DevOps

Expert insights on the practice of DevOps

The rise of container orchestration storage standards

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Containers are everywhere and thanks to Docker, CoreOS, and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), we have container standards pretty much nailed down. When it comes to container orchestration, we have three major contenders, Docker Swarm, Mesosphere, and Kubernetes, with Kubernetes pulling into the lead. But, when it comes to container orchestration storage standards we […]

Five steps to team design success

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“Any organization that designs a system will produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure.” – Conway’s Law This prescient observation of how software structures tend to follow social structures was made in 1967 and remains essential today when considering team design. In recent years, enterprises have used a microservices […]

Five keys to getting DevSecOps right

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It’s amazing how successfully DevOps has spread through enterprises in recent years. Most enterprises are either completely embracing DevOps tools and practices, or they’re doing so within certain teams with plans to expand organization-wide in the near term. But the move to DevOps isn’t evenly embraced by all enterprise constituents. In fact, the fast and […]

The data was unclear until something occurred

Whenever a tragic event occurs, data wonks appear on the news shows to either confirm or second-guess the signs that certain aspects of the tragedies could have been predicted. In the case of last month’s attack in Barcelona, there was the “lost in translation” challenge when many of the local city authorities were interviewed about […]

DXC: A leader in application services

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As many as 2 billion healthcare transactions are processed through DXC applications platforms each year. A whopping 7 billion airline transactions run through our platforms. And DXC manages and maintains over 1 million applications on behalf of clients. The reason so many enterprises choose DXC for application services? Because we are a leader in application […]

Survey: Formal education leaves software developers short on security

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Recently released research has revealed that formal software education does little to prepare developers for today’s DevOps teams. In fact, 76 percent of developers indicated security and secure development education needed for today’s world of coding is missing from formal curricula. The study, commissioned by Veracode and conducted by DevOps.com, surveyed nearly 400 DevOps professionals […]

Blockchain’s identity problem

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As an old dog in technology marketing and research, I’ve had the opportunity to watch the emergence of many new products and categories and observe the traction (or lack thereof) that the products get in the marketplace. I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard about blockchain. I was speaking with a […]

Walking the talk

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As a CTO, I want hands-on experience with the latest technology and techniques so that I can give my clients the best advice on digital transformation. Without that experience it’s easy to get lulled into a false sense of security. It’s easy to get complacent about the rapid pace of change in the IT industry, […]

The skepticism maturity model

Bleeding edge technology has always been analogous with a healthy degree of skepticism. In the late 1800s the popular cry, “Get a horse!” greeted almost every automobile that appeared on the roads. Many doubted that television could have ever killed the radio star, as was later popularized in the lyrics of the famous track by […]

There is no digital without delivery

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The digital revolution keeps spinning but organisational success in adapting to the new reality has little to do with “digital” and everything to do with “delivery.” Organisations that improve their ability to obtain new ideas, design them effectively and then ship them quickly will be the real winners. This means focusing on a delivery revolution […]