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Embracing Downtime: Why 99.999…% Availability is Not Always Better

Embracing Downtime: Why 99.999…% Availability is Not Always Better

| December 8, 2010 | 6 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, my ever-active colleagues Marco Mulder and Serge Beaumont organised an nlscrum meetup about “Combining Scrum and Operations”, with presentations […]

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Deployment automation vs. release management automation

Deployment automation vs. release management automation

| November 25, 2010 | 2 Comments

In a previous blog, I compared deployment automation to build automation. I wrote about the differences between the build and the deployment process and […]

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Deployment automation vs. build automation

Deployment automation vs. build automation

| October 12, 2010 | 2 Comments

Since make was introduced in 1977 to automatically build software, more areas of the software construction and release process have been automated. In fact, […]

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Future of Deployment – Part 2.5 Getting your virtual appliance from development to production

Future of Deployment – Part 2.5 Getting your virtual appliance from development to production

| August 16, 2010 | 3 Comments

In my previous post, “future of deployment, part 2”, i talked about the new ear, which is an image, with an OS and your […]

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Implementing Outside Deployment Solutions for Best Practice

Implementing Outside Deployment Solutions for Best Practice

| July 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

Recently, Andrew Phillips, VP of Product Management at XebiaLabs, and I had the opportunity to speak with Mike Vizard, tech journalist for IT Business […]

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Customize This: Tailoring deployment packages to your target environments

Customize This: Tailoring deployment packages to your target environments

| July 5, 2010 | 3 Comments

Sometime in the bright future, you will be able to deploy the same virtual appliance containing your application to all your target environments without […]

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Deployment in the Cloud: Reining in Virtual Sprawl

Deployment in the Cloud: Reining in Virtual Sprawl

| June 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Virtualization and cloud computing have exploded over the past few years. A recent study shows that 90 percent of businesses have implemented server virtualization […]

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Webinar: Improving Agile Development through Deployment Automation

Webinar: Improving Agile Development through Deployment Automation

| June 14, 2010 | 1 Comment

IT organizations often face issues when deploying applications in an Agile environment, in part, because there are more releases to deploy. Due to the […]

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Future of deployment: Part 2 – The Image in the Cloud is the new EAR

Future of deployment: Part 2 – The Image in the Cloud is the new EAR

| June 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

Last December I wrote my first part on the Future of Deployment explaining the difference between big ol’ servers with a gazillion applications and […]

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Developing and deploying Java on middleware and in the cloud: rise of the Virtual Appliance?

Developing and deploying Java on middleware and in the cloud: rise of the Virtual Appliance?

| March 9, 2010 | 5 Comments

From Java EE to Google App Engine to GigaSpaces, the idea of developing against a middleware or “infrastructure” API is well established in the […]

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