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Iterate! It’s the only way forward!

As a former DevOps engineer, I love the popular graphic below, primarily because of how concisely it sums up the way DevOps has transformed our pace of innovation today. One of the key drivers of this innovation is the ability to iterate. The ‘now ancient’ waterfall model meant release...

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A CDN’s Evolving Role in the New DevOps Friendly World

In an ultra competitive world with abundant access to resources, pushing out one change every six months isn’t enough to keep up with the market. Companies today have streamlined deployment processes and capabilities in order to speed up deployments from yearly, to as often as possible. DevOps represents the category...

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Learning and Adapting to DevOps

I’m in a professional services role associated with content delivery, and as such, I’ve been a bit removed from actual development. You could say I’d lost touch with my coding background. However, over the last 6-8 months, I’ve been focusing on DevOps at Akamai, and swimming in the deep end of...

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Who’d Have Thunk It? Using Enterprise Application Access for DevOps!

Continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) of application code and configurations is at the heart of DevOps. This basically means a rapid cycle where code and configuration changes are developed, tested and released on the order of days (or hours), rather than weeks or months. In order for this to work though, an...

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A DevOps-friendly Maintenance Page

In my previous blog post How to deliver code with zero downtime, I presented a working solution on how to deliver new code without any interruption to the service. However, there are situations where it’s not possible to apply this pattern due to different reasons – for instance: A...

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Managing Your Configuration Through PAPI

Last year, I worked with a customer to support the transformation of their configuration, their application, and their procedures to be more streamlined and DevOps. As part of that, they had an initially vague, but interesting requirement – Improve the Release Process. What they meant was that the Akamai part...

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Integrating Akamai Into Your CI/CD Environment with Jenkins

We’re really excited about all the new functionality we’re creating for Akamai for DevOps, especially the CLI. One reason we’re so pumped about this is that it enables you to integrate your property management into an existing continuous integration or continuous deployment pipeline and help you adopt DevOps in your organization....

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Akamai Developer at Velocity, San Jose

We had a great time connecting with thousands of developers at Velocity, announcing our new Akamai for DevOps! Our incredible evangelists delivered amazing presentations and 1:1 demos, walking thru our brand new initiative, empowering developers to integrate Akamai into their workflows and streamline how they manage their configuration. In...

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Road to DevOps: Installing Git Server

Most people in DevOps won’t set up their own instance of Git. With so many enterprise products on the market today, many of which integrate easily with workflow tools, the roll-your-own approach is becoming rare. However, there are usecases where installing your own Git server is useful, or even necessary. It’s...

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Deliver Code with Zero Downtime

Software delivery has changed significantly over last ten or so years. These days, software needs to be delivered frequently, without service interruption, with zero downtime and no impact on end users. Mike Kevis illustrated this process very nicely in his article on the evolution of software engineering practices over a...

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