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Solving for the “Islands of Jenkins”

Solving for the “Islands of Jenkins”

In October 2022, I wrote a blog post entitled “Scaling Jenkins for the Enterprise”.  Within it, I described the “Islands of Jenkins” problem organizations face. Essentially, this problem stems from companies using an open-source Jenkins installation for each team, but...

Infrastructure as Code with Terraform

Infrastructure as Code with Terraform

Before we begin to talk in detail about this topic, we should clarify some definitions first.  The first term comes from the DevOps movement where IT Operations staff use the concept of revision history/version control by using the concept of infrastructure as code. ...

Latest Atlassian Product News from Q4 2022

Latest Atlassian Product News from Q4 2022

As we do every quarter, SPK’s team reviews the latest Atlassian product updates.  In this blog post, we’ll cover announcements that happened between September 2022 and December 2022.  As you probably know, Atlassian updates their Cloud and on-premise products on a...

2022 Technology Year in Review

2022 Technology Year in Review

In the past 3 years, our world has definitely changed.  This year was no exception.  From the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic to the great resignation, businesses have had to adapt to changing government regulations, employee needs, and methods of doing business. ...

Enabling DevOps with Bitbucket Pipelines

Enabling DevOps with Bitbucket Pipelines

We’re familiar with how computing has evolved throughout the years. On-premises servers have shifted to the cloud. And, cloud providers now offer a higher level of services and applications. Additionally, software build processes also experienced a similar evolution....

Jira Cloud vs Azure DevOps Cost: Are You Paying Too Much?

Jira Cloud vs Azure DevOps Cost: Are You Paying Too Much?

Choosing the right issue and feature tracking tools to manage your software development lifecycle is important. It can be the difference between speed to market, budget savings and even boosting DevOps team morale. Whilst there are plenty of tools in the market, in...

What Is Atlassian?

What Is Atlassian?

Distributed workforces are commonplace in today’s manufacturing and IT worlds. More and more colleagues work remotely. Additionally, we use more data to drive decisions as the market competition increases. Alongside this, our businesses are expected to meet...

What Is Azure Cloud Computing?

What Is Azure Cloud Computing?

Considering moving to the cloud? Find yourself wondering “What is Azure?” or “How can Azure help SMBs grow?”. Well, the search is over. In this blog, we’re making it as easy as possible for you to discover everything you need to know about Azure. Let’s get you on the...

Value Stream Management and DevOps – Get Products to Market Faster

Value Stream Management and DevOps – Get Products to Market Faster

According to a definition from Forbes in 2019, Value Stream Management (VSM) is a lean business practice. It helps determine the value of software development and delivery efforts and resources. Additionally, it also helps to improve the flow of value to the...

Total Economic Impact for Atlassian Open DevOps

Total Economic Impact for Atlassian Open DevOps

Forrester's Total Economic Impact Study found that Atlassian Open DevOps could net your organization a potential ROI of 358%. Discover an overview of this Forrester research paper below and download your free copy. Forrester Research Into Atlassian Open DevOps Agile...

Jenkins Accelerates Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Jenkins Accelerates Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Looking to accelerate your continuous delivery pipeline? We have the answer. In this white paper, sponsored by CloudBees, you'll get an introduction and step-by-step guide on how to use Jenkins Pipeline.  Jenkins And The Continuous Delivery Pipeline Jenkins Pipeline...

Azure And AWS Cost Optimization 2022

Azure And AWS Cost Optimization 2022

This rate of cloud adoption comes with benefits and challenges. The cloud brings agility, scalability and efficiency to people worldwide. However, a bit of creative thinking is needed to allow for AWS (Amazon Web Services) cost optimization.  Why? Because businesses...