“We can get you a new virtual machine in about 6 weeks.” “Approval of a new data attribute is a standard 100 hours.” “One year and a million dollars.” How often do you find yourselves facing this conundrum? Why can coordinating resources between development and operations teams resemble Dhaka, Bangladesh (above) at rush hour? The reasons … [Read more...]
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I am delighted to announce BMC's participation in the 5th anniversary of DevOps Days in Ghent, the city from which mild-mannered Patrick Debois launched a global phenomenon. BMCtv will once again be live streaming this DevOps Days. And to think that a handful of years ago, I had to convince people DevOps was a thing. Having just returned from the … [Read more...]
Companies that want to compete effectively are spending lots of time and money ensuring that they can design and deliver mind-blowing experiences as quickly as possible. Applications are often a primary touch-point for these experiences. If IT can deliver apps at the pace required by the market, the CMO will be your new best friend. Here’s how to … [Read more...]
During the DevOps Leadership Series interview with the inventors of Lean Software Development, Tom and Mary Poppendieck, Tom made the observation that something is deeply unhealthy for modern business: they are dying off at an unprecedented rate. He referenced the giants of the species here in the states, the members of the Fortune 500. Tom … [Read more...]
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/17922203 BMC Software is delighted to provide live streaming. … [Read more...]
Chef is hosting #ChefConf 2014, their third annual user conference, and BMC is proud to be a part. The three-day event will take place April 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, located on the beautiful San Francisco waterfront. This year’s conference will host three days of technical training and sessions focused on Enterprise Chef. … [Read more...]
This is an interesting angle of insight on the public/private/hybrid cloud discussions that I haven't seen much. AWS is clearly above and beyond the leading option and that market dominance -- and the duration of that dominance for years now -- brings to the Amazon offering a number of advantages we might not normally think about. Jason raises a … [Read more...]
I've been tracking financial activity in the "DevOps market space" since BMC acquired StreamStep at the end of 2011 for its lightweight planning and coordination software called SmartRelease (now known as BMC Release Process Management and still an awesome product, if I say so myself Anyway, 2011 had very little activity (basically the only … [Read more...]
I sometimes find myself in conversations where people are confused by the relationship between what they believe about cloud and what is real. People believe what they want to believe (or, in all too many cases, what the company paycheck they believe apparently pays them to say is real). It usually turns out that most of the people who seem … [Read more...]
Over the years there have been web outages that have brought businesses to their knees and exposed the need for better application performance monitoring. Behind the scenes people are fired and solutions are found to make sure the situation never happens again. For banks, online retailers and social sites the crisis makes the news for a day or two … [Read more...]