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Enabling DevOps with Application Release Automation

Wesley Pullen, VP of Application Release Automation Technologies at UC4
In this 5-minute video learn how releasing and updating new applications on a timely basis is critical to your productivity and value creation. Watch this video and learn how to turn the application release process into a consistent, repeatable, and audible process.
Jun 27 2012
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Enabling DevOps with Application Release Automation
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  • Sutter Health is a not-for-profit health system serving more than 100 communities in Northern California. Each year its 5,000 physicians care for more than 10 million outpatient visits and discharge more than 200,000 in-patients.

    As healthcare systems transition from “fee for service” to “fee for value” reimbursement models, there is an increasing focus to drive down 30-day re-admission rates, particularly for high risk patients. To this end, Sutter Health is piloting Project RED (Re-engineered Discharge) which leverages predictive analytics to identify high-risk patients and then prescribes alternative discharge workflows aimed at lowering the risk of re-admission.

    Join us as Kristen Wilson-Jones, Sutter RD&D CTO, shares how Sutter Health has leveraged MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform in an orchestrated plecosystem of technologies to power Project RED by enabling real-time patient risk scoring, clinical workflow management and bi-directional integration with Epic.

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    + How Sutter Health is lowering 30-day re-admission rates by re-engineeing clinical workflows
    + The need for connectivity to enable workflow re-design
    + Best practice in moving from an application-centric to a data object-centric connectivity approach
  • Modern performance tools and techniques can dramatically improve the user experience, reduce developer and ops frustration, lead to better utilization of infrastructure and allow you to smartly ship products to market faster.

    Working with many companies across all industries, we recognize the pitfalls and barriers to adopting DevOps. The Rackspace DevOps Automation team works with various tools every day to counteract these pitfalls. Join Product Manager @EricBrinkman as he shows you the technologies our DevOps Automation team uses, provide insight as to why they were chosen, and walk through a customer experience demo.

    This webinar will include:
    •Deploying Magento through UI and pushing code
    •A look into the control panel
    •Demo of New Relic and Chef
    •Simulation of Rackspace customer experience
  • Gartner has predicted 18-20% growth in SaaS market, and expects it to hit US $22.1 billion by the year 2015. They have also measured that SaaS adoption rate has increased many fold in the last few years (almost 71% of enterprises use SaaS solutions).

    SaaS has come a long way from “hype” to “norm”. The key to this change is the confidence that has been built by the cloud/SaaS community by providing enterprise class security. Since, SaaS model of delivery has become a defacto standard of delivering products it’s critical for software providers to ensure that their SaaS product meets the required industry security standards. In this webinar, we will address the security aspects related to architecture, deployment and management of SaaS solutions.

    Key Takeaways:
    • Security considerations in each of the architecture layers
    • Data isolation risks and mitigation plans
    • Overview of CWE/SANS and OWASP Security threats
    • Data retention and termination policies
    • Infrastructure and cloud related security risks and solutions
  • Modern software development practices dominated by component-based engineering and short development cycles have largely been a catalyst for rapid advancements in technology. These practices, however, have also resulted in an epidemic of known vulnerabilities baked into third-party software components of IoT applications and devices. These widespread security flaws, many of which are critical in nature, often remain unnoticed or unaddressed throughout the software or device lifecycle, posing significant risks to the people and organizations that rely on them.

    As software continues to permeate the ever-expanding Internet of Things, software vulnerabilities represent a greater and greater threat. IoT devices, like traditional computers, run on software that is susceptible to malicious attacks. As more devices become connected, understanding how to identify and manage security vulnerabilities within widely used third-party software components is critical for all stakeholders, including manufacturers and end-users.

    In this webinar, our diverse panel of security experts will:
    •Propose an expanded definition and understanding of IoT and the stakeholders at risk
    •Present research highlighting the pervasiveness of vulnerabilities in third-party software components of IoT devices
    •Draw some conclusions about the state of software security in IoT today
    •Discuss some simple approaches to addressing these problems
  • The Identity and Access Market (IAM) is undergoing exciting changes. Increased cloud adoption, cyber-threats and the speedy adoption of mobile computing is affecting how enterprises approach access security and authentication.

