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Ten reasons to make game days a regular event

The game day concept originates in hackathons, where programmers get together to build or improve upon a piece of software. Game days however are more inclusive of non-technical people. They offer many benefits, especially for organisations on the cloud adoption journey. This post explains what game days are and gives ten good reasons to hold …

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Datadog hackathon boosts cloud monitoring best practice

Our managed services team runs an ongoing Datadog hackathon to keep on top of the platform’s emerging and evolving features. Cloud engineers hone their skills while contributing to a repository of insights and ‘as code’ templates for rapid deployment. My colleague Mike Lazenby recently wrote about how we use Terraform to manage Datadog resources on …

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Observability vs Monitoring: What’s The Difference?

To aid with our understanding of Observability vs Monitoring let’s look at the evolution of the Enterprise IT world. Enterprise IT, application and business service development are increasingly complex. The interdependencies within the underlying architecture has become more fragmented resulting in difficulty visualizing the full IT Stack. The internet delivers IT infrastructure services from hyperscale …

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Executing a cloud-to-cloud migration

Cloud-to-cloud migration is not for the faint-hearted. But after a business merger or acquisition it’s sometimes a necessary step. This post looks at our work for Zego, a provider of flexible insurance solutions for business vehicles. Zego has an established presence on AWS and following its acquisition of vehicle insurance telematics specialist Drivit, a cloud-to-cloud …

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Atlassian joins the Value Stream Management Consortium

The digital economy is global and affects almost all Atlassian customers. Many are on a journey to move from project to product; adopt cloud, Agile, and DevOps; and optimize digital experiences for their customers. They want to deliver better software that results in value outcomes faster, sooner, and safer. Value Stream Management (VSM) offers the …

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Launching our series of AWS Well-Architected podcasts

AWS Ambassadors Colin Barker and Greg Heywood have teamed up to create a series of podcasts offering an expert perspective on the Well-Architected Framework. This first podcast introduces the Well-Architected concept and underlines the value of continual improvement in the cloud. Greg and Colin also talk about the Well-Architected Tool which enables AWS customers to …

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Gain Innovation Capabilities Faster with DevOps

Recently, BMC was very honored to host a webinar with renowned DevOps and customer-centricity expert, Gene Kim. As we’ve mentioned in previous entries in this series (you can read about Gene’s take on the scope of DevOps, its mainframe-specific attributes, and its role in the Jobs-as-Code approach for developers, engineers, and site reliability engineers, or …

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3 key takeaways from our Open DevOps webinar

Our webinar on how to optimize the developer experience with Open DevOps features Atlassian product manager Gareth Wham and product marketing manager Tamulyn Takakura. They shared the basics of what it means to practice DevOps and how companies have implemented a DevOps culture. They also walked through a demo to show how to develop, deploy, …

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Cloud migration lessons learnt: LinkedIn Live Event take-outs

In a recent LinkedIn Live Event hosted by AppScore I chatted with the platform’s Co-Founder and Director Geoff Davies about cloud migrations. We covered a lot of ground, from the importance of good planning to the inevitability of trade-offs. I shared our favourite graphic for illustrating the various cloud migration pathways and we talked about …

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