This paper introduces five architectural principles guiding the development of the next generation data center (NGDC). It describes key market influences leading a fundamental enterprise IT transformation and the technological trends that support it. The five principles are: scale-out, guaranteed performance, automated management, data assurance, and global efficiencies. Cloud infrastructure delivery models such as IaaS, private clouds, and software-defined data centers (SDDC) are foundations for the NGDC. In an era where IT is expected to ensure productiongrade support with a plethoric flow of new applications and data, these models demonstrate how to eliminate bottlenecks, increase self-service, and move the business forward. The NGDC applies a software-defined everything (SDx) discipline in a traditional, hardware-centric business to gain business advantage.
Continuous testing is the practice of testing across every activity in the SDLC to uncover and fix unexpected behaviors as soon as they are injected. Continuous testing is the embedding of testing as a fundamental and ongoing aspect of every activity through the application lifecycle, from requirements through production, to ensure the business value is being achieved as expected.
As the pace of business continues to quicken, companies are starting to recognize that to stay competitive the process of developing and releasing software needs to change. Release cadence has greatly accelerated. There is no occasion anymore for a six- to 18-month find-and-fix turnaround in which the customer will find the delay acceptable. Things need to move faster, and they need to be ready and perfect faster.
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There has been growing buzz about DevOps. DevOps is a methodology that unites the often separate functions of software development (Dev) and production and operations (Ops) into a single, integrated, and continuous process. DevOps is about breaking down the barriers between Dev and Ops. It leverages people, processes, and technology to stimulate collaboration and innovation across the entire software development and release process.
Dev and Ops should always be part of an integrated process, but that’s not always as easy as it sounds. You may be stuck in what we call “Dysfunction Junction.” Read this eBooklet to learn about the pitfalls of DevOps, how you can avoid them, and how to get started on your DevOps journey.
Headquartered in Chicago, Bean Suntory owns over 70 premium spirit brands from whiskey and rum, to vodka, cognac, tequila, and gin. Beam Suntory generates $4 billion in annual revenues.
But that revenue was in danger.
The company’s production software, Wonderware, which controls embedded systems driving almost every critical production process, was underpinned by ageing hardware. If it failed, production would come to a grinding—and expensive—halt.Every hour of downtime results in lost production, which can amount to millions of dollars in losses,” says Sanjay Kirtikar, Director Digital Technologies, Beam Suntory.
To ensure Wonderware never failed, Beam Suntory implemented hyperconverged clusters integrated with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform software
The results were instant and outstanding. Beam Suntory expects a 25-35% cost benefit from lower support and maintenance efforts, and a 50% reduction in power usage.
By focusing on frequent code integration, automated testing, and keeping the mainline code version in a state that is deployable to production at any time, CI/CD aims to eliminate the risks and friction of traditional waterfall software development. Add to that the practice of continuous deployment and you can move to a situation where the latest and greatest software version is not just always ready to be deployed—it’s deployed on a frequent basis.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: May 16, 2017
Getting data from today’s television and film production and post-production workflows may seem like you’re moving through molasses. Mired in manual processes, attempting to manage and automate data during the creation stage of your content’s lifecycle can sometimes feel like a losing battle as the demands of creatives constantly move forward.
Hear Lulu Zezza, Physical Production Executive for New Regency Productions, Matt Turner, Media & Entertainment CTO, MarkLogic, and Guy Finley, Executive Director, Media & Entertainment Strategic Alliance (MESA) as they discuss:
o Metadata’s value and its evolution, beyond delivery and experiences, to harnessing critical production data
o Results of taking a new approach to bring this data together with context and meaning that impacts other business unit roles
o How the New Regency team created a software driven production data hub that is enabling creatives to work seamlessly on the project, in a comfortable UI/UX driven environment, with e
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 17, 2017
As a consumer, it’s more than likely that you own at least one item made by Jabil. Headquartered in the U.S., Jabil is one of the world’s most technically advanced manufacturing solutions providers, working with most major consumer brands across more than 100 facilities in 28 countries. Keeping its customers competitive requires Jabil to stay on the cutting edge of engineering, prototyping, and manufacturing.
