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Mar 8, 2019 | By Jonah Stein
When DevOps discusses adding new tools to company CI/CD toolchain the costs are usually pretty clear. To get budget approval may include discussing ROI but returns are not always easy to calculate. Measuring the ROI of workflow tools designed for productivity improvements, alerts or predictive analytics becomes an arbitrary exercise.
Feb 28, 2019 | By Bert Armijo
Paradigm shifts often have unanticipated consequences and those consequences can take years to fully understand. Cloud computing is a prime example. Cloud computing ushered in an era of flexible infrastructure and lower capital requirements. Engineers were liberated from waiting for deployments as resources were just an API call away. However, all that was just the beginning.
Feb 21, 2019 | By Peter Nickolova
Increasing capacity and improving performance of Cloud based applications is not a one size fits all problem. Cloud App Optimization requires bespoke solutions for each stage of app maturity and scale and in order to be responsive to the requirements of the application owner.
Feb 12, 2019 | By Bert Armijo
Container or VM resource resource settings can dramatically improve or destroy efficiency (cost/performance) of Cloud Apps. Likewise, the values of application settings like garbage collection, buffer sizes and others can also boost or reduce efficiency. Get them wrong and the combination of resources and application parameters can cripple your app and empty your wallet. Get them right and you can cut costs 30-50% and/or improve performance by over 100%.
Jan 25, 2019 | By Jonah Stein
Many people think of CI/CD as simply the automation of build and test using modern API-driven systems. Successful organizations have a more holistic view. They understand that embracing CI/CD means transforming a series of projects your team has to complete for each release cycle into a chain of automated processes.
Oct 25, 2017 | By Opsani
Pavel Georgiev from Opsani shows us an easy way to create a Docker application from scratch without learning Docker compose or writing any YAML at all.
Oct 19, 2017 | By Opsani
In this video, we cover some of the ways Skopos Continuous Deployment system can help you get your traditional app up and running in Docker without changing your architecture.
Sep 27, 2017 | By Opsani
Docker internal health checks are a staple in monitoring containers as they are being deployed. However, because they aren't checking as if they were a service dependent on your service, they may lead you on a wild goose chase to find the actual problem when one does occur.
Aug 7, 2017 | By Opsani
Architects, step away from the whiteboard; Skopos Surveyor is here. Scan, discover and display a visual representation of your real app in minutes. Free for Docker users.