IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2012 - (Page 10)

Insider Insights from the industry Solve the DevOps Challenge with Orchestrated IT The trend toward greater collaboration between development and operations pays off By Jeff Westenhaver T he DevOps movement is a push from the modern software industry to inspire better interaction and productivity between development (dev) and IT operations (ops). Applications are at the heart of DevOps, as each is vital to how businesses meet their requirements. Improving communications and integrating processes between these long-divided groups is a goal the entire IT industry should be working toward. This is particularly urgent because the delivery speed software requires is always increasing and, at the same time, the tolerance for application errors is decreasing. functionality and updates are managed within the business, and how this new development work is deployed into production. These junctions—where requirements meet developers meet operations—are where hand offs are fumbled, often resulting in delays and added costs. The rise of new development methodologies—including Agile, Scrum and Kanban—has allowed developers to boost their productivity and meet these changing business requirements. But these methods have their own impacts on the overall process. Challenges still remain around how demand for application 10 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2 012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2012

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2012
Table of Contents
Editor’s Desk: Simplicity Itself
IBM Perspective: The Changing Data Center
Insider: Solve the DevOps Challenge With Orchestrated IT
Q&A: Guru Rao Explains How a Better World Begins With Smarter Computing
Case Study: A Comfortable Place: Furniture Brands rests easier with SecureAgent's backup and recovery solution
Cover Story: Smarter By Design: "That's the way to build capacity and hold costs flat," says IBM VP Doug Brown
Feature: Another Dimension: What sets the zEnterprise environment apart?
Tech Corner: How You Do What You Do When You're a z196 CPU
Tips & Techniques: Virtualization Reshapes How Data Is Stored
Solutions: CA Mainframe Application Turner - M4Workbench Eclipse - Virtual Machine Backup
Resources: Advertisers’ Index
Stop Run: Through Three Generations, One Family's Story Shows That While Technology Has Changed, IBM's Fundamental Mission Hasn't
Reference Point - Global events, Education, Resources of Mainframe

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - January/February 2012