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Cloud Hangover? Getting a Grip on Cloud Costs
"Understand the cultural shift cloud has introduced into the workplace. The procurement of cloud and accessibility to what many presume is an unlimited resource with no direct visibility into spending for those consuming resources requires education for IT, finance and business teams alike. For example, engineering teams using cloud to build and support applications have little or no understanding of how to responsibly optimize spend. Similarly, finance has limited understanding of how to purchase cloud resources and is unaccustomed to providing the visibility IT needs to efficiently use this consumption-based resource."
cloud  services  contributed 
14 days ago by jonerp
The Evolving Role of the Modern Developer
"Today’s software is getting better, but it’s because of developers who partner with product to understand and empathize with users. Developers who don’t understand this will find themselves increasingly left behind. The modern developer will stop writing code in a vacuum and seek a detailed understanding of what the customer really wants to accomplish with their brand. To do this, the developer will play an active role in communicating with the customer success team — perhaps even participate in Customer Advisory Board meetings — to get a better understanding of their needs and what keeps them up at night."
culture  programming  languages  contributed 
11 weeks ago by jonerp
The Possibilities of AI and Machine Learning for Cybersecurity
"While the experts are ready to consider Artificial Intelligence (AI) as the future of cybersecurity, it is essential to evaluate the promises against challenges posed by AI to become a key element in the scheme of things for internet security. Let’s admit here that in spite of all the advantages, AI offers considerable security threats for cyber systems as well."
application  security  machine  learning  contributed 
march 2019 by jonerp
Serverless Challenges We Need to Overcome
"More broadly, there are two big challenges that are holding back the adoption of this new and emerging technology. The first is the lack of knowledge by the engineering teams and the second is the lack of supporting tools in the technology ecosystem, to help developers with everyday tasks. The first challenge can be addressed by the cloud vendors sharing knowledge and advice through developer advocates, and by the developer community sharing its knowledge and experience through publications, blogs, and community events."
cloud  services  serverless  contributed 
march 2019 by jonerp
The Internet of Things on the Edge
"The IoT cloud providers edge solutions are focused on providing customers with an integrated total solution that includes device to edge to cloud. They are making it easier for customers to build, deploy and manage IoT devices that connect with their cloud platform. It is a compelling story for many customers looking to quickly roll out a new connected product. However, the risk for this integrated solution is the long-term vendor lock-in it creates."
edge  computing  technology  contributed 
february 2019 by jonerp
2019: The Cloud’s Impact on Open Source
"In short, I think 2019 will mark the decline of open source support as a business model, and the rapid rise of open-source SaaS as a growth market and key business model for open source overall. In this sense the open source vs. cloud providers argument (and the idea that cloud providers are “stealing” revenue from open source) misses a larger point: the discussion will shift to who can offer the best service and solution. And that’s a debate that puts the customer in control."
data  contributed  open  source 
february 2019 by jonerp
The End of Tribalism in Software
"How many times in the software industry have you heard developers fight over which programming language is better? How many times have you heard about that one pattern that will fix all of our problems moving forward?

We as an industry are very tribal when it comes to our technologies, programming languages and architectural patterns — it’s either our pattern or theirs; it’s either my language or yours. For a long time, it’s always been us vs. them. Finally, this is coming to an end."
culture  contributed  open  source 
january 2019 by jonerp
Bringing DevOps to the Full Stack at Colonial Life
"Our CI process now has two parts. The first part is a nightly Jenkins build that allows teams could get daily feedback on the entire stack — both application and database code changes. The second part is a triggered Jenkins build that occurs whenever application code is checked in. Since application code is faster to build, these triggered builds provide developers with more immediate feedback on application code changes during the course of the workday."
ci  cd  devops  technology  contributed 
january 2019 by jonerp
Principles of Good Large-Scale Agile
"Agile organizations need to balance push (the investors, sales, competitors, market conditions and others creating demand) versus the pull (which is constrained by limited capacity, skills, time, costs, etc). Product backlog management can help this, by driving strategy and vision. End-to-end visibility of how value is added is the other important aspect of enabling an organization to embrace this mentality."
