5 Current DevOps Trends MSPs Should Know

Source – mspmentor.net Staying competitive in the managed services business today means keeping on top of the latest DevOps trends and developments. Here’s a look at how the DevOps world is evolving now. It’s 2017, and Docker containers and continuous delivery are old news. More innovative developments are now shaping the world of DevOps. They include: Serverless computing. Serverless computing is not new. Serverless platforms have been around since the mid-2000s. But modern serverless services, such AWS Lambdaand OpenWhisk, have made serverless computing

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DevOps shops weather growing pains with infrastructure-as-code tools

Source – searchitoperations.techtarget.com IT operations pros increasingly rely on infrastructure-as-code tools to keep up with DevOps, but these tools have advanced almost as quickly as the new apps sys admins have to support. Established infrastructure-as-code companies Chef and Puppet have recently remodeled their tools to support containers and their underlying infrastructure. Chef overhauled its codebase into three major open source projects last year, and users are still trying to understand its Habitat product. Puppet introduced its own roadmap last quarter to bolster its container

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Accelerate DevOps by Automating Security

Source – searchaws.techtarget.com DevOps teams are under enormous pressure to accelerate development cycles and improve quality assurance. We live in a world where IT consumerization is a fact of life and speed to market is not just an enormous competitive differentiator but an absolute necessity. This is why DevOps teams are embracing modern initiatives such as agile development, containers and microservices. Demands for speed and accuracy—along with the potential for cost savings—are also driving DevOps’ growing reliance on cloud services: DevOps

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Continuous monitoring in the cloud: Two steps to make it a reality

Source – searchcloudsecurity.techtarget.com When automating and orchestrating security controls for DevOps deployment pipelines, security teams need to secure source code and build processes and promotions to cloud environments. Once systems and applications are running in the cloud, security teams also need to ensure a continuous monitoring feedback loop is in place for all the assets running in cloud provider environments. This has caused a number of issues for many organizations due to the lack of tool maturity or availability for performing monitoring,

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Cultural backlash stifles DevOps for database pros

Source – searchitoperations.techtarget.com DevOps for databases doesn’t lack for technical hurdles to overcome. But the biggest problem is a culture clash among developers and database administrators. Developers want more speed and flexibility; DBAs want to protect the status quo — whether that’s the organization scheme for the company’s structured data or the nature of their jobs. In some cases, this becomes an irresistible force that collides with an immovable object and brings the whole IT automation process to a halt. “We have such

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Is quality assurance holding back your agile development efforts?

Source – itworldcanada.com Does the software testing process hamper your ability to introduce new applications quickly enough to meet market demand? For an overwhelming number of companies, the answer is yes. Quality assurance experts insist it’s a problem that has to be solved if they are to see the results of digital transformation. All of the work that companies are doing in agile and rapid development can be undone by traditional software testing methods. The need for more rapid development is

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A new DevOps survey underscores demand for automation

Source – searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com Software testing toolmaker LogiGear Corp. just released a new DevOps survey, and based on the results, it is clear there is lingering confusion about the development methodology. One DevOps survey participant summed it up: “Agile and Scrum were concrete processes that led to tangible and positive results in the workplace. On the other hand, I have yet to understand the term DevOps, except as a meaningless buzzword that has had zero effect to our work processes.” According to

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What’s the latest DevOps challenge? A tendency toward groupthink

Source – searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com I didn’t see this DevOps challenge coming. My DevOps team seems to often be in agreement, with little discussion most of the time. Could this be due to groupthink? Initially, when we think of DevOps and groupthink, it seems like an oxymoron. After all, DevOps is based on a culture of collaboration; DevOps teams bring together specialists from disciplines with different views on what is most important, and this should form the basis for preventing groupthink. Accordingly, one would

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Editors’ Choice: Tasktop Integration Hub links DevOps toolchain

Source – techtarget.com Learn why Tasktop Integration Hub’s ability to connect the DevOps toolchain and BizDevOps teams earned our Editors’ Choice for Innovation. The editors at SearchSoftwareQuality regularly recognize application integration and DevOps toolchain technologies for their innovation and market impact. The Tasktop Integration Hub is our March 2017 selection. What it does Before using Tasktop Integration Hub, doing manual application integrations was the only option when Mark Wanish wanted to add applications to his company’s legacy DevOps toolchain. “There was

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Five ways to reduce technical debt, rework costs in Agile, DevOps

Source – techtarget.com Leaving some technical debt in the wake speeds software delivery, but the high interest on that debt can mean costly rework and loss of customer satisfaction. Software pros describe five ways to reduce technical debt and the problems it causes. Technical debt, also known as code debt, is a software programming phenomenon that happens when low-quality or defective code is released in software, or when defects in software are not discovered and fixed quickly. Most often, this occurs in

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