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2014 State of DevOps Report [ Source: Puppet Labs ]

July 2014-

The 2014 State of DevOps report--based on a survey of 9,200+ people in IT operations, software development and technology management roles in 110 countries--reveals:


Automated Configuration Management: Why it Matters and How to Get Started [ Source: Puppet Labs ]

August 2014-

Configuration management is a critical cornerstone of IT automation, providing tools that allow you to centrally manage the packages, configuration files, process state, firewall rules and other settings that equip servers to do their assigned jobs. Without automated configuration management, you do all these tasks manually, or with handwritten scripts. It's time-consuming, and prone to human error.


Configuration management is also about making any changes to the system in an organized ...

Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions Reference Architecture Guide [ Source: Dell / Red Hat ]

August 2014- This reference architecture focuses on helping organizations begin evaluating OpenStack software and/or create proofs of concept. Dell and Red Hat can provide guidance for more sophisticated deployments; however, they are beyond the scope of this document. The expected focus for the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solutions with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform encompasses software, hardware, operations, and integration in unique packages known as bundles. See Solutions Sizing Termson page 16 for more information.
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DevOps for Dummies [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- Today's fast-moving world makes DevOps essential for any business aspiring to be agile and lean in order to respond rapidly to changing customer and marketplace demands. This book helps you understand DevOps and how your organization can gain real business benefits from it. You'll also discover how a holistic view of DevOps that encompasses the entire software delivery life cycle - from ideation and the conception of new business capabilities to implementation in production - ...

A mobile application development primer [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Feel like your software delivery team gets productivity paralysis? Join our support group and hear Bernie Coyne, a certified "ALMopath" (and IBM ALM Technical Marketing Manager), share how to recognize the signs and symptoms that your team may be suffering from a treatable "disorder." Learn about the "treatments" available through effective application lifecycle management (ALM).

Agile in the Embedded World [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- The agile approach is unique in that it focuses on the important aspects of the development process: the people and the artifacts - software and hardware. Learn how Agile encourages developers to be more iterative, team-oriented, self-improving and customer focused.

Accelerating innovation: New approaches to software development for smarter products [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- This white paper describes software as the invisible thread that links product parts into an intelligent whole. It examines software delivery for smart products and strategies for evolving software development into a business process. Agile development has become a cornerstone of most software development organizations. Marked by iterative processes that deliver incremental value over time, agile development has enabled organizations to manage software complexity more effectively and to improve quality and time to market compared ...

An Introduction to Red Hat Storage Server Architecture [ Source: Red Hat ]

September 2013- Over the past ten years, enterprises have seen enormous gains in scalability, flexibility, and affordability as they migrated from proprietary, monolithic server architectures to architectures that are virtualized, open source, standardized, and commoditized. Unfortunately, storage has not kept pace with computing. The proprietary, monolithic, shared all, and scale-up solutions that dominate the storage industry today do not deliver the scalability, flexibility, and economics that modern data center and cloud computing environments need in a hyper-growth, ...

Why Rational Development Solutions for Power? [ Source: IBM ]

February 2013- Read about the real life experiences of two customers who used Rational Development Solutions for Power to save money and create workload optimized developers who were much more productive in meeting innovative business challenges than ever before.

Departmental Private Cloud Reference Architecture [ Source: HP/Intel® ]

November 2012- With the addition of systems management such as Microsoft System Center, customers can move beyond virtualization and begin to implement private clouds. A private cloud extends virtualization features designed into Windows Server, enabling standardized design, simple back-up, and self-service deployment of IT services. By removing the need to customize each and every IT service and by enabling line of business or application owners to control when they deploy services, IT organizations can further reduce operational ...

Sybase PowerBuilder: A Tradition of Productivity Evolved for Modern Developer Ecosystems [ Source: SAP ]

October 2012- Revolutionary at its inception for defining and popularizing this specific genre of distributed application development, the PowerBuilder 12.5 development environment today combines functional maturity with aggressive modernizations that keep it a viable and compelling tool for tackling business applications.

Sybase PowerBuilder has remained throughout the years a bastion of application development productivity for a wide class of enterprise applications that combine database access with a highly productive graphical user interface (GUI).

The ...

Sybase PowerBuilder IS .Net...and so much MORE! [ Source: SAP ]

October 2012- Sybase PowerBuilder 12.5 is the second full-fledged .NET release of the market's favorite application development tool, bringing true power and ease of use to .NET. In the box, you'll find two Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) that give you options.

You can build and deploy applications in a traditional Client/Server architecture, deploy to WebForms, WindowForms, or Smart Client applications. Or, you can leverage the power of the new IDE, built on top of Visual ...

