Delivering applications with Docker containers

Paul Stringfellow works at Gardner Systems plc and has 20 years working with IT Infrastructure and now specialises in the design, development and strategic direction that it will take.  You may or may not have heard the growing technical buzz around container technology and Docker in particular. As a solutions architect, who spends time looking…


Three DevOps Practices to Improve the Development Process

Vadym Fedorov is a Solutions Architect at SoftServe Inc., a leading global software application development and consulting company, and has 12 years experience in enterprise application development, as well as 2 years’ experience in Cloud and operations optimization. Application development requires heavy capital investment, and market demand exert pressure on time-to-market. However, there are typical project…


What is DevOps?

Susan Smith, IT Pro Technical Evangelist at Microsoft DevOps is not a new thing but it is a great thing. As an emerging trend that promises to increase the flow of value to customers, DevOps is becoming an essential part of IT and Business Transformation. It will change the way you work in terms of…


Management of Database Systems Research, a précis

Victoria Holt, Database Architect & Senior DBA at Eduserv and Database Researcher at The Open University. In 2012, it was 50 years since the first functioning prototype of a database management system was built. Since then the management of database systems has significantly evolved. What was a simple management task has become much more complex. There…


Why adopting DevOps doesn’t have to be an all or nothing decision for IT operations teams

Gavin Payne is a principal architect for Coeo, a SQL Server professional services company, and a Microsoft Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Master. His role is to guide and lead organisations through data platform transformation and cloud adoption programmes. The principles of DevOps mean it has many similarities with Agile development – value, approach, scope and…