devops  contributed 
january 2019 by jonerp
AIOps and the Myth of Efficient Multitasking
"When applying this to IT, monotasking means organizing, streamlining, and prioritizing individual tasks wherever possible. To a certain extent, IT Ops has to react to notification of problems — but those should be few and far between. An IT department that is constantly in fire-fighting mode cannot also be thinking strategically about the future. Attempts to make wide-ranging strategic changes while also jumping on incoming tickets and keeping one eye on an event queue is a sure-fire recipe for missing a semicolon somewhere, leading to major production outages."
culture  contributed 
january 2019 by jonerp
Why It Is Difficult to Hire for DevOps?
"1. Yes, there is a DevOps dilemma. What we understood is the meaning of DevOps and its practices can be different for different companies; hence there is still a dilemma regarding the definition of what exactly DevOps is. As we dig further, there are no set universal principles for implementing DevOps.

In some cases, it can be difficult to establish DevOps practices in established companies because of their need to maintain existing environments and legacy applications. This makes it hard for engineers to get their hands on modern DevOps practices and tools."
culture  devops  contributed 
january 2019 by jonerp
The Keys to the Future of AI Democratization
"As more companies try to democratize AI on their own, they’re discovering it’s not the easiest thing to do. But companies are eager to speed up the process. In fact, according to a survey, 81 percent of IT leaders are currently investing in or plan to invest in AI, as CIOs have mandated that AI needs to be integrated into their entire technology stack.

But before businesses can get to an AI proof of concept or invest in operational AI applications, they need to have a data quality and governance strategy in place."
machine  learning  contributed 
december 2018 by jonerp
Open Source Vulnerabilities: Minding Your Blind Spots
"While some headlines might make it seem like any open source vulnerability is cause for alarm, the reality is that not all vulnerabilities are critical. Determining which vulnerabilities require the most immediate attention is a challenge for development teams, especially since prioritization is another strategy with no standard best practice across the software development industry"
application  security  contributed  open  source 
december 2018 by jonerp
On the Future of Cloud Computing
"It’s likely that some of the major limitations with serverless functions are going to be solved in the coming years, if not months. Cloud vendors will allow functions to run for longer, support more languages, and allow deeper customizations. A lot of work is being done by cloud vendors to allow developers to bring their own containers to a hosted environment and then have those containers seamlessly managed by the platform alongside regular functions."
serverless  contributed  open  source 
november 2018 by jonerp
3 Reasons Why API Management Is Dead
"The service control platform intelligently brokers information across all services. Instead of simply transferring information from Point A to Point B, it will understand the information and make intelligent decisions for what to with it."
cloud  native  contributed  op-ed 
november 2018 by jonerp
Tired of Training Challenges? Head to the Cloud
"With cloud training platforms, you don’t have to lose out on that experience. For example, virtual classrooms can provide functionality that allows students to interact on problems and exercises. ForgeRock leverages the cloud so its trainers can interact directly with students, even from continents away. Both students and teachers attest that this ability is greatly beneficial to the educational process."
analysis  contributed  top  stories 
september 2018 by jonerp
Why Serverless vs. Kubernetes Isn’t a Real Debate
"The idea that serverless architectures will replace containerized applications does not seem to be a rational proposal. Not everything can be reduced to an ephemeral function. Some applications will always require the ability to persist data and state while an application is running, and this is not something that Serverless architectures are particularly designed for. But interest in Serverless is nevertheless growing rapidly."
analysis  contributed  technology  top  stories  kubernetes  serverless 
september 2018 by jonerp
How Multicloud Will Transform the Future of Enterprise IT
"If the future is multicloud, then it is useful to consider whether that creates additional requirements for IT.