PowerBuilder and .Net [ Source: SAP ]

October 2012- Lately, a variety of PowerBuilder customers have asked whether or not they should stay with PowerBuilder or go to .NET. Sometimes they ask folks at Sybase directly, other times their inquiries are filtered to us through analysts.

The purpose of this paper is to show that this really isn’t a valid question because PowerBuilder and .NET are not mutually exclusive. Ultimately, this paper should provide you with the information you need to ...

Moving your PowerBuilder Application to the Web [ Source: SAP ]

October 2012- Today's Internet-connected world virtually requires that all companies leverage the power of the Internet. There is a wide and sometimes bewildering array of techniques available to PowerBuilder programmers to move all or part of their PowerBuilder logic to the Internet. A process-based approach to examining which aspects of the application should be moved to the Internet, combined with an intelligent refactoring of the application and an understanding of your company's technology stack will maximize your ...

Dell DVS Reference Architecture for Windows Server 2012 [ Source: Dell ]

September 2012- Learn about the network architecture and configurations of Dell DVS based on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 virtualization technology with PowerEdge R720 servers, EqualLogic PS4100E storage, Force10 S55 switches and Wyse end point devices.

DVS Enterprise: Citrix XenDesktop Reference Architecture [ Source: Dell ]

September 2012- Discover how Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions Enterprise architecture leverages hardware, software and services to provide scalability, enhanced security, improved end-user flexibility and ease of maintenance of virtual desktop computing.

DVS Enterprise: VMware View Reference Architecture [ Source: Dell ]

September 2012- Learn about the technical details of the Dell Enterprise desktop solution for virtualization running on VMware View. Become familiar with its architecture, components and performance based on validation tests conducted by Dell engineers.

Microsoft® Windows® MultiPoint Server 2011 Reference Architecture [ Source: Dell ]

September 2012- Become familiar with key considerations and reference architectures for Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011. Review configurations targeted to classrooms and training facilities and learn relevant hardware requirements and best practices.

Desktop Virtualization Solutions Simplified Reference Architecture [ Source: Dell ]

September 2012- Learn about the design and architecture of the DVS Simplified Appliance, including sizing guidelines and configuration recommendations.

Integrating the resiliency needs of business and IT functions White Paper [ Source: IBM ]

November 2011- Migrating from a traditional processing capability with a static design to more fluid, cloud-based computing increases the level of resiliency needed to sustain business operations. Read this white paper to learn important considerations for effective resiliency program management within a cloud design.

Four keys to improving quality across the systems engineering [ Source: IBM ]

February 2011- A balanced approach to complex systems quality in aerospace and defense projects - Thought leadership white paper. This white paper examines the systems engineering life cycle and discusses four keys for improving quality across the systems engineering "V" to help A&D companies deliver quality on time while containing costs more effectively.

Understanding Actionable Business Architecture [ Source: IBM ]

October 2010- As business and technology become more entwined, developing and deploying IT systems that address evolving business needs is vital for any organization. Read this paper for new perspectives and strategies on business architecture to help your organization potentially gain a competitive edge.

Cloud Computing in the Midmarket: Assessing the Options [ Source: IBM ]

August 2010- You may be looking at cloud computing as a means to access IT resources that may not be affordable otherwise. Cloud solution options include public, private and hybrid models each of which offers its own benefits, cost model and risks. Read this analyst brief from IDC to learn about each of these models and discover how your organization can take advantage of them. The paper also looks at how organizations can integrate cloud solutions into ...

Cloud-based business continuity and resiliency services from IBM [ Source: IBM ]

May 2009- Cloud technology has enormous potential to enable highly efficient and dynamic IT infrastructures that are more elastic and responsive to potential disruptions and data loss. Virtualization technologies combined with new cloud management techniques enable IBM to provide a simplified “anywhere, anytime” self-service approach for the delivery and consumption of IT services. Read this paper to see how using a cloud-based approach for your IT can free you to reap immediate benefits of a specific technology ...

Managing a growing threat: an executive's guide to Web application security [ Source: IBM ]

January 2010- More and more companies are relying on Web-based applications to provide online services to their employees, to support e-commerce sales and to leverage portals. All of these applications are designed to help staff better communicate with customers, partners and suppliers. However, as the number and complexity of Web applications have grown, so have the associated security risks. With increasing frequency, incidents of Web application breaches resulting in data theft are popping up as front-page news. ...

Continuous Testing with ElectricCommander [ Source: Electric Cloud ]

August 2009- Drive quality earlier in the development process with continuous testing.

Large development organizations have increasingly been adopting select agile practices to enable faster development, create more reliable software, and reduce costs. Chief among these practices is providing developers early and frequent feedback from users, from other developers, and especially from the programming, build, and test tools. In the latter category, continuous integration and continuous testing are emerging as valuable techniques for ...

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