CI/CD

Accelerating CI/CD with PaaS and containers – DevOps Enterprise session

Accelerating CI/CD with PaaS and containers – DevOps Enterprise session

Andrew Block of Red Hat will be speaking on this topic at DevOps Enterprise on 21 October – below is a primer from him on what he’ll cover:

Although the DevOps movement clearly and correctly centers around culture and the processes that guide or derail our success, the root of this shift often gets overlooked in favor of the symptoms. Sure, we all want our teams better aligned and more consistent, our processes streamlined and automated, our release cycles as short as humanly (or inhumanly) possible, but we have to ask ourselves why that’s the case. It’s not only because the previous way of doing things isn’t completely effective, it’s an entirely different value proposition that’s required. As IT is increasingly expected to do more with less and deliver better services quicker, DevOps addresses a need to more clearly demonstrate practical wins and measurable achievements.

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Containers in the enterprise – Are you ready for this?

So here’s are deal: We’ve created what we’re calling “PaaS-Containers” in our IT production environment. It consists of core technologies like RHEL Atomic Host, Kubernetes, and Docker along with supporting CI/CD components like Jenkins together as part of an offering that supports the end-to-end automated deployments of applications from a code-commit event through automated testing and roll-out through multiple environments (dev, QA, stage, prod). Oh, did I mention that it’s also integrated with our enterprise logging and monitoring as well as our change management process and tooling so that we have a complete audit trail?

Everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon – they see the benefits of rapid deployment, atomicity, enabling business capabilities faster through technology. But as we learned in the 90-day initiative to get it stood up and an existing application deployed on it, all applications aren’t ready for containers and some may never be based on their current architecture.

Here’s what we think about the deployment options in an enterprise context that allows us to enable innovation while managing enterprise risk…

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Webinar: Continuous delivery with microservices

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You’re invited to attend the Building enterprise applications the microservices way webinar series, a set of 3 Red Hat webinars. Read more about the entire series.

Continuous delivery (CD) is essential for a successful implementation of microservices. Using CD with your microservices architecture accelerates application delivery and creates a cleaner architecture. As your microservices architecture grows, so too do the amount of services. It’s important to be able to maintain and update these services in an effective manner.

Topics in this webinar include:

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