Monoliths to Micro Services - How, What, Why, When

The benefits of moving to new modern application architectures like Micro Services and runtimes like Docker are well accepted. Most organisations that see IT as a core part of their business are either adopting these new application and runtime architectures or looking to move towards them over the coming years.

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Websphere: The Business value of Cloud Computing - without re-architecting existing applications

A business is only as agile and flexible as it’s infrastructure. It’s hard to adapt and take advantage of market conditions when your Oil Tanker infrastructure is anchored firmly to the sea bed. By the time you have raised your anchor and steered the ship, some pesky inflatable dinghy has motored over there and claimed the market.

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The Emergence of UI and UX in DevOps Tools

Exploring the value of a UI for DevOps and Automation tooling - and looks at why User Experience is becoming more important as tools become more widely adopted.

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New Plugins for AWS, Azure and VMware

We've recently published some new updated to our AWS, Azure and VMware plugins. This post briefly explains some of the use cases for these plugins.

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Are you building a Legacy?

Are you building a legacy with your DevOps Automation tooling?

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MidVision Announces Availability on UK G-Cloud 9

MidVision, a leading provider of Application Release Automation, is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as an approved supplier for the G-Cloud 9 UK Digital Marketplace for government.

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New Atlassian Plugins

Brief overview of new updates to our Atlassian plugins - including BitBucket, Bamboo, HipChat and JIRA.

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Integrated Application and Database Releases - with RapidDeploy and DBmaestro

We been working with the guys from DBmaestro recently to integrate RapidDeploy and DBmaestro...

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Configuration Management vs. Application Release Automation

Explore the differences between Configuration Management tools like Puppet and Chef and Application Release Automation Tools like RapidDeploy and UrbanCode.

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How To Handle Mid-Deployment Dependencies on Remote Targets

Deployment scenarios when there are mid-deployment dependencies.

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The Perfect Combination: Imperative Orchestration, Declarative Automation

There are two fundamental approaches of how to design automation processes - declarative and imperative.

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Defining DevOps: Not Theory, Nor Implementation

I would propose one of two things. DevOps remains the overarching philosophy of how we make the world a better place, underneath it sitting some more defined …

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The Importance of Event Driven Automation

As the adoption of Automation techniques and tools start to move more into the mainstream, more progressive organisations are looking at how smaller units of automation can be invoked in a more efficient and responsive way. One of the ways they are looking to achieve this is through Event Driven Automation.

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What is the difference between Puppet / Chef / Ansible / Salt - and RapidDeploy?

What is the Difference between Server Configuration Management tools and Application Release Automation tools.

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No Code Automation using Conditionals

Using No Code task orchestration in place of scripting for actions like If, For and While.

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What's New in RapidDeploy 4.2

What's New in RapidDeploy 4.2

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Pipelines displaying realtime execution

New features to display realtime execution of pipelines.

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Join us on our webinar on moving from Continuous Integration to Continuous Delivery with Jenkins and RapidDeploy

Learn how to move from Continuous Integration to Continuous Delivery with Jenkins and RapidDeploy

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Move from Continuous Integration to Continuous Delivery with Jenkins and RapidDeploy

Move from Continuous Integration to Continuous Delivery with Jenkins and RapidDeploy

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Managing Multi Componenent Releases in RapidDeploy

How best to manage multi component releases, their dependencies and being able to visualise and control the flow of application changes through environments.

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The Pros and Cons of using 'in house' release automation tools vs off the shelf solutions

The Pros and Cons of using 'in house' release automation tools and off the shelf solutions

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What’s New In RapidDeploy 4 .1

Find out about some of the new features in RapidDeploy 4.1

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“Fitting Elephants with Ballet Shoes” - DevOps Implementation in Regulated Enterprises

How To Implement DevOps Practices in highly regulated industries - Agile, Continuous Delivery and much more | MidVision Application Release Automation

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How eCommerce businesses can maximise performance using the cloud

Find out why online performance really matters for retail businesses

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5 Innovative Examples of Big Data Usage In Retail

5 case studies of innovative big data usage in the retail sector | innovation | future of retail |

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10 Open Source Docker Tools You Should Be Using

Are you taking advantage of these essential open source Docker tools?

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8 Deployment Automation Best Practices To Power Continuous Delivery

Here are some Deployment Automation best practices that you need to be using to power Continuous Delivery

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New Research Reveals the Traits of Top Performing Digital Organizations

New research reveals what separates high-performing digital businesses from laggards

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DevOps Newsletter: The Confusing World of DevOps

Three different takes on what DevOps is.

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5 Must-See Docker Big Data Use Cases That Show Docker's Processing Power

Five neat ways to use Docker to support Big Data Processing

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Here's What We Liked Last Week In DevOps

The best of last week in DevOps

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The Do’s And Don’ts For A New CIO

The CIO has become a focal point of the modern IT organization, but many new CIOs make mistakes they shouldn't. Check out these tips for new CIO Do's and Don'ts

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Here's what we liked in DevOps this week

Our round-up of the best of DevOps from last week.

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Amazon's Secret To Customer Focused Features: Write The Press Release First

What's Amazon's secret to producing amazing customer focused features?

