Is DevOps Helping Feds Put the Pedal to the Metal on Cloud?

Source – meritalk.com We are starting to hear very different language when federal IT leaders talk about modernization. At the recent Federal Focus: The Cloud Generation event, Small Business Administration (SBA) Deputy CIO Guy Cavallo and CTO Sanjay Gupta talked about their migration from data center to cloud, noting that the key was to “burn the bridge back to the old way of doing things” and commit completely. The SBA successfully managed the migration in just 57 business days with no additional funding,

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DevOps and security: 4 steps to end culture clash

Source – enterprisersproject.com More enterprises are embracing DevOps to improve development agility and speed up the rollout of business applications. However, speed can also increase security risks. Striking the balance between increasing business agility and ensuring information security requires that you integrate the security team into the DevOps methodology. This presents several challenges, including the time and effort required to break down the cultural barriers that separate the security and DevOps roles. Here are four key steps any organization can take to overcome these challenges. We developed these best practices

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Integrating Security into DevOps Takes Care

Source – informationweek.com DevOps is quickly evolving from the experimental phase to becoming the standard approach to application development and delivery. It breaks down the barriers between developers and IT operations, speeding up development projects. However, that speed can also create significant security risks if the IT security team is not brought into the process after DevOps releases a new product. The recent DigiCert “2017 Inviting Security into DevOps Survey” finds a vast majority of enterprises are in fact working to

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Serverless Architecture Could Cure DevOps Pain

Source – informationweek.com Technology has a way of being disrupted the moment you grow accustomed to a new set of processes and procedures. Dealing with change in enterprise IT is simply the nature of the business, and DevOps may be the latest victim of disruption. Read more click here The application delivery process that you have implemented or are working toward implementing will likely have to be retooled. Or it may need to be scrapped altogether, thanks to a shift towards serverless

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10 Tips for an Effective Monitoring Strategy

Source – news.sys-con.com This is the second blog in a series of three in which I expand on some of the points raised in O’Reilly Media’s DevOps for Media & Entertainment report. The first post covered the two essential aspects of DevOps that are often overlooked: communication and empathy. Today, we dive into a more technical topic – monitoring. Monitoring is essential. It tells you if your service is up, down, fast, slow, and functioning as designed. When something inevitably breaks, a monitoring tool can

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Top 10 benefits of cloud computing

Source – information-age.com Gone are the days of the local server. Sure you may still have one as a backup. You may even have rooms filled with local servers, but cloud computing is the way of the future, without a doubt, and it will change how you run your business. Read more click here The cloud is a powerhouse built to run businesses effectively and efficiently, so it’s not surprising that it’s extraordinarily popular. In fact, the cloud becoming so ingrained

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The DevOps Culture In Telecom: Integrating Development and Operations

Source – pipelinepub.com The rise and growing prominence of the DevOps culture in recent years has been hard to miss. This collaborative union of development, operations, and quality assurance professionals in order to develop and deliver products and services quickly has gone from theoretical to ubiquitous in relatively short order. It’s an approach that’s not without its detractors. Objections range from “it’s a mish-mash of ill-defined buzzwords” to “it doesn’t scale” to “it’s only worth doing in a handful of industries.” On

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DevOps security has not caught up

Source – networksasia.net With the world’s fourth-largest internet population, Southeast Asia has in recent years become an attractive target for cybercriminals, their task made simpler by an underdeveloped system of data protection laws and weak adoption of cybersecurity best practices. The pace of innovation and rapid adoption of new technologies such as cloud and DevOps also pose further vulnerabilities for Southeast Asia. DevOps is the future, but organizations are not future-proof While seventy (70) percent state their organization plan to – or

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Trai suggests light touch approach to regulate cloud services

Source – telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com KOLKATA: The sector regulator has advocated a light touch approach to regulate cloud services and urged the telecom department (DoT) to lay out a broad framework for registration of an industry association of cloud service providers (CSPs). The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said, it would suggest the terms and conditions of registering the proposed CSP industry body once the government cleared its overall recommendations on cloud services issued Wednesday. Such terms and conditions, it said, would include the

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New practices spring from DevOps competency shortage

Source – techtarget.com Once you establish DevOps competency, employee retention is an even bigger challenge in a highly competitive seller’s market for technical skills. “High tech has a lot to learn about culture from the manufacturing business,” E3’s Rheem said. Companies eager to retain employees often find themselves in a “perk race,” but perks quickly become entitlements, Rheem said. Most companies don’t have a great sense of what makes people want to come to work, which is predictability, consistency and the

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