How will processes extend across different cloud environments? Are teams organized by cloud or by workload? How is architectural planning done? The list goes on and, where IT has typically operated in silos, multicloud demands more coordination between teams. This could have profound implications on enterprise IT organizational structure and operating models."
contributed  multi-cloud  networking 
september 2018 by jonerp
Why Community Manager Is a Dead-End Job — and What to Do About It
"Without measurable objectives, roadmap and resources it’s very hard to demonstrate your value to a recruiter or to argue for a raise and a promotion. Having a job as a “community manager” means that there you need to build your own ladder to go up in salary and responsibilities. That’s why I steered my job searches towards a clearer marketing function. Luckily, I managed to leap to DreamHost as Director of Marketing and then to my current role at Scality with a similar title."
contributed  culture  top  stories 
august 2018 by jonerp
3 Definitions of Cloud and Why They Matter
"What we call cloud-native today are essentially the architectural patterns developed at webscale companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Google and Facebook in their hyperscale data centers in the late 2000s. These patterns are in stark contrast to earlier monolithic architectures, where everything basically fit in a single VM or server. Dealing with the explosion of serving billions of users in real time, these internet giants sought to improve performance and lower cost."
analysis  contributed  top  stories  sponsored 
july 2018 by jonerp
Why Enterprises Are Adopting a Multicloud Strategy
"Lastly, despite the trend towards so-called commoditization, there are differences between clouds that lend themselves to app placement for reasons other than diversification and negotiating leverage. Some clouds are in certain regions whereas others are not. Some have better workflows for certain applications. Just as modern development teams don’t want central IT to tell them to use any database as long as it is Oracle, app teams don’t want to deploy in an environment that is ill-suited to the task at hand."
contributed  top  stories  sponsored 
june 2018 by jonerp
Why Multicloud Orchestration Is Key to Evolving Enterprise IT
"In order to meet both needs, enterprise IT needs to allow for specialization while presenting a common operational framework. In networking, for example, there will absolutely be workloads that reside in both public and private clouds. And within the public cloud, there will be workloads distributed across multiple providers. Enterprises can take advantage of these pools of resources without fracturing their operations by incorporating an orchestration layer that can stretch across the varying environments."
contributed  top  stories  networking 
june 2018 by jonerp
Microservices, APIs and Innovation: The Power of APIs
"Poorly-designed APIs can make it hard for your developers to understand them, possibly introduce errors into the system and may add needless costs in bug fixing and infrastructure modifications. But well-designed APIs can empower employees to work effectively, reduce the time it takes to build a stable solution and even encourage teams to create new, innovative solutions that help customers and fellow employees. API design is so important that Werner Vogels, Amazon Web Services’ chief technology officer, says, “We knew that designing APIs was a very important task as we’d only have one chance to get it right.”
analysis  contributed  top  stories  development  sponsored 
may 2018 by jonerp
Machine Learning and Beyond: Algorithmic Detection in Security
"This article discusses the ways we can use algorithmic detection in all aspects of security. We define algorithmic detection as the ability to perceive threats, analyze them and contextualize them using algorithms that are either automata-theoretic or statistical."
contributed  top  stories  artificial  intelligence  security  sponsored 
march 2018 by jonerp
Internet of Things Platforms: Microsoft Azure vs. Google Cloud Platform vs. Amazon Web Services
"Far in the lead in the cloud computing race is Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s own cloud offering. Among its main features are infrastructure as a service, cloud storage solutions, database system management, application and content migration, developer tools that make development faster, as well as machine learning capabilities. IoT-targeted features are available through the AWS IoT platform."
contributed  op-ed  technology  top  stories  amazon  web  services  azure  google  cloud  platform  internet  of  things  mobilunity  sensors 
february 2018 by jonerp
Security: What Enterprise Architects Need to Know Today
"With enterprise applications, the data is more valuable than the apps that consume the data. This is because the datasets are large, and often go back decades. They’re mostly stored in SQL databases, but in recent times, in NoSQL alternatives as well. The data is multifaceted and can be presented in many different ways within a single application or across multiple applications."
analysis  contributed  technology  top  stories  cloud-native  equifax  security  sponsored  twistlock 
february 2018 by jonerp
Why Multicloud Will Win When the Cloud Wars Go Global
Data privacy is increasingly critical, particularly as breaches become both more frequent and more devastating. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is certainly a reflection of what will become more tightly monitored if not regulated space.

