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Deployment Tool Update: Cascade 2.6 Released

Wow, what a quarter!  As the product architect for Cascade over the past six years, I can easily say that this latest release is the one that I’m the most proud of.  Cascade, our workflow automation and deployment tool, now incorporates new features and enhancements that make it faster and easier for DevOps teams to manage their applications.

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BlackMesh announces new partnership with Lando

As our customers’ development needs rapidly progress, the BlackMesh team believes it is critical to invest in the tools developers use to advance scalability and deploy quicker. Today, we announced the beginning of a new partnership with Lando to help developers everywhere take advantage of the speed and scale of their applications. As our preferred local dev tool, Lando combines the flexibility, ease of use, and automation for all workflows in a single dev tool. The Lando team has demonstrated a strong commitment to user success by continuing to innovate their toolset.

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Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Atlassian’s Public Cloud

Earlier this year, Atlassian stopped selling new licenses for its on-prem server products, also ceasing upgrades and downgrades, new feature development and support for these licenses. For organizations with existing Atlassian on-prem server licenses, the announcement means an eventual migration from Atlassian’s on-prem servers to Atlassian’s public cloud by February 2024 (data centers will still receive support and new features for those not ready for cloud). 

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For Federal Agencies, Website or Application Hosting Has a Different Regulatory Rulebook as New Laws Go Into Effect

Building fast, reliable, secure and accessible websites and online services is a top priority for the government today. Agencies have been porting more citizen services online for several years, but COVID-19 has shifted what was once seen as long-term “nice-to-have” projects into necessities.

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Measure IT Success With These KPIs

IT departments are responsible for many facets of a business that extend far beyond server rooms: from opening and closing support tickets to implementing comprehensive digital transformation initiatives. But how can businesses ensure that their IT service department’s work is aligned with larger business objectives?  “It’s important for teams to regularly measure success against a Service Level Agreement, which includes key metrics like abandonment rate, response time, and overall customer satisfaction.”

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Self-Managed Technology Stack for Drupal: Is this DrupalOps?

So, you use Drupal, but you're not hosting on a dedicated Drupal platform. You’re either managing your own infrastructure or you’re running Drupal on the public cloud. What do you call what you're doing? No seriously! How would you describe what you do? And I’m not talking about contributing to the Drupal codebase or related modules. How do you describe the management of your technology stack and CI/CD pipeline?

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How Higher Education Can Create Cost Efficiency Through Managed Services

One year since the pandemic began, colleges and universities still face uncertainty around when students will fully return to in-person learning. In the United States, only 35 percent of students have returned to schools for in-person learning full-time. The majority of students continue to attend virtual school, or some mix of remote and in-person classes. And even as vaccine distribution ramps up and provides a glimmer of hope for a return to in-person learning, remote learning will remain a required service in the days, months and perhaps even years to come.

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Build Delightful—and Reliable—Digital Experiences with BlackMesh

Delightful digital experiences are an important differentiator for companies today. According to a 2019 report by Ekata, 92% of customers expect a fast, frictionless experience that’s also trustworthy and secure when digitally interacting with a brand. To achieve the experience customers crave, organizations are tapping into open source content management systems (like Drupal, Magento and WordPress) for flexibility and customization.