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Five Reasons APM Fails By @AppDynamics | @DvOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 16:00
The first cause of failure is the silos in many of today’s organizations. There are often too many stakeholders involved in APM decision-making ranging from application support, server teams, network teams, database teams (DBAs), application developers, and various architects across the organization. We’re also seeing more non-technical users, such as the business owner of an application interested in seeing usage and performance data on critical Business Transactions within the application. These business users will become a more central user of APM in the future. It’s critical to identify the primary user of the product, and determine requirements focused on those primary users. Secondary users can have input but should not be the ones driving the key decision points. As products mature, they can sell into multiple areas or even cross sell through teams, but it shouldn’t be the focus of the initial implementation.

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Internet of Things Is Here, Now What? By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 14:30
Every year, the technology industry gathers at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to see the latest gadgets ranging from home appliances, TVs, wearables, games, cars, etc. We have all come to expect the unveiling of cutting-edge technology that according to the rhetoric of their manufacturers make our lives just a little bit better. Technology has become so embedded in our daily lives that we can use it to outsource common tasks such as home management, personal fitness and family communications.

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Security & Mobile Experience Are Symbiotic By @JackieKahle | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 00:00
A new report sponsored by CA Technologies examines how IT and business leaders aim to sync the security and mobile user experience. CA Technologies’ latest research determines that though top concerns of IT Security practices include the elimination of breaches, data protection and identities – mobility customer experience, in fact, ranks number two in top security priorities.

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DevOps vs the Enterprise By @ScriptRock | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 16:30
For better or worse, DevOps has gone mainstream. All doubt was removed when IBM and HP threw up their respective DevOps microsites. Where are we on the hype cycle? It's hard to say for sure but there's a feeling we're heading for the "Peak of Inflated Expectations." What does this mean for the enterprise? Should they avoid DevOps? Definitely not. Should they be cautious though? Absolutely. The truth is that DevOps and the enterprise are at best strange bedfellows. The movement has its roots in the tech community's elite. Open source projects and methodologies driven by the alumni of companies like Netflix, Google and Amazon. This is a great thing for the evolution of DevOps. It can be alienating for Enterprise IT though. Learning about Netflix and their simian armies, or Facebook and their mind-melting scale is fascinating. Can you take it back to the office on Monday morning though?

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Make Sense of Errors and Logging By @Stackify | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 15:45
While errors and logs are often instrumental to diagnosing application issues, getting the most out of them isn't easy. If you’re using a narrowly focused tool or rolling your own solution, it’s likely you’re either struggling to quickly get to the data you need when you need it, or you’re trying to find a needle in a haystack. Learn how to make sense of all this data in this interesting blog.

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OpenShift Commons Latest in Battle with Cloud Foundry By @IoT2040 | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 12:00
Red Hat made the interesting times in which we live a little more interesting recently by announcing OpenShift Commons, "a place for companies using OpenShift to accelerate its success and adoption. To do this we'll act as resources for each other, share best practices and provide a forum for peer-to-peer communication," according to an official statement. A total of 38 companies have committed to being part of the OpenShift Commons, including Cisco, Dell, and Docker. Others include Cloudera, Hortonworks, Iron.io, New Relic, and Zend. The announcement is another move in the ongoing PaaS battle between OpenShift and Cloud Foundry, which got its Foundation last year. A total of 38 companies have committed to being part of the OpenShift Commons, including Cisco, Dell, and Docker. Others include Cloudera, Hortonworks, Iron.io, New Relic, and Zend. The announcement is another move in the ongoing PaaS battle between OpenShift and Cloud Foundry, which got its Foundation last year. The two platforms are both OpenShift-friendly, and have an open-source nature that encourages community contributions and development. The emerging, competing PaaS ecosystems seem to add strength to the intertwined notions of more aggressive cloud computing development in enterprises, the DevOps approach in leveraging the potential speed and flexibility of cloud, and keeping PaaS from being subsumed into major infrastructure (IaaS) providers such as Amazon and Salesforce. Look for Jerome Pettazoni of Docker and Gordon Haff of Red Hat to cover much of the related ground in the world of PaaS at Cloud Expo & The DevOps Summit in New York June 9-11 at the Javits Center.

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DevOps Teams Get Docker Flexibility @Ruxit | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 07:30
In cloud-based architectures, the situation is different and the network has become even more important. Let’s imagine a typical cloud-based architecture situation. You run a datacenter with a flexible number of allocated computing instances (for example, due to the pricing model and volatile demands for CPU). Your datacenter serves distributed applications that are backed by, for example, microservices. Additionally, let’s say that your applications are distributed via Docker containers to give your DevOps teams some flexibility. In situations like this you need more networking than ever. Your network must shoulder all the communications required between the microservices. It serves as a virtual nervous system for your applications.

