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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‘ mix. 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. Org... (more)

Safe Harbour Ruling: What Does It Mean for Your Business? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

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)

NFV Microservices | @CloudExpo #DevOps #SDN #Docker #Microservices

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 architecture: "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)

Netflix – Microservices Continuous Deployment | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Microservices

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)

Real-time AI for Smart Networks – Building an OpenStack ‘Policy Brain’ | @CloudExpo #AI #Cloud

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)