Welcome to the very first edition of Modern Monitoring, a collection of articles and insights designed to help IT operations and DevOps professionals deliver more resilient, supportable and high-performance IT services.
It’s perhaps a sign of the times that monitoring as a discipline is receiving much more attention within the biz tech community. And deservedly so. The new distributed application architectures being built, together with the dizzying pace of software delivery, demand new approaches in what’s traditionally been perceived as a “keeping the lights on” IT practice.
Of course, there’s no better way to consider monitoring than to draw parallels with other practices in related fields. It’s why we’ve included a couple of pieces with a distinct aeronautical flavor that discuss importance of instrumentation and contextual awareness.
DevOps non è più una metodologia all'avanguardia, né lo sono la continuous delivery o l'approccio shift-left.
Queste prassi e principi sono stati ormai adottati dalle aziende, almeno in una certa misura e, anche se in molti casi la transizione è risultata incompleta, praticamente tutte le aziende conoscono e si sforzano di implementare i workflow e le strutture organizzative DevOps.
Questo white paper spiega come utilizzare gli strumenti e le prassi DevOps in un'ottica incentrata sul cliente allo scopo di creare valore di business. Illustra le sfide che la maggior parte delle aziende deve affrontare per estendere le innovazioni DevOps al di là dell'ambito tecnico, identifica le lacune da colmare all'interno delle catene di continuous delivery per superare tali sfide e spiega come mettere il coinvolgimento degli utenti e la customer experience al centro di tutte le fasi della pipeline di delivery.
The advent of cloud computing and software-defined data center architectures for modern application delivery has made networking more sensitive than ever before. Applications in the digital age require networks that can expand and contract dynamically based on consumer demand. Enterprises are implementing software-defined networking (SDN) to deliver the automation required by these new environments, but the dynamic nature of SDN makes network management and monitoring fundamentally more challenging.
Network infrastructure teams need monitoring tools that can provide visibility into these new and constantly changing networks. This white paper explores the importance of SDN monitoring and examines a leading example of a solution, CA Performance Management with CA Virtual Network Assurance integration.
Application release automation (ARA) tools enable best practices in deploying and promoting applicationrelated artifacts, properties, configurations and even data across an application lifecycle in a safe, predictable and repeatable manner. Gartner reports that using an ARA tool is key to enabling DevOps and achieving continuous delivery.
Wikipedia also defines five dimensions of scalability that can apply to ARA tools:
• Administrative scalability
• Functional scalability
• Geographic scalability
• Load scalability
• Generational scalability
This white paper will explain how each of these criteria is relevant when choosing an ARA product that is capable of scaling along with the growth of your enterprise.
VMware surveyed approximately 200 senior IT leaders at enterprise, commercial, and SMB organizations worldwide to shed light on the evolving role of IT. In the face of increased pressures, IT oganizations are needing to accelerate development and delivery of applications that power faster time-to-market for the business.
In this paper, we chart the progress of CIOs, CTOs and other IT leaders and discuss the top challenges they face in building more nimble, responsive organizations to support their business objectives. We also show how data centre modernization can help organizations deliver the agility required to meet ever-increasing demands for faster innovation through a flexible, service-oriented IT model that employs both private and public clouds.
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Healthcare IT is in the midst of a revolution. Far from its leaky-ceiling basement beginnings, healthcare information technology (HIT) is now a strategic business differentiator with a key to the executive washroom. Challenged to innovate new patient and provider application services while maintaining traditional client-server applications, HIT teams are seeking ways to ensure investments in the management and maintenance of traditional systems don’t prevent the delivery of new digital experiences now and into the future.
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This Forrester research looks at how 7 full-stack public cloud development platform providers perform against a 31-criteria evaluation. The most important vendors — Alibaba, AWS, CenturyLink, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle — were researched, assessed, and scored.
Download the complete report and find out how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery professionals make the right choices.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: May 24, 2012
Hybrid cloud architectures are growing in popularity as a way to cope with today's business needs. This paper outlines a framework and specific solutions for adopting a hybrid cloud architecture to support increased profits and productivity.