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SDK Support for @Atmel Internet of Things By @PubNub | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 03:45
“With easy-to-use SDKs for Atmel’s platforms, IoT developers can now reap the benefits of realtime communication, and bypass the security pitfalls and configuration complexities that put IoT deployments at risk,” said Todd Greene, founder & CEO of PubNub. PubNub will team with Atmel at CES 2015 to launch full SDK support for Atmel’s MCU, MPU, and Wireless SoC platforms. Atmel developers now have access to PubNub’s secure Publish/Subscribe messaging with guaranteed ¼ second latencies across PubNub’s 14 global points-of-presence. PubNub delivers secure communication through firewalls, proxy servers, and on unreliable mobile networks with a security model that guarantees no open ports on IoT devices. Developers can now implement important features like remote device control, firmware upgrades, and device provisioning using PubNub’s suite of IoT building blocks that includes realtime device presence detection, stream storage & playback, and data stream syndication. “PubNub’s realtime global data stream network combined with our embedded solutions helps IoT developers reduce time-to-market and solve the challenges of reliable IoT deployments,” said Reza Kazerounian, SVP and GM of Microcontroller Business Unit at Atmel. “By removing complexity and focusing on developer-centric tools and services, PubNub shares Atmel’s philosophy of driving competitive advantage for our customers.”

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WSM's DevOps Specialty Practice | @DevOpsSummit @WSMIntl [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 21:00
WSM International is launching a DevOps services division that offers assessment, consulting and implementation to large enterprises and organizations with complex infrastructures. This is the first independent services company to create a dedicated practice to help organizations looking to transition to the DevOps model. The concept of DevOps is to blend information technology (IT) software development with operations to optimize the computing infrastructure according to the specific needs of the organization. According to a recent press release (www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2999017) from Gartner, "By 2016, DevOps will evolve from a niche strategy employed by large cloud providers to a mainstream strategy employed by 25 percent of Global 2000 organizations."

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Internet of Things and ‘The Physical Web’ | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 20:15
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.

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Solr Cookbook 3rd Edition By @Sematext | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 16:00
Hot off the press: a brand new Solr Cookbook! One of Sematext’s Solr and Elasticsearch experts — and authors — Rafał Kuć, has just published the third and latest edition of Solr Cookbook. This edition covers both Solr 4.x (based on the newest 4.10.3 version of Solr) and the just-released Solr 5.0. Similar to previous Solr Cookbooks, Rafal updated the book significantly — half of the previous content has been changed — and rewrote all of the recipes.

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The New Virtualization By @Docker | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 15:00
Docker offers a new, lightweight approach to application portability. Applications are shipped using a common container format and managed with a high-level API. Their processes run within isolated namespaces that abstract the operating environment independently of the distribution, versions, network setup, and other details of this environment. This "containerization" has often been nicknamed "the new virtualization." But containers are more than lightweight virtual machines. Beyond their smaller footprint, shorter boot times, and higher consolidation factors, they also bring a lot of new features and use cases that were not possible with classical virtual machines.

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Internet of Things 2015 Call for Papers | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 13:00
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.

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Spatial Analysis with @Esri | @CloudExpo [#Cloud #BigData]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:45
In this demo at 15th Cloud Expo, John Meza, Product Engineer at Esri, showed how Esri products hook into Hadoop cluster to allow you to do spatial analysis on the spatial data within your cluster, and he demonstrated rendering from a data center with ArcGIS Pro, a new product that has a brand new rendering engine.

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‘Enterprise DevOps’ By @JPMorgenthal | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 06:00
The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, the question remains, is culture the leading edge of this change? I posit that in large enterprises, culture change is the result of effective process and organizational change fostered by good IT leaders and is not the front end of change.

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DevOps Security with @EvidentdotIO | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 05:30
“We are strong believers in the DevOps movement and our staff has been doing DevOps for large enterprise environments for a number of years. The solution that we build is intended to allow DevOps teams to do security at the speed of DevOps," explained Justin Lundy, Founder & CTO of Evident.io, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

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Products from @Plantronics Are WebRTC-Ready | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #WebRTC]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 20:30
WebRTC is an up-and-coming standard that enables real-time voice and video to be directly embedded into browsers making the browser a primary user interface for communications and collaboration. WebRTC runs in a number of browsers today and is currently supported in over a billion installed browsers globally, across a range of platform OS and devices. Today, organizations that choose to deploy WebRTC applications and use a host machine that supports audio through USB or Bluetooth can use Plantronics products to connect and transit or receive the audio associated with the WebRTC session.

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Internet of Things Era By @ThinkStrategies | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 18:30
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies, will examine why IT must finally fulfill its role in support of its SBUs or face a new round of disruption that could fundamentally reshape the function of IT forever.

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Are Software Engineers a Commodity? By @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 18:00
I read a thought provoking article called The Happy Demise of the 10X Engineer. In this piece the author points out how software has evolved to the point where engineers can quickly assemble different components and build solutions in days for a minimal investment where as previously this would take months and tons of capital. There are some great points in this article but the final sentence set off a nerve that I had to respond to. Check out my response on Forbes.

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I Do DevOps #LikeAGirl By @Ruxit | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 16:15
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’d like to shine the spotlight on our very own Anita Engleder, DevOps Lead at ruxit. DevOps is definitely a male-dominated domain so “doing DevOps #LikeAGirl” is no small achievement here. I met with Anita earlier this week and asked her a few questions about the #LikeAGirl movement, working in the male-dominated tech industry, and whether or not the cliche of technicians being nerds applies to her personally. Hey Anita, thanks for taking the time. Would you please briefly introduce yourself and tell us what you do at ruxit? Sure. I’m the DevOps lead here at ruxit. That means I’m responsible for keeping our infrastructure up and running. So, I’m the one who pushes the “Rollout” button when we release new versions. I’m also a regular at executive staff meetings.

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