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Sanjeev Sharma

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October 28, 2014 A simple description of DevOps is such: ‘An approach to Application Delivery that applies Lean principles to accelerate feedback and improve time to market’ What does this mean? In a nutshell it implies that DevOps is a set of principles and practices that enables an organization to make their delivery of applications ‘lean’ and efficient, while leveraging feedback from customers and users to continuous improve. What do you ‘continuously improve’? Three things: The application being delivered The Environment of the application being delivered The process by which the application (and its environment) is delivered The ‘continuous improvement’ of the application and it environment comes from the feedback mechanism. As the application is continuously delivered, customers or customer surrogates (if the new feature delivered cannot be made available to ... (more)

Adopting DevOps – Overcoming ‘Cultural Inertia’ By @sd_architect | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Adopting DevOps - Part V: Overcoming ‘Cultural Inertia' Last month, my partners in crime – Carmen DeArdo from Nationwide, Lee Reid, my colleague from IBM and I wrote a 3-part series of blog posts on DevOps.com. We titled our posts the Simple Math, Calculus and Art of DevOps. I would venture to say these are must-reads for any organization adopting DevOps. We examined all three ascpects – the Cultural, Automation and Process improvement side of DevOps. One of the key underlying themes of the three posts was the need for Cultural change – things like trust, collaboration, communic... (more)

New on IBM developerWorks: DevOps for mobile apps challenges and best practices

Leigh Williamson (IBM Distinguished Engineer, Rational Software CTO Team, Mobile Software Development Strategy) and I have co-written a paper on DevOps for Mobile Apps. The paper have been published this week on IBM developerWorks. In this paper Leigh and I introduce the challenges related to DevOps that are specific to Mobile Apps. Unless one is building a stand-alone game like Angry/Flappy Bird, ones mobile app is just a front-end to back-end services the business offers. These services may be running on a mainframe, a distributed system on-prem, in the cloud or may be offered ... (more)

DevOps vs Outsourcing By @SD_Architect | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

June 10, 2014 As we look at enterprises adopting DevOps (yes, enterprises are adopting DevOps, in droves), the question regarding outsourcing always comes up. Many (read: most) enterprises have at least some of their application delivery or IT operations outsourced to an external vendor. This may be the traditional ‘offshoring’ where work is offloaded to an external, offshore and usually cheaper provider; to a true supply chain model, where external and internal providers deliver components of the application delivery supply chain. Both scenarios have a significantly different i... (more)

IBM InterConnect – The Largest DevOps Conference Ever!

IBM InterConnect – The Largest DevOps Conference Ever! IBM InterConnect is next week! It is IBMs premier conference focussed on all aspects of the IT Industry – Cloud, Mobile, Analytics, Internet of Things – you name it! I will of course be there for DevOps. With literally 100s of sessions dedicated to DevOps, this is the largest DevOps conference ever! I have multiple sessions I will be delivering. You can find details here. I will be live-tweeting from InterConnect. Follow me @sd_architect for continuous updates. I plan to spend a lot of time in the DevOps zone at the expo. If ... (more)