Producing parts on a 3D printer that meet or exceed traditional manufacturing’s cost, quality, and speed gives Jabil’s customers a new edge in the ultra-competitive consumer products market—a benefit that’s especially important to Dulchinos.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 17, 2017
Three-dimensional printing of useful objects and machine parts is becoming a reality. 3D printing offers the ability to produce—both rapidly and at low cost—short runs or one-of-a-kind parts. HP’s development of HP Multi Jet Fusion technology includes new HP Jet Fusion 3D Printers and an Open Platform that will revolutionize the design, materials, manufacturing, and distribution of 3D parts to drive the digital transformation of manufacturing.
This technical white paper provides details on HP Multi Jet Fusion and HP’s strategies and vision to introduce a new era of digital manufacturing.
Today’s software and systems engineers are being challenged to balance speed of delivery with improving quality, reducing cost and minimizing risk. Managing changes to code and configurations through development, staging, user acceptance and production environments can be challenging. Having more “production-like” environments that can be controlled and serviced by the development team can add value, eliminate waste and speed delivery. Creating such environments can eliminate risk because more errors can be found well ahead of production deployment when they are less costly to fix. IBM can help you adopt agile methods improve your execution and deliver high-quality software for better business results
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
Think back just 5 years ago. In 2014…
• The seminal DevOps book—Gene Kim’s The Phoenix Project—was one year old
• Gartner predicted that 25% of Global 2000 enterprises would adopt DevOps to some extent by 20161
• "Continuous Testing” just started appearing in industry publications and conferences2
• Many of today’s popular test frameworks were brand new—or not yet released
• The term “microservices” was just entering our lexicon
• QC/UFT and ALM were still sold by HP (not even HPE yet)
• Only 30% of enterprise software testing was performed fully “in house”3
• There was no GDPR restricting the use of production data for software testing
• Packaged apps were typically updated on an annual or semi-annual basis and modern platforms like
SAP S/4HANA and Salesforce Lightning hadn’t even been announced
Times have changed—a lot. If the way that you’re testing hasn’t already transformed dramatically, it will soon.
And the pace and scope of disruption will continue to escalate throughout the fo
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
Let’s face it. Businesses don’t want—or need—perfect software. They want to deliver new, businessdifferentiating
software as soon as possible. To enable this, we (Development and Testing teams) need fast
feedback on whether the latest innovations will work as expected or crash and burn in production. We also
need to know if these changes somehow broke the core functionality that the customer base—and thus the
This is where Continuous Testing comes in.
Continuous Testing is the process of executing automated tests as part of the software delivery pipeline in
order to obtain feedback on the business risks associated with a software release candidate as rapidly as
Organizations no longer have to wait months or years to deploy an all-flash storage array into their environment to host their applications. The technologies in this most recent iteration of the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 ensure that organizations get the performance they need, the cost at which they need it and the platform stability to offer it up to as many applications as they see fit. By taking advantage of the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 platform, organizations may confidently begin their journey into the all-flash world of tomorrow today with the knowledge that it will meet their various manageability, performance and
scalability requirements along the way.
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Today, organizations of all sizes recognize the value of an agile software delivery process. Agility is the foundation for cost–efficiency, competitiveness, high team morale and customer satisfaction.
Yet most organizations face an agility paradox in that the more agile their software delivery workflow becomes, the higher the risk that instability or unpredictability will be introduced and undercut the investment they make in software production.
Fortunately, there is a solution to this conundrum. It’s called shift–left monitoring, and it allows your company to maximize agility in software delivery without assuming undue risks. This e–book explains how you can achieve agility and stability at the same time to streamline the path to digital transformation and innovation by shifting monitoring to the left of your software delivery workflow.
In today’s digital economy, the ability to bring new software applications and updates to market quickly is a key to competitive advantage. For companies in diverse industries, the goal is the same: Get high-quality software into production as fast as possible.
