The days when an enterprise application can only be used from its user interface are over. These days, any application worth its salt needs to play well with other applications. This is especially true in the world of DevOps where your application is routinely expected to be able to be driven by APIs and other means.
Jenkins is a continuous integration solution used by many development organizations to automate software building, testing and deployment. Copy Data Management (CDM) is a term used to describe software solutions that manage the proliferation of storage, virtualization and application snapshots within an operations context. Solutions in this category make it easy to re-use production copies of systems-of-record for development and testing purposes.
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) spent last October gathering data from IT professionals with the goal of tracking how agile development, continuous delivery and DevOps as a whole has integrated into IT teams around the world; and posted their findings in their whitepaper sponsored by IBM.
If you happen to be an IT infrastructure person, left behind in all the DevOps buzz are your good old trusty enterprise storage arrays. You paid good budget for those arrays, and you picked them for good reasons (performance, reliability, capacity, etc.), but your dev teams ignore them more often than not and go spend money on cloud resources. Then they ask you for copies of data!
DevOps is the buzzword of 2016. Everyone reading this probably already knows that, but did you know that DevOps is something you might already be doing? The ins and outs are worth some discussion and so Catalogic is putting on a webinar for exactly that purpose.
For a lot of folks, the entire idea of DevOps is off-putting primarily because individuals and organizations that talk about DevOps absolutely adore talking about dramatically changing a company's entire culture in order to become one with the ooga-booga of DevOps.
InterConnect 2016 is upon us. The conference, billed by host IBM as "the premier cloud and mobile conference," runs from Feb 21-25 at the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In addition to IBM, numerous IBM partners will have booths and be doing presentations at the conference. Among those partners will be Catalogic, and we'll be talking about the unofficial topic of InterConnect: DevOps.