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Branavan Ganesan 110000SGFR email@example.com Tags:  continuous-delivery devops vmworld agile 2 Comments 9,370 Visits
I am at VMWorld this week, in San Francisco CA where IBM is a platinum sponsor.
With the growing adoption of Cloud implementations, private, public and hybrid, there's clearly a desire in the clients exploring solutions here to optimize and exploit their environments rather than a maintenance and steady state approach. Therefore, it is timely that Bala Rajaraman and Pratik Gupta, two IBM Distinguished Engineers, are presenting a Collaborative DevOps session at VMWorld
The session is entitled: SPO 3304: Best Practices for Collaborative DevOps with Optimal Application Performance in VMware Environments
I sat with Pratik and Bala, and asked them what the impetus and motivation for developing this talk. The crux of the pitch, as Pratik explained to me, is that current conditions have created four drivers that a majority of customers are facing, that are making a DevOps approach an imperative.
At the heart is the desire in companies for agility. The desire in the Line of Business leaders to create value in their offerings is resulting in an urgent need for business agility. This in turn challenges the development organization to take an agile development approach. As more and more deployments move to a Cloud delivery model, it requires an operational discipline that is not always present. Add to this the human element. If you're in an enterprise shop, you know already that this is not purely solvable by software. Cultural gaps exist between the Line of Business sponsors, the developers and the Operations team. Notions of completion, priority and quality also are different.
Right now, companies are not getting this right. 50% of the applications released into production are rolled back. As much as 51% of projects are missing critical features. Quality and end user expectation delivery are clearly an issue.
Pratik and Bala will frame this problem space and then show how adopting a continuous delivery model can help address this.
Noah Kuttler 110000SVNJ firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  call-for-papers virtualization vmworld voting 1,580 Visits
The voting for papers at VMWorld has opened and we're looking for both IBMers and customers who want to hear about what IBM has to offer to visit the VMWorld website (registration required) and vote for your favorites.
Search for "IBM" to find our papers. Voting ends on May 18 so run, don't walk. You can vote on as many sessions as you’d like but you can only cast one vote per session.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you there in August.