To stand out in the application economy, businesses must add digital dimensions to the experiences they provide for customers, employees and partners. Such a “digital transformation” requires new thinking around IT—specifically, its capabilities and goals, and how the various teams must collaborate to deliver on business objectives. For many organizations, the best way to navigate the digital transformation is with DevOps.
In this ebook, you’ll learn more about the challenges digital transformation has created and how DevOps best practices, such as Agile Parallel Development, Continuous Delivery and Agile Operations, can be used to capitalize on opportunities and create competitive differentiation in the application economy.
Today’s organizations are challenged to be the first to market with ‘The Next Big Thing’. They must innovate with new and unique services to satisfy customer demands and differentiate themselves in the marketplace. Software drives that innovation and has turned every organization into a software organization.
This Executive Brief describes how the efficient collaboration between the development and IT operations teams can bring high-quality applications to market as quickly as possible.
The CA Application Delivery suite helps organizations achieve collaborative DevOps through innovative technology tools used to:
•Accelerate application development by removing constraints with CA LISA® Service Virtualization.
•Expedite release time with CA LISA® Release Automation.
•Improve application testing and quality with CA LISA® Pathfinder
To support digital transformation imperatives, organizations are increasingly exploring DevOps style approaches for the continuous delivery of high quality software. Unfortunately, however, many enterprises remain burdened with accumulated technical debt and legacy wasteful practices – waste that can quickly inhibit the flow of value to customers and the business. Lean thinking provides organizations with a framework by which to quickly identify all forms of waste impacting the flow of value, which DevOps practitioners can apply in a software development context to quickly pinpoint and eliminate 8 elements of waste across people, process and technology dimensions.
This paper presents the 8 elements of waste framework, strategies needed to identify and eliminate waste, and the metrics needed to measure effectiveness.
Freeform Dynamics Executive Briefing Guide - Orchestrating the DevOps Tool Chain: An enterprise-level approach to continuous delivery.
Dale Vile says that business stakeholders are increasingly looking for faster and more frequent delivery of high-impact, high-quality output from IT teams. DevOps is an approach designed to enable the rapid and continuous delivery of value to the business to support the needs of the digital world, he adds. Open source software tools can help organizations adopt this DevOps approach but can cause efficiency, complexity and scalability issues, so Dale believes it is helpful to create a consistent orchestration layer using an enterprise class release automation solution.
In today’s application economy, everyone is in the software business. Auto makers are putting Wi-Fi hotspots in their cars. Watches are trading gears for motherboards. Even
soda fountains have evolved from dumb machines into instrumented devices with touch-screen user interfaces.
This digital transformation is changing the way applications are developed, tested, moved through environments and released into production—and it’s putting new demands on IT teams with which they’re struggling to keep up.
At a high level, this is because the application delivery systems and processes at many enterprises were put in place when IT only had to push out an annual or semi-annual release. But as market pressures and executive mandates have forced teams to deliver innovations faster and more frequently, a new set of development, testing, automation and customer challenges have appeared—acting as obstacles that stand between you and your digital transformation goals.
This brochure looks at how you can accelerate and simplify application delivery. IBM PureApplication is the fastest and simplest way to cloud-enable, deploy, manage, and move applications and middleware across your hybrid cloud.
Cloud is coming of age: It’s no longer just a tool for business efficiency; it’s necessary for the speed and agility required to compete in the digital economy. Until recently, CIOs have considered Cloud deployments in terms of Public versus Private Cloud merits, but the answer needs to be both. It’s a new way of thinking—and a new model for enterprise IT, creating an application delivery engine that drives digital transformation.
To help their business clients unleash innovation and support growth, IT teams need to evolve to a modern data center that is virtualized, software defined and automated, with a consistent operational model for infrastructure and application delivery.
In this collection of case studies, we reveal how companies are building more agile, innovative businesses based on VMware solutions.
Automated application quality assurance and testing are fundamental to the delivery of the service levels and managed risks that are essential to delivering business outcomes you can depend on. In this context, CA’s mainframe Application Quality Management and Testing Tools send very strong messages: the tools are being actively developed and, where appropriate, integrated with equivalent tools on the distributed platforms, to help companies deliver holistic, automated, business services.
Because of its location in the data center network, the selection of an Application Delivery Controller requires careful consideration of both function and finance. This paper explores elements to evaluate, like network performance, and security.
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