DevOps Archive

Measuring Your DevOps Success

A survey from the Vanson Bourne market research agency (with CA) late in 2013 indicated that 39% of those surveyed had adopted some form of DevOps and 27% were planning to do so in the near future. Despite this being such a hot topic in the IT sector, and with a high ...Read More

Quantifying the value of DevOps

In my experience when you work in IT the executive team rarely focuses on your team until you experience a catastrophic failure – once you do you are the center of attention until services are back to normal. It is easy to ignore the background work that IT teams spend most of ...Read More

A Newbie Guide to APM

Today’s blog post is headed back to the basics. I’ve been using and talking about APM tools for so many years sometimes it’s hard to remember that feeling of not knowing the associated terms and concepts. So for anyone who is looking to learn about APM, this blog is for you. What ...Read More

DevOps Is No Replacement for Ops

DevOps is gaining traction according to a study at the end of 2012 by Puppet Labs. Their study concluded that DevOps adoption within companies grew by 26% year over year. DevOps is still misunderstood and has tremendous room for greater adoption still but let’s be clear about one very important thing: DevOps ...Read More

AppDynamics goes to All Things Open

Today the AppDynamics team made our way to Raleigh, North Carolina for All Things Open. If you aren’t familiar with All Things Open dedicated to open source in the enterprise. It was a great event and a chance to interact with some of the brightest people in technology. AppDynamics was in full ...Read More

Moving the DevOps Needle in Enterprise Organizations

DevOps has proven itself across many smaller organizations but large enterprises are usually slow to change. It can be a daunting task even identifying where to make changes since there are so many processes and organizational silos to get in the way. As a veteran employee of small, medium, and large enterprises ...Read More

The DevOps Pay Raise: Quantifying Your Value to Move Up the Ladder

Taken from DevOpsDownUnder in Sydney, Australia, July 2013. DevOps, when done right, usually goes unnoticed. It’s only when something breaks that all eyes turn to IT. If your boss only sees you when the app is down, however, that’s not really doing your career any favors. In this session we’ll talk about ...Read More

How Edmunds.com built DevOps with Beer and Whiteboards

At Velocity 2013, Steve Burton and John Martin talked about how Edmunds.com built devops with beer and whiteboards. Check out the video below to find out how Edmunds.com learned from failure, began opening communications between silos, and built a DevOps culture over beer and whiteboards. Building DevOps with Beer & Whiteboards from ...Read More

If all you have is logs, you are doing it wrong

Ten years ago, the standard way to troubleshoot an application issue was to look at the logs. Users would complain about a problem, you’d go to operations and ask for a thread dump, and then you’d spend some time poring over log files looking for errors, exceptions, or anything that might indicate ...Read More

DevOps Scares Me – Part 4: Dev and Ops Collaborate Across the Lifecycle

Today we are blogging something a little different than our normal. I’m Jim Hirschauer the Operations Guy, and this is my esteemed colleague Dustin Whittle the Developer. In this blog post we’re going to discuss how we would take an application from inception through development, testing, QA, and into production. We’ll each ...Read More
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