The impact of DevOps on your bottom line

Source – csoonline.com DevOps is the most important innovation to the IT sector since the invention of the personal computer. Nearly everyone I have talked to in my travels, these past few years, says they are building their own DevOps shop. But when you probe them about what they are actually doing, most say they are deploying applications to the cloud. That is not exactly what DevOps is. To put it in a nutshell, DevOps combines the cultural and technical philosophies

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The need for data-driven DevOps and how to start

Source – itwire.com DevOps is, at heart, the application of programming techniques to infrastructure issues. Using tools like Puppet, virtual servers and other environments can be scripted, built, removed, and generally maintained with full version control and automation. DevOps brings together IT departments, renewing focus on measurement, sharing and continuous feedback loops. However, as systems become more complex, DevOps workflow becomes complex and opaque. The business wants solutions and features implemented. Programmers want to plan, code, test and release their applications,

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DevOps evolves into DevSecOps

Source – devopsonline.co.uk According to Computer Weekly, DevOps is evolving into DevSecOps, and new tools are needed to automate IT policy management. In Sentinel, one tool emerged, including an option with enterprise versions of HashiCorp DevOps tools, such as: Consul for service discovery Vault for secrets management Nomad for container scheduling Terraform for infrastructure as code Sentinel offers policy as code features for both security and compliance and HashiCorp seeks to attract DevOps pros, to provide data analytics and financial services to

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Barriers to enterprise adoption of DevOps

Source – computerweekly.com Until recently, the DevOps movement was considered off-limits to enterprises, with the naysayers struggling to see how these large, complex and unwieldy organisations could ever hope to emulate the agile software development practices loved by smaller, nimbler startups. Big organisations are just too weighed down by bureaucracy, legacy technologies and waterfall-style software development techniques for DevOps to thrive, and any attempt to challenge the status quo will come to nothing – or so the rhetoric went. But what

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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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