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DevOps Unbound is an award-winning biweekly video/podcast series with a companion monthly roundtable. DevOps Unbound focuses on DevOps, automation, CI/CD, and testing, featuring leaders in these areas as we explore the challenges and issues that software delivery and IT teams face every day. How do we go faster, smarter, with better quality? DevOps Unbound!

DevOps Unbound: Bi-Weekly Series

EP 19 - How AI/ML are Used in DevOps Today

In episode 19 - Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) help improve the performance of DevOps teams by automating repetitive tasks and eliminating inefficiencies across the SDLC. By using AI, teams can test, code and check software faster and more efficiently. Join this panel of experts to learn how AI and ML are transforming DevOps and discover new uses of AI and ML they anticipate for 2021 and beyond.

EP 18 - Does Standardization Disrupt Innovation?

In episode 18 - DevOps is about creating better software faster, empowering development and operations teams and delivering value to customers. However, there really isn’t a standard approach to DevOps. Should we standardize DevOps to introduce automation, avoid confusion and speed up the process? Will standardizing DevOps foster or disrupt innovation? In this episode, hosts Alan Shimel and Mitch Ashley are joined by Jayne Groll from DevOps Institute, Paul Bruce from Tricentis and Sarah Baker from Airbnb to discuss the pros and cons, challenges and possible solutions to standardizing DevOps.

EP 17 - Lies, Damn Lies and Metrics

In episode 17 - Hosts Alan Shimel and Mitch Ashley are joined by Helen Beal of DevOps Institute, Viktoria Praschl of Tricentis, Frank Ohlhorst, principal analyst at Accelerated Strategies Group and Alex Hidalgo of Nobl9 to discuss how to use DevOps metrics effectively in order to improve delivery performance and help teams become high-performing with a culture of continuous improvement.

EP 16 - How DevOps has Changed Testing Forever

In episode 16 - DevOps has changed the game in almost every aspect of testing: who, what, when, where, and even why. What's working, what needs to change immediately, and what challenges—and opportunities—lie ahead?

EP 15 - Why Testing is so Frustrating

In episode 15 - We discuss why testing is considered the most frustrating bottleneck for developers and engineers. They will explain the benefits of testing early on in the SDLC and how to accelerate the feedback cycle with automated and continuous testing.

EP 14 - What Have We Learned?

In episode 14 - It’s time to pause and ask ourselves, what did we learn from all of this disruption and change in 2020-2021? What lessons can we carry forward with us? How do those experiences inform us of how to prepare for what might come in 2021 and beyond?

EP 13 - Observability and Performance Testing

In episode 13 - We discuss how to effectively test the performance of your applications and how bringing observability into testing environments helps DevOps teams identify and resolve issues early in the SDLC.

EP 12 - DevOps Unicorns

In episode 12 - We discuss the kinds of things you need to look at when choosing a DevOps vendor and the criteria people usually use to base their decisions. How do you choose a vendor that is a good fit for your organization? How do you know if you made the right choice?

EP 11 - Unburdening Developers

In episode 11 - Every app development need seems to ultimately land on developers. Build in security. Shift left testing. Provide users cooler, more customized experiences at cloud speed and scale. And do it all faster, of course.

EP 10 - Observability & Continuous Improvement

In episode 10 - Observability at enterprise scale brings with it additional Application Lifecycle Management requirements. Success requires knowing which changes result in improvements and which don’t produce the positive results, and how that information must make it back to the DevOps teams through feedback loops.

EP 9 - The Road to GitOps

In episode 9 - Managing infrastructure as code through GitOps can be a game changer for organizations. But when is a GitOps approach best used or not a fit? We'll discuss these questions and where the future of GitOps and where its use is heading in 2021.

EP 8 - Testing Is Not a Monolith

In episode 8, as contemporary software architectures and rapid delivery methods change the way we create software, so too must testing strategies, technologies and approaches change.

EP 7 - Accessibility and Usability

In episode 7, we discuss strategies for incorporating accessibility and usability into DevOps and software creation processes.

EP 6 - How to Lead a DevOps Transformation

In episode 6, we discuss DevOps at the C level. Great discussion on how to lead a DevOps transformation.

EP 5 - Outsourcing DevOps, Oxymoron or Truth

"Outsourcing DevOps, Oxymoron or Truth": Ming Gong of UST Global, Chris Rolls of TTC, Robina Laughlin of Guardian Life and Mitch Ashley of ASG lead the panel.