In this quest to accelerate release cycles, organizations must get beyond historical barriers that impede the rapid delivery of the software that keeps an enterprise competitive. In too many cases, processes tend to be inefficient, slow, and prone to failed releases. Much of the blame for the problem can be laid at the feet of organizational structures that mandate conflicting goals for the two key departments at either end of the application development chain: development/testing (dev/test) and operations.
Where dev/test teams want to push their applications and updates into production quickly, operations teams want to go more slowly in order to maintain control and keep applications and systems available.
Published By: Microsoft
Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
Microsoft commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic
Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI)
enterprises may realize by shifting some or all their management and
operations from on-premises, hosted, and outsourced implementations to
Azure’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering. The purpose of this
study is to give readers a framework to evaluate the potential financial
impact, or ROI, of leveraging Azure IaaS for their organizations. Benefits
gained by interviewed customers that migrated or re-architected some or
all workloads from on-premises to IaaS include:
› Greater revenue opportunities from business-to-business (B2B) and
customer web channels with a solution that is more mobile and reliable,
and meets scale and seasonality needs.
› Increased profits from those revenues.
› Improved production efficiency.
› Reduced datacenter, IT resource, and outsourcing costs.
› Easier and faster software and hardware management (such as
Kaspersky Lab has created an eBook to help you calculate the true cost of protecting your business infrastructure, intelligence, and reputation. Download "IT Security by the Numbers: Calculating the Total Cost of Protection" to learn more.
This paper describes the Symphony VPDC enterprise-grade infrastructure service that provides true high availability enterprise IT environments, supporting development to production, with automated provisioning of servers, network, storage, software and security.
Digital voices are everywhere in a digital factory. In this brief, we’ll elaborate on the technology tools digital factories use for three common functions: asset management, production planning and materials replenishment.
Learn how you can simplify compliance and automate the transition from development to production with complete traceability. Benefit from process definition and enforcement, and automatic generation of audit trails. Add consolidation to single, global repository where you move code into a single software change and configuration management instance that works globally, but performs as if everything were local. Result: savings and productivity.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Jan 19, 2016
The Rackspace Private Cloud software and reference architecture deliver a stable and scalable production-ready private cloud powered by OpenStack.® It is designed and built by the experts who co-founded OpenStack and run one of the world’s largest OpenStack-powered clouds. The Rackspace Private Cloud software is based on the Kilo release of OpenStack and is built without proprietary hooks, ensuring you avoid the risk of vendor lock-in.
Today's production processes have become increasingly complex and multi-faced, leaving many manufacturers challenged to find methods for simplifying and streamlining their activities. Additionally, as competition continues to heat up in all industries, they must constantly find new ways to reduce production costs. Manufacturing software packages empower businesses to do just that - giving them the advanced technologies they need to maximize efficiency and minimize overhead. Read on to learn about the top 15 manufacturing software vendors revealed.
Today, there is unprecedented pressure on companies in all industry sectors to keep their supply chains running smoothly. This often means that these businesses with their ever-changing distribution channels and production centers feeding those supply chains, need to efficiently manage their warehouses. In this whitepaper, Business-software.com profiles the leading warehouse management software vendors.
An ERP system combines methodologies with software and hardware components to integrate numerous critical back-office functions across a company. Made up of a series of “modules”, or applications that are seamlessly linked together through a common database, an ERP system enables various departments or operating units such as Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Production, and Fulfillment and Distribution to coordinate activities, share information, and collaborate. In this white paper, Business-Software.com profiles the leading ERP software vendors. Download this white paper to learn more!
The bank wanted to modernize its global data center core and edge networks to move to the next stage of its private cloud journey. The bank has long recognized the advantages of server virtualization, and it wanted to move more aggressively to a software-defined data center. The bank was virtualizing all services, including compute, storage, and network, to gain greater business flexibility and deliver cost savings. But first, it needed an elastic, flexible, and production ready network to connect its data centers.
The bank wanted a dynamically scalable network to interconnect its data centers in Europe, Asia, and North America, so that it could move toward a fully automated, self provisioned cloud. The global network needed to deliver performance at scale for the company’s highly virtualized resources, while also supporting integration of legacy assets into its software-defined data centers.
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