Tuesday, November 21, 2017

10 Steps to Cloud Happiness: Step 7 - Retail Web Shop

10 steps cloud happiness
Step 7 - Retail Web Shop
Every journey starts at the beginning and this journey's no exception, a journey of 10 steps to cloud happiness

As previously presented in the introduction, it's possible to find cloud happiness through a journey focused on the storyline of digital transformation and the need to deliver applications in to a cloud service.

Application delivery and all it's moving parts such as containers, cloud, platform as a service (PaaS) and a digital journey requires some planning to get started. There's nothing like hands-on steps to quickly leverage real experiences as you prepare.

Previously we covered how to get a cloud, the use of a service catalog, how to add cloud operations functionality, centralizing business logic, process improvement, and the human aspect, so what's next?

Thursday, November 16, 2017

AppDev in the Cloud with Baggage Delivery Solutions

appdev in cloud
Back in March 2015 the JBoss BPM Baggage Delivery application demo project was launched based on work by a North American Solution Architect, Jason Milliron at Red Hat.

It consisted of a local installation and demo instructions to run this on your own local machine.

After languishing for over two years now, in dire need of updating, it's been brought forward in to the age of cloud, containers, and modernized application delivery.

The local installation remains an option, but now it's enhanced with an installation on a private cloud on your laptop with the OpenShift Container Platform so why not push this baggage delivery example in to the clouds?

What's been done to bring this application up to date:
  1. Updated existing JBoss Demo Central Baggage Delivery project.
  2. Create the AppDev in the Cloud project providing Baggage Delivery application delivered in a container on OpenShift Container Platform.
  3. Added link to Red Hat Demo Central for container deployment, listed as option two.
Let's take a closer look at how to get started with AppDev in the Cloud and the Baggage Delivery project.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Windows Hyper-V OpenShift Container Platform Install in Minutes

windows hyper-v openshift container platform
Install OpenShift Container Platform on Hyper-V
Since the release of the OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) it has been my desire to provide a simple, fully configured and easy to use installation.

This installation needs to have the Red Hat Middleware product streams installed (pre-configured container options) and all the extras like source to image and .Net Core containers.

For some time there's been easy to use installations for Unix platforms like Linux, osX and a generic Windows installation. During workshops where attendees would arrive using various versions and configurations of Windows, each requiring it's own tweaks to install using Virtualbox.

While Linux has the ability install using the native virtual environment under KVM, Windows has been lagging behind with our support of Hyper-V.

No more.

Thanks to a community member of our project, today you can install on Windows using Hyper-V as your virtual machine provider.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

10 Steps to Cloud Happiness: Step 6 - Human Aspect

10 steps cloud happiness
Step 6 - Human aspect
Every journey starts at the beginning and this journey's no exception, a journey of 10 steps to cloud happiness

As previously presented in the introduction, it's possible to find cloud happiness through a journey focused on the storyline of digital transformation and the need to deliver applications in to a cloud service.

Application delivery and all it's moving parts such as containers, cloud, platform as a service (PaaS) and a digital journey requires some planning to get started. There's nothing like hands-on steps to quickly leverage real experiences as you prepare.

Previously we covered how to get a cloud, the use of a service catalog, how to add cloud operations functionality, centralizing business logic, and process improvement, so what's next?

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

10 Steps to Cloud Happiness: Step 5 - Real Process Improvement

10 steps
Step 5 - Winning with process improvement.
Every journey starts at the beginning and this journey's no exception, a journey of 10 steps to cloud happiness

As previously presented in the introduction, it's possible to find cloud happiness through a journey focused on the storyline of digital transformation and the need to deliver applications in to a cloud service.

Application delivery and all it's moving parts such as containers, cloud, platform as a service (PaaS) and a digital journey requires some planning to get started. There's nothing like hands-on steps to quickly leverage real experiences as you prepare.

Previously we covered how to get a cloud, the use of a service catalog, how to add cloud operations functionality, and centralizing business logic so what's next?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

10 Steps to Cloud Happiness: Step 4 - Centralize Business Logic

10 steps cloud happiness
Step 4 - Centralize Business Logic
Every journey starts at the beginning and this journey's no exception.

As previously presented in the introduction to this series of articles, you'll be taken through the 10 steps to your cloud happiness.

This journey focuses on the storyline that you're interested due to the push towards a digital transformation and the need to deliver applications in to a cloud service.

This focus on application delivery and all the new moving parts, like containers, cloud, platform as a service (PaaS) and digital journeys might leave you searching for that simple plan to get started. There is nothing like getting hands-on to quickly leverage the experience you've acquired over the years, so let's dive right in.

Previously, you were shown how to get a cloud, the use of a service catalog, and how to add cloud operations functionality, so what's next?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

10 Steps to Cloud Happiness: Step 3 - Adding Cloud Operations

10 steps cloud happiness
Step 3 - Adding Cloud Operations
Every journey starts at the beginning and this journey's no exception.

As previously presented in the introduction to this series of articles, you'll be taken through the 10 steps to your cloud happiness.

This journey focuses on the storyline that you're interested due to the push towards a digital transformation and the need to deliver applications in to a cloud service.

This focus on application delivery and all the new moving parts, like containers, cloud, platform as a service (PaaS) and digital journeys might leave you searching for that simple plan to get started. There is nothing like getting hands-on to quickly leverage the experience you've acquired over the years, so let's dive right in.

Previously you were shown how to get a cloud and the use of a service catalog, so what's next?

Thursday, October 12, 2017

10 Steps to Cloud Happiness: Step 2 - Use a Service Catalog

10 steps cloud happiness
Step 2 - Use a Service Catalog
Every journey starts at the beginning and this journey's no exception.

As previously presented in the introduction to this series of articles, you'll be taken through the 10 steps to your cloud happiness.

This journey focuses on the storyline that you're interested due to the push towards a digital transformation and the need to deliver applications in to a cloud service.

This focus on application delivery and all the new moving parts, like containers, cloud, platform as a service (PaaS) and digital journeys might leave you searching for that simple plan to get started. There is nothing like getting hands-on to quickly leverage the experience you've acquired over the years, so let's dive right in.

Previously you were shown how to get a cloud, so what's next?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

10 Steps to Cloud Happiness: Step 1 - Get a Cloud

10 steps cloud happiness
Step 1 - Get a Cloud
Every journey starts at the beginning and this journey's no exception. It's 10 steps to cloud happiness and you need to start with the first step.

As previously presented in the introduction to this series of articles, you'll be taken through the 10 steps to your cloud happiness.

The storyline around a push towards digital transformation and the need to deliver applications in to a cloud service is why a private cloud become essential tool for delivering applications.

Delivering applications and working with all the new moving parts, like containers, cloud, platform as a service (PaaS) and digital journeys means a plan's needed to get started. Getting hands-on is the best way to quickly gain experience, so let's dive right in.

The first thing needed is a cloud, but not just some service online that' not hands-on. Running a cloud on premise means leveraging it as a test platform for application delivery while working right on your very own laptop.

Friday, October 6, 2017

OpenSlava 2017 slides: 10 steps to AppDev in the Cloud happiness

openslava 2017
As mentioned previously, I was at OpenSlava 2017 this week presenting a keynote, a lightning talk and a breakout session.

OpenSlava is organized by Accenture and brings together speakers on emerging technologies and open source, kicking off October 5-6 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Below you will find the slides from my breakout session.