EP 4 - DevOps and the Mainframe

In the fourth episode, Gerta Sheganaku of Tricentis, Rosalind Radcliffe of IBM and Sam Knutson of Compuware join Mitch Ashley for an interview on app modernization, DevOps and the mainframe.

EP 3 - Open Source and DevOps

In this episode, Kevin Dunne, SVP of strategic initiatives at Tricentis, Tracy Miranda, executive director at CDF, and Alon Girmonsky, CEO and co-founder at UP9, discuss open source and DevOps.

EP 2 - DevSecOps and AppSec

In this episode, Mitchell Ashley and Alan Shimel are joined by Caroline Wong, CSO at Cobalt.io CSO, Andrew Van Der Stock, executive director at OWASP, and Dr. Grigori Melnik, CPO at Tricentis, to discuss DevSecOps and AppSec.

EP 1 - A Brief History of Testing

This inaugural episode of DevOps Unbound series covers a brief history of testing and how it plays into DevOps today.

DevOps Unbound: Monthly Roundtable

The Future of Cloud Testing

Roundtable 10: Cloud-native application development has helped organizations stay ahead by delivering faster time to market. The growth in cloud computing has also presented new testing challenges - traditional testing isn't enough to address security holistically for cloud-native apps.

Digital Transformation - Escaping the Event Horizon

Roundtable 9: Those who survive, and even thrive, during disruption successfully escape the event horizon, creating innovative new business, product and operational models. They also leverage and harness technology in new and innovative ways through digital transformation. Not escaping the event horizon leaves companies who languish in survival mode, or worse.

The Human Side of DevOps - Upskilling for the Digital Transformation

Roundtable 8: DevOps is all about people, process and tools. People, or humans, are critical to DevOps success. Just as we invest in tools and build processes, software leaders recognize it is vital to invest in DevOps skills for their people and software teams.

Is GitOps Replacing DevOps?

Roundtable 7: Much of what we think of as DevOps is happening now within GitOps. Is GitOps the next stepping stone from DevOps? Will organizations go directly to GitOps? What does this mean for organizations working to implement CI/CD?

Avoiding SolarWinds-Like Threats: The Impact Across DevOps Teams

Roundtable 6: The SolarWinds and FireEye compromise demonstrated the devastating effectiveness of a supply chain cybersecurity attack. How should CISOs, cybersecurity organizations and application delivery professionals prepare? Will suppliers be required to disclose or validate supply chain security measures?

Day 2 DevOps

Roundtable 5: Most enterprises are either contemplating or have already begun their DevOps adoption/digital transformation, but once started, the next logical question is “What’s next?" Welcome to Day 2 DevOps, now...what’s next?

The Reality of Testing in DevOps

Roundtable 4: Our panel discusses the true current state of the art for testing and test automation when utilizing DevOps. The discussion will include addressing questions such as; What is the state of art? Is that achievable by most organizations? Are we getting all from testing in DevOps we could be getting? What can we do to make that state of the art achievable by more organizations?

Defeating DevOps Demons and Haunted Systems

Roundtable 3: Anyone who’s frightened by the ghouls, goblins and demons of Halloween has obviously never been in the depths of a DevOps initiative. Even the most successful projects can’t escape the scares that inevitably arise when you transform culture, processes and technologies. But fear not, DevOps Unbound to the rescue! Our experts will help you root out the DevOps demons lurking beneath enterprise DevOps adoptions.

Fitting SAP into a DevOps world

Roundtable 2: SAP and DevOps were born of distinctly different worlds, but those two worlds have now collided. The SAP core, an organization’s SAP customizations, and all the connected applications are growing inextricably intertwined as SAP plays a larger role in digital transformation. What’s needed to make SAP a successful—and integral—part of the DevOps culture and CI/CD pipelines? That’s the challenge our panel of experts will tackle in this roundtable. Join us—with your own questions and concerns—as we explore issues such as:

DevEverythingOps: Tackling the Top Challenges Together

Roundtable 1: We won’t bore you with all the reasons DevOps requires alignment across business, development, testing, security, and of course operations. That’s established. But the real question is how to coordinate all these elements at the enterprise level—beyond the high-performing DevOps native teams and across the ones with vastly different cultures, application stacks, and compliance requirements. Join us in this first DevOps Unbound Roundtable to learn hear from the leaders across all aspects of BizDevTestSecOps.