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The New Architecture: How SoundCloud Became A Company Of The Future

How SoundCloud went from monolith to microservices

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Here's what we liked in DevOps this week

Our round-up of the best of DevOps from last week.

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How To Use Docker To Deploy WordPress To A Remote Server

Deploy A WordPress Image To Docker Using RapidDeploy

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The Automation Gap

The automation gap exists between what an image/provisioning tool can do and what most of the ARA tooling does

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Combating Configuration Drift in the Enterprise

You think everything is under control, then someone comes along and asks how you manage configuration drift. Find out more about combating it here.

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Why DevOps Is Like An Onion

An analogy for DevOps, relating philosophy to release automation tools, and practices like continuous delivery.

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Let’s make 2015 the year of Continuous Delivery

Why 2015 needs to be the year of Continuous Delivery

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What Would Happen If Amazon Launched A Bank? Q&A with Crane Software CEO Craig Beddis

What would the impact be if Amazon launched a retail bank? Amazon posted revenues of $74bn in 2014, which would make it one of the largest financial services companies in the world by revenue.

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#BreakingBuilds - CloudBees Twitter Contest!

At MidVision, we are big fans of Jenkins. Well, we love the software of course, but specifically we are fans of everyone's favorite Butler!

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Get Started With RapidDeploy on Docker Hub!

There's a new way for you to download RapidDeploy: containerized through Docker Hub! We've released RapidDeploy 3.5 onto Docker Hub, making it even easier for you to get up and running. Before we start, this is the most important link:

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IBM Integration Bus (aka WebSphere Message Broker v9) – The Chosen One

Find out more about the latest version of IBM Integration Bus here.

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What You Need to Know on Configuration Synchronisation in IIS Servers

Short introduction to configuration synchronisation in IIS servers.

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RapidDeploy in Ruby – Introducing the Chef Recipe Generator Plugin

Discover more about the Chef recipe generator and how it works together with RapidDeploy.

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How to Get Started with RapidDeploy Chef-Solo Plugin

Find out how you can use RapidDeploy with Chef, using the Chef-Solo Plugin, to improve your provisioning and deployment automation

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RapidDeploy with Chef – Getting the Most Out of Automation

Find out more about how RapidDeploy and Chef can work together to improve you deployment automation

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Upcoming MidVision Webinars on Deployment Automation

Join us for one or more of our upcoming webinars on deployment automation

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There's no such thing as a DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer - Do customers care what we call it? I think not. Find out why here.

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The Road to Continuous Delivery (An Unexpected Journey) Part 1

First in a series of blog posts, which chart the progress of a Continuous Delivery project

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Migrating Application between Application Servers

In principle it seems quite simple, take a working application and move it to a new container, but it never is that simple.

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The Automation Gap

The automation gap exists between what an image/provisioning tool can do and what most of the ARA tooling does

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When demos go wrong, they go right - RapidDeploy logs

How to overcome adversity using RapidDeploy logging.

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Configuration Drift & RapidDeploy: Who's been eating my porridge?

Who's eating my porridge and why. Eliminate Configuration Drift

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WebSphere MQ Configuration - How do you do yours?

Is MQ Infrastructure or Code? My belief is we should be treating everything we change on a target environment as code - RapidDeploy can help.

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Why DevOps Is Like An Onion

An analogy for DevOps, relating philosophy to release automation tools, and practices like continuous delivery.

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Technical Debt and Deployment Automation ROI

Find out more about the concept of technical debt - the technical liabilities, or debt, that an organisation is carrying.

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Survey Results: What’s Stopping Businesses Automating?

A recent survey reveals why businesses are not automating. Discover why deployment automation is a high priority but not everyone's priority

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How to start a deployment automation project

Discover how you can start a pilot deployment automation project for your enterprise, how, who to lead and what you can expect.

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Deployment Automation Maturity Survey Results [Infographic]

Take a look at the Deployment Automation Maturity Survey Infographic.

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How deployment automation needs to think big

Think Big, Start Small, Fail quickly, Scale Fast Is this the ultimate business plan and is it the target of devops?

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The Evolution of Agile, towards DevOps

I’ve recently completed reading ‘The Phoenix Project’ ( http://itrevolution.com/books/phoenix-project-devops-book/ ), and it provides an exciting vis

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How Model Driven Deployment Works (with Templates!)

Find out how model driven deployment works- complete with templates!

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The NEW .Net Plugin for RapidDeploy™ for Deployment Automation

New RapidDeploy™ Target Plugin for .Net It's here! Our customers have been asking for this for a while and now we've extended our support to .Net

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How the CIO’s agenda should be turned on its head

Discover the factors that mean the typical CIO's agenda is being turned on its head.

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How CMOs and CIOs can work together to gain customer insight

Business is finding new ways not just to connect to customer insight but to connect to itself. Find out more here.

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What Do We Mean When We Say “Smart Failure”? – Part 1

Find out what is really meant by the idea of "Smart Failure" in your organisation.