    Getting insight into these trends can help you prepare your organization for better and more effective Identity and Access policies during the coming year.

    Join us on for a webinar on “IAM and Authentication Trends in 2015”, on March 24, 2015, where you can hear all about Identity and Access trends and developments from an industry expert.
  • L’objectif de ce webcast est de présenter comment la technologie permet d’atteindre les objectifs DevOps en éliminant les contraintes et les goulots d'étranglement qui perturbent la production de valeur pour les clients finaux

    Why DevOps is the answer to Digital Transformation
    The objective of this webcast is to show how technology allows to reach the DevOps objectives by eliminating constraints and bottlenecks that disrupt the production of value for end users
  • A lack of manpower and a dearth of resources are often major obstacles for organizations striving to achieve and maintain HIPAA and/or PCI compliance. Compliance guidelines are complex and difficult to decipher, even for the most experienced IT professionals. Recent headlines regarding unprecedented security and compliance breaches are causing companies to examine compliance-as-a-service (CaaS) solutions offered by cloud providers. But with the myriad of options available, it’s difficult for companies to discern which CaaS best fits their needs.

    Join Johan Hybinette, HOSTING Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), as he discusses the benefits and risks associated with CaaS. Drawing upon his 20+ years’ of experience in information security and compliance, Johan will also offer tips for selecting the right CaaS for your business. Bring your questions and leave with the information you need to confidently invest in a CaaS solution.
  • Greater than 80% of today’s breaches occur with application software, yet many companies continue to invest in ‘over the wire’ solutions that are not solving the problem. Runtime Application Self-Protection, or RASP, is an emerging market that promises to protect applications from the inside. Using the rich context of the application’s logic and associated core libraries, RASP identifies attacks in ‘real-time’ and stops them. Implementation is quick and requires no changes to your application’s code. Join us to learn more about what RASP can do for you.

    Learn:
    •Why context from inside the application matters
    •How easy it can be to use native capabilities of Java and .NET to protect your applications
    •Use cases to get you started.

    Help lead your enterprise to a stronger, more effective security program.
  • Security and Scalability in the Hybrid Cloud: How to get one without losing the other

    Traditionally, you had to design for a focus on scalability or security in the cloud, but not both. Now with services that connect virtual and real computers together, you can achieve cloud scale while satisfying the most stringent security requirements. Join Rackspace’s Matt Shover and Joseph Palumbo Thursday, March 19th to learn:

    •Top reasons why people choose the cloud
    •Top reason why people think the cloud isn’t the best fit for them
    •What is scaling?
    •How do you scale?
    •How does the hybrid cloud help scale your application?
    •How does the hybrid cloud help secure your application?
    •So how do you build a hybrid environment?


    About the Speakers

    Matt Shover:
    Matt Shover is the manager of RackConnect Operations at Rackspace, where he leads a passionate team of Rackers that work to seamlessly connect Rackspace's Dedicated and Cloud offerings -- turning customer challenges into awesome outcomes. He holds an MBA in finance from California State University, Hayward and has been a Racker for over eight years.

    Joseph Palumbo:
    As a founding member and architect of both the Rackspace Cloud’s Managed Operations service level and Launch Team, Joseph has spends half his time teaching customers about the cloud and the other half learning from his customers what the cloud can do. When he’s not writing blog posts, recording podcasts or making videos, he can be found discussing innovation with other Rackers and wishing paper documents had a built-in search function.
  • When a leading bank states that “in online mortgage sales, a simple change in the colour of a Website calculator resulted in a 10% increase in sales”, it is a reminder of the significant impact the smallest updates in a digital presence can have. However, DevOps adoption faces a major barrier in the enterprise in overcoming organisational debt – historical decisions that will constrain transformation and quick release cycles.
    This webinar explores:
    •the value of marginal gains made through incremental improvements
    •the pitfalls of marginal losses that can build into significant organisational debt
    •and highlights ways in which DevOps can overcome challenges to make a positive impact
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  • A Recipe for DevOps Recorded: Feb 28 2013 56 mins
    Michael Schmidt, Senior Product Manager at UC4
    Building a high performing DevOps organization requires change. Leading this transformation will require both a change in mind-set and the tools required to help you control the environment and processes.

