Archive for the ‘Application Delivery’ Category

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





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



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



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



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



2013-Hot-FinalistI am very pleased to announce that another Serena solution has been recognized by the industry. This time our Serena Release Automation solution is in the spotlight for being named a finalist



DevOps Drive-InGet your ticket to the next feature presentation of Serena’s DevOps Drive-In webcast series, “How to Achieve DevOps Nirvana” on April 25.  Along with release management expert Eric Kunkel from MMA Technologies, we’ll share our experiences designing and implementing release management processes and solutions for several different organizations.  Many of the companies that Eric has worked with have already