DevOps Archive

Baltic DevOps and Upcoming DevOps Monitoring Webinar

I was able to spend time in Tallinn at the first TopConf conference focused on DevOps. The conference had a good turnout of over 80 attendees for its first year. The list of speakers was excellent at the conference, including technology companies such as Skype and SoundCloud and thought leaders of DevOps ...Read More

Keep CALM And Embrace DevOps – Measurement

The next letter in the DevOps CALMS model brings us to M for Measurement. Focusing on the right metrics and measurements is vital if you are going to succeed with DevOps adoption. “You Never Know Where You Are Going Until You Know Where You Have Been” There are not many times in ...Read More

Complete visibility into Docker containers with AppDynamics

Today we announced the AppDynamics Docker monitoring solution that provides an application-centric view inside and across Docker containers. Performance of distributed applications and business transactions can be tagged, traced, and monitored even as they transit multiple containers. Before I talk more about the AppDynamics Docker monitoring solution, let me quickly review the ...Read More

DevOps Introduction Course

DevOps and AppDynamics Need a crash course on what DevOps is, how to foster a collaborative environment, and how to measure the effectiveness? We created a DevOps course, which presents you with a series of interactive questions to test your knowledge. Having just viewed the course myself, I have to say it’s ...Read More

Visualizing and tracking your microservices

There is no question that microservices architectures are the current rage for software design. IT professionals and developers I speak to are migrating to this pattern pretty consistently. Meeting dozens of prospects and customers in the last ten weeks at AppDynamics, I’ve asked this question regularly— are you using or thinking about ...Read More

DevOps in 2015 – Beyond Basic Metrics

This article originally appeared on CodeProject.com It’s 2015, do you know how your web applications are behaving in their production environments? Maybe you’ve got some front-end analytics plugin installed with some server monitoring also configured so you can see the processor and memory utilization of your servers. The outstanding question is: Do ...Read More

Keep CALM And Embrace DevOps – Lean

Following on from my last blog posts on culture and automation, I want to move on to the next letter of the CALMS model – the letter L for Lean.  Defining Lean For many, and for myself, the basis of modern Lean principles come from Toyota and the Toyota Production System. If you ...Read More

Scaling Your Application Efficiently – Horizontal or Vertical?

Anyone deploying an application in production probably has some experience with scaling to meet increased demand. A generation ago, virtualization made scaling your application as simple as increasing your instance count or size. However, now with the advent of cloud, you can scale to theoretical infinity. Maybe you’ve even set up some ...Read More

Keep CALM And Embrace DevOps – Automation

Following on from my blog post on Culture, I want to turn my attention to the next letter in the CALMS model – the letter A for Automation. If you boil down DevOps to its basics then it’s all about releasing new applications or features at speed while maintaining quality. In order ...Read More

DevOps: How to Build Trust From the Bottom Up

There are lots of ways DevOps can fail. For all the revolutionary promise of the idea, it takes a tricky cultural shift to get Development and Operations working together. Many companies—especially big ones—take a top-down approach. C-suite execs trumpet a Brand New DevOps Initiative, which everyone else resists, undermines, or ignores. As ...Read More