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The intersection of ITIL and DevOps is an interesting one, and a topic that we have previously godzilla-mechagodzilla1974discussed. This topic is getting more and more air play as we see enterprises adopting DevOps practices like Continuous Delivery and Infrastructure as Code. After all, ITIL has been around for 25 years, and many enterprise IT organizations have adopted ITSM as their process/best practice backbone for delivering value to the



DevOpsDays attracts the best and brightest from both development and operations: the ones who want to change how companies deliver software and improve the value delivered to the business. These leaders are challenging the current state of IT, and for good reason.  The status quo is lacking in quality and not responsive enough to the business.  The DevOps leaders are looking at new ways to change the work culture, the processes that deliver software and the technologies and tools to delivery that competitive edge to the business.  Their work is driving a “BIG FAT RETHINK” on the whole traditional “People,



We are excited to announce that Serena’s xChange15 will be from Sunday March 22nd until Wednesday March 25th 2015. We are bringing xChange back to the east coast and will be in the wonderful Washington D.C. area in time for the First Day of Spring and the world-famous Cherry Blossom Festival. So mark your calendars today! We’ve selected the prestigious Ritz-Carlton at Tyson’s Corner for the event and



Delivering business value means delivering the finished product. Done means released into production, and Continuous Delivery is all boosting your ability to deliver faster into production.

In order for you to deliver, you need to deploy fast and deploy easy. Fast deployments ensure fast feedback, enabling you to fix, enhance or change the product as fast as the market requires and faster than your competitors. This is market pull rather than company



DevOps is about being more responsive to the business by building DevOpsDriveIn with Mandi Walls May 22 Finaland deploying software faster and better. Sounds good, right?

Enterprise IT is struggling to meet the needs of the business, and I wish I could give you a pill to just fix it.  I can certainly give you software, and that will take some of the pain away, but the big improvement needs to be



I recently attended DevOpsDays Austin 2014 and was very impressed by the event as a whole. The conference format provides a great medium for the attendees. The combination of thought leadership and technical presentation tracks along with Open Space discussions and Ignite talks, makes the two day event both informative and very interactive. Here are my three key takeaways from the event:

1. DevOps culture is still a big topic of discussion. Tools are a great enabler, but as the opening keynote speaker Andrew Clay Shafer (@littleidea),





Whenever the words “Continuous Delivery” and “Enterprise IT” are used in the same sentence it rapidly turns into a page or at least a paragraph.  That is because “Enterprise IT” generally means a big, diverse set of heterogeneous infrastructures glued together across many teams and locations that use many different tools and processes to develop and deploy software. Each enterprise has its own unique DNA that has organically evolved through generations of applications and technologies with its own historic set of artifacts and



DevOps is something that is talked about frequently but what does it really mean? How would you react to the folowing statements and questions?

  • DevOps is new and revolutionary!
  • People been doing it for years, right?
  • DevOps practices work best in organizations that provide SaaS
  • DevOps is also for organizations that don’t do WebApps
  • Is it some kind of weird thing from Europe?

What if I said all of the above were at least partially true?

Now that you are