Joe Goldberg – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:42:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://blogs.bmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bmc_favicon-300x300-150x150.png Joe Goldberg – BMC Blogs http://www.bmc.com/blogs 32 32 How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Docker Containers http://www.bmc.com/blogs/how-to-stop-worrying-and-learn-to-love-docker-containers/ Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:00:20 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11197 Developers are discovering the power of using containers to package applications quickly and easily. This trend is driven by the need for speed and agility as it enables developers to rapidly release new applications and functions by taking a DevOps approach. While most enterprise organizations are using traditional environments for development, they are also gradually […]]]> The Truth About Continuous Delivery and Automation http://www.bmc.com/blogs/the-truth-about-continuous-delivery-and-automation/ Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:30:40 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11080 Continuous Delivery (CD), DevOps, and automation offer huge opportunities for innovation at enterprise organizations. As more and more companies leverage cloud-based software, the pace of application release is speeding at a breakneck pace. In truth, differentiated custom applications have become revenue-critical for many organizations. And likewise the pressure to release higher-quality applications in less time […]]]> Modern Batch: The Ops in DevOps fully evolved – “Jobs-as-Code!” http://www.bmc.com/blogs/modern-batch-ops-devops-fully-evolved-jobs-code/ Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:18:34 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10133 My previous installment in this series discussed the challenges of managing batch for modern technology with the added complexity of meeting the needs of digital transformation. My hypothesis for how to address these challenges seems exceedingly simple; manage your application “instrumentation” the same way you manage your application! Simple, elegant, “mic drop” time. But really, what […]]]> Modern Batch: Managing the Madness? http://www.bmc.com/blogs/modern-batch-managing-madness/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:24:25 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10110 My previous installment in this series ranted about what is batch and how it still remains an essential discipline in computing. This time, I want to focus on the value of a batch approach for “modern” technologies like cloud, containers, microservices and serverless computing. It may be ironic that the management approaches and best practices […]]]> Modern Batch. To Batch or Not to Batch? There’s no question! http://www.bmc.com/blogs/modern-batch-batch-not-batch-theres-no-question/ Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:11:26 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10106 Batch is Dead, Long Live Batch To borrow a line from the salute to new kings, as an “old” batch application may die, “modern” batch applications spring up to replace them. That is because a batch approach makes a whole lot of sense for many scenarios.  Below are a few examples. Transactions Let’s consider an […]]]> Modern Batch Processing: A Thing of the Past or Essential Discipline? http://www.bmc.com/blogs/modern-batch-processing-thing-past-essential-discipline/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:33:31 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10078 What is Batch? Applications operate in only a few modes. One is interactive or real-time. In this mode, the application is communicating with another application or a human. Real-time means the response or process must produce a result immediately (or quickly enough to seem immediate) to satisfy the waiting second party. This is also the […]]]> Having Too Many Job Schedulers is Slowing You Down http://www.bmc.com/blogs/many-job-schedulers-need-right-one/ Tue, 08 Mar 2016 01:01:32 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9195 It wasn’t that many years ago that you needed multiple devices to complete different tasks. You’d have an alarm by the bed, separate cameras based on whether you wanted to take still photos or videos, and a computer to send emails. Completing these different tasks involved buying and maintaining many devices. Now you can do […]]]> 5 Ways Workload Automation Can Accelerate Digital Transformation http://www.bmc.com/blogs/5-ways-workload-automation-can-accelerate-digital-transformation/ Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:31:59 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=8643 The role of automation in digital transformation has become more important today than ever before. As businesses turn to digital technologies to drive competitive differentiation, this innovation responsibility is more and more directly in the control of business owners and end users. And the number of applications and platforms used to deliver these digital services […]]]> Why Managing Workload Change is More Important Now than Ever Before? http://www.bmc.com/blogs/why-managing-workload-change-is-more-important-now-than-ever-before/ Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://bmcsoftware.wpengine.com/why-managing-workload-change-is-more-important-now-than-ever-before/ -by Joe Goldberg, Control-M Solutions Marketing, BMC Software Inc. So here are some points to ponder: Google Play has already hit one million apps and the iOS App store is not far behind. According to mobile web platform provider Kinvey, the average app takes about 18 weeks to develop and that is considered by many […]]]> It’s not easy being green (screen that is) http://www.bmc.com/blogs/it-s-not-easy-being-green-screen-that-is/ Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://bmcsoftware.wpengine.com/it-s-not-easy-being-green-screen-that-is/ -by Joe Goldberg, Solutions Marketing Consultant, BMC Software Inc.   Recently, I was discussing with a colleague why many mainframers are so attached to their 3270 “green screen” terminals.   Some pundits in the IT world lob derogatory names at these mainframe users and call them “mainframe bigots” or “dinosaurs”.   Well, in the interest […]]]>