Thinking about Microservices? You need DevOps first

With the rise of new virtualization technologies using containers, people are starting to think more and more about using microservices in their organizations. It’s definitely a topic that has been getting a lot of attention. Many of the top technology companies have attributed some of their recent success to microservices. Some of these companies include Netflix, Amazon, […]

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Integrate Cloud Load Testing into Your Release Pipeline with VSTS

How fast does your website respond under typical user load? What would performance look like with a sudden 75% increase in traffic? Or 300%? Is the code you’re about to deploy going to improve or degrade performance of the website? What kind of difference will scaling out or up make to your website’s performance? If […]

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Team Services and Your Cross-platform Teams

As a DevOps consulting company, we are often asked by our customers to provide them with guidance about tools that will help them improve their software development process.  Since we are a Microsoft DevOps partner and experts in Team Services, those conversations typically go in the direction on how Team Service and Azure can be […]

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DevOps, Tesla, and The Machine That Makes The Machine

It was announced recently that Tesla surpassed Ford in market value. While some of that evaluation can be attributed to hype, that’s still real money that investors are pouring into a company that was born less than fifteen years ago. How did this startup surpass the value of a company with 100 years of growth and market […]

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Azure Traffic Manager Keeps Your Website Up When Your Datacenter Goes Down

Stories of widescale website outages caused by cloud datacenter failures have been in the news this past month. These outages have led many to lament cloud computing and ponder bringing services back in-house, as if running the websites on their own servers would somehow protect against having just one point of failure. These concerns are not related to […]

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Nebbia Technology joins Microsoft at The 360 on Innovative Applications in Atlanta

On Tuesday, March 20th, Nebbia Technology will join Microsoft at The 360 on Innovative Application in Atlanta.  This is part of a 12-city tour that will help customers get a 360 degree view of how you can architect and maintain applications with DevOps processes so that you can delight your customers and employees, provide an […]

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Computing is Fragile

The Fragility of Technology (And What We Can Do About It)

I loaded and reloaded, and yet the message stayed the same. 404, no access, can’t compute. Why wasn’t Trello working? I needed Trello. I use a program called Pomello to help track my productivity, and it won’t work without Trello. Like Pavlov’s dog, when I hear the clock winding noise as Pomello starts I get into […]

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App Insights Brittle App

What Should You Log to Application Insights? Everything!

One question that comes up time and again from our customers: What should I log to Application Insights? Application Insights gives you an extraordinary amount of information out-of-the-box with just a few lines of code added to your server and/or client codebase. Exception and dependency tracking, average page view time, long-running queries, performance metrics, request statistics, availability measures… the standard […]

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Managing your flexible Azure infrastructure with ARM Templates

DevOps enables organizations to shorten cycle times, foster collaboration, accelerate feedback loops, optimize resources, and more. To accomplish all of this, we work with organizations to make improvements across people, process, and tools. As part of our customer engagements, one of the items that we focus heavily on is the ability to manage infrastructure as […]

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Why You Should Automate Your Release Pipeline

Release Day used to mean weekends spent deploying the latest code, database changes, and website content. Release teams would huddle together in war rooms troubleshooting issues, deploying hotfixes, coordinating deployments, testing, fixing, and redeploying again and again. As the trend in development shifts toward more agile delivery and customers clamor for continuous deployment, this model […]

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