IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review

GitLab Commit, held in New York last week, brought us news that GitLab completed a $268 million Series E round of fundraising. The company reports that it is now valued at $2.75 billion and that it plans to invest the cash infusion in its DevOps platform offerings -- including monitoring, security, and planning.

Flux7 and AWS Present High Performance Computing Immersion Day

On October 11, 2019, Flux7 and AWS HPC experts will lead a one-day intensive technical workshop on AWS HPC services. Attendees to the hands-on training session will learn about services such as Batch, Parallel Cluster, Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA), FSX for Lustre, and more. In this introductory session, through a mix of classroom training and hands-on labs led by AWS Solutions Architects, you will learn about AWS HPC services as well as best practices and select industry workloads.

Flux7 Recognized by Forrester for its Cloud Migration Consulting Services

As more companies look to modernize their systems, the skills gap becomes even more pervasive. With both legacy and cloud-native development skills scarce, application modernization service suppliers can help customers accelerate cloud migration strategies. Enter the latest report from Forrester to help enterprises navigate the primary segments and capabilities of application modernization and migration services providers and to inform their selection strategies.

What We Can All Learn from the Hertz-Accenture News


This article originally appeared on Medium 

The Hertz digital experience project presents an opportunity to examine continuous improvement and innovation. For those who may have missed the story, a brief background: Hertz hired Accenture to help it create a “world-class digital experience”, most notably to “redefine the customer experience on Hertz’s digital platforms” with a redesigned website and “complementary suite of mobile applications.” Hertz paid more than $32 million, which it is suing to recover. 

Major Wholesaler Grows Uptime by Refactoring eComm Apps for AWS DevOps

A recent IDC survey of the Fortune 1000 found that the average cost of an infrastructure failure is $100,000 per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime per year is between $1.25 billion and $2.5 billion. Our most recent customer relies heavily on its eCommerce site for business and knowing the extreme costs of infrastructure failure to its business, turned to the benefits of cloud-based DevOps. The firm sought to increase uptime, scalability, and security for its eCommerce applications by refactoring them for AWS DevOps.

Upskill Your Team to Address the Cloud, Kubernetes Skills Gap

 This article originally appeared on Forbes

According to CareerBuilder's Mid Year Job Forecast, 63% of U.S. employers planned to hire full-time, permanent workers in the second half of 2018. This growing demand coupled with low unemployment is driving a real talent shortage. The technology field, in particular, is experiencing acute pain when it comes to finding skilled talent. Indeed, more than five million IT jobs are expected to be added globally by 2027, reports BusinessInsider.

Flux7 Announces AWS Serverless Great Lakes Workshop Series

Join Kelly Loony, AWS Practice Lead-DevOps, and Erik Larson, Flux7 Solutions Architect, as they present a one day workshop on how Serverless Technology is impacting business now (and what you need to get started). IT leaders are challenged to increase their teams’ speed of productivity and manage data centers while building and nurturing hardware and software expertise that may not provide tangible business impact. Serverless technology on AWS is enabling companies to address these challenges by building modern applications with increased agility and lower total cost of ownership.

Flux7 Library Drives Culture of Learning, Sharing

When we started Flux7 in 2013, Aater and I were first-time entrepreneurs. While we knew we wanted to create a workplace that everyone enjoys coming to and being a part of, we weren’t versed on the best steps to take to get there. So, we started reading. (Actually, it started with Aater reading books and m listening to his summaries, but soon I started reading, too). Reading books really helped me learn and improve. So much so that I wanted to discuss every book I read with my coworkers, (now I understand why Aater shared all those book summaries) which led to the creation of the Flux7 Library.

IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review

This week a new DevOps initiative was launched to create a next generation of continuous delivery collaboration. Designed to be a new foundation for the diverse continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) space, the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) shall serve as a vendor-neutral home for open source continuous delivery projects. The Linux Foundation reports that the CDF aspires to foster collaboration among the industry’s top developers, end users, and vendors to evangelize CI/CD and DevOps methodologies, define/document best practices, provide guidelines, and create training materials to enable any software development team around the world to implement CI/CD best practices.

DevOps Training: Flux7 Knowledge Transfer Solutions

In our last blog, we discussed the role of knowledge transfer (KT) in ensuring ongoing DevOps success. (In case you missed it, you can read it here) As promised, today we’re going to take a closer look at the specific KT offerings the Flux7 DevOps consulting team brings to bear to help customers achieve their DevOps adoption goals.

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