StackState, provider of the first IT operations platform for Dev/Ops, announced today that they will soon release a downloadable version and pre-registration is now open. StackState’s IT operations platform consolidates multiple (dev)ops tools in a full stack overview, automates problem finding and helps Dev/Ops engineers fix and prevent failures, reducing downtime.
Imagine a perfect IT Ops world far far away from Earth. A world where IT Ops live happily together and where they dominate the world. Could you imagine this? Here are 10 points we think you will see in this perfect IT Ops world.
1. No more answering support emails.
‘Something is technically wrong’. That’s what Twitter said on Tuesday morning January 19 2016. Millions of Twitter users all over the world were blocked from the social network. How could this outage happen?
According to DownDetector, a site that tracks internet sites and mobile apps in real time, users were experiencing the most trouble with Twitter’s website, smartphone app and tablet apps. Also third-partyservices, such as TweetDeck, were intermittently unavailable. It turns out that Twitter experienced an issue ‘related to an internal code change’ that caused the outage for a long time. On Tuesday afternoon, Twitter said they reverted the change, which fixed the issue.
While the landscape of infrastructure, Dev/Ops, tools, technologies and processes keeps shifting dramatically, the pressure to keep everything up and running keeps growing. With this increasing complexity, small scale problems can quickly escalate into full-scale issues, reverberating well beyond IT operations into every aspect of your business, impacting your bottom line. Here are five challenges we predict IT operations will have to deal with in 2016.
1. The high cost of application downtime
Let’s face it. Application downtime is a dilemma your enterprise cannot afford. With the increasing complexity of IT infrastructures, it’s a huge challenge for organizations to fix outages quickly. On average, it can take IT operations more than half an hour to resolve an IT failure.
We just got back from the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit in London. As a Silver Sponsor we were present with our own booth during this summit. It was a great experience and amazing to see all the positive mentions of attendees throughout the summit. Based on conversations with dozens of attendees on the floor and the presentations that were given - here are my key takeaways from the Gartner event.
A very hot topic: Bimodal IT
Bimodal IT means that you have two modes of IT, each designed to develop and deliver information and services in its own way. Mode 1 is the traditional approach with a focus on emphasizing predictability, accuracy and stability - what a traditional IT organization does best. Mode 2 is an exploratory mode which focuses on emphasizing agility and speed - like a startup. Gartner says that by 2017, 75% of global organizations will have attempted to put a Bimodal IT organizational structure in place.
StackState will be a Silver Sponsor for the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit in London on 30th November - 1st December 2015. The Summit offers a practical approach to infrastructure and operations modernization and cost optimization.
During this Gartner Summit, StackState will unveil its flagship product which is in private beta at customers in the financial services industry. StackState focusses on IT Service Continuity: prevent, predict and fix disruptions to avoid IT services outages and downtime.
StackState has started the delivery of the upcoming market version to customers. Two Dutch financial services companies were the first to receive and install StackState in their IT environments.
The companies use the standard interface capabilities (Rest API) and standard adapters to create a unified view of the full IT stack using the drag and drop modeling capabilities and data from existing monitoring tools. The upcoming market version is built on an advanced proven scalable platform to support future developments and will replace the initial version which has been out in the field for almost 10 months.
StackState, Full Stack Chain Monitoring, is making the next step in its go-to-market by showing a sneak live preview of its upcoming new interface. The interface will replace the current first customer interface and also contains changes in the underlaying big data technology.
StackState’s Neo4j Graph database is replaced by StackGraph. StackGraph is an in-house developed big data store with time travel capabilities. It continuously captures IT operations change and failure data and will make it very easy to travel in time: retrieve the status of the IT stack at any moment in the past.
On the 4th of June 2015, Xebia organized the fourth edition of Xebicon, the annual event for IT professionals.
More than 750 participants took part in the completely sold out event. With more than 20 top-notch talks about Agile, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, Test Automation, Microservices, Software Development, Big Data Analysis, Mobile and IT Chain Monitoring there was enough to discuss.