11 Golden Rules to De-stress Your DevOps Process


With development teams working on 3-4 releases in parallel and releasing at least once a quarter, we often see release overhead consuming an average of 20-30% of development and operations resources. Enterprises releasing every month, week, or even day suffer from even larger overhead. Here is what you can do to free up most of [...]



By | March 14th, 2018|DevOps|0 Comments

7 IT Operations Challenges to Attack in 2018 – EMA Punch List


Digital attackers in 2018 need to focus on one key challenge: “how do I deliver the best possible value to my clients, without significantly increasing cost.“ Monitor for user experience impact: As enterprises differentiate more and more via their digital user experience, all monitoring solutions must deliver clear and instant answers to the following questions: [...]



DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017 in SFO – Real Life DevOps Demystified


This year’s DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) in San Francisco was carried by the enthusiasm of 1500 practitioners who were genuinely enthusiastic about how DevOps can transform their enterprises into a ‘digital attacker.’ Digital attackers rely as DevOps as their innovation engine to rapidly release high quality software that offers measurable business value. In short, digital [...]



By | November 17th, 2017|DevOps, Scale Out Architecture|0 Comments

Microsoft Pulling ahead of Amazon with its fully Managed Kubernetes Offering


Azure Container Service (now AKS where the K stands for Kubernetes) is now offers managed Kubernetes as Tech Preview. This new service provides single-line install (az aks create –n myCluster –g myResourceGroup), automated upgrades, self-healing, and scaling. Microsoft promises that the Azure control plane for Kubernetes will remain free (AWS charges for management servers), with [...]



By | October 25th, 2017|Containers, DevOps, Scale Out Architecture|0 Comments

The Scheduler Race is Over – Why Kubernetes Won and What it Means to the Market


What Happened? Within a timeframe of only 6 weeks, both Docker and Mesosphere both announced Kubernetes support for their container management platforms (Mesosphere and Docker Enterprise Edition). This ‘officially’ concludes the container scheduling contest and rings in the critical phase of the much more important and lucrative container management bake off. https://youtu.be/x4Jx8-uOAwQ In [...]



By | October 19th, 2017|Containers, DevOps, Scale Out Architecture|0 Comments

EMA Enterprise Decision Guide: Container Management in Production and at Scale


I’m excited to kick off this project, as no other topic in IT seems to have so many different aspects to consider and so many points to attack it. As, hopefully, in all our EMA research projects, we will look at this topic from all angles without any predetermined outcomes. The project will be exclusively [...]



By | October 9th, 2017|Containers, DevOps, Megatrends, Monitoring|0 Comments

EMA Quick Take: Why Puppet Acquired Distelli – Kubernetes Management Is Key


  While Puppet could already manage the Kubernetes lifecycle from an IT Operations perspective, Distelli allows Puppet to also automate the DevOps process with Kubernetes as a deployment target. So this means, the Puppet Kubernetes module already covered the Ops part of DevOps and now Distelli's release automation covers the Dev part. Now it’s DevOps. As business [...]



By | September 21st, 2017|DevOps, IT Automation|0 Comments

VMworld 2017 – Prologue


“Oh, I’m not coming to VMworld this year, we are at Jenkins instead.” This is a sentence I’ve heard quite a few times now from vendors that I’m used to seeing at VMworld and it makes me wonder what’s going on. VMware, in harmony with Dell EMC, have spent all year communicating how important DevOps, APIs [...]



EMA Top 3 Product Selection Process


(You can read more about the content of the EMA Top 3 - Enterprise Decision Guide in my first Post) I’ve been getting this question a lot lately, so I want to explain in a little bit of detail how Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has picked its EMA Top 3 vendors. It is important to [...]



Dell EMC World – The Easy Button for Digital Transformation


“It feels like magic but it is technology,” and “we will help transform every company into a software company,” were the two quotes by Michael Dell that best summed up the spirit of  Dell EMC World 2017. These statements show the genuine excitement of a seasoned tech executive to attack the next challenge of his [...]



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