The Relationship Between The Cloud And DevOps

Source – forbes.com Most companies understand that if they want to increase their competitiveness in today’s swiftly changing world, they can’t ignore digital transformation. DevOps and cloud computing are oft-touted as vital ways companies can achieve this needed transformation, though the relationship between the two is often confusing, as DevOps is about process and process improvement whereas cloud computing is about technology and services. Not mutually exclusive, it’s important to understand how the cloud and DevOps work together to help businesses

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The top three approaches for improving cloud migration and security

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net For many enterprises, migrating towards a cloud delivered approach for IT systems is an attractive proposition. Cost efficiency and business agility are big drivers for CIOs to make the move.  Most modern companies have either started migrating toward a public cloud or they are in the early planning and analysis phases of doing so. At the same time, making the jump from on-site infrastructure to cloud-hosted platforms is not free of challenges such as, regulations, data governance, billing

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Demand for cloud computing skills continues to outpace supply

Source – searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com As enterprises continue to adopt cloud technology, the looming IT skills gap, particularly around public cloud poses an ongoing challenge. “Many firms are having trouble finding qualified individuals for their cloud projects,” said James Stanger, senior director, product development, for CompTIA. While demand for IT pros with generic cloud computing skills continues to be high, those with specific experience in public cloud and open source platforms, such as Cloud Foundry, are especially coveted. Cloud continues to drive IT hiring At

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DevOps requires dumping old IT leadership ideas

Source – enterprisersproject.com Some IT leaders see DevOps and agile practices simply as a way to run their software projects. If you look at DevOps in this narrow way, you miss the deep implications for the way IT should be managed and led. Make no mistake: DevOps represents a different way of thinking about IT – and requires a different leadership model. As noted in my new book A Seat at the Table: IT Leadership in the Age of Agility, four big concerns of the CIO—governance, risk

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Improved application performance management tools help simplify DevOps

Source – theserverside.com Application performance management and continuous delivery are not usually terms that you hear used together. But they should be, because developing a strong application performance management tools startegy is essential for achieving and making the most of continuous delivery. Defining APM and continuous delivery To explain, let me first define what each of these terms means. Application performance management (APM) refers to the process of finding and resolving performance and reliability problemsin software. Application performance management tools perform functions such as monitoring applications, testing

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Using DevOps to Move Faster than Attackers

Source – darkreading.com DevOps could be security’s biggest boon for quickly mitigating the kinds of vulnerabilities that will be highlighted next week at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas. And in a departure from the show’s typical doom-and-gloom demos of scary attacks and exploits, one speaker is taking the podium to explain the practicalities of tuning application security practices to DevOps speeds so organizations can finally get the jump on zero-days and other hard problems in vulnerability management. The rundown will come from

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Hybrid Cloud Is The Future Of Cloud Hosting?

Source – hostreview.com Many organizations have accepted the cloud as the way forward to grow their business. Organizations who are already using private or public cloud solutions have started releasing the importance of having benefits of both worlds – hybrid cloud. With the hybrid solution, they not only save costs through pay-as-you-go pricing models (public cloud), but also they get higher security for mission-critical applications (private cloud). Cloud computing has evolved excessively in recent years, but the hybrid cloud is making

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98% of Companies Favor Integrating Security with DevOps

Source – darkreading.com An overwhelming majority of companies believe an integrated security and DevOps team makes sense, with 98% of survey respondents saying they are either planning to or have launched such an effort, according to a report released today by DigiCert. The survey, which queried 300 US companies with a third of the respondents coming from IT, DevOps, or IT security management, found that 49% of respondents have already completed their DevOps and security integration, while another 49% are working

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5 Ways to Think About Cloud Security

Source – csoonline.com Cloud computing promises significant costs savings and more streamlined management of mission-critical information technology, data processing and storage needs. But is it secure? Vibrant Credit Union (VCU), a Midwestern-based full service financial services credit union that offers both online services and storefront branches, continues to grow their footprint in the cloud. As their needs grow, so does their emphasis on security. Steve McAtee, Vibrant’s CIO, has been tasked with migrating securely to the cloud without inflating the credit

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Survey: DevOps a bright spot among public-sector uncertainty

Source – fcw.com Confidence in public sector IT may be on the decline, according to the 2017 Splunk Public Sector IT Operations Survey, and a greater reliance on DevOps could be key to navigating the way forward. The Ponemon Institute, in a Splunk-sponsored survey released July 19, polled 1,227 “IT decision makers and managers,” some 60 percent of whom work in federal agencies. The goal was to better identify both the barriers to success and the potential keys to a more positive future.

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