    Understanding the DevOps technology stack is essential. Automation is the key requirement for continuous integration servers, environment provisioning and configurations, all the way up the stack to your application layers.

    Attend this exciting webcast and learn.

    - What are the common technologies in the DevOps space
    - How to build a rock solid infrastructure and application automation framework
    - How to achieve continuous deployment from development to production
  • Mastering Deployment Automation Recorded: Jan 25 2013 52 mins
    Michael Schmidt, Senior Product Manager at UC4
    Software updates are the main reason for application outages and downtime. To avoid the next failed deployment you need to learn how to master application deployment using automation.

    Join Michael Schmidt, Senior Product Manager at UC4, as he uncovers five key areas for mastering the deployment process.

    Attend this exciting webcast as we show you how to:

    - Build a complete deployment from scratch
    - Use continuous integration to package and build server integration
    - What to do when deployments fail
    - Handle environment / configuration drift
    - Deploy to production
  • Enterprise DevOps at Scale Recorded: Dec 17 2012 58 mins
    Kevin Hancock, Senior Director, Worldwide Field Operations, at CollabNet, and Michael Schmidt, Sr. Product Manager at UC4
    Application release is a core business process at your organization. Yet, for many IT shops, this important process is mostly manual—an approach that’s both costly and time consuming. Fortunately help is at hand.

    Attend this information packed webcast featuring CollabNet Deploy with UC4 and learn about the technical and non-technical aspects of effectively delivering applications in today’s agile development environment. This webcast will also include a live demo and Q&A session at the end.

    Register and learn how to:

    - Extend continuous integration build with deployment automation
    - Transform cumbersome application deployments into fully automated processes that take minutes
    - Automate end to end tracking and reporting of all deployment activities and related changes
    - Effectively collaborate between Development and Operations while maintaining segregation of duties and security
    - Reduce risk of downtime by eliminating the “human error” factor from release and deployments beyond Dev and QA
  • Demystifying Release Management and Deployment Automation Recorded: Nov 14 2012 46 mins
    Scott Willson, Sr. Solutions Architect, UC4
    Join Scott Willson, Sr. Solution Architect, as he discusses how to automate the release and deployment processes across the organization to eliminate the human error factor from deployment activities and reduce deployment times by up to 90%.

    Register for this webcast and learn how to:

    •Completely automate deployments and reduce manual efforts by 90% and more
    •Integrate automated deployments with organizational release processes and avoid risk
    •Reduce deployment and release related outages by up to 95%
    •Gain 100% process and release compliance and audit – out of the box
  • Best Practices for Hybrid Java Applications Deployments Recorded: Nov 1 2012 56 mins
    Michael Schmidt, Sr. Product Manager, and Andy Cureton, Services at UC4
    Deploying enterprise Java applications is a pain! Luckily, new deployment automation technology can save you from spending stressful weekends and late nights deploying applications and patches.

    Join Michael Schmidt, Sr. Product Manager, and Andy Cureton, Services at UC4, as they show you how to overcome the bottlenecks caused by deployment tasks throughout the application lifecycle.

    Attend this webcast and learn about:

    - Continuous deployment through integration with Jenkins/Hudson continuous integration servers
    - How to promote applications from QA to staging and production with a single click
    - How to automatically rollback back a release if a problem arises
  • Achieving Zero Effort Compliance with Application Release Automation Recorded: Oct 4 2012 37 mins
    Stathy Touloumis, Senior Solutions Architect at UC4
    Traditional application release processes based on running scripts or manual updates expose companies to risks of noncompliance with a host of industry and government regulations, such as HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley, SSAE 16, SAS 70, PCI and Basel II.

