Last week we published an article that explored data from a survey we conducted at the end of last year. The focus of that article was whether or not cultural alignment is hurting innovation for IT orgs. The responses from the 120 developers and 121 ITOps professionals we surveyed definitely highlight an apparent lack of alignment between the teams.
It’s an exciting day at Apcera! We’re very pleased to announce today that workplace staffing solutions provider, nextSource, has chosen Apcera as its partner in driving IT innovation and delivery.
Developers and ITOps are wired differently. Developers care about speed and agility while ITOps focuses on stability and security. In theory, these concepts aren’t mutually exclusive; however, in practice it’s a different story. The tension between these teams is well-documented, and it’s detrimental to the business to operate without alignment within the IT organization.
To create alignment, you first have to understand the root cause of the tension—and understand it from the perspective of developers and ITOps. And that’s what we did.
Greetings from the Cloud! Modern cloud platforms provide a solution for applications to run in geographically separated regions. The video below takes a look at how the Apcera Platform’s policy engine allows IT operations to control where applications run and how to isolate services such as a database to a geographic region.
In 2013’s highly publicized Target breach, hackers gained access to tens of millions of customer credit card records stored on a point-of-sale (POS) system network belonging to Target Corporation. In this case, as in other similar attacks, the hackers used an open “back door” to access customer data. Target, like any number of large companies, has many partners and suppliers with which it exchanges parts, pricing and related information every day via online data communications. One of Target’s vendors, an HVAC services supplier, unwittingly ended up being the back door the bad guys used.
Cloud computing is more accessible than ever before; however, it creates new and more advanced risks for all types of businesses. This fact alone is why so many successful businesses still use legacy architecture. It feels safe; they know it works (for now). It is hard to move all of your infrastructure, applications and data to something that demands new security practices, right? Especially when you don’t trust everything remains secure before, during and after the migration.
Editor’s Note: You may have heard of the acclaimed Apcerian, Martha Soto. She’s made her mark on all of us a thousand times over the past year. Martha is an expert in reviving the lost art of etiquette. She greets every employee or guest with a warm “good morning” or “good afternoon” and a smile. She always has fresh flowers on her desk. And, over the holidays, she motivated Team Apcera to be number one in toy donations.