DevOps

IT Operations and Developers – Can’t We All Just Get Along?


Alexander Graham Bell famously said, “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.” I agree wholeheartedly with Bell’s declaration, but what if the people you’re trying to bring together mix about as well as oil and water? That’s the challenge of cloud teams. How can you get IT Operations (IT Ops) to […]

Why Continuous Improvement Is Critical to Master Early in Your DevOps and Cloud Journey


The term continuous improvement dates back to the 1950s, when management pioneer W. Edwards Deming first described it as a “system” that incorporates and recirculates feedback for the benefit of the system itself. The Process Excellence Network went on to define the term as “the ongoing effort to improve products, services and processes by making […]

Do Not Underestimate the Value of Process Automation


If you are a sailor, there is probably nothing more enticing than taking your boat out to a far-off, exotic port. Picture the scene. Your boat is a beauty – a 70-foot, two-mast Oyster yacht with all the latest electronics. Everything is automated. You take it out on the open seas and cruise into port. […]

When Technology Isn’t Enough: Cloud Platform Services Don’t Run Themselves


Imagine you invented a new kind of truck chassis. To build it, you developed the most highly automated, efficient manufacturing process in the world, creating highly reliable truck frames that can accommodate a variety of custom configurations: delivery trucks, plumbing trucks, flatbed transports, mobile laboratories, etc. However, when you release your new truck chassis line, […]

Going Big on Cloud: The Ultimate Guide


When you hear “Go Big on Cloud–Faster and in Complete Control”, you might think of those late night, TV infomercials that promise bigger muscles in minutes or perfectly cooked food in a non-stick pan. But it is possible for any enterprise to reach the promised land of cloud adoption quickly and in control, by following […]

Taking a DevOps Approach to Application Development and Deployment


Challenges Intralinks initiated a large software development project, which involved developing a next-generation technology platform and associated applications. Existing applications and architecture were based on Intralinks’ first-generation cloud environment, infrastructure and development processes. Intralinks needed technical expertise and leadership in the areas of DevOps application development and deployment methodologies. Solutions Assist the Intralinks team with […]