There are four vital areas in DevOps that need equal attention and strong focus for organizations to keep a steady pace in releasing and updating new applications
DevOps is a hot topic that addresses a 40 year old technology evolution. Join us as we explore DevOps, in a day broken into four strategic conversations that address why “now is the right time” for you to adopt DevOps. DevOps is for both large traditional organizations and small innvoative teams.
Every organizations has it’s unique upside potential, but every organization will also have its own challenges addressing legacy models, frameworks, processes, organisational structures and the technologies, tools and platforms we already have, like or prefer.
There are four vital areas in DevOps that need equal attention and strong focus for organizations to keep a steady pace in releasing and updating new applications:
At the core of development is Automation necessary for build, test and continuous deployment. Tools for release management, provisioning, configuration management, systems integration, monitoring and control, and orchestration are important aspects in building a DevOps system. In building and controlling of systems come into play Agile techniques and Lean practices.
Measurement is the next important aspect and placed in the feedback process. A successful DevOps implementation should measure performance, process, and even people metrics.
Improving Organisational Effectiveness: Cultural Change – Effective teams are essential for the delivery of reliable software and business benefit. Sharing of ideas, stories of problems and success is essential and for the team to realize and treat the problem as the enemy and not each other. Sharing of ideas opens the channels of feedback and so leads to improvement.
These aspects are vital for a smooth collaborative and efficient running of the organization. For this one-day workshop expert speakers explain each topic in detail and why it is important to DevOps. Each topic is followed by a case study presented by a customer who has adopted or implemented this aspect within their enterprise and exactly what they did to ensure successful adoption.
Conference Chair: Georg von Sperling, UC4
"Ghost in the (DevOps) Machine" - how ARA (Application Release Automation) makes true DevOps possible.
Georg von Sperling, ARA Manager UC4 Continental Europe
In a world where everything moves super-fast, assuring safe operations means control through automation. Just as hardware provisioning and base configurations are governed and controlled using automation so must the application layer be handled. Application Release Automation (ARA) technology controls application component packaging, deployment activities and configuration workflows in a fully-automated and operationally-safe method. ARA is the last DevOps frontier! This talk will demonstrate the key capabilities of ARA, how ARA complements the existing DevOps toolkits that are in use today, and how to enable continuous delivery in an enterprise environment.
DevOps and the Enterprise: Perfect Partners
Laurence Sweeney, Vice President, CollabNet
DevOps can and should drive competitive advantage for your Enterprise. All too often it is seen as â€śjust the latest fadâ€ť or not able to deal with enterprise-class problems. In this session weâ€™ll discuss a framework to help drive the DevOps conversation in your organization. At its core, DevOps is an Agile methodology that stresses collaboration between those building software (traditionally Dev), those deploying software (traditionally Ops), and those using the software. Weâ€™ll discuss how to build a continuous delivery pipeline, which supports the needs of all these stake holders without giving up on traceability, compliance or governance.
Creating a faster feedback loop with the right metrics
Kris Buytaert, Chief Technolgy Officer, INUITS Open Source
The M in CAMS (Culture, Automation, Measurement and Sharing) stands for Measurement, Metrics, Monitoring. Â Whether we hate it or love it, we need to implement Metrics and Monitoring,
Where do you start: what metrics do you need; how do you collect them; how do you visualize them; how do you provide developers with self-service access to relevant metrics, in order to create a faster feedback loop.
Hybrid Clouds and Culture, the inevitable clash
Arjan Eriks, Schuberg Philis
Hybrid Clouds. The term alone covers it all. Hybrid, an offspring of combining different items in one. Different technology, different departments, different stakeholders. If you do not pay attention, this will be the typical recipe for disaster. Overcoming these challenges and pitfalls requires a strong culture and strong leaders.
This presentation will focus on the most likely pain points, the part where differences are obvious and less obvious. Of course we will go into Devops kind of things on how to fix them.
Case Study Session:
In the spirit of collaboration and better connect, local and global DevOps community members present best practice as well as painful learning stories on how they addressed transition, transformation, adaptation and evolution issues.
Case study from UC4
Walking the tightrope between Agile Product Development and IT Operations
Kiffin Gish, Manager Development, Sdu Information Solutions, Amsterdam
Introducing and setting up an agile development team from scratch in a traditional plan-driven organization is hard. The real challenge starts while aligning efforts of this dynamic environment with the more structured and predictable world of IT Operations. What at first glance appears to be a collision of two totally different cultures is not so much a technical challenge as it is simply getting the opposing parties to understand and know each other better, sharing tools and knowledge. To better illustrate this, a case study will be presented about an advanced web-based e-government project, built using scrum, puppet and continuous deployment.
Case Study: Business Agility through DevOps
Rainer Heinold, Senior Technical Director, CollabNet
For the worldâ€™s leading mail and logistics services group, rapid growth paired with a strong push into online services accelerated the business demand for new applications. In one division, there are more than 300 active, concurrent software projects, and most of the apps are critical to the core business.
Using a single platform to standardize all vital processes (for development, maintenance and operations) has enabled collaboration, created efficiencies, and reduced cost. Applications can be managed and deployed at the pace demanded by the business without jeopardizing governance, visibility and oversight. Overall business agility improved as applications are delivered closely aligned and timed with the business needs.