AWS automation skills in demand for DevOps, multicloud

Source – techtarget.com Automation is a big focus as more businesses migrate to the cloud and implement DevOps strategies. And while IT shops can gradually learn AWS automation skills — if they don’t have them already — the demand for that knowledge continues to rise rapidly. “Perhaps a direct reason for this is the more widely adopted principles and practices of DevOps,” said Scott Thomson, director of public cloud at Softchoice, an IT consulting and managed services provider based in Toronto. DevOps

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HashiCorp DevOps tools add Sentinel for IT policy management

Source – techtarget.com In some enterprise IT shops, DevOps is evolving into DevSecOps, and new tools are needed to automate IT policy management as part of that trend. One such tool emerged this week in Sentinel, an option now included with the enterprise versions of HashiCorp DevOps tools such as Consul for service discovery, Vault for secrets management, Nomad for container scheduling, and Terraform for infrastructure as code. Sentinel automates IT policy management with a policy language that can be tested, version-controlled

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CloudBees, partners add Jenkins services, security

Source – theserverside.com The Jenkins DevOps world has recently gained a series of new services, including advisory and managed services, new security capabilities and database support. For instance, among the new Jenkins services, CloudBees recently delivered a new, free service, CloudBees Jenkins Advisor, which will analyze any Jenkins continuous delivery environment and provide users with information on issues and performance. Announced at the company’s Jenkins World conference at the end of August, CloudBees Jenkins Advisor identifies potential issues and advises organizations on corrective

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Recent trends in cloud computing fuel the need for DevOps methods

Source – techtarget.com Cloud services have transformed IT infrastructure, but the most recent trends in cloud computing signal a more fundamental shift that’s reshaping jobs. Newer cloud services and application design principals — such as microservices, serverless computing and function as a service — have important implications for both IT operations staff and developers. However, understanding the difference between these services and how they affect application deployment can be confusing, especially since most cloud providers will simply tell you their service

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DevOps: The Key To Organisational Success?

Source – businesscomputingworld.co.uk There has been an explosion of interest in DevOps over the last few years, but for people who are new to these ideas, it’s not always obvious what DevOps actually entails and what the benefits are. Additionally, given that DevOps started off as a grassroots movement and continues to be heavily influenced by practitioners, it may be even less clear to senior and middle managers why it is so important. Especially as there is no clear-cut definition of

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The Myth of Mutual Exclusivity: Making the DevOps Process More Agile Without Compromising Security

Source – securityintelligence.com The marketplace is demanding agility, but many enterprises perceive the need for agility as an ongoing security risk. If applications are constantly evolving, they assume, the process will constantly open up new avenues for attackers to exploit. This worry has given rise to a widespread misconception that security or agility is a binary choice. But a growing number of organizations are challenging this stereotype and actively working to integrate security into the DevOps process. These proactive players in

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How can DevOps coexist with legacy monolithic applications?

Source – computing.co.uk How can DevOps coexist with monolithic legacy applications? This was a question asked of panellists during Computing’s DevOps Summit yesterday. Bi-modal IT is a reality in many organisations, and despite the management difficulties in managing a two speed enterprise, the consensus was that it can work but it depends very much on the context. So a legacy application that is not customer facing or which is not directly responsible for the organisation’s competitive edge is probably best left

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Jenkins’ CI/CD moves transform DevOps tool landscape

Source – techtarget.com Updates to the Jenkins open source tool have accelerated in the past year, as supporters seek to spread its adoption throughout the IT industry. Within the past year, CloudBees, a major provider of enterprise-supported Jenkins, has expanded Jenkins’ reach beyond code aficionados — and beyond application development lifecycles. Recent improvements include a customizable dashboard interface and, announced at Jenkins World 2017 at the end of August, a metrics and insights extension. Activity in the past 12 months around Jenkins

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Puppet acquires Distelli to bolster cloud computing automation platform

Source – geekwire.com Rahul Singh started with a single focus when he launched Distelli more than two years ago: give developers a way to ship better software faster. Now he’s doubling down on that mission with a little help from a leading cloud computing company. Portland-based Puppet today announced that it has acquired Distelli, a Seattle startup founded in 2015 by Singh that helps software engineers deploy code more efficiently. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Distelli employees — five are listed on LinkedIn — will

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Top 5 challenges when scaling DevOps in the enterprise

Source – sdtimes.com The goals and principles of DevOps should be the same in any organization; however, scaling DevOps practices in large enterprises with hundreds of applications, geographically dispersed teams, and both loosely and tightly coupled architectures presents some unique challenges. Each enterprise has its own DNA that has organically evolved through generations of applications and technologies with its own set of artifacts and processes. So, if every enterprise looks entirely different than the next, where do you start? First and

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