But even with GDPR, there will be industry-specific regulations that mandate protections, especially around data that is of security interest. In some cases, enterprises will find that tight control over data, being mindful of national borders, provides the right balance of risk mitigation and control."
analysis  contributed  technology  top  stories  eu  general  data  protection  regulation  juniper  networks  multi-cloud 
february 2018 by jonerp
3 DevOps Insights from NIO, Maker of Self-Driving Cars and a Kubernetes Power User
"When we think Internet-of-things (IoT), we’ve been trained to think internet-connected toasters, fridges and thermostats. There might be a lot of these devices, but they won’t produce much data. The much bigger part of IoT will be industrial devices, like self-driving cars."
case  study  contributed  top  stories  internet  of  things  kubernetes  portworx  sponsored 
february 2018 by jonerp
The Impact of Spectre and Meltdown on the Cloud
"Spectre is worse. Not because we actually know how to use it to do something bad. Yet. It is worse because we don’t know how to mitigate it in a generic way, and because it proves that Meltdown wasn’t a flash in the pan. The threat remains, and erodes trust. When and if someone devises a practical exploit, we may indeed see a mitigation for it show up quickly. The exploit may be responsibly disclosed by security researchers at a company like Google. But it is entirely possible that hostile state actors will get there first, and the damages done between now and then may be considerable and difficult to quantify."
analysis  contributed  technology  top  stories  heptio  meltdown  security  side-channel  attack  spectre 
february 2018 by jonerp
5 Essential Pieces of the Deep Learning Puzzle
"The amount of applications and Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the enterprise means there’s no shortage of data. But many datasets can’t be used for deep learning because they’re too small, not structured, or untrustworthy. If machine learning models are trained with incomplete, unstructured, or inaccurate data, they can’t arrive at the best outcomes at best, and can even actively hurt the underlying application they are being applied to."
analysis  contributed  technology  top  stories  amazon  sagemaker  artificial  intelligence  cafee2  data  deep  learning  frameworks  google  hypertune  grid  search 
february 2018 by jonerp
The Edge Is Replacing the Cloud, and Mobile Is Making It Happen
"For mobile developers, the future feels pretty close. After all, if you’ve been building mobile apps, you’ve already been building on the edge. It’s not at all strange for you to have experience building apps that are resilient and capable. You’ve been dealing with intermittent networks and learning how to enable features even when your users go offline, and how to resolve conflicts when they get a connection back again. You’ve figured out how to package high-performance features like machine learning into something that can run on a phone. You’ve lived with battery and processing and storage constraints, and know how to get the most out of them."
contributed  op-ed  top  stories  5g  networks  development  edge  computing  iphone  mobile  realm 
january 2018 by jonerp
Creative Software Destruction and the New Presentation Layer
"The power within IT has clearly moved from infrastructure teams to application teams. Developers and architects prefer to think in services and they expect the infrastructure to be programmable, cheap, elastic, and secure. They no longer want to worry about low-level concerns of infrastructure management and instead, they want frictionless and limitless capabilities and then access to APIs for other services to help them compose applications. We are moving more toward an application- or service-centric model as opposed to an infrastructure-centric approach."
