Adressing nine resilience challenges

Lidwina Duijvestijn


Many enterprises are adopting Agile methods and DevOps enthusiastically, to be able to implement business change more reliably and more quickly. DevOps can support build, deployment, test and operation and the degree to which DevOps benefits an organisation depends on how well it supports these areas. But with DevOps come high expectations and challenges. In this contribution we will review the resilience themes and address the nine resilience challenges that were identified in the AoT initiative.

The session will point to ways how to overcome the challenges.
The challenges are naturally grouped into three main areas: Culture and Governance, IT Environment and Workload as well as new or variations in Architecture. The contribution will expand on these challenges and discuss why they occur. It will bring in experience from large-scale engagements and recommend what can be done to mitigate or address the challenges. Best practice and useful strategies will be presented.

We will show how three important resilience themes modelling, testing and monitoring can be addressed in agile and DevOps environments and how they can be used jointly to improve the resilience of the solution.

Learning objectives / expected outcomes
At the end of this session attendees will have increased awareness of the resilience challenges in / as a result of modern compute paradigms and ways of working and have participated in a discussion to establish a point of view. We will refresh attendees' memory of the resilience themes and discuss how to implement these in today's world


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Ms. Duijvestijn is an executive IT Architect and Performance Engineer within IBM GBS BeNeLux. She is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology leadership team and leads the WorldWide Performance and Availability community. She led a large number of engagements with customers in the area of design for performance, performance testing and performance troubleshooting. She has been teaching the IBM Universal Method Framework classes for operational modelling (infrastructure design) and architecting for performance for over a decade, both in the region BeNeLux and abroad and was a speaker at several IBM internal and external conferences about subjects related to IT architecture and performance.

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