Vendor Forum

September 26, 2016
Akhil Sahai
Perspica

Sometimes a phrase or concept becomes so popular that its original meaning gets buried beneath people's alternative meanings or outright misappropriations. This is what has happened with "bimodal IT." Consequently, organizations have expectations and assumptions that differ from the original term, leading to confusion, disappointment and even disillusionment in some cases. Let's examine what this term "bimodal IT" actually means, why it makes sense in some cases and how to ease the pain of transition ...

September 23, 2016
Nicole Bryan
Tasktop

In spite of the increasing adoption of agile and DevOps initiatives, a recent Tasktop survey identified the need for tools — that increase coordination in the software delivery process — to have stronger alignment with customer and business needs ...

September 21, 2016
Tim Zonca
Puppet

Most IT practitioners in the United States earn $100,000 or more in annual salary (up from 47 percent last year), according to Puppet's 2016 DevOps Salary Report ...

September 19, 2016
Miska Kaipiainen
Kontena

More and more, developers are embracing microservices when it comes to building applications. The growth of cloud and mobile technologies has seeded the need for developers to move away from traditional monolithic approaches to development. That's where microservices provide the strategic tool needed to harness these new and evolving technologies. Today's truly innovative companies are harnessing microservices to succeed, to modify, scale and update their apps continuously in order to meet changing business needs ...

September 16, 2016
Kong Yang
SolarWinds

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 ...

September 14, 2016
Matthew Hines
CA Technologies

There comes a time when the vendors that serve every subset of the IT industry need to forgo self-interest and put aside competitive drivers to do whatever it takes to advance the cause of the user. Thankfully, such an effort to bring together providers of critical technology to benefit customer implementation has already emerged ...

September 07, 2016
Jason Hand
VictorOps

In an industry where failure is unavoidable, learning and innovating through feedback loops is your best course of action. Instead of focusing on increasing the time until your next failure, you should focus on decreasing the time it takes for your systems to recover following a failure ...

August 26, 2016
Sven Hammar
Apica

Inevitably, software and application developers are forced to delay pushing fixes and features because other parts of the code are not ready. "Integration Hell" earned its name because clients are missing out on the latest versions of applications. This can be avoided with continuous integration ...

August 24, 2016
Amit Ashbel
Checkmarx

At its emotional core, Star Trek explores the bond between two very different species – Kirk and Spock – who team up to seek out new worlds and defend the Enterprise. In many ways, the same can be said for developers and security teams. How so? In Part 1 of this blog, we covered Clear Visualization and Teamwork. Here are 2 more ways ...

August 22, 2016
Amit Ashbel
Checkmarx

At its emotional core, Star Trek explores the bond between two very different species – Kirk and Spock – who team up to seek out new worlds and defend the Enterprise. In many ways, the same can be said for developers and security teams. How so? ...

August 19, 2016
Chris Boorman
Automic Software

We've all heard the jaw-dropping stats on just how much DevOps speeds up software delivery. For instance, the latest State of DevOps report shows that high-performing IT organizations deploy 200 times more frequently than low performers. When we read about how IT departments transform their release velocity with DevOps, the increases in teamwork are emphasized. But the truth is that without the spine of Application Release Automation (ARA), DevOps teams would not be able to flex their collective muscle ...

August 15, 2016
Amir Sharif
Aporeto

The software industry has accelerated its shift towards microservices and has fully embraced distributed, cloud native apps. Because existing application security models were designed for a different era, they are woefully inadequate, exposing both consumers and companies. By (mis)matching where software is going with what application security has been, and as evidenced by several recent high-profile leaks, we are all at risk ...

August 12, 2016
Kevin Dunne
QASymphony

For teams moving to test-first methodologies, helping developers and testers acquire new technical skills, workflows and processes is job one. Here's what you need to consider from a people and skills development perspective ...

August 10, 2016
Michelle McLean
ScaleArc

The ability to react quickly to market changes and launch new features and functionality is critical to maintaining a competitive edge. Yet today, DevOps teams must spend substantial time and resources dealing with database scalability. If they need to consider scalability implications every time they roll out new code, the agile process breaks down ...

August 08, 2016
Eran Kinsbruner
Perfecto

The experiences we have with mobile apps have progressed from a competitive differentiator to table stakes and to remain relevant, companies must constantly anticipate and react to changing customer behaviors and user trends. The pace of change is causing significant challenges for web and mobile professionals, and important things to consider when facing these challenges and striving for the best experiences include ...

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