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DevOps: The Past, The Present and the Future – Part One

Find out about the past, present and future of DevOps

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Life of the #devops Hashtag

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RapidDeploy 3.3 for Application Release Automation is Generally Available

Discover all the details of the latest release of RapidDeploy for application release automation

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MidVision Announce RapidDeploy 3.3 for Application Release Automation

Today, October 5th, 2012 Version 3.3 – a new release of MidVision’s application release automation tool, RapidDeploy became generally available

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IBM WAS 6.1 Support Ends 30th September – How Application Release Automation Can Help

As support for IBM WAS 6.1 comes to an end, find out how application release automation can help you.

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Application Release Automation – What’s the Big Idea?

Discover the big idea behind application release automation.

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10 Times You Might Want to Consider an Application Release Automation Solution

We’ve found that although many of our customers recognize thebenefitsof application release automation (do more faster, do more with less) as a stand

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6 Use Cases for WebSphere Message Broker Application Release Automation

So you’re thinking about Application Release Automation – are you ready to take the next step and ask us for a demonstration or some help with your

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5 Ways Application Release Automation Helps With Compliance

Often it feels like we’re being pulled in two directions – our businesses want us to do more, apparently with less.

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17 Use Cases for Application Release Automation

Discover more about 17 common use cases for application release automation

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Pega Rules OK!

Now the installation of Pega and deployment of Pega Rules can benefit from the RapidDeploy touch.

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Application Release Automation: Buy or Build?

Deployment Automation, Application Release Automation (ARA) and DevOpsI spend my life on the road visiting customers talking about Deployment Automat

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NoOps – Just Another Buzzword?

Find out more about NoOps. Is it just a buzzword, or does it have a deeper meaning.

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3 Times You Might Not Need Premium Product

Find out 3 circumstances when you might not need to go for the premium product.

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When to Use the Command Line Interface Rather than the GUI in Application Release Automation

Our Intuitive GUIWe've spent a lot of time at MidVision making our web GUI look slick and navigate intuitively, but more and more customers are askin

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5 Ways to Supercharge Your WebSphere Deployments

1) Deploy Applications and Their Configurations TogetherThe simple part of WebSphere deployments is the installation of the application itself. The c

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The Role of the Infrastructure Developer in DevOps

I was at IBM Impact in Las Vegas last week and at the many sessions on DevOps there was some discussion about the concept of an infrastructure develo

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MidVision Announce RapidDeploy 3.2 for Application Release Automation

Find out more about the release of RapidDeploy Version 3.2

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The Golden Configuration: Right First Time, Every Time

The Current LandscapeMost organizations do not have the concept of a golden configuration and middleware technologies are managed and deployed in an

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Big Bang or Incremental Migration Towards Automation – People, Process, Tools

You’ve Made Your Choice – Automation No more ad-hoc management of your middleware and database technologies – you’re getting automation Redu

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MidVision Announce RapidDeploy 3.1 for Application Release Automation

Find out more about the release of RapidDeploy 3.1 for application release automation.

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From G to C: What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server 12c?

Oracle's new release in December 2011 of its web application server, WebLogic, has seen a suffix change from G - for 'grid' to C - for 'cloud', thus,

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What’s New in IBM WebSphere Message Broker 8.0?

Find out more about the new features and functions in Websphere Message Broker 8.0

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November 29th, 2011- IBM Announce New Pricing for MidVision Extensions for RAF

On November 29th, 2011 IBM announced a new pricing model for the MidVision Extensions to the IBM Rational Automation Framework introducing a major si

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November 22nd, 2011 - MidVision Announce RapidDeploy Express Edition

In response to customer demand, MidVision announced on November 22nd, 2011 a new Edition of their market leading Application Release Automation solut

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Market Adoption for Application Release Automation

As a developer you have a wealth of commercial and open source tools available to assist in build automation: tools like Hudson, Jenkins or Rational

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Agent vs Agentless Deployments Part 3 - You Decide

In the previous two posts we looked at the pros and cons of SSH and Agent based deployment scenarios. Both solutions have advantages and disadvantage

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Agent vs Agentless Deployments Part 2: SSH Based Deployments

Agentless deployments usually rely on some native process running on the target server that can be leveraged to provide access for performing deploym

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DevOps in a Box

DevOps is the word on technologists lips right now everyone is trying to define it

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Combating Configuration Drift

Even with processes, the most diligent of (human) resources and the best will in the world, computer environments change from their documented (inten

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Handling Composite Deployments

Increasingly, enterprise applications are made up of many deployable components. Typical application solutions consist of numerous technology compone

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Agent vs Agentless Deployments Part 1: Agent Based Deployments

Agent based deployments rely on the presence of a running process and associated connection port(s) on the target infrastructure as a means to transp

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October 31st, 2011 – MidVision Announce RapidDeploy™ 3.0

Find out about the release of RapidDeploy 3.0- application release automation software.

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August 18th, 2011- MidVision Announce New Partnership with Red Hat

MidVision are now, as of August 18th, 2011, a Red Hat Partner. RapidDeploy™, our market leading Application Release Automation technology has for som

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April 12th, 2011 - IBM Announce MidVision Extensions

IBM Announce Extensions to the IBM Rational Automation FrameworkMidVision extensions to IBM Rational Automation Framework for IBM WebSphere let you

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