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APM: An intro to the ECS Digital approach

Posted by Michael Warr on Mar 24, 2017 1:48:41 PM


 

Application Performance Management (APM) is the monitoring and management of the availability and performance of software applications. Different people and industries interpret this definition differently, so we’re going to qualify what APM is, the overall business benefits and finally, what we at ECS Digital can bring to the table from a DevOps perspective when working with our specialist APM partner company - AppDynamics.

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Topics: APM, Application Performance Management, Application Performance Monitoring

All Hands on DevOps #7 - Monitoring x3

Posted by Michael Warr on Mar 20, 2017 4:37:08 PM


  

Metrics, monitoring and a generous helping of real-world experience set the stage for an intensely informative evening at the latest #AHODevOps.

For those that were unable to join us, and those whose memory needs refreshing, a quick summary of what we covered during the evening lies below, although we can’t possibly hope to capture the energy or passion of the nights two presenters in a blog post – to get a feel for that, you’ll need to attend a session in person!

Now on to our evening.…

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Topics: Meetups

AWS S3, Blameless Failure and DevOps

Posted by Mourad Trabelsi on Mar 14, 2017 9:48:12 AM


 

A lot of ink has already been spilled over last month's main event, and a lot of conclusions might have been drawn too early. Let’s review what we know, discuss it and go over a few potential solutions to the challenges faced.

 

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Topics: DevOps

DevOps Playground #10 - Rancher and DockerHub down

Posted by Mourad Trabelsi on Mar 6, 2017 2:02:04 PM


After DevOps Playground meetups, we like to go over the key points of each event.

The DevOps Playground held at the ECS Digital office last week - 28th February 2017 - was particularly eventful! Here’s why…

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Topics: DevOps Playground

Adopting Blockchain: How a DevOps approach can help

Posted by Andy Cureton on Mar 1, 2017 3:42:51 PM


 

An often discussed but rarely understood topic, Blockchain – the technology made famous by its role in providing the basis for virtual currency Bitcoin – is on the brink of completely redefining the way we structure and share data, but what exactly is it? And how might a DevOps way of working support its adoption.

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Topics: DevOps

7 DevOps Conferences of 2017

Posted by Jason Man on Feb 28, 2017 4:34:22 PM


 

Here at ECS Digital, we are regulars on the DevOps event circuit. It’s great to get the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals to discuss shared experiences.

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Topics: DevOps

DevOps firehose reaches Networking!

Posted by Jason Man on Feb 9, 2017 11:07:22 AM


With the increased inclusion of Security under the DevOps umbrella, the focus has now shifted to the world of Networking. And, given the fact that networks are becoming increasingly more complex and reliant upon manual, coordinated changes (a challenge when employees often work in silos), a networking approach that opens communications and makes automation possible is key for businesses. Enter Software Defined Networking (SDN).

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Topics: DevOps, Networks

All Hands on DevOps #6

Posted by Sunil Tailor on Feb 6, 2017 10:02:40 AM


  

Last Thursday, we hosted our first All Hands on DevOps meetup of 2017 (our 6th so far!). It was great to see the successful turnouts of last year continue, with another fantastic group of attendees.

As it’s best to always start the year as you mean to go on, we aimed high (literally) with our kick-off venue – the impressive Puppet offices, located on the 13th floor of Aldgate tower.

Upon arrival at the office, we were greeted not only by our partner colleagues from Puppet, but also, by a welcome selection of drinks for the evening.

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Topics: Meetups

DevOps Playground #9 - Hands on with Docker

Posted by Martin Coxall on Jan 24, 2017 3:34:31 PM



Welcome to 2017 and our 9th DevOps playground! Our topic to kick-start the new year: Docker. Speaker and guide for the evening’s whistle-stop tour of concepts, best practices, and beer - Disney DevOps engineer Simon Witheridge

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Topics: DevOps Playground

Building Security into DevOps: Is DevSecOps the beginning of the future?

Posted by Andy Cureton on Jan 17, 2017 4:30:00 PM


 

In early 2015, Gartner predicted 2016 to be the year that DevOps goes mainstream, being adopted by 25% of Global 2000 companies. As we begin 2017, DevOps adoption is becoming the new norm as the benefits are realised by a wider audience.

Another key priority for organisations is IT security. With 64,000 incidents and 2,300 breaches in 2016 alone, it’s easy to see why the protection of personal data has become increasingly important to businesses and individuals alike.

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Topics: DevOps