7 DevOps Best Practices

On March 20, 2017

7 DevOps Best Practices

Agile software development and DevOps adoption are both a means to the same end for many enterprises. The goal is innovation. Technology has been the driver of most of the major business innovations that have happened during the past two decades, from collaboration to the cloud. Business innovation moves at the pace of technology advancement,
On March 14, 2017

Transforming IT Through DevOps

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s DevOps!! As a father of a large family, juggling too much work, organizing too many tasks, and keeping up with too many appointments, has become a way of life.   Occasionally, I feel caught up, like I am winning this game called work/life balance. Then marketing reminds me that my blog
On March 13, 2017

5 Hybrid Cloud Management Scenarios

Enterprises have a variety of choices when it comes to choosing a cloud service, and they likewise have a choice when it comes to implementing the tools to manage their cloud deployment. For enterprises that choose a hybrid cloud model, there are five deployment scenarios around the available management tools that enterprises might consider to help make the
On March 6, 2017

Want to Achieve Real Business Transformation? Start with Modern Data Integration First.

Over the last decade, the world of technology has become intensely data-focused. As a society, we generate more data than ever before, and that trend had no indication of stopping.  Collecting, assessing, and using big data to make meaningful strategic decisions has become a discipline in its own right. This transition is referred to as
On February 13, 2017

6 Steps to Creating a Successful Enterprise Cloud Model

Avoiding downtime is one of the most critical factors when considering implementing cloud services. Unplanned downtime can cause enterprises hundreds of thousands of dollars, and evidence suggests the average cost per instance is increasing each year. The cloud is a potential solution for enterprises seeking to curb the increasing problem of downtime losses. In addition
On February 6, 2017

New in 2017: Mobility on an Enterprise Level

The mobile workforce is growing at an exponential pace, and with this growth comes a number of advantages and concerns for businesses that must support an ever-expanding list of devices. Enterprise mobility programs can make this intimidating task much more manageable, enabling adopters to realize the many benefits of mobile. Why Adopt? The world today
On January 24, 2017

Cloud Sandboxes and DevOps Productivity

When I was a kid I loved nothing more than the sandbox below the tree fort that my Dad built. My sandbox was a place where anything was possible. The toys of my childhood (the great ‘80s) all still bear the scars of that sandbox, in fact, my own children don’t play with any of
On January 17, 2017

Understanding Digital Transformation: The Pillars of Change

Digital transformation is a growing reality. It is defined as a comprehensive idea that encompasses all the technological factors influencing the way businesses are meeting changing demands. A 2014 MIT review pinpointed and examined the nine elements present in digital transformation, and how the use of technology is being used to “radially improve” the performance and reach
On January 10, 2017

Network Automation’s Dependency on DevOps

For quite a long time, IT departments have struggled with application integration processes within the organization. Whenever a new project is built, a number of complexities stand in the way of a successful launch. Database connectivity, middleware issues, and architecture problems are historical sources of frustration.   Fortunately, there is hope. Transitioning to a DevOps
On January 3, 2017

Cost of Ownership on Public vs. Private Cloud Arrangements: A Matter of Realism

A long-standing assumption in cloud services has been that public cloud is less expensive than a private cloud arrangement. Professionals in IT seem to be sharply divided into one camp or the other on this topic. The answer depends upon how the company is equipped to manage hardware and infrastructure components as well as the