    Join Stathy Touloumis, Senior Solutions Architect at UC4, to learn how IT organizations can leverage new application release automation technologies to ensure regulatory compliance while keeping up with the pace of application changes.

    Register for this webinar and learn how to:

    1. Enable segregation of duties in the data center
    2. Automate configuration change documentation and audit trail reporting
    3. Achieve visibility into the end-to-end release process
  • How to Scale Your .NET Deployment Guru Status Recorded: Oct 1 2012 50 mins
    Michael Schmidt, Sr. Product Manager at UC4
    Release cycles are getting faster and faster—but how can you keep up with them and remain the .Net guru everyone has become accustomed to? Join Michael Schmidt, Sr. Product Manager at UC4, as he demonstrates how to make your guru status scale to any number of deployments.
  • Best Practices for Managing Software Releases Recorded: Sep 28 2012 45 mins
    Stathy Touloumis, Senior Solutions Architect
    Agility has become essential in today’s connected and competitive world. Many IT organizations have adopted agile development methods in an effort to deliver better software quicker, however without solid release management processes and tools, missed deadlines and failed deployment are inevitable.

    Watch Stathy Touloumis, Senior Solutions Architect at UC4, as he presents a framework for defining an end-to-end release management process.

    In 30 minutes, attendees will learn how to:

    - Plan and track progress of software releases
    - Find potential release issues early in the process
    - Develop strategies and approaches to optimizing the processes required to deliver business critical applications in every stage of the release process
    - Effectively manage an environment where time-to-market is critical and failure is unacceptable

    Implementing release management best practices in pre-production and production helps IT organizations increase release velocity and achieve a repeatable, predictable release process. Contact me directly with any questions.
  • Enabling DevOps with Application Release Automation Recorded: Jun 27 2012 5 mins
    Wesley Pullen, VP of Application Release Automation Technologies at UC4
    In this 5-minute video learn how releasing and updating new applications on a timely basis is critical to your productivity and value creation. Watch this video and learn how to turn the application release process into a consistent, repeatable, and audible process.
  • Gartner IOM Summit: UC4 Presents on Application Release Automation Recorded: Jun 27 2012 2 mins
    Wesley Pullen, Vice President Global ARA Technologies for UC4,
    Wesley Pullen, Vice President Global ARA Technologies for UC4, presented at Gartner's IT Infrastructure and Operations Management Summit on June 13, 2012, in Frankfurt, Germany. In his session, "Application Release Automation for DevOps: End-to-End Visibility, Control and Agility," Mr. Pullen discusses how traditional application release processes, based on running scripts or manual updates, expose companies to risks of non-compliance with a host of industry and government regulations (e.g. HIPAA, Dodd Frank and Basel II/III) and how new and unique release automation technologies address these challenges.
  • Application Release Management For Faster More Reliable Deployments Recorded: Jun 25 2012 53 mins
    Wesley Pullen, UC4 Vice President of ARA Technologies
    Watch Tom Flitter, Applications and Integration Manager for TASC, and Wesley Pullen, UC4 Vice President of ARA Technologies, as they discuss how an automated application release solution can turn a manual, cross-functional set of activities into a well orchestrated, automated and predictable process.

    Register for this one-hour webinar and learn:

    - The three critical components needed to be successful at automating the release process
    - The four major benefits of a centralized solution built on an enterprise class automation engine
    - How TASC is using the UC4 platform to roll out consistent innovation with new applications and features for their customers
    - Why now is the time to Rethink Application Release Automation
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This channel features live and recorded webcast presentations by leading experts in the field of Application Release Automation. From planning, control, to deployment, you will walk away with practical advice for your application release management initiatives.

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