contributed  op-ed  top  stories  architecture  cloud  cloud-native  data  development  react  serverless 
january 2018 by jonerp
Why the Cloud Wars Will Be Good for Your Business
"That said, over time, a fractured market benefits no one. Users have to manage the complexity and providers are limited in reach. So we will likely see the pendulum continue to swing as the market ultimately navigates towards an equilibrium point. Of course, when we get to that point, the discussion will shift to supplier management strategies, which will again strengthen the case for a multi-cloud future."
analysis  contributed  op-ed  top  stories  amazon  web  services  architecture  azure  channel  cloud  google  juniper  networks  multicloud 
november 2017 by jonerp
Microservices: Terribly Named, Ambiguously Defined
"For a profession that stresses the importance of naming things well, we’ve done ourselves a disservice with microservices. The problem is that that there is nothing inherently “micro” about microservices. Some can be small, but size is relative and there’s no standard of unit of measure across organizations. A “small” service at one company might be one million lines of code while far less at another."
analysis  contributed  op-ed  top  stories  architecture  buttercms  martin  fowler  microservices  service  oriented 
october 2017 by jonerp
Breaking Through the Big Business Barricade with Open Source
"Software is eating the world, and no company can sit on the sidelines anymore. What attracted me to both of these companies was their vision and their history of evolving with the industry and customer needs. Each of these companies had already started their transformational journey to open source, and I knew that I could be a part of that."
contributed  culture  interviews  top  stories  comcast  linux  foundation  open  source  communities  summit  2017  sandisk  tech 
august 2017 by jonerp
How Allstate Unleashes Developer Creativity Globally
"When Allstate began embracing lean and agile ways of developing new customer experiences with cloud applications, unsurprisingly, the approach it took was unique. Rather than starting in one location and rolling out its new modus operandi location by location, it leveraged its global presence to devise new methods of keeping disparate teams in sync, collaborating, and participating in the company’s transformation together."
contributed  culture  top  stories  agile  transformation  allstate  cloud  foundry  compozed  labs  platform  as  a  service 
july 2017 by jonerp
Wal-Mart Kicks Partners Off Amazon’s Cloud: The Implications for Organizations
"As first reported by CNBC on Wednesday, retail and e-commerce giant Wal-Mart notified some of its technology partners that they need to move their information assets away from Amazon Web Services if they want to continue doing business.

This move certainly comes as no surprise to many, as the two companies are long-standing rivals in their respective quests to dominate the world of retail."
analysis  contributed  op-ed  top  stories  amazon  web  services  architecture  containership  devops  multi-cloud  multicloud  retail  wal-mart 
june 2017 by jonerp
The Ever-Changing Roles of the Developer: How to Adapt and Thrive
"Just as the developer’s role is changing, so too have our ways of measuring not only our progress but also the effectiveness and performance of our code, tools and processes. This increased visibility is a good thing, overall. When it comes to measurement, there is a whole bunch of wrong ways to do it, among them measuring lines of code or the number of deploys. In fact, this very visibility, inherent to all of the data we now constantly measure, has been a great boon to DevOps."
contributed  op-ed  top  stories  application  performance  management  development  devops  distributed  systems  operations  pagerduty  api  sponsored 
june 2017 by jonerp
An Open Letter to Database Administrators: Be the DBA of the Future!
"Now that everyone in IT, including the CIO, realizes the significance of the challenges associated with the database change process, DBAs need to take part in the creation of the solution. And that solution must be able to handle the rapid increase in the number applications and the subsequent smaller, more frequent releases."
analysis  contributed  op-ed  research  top  stories  data  database  definition  language  datical  devops  quality  assurance  service  level  agreements 
march 2017 by jonerp
Coming Out in Tech: Communication is Key
"One must keep in mind that identity is often psychopathological: it’s that thing that we only seem to sense, or at least sense most strongly when it gets rubbed the wrong way when it puts us in distress. I was feeling that friction around the topic of gender, and I had to address it somehow. For me, that meant exploring the realm of transition. After all, coming out as gay at my previous job went alright, so perhaps it was time to see how coming out as transgender would work while I had a relatively safe situation to do so."
