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What is DevOps and How to Make the Change?

First, let’s talk about what DevOps is and how you can make the change in your enterprise. Basically, DevOps is a collaboration between development and operations teams working together in all stages of the development lifecycle.  Think of it as

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Azure Service Broker on Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is an amazing Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution that enables developers to deploy their applications without having to think about the usual platform details such as routes, hosts, ports, networks and all of the other things that generally

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What to Consider When Creating Your Cloud Strategy Plan

What is a cloud strategy? Cloud services, IaaS (Infrastructure–as-a-Service), SaaS (Software-as–a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as–a-Service), cloud-native development, microservices, containers, multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, DevOps . . . there are enough cloud terms and buzz words to make any CIO’s head spin. More and more

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The Network is Finally Catching Up with IT

Programmable Network Switches After almost 20 years of having used fixed processor architecture, the network is finally catching up with the rest of the IT systems. Much of this information came from the tech field day presentations of Nick McKeown,

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Deploying the BOSH Health Metrics Forwarder as a Pivotal Cloud Foundry Tile

In November 2016, my colleague Dustin Ruehle wrote about how to publish VM health metrics to the Cloud Foundry Firehose. Since then, those of us on ECS Team’s cloud-native team have used this post to help numerous clients achieve their goals

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Welcome to the Age of Application Modernization

Gartner predicts that nearly 25 percent of enterprise application workloads will be in the cloud within the next two years.  Because legacy applications are critical to the success of your business, as well as the importance of creating competitive advantage

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Presenting an HTTP API for the Pivotal Cloud Foundry JMX Bridge

The Cloud Foundry Firehose is a useful tool for gathering real-time metrics from the platform, but it is non-trivial to implement a client that can read its data. In the commercial Pivotal Cloud Foundry offering, Pivotal provides a tile called the Pivotal Cloud

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To Change Your Culture, Change The Rules

Anyone who has attended a conference, meetup or brown bag lunch on DevOps or cloud native development has heard that success with DevOps requires more than simply a good implementation of new tools or a better, more cloud-friendly architecture.  Success,

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Vault Key Management Made Better

Credential management is always a challenging endeavor in the enterprise, and where to store those sensitive passwords and certificates is a critical piece of any enterprise architecture. To add, Hashicorp has come out with Vault. Vault provides a nice key/value

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What CEOs Should Ask in Cloud Implementations and Migrations

Almost all companies are thinking about a move to cloud, and it is in the agenda for most companies from 2017 to 2020. To that end, C-level executives are faced with many questions regarding the cloud as they consider the

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