Although the conversation about DevOps typically focuses mostly on the tool
sets and platforms – Puppet, Docker, Microservices et al, the more
profoundly challenging aspects for most large organizations will be in the
organizational transformation is proposed as part of the ‘Cloud Native‘
The Inverse Conway Maneuver
As is described in the complimentary ebook from Pivotal – Migrating to
Cloud Native Application Architectures:
DevOps sets out to break down the artificial boundaries that develop
profusely in large, hierarchical organizations, and instead self-organize
around a ‘delivery pipeline’ of the work required to deploy code faster
and with fewer errors.
In short a ‘Lean’ system, one with zero process waste.
They reference the intriguing ‘Inverse Conway Manever‘ to describe this
transformation from a silo-based organization to one optimized for DevOps.
Safe Harbour Ruling: What Does It Mean for Your Business?
By Frank Krieger, Director of Compliance, iland
The start of a new year is always a good time for many businesses to get
their IT strategies in place. However, there has been one issue in the past
couple of months that may potentially cause a lot of complications in IT
departments across the US and EU; the implications for cloud compliance of
the recent nullification of the EU Safe Harbour Ruling. Safe Harbour, used by
over 4,000 firms to move EU data to the US for the past 15 years, was
declared invalid by the European Cou... (more)
As AT&Ts VP of Domain 2.0 architecture writes one aspect of their Domain 2.0
strategy is a goal to embrace a Microservices Application Architecture.
One page 9 they describe how these envisage them fitting into the ECOMP
"The initial steps of the recipes include a homing and placement task using
constraints specified in the requests. ‘Homing and Placement' are
micro-services involving orchestration, inventory, and controllers
responsible for infrastructure, network, and application. The goal is to
allow algorithms to use real-time network data and determine the most... (more)
In a VentureBeat article the author describes ‘the future of enterprise
tech‘, describing how pioneering organizations like Netflix are entirely
embracing a Cloud paradigm for their business, moving away from the
traditional approach of owning and operating your own data centre populated
by EMC, Oracle and VMware.
Instead they are moving to ‘web scale IT’ via on demand rental of
containers, commodity hardware and NoSQL databases, but critically it’s not
just about swapping out the infrastructure components.
The Cloud Native Enterprise
This approach to IT has also come to be known... (more)
DCAE – Real-Time Analytics and Cloud Management
Another of the main foundations of the AT&T Domain 2.0 program is the
‘DCAE’ framework: Data Collection, Analytics and Events. In short their
Big Data platform for enabling smart management.
“In the D2 vision, virtualized functions across various layers of
functionality are expected to be instantiated in a significantly dynamic
manner that requires the ability to provide real-time responses to actionable
events from virtualized resources, ECOMP applications, as well as requests
from customers, AT&T partners and other providers.
In o... (more)