Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Jenkins: Blog Topics

DevOps for Managers


The Upside of Good DevOps and the Downside of Bad DevOps: Where Are You?

When people talk about today’s software, two things are clear: It’s driving real value in businesses, big and small, helping them transform processes and create whole new app-driven business models. The IT organizations in the market leading businesses are committed to delivering software the right way, embracing the spirit of popular practices like continuous integration,...

Enterprise DevOps: Principles of Meaningful Metrics Measurement, Part 1

This is the ninth in a series of blogs about various enterprise DevOps topics. The series is co-authored by Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner and Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees. We shall start this blog by stating that we are firm supporters of the idea that the key metrics of IT performance are: Lead time for changes Release frequency Time to restore service Change fail rate We...

Women in DevOps: Helen Beal

In our Women in DevOps blog series, you’ll hear from talented women in DevOps. They will share their experiences in DevOps, their thoughts on leadership, lessons learned and also how we can encourage more women to focus on an IT career. This post highlights Helen Beal from Ranger4. Hi Helen! Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m Helen and I help people practice DevOps principles...

Now on DevOps Radio: Forrester on Digital Transformation, Cloud and DevOps

Host Andre Pino returns for a conversation with Forrester DevOps analysts Charlie Betz, focusing on IT Operations, and Jeff Hammond, specializing in the “Dev” side of DevOps. In this episode, the topic of discussion ranges from the present, to the past and then onto the future of DevOps, all while summarizing some of Forrester’s recent findings from their DevOps Heat Map and Global...

Enterprise DevOps: The People's Front of Judea or Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

This is the eighth in a series of blogs about enterprise DevOps. The series is co-authored by Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees, and Nigel Willie, DevOps practitioner. Previously in this series, we have discussed some approaches to creating a foundation and setting up a service line . In this article, we shall focus on one of the key challenges that anybody delivering a program will...
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Continuous Delivery for Developers


Continuous Delivery: The Epicenter of Digital Transformation

Way back in 1913, Henry Ford transformed the manufacturing process when he installed the first moving assembly line in one of his factories. Ford’s innovation enabled him to create high-quality products faster and cheaper, offer them to consumers at a much more affordable price and gain a significant advantage over his competitors and their manual processes. Today, continuous...

Why Kubernetes Changes Everything!

Introduction When Docker was released to open source in 2013, there wasn’t any certainty it would be a success. Five years later, and most companies are using containers as a convenient standard way of packing applications. A container is a lightweight standalone executable that contains all the dependencies, configuration and system tools to run the application - and they run on...

Serverless and Kubernetes: Serverless Isn't Processless

Hot on the heels of the rise of microservices is this new hot thing called serverless (sometimes called “Functions as a Service” or FaaS). Most would credit Amazon Lambda with popularising this way of delivering server side apps, but there is more to the history of it. What makes serverless special: Zero or very low cost “at rest” No managing servers Composing your app in terms of...

The Top 8 Questions to Ask About Continuous Delivery

Can continuous delivery transform organizations into fast-moving, software-producing machines? Yes, but getting there takes agreement, communication, transparency, tools and processes. Map your journey to continuous delivery by answering these eight questions: 1. What is continuous delivery? Continuous delivery is a process that enables development teams to continuously roll out...

DevOps and Continuous Delivery: Time to Thrive in the Digital Age

As digital technology continues to disrupt and transform businesses across industries and around the world, the ability to rapidly deliver high-quality software will make the difference between survival and extinction for many companies. Ultimately, successful adoption of DevOps and the process of continuous delivery are likely to determine whether an organization thrives or fails...
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