What’s Next for Containerization?

If you're not familiar with containerization or why it's going to change your world, here is a quick primer: What are containers? According to Dockers definition, a container image is a lightweight, stand-alone, executable package of a piece of software that includes everything needed to run it: code, runtime, system tools, system libraries, and settings. [...]

Introducing the Sirius DevOps Reference Architecture

Adopting DevOps practices and tooling has proved to be a powerful competitive advantage for software development organizations. The 2016 State of DevOps Report shows high DevOps performers: Deploy 200 times more often Spend 30% more time implementing new features and functionality Spend 22% less time on unplanned work & rework Spend 50% less time remediating [...]

Use Containers to Take Your DevOps Pipeline to the Next Level

Almost all of the businesses that we talk to have made significant strides toward DevOps maturity in recent years, but most of them still have the same obstruction that slows their DevOps pipeline to a trickle (at least compared to what it could be). That obstruction is the constraint of using shared environments. Some development [...]

Why Should You Care About DevOps?

Imagine a 482% ROI on a $29k initial implementation with $251k in onboarding costs, and the software cost of $268k spread over three years. What kind of IT investments can offer these kinds of returns? This example from a Forrester report illustrates exactly what some Sirius clients have already been seeing: incredible returns on their [...]

Through the Firewall: Embracing DevOps, Part 2

Sharing is caring, especially in DevOps, for which collaboration is key to success. But what do you need to share and how do you do it? How can you move your organization to the point where people aren’t sharing because they have to, but they’re sharing because they know it accomplishes individual, team and company [...]

Through the Firewall: Embracing DevOps

Ask five people what the term DevOps means, and you’ll likely get five different answers. When the concept first entered industry dialogue (around 2008), it was typically applied to rapid software development environments—places like Amazon, eBay and Flickr, where companies have to balance rapid product development and delivery alongside customer expectations and satisfaction. But today, [...]