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You’ve heard the usual arguments for why practicing DevOps is good for your IT department – faster time to market and increased innovation are just two. A recent Rackspace-sponsored survey shows that DevOps can deliver business benefits, too, such as an increase in sales and customer conversions. The infographic below highlights just some of the survey’s data, including these wider – and measurable – business benefits tied to DevOps tactics.
OpenStack Summit Paris kicks of Monday, November 3 at Palais des congress de Paris. The five-day conference brings together OpenStack developers, users and administrators from around the globe to talk in depth about the open source cloud software. As an OpenStack founder, Rackspace will be at the Summit sharing OpenStack insights and updates through speaking sessions, book signings and more.
Happy Halloween! It’s been a busy week here at Rackspace – we prepped for OpenStack Summit Paris; took a deep look at DevOps; added two new Cloud Servers flavors; heard from a Managed Operations customer; and more. Check it out in this week’s digest.
Based on your feedback about our virtual Cloud Servers, one thing is clear: the more flexibility you have in defining your infrastructure, the better. So today, we’re adding two new workload-optimized flavor classes to our Cloud Servers lineup that allow you to create servers that meet your specific compute and memory requirements. The new servers allow you to define storage completely separately from compute – they boot exclusively from Cloud Block Storage.
Email is a critical business communication tool. Unfortunately, recipients often ignore emails, leaving your message unread. Researching ways to make your emails better often leaves you with beginner tips, instead of real actionable advice.
November brings us All Saints Day on the first day of the month. The International Space Station opened for business this month in the year 2000. Basketball inventor James Naismith, pioneer Daniel Boone, industrialist Andrew Carnegie and Disney’s chief mouseXcutive Mickey Mouse celebrate their birthdays in November. In the USA, there are many days celebrating food, including nachos, deviled eggs, sandwiches, candy, homemade bread, cashews and Thanksgiving. And, in the words of American poet Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth, “November comes, and November goes, with the last red berries, and the first white snows.”
At its core, DevOps is about understanding the end-to-end process of delivering business value and ensuring development and operations are working together to deliver solid business outcomes and optimise this cycle, reducing time to market. It’s a tearing down of silos that will encourage innovation and collaboration to open up new opportunities for businesses looking to find an edge in an aggressive Internet centric market. And according to our recent survey, organizations around the globe are finding real value and real business benefits by adopting DevOps practices.
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By Eric Boisjoli, Co-Founder, Bold Innovation Group Ltd.
By Cliff Turner, Sales Engineer, Alert Logic
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