contributed  culture  op-ed  top  stories  diversity  first  person  singular 
november 2016 by jonerp
The Reality of Microservices in the Enterprise
"A phased approach can be beneficial in making progress toward Microservices and DevOps. Although the concept of moving to a pure agile and DevOps organization sounds great on paper, most organizations cannot do this; they lack the talent, funding, or requirements to change many of the legacy systems which currently operate the day to day business."
analysis  contributed  op-ed  top  stories  bimodal  it  microservice  architecture 
november 2016 by jonerp
The DevOpsification of Security
"Talk to any CISO and they’ll tell you that hiring and retaining qualified security personnel is their greatest challenge. Couple that with the fact that the average large enterprise has deployed anywhere from 50 to 70 disparate security products. The result is that understaffed teams simply cannot keep up with today’s high velocity, rapidly evolving threat landscape. The only solution becomes to replace humans with machines — to automate and orchestrate systems to understand and respond to alerts themselves"
analysis  contributed  op-ed  top  stories  analytics  and  reporting  attackiq  automation  awake  networks  cloudpassage  contrast  security  datadog  demisto 
november 2016 by jonerp
Security in the Cloud Native Era
"The container abstraction embodies three fundamental characteristics that are important to security: minimalistic (e.g., single process), declarative, and immutable. These characteristics combined make it possible to secure applications in ways that in the past were difficult or manual."
analysis  contributed  top  stories  cloud  native  applications  container  ecosystem  orchestration  security  node.js  twistlock 
november 2016 by jonerp
How Cloud Architects Could Save the IT Department from Disappearing
"Some tech prognosticators go so far as to state the demise of the traditional IT department is at hand. As cloud, mobile, IoT, and other technologies decentralize data and applications, individual business units take the lead role in managing vital corporate data assets. In a piece in Gadget, Barry Cashman discusses the results of a recent study by VCE that examined how the shift to converged infrastructures will transform IT into an extension of individual business units."
contributed  op-ed  technology  top  stories  bring  your  own  device  cloud  architecture  devops  digital  architect  hybrid  it  management  morpheus 
october 2016 by jonerp
With Infrastructure Software, Go SaaS or Go Home
"SaaS fundamentally eliminates all major customer experience problems we’ve spoken about:

Bugs can be detected much faster and resolved globally across all affected customers.
Upgrades are “free” and happen magically behind the scenes.
Operating the solution is “free” and happens magically behind the scenes."
contributed  op-ed  top  stories  iaas  infrastructure  as  a  service  software  openstack  platform9  saas 
july 2016 by jonerp
The Great DevOps Train Wreck is About to Crash into Your Data Center
"The DevOps revolution, driven largely by containers, is placing new and mighty demands on the enterprise data center, demands that will break infrastructure and policies designed for a dying era of monolithic apps. If we don’t work together as a community to build a new generation of tooling for the DevOps era, performance won’t meet expectations, and then we’ll all get to read articles about how DevOps failed."
contributed  op-ed  top  stories  container  orchestration  containers  devops  tns  management 
june 2016 by jonerp
Hey Startups: Turning Off Slack Won’t Solve Your Management Problems
"Finally, this is not to say that we can’t have innovation in management. I’m dubious about Holacracy and getting rid of middle-management, but if you read about companies that think they have successfully gotten rid of middle-managers, they are still doing management."
analysis  contributed  op-ed  from  the  stacks  slack  tns  management 
may 2016 by jonerp
How to Fish Value From Your Data Lake
"Data volume and sources will inevitably grow over time, and you will need to be prepared to maintain service levels as they do so. In addition to scaling to accommodate more data, these services must also scale in terms of users and analytical sophistication. Scaling can be expensive and painful, so pick the right tech partner that is on the same page with you regarding performance, scalability, and operational support."
analysis  contributed  top  stories  data  analytics  lake  processing  internet  of  things 
may 2016 by jonerp

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