HeleCloud CEO: People thought AWS managed everything for them, but they’re waking up to the reality

Source:-tech.newstatesman.com HeleCloud is an Amazon Web Services (AWS)-only systems integrator and managed services provider (MSP), with offices in London and in the Netherlands, as well as an engineering camp in Sofia, Bulgaria. The company has two sides to its business – the professional services side and a managed services side. CEO and co-founder Dob Todorov explains that the company provides cloud managed services as a “24-7 highly automated operation, which allows support for mission critical applications on the AWS platform”.

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Survey Finds Much Room for APM Improvement

Source:-devops.com A survey of 317 application owners, developers and support team professionals in the U.S. and Canada published by SolarWinds finds that while reliance on application performance management (APM) tools is widespread, most IT teams are still relying on these tools to react to events rather than to proactively improve application experience and performance. The survey finds 9 out of 10 IT professionals are making use of APM tools that are either deployed on-premises or accessed via a software-as-a-service (SaaS)

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Astro Project Ties Kubernetes to Datadog

Source:-containerjournal.com Fairwinds, a provider of managed IT services for Kubernetes environments, has launched an open source project dubbed Astro that provides an easier application programming interface (API) for monitoring Kubernetes clusters using monitoring tools from Datadog as well as tools that make it easier to navigate Datadog. Company CTO E.J. Etherington says Astro was created so organizations that have embraced Kubernetes can monitor these platforms using the same tool they already employ to monitor existing monolithic applications. One of the

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IoT and cloud: handling data storage issues

Source:-jaxenter.com IoT (Internet of things) is a diverse system of devices and sensors connected to the internet and at the same time is one of the fastest-growing industries of our time. It goes beyond devices you would traditionally expect to be online, like laptops or smartphones, to include a wide range of everyday objects, such as cars, TV sets, thermostats, smoke alarms, fridges, toasters and much, much more. It is estimated that there will be more than 65 billion IoT devices plugged

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Has DevOps lost its groove?

Source:-enterprisersproject.comThe noise around the term “DevOps” just grows. But cultural shifts don’t happen overnight – and can’t be packaged More than a decade has passed since the DevOps movement was born, but its practitioners continue to struggle to define this combination of philosophies, practices, and tools. The lack of a common meaning has in many ways turned DevOps into an empty buzzword. But for companies like Google, Netflix, and Facebook that have internalized it as a philosophy, DevOps is far from a

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Adopting Cloud-native in DevOps: A Journey

Source:-opensenselabs.com Traditional measures of development and delivery of software are taking new shapes in terms of faster, easier and powerful alternatives. While the industry is still embracing DevOps, the failures on the way are inevitable. Only on the path of innovation can we emerge with better solutions like the cloud-native approach.  The way applications are built with these new propositions can lead to bigger developments and digital transformations in modern enterprises. Let’s delve into the nature of Cloud-native with DevOps.   Stages

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What Can Automation Learn From DevOps?

Source:- devops.com. A recent Capgemini survey revealed that while enterprise-scale automation is still in its infancy, IT automation projects are moving along. IT is starting to view automation less tactically and more strategically. The Capgemini survey also showed that IT automation can be responsible for several quick wins, including self-healing, event correlation, diagnostics, application releases, cybersecurity monitoring and storage and server management tasks. These projects not only lead to massive IT cost savings but, more importantly, to an increase in reliability and responsiveness

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5 foundational DevOps practices your enterprise needs to succeed

Source- techrepublic.com In less than a decade, DevOps transitioned from a hot buzzword to a proven way to manage technological change and deliver software quickly and efficiency. However, most enterprise DevOps teams still struggle with how to get started in the workflow, according to a Thursday report from Puppet. Puppet uncovered five foundational DevOps practices that are critical to success in any organization. While no one path to DevOps transformation exists, top performers have demonstrated that these practices are essential at every stage

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DevOps Success: A Look at Performance by Region and Industry

Source- cio.com Introduction Since Puppet published its first State of DevOps Report in 2012, we’ve learned a lot about how IT is implementing DevOps practices and the resulting impact to businesses. After collecting nearly 30,000 responses from around the world, we wondered: Where are trends and patterns emerging in these segments? Our first-ever State of DevOps: Market Segmentation Report makes it easier to benchmark your organization against other companies in your peer group. Automation Enables DevOps Not surprisingly, we found that most

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Compuware brings agile and DevOps to the mainframe

Source- sdtimes.com A majority of enterprises are running their mission-critical apps on the mainframe, but a lack of mainframe expertise is getting in the way of successful development and deployment. A recent study from Forrester revealed 64 per cent of enterprises plan to run more than half their critical app solutions on the mainframe, but only 37 per cent have been able to keep up with the mainframe workforce demand. To ease the pain, Compuware is updating its zAdviser solution

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