Sirius IBM Z Webinar Series: State of the Mainframe 2020

The recent introduction of the IBM z15 and LinuxONE III demonstrated once again that the IBM mainframe platform is alive and well, and continuing to set the standard for enterprise computing with unsurpassed reliability, securability, scalability and flexibility. To help you navigate updates to the platform that came with the new hardware, the Sirius IBM [...]

Day 2 Management Defined: How Containerization Can Accelerate Your IT Journey

So, you started using containers for your enterprise. What’s next? Like many other IT buzzwords, containerization has become a pervasive and common phrase—at least among enterprises that have embraced a DevOps mindset fueled by the forward-thinking development and operation teams. The fun doesn’t stop after you migrate your workloads to containers. There is life after containers—as [...]

What Is an Agile Software Factory?

Successful businesses run operations as if they were a franchise: Business processes are standardized Processes are automated, scaled, and leveraged across the organization Employees are able to succeed by using the franchise system, not fighting it For leading software organizations, “franchising” processes, tools and automation delivers incredible results, including increased productivity and time for innovation. [...]

DevOps: Innovate Through Feedback

While working over 20 years in consulting, I’ve learned that one thing holds true: If you don’t respond to change, you’ll eventually be overtaken by your competitors. Customers want something new and different, a better way of interacting with the world. This emotion drives “change” and “change” drives us (or it should, anyway). So why [...]

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

Many DevOps practitioners are using the conveyor belt analogy when explaining continuous integration and continuous deployment methodologies. However, to implement effectively, developers must fine-tune the deployment methods to ensure a seamless, automated strategy. Compared to a conveyor belt, CI/CD is actually more flexible. Consider a case where a developer needs to change a process to [...]

The Art of the DevOps Possible

Is your organization or team looking to improve business results by applying and adopting a DevOps culture and practices that develop, deliver, and operate software faster and with higher quality? We recently sat down with four of Sirius’ brightest DevOps minds to uncover and break down the complexities and organizational challenges that many of our [...]

Sirius Achieves Distinction with Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recognized Sirius for the achievement of collectively obtaining more than 100 AWS Certifications. The Amazon Partner Network (APN) Certification is an industry-recognized credential that showcases Sirius’ efforts validating more than 100 technical employees as experts in the design, deployment, and operation of applications and infrastructure on AWS. A subsidiary of [...]

What’s Coming in the Year of DevOps

I know it’s a little daunting to be talking about what we’ll be looking back at for the year when we’ve just kicked off 2018, but I think this will be the year to remember for DevOps, as many tools and practices grow out of the “DevOps movement” and become “mainstream” for both the mid-size [...]

Three Goals for DevOps Leaders in 2018

Are you leveraging software development automation like testing and build/release/deploy, or are you doing those things manually? In an article written by Carla Rudder with The Enterprisers Project, IT leaders should be aware of as they take their DevOps efforts into the new year. She outlined five DevOps leadership priorities in 2018. These are my [...]