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DevOps is here to stay because it works. Most businesses using this methodology are already realizing a wide range of real, measurable benefits as a result of implementing DevOps, including the breakdown of inter-departmental silos, faster delivery of new features and more stable opera...
I know of several large financial institutions that do all of their performance testing inside the firewall, and thus they own all of their own infrastructure, including dedicated servers that are used solely for load generation. With some of the large load generation requirements (whi...
Whether you are deeply entrenched in the DevOps community or not, you have most likely seen the barrage of What is DevOps articles floating around. We decided it would be best to put them all together and give our readers a variety of What is DevOps articles to choose from. Wheth...
Container technology is the killer app when it comes to building and running microservices architectures. There are a countless number of articles, events, and resources out there related to the hot topics of containers, microservices, and DevOps. Docker is a player in the container ma...
79% of new products miss their launch date. That was the conclusion of a CGT/Sopheon Survey in which the impact of such market misses were also explored. What it didn't dig into was the reason why so many products and projects miss their launch date. When we start digging into th...
Choosing between BIG-IP and LineRate isn't as difficult as it seems.... Our recent announcement of the availability of LineRate Point raised the same question over and over: isn't this just a software-version of BIG-IP? How do I know when to choose LineRate Point instead of BIG-IP V...
The impact of DevOps in the cloud era is potentially profound. DevOps helps businesses deliver new features continuously, reduce cycle time and achieve sustained innovation by applying agile and lean principles to assist all stakeholders in an organization that develop, operate, or ben...
PagerDuty, the leader in operations performance management, announced the public release of its Advanced Analytics tools, which provide insights IT teams can use to improve team and system performance. Leveraging PagerDuty’s robust data on key operational metrics like incident frequenc...
Cloudwick, the leading big data DevOps service and solution provider to the Fortune 1000, announced Big Loop, its multi-vendor operations platform. Cloudwick Big Loop creates greater collaboration between Fortune 1000 IT staff, developers and their database management systems as well a...
The impact of DevOps in the cloud era is potentially profound. DevOps helps businesses deliver new features continuously, reduce cycle time and achieve sustained innovation by applying agile and lean principles to assist all stakeholders in an organization that develop, operate, or ben...
The impact of DevOps in the cloud era is potentially profound. DevOps helps businesses deliver new features continuously, reduce cycle time and achieve sustained innovation by applying agile and lean principles to assist all stakeholders in an organization that develop, operate, or ben...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Prashanth Chandrasekar GM of Rackspace's DevOps Business Segment joined DevOps Summit Silicon Valley faculty. Chandrasekar's session abstract will be published on Monday. Below please find an exclusive interview with Prashanth Chandrasekar, conducted...
Rackspace® on Tuesday announced new features to its DevOps Automation Service including Windows Support and expanded environment stack support. Rackspace also launched a new DevOps Advisory Service for broader DevOps transformation engagements. Available in the U.S. and UK, enhancement...
We're in an era of maturing cloud computing services, with lines beginning to blur among formerly discrete segments. Among the things we're witnessing is a fuller integration of DevOps into the mix. Rackspace is one company in this discussion, having just launched its DevOps Advisory S...
Cloud Expo has announced its first annual "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" to be held on November 6, 2014, at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley at Santa Clara Convention Center in California. The "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" will be a live competition among all the key Cloud Computing platforms, and wil...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced the first annual "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" to be held on November 6, 2014 at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley at Santa Clara Convention Center in California. The "Iron Cloud IoT Shootout" will be a live competition among all the key Cloud Computing platforms, an...
OpenStack continues to grow exponentially as the de facto standard for open source cloud platforms. But how can someone quickly get started with learning this exciting new technology? In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Kenneth Hui, a Technology Evangelist with Rackspace, will walk pa...
New Relic has announced a remarkable year of fiscal performance and innovation achievements in 2013. The six-year-old company more than doubled its annual revenue at 120 percent year over year. With more than 18 product and feature announcements, the year yielded market firsts in appli...
Rackspace® Hosting on Tuesday announced that Lanham Napier retired from the company as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. Graham Weston, Rackspace’s co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. ...
The DevOps Automation Service will enable developers and IT departments to accelerate time to market for their products and features by allowing them to deploy, scale and test new configurations in hours rather than days. In addition, the service will help improve the quality of softwa...
