Automating Configuration Management for DevOps Test Environments

Source:- capgemini.com 1.Background The transformation of business to a customer-centric digital ecosystem, coupled with the advent of agile- and DevOps-based IT processes, has accelerated the adoption of cloud technology solutions. Migrating these legacy IT systems to the cloud has certain, obvious advantages. By supporting global development and decreasing product deployment time, organizations worldwide have been able to rollout product features faster and accelerate the time to market. From a QA perspective, testers be able to quickly verify the testing deliverables.

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10 Mistakes to Avoid While Implementing DevOps

Source:- tothenew.com DevOps is not merely a designation, practice, concept or philosophy, rather, it is a combination of all that emphasizes on the collaboration of both software developers and IT professionals. It is basically a culture wherein the DevOps acts as a bridge between the developers and administrators. It acts as a catalyst in automating the process of continuous delivery and continuous integration. This is why organizations are rapidly moving to adopt DevOps. Though there are a lot of good

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Bug fixes polish Docker container management

Source:- techtarget.com Just as into every life some rain must fall, into every software some bugs must creep — and Docker is no exception. Docker container management received some incremental, but important, improvements this month, with fixes to security and domain name system (DNS) bugs. The updates underscore why security in depth is critical in container environments. Docker responded in mid-January 2017 to a security vulnerability in runC, called CVE-2016-9962, which was reported earlier in the month. The vulnerability could

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Amazon launches Cloud Directory, purpose-built storage for hierarchical data

Source:- techrepublic.com Amazon’s new Cloud Directory product, announced Thursday, could bring additional flexibility and scalability to enterprise directories. The key value proposition of Cloud Directory is that it offers users the ability to create directories with hierarchies spanning multiple dimensions. According to an Amazon press release, more traditional directory tools like Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS), and LDAP-based directories, only allow for a single hierarchy. The idea is that, in allowing the management of multiple hierarchies, Cloud Directory

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Best practices to scale agile across multiple IT teams and enterprise organizations

Best practices to scale agile across multiple IT teams and enterprise organizations Source:- itproportal.com The past few years have seen some very dramatic and eye-opening changes in software development. We have fully redefined what it means to be fast in product development and deployment, as well as the skills and tools required to be successful in the space. Take agile software development: Agile software development methods were introduced less than a decade ago, but their popularity has seen a steady

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Why security is the top issue for DevOps teams in 2017

Source:- itworldcanada.com Security, not speed, is shaping up to be the top issue for DevOps teams in 2017, a new survey suggests. According to the 2017 State of the Application Delivery Report by F5 Networks Inc., security is the number one priority among 2,000 IT, networking, application and security professionals surveyed worldwide. “Security teams are expanding beyond traditional firewalls and the legacy enterprise perimeter as a response to hackers increasingly targeting the application,” the report states. Those same security concerns

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Tech Jobs That Are Said To Boom In 2017

Source:- itechpost.com With the advancement of technology, more and more jobs are being created. Some as to this day are still growing and do not have a precise definition as to what that job really do, because it may differ from companies. Here are said to be the tech jobs that will boom this 2017. Just a heads up, the list is based on some researchs, while the definition of the job descriptions is taken and based on various websites,

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Top 5 Reasons to Assess Your Cloud Adoption Maturity in 2017

Source:- cisco.com As highlighted in IDC’s recent CloudView Survey, almost 78% of organizations use some form of cloud today, yet only 3% of the companies IDC surveyed have optimized cloud strategies in place. The most mature cloud organizations are defined by their use of DevOps, hybrid and multi-provider clouds, micro-services, and containers, and they consume cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) and security applications. In fact, greater cloud maturity leads to millions of dollars in annual benefits per cloud-based application. ($3M

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The shifting role of the IT professional In 2017

Source:- information-age.com Constantly evolving technology means that IT roles are changing to reflect this increasing dependency. In 2017, it’s out with the old and in with the new as we predict a shift in the role of the IT professional. Traditional, siloed IT roles—network administrators, storage administrators, systems administrators, database administrations, and more—are already changing. And in 2017, we will see IT pros taking on new responsibilities, such as working with cloud service providers in hybrid environments, prioritising new technologies

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Report: 111 billion lines of code will have to be secured this year

Source:- sdtimes.com As new pieces of software are being written every day, the threat of malicious hacking continues to grow. According to a new report, there will be about 111 billion lines of new software code created this year, and with them will come billions of software vulnerabilities. “Applications have become inviting targets for malicious actors, but securing those programs has proven to be challenging to both security teams and developers,” according to the report. “Too often, key vulnerabilities get

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