Choices shape and define us. Past choices mould us into who we are today and the ones we make today shape who we become tomorrow. In this blog post, I will share a brief story of how my career choices have helped shape me into who I am today. After all, aren’t we are all ultimately responsible for our own actions?
Mainframe agility is paramount for any mainframe-centric enterprise in order to achieve true business agility and to get to the market faster. But how can it be done? Let’s take a look at some of the key DevOps mainframe tooling elements.
How often do you spend hours shopping, online or in store, and end up buying something that’s less than perfect? With limited choice available, you find yourself compromising colour against fit, fit against material or material against size. But we’re starting to see a shift.
Shadow IT is defined as an IT system, project or service which is built without the formal knowledge and ownership of the IT department. The result of Shadow IT is usually a dispersed IT ecosystem which is not centrally managed or controlled. With the increase in self-service availability of apps, platforms and infrastructure, some people feel that Shadow IT is an unstoppable force. However – DevOps may just be the antidote to this issue.
Continuous Delivery (CD) is a software strategy that enables organisations to deliver new features to users – as fast and efficiently as possible. The core idea of CD is to create a repeatable, reliable and incrementally improving process for taking software from concept to customer. The goal of CD is to enable a constant flow of changes into production via an automated software production line. The CD pipeline is what makes it all happen.
DevOps is becoming a key element of business transformation for enterprises, as the speed of their development and release processes are critical to business success. But committing to embarking on a DevOps journey is just the first step. While some companies have been able to successfully embrace the culture change which underlies DevOps, others have experienced growing pains – especially when it comes to handling database tensions.
It’s been said many times before, but culture truly is a crucial aspect of any DevOps journey. Cultural changes usually form a big part of any DevOps undertaking – and with the wrong mindset, it’s easy to end up with a culture of blame.
In this blog I’d like to take a look at Application Integration Models and their traditional approach. So, what in the world does that mean? Well, back in the days when I was fresh out of college and got recruited, I received training on Application Integration or Middleware. At that point I didn’t realise quite how vast the topic of Middleware was. No wonder it always seemed confusing to me!
One of the most difficult aspects of introducing DevOps to a business is to recognise the status quo, and what the potential challenges are. In many cases this really is crucial to understand how to begin the journey with an implementation roadmap that suits the specific DevOps maturity and needs of the organisation.