Call it a man-bites-dog story. Merrill Lynch has sold a homegrown Web-services tool to its Web-services vendor, SOA Software Inc. Merrill sold a tool called X4ML, something its developers built in 2001 to make its legacy CICS transaction systems available as Web services. The price wasn't disclosed. SOA Software will rename the software Service Oriented Legacy Architecture, and begin selling it early next year for $125,000. But first, IT had to convince Merrill top management that it could be sold, and then that it wasn't giving away an advantage. It came down to a choice between continuing to develop it in-house or sell it to a vendor capable of funding development. That dog won the day.
[Interop ITX 2017] State Of DevOps ReportThe DevOps movement brings application development and infrastructure operations together to increase efficiency and deploy applications more quickly. But embracing DevOps means making significant cultural, organizational, and technological changes. This research report will examine how and why IT organizations are adopting DevOps methodologies, the effects on their staff and processes, and the tools they are utilizing for the best results.
IT Strategies to Conquer the CloudChances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.