Mar 15 2017

How Software Vendors are Responding to Cloud-first Strategies

Crystal Bedell

There are benefits companies can get in the cloud that they can’t get with on-premises software. These benefits are driving more companies to adopt a cloud-first strategy and, in turn, software vendors are following suit. Nearly 50% of companies surveyed for North Bridge’s sixth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey have a cloud-first or clou …

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Feb 28 2017

IDC Cloud Computing Forecast Should Be a Wake-up Call for Software Companies

Crystal Bedell

Many companies continue to have concerns about moving their software products to the cloud. We understand. Transitioning to a SaaS business model is a big change that’s not without risk. But if you’re holding out because you think cloud is a passing fad or that your customers will continue to buy from you regardless of […] …

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Feb 20 2017

Meet Our RBN Team – Ryan T.

Amy Begin

What do you do here at RBN? I am a Cloud Solutions Engineer. I work closely with clients through operational concerns during migrations to the cloud and AWS or greenfield cloud-ready development. Frequently, I find myself examining applications for suitability for autoscaling, helping decompose existing applications from a monolithic design to micr …

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Oct 11 2016

The RightBrain Team Heads to Detroit for DevOpsDays

Crystal Bedell

It’s finally here! Tomorrow we’re headed to Detroit for DevOpsDays. Not only are we proud to be a Gold Sponsor, but two of our software engineers are presenting. In his presentation Beginner’s Guide to Data Analytics, Senior Software Engineer David Barnett will share his adventures in data analysis with Amazon Web Services (AWS). His talk, [& …

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Sep 13 2016

Preview: This One Weird Trick Can Save a Failing Project

Crystal Bedell

It’s no secret that project failure is an albatross around IT’s neck. CIO reports that 50% of businesses had an IT project fail in the prior 12 months. With applications being key to business transformation, organizations can’t afford the risk of project failure. But how do you save a failing project? This Thursday RightBrain CTO […] …

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Aug 4 2016

Seven DevOps Tips for Managers in ‘Donkey’ IT Organizations

Crystal Bedell

There are three types of IT organizations, according to Michael Coté, director, technical marketing, Pivotal Software. Unicorns are the rare few that fly and perform magic. Then there are the horses, who have a lot of resources and will power to make things happen. But the majority of IT organizations are donkeys. Donkeys are charged […] …

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Jul 21 2016

Selling DevOps, Part 2: Match Communication Styles with DevOps Language

Jamie Taralunga

Selling DevOps to an IT organization requires determination and perseverance. In his presentation Five Love Languages of DevOps, Matt Stratton, Solutions Architect at Chef, posits that in order to effectively sell DevOps, you must communicate the element of DevOps that will appeal to each individual. In other words, you must speak “the proper Dev …

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Jul 14 2016

Selling DevOps, Part 1: Understand What You’re Selling

Jamie Taralunga

A successful DevOps shop works like a well-oiled machine. Everybody works together for the common good – to produce quality software. It’d be great if you could get to this state with the snap of your fingers but, obviously, it doesn’t work that way. In reality, the transition can be challenging – especially for those […] …

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Feb 3 2016

How to Find the People and Build a Culture for DevOps

Megan Green

Working in a DevOps environment can be exciting and satisfying for everyone involved. At RightBrain Networks, we totally get this. Our engineers find that the shared sense of responsibility, collaborative environment and fail-fast mentality foster creativity. On the business side, DevOps helps us improve the quality of our customer’s software pro …

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Jan 8 2016

5 Promising Developer Tips for Success in a DevOps World

Jason Brown

In the past, I’ve been a member of software companies with a more traditional culture. The kind of culture that has the so called “walled gardens” of development and operations, working completely separate – one team to build, the other to maintain – to provide useful software products for businesses and consumers. I&# …

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