October 2013- In today's fast-moving, ultra-competitive business landscape, the days of enterprises spending months - or even years - building, testing and releasing an application, service or new set of capabilities to the market are over. Customers, technology users and the market as a whole are more nimble than ever before, and their demands for innovative new functionality have grown in concert. In other words, customers are no longer content to wait for the next big release ...
July 2013- "A previously quiet revolution in ALM called DevOps is now noisily elbowing its way into the mainstream. If Agile software development was the opening act to a great performance, continuous delivery is the headliner. The pace at which consumers expect change is causing a crisis in application development and delivery (AD&D), but it's exactly what's essential to create a sense of urgency. Agile was a good start, but it wasn't sufficient to drive better ...
June 2013- Today's agile organizations pose operations teams with a tremendous challenge: to deploy new releases to production immediately after development and testing is completed. To ensure that applications are deployed successfully, an automatic and transparent process is required. We refer to this process as Zero Touch Deployment. This white paper reviews two approaches to Zero Touch Deployment - a script-based solution and a release automation platform. The article discusses how each can solve the key technological ...
Enterprises that depend heavily on IT to deliver services to customers are constantly driven by market pressures to better develop and release new software features to meet growing demands. Facilitating the collaboration between development and IT operations and bringing application to market faster with high quality are crucial to today's business success.
This solution brief provides insights into the DevOps movement, why it matters and how you can cross the chasm to achieve ...
Modern applications are increasingly complex, growing rapidly and being deployed across multiple environments and infrastructure models (physical, virtual and cloud). In order to keep up with increasing business demands, development and testing teams are adopting agile methodologies and automated testing processes. Download this whitepaper to get a better understanding of how to select a reliable application release automation solution to keep up with increasing business demands. This whitepaper discusses:
- Why application release and ...
April 2013- All large companies with a reliance on IT must deal with the constraints of systems such as mainframes, components under development and sensitive data sources that delay projects. Inevitably, teams try to either copy a complete environment in a test lab, or "mock up" responsive systems by coding their own versions for test purposes. This has become a costly and time-consuming endeavor. In essence, Service Virtualization (SV) is the productization of the practice of "mocking ...
There has been growing buzz about DevOps. DevOps is a methodology that unites the often separate functions of software development (Dev) and production and operations (Ops) into a single, integrated, and continuous process. DevOps is about breaking down the barriers between Dev and Ops. It leverages people, processes, and technology to stimulate collaboration and innovation across the entire software development and release process.
Dev and Ops should always be part of an integrated ...
February 2014- Application Delivery: Complex, repetitive, slow and prone to errors. It's also essential in today's world. This infographic highlights top findings from a recent IDG research survey
April 2014- As the cloud computing market continues to grow, enterprises are exploring different cloud models in search of the right balance of functionality, flexibility and investment protection. As many organizations are discovering, off-premises cloud vs. on-premises data center is not an either/or proposition. Hybrid cloud lets organizations provision, use, and manage IT resources across their on-site data center and a compatible public cloud. A new Market Pulse survey by IDG Research Services indicates that more ...
This whitepaper, authored by Bloor Research practice leader David Norfolk, compares two different PaaS (platform as a service) solutions - OutSystems Platform and Force.com.
The paper includes a comprehensive analysis of the two PaaS solutions with a focus on providing an objective look at two products that are both "fit for a purpose." The paper provides enough information to help IT professionals determine which product matches their needs and requirements.
Cloud computing services have become an integral part of many organization's enterprise IT strategies. In the last 12 months, platform as a service (PaaS) has become one of the fastest growing areas of all cloud computing services with analyst firms like Gartner and IDC predicting sharp uptakes in PaaS adoption.
This paper explores why PaaS has suddenly become relevant and irresistible to many organizations. It dives into the opportunities and considerations associated with using ...
Competitive advantage is derived by an organization when it develops strategies, techniques, or resources that allow it to outperform its competition. One such resource is the innovative use of analytics to improve business decisions or operational processes. Decision makers can use analytics to cultivate the data collected from day-to-day operations into key insights unavailable to the competition.
The field of predictive analytics is the next evolution in business intelligence - moving beyond the ...
As you think about your application in the context of new multicore systems you may wonder: What does it mean to transition my application to multicore? What is the essence of a multicore application? What are the tradeoffs involved? What are the changes you need to make?
This paper, part one of two, answers these questions, showing you how to transition an application to run on a multicore system smoothly and correctly.
February 2014- Find out how Rackspace Private Cloud and Rackspace DevOps Support helped Ranker automate their cloud environment and increase stability and control while reducing their hosting spend by almost 60%
Rapid surge in mobile apps use outpaces traditional software development tools.
Enterprises can't afford to be left behind as mobility surges to the forefront of IT and business strategies. Nor can they afford to churn out poorly performing mobile apps that alienate users and sap valuable IT assets. This white paper examines current trends in enterprise mobile app use. It explores why businesses are jumping into the mobile arms race and the risks ...
November 2013- As mission-critical enterprise application environments become more complex because of the increased use of cloud, big data, and mobility, APM is becoming a top priority for IT teams that need to quickly and cost effectively track end-to-end application performance, identify and remediate the root cause of performance problems, and maintain service levels required by end users and business stakeholders. SaaS-delivered APM solutions offer rapid time to value for IT organizations that need to implement APM ...
Learn how companies like Netflix, Amazon, Etsy, Facebook and many, many deliver new features faster, sometimes several times per day, while other companies wait months to release software updates. Dismantling the traditional silos between Development and Operations, their teams work together through what is now known as DevOps.
This report explores ways in which Development and Operations teams need to evolve, view software holistically, have a shared toolset and actively seek ways to ...
Most of us are always trying to optimize our work so we're constantly looking for new and improved tools. Plus playing with new tools is fun.
As a counterpoint, Jonathon Thurman shares his five favorite DevOps tools which have been around a long time. They may not be flashy but they're time tested and just work. He also tells you how to use them and how to configure them for maximum value.
November 2013- Speed, simplicity and affordability: 3 capabilities businesses need from their warehousing environment. IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration gives organizations a complete, multipurpose environment to rapidly distill insight from their data, make timely decisions and capitalize on opportunities
October 2013- Requirements definition and management is recognized as a necessary step for the successful delivery of systems and software projects; the discipline is also required by standards, regulations and quality improvement initiatives like Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).
October 2013- Today's complexity in software and systems design is only expected to rise, and more than half of CEOs doubt their ability to manage it. Whether IT or device-based, software-intensive systems continue to grow in size and complexity. Globally distributed and diverse teams, outsourcing and supply chain dependencies lead to increased challenges in the timely launch of competitive products and services. Organizations struggle to balance agility and complexity. It's not enough to manage development, the design ...
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).
October 2013- Organizations that use SAP must keep pace with constant change. IBM Rational Software for SAP offers a comprehensive suite of application lifecycle management and quality management tools to extend SAP Solution Manager capabilities and enable a holistic approach to SAP and non SAP deployment.
Many businesses today, from small retail organizations to large enterprises, are struggling with Web application security. Many organizations do not fully understand the risks of Web application attacks and arcane references like "OWASP Top 10" simply confuse them even more. With the prevalence of Web application hacks in the news, the top questions asked by many are "How likely are we to be hacked?" and "What can we do to defend ourselves?"
The answers ...
August 2013- OpenStack is an open source cloud system software project that has broad participation from the IT Industry. In this IDC white paper sponsored by Red Hat, IDC evaluates the current situation and provides a future outlook evaluating the deployment and support model and addressing OpenStack enterprise features and support, specifically looking at Red Hat's Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Cloud Infrastructure solutions.
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