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Andreas Grabner

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DevOps is speeding towards the IT world like a freight train and the hype around it is deafening. There is no reason to be afraid of this change as it is the natural reaction to the agile movement that revolutionized development just a few years ago. By definition, DevOps is the natural alignment of IT performance to business profitability. The relevance of this has yet to be quantified but it has been suggested that the route to the CEO's chair will come from the IT leaders that successfully make the transition to a DevOps model. If this still seems foreign to you, I recommend reading up on DevOps Blog from IT Revolution, the OpsCode Blog, and check out The Phoenix Project. Despite all the talk around simple monitoring tools, breaking through the walls between Dev and Ops still poses a real challenge. This is because of a misunderstanding around Operations real purp... (more)

Continuous Innovation | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #CD #ContinuousDelivery

Transformation to Continuous Innovation and Optimization Businesses have always had to transform to find better and more efficient ways to deliver value faster to their users, customers or consumers. The motivating factors are shorter lead times, automated and streamlined value flow, as well as reduction of overall costs and bound capital, requiring enterprises to transition to a continuous innovation and optimization model. Prominent examples can be found when studying the last decades in the automobile industry with Toyota and their way of optimizing and automating their end-to... (more)

Software Quality Metrics For Continuous Delivery | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Software Quality Metrics for Your Continuous Delivery Pipeline | Part I How often do you deploy new software? Once a month, once a week or every hour? The more often you deploy the smaller your changes will be. That's good! Why? Because smaller changes tend to be less risky since it's easier to keep track of what has really changed. For developers, it's certainly easier to fix something you worked on three days ago than something you wrote last summer. An analogy from a recent conference talk from AutoScout24 is to think about your release like a container ship, and every one of y... (more)

How to Speed Up sites like vancouver2010.com by more than 50% in 5 minutes

Many Web Sites that use JavaScript frameworks to make the site more interactive and more appealing to the end user suffer from poor performance. Over the past couple of months I’ve been contacted by users of our free dynaTrace AJAX Edition asking me to help them analyze their problems. In doing so, I’ve developed a standard approach in order to get to a high-level analysis result in 5 minutes. As the Winter Olympics are a hot topic right now I checked out vancouver2010.com to see if they have any potential to improve their web site performance. It seems I found a perfect candida... (more)

Identify Performance Bottlenecks in Your BizTalk Environment - Part 1

Microsoft BizTalk enables companies to integrate and automate their business process (BPM). In a BizTalk environment messages are picked up by adapters and put through a robust message infrastructure where an orchestration engine allows you to implement your business processes. Along the way – a message takes – there are several points where performance of the overall message processing can be negatively impacted and therefore impacts your business. I plan a series of blog entries on how to Identify Bottlenecks in BizTalk. I will give you background information on the BizTalk En... (more)