Virtualization is Eating the Datacenter and Data is the Entrée

Technology breaks in waves; some bigger than others. Virtualization is a big wave. It changes how we think about technology and how we do it. Virtualization is both a great advancement and an immense disruption.

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Elements of DevOps: Control

The third of our four essential application development elements is Control. It means quite simply that data is available to authorized users for sanctioned purposes and fully restricted from any unauthorized use or for any unauthorized purpose.

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Application Recipes and Refinements

Think of applications as the essential services that feed a business - food. Of course food isn’t one thing, one ingredient, but a very long list of fruits and vegetables and meat and spices, and, for some of us, beer. With few exceptions, the ingredients are more satisfying when combined, cooked. In fact cooking has often been used as an appropriate analogy for application development. It follows a cycle of need, preparation, creation, testing, troubleshooting and adjustment. Some recipes are favored and refined. Some retired for good. End-user feedback is always the critical test.

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DevOps II – Virtualizing on an Ancient Concept

As DevOps has become the preferred application development method, a key question – not a new one - has been around production data access. How quickly and safely can we furnish access to needed production data? That’s where data virtualization comes in.

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DevOps – Virtualizing on an Ancient Concept

The concept of combined Development & Operations, DevOps has emerged from Agile approaches as the preferred method for enterprise application development. It’s a time-to-market accelerator, and it’s clearly shown improved innovation results over previous sequential practices. It’s also a model with historical precedence. For more than four millennia, a flexible "design-build" project delivery system has been used in building construction. "Master builders" have used it to save expenses, accelerate schedules and encourage innovation through a flexible construction process. So, if you’re adopting a DevOps building framework, there’s a few thousand years of validation to back you up.

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