Forrester Research is looking forward, and what it sees is cloud as commonplace in 2014. In 2013, enterprises got real about cloud computing. In 2014, businesses will integrate it into existing IT portfolios, whether IT gives its blessing or not. As the Age of the Customer arrives,...
Not-for-profits and cloud computing seem to be made for one another. The cloud IT delivery model is well suited to not-for-profits (NFPs) for a number of reasons, according to an article on CMO.com. There are little to no upfront costs with cloud services and consumption is usually b...
"We are now focusing our hybrid cloud platform on our public cloud, so we are looking at launching a new performance servers specifically for public cloud applications," explained Lisa Larson, VP of Enterprise Cloud Solutions for Rackspace, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 13th Inte...
Cloud computing is helping businesses combat a growing problem: Too much information and not enough storage capacity. With businesses increasingly facing the prospect of running out of storage capacity, adoption of cloud storage technologies continues to grow, according to a report f...
Add another fill-in-the-blank-as-a-service that's making waves in the cloud. Verizon, which just recently launched a major overhaul to its cloud platform, announced plans to integrate the VMware/EMC-backed Cloud Foundry open-source platform-as-a-service (PaaS) initiative into its off...
Having cloud skills will help pay the bills, according to a recent study. Research from recruitment specialists Robert Half Technology revealed cloud computing is the most lucrative skill to have in the IT job market today. Cloud topped the bill in the survey of 100 IT directors an...
AppZero has announced three premier partners as the company sees significant revenue growth. In addition to IBM and HP Cloud Services, AppZero has added Amazon Web Services, CA Technologies, and Rackspace to its premier partner program this year. Through the program, AppZero collabora...
Rackspace® Hosting has announced its architecturally redesigned public cloud with Performance Cloud Servers. These new servers are designed to deliver enhanced levels of application performance with greater speed, throughput and reliability. This public cloud offering creates a powerfu...
Cloud computing's profile just took a leap in the polls. IBM announced the opening of a new Federal Cloud Innovation Center dedicated to helping federal agencies and other public-sector organizations advance the adoption of cloud computing across the government. The new IBM Federal...
Over the past decade, social media has disrupted the traditional methods of providing customer support. In the new era, digital tools like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest are transforming organizations into social enterprises. For companies of any size, a strong social media...
Cisco, like everybody else in IT, believes that cloud computing is central to the Internet of Things (the belief that everything with an on/off switch will eventually be wired or wirelessly connected and controlled by someone – or some thing – somewhere in the world). This isn't a diff...
Continuous Deployment is helping companies become more responsive to changing business needs without major disruptions or downtime. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Ed Leafe, Developer Advocate at Rackspace, will cover some of the issues when moving to a Continuo...
Verizon is calling on the expertise of one of its recent acquisitions to offer a cloud computing service to its customers. Verizon has announced details about a new cloud computing service for business, Verizon Cloud, an IaaS offering the company claims will offer better end-user con...
Overlay networks (virtual networks built on top of existing networks) introduce exciting new potential for a highly inclusive Hybrid Cloud. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Matt Shover, Manager of RackConnect Operations at Rackspace, will talk about the practical...
There has been a ton of buzz in the industry lately around hybrid cloud. From enterprises developing multi-vendor cloud strategies to hosting providers offering products that take advantage of different infrastructure types, there has been a definite shift toward hybrid clouds as the p...
They may be small in terms of the number of employees, but small businesses stand to reap big benefits when it comes to cloud computing. Cloud is uniquely suited to meet the needs of a small business trying to grow quickly. If you are an entrepreneur or own a small business, here are...
Nothing levels the playing field like cloud computing, at least in terms of smaller businesses being able to gain a foothold in a particular market. Small and midsize businesses have much to gain from embracing business cloud solutions. Cloud platforms allow SMEs to compete in the cl...
Let’s face it, developers rule. They have instantaneous access to technology resources that can be spun up easily without your knowledge. It is this pressure that is driving the inevitability of Cloud adoption across enterprise IT. If you still think of your IT organization as a cost c...
Compelling consumer applications are created every day. Are you ready for the IT implications both internally and externally? As your datacenter needs more capacity, the cloud will be critical to success. What are the key considerations to help plan for the needed capacity over time? A...
Running a successful business, regardless of the type of business, requires a handful of tenets that should always be embraced: enjoy what you do, hire the right people and provide the correct tools. These days, one of those tools businesses now rely on to succeed is cloud computing....