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If you are considering adopting or migrating to the Atlassian Cloud, this event is for you. Herzum’s team of experts will introduce the pro and cons of adopting the Atlassian Cloud and compare it to the other Atlassian deployments – including hybrid cloud adoption. We will discuss how to succeed with the adoption in the short/long term and how to migrate from other platforms, or from Atlassian on-prem solutions.


The agenda includes:

  • Key features of the Atlassian Cloud.
  • Key considerations when evaluating the Atlassian or Hybrid cloud adoption.
  • Blended cloud alternatives, including AWS and Azure.
  • Success stories and case studies.
  • Lessons learned from Herzum’s migration experience.
  • Discounts and incentive programs for Cloud adoptions.

After the presentation, join the reception and networking event and continue the discussion with our experts over complimentary food and drinks. There is no charge for this event. 

November 12, 2019, in the Press Room of the University of Calabria, Herzum presented the DeFacto: a digital ecosystem for a software factory of the future project .

The DeFacto project was conceived in the face of the obvious difficulties that companies have in the digital transformation process , i.e. in the adoption of agile practices and DevOps, and in the face of the transformation of the offer from monolithic applications to cloud-native applications, based on micro-service architectures.

Leaving aside the cultural aspects, the main barriers that hinder this transformation are represented by:

  1. lack of technical and methodological skills
  2. increase in infrastructure complexity and application portfolio
  3. discrepancy between the agility and high speed of DevOps and the need for governance
  4. lack of holism and visibility in factory processes

DeFacto is a research and development project co-financed by the Calabria Region within the POR CALABRIA FESR-FSE 2014-2020, AXIS I - Promotion of Research and Innovation, Specific Objective 1.2 "Strengthening the regional innovative system and National ", Action 1.2.2" Support for the realization of complex projects of research and development activities on a few important thematic areas and the application of technological solutions functional to the implementation of S3 strategies ".

Herzum , as Software Factory, and the Department of Computer Engineering, Modeling, Electronics and Systems Engineering , as a research center of the University of Calabria, with the implementation of this project, have implemented an innovative solution for the effective and safe application of practices Agile and DevSecOps in the management of the life cycle of software components.

The objectives of the DeFacto project

The objectives of the project were:

  • define a Digital Ecosystem for a "FACTOry of the Future" software
  • create a prototype of Defacto's intelligent services technology platform;
  • make the industrial production line and the life cycle of the software components more effective, intelligent and competitive
  • to design models and methods of mathematical optimization for the allocation of resources in the digital ecosystem
  • improve Herzum's competitiveness in the digital transformation services sector
  • make DeFacto operational in the IoT field, creating a software prototype closely integrated into the digital ecosystem.

The technology used to develop DeFacto

A series of practices covering different methodologies were introduced and integrated within the project: agile , Scrum , SAFe , continuous integration and delivery, DevSecOps , Immutable Infrastructure , XasCode , event based microservice architectures , chaos engineering and many others.

This knowledge is channeled into the development of DeFacto.

The advantages of DeFacto for companies

In the development of a software service, a great deal of work has always been required to take care of aspects, yes necessary for the operation of this application, but not strictly related to the features offered to customers.

The main business benefits , both economic and organizational , derived from the adoption of DeFacto, are:

  1. Ability to distribute the entire factory in a new or existing Kubernetes cluster, independent of the cloud provider.

Governance of the software factory through standard models and highly customizable holistic processes to support:

  1. Creation of software and infrastructure resources
  2. Generation of build, bake and deploy pipelines standards
  3. Full traceability and audit
  4. Optimization of the flow of value and reduction of the average deployment time
  5. Full visibility of WIP
  6. Reduction of delivery steps thanks to a shift-left approach and process automation
  7. Transfer of application needs from the development domain to the infrastructure level
  8. Distributed communication policies (Circuit breaks, retries, fault injections) Logging, Monitoring, Alerting, Distributed Tracing, Fault Tolerance
  9. Workload orchestration
  10. Ability to easily integrate third-party technologies
  11. Reduction of risks associated with cofiguration drift thanks to an immutable infrastructure and an XaC (Everything as Code) approach
  12. Removal of barriers of use thanks to a Smart Factory Assistant that allows you to carry out the main operations simply by speaking to the Software Factory
  13. Sizing a Kubernetes cluster minimizing the overall cost of the infrastructure thanks to the optimization component developed by DIMES.