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Docker and DevOps: Why it Matters By Dustin Whittle Unless you have been living under a rock the last year, you have probably heard about Docker. Docker describes itself as an open platform for distributed applications for developers and sysadmins. That sounds great, but why does it matter? Wait, virtualization isn’t new!? Virtualization technology has existed for more than a decade and in the early days revolutionized how the world managed server environments. The virtualization layer later became the basis for the modern cloud with virtual servers being created and scaled on-demand. Traditionally virtualization software was expensive and came with a lot of overheard. Linux cgroups have existed for a while, but recently linux containers came along and added namespace support to provide isolated environments for applications. Vagrant + LXC + Chef/Puppet/Ansible have b... (more)

Part Dev, Part Ops = #DevOps By @AppDynamics | @DevOpsSummit

Read more about how AppDynamics helps foster DevOps and take five minutes to get complete visibility into the performance of your production applications with AppDynamics Pro today! The post Part Dev, Part Ops = DevOps [INFOGRAPHIC] written by Dustin Whittle appeared first on Application Performance Monitoring Blog from AppDynamics. ... (more)

The Future of Ops | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

In my first post, I discussed how software and various tools are dramatically changing the Ops department. This post centers on the automation process. When I was younger, you actually had to build a server from scratch, buy power and connectivity in a data center, and manually plug a machine into the network. After wearing the operations hat for a few years, I have learned many operations tasks are mundane, manual, and often have to be done at two in the morning once something has gone wrong. DevOps is predicated on the idea that all elements of technology infrastructure can be c... (more)

4 Insider Tips to Help E-Commerce IT Departments Get Ready For The Holiday Season

Parag Sanghavi helped contribute to this post When consumers are thinking about which gifts to buy for their friends and family, retail businesses are crossing their fingers hoping their e-commerce stores will survive the holiday rush. As per Internet Retailer, e-commerce holiday sales are set for double-digit growth this year. Internet Retailer also projects there will be 70% growth in 2014 from mobile commerce revenue that is projected to grow to $34 billion. Branding Brand reported that the tipping point came in August 2014 when 51% of traffic to leading retailers came from s... (more)

How to Run @AppDynamics in @Azure | @CloudExpo

“Is it possible to run the AppDynamics controller within my own Microsoft Azure IaaS?” I hear this question fairly regularly and would like to walk you through how to host the controller in your own Azure cloud. First off, the pros of having AppDynamics with Azure: Have full control and ownership of the data collected by AppDynamics Provide additional security to access the data (for example, lock it down to a corporate VPN only). Enable easy integration between AppDynamics and your services, such as Active Directory for authentication or internal bug tracking system for alert n... (more)