Much has been written about the rise of citizen developers (anyone outside of IT who builds business applications) as empowered by a new slate of Low Code platforms. According to a recent survey by Information Today, 76% reported that at least some portion of their applications were developed outside of IT. Addressing a persistent lack of developer resources, Low Code gives business units the ability to create applications with fewer handoffs that allows faster time to production. Low Code platforms enable these benefits by providing citizen developers with reusable drag and drop components and flowcharts for business logic that allow them to easily create applications that meet specific business and/or customer requirements.
Today I have the privilege of sharing with you the last article in our series on becoming an Agile Enterprise. (ICYMI, start at the beginning of the series here with Flatarchies and The Agile Enterprise.) Last week we discussed the role of an Agile Culture and in continuing with that theme, today I’ll dive a little deeper and share our experience with training’s impact on growing both corporate agility and teammate satisfaction. Spoiler Alert: It does both!
Following last week’s State of DevOps report, we have news from TrendMicro whose survey released today found that organizational silos create an unnecessary security risk with a lack of security involvement in DevOps projects creating cyber risk for 72% of IT leaders. While DevOps is reportedly a bigger priority today than a year ago (79% of respondents), 34% admitted that their security teams are not always consulted in project plans.
This week Flux7 is proud to announce our new consulting practice dedicated to helping organizations take advantage of cloud-based High Performance Computing (HPC) to accelerate innovation. Our new HPC practice allows enterprises to innovate at scale, and minimize time to market. Leading the new practice is Flux7 Solution Architect, Derek Magill, who joins us today to share more about himself and cloud-based HPC opportunities and challenges.
For many organizations, becoming an Agile Enterprise is a transformative experience and Flux7 is no different. Today we continue our series on the Flux7 journey to become an Agile Enterprise, with a focus on culture. (Don’t miss our earlier articles on the role of OKRs and Flatarchies.) As with other parts of our journey, we have learned many lessons along the way, (and will continue to learn) as we embrace continuous improvement as a core part of our Agile Culture.
This week Puppet unveiled its annual State of DevOps report with several significant findings. Focused this year on patterns and practices that help organizations integrate security into the software development lifecycle, Puppet unearthed several ways better security integration leads to better business outcomes.
We are proud to announce that Dr. Suleman, CEO and co-founder of DevOps consulting firm Flux7, has been chosen to keynote the upcoming IDC Keynotes & Cocktails event in Austin, TX on October 15th, 2019. Dr. Suleman will address how to adopt DevOps in an AWS cloud migration, while IDC presents its latest DevOps research.
Join us on October 9th at Noon from the comfort of your desk as we bring you a free 1-hour webinar on how to scale DevOps efforts beyond the pilot a…
GitLab Commit, held in New York last week, brought us news that GitLab completed a $268 million Series E round of fundraising. The company reports that it is now valued at $2.75 billion and that it plans to invest the cash infusion in its DevOps platform offerings — including monitoring, security, and planning.
Join Flux7 and AWS Solutions Architects as they present an in-depth, one day workshop on AWS Container Services. Designed for infrastructure administrators, developers, and architects, this workshop is designed as an introductory session that provides a mix of classroom training and hands-on labs. Attendees will learn about AWS services with a focus on using Kubernetes. Container technologies like Docker and Kubernetes help organizations meet the needs of both IT operations and development teams as they enable service delivery processes to be consolidated, reducing coordination and hand-offs. This, in turn, drives greater IT and developer productivity. Understanding the options for cloud containers and how they can be used throughout application and software development lifecycles can increase agility and shorten time to results. Join our workshop to help learn more about the container environment and how you can help your organization use containers to improve agility. When: October 17, 2019 Where: Norris Centers – San Antonio 618 NW Loop 410, Suite 207 San Antonio, TX 78216 Find additional information and register here. Attendees will: Gain an understanding of containers in the AWS environment, the EKS architecture, networking and storage on EKS, and logging and monitoring for containers in AWS. Learn how to leverage AWS container services within their organization. Get hands-on experience with AWS services like EKS and ECR. Whether you have no prior experience with containers or some time under your belt, join us and AWS as we explore containers in the AWS environment, learning more about the architecture in-depth.