Archive for the ‘Application Delivery’ Category

Modernizing the application development and delivery lifecycle is top of mind for many organizations as they seek ways to meet the increasing demands for new applications and services. With speed and business alignment remaining the top app dev priorities in 2014 (see my blog post on this topic), we see a re-emergence in the importance of application change and configuration management, the adoption of modern development practices, and the



If 2013 was the year to get down to business, 2014 is the year to wake up and deliver. However, it’s not so much that app dev priorities or resolutions have changed; it’s their importance and focus on execution and delivery that is more critical than ever. No surprise that this fact continues to hold true: delivering applications faster to the business is still the #1 application development priority for 2014.

At the Gartner AADI Summit in





Gartner AADI boothI’m thrilled to announce Serena’s sponsorship at the Gartner AADI summit from December 3-5 in Las Vegas.  I will be available for face-to-face meetings, along with a number of my Serena colleagues, at booth 313 at the Sponsor’s Pavilion.  We look forward to answering your questions and enquiries on Serena Application Development and Delivery solutions and sharing



DevOps bubbleI’ve just spent an amazing week in London. I already had high hopes for this trip having been to DevOpsDays London earlier this year but I didn’t expect to be blown away by the events.

Attendees at both events were from all over Europe. I’m used to meeting people from different cultures and backgrounds at events in the USA but this was on a totally different scale.

As to be expected, culture and process were



Day two at xChange picked up where day one left off with more excellent, informative and entertaining sessions.  I spent most of my day in the Industry Trends & Hot Topics track.  The track started with Damon Edwards giving some practical tips on getting started with DevOps in the enterprise.xChange13

I delivered a session on building your own DevOps tool chain.  The goal of the session was to initiate discussion about what has been tried when



Audience at Best Management Practice Congress 2013 The recent Best Management Practice Congress 2013 (Bad Neuenahr, Germany)  was a James Bond-inspired conference with the theme, “The (IT) World Is Not Enough.“  This is so fitting in today’s world of increasing demands on the business to produce more and release faster.  And it leads to the question: Can IT keep up with such rapid growth?

Serena customer Portigon AG presented at the Congress on this topic and how



Network Products Guide Awards I am very pleased to announce that Serena’s Release Automation tool has recently been named a winner in this year’s Network Products Guide Awards in the Application Delivery category. This award showcases our continued charge as a leader in the adoption of Release Management and DevOps. This is the third consecutive year that a Serena solution has been a part of the awards finalists’



Last week I was able to get the most out of my trip to Austin by attending Puppet Camp and then DevOpsDays.  Puppet Camp was a high quality event with great sessions.  The content was quite varied and really resonated with me.  I’ve noticed that the Puppet community is undergoing phenomenal growth and I’m impressed with the level of community engagement.  Initiatives such as ask.puppetlabs.com and Puppet Forge make community involvement easier than ever.  A couple of highlights from the event…

@GrandmaHenri, a technical writer at Puppet Labs, presented a session on how to document modules on the Puppet Forge.  This should keep the quality of



I just got back from attending a few back-to-back events.  One of which was ChefConf 2013. It was my first ChefConf and it was a really high energy event with a wide variety of speakers and attendees.  I chose to focus on the sessions covering culture, but there were many great sessions.

The first memorable session was “Scaling systems configuration at Facebook,” presented by Phil Dibowitz from Facebook.  A larger-than-life rock and roll guy if ever I saw one, Phil did an awesome session on why Chef was the appropriate tool for use at Facebook.  I think Phil probably made Chef support staff cringe when he discussed “tweaking” the Chef libraries to meet his needs, but he did add a