Hiscox CTO Emphasises DevOps Is About Survival

Source – infoq.com A migration towards using cloud platforms has been a catalyst to fully embrace an end-to-end DevOps approach at Hiscox, said company CTO Jonathan Fletcher in a talk at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in London in June. Fletcher’s talk was titled ‘Sorry Mr(s) Ops, We Hadn’t Forgotten You – Part Two of the Hiscox Story’. It built on his talk from 2016 and highlighted the impact of their growing realisation that, despite making improvements such as reducing the number of people involved in a

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Amazon Miss Sparks Debate: Will Video Pay Off Like Cloud Computing?

Source – investors.com Amazon.com‘s (AMZN) surprise second-quarter earnings miss has analysts debating the margin impact of its far-flung investments, and while cloud computing seems a good bet to pay off, internet video may be raising some eyebrows.  Autoplay: On | OffThe difference: Amazon Web Services is by far the biggest provider of cloud computing services, leading Microsoft (MSFT), Google-parent Alphabet (GOOGL) and others. In web video, Amazon aims to catch up with Netflix (NFLX), Google’s YouTube, Time Warner‘s (TWX) HBO and others. Amazon has stepped up investments in original content and has

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Is Cloud Security a Safe Bet for Highly Sensitive Government Data?

Source – securityintelligence.com Security is the primary focus of any government agency. One of the most obvious pitfalls of these agencies moving highly sensitive data to the cloud is that they surrender control to a third party. Moreover, nothing on the internet is truly secure, and all data is vulnerable to attacks and threats. The exposure footprint to those threats is staggering under the best of circumstances. For example, the complexity of mobile devices poses a significant challenge when it comes to cloud

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Report: DevOps is still considered a new phenomenon

Source – sdtimes.com While companies have grasped that DevOps leads to an increase in innovation, DevOps adoption and implementation still remains a challenge for many. Logz.io, an AI-powered log analytics company, released its DevOps Pulse 2017 survey in time for today’s SysAdmin Day, highlighting some of the challenges and benefits to DevOps. The DevOps Pulse report this year was based on data from a survey of 700 companies, with an additional section on DevOps culture because, according to Logz.io, it’s one topic that

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3 Benefits to Upgrading to the Cloud

Source – hardwareretailing.com Has your company considered the cloud? Small businesses from all sectors are seeing the benefits of implementing cloud technology—which means storing data remotely and accessing it through the internet, instead of storing in your local office computer. From allowing extra mobility, securing important documents and streamlining collaboration, cloud computing is an increasingly popular way of doing business for many operations. In a recent USA Today article, writer and lawyer Steve Strauss helps small business owners consider the three main ways

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Delivery and Adoption of Cloud Computing

Source – oracle.cioreview.com What is “Cloud” ? Cloud computing delivery models provide users with on-demand access to a flexible, wide-ranging pool of technology assets composed of services, applications, servers, networks, and storage facilities. Due to the habit of referring to data and applications as being “in the cloud,” it can be easily forgotten that cloud is housed in physical facilities. Cloud computing services are powered by highly virtualized processing and storage systems in data centers, which are available to remote users

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Five skills every DevOps engineer must mast

Source – rcrwireless.com The dawn of DevOps Demand for DevOps engineers has experienced exponential growth within the last few years. They are essential to ensuring better collaboration between software developers and operations staff for leading-edge businesses. The occupation was ranked third on Indeed’s best jobs in the U.S. for 2017 based upon competitive pay, work availability and opportunities for growth. While DevOps is one of many tech tends, it isn’t expected to wane anytime soon. Here are the top five skills every

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GitLab automates DevOps with new concept: Auto DevOps

Source – sdtimes.com GitLab is transforming its offerings of version control and continuous integration with a new integrated and automatic DevOps experience: Auto DevOps. Auto DevOps, a concept that was designed to help developers deliver ideas to production faster, is GitLab’s new collection of features for building, testing and deploying applications, as well as features for review apps and setting up code quality. These features are critical to DevOps, according to Mark Pundsack, head of product at GitLab, and while they exist at

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DevOps : A real balancing act for CIOs between business benefits and security

Source – cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com Bangalore: Adoption of DevOps is on a rise among enterprises and organisations. The new DevOps approach combines the two key aspects – software development and operations across business functions within the organisation. It helps organisation to bring the softwaredevelopment and business operationscloser, allowing them to collaborate and function in a more coordinated and efficient way. This enables continuous and faster software delivery cycles. Business benefits  “It certainly does offer benefits in terms of time to market. In this day and age, IT is part of doing business and it

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Why agile is key to whole-business transformation

Source – itproportal.com To maintain a competitive edge in today’s evolving marketplace, businesses should refocus their strategies, putting customers at their heart and more efficiently prioritising tasks. A new operating system is required – one that empowers networks of small teams to collaborate so that they can constantly deliver value to customers, and in which leaders provide the clarity of vision to align everyone. This whole-business transformation is an absolute must for survival. Think this sounds extreme? Companies need to transform,

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