Hi Everyone! It’s time to get together for another great evening to share our latest learnings around Auto Remediation and Event Driven Automation!
We have a very special guest–all the way from Australia! Anthony Shaw is responsible for innovation of Dimension Data global data-centers–and he has lots to say about DevOps, and innovative ways to tackle tough Enterprise challenges. READ MORE…
August 27, 2016
by Chip Copper
I’ve seen it over and over again.
A user puts in a simple request. Nothing elaborate or unusual – just a standard request. It goes into the queue, generates a ticket, and then… nothing.
Days or weeks later, an overworked, tired engineer in the back office operations room finally gets to the request, opens a process document, and begins the laborious task of doing the same thing that he or she has done dozens of times before each time that this type of request comes in. Ok, maybe the IP address or the user name has changed, but the process is the same as it has always been. And it is slow. Very slow. And the engineer may make a mistake. And, quite frankly, it’s frustrating for the user and boring for the engineer.READ MORE…
August 23, 2016
by Yousuf Hasan
We had a great afternoon with the NFD team as we walked them through our vision, design principles and demos of the Brocade Workflow Composer. We had productive discussions and got good, candid feedback. Caffeine and sugar kept everyone’s critical abilities to the max. There’s 4 separate video sessions…here’s what happened:
It’s time for our next Automation Happy Hour, the first one as part of Brocade.
This is a chance for us to introduce a couple of new team members and dive even deeper into the topic of network automation.
Take a listen to hear about Brocade’s roadmap for network automation via StackStorm. If you want to automate your network and integrate with other domains using devops, this session is for you. Come and see how the network can benefit from devops-style automation.
This time, we’re bringing in Jon Middleton of Pulsant. He’s a contributor in the StackStorm Community and one of the foremost experts on the topic.
February 25, 2016
by Evan Powell
These days ChatOps has become all the rage. In this blog I’ll talk a little bit about how we came to be here – in a leading position when it comes to ChatOps adoption for operations. And I’ll point you to some resources from users and our own engineers to learn more.
The history lesson will be brief, I promise.
We started StackStorm after observing that existing solutions in the devops universe were generally point solutions, often evolved from scripts and other projects that DevOps engineers wrote to make their own lives easier. And that’s a great way to build a solution that appeals at least to those types of users for those specific use cases.
What we saw was that while there were leaders within certain segments amongst those tools, there was no clearly adopted pattern for the wiring that tied all these tools together. Moreover, with our backgrounds in enterprises we knew that wiring together extremely heterogeneous environments is always a challenge. The enterprise is more a brownfield than a greenfield.
A quick shout out to teams at Facebook and at WebEx Spark and all those other early interviewees that taught us so much about event driven automation. And if you want to join a non commercial Bay Area meet-up about the subject and hear speakers from organizations like Facebook and LinkedIn and Netflix, please join here:
http://www.meetup.com/Auto-Remediation-and-Event-Driven-Automation/ READ MORE…
Join us for or the next in the series of Automation Happy Hour events. This time we are talking about Kubernetes with one of the top experts on it.
Michael Ward is the Principal Systems Architect at Pearson responsible for leading technical design around enterprise Platform-as-a-Service based on Kubernetes. Prior to Pearson, Michael has spent many years in the industry in various roles including Chief of Site Reliability at Ping Identity, the Identity Security company. Take him for a beer and pick his brains on anything you like. You might even come away with something valuable. He is the speaker at the upcoming KubeCon in London and an uber-active members of the ST2 Community.
Automation Happy Hour #10 is in the books! This wan the first one this year.
James Fryman was piloting seat this one but Patrick should be back in the captain seat for the next AHH.
A panel of guests included Alex Makarski, who us gave a marketing ops perspective on ChatOps, Sally Lehman of GoDaddy, and James White of GitHub.
For this Automation Happy Hour, Patrick Hoolboom is joined by Anthony Shaw of Dimension Data to discuss best practices for multi-cloud orchestration using StackStorm and Libcloud.
Anthony is a Product Development Manager, Innovation and Research for Dimension Data in Sydney, Australia. Within ITAAS global R&D team, he is responsible for driving technical innovation, automation and integration strategies for Dimension Data cloud and other.