JANUARY 8, 2014 02:00 PM EST
When we talk about the impact of BYOD and BYOA and the Internet of Things, we
often focus on the impact on data center architectures. That's because there
will be an increasing need for authentication, for access control, for
security, for application delivery as the number of potential endpoints
(clients, devices, things) increases. That means scale in the data center.
What we gloss over, what we skip, is that before any of these "things" ever
makes a request to access an application it had to execute a DNS query.
Every. Single. Thing.
Maybe that's because we assume DNS can handle the load. So far it's done
well. You rarely, if ever, hear of disruptions or outages due directly to the
execution of DNS. Oh, there has been some issues with misconfiguration of DNS
and of exploitation of DNS (hijacking, illicit use in reflection attacks,
What is Service Virtualization?
To achieve "quality @ speed", it's essential to have unrestrained access to a
trustworthy and realistic test environment. It is important to recognize that
a complete test environment includes the application under test (AUT) and all
of its dependent components (e.g., APIs, 3rd-party services, databases,
applications, and other endpoints).
Service virtualization is an emerging technology that provides DevTest teams
access to a complete test environment by simulating the dependent components
that are beyond your control, still evolving, or too complex to configure in
a test lab. Service virtualization is commonly used when dependent components
connected to the AUT are:
Not yet completed or still evolving Controlled by a 3rd party or partner
Available for testing only in limited capacity or at inconvenient times
Difficult to provision o... (more)
DevOps is speeding towards the IT world like a freight train and the hype
around it is deafening. There is no reason to be afraid of this change as it
is the natural reaction to the agile movement that revolutionized development
just a few years ago. By definition, DevOps is the natural alignment of IT
performance to business profitability. The relevance of this has yet to be
quantified but it has been suggested that the route to the CEO's chair will
come from the IT leaders that successfully make the transition to a DevOps
model. If this still seems foreign to you, I recommend reading up on DevOps
Blog from IT Revolution, the OpsCode Blog, and check out The Phoenix Project.
Despite all the talk around simple monitoring tools, breaking through the
walls between Dev and Ops still poses a real challenge. This is because of a
misunderstanding around Operations real purp... (more)
At its core DevOps is all about collaboration. The lines of communication
must be opened and it takes some effort to ensure that they stay that way.
It's easy to pay lip service to trends and talk about implementing new
methodologies, but without action, real benefits cannot be realized. Success
requires planning, advocates empowered to effect change, and, of course, the
To bring about a cultural shift it's important to share challenges. In simple
terms, ensuring that everyone knows what everyone else is doing can create a
real team spirit and social cohesion that will drive DevOps forward. Here are
six tips that can be implemented to help you get there.
A daily team meeting where people get an opportunity to review their progress
by addressing three simple questions:
What did I do yesterday? What will I do today? What might block me fro... (more)
NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- OpTier(TM), a leader in transaction
workload management for the enterprise, today announced a Webinar featuring
its customer TrueCredit and hosted by EMA's Senior Analyst Julie Craig to
discuss IT service delivery challenges and how end-to-end transaction
management provides a competitive edge for both traditional and service
oriented architectures (SOA). The Webinar takes place on October 19, 2006 at
1:00 p.m. ET. To register visit:
In its recent independent research report titled, "SOA: A View from the
Trenches," EMA states that worldwide spending on technology and services --
including SOA -- will be upwards of $40 billion dollars by 2010. While
companies attempt to reap the benefits of SOA, including business agility and
increased return on investment, they... (more)
This is a no-hype, pragmatic post about why I think you should consider
architecting your next project the way SOA and/or microservices suggest. No
matter if it’s a greenfield approach or if you’re in dire need of
refactoring. Please note: considering still keeps open the option of not
taking that approach. After reading this, you will have a better idea about
whether building multiple small components instead of a single, large
component makes sense for your project.
This post assumes that you have experience with software architecture and
services (you’ll find some words about my experience on the bottom of this
post). I won’t go into the details of Wikipedia’s or Martin Fowler’s
definitions per se. Much more I will talk about what microservices and/or SOA
could and should do for your project.
Microservices? SOA? Both? None?
I’ll leave it up to you if they are bot... (more)
DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real
time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors,
log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of
vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D.
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541
"Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies,
Industry Verticals & Forecasts"
In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware,
software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further
expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually
accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for
acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between
IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people...
A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing.
But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and
external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the
leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing
professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud?
This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when
13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa
Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here
are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with...
RANDY BIAS | @randybias
"Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.]
That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud
Expo - being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY
- announces that its Call for Papers is now open.
Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process
automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase
success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is
expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest
enterprises - and delivering real results. Among the proven benefits, DevOps
is correlated with 20% faster time-to-market, 22% improvement in quality, and
18% reduction in dev and ops costs, according to research firm Vanson-Bourne.
It is changing the way IT works, how businesses interact with customers, and
how organizations are buying, building, and delivering software.
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A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing.
Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active
players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we
identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony,
if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the
"Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing.
Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various
services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web
sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT
operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and
see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for
(Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)
What are the three companies expected to benefit most from the cloud
computing boom? One answer would be Google, Akamai, and VMware - according
anyway to the Rule Breakers newsletter run by the founder of The Motley Fool,
"At Motley Fool Rule Breakers, we believe cloud computing will massively
disrupt the desktop computing industry that came before it -- and we think
three stocks, in particular, will profit handsomely from the shift," writes
Tim Beyers, who adds:
"Cloud computing is to storing and processing data what the electrical grid
is to plugging in your television: a scalable way to deliver services while
matching supply and demand across the grid."
But SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal would most certainly add Amazon to the
list of the heaviest heavy-hitters in cloud computing. In fact, right now
there are as many as fifty companies highly activ... (more)