Deployment Automation: The Linchpin of DevOps Success


Deployment Automation is the linchpin of DevOps transformation. I cannot put it more simply: To accelerate your DevOps adoption, and get the biggest bang for your buck: FOCUS ON DEPLOYMENTS. The previous State of the DevOps reports have shown a pretty straightforward equation: Deployment frequency is THE indicator for success and deployment pain is...

Key Takeaways from Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Episode 49: Advanced Deployment Patterns


In this episode of our #c9d9 video podcast, our expert panel included: John Harris, Head of DevOps & Solution Architect for LeftShiftIT; Viktor Farcic, Software Architect at Everis; Flynn, solving problems at; and, our very own Anders Wallgren and Sam Fell.  During the episode, we discussed the differences between deployments and...

Key Takeaways from Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Episode 46: Deployment Automation 2.0


On this episode of our Continuous Discussions video podcast,  our expert panel included: Juni Mukherjee, author of Author of “Continuous Delivery Pipeline – Where Does It Choke?”; Martin Cron, principal engineer at WiserCare; J. Paul Reed, an internationally recognized speaker on DevOps, release engineering, and operations complexity; Robert Firek, software craftsman...

Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast: Episode 53 – Mapping Your DevOps Journey


On today's episode of our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast, we discussed best practices and actionable tips for mapping your DevOps implementation in the organization. DevOps is a journey filled with continuous learning, experimentation, and improvement. Successful transformations require a shift in mindset, new tooling, and system-wide optimization of processes and practices....

Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast: Episode 50 – Special Episode with Gene Kim and the DOES16 Speakers


This morning we had our first in a series of special episodes of our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast with Gene Kim and the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16) speakers. We discussed the role of middle managers in leading DevOps adoption in the enterprise and scaling DevOps throughout your organization; How Conway's...

Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast: Episode 49 – Deployment Patterns


This morning on #c9d9 we talked about some of the differences between traditional "Big bang" releases, and today's need for CD-style release pipelines. This cadence of releases into production often requires advanced deployments patterns to support high updates rates, while mitigating the risk of failed deployments and maintaining zero-downtime for end...

Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast: Episode 48 – Process-as-Code


This morning on #c9d9 we talked about Process-as-Code. DevOps at scale requires predictability and consistency. Your application code is versioned. Infrastructure-as-code defines your environments. But what about the process?  How do you define your processes as code? What are some use cases and best-practices for ensuring your automation is versionable, testable,...

Anders Wallgren

Anders Wallgren is Chief Technical Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Previously, Anders held executive and management positions at Aceva, Archistra, Impresse, Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY). Anders holds a B.SC from MIT.


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