CloudBolt Software recently held a joint webinar with our partner World Wide Technology (WWT) to discuss how CloudBolt OneFuse helps customers simplify their complex integrations needs, and what WWT brings to the table to help organizations reach their DevOps goals.
During the webinar, Sid Smith, Principal Solution Architect at CloudBolt, walked through the benefits of the OneFuse Integration Platform. Later, Dain Landis and Dana Callear of WWT showed the audience how they can use OneFuse in their own hands-on labs and also provided their own view on DevOps enablement.
If you missed the live session, you can watch the replay here or embedded below. In the meantime, here are three big takeaways from the webinar for enterprises looking to improve their integrations:
Complex Environments Require Tribal Knowledge and Exhaustive Efforts
In many organizations, we at CloudBolt see duplication of integration efforts across different teams and tools in a non-standardized way. This leads to confusion, difficulty in the overall DevOps process, and resources getting over/underutilized in tedious efforts that could otherwise be fully automated.
“We get these pockets of automation and lack of standardization, and this is where OneFuse has some significant strengths that can really help organizations,” Smith says.
In addition, Smith discusses how complex environments require “tribal knowledge” which can include developers needing to be infrastructure experts and especially understand areas as disparate as networks, load balancers, firewalls, storage, virtualization and public cloud. This all comes at the expense of developers doing what they really should be doing: building the tools and innovations to drive business forward.
With OneFuse’s Centralized Policy Management, organizations can use the standards we’ve built, add individual use cases and business logic to build policies to simplify these integrations. We’re adding new integrations/modules for OneFuse, with the most recent ones being VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) 8, ServiceNow CMDB, and SolarWinds IPAM in our Spring Release.
Customers Can Try OneFuse in WWT’s ATC Labs
There’s now an easy way to give OneFuse a test drive. WWT has developed a couple hands-on labs so customers can see the codeless integration platform for themselves. The two labs that have been created centered are around Terraform and vRA 8.x. Just go here and search for OneFuse to pull up the labs.
“It’s a great opportunity and I encourage you to use those labs to actually see the tool in use,” Landis says.
We’ll have more info about OneFuse in the WWT Labs in an upcoming blog.
The Importance of People, Process, Collaboration and Communication in DevOps
It’s key to remember that technology isn’t the end-all, be-all when it comes to being successful in DevOps. There are people and process requirements around a successful DevOps strategy (such as DevOps technical alignment and strategy road-mapping among others) that cannot be acquired solely through buying technology.
“You can’t buy DevOps off a shelf,” Callear says. “You really have to focus on those people and process things from a competency perspective, upscale those teams, and then the technologies will fall in from there. And that’s really why a CloudBolt and a World Wide together makes the most sense.”
Check out the replay of the webinar below.