Let’s Start Preparing for Whatever Comes After Containers

Delivering more things, more quickly, is the challenge that companies are tackling through digital transformation. This transformation involves adopting new technologies, processes, organizational structures, and, in most cases, dramatic cultural changes. It is made more difficult because many of the processes and structures being replaced were created to support specific technology choices. “There hasn’t been an […]

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Continuous Automation: Fixing the tension between Dev and Ops

Development blames Ops, Ops blames Development. Following Agile, Lean, and DevOps principles lowers the friction between the functions of these groups. But it takes more to fix the underlying tension that pits these groups against one another. Fix that tension by redefining the role of shared IT organizations into groups focused on developer services. Creating […]

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A community-powered knowledge base for DevOps and collaboration

Enterprises today have to adapt to changing needs in application and infrastructure management – and Chef Automate helps empower organizations to embrace modern software practices such as DevOps and continuous delivery to build, deploy and manage software to meet customer expectations. George Miranda, a Product Marketing Director here at Chef, recently spoke with Alexandra Leslie […]

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Continuous Automation: Managing Hybrid Infrastructure in a DevOps World

The increasing pace of infrastructure technology innovations–the shift to virtual, cloud, containers, and microservices–has changed the meaning of the word “hybrid”. Automation and management solutions that only address one particular infrastructure type or deployment architecture may be well-suited to practices today, but they’re likely to become opinionated relics that reflect the practices of their time. […]

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Quantifying DevOps Outcomes: Efficient Service Stability

Last week, we hosted a live webinar, “Efficient Service Stability” – the final episode in our four part short-form, interactive series, “Quantifying DevOps Outcomes.” For me, this series has been a fun improv exercise in working with audience feedback to figure out where we should focus our time together. Your feedback in these webinars has helped […]

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Building vertically integrated software delivery teams through DevOps

When software is what creates the relationship between customers and business then those businesses have to compete for market share by continuously updating and improving their software. And as customer expectations evolve and cycle times shrink, how fast a business can make changes relies on their ability for teams — the business function, developers, operations […]

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Digital Transformation and the Competitive Edge

Last week, we started a new, short-form, interactive webinar series focused on digital transformation, measuring success, and quantifying DevOps outcomes. This series is less technical than our typical Chef webinars and takes a closer look at strategy, the rationale behind driving transformation initiatives, and specific milestones that are useful in setting direction. In case you missed […]

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The DevOps Engineer is an Optical Illusion

Building a collaborative and lightning-quick DevOps organization is a complex but critical business mission today. The technology industry is filled with a host of best practices that promise to help companies achieve this objective. Some of these suggestions make a great deal of sense. But many of the recommendations lead to mediocre results, and organizations […]

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