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#splunkconf17 Preview: Splunk for DevOps? Absolutely!

DevOps continues to be a hot topic and trend, and at our 8th Annual Splunk Conference .conf2017 in Washington, D.C., it’s a part of our IT Operations track. These sessions, presented by our customers, technology partners and Splunkers, highlight successes, use cases, tools and techniques you can use to get started today, or move further in your DevOps journey. Come to these sessions and learn how you can use Splunk for DevOps!

Tuesday, September 26:

Automate All the Things! Moving Faster with Puppet and Splunk
(12:05 PM-12:50 PM)
Come hear Deepak Giridharagopal, CTO of Puppet, and Domnick Eger, Global DevOps Practitioner at Splunk, present the need for automation to deliver better software faster and how to manage automation with the new Splunk App for Puppet Enterprise.

Wednesday, September 27


If You Graph It, They Will See It: Identifying Root Issues from Product Testing to Production Crisis. (Splunk@Murex For Test and Development)
(11:00 AM-11:45 AM)
Learn from Robert Lynch, Splunk Global Manager and Performance Manager, how Murex before Splunk was tracking millions and millions of timings logs, and their problem displaying them quickly so they were usable for developers and testers with a basic PDF report with graphs with static mathematics. When they were able to dynamically graph this data with Splunk, the analysis became much quicker and easier.

Delivering Digital Services to Customers: A Real Example of DevOps Optimization Using Splunk
(1:10 PM-1:55 PM)
See Philippe Ensarguet, CTO of Orange Application for Business, describe the Orange ecosystem that was used to develop software for customers and the issues they were facing, explain some limitations and complexity of the open source world, and the tactical advantages that the Splunk platform brings to them in terms of visibility, agility and quality, allowing them to shift their business model.

Using Splunk for Development Productivity
(1:10 PM-1:55 PM)
Hear from Sumit Nagal, principal engineer in quality at Intuit, and Bill Houston and Eddie Shafaq, release engineers at Splunk, how Intuit and Splunk are using apps—like the Splunk App for Jenkins from Splunkbase—to identify areas of improvement in the build, test and release of software. See how Intuit improved build times from hours to minutes, how Splunk “builds Splunk with Splunk,” and how Splunk helps developers collaborate through tools such as Git, JIRA, Jenkins and Slack.

Shrinking the Elephant in the Room: Maximizing Logs’ Business Value with AWS
(2:15 PM-3:00 PM)
Learn from Yelp’s Chris Gordon, Software Engineer, and Zachary Musgrave, Lead Engineer, and AWS Solutions Architect Patrick Shumate how to maximize your ingested logs’ value in Splunk! This session demonstrates leveraging DevOps principles and AWS cloud products to reduce your cluster’s storage needs while still meeting your users’ data requirements.

Tracking Logs at Zillow with Lookups & JIRA
(3:30 PM-4:15 PM)
See how Zillow Group’s Seth Thomas, Director of Site Operations, and Zillow System Engineer, Jon Wentworth, learned how to sort its service log messages and map them to bug tracking tickets using a simple combination of lookups and other native utilities in Splunk, plus an add-on for accessing Jira via REST API.

What is Your DevOps Team Actually Doing?
(4:35 PM-5:20 PM)
DevOps solutions are tying together increasingly complex tools and solutions that can be hard to manage and monitor. To check on the health of your processes you need to be dialed in to your source code, artifact management, continuous integration, delivery and deployment, static code analysis, security analysis, monitoring health, infrastructure, and test automation, just to name a few. Come see from Brandon Cipes, VP of DevOps at cPrime, and Stephen Henderson, Developer Advocate at Atlassian, how to aggregate your view of the DevOps world in practice.

Thursday, September 28

Splunk for DevOps? Absolutely! Using Splunk Across Docker, Bitbucket, Jenkins, Boomerang & Splunk-JS
(10:30 AM-11:15 AM)
Come see how Splunk software can be used across DevOps tool chains, APM tools, end user monitoring and real-time business analytics. You’ll see how Splunk can be used to monitor code commits, software builds, test results, end-user experience and the capture of real-time business metrics directly from your end users. Which developers commit the most code? Which develops commit the highest QUALITY code? How many containers are we running? Who are our best customers? Which products are the best sellers? Come see how you can answer questions like these and more with Splunk software.

Deriving Value in Agile Sprints with Real-Time DevOps Analytics
(11:35 AM-12:20 PM)
Attend this session to learn how Accenture helped a large U.S.-based cable operator use DevOps analytics capability to enable real-time feedback across the entire delivery lifecycle, providing actionable insight into development velocity, stability and performance. You will learn how an agile IT organization can not only reduce costs but also improve its business impact using advanced DevOps capabilities like e2e visualizations, integrated tracking and alerting, and automation and machine learning.

Bridging the Gap Between DevOps, Agile and ITIL
(1:20 PM-2:05 PM)
Come see how Optus developed a framework that encompassed the best guidance available to create a model that represented the intersection of new and existing practices and tooling. This framework was then used to develop an integrated tool chain that spanned CI/CD/CT/CM, which brings together the traditional ITIL world with DevOps in a blended model of governance and control that enables innovation and agility.

With so many sessions across DevOps and other topics, the only problem is deciding which sessions to attend! But whichever you choose, you’ll be able to enjoy the others after returning home as they will be recorded for playback later.

See you in Washington, D.C.!

Tom

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Tom Chavez
Posted by Tom Chavez

Tom Chavez has more than twenty years of experience as a manager and product manager in developer software. Today Tom works in product marketing at Splunk, the leader in Operational Intelligence. He has worked across the Silicon Valley at industry leaders including Apple, Sun, PalmSource, and Intuit delivering tools for Mac, Java, PalmOS, Linux and Android development and testing. Tom holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UCBerkeley.

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