Ciena Says Toolkit Makes DevOps Easier

Ciena is unveiling a new software toolkit for its Blue Planet orchestration platform designed to help network operators embrace a DevOps approach to adding new services and features to their virtualized network infrastructure. The new tools can be used by telecom operators' own personnel or in...
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Architecting Containers Part 5: Building a Secure and Manageable Container Software Supply Chain

In Architecting Containers Part 4: Workload Characteristics and Candidates for Containerization we investigated the level of effort necessary to containerize different types of workloads. In this article I am going to address several challenges facing organizations that are deploying containers –...
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Luciano Resende
Luciano Resende, architect at the Spark Technology Center, speaks at Apache Big Data.

IBM Uses Apache Spark Across Its Products to Help Enterprise Customers [Video]

IBM loves Apache Spark. It’s training its engineers on it, it’s contributing to the project, and it’s building many of its big data products on top of the open source platform so IBM’s enterprise customers can use its powerful tools. Luciano Resende, an architect at IBM’s Spark Technology Center,...
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The (R)Evolution of Network Operations

Since the mid-1990s, the costs of compute, storage, and memory have been steadily plummeting. The commoditization revolution in compute (“x86 everywhere”), combined with the commercialization of distributed systems programming models, has taken huge advantage of this economic situation. At the same...
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DevOps and Culture: The Evolution of DevOps in the Tech Industry

The tech landscape has evolved significantly in recent decades. Constant innovation in the space has forced these companies to rethink and reinvent how they compete in the market. And the more I learn about these changes, the more I’ve become entranced with movements like DevOps. DevOps as a...
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Splitting a Monolithic Application Into Services

Microservices-based architecture is an emerging trend in software development. It is the result of efforts to make enterprise application code more flexible and easily deployable. Current applications are typically layered based on technology. Teams that are structured around this model also end up...
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Beyond Jenkins: 7 DevOps Tools

The need for speed in the software development cycle has given rise to a number of valuable automation tools for developers. Chief among these tools are those aimed at facilitating the continuous integration and continuous delivery of software projects. Through these CI/CD tools, development teams...
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Velocity Is Not Acceleration

I see a lot of confusion around velocity in new-to-agile teams. Too many people treat velocity as an acceleration measurement. That is, they expect velocity to increase to some large number, as a stable state. Velocity is a rate of change coupled with direction. When managers think they can measure...
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Why Continuous Integration Is Important

There are many reasons often cited for why continuous integration is necessary, but none are so important, so essential, as trust. Let me elucidate; veteran developer Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin says that one of the core failings in modern software development is the breakdown in trust between...
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4 Ways Custom Code Metrics Improve a Development Team

One of the things that has surprised me over the years is how infrequently people take advantage of custom code metrics.  I say this not from the perspective of a geek with esoteric interest in a subject, wishing other people would share my interest.  Rather, I say this from the perspective of a...
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