Cloud

April 26, 2018

Moving more workloads to the cloud is a top IT priority, so eventually it will be time to consider how to make those critical legacy applications cloud ready. In Part 1 of this blog, I outlined the first four of eight steps to chart your cloud journey. In addition, consider the next four steps below ...

April 25, 2018

Clearly, moving applications to the cloud delivers significant advantages. So what's standing in the way of full cloud adoption? For many companies it's those burdensome (but critically important) legacy applications. Moving more workloads to the cloud is a top IT priority. So, eventually it will be time to consider how to make those critical legacy applications cloud ready. Consider the following eight steps to chart your cloud journey ...

April 09, 2018

Government IT professionals surveyed, as part of F5 Networks' State of Application Delivery report, made it clear they are heavily focused on building the foundation necessary for application-driven digital transformation. Around the world, government organizations are shifting towards digital government, and with that we see government organizations embracing the cloud, adopting automation and orchestration, and adjusting security strategies ...

February 12, 2018

Accelerating multi-cloud deployments are enabling organizations to select the cloud platform that best meets the requirements of a specific application, according to the 2018 State of Application Delivery report from F5 Networks. However, this also increases the challenges many companies face in managing operations and security across multiple clouds as they transform their application portfolio to compete in the digital economy ...

February 08, 2018

The slowness of enterprise IT departments to embrace automated, cloud-native solutions for the cloud infrastructure challenges they face has resulted in IT infrastructure that is often ungoverned and insecure. And this is despite the fact that the cloud can be more secure as traditional data centers ...

January 05, 2018

DevOps experts offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2018. Part 7 covers DevOps and the cloud ...

October 12, 2017

Today, organizations must digitally evolve or they risk becoming irrelevant. One area that’s been growing in adoption is a shift to developing and deploying modern applications in the cloud, which requires software and IT architects to rethink how to architect and manage these apps ...

May 31, 2017

DevOps results in improvements in software delivery performance, according to a new first-of-its-kind study by CA Technologies to quantify the benefits for companies that combine DevOps methodologies with Cloud-based tools and delivery mechanisms ...

May 01, 2017

Thanks to cloud computing, businesses have moved away from siloed departments to a DevOps approach where IT teams and software developers can work together with greater ease. As a result, companies are now able to innovate faster and adapt to changes with greater ease and efficiency. In this blog, we'll explore a few ways in which an optimized cloud strategy and implementing DevOps as a culture could transform IT departments ...

March 30, 2017

As trends like cloud computing and DevOps become the de facto standard, organizations are increasingly looking for next-generation analytics tools and services that provide continuous intelligence to help them build, run and secure modern applications, and accelerate their journey to the cloud, according to a new study with UBM Technology titled The New Normal: Cloud, DevOps and SaaS Analytics Tools Reign in the Modern App Era ...

February 21, 2017

The stakes are high for preventing security compromises: 72.7 percent of companies have a custom application that, if it were to experience downtime, would significantly impact the organization’s ability to operate, according to the Custom Applications and IaaS Report 2017 ...

December 14, 2016

DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, often controversial and sometimes contradictory predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 3 is all about the cloud ...

September 16, 2016

Companies of all sizes still struggle with the challenges of successfully implementing and sustaining an effective hybrid IT ecosystem. However, incorporating the core principles of a DevOps culture into nearly any environment can allow organizations to better and more fully realize the agility and efficiency of cloud-first organizations ...

July 18, 2016

In the last few months a half dozen startups in the cloud application migration space have been snapped up by larger vendors and cloud providers. This sudden interest in application migration is perhaps surprising given all the buzz around containers. Aren't containers going to make application migration a problem of the past? Clearly the answer is "No!" Let's examine what makes application migration so important and difficult ...

June 10, 2016

In the face of emerging and increasingly frequent cyber threats, DevOps is evolving into DevSecOps, where security is the responsibility of every individual and engrained throughout the development process. While the concept is sound, making it a reality is going to take work ...

May 16, 2016

DevOps adoption is growing, increasing from 66 percent in 2015 to 74 percent in 2016 ...

April 06, 2016

Business as usual thinking flows to IT, where any experimentation and innovative thinking is asphyxiated. In this environment, technologies like cloud computing are dismissed as being "too risky" or "not applicable here". As for DevOps? Well, that's just for Unicorns and will never work in an enterprise ...

April 01, 2016

Over the past decade, two factors have made it significantly easier to escape that legacy cloud lock-in model. Free/open-source software has reached a level of maturity and adoption in almost every area of the industry, offering more and more valid alternatives to commercial products. Secondly, the commoditization of cloud computing removed the need for companies to run their own datacenter ...

February 16, 2016

The proliferation of data and the pace of innovation within the open source software ecosystem are driving the convergence of Big Data, Cloud Computing, and DevOps/Automation. Proficiency across these functional areas is essential in this rapidly evolving, converging IT environment. At the moment, however, there's a lack of qualified talent with these cross-disciplinary skills. To an extent, the emergence of DevOps itself has led to a skills imbalance across disciplines ...

January 25, 2016

Adoption of cloud technologies and DevOps methodologies continues to grow as established companies seek to transform their businesses in order to better serve modern customers, according to a survey conducted by NetEnrich. And yet, despite these advances, enterprise IT departments remain challenged to keep pace with the demands of business users for new products and services. The reason: IT is spending too much time on day to day systems maintenance, and internal teams lack the skills necessary to deploy, manage, and optimize cloud and DevOps environments ...

January 20, 2016

DevOps and Continuous Delivery are intimately intertwined, both with one another and with revenue growth. In effect, applying DevOps principles across the lifecycle smoothes the way or “greases the wheels” for efficient delivery of application code ...

January 19, 2016

EMA sees DevOps as a fundamental skill supporting business flexibility and agility. The results of EMA’s latest survey on the topic conducted in October 2015, support this statement. Companies rating the interactions between Dev and Ops as “Above Average” or “Excellent” are 11.5 times more likely to achieve double-digit revenue growth than those rating such interactions as “Average” or “Poor” ...

April 02, 2015

Doing the same thing again and again but expecting different results might be the basis for insanity. But in the case of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), it pays to be repetitive. DRaaS or cloud-based DR strategies are now making data and system recovery plans far less complicated and highly efficient for businesses. With some DRaaS solutions, there is also computing capacity on standby to recover applications if there is a disaster. This can be easily tested without impacting the production servers or unsettling the daily business routine. But despite being able to re-think their DR plans in the cloud and make them so much easier, companies often overlook how DR testing can create IT value even in the absence of downtime, including saving time and money on application development and testing ...

February 20, 2015

Performance testing is imperative for applications to perform as expected in the real world. In particular, business-critical applications need thorough testing to ensure they can bear the stresses and strains of varying demands.

February 12, 2015

APMdigest asked experts from across APM and related markets for their recommendations on the best ways to ensure application performance before app rollout. The second set of six recommendations includes testing and analytics ...

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