7 Non-Technical Skills You Need To Succeed In A DevOps Career

Source – forbes.com DevOps (“development” meets “operations”) is still an evolving field. Asked for a definition, even some in other technical roles might struggle to pin it down. The best way to think of it, though, is less as a specific collection of skills necessary for a specific role, and more as a culture or philosophy about how to develop software. The core creed of DevOps revolves around the idea that inter-departmental collaboration, communication, and constant improvement are the keys to

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Can DevOps Simplify the Operational Risk of Compliance?

Source – afcea.org Today, government agency leaders have been tasked to identify and follow multiple modernization initiatives with the possibility of driving private-sector customizations and delivery practices and the associated business efficiencies into the public sector. The impetus is coming from a variety of directions, including the Office of American Innovation;, the adoption of development operations (DevOps) and development security operations (DevSecOps) as a cyber protection strategy;, the emphasis by the Federal Trade Commission on unfair or deceptive practices;, and a

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DevOps: Google ignores country domain and delivers search results on detected location

Source – zdnet.com Google is doing away with using the country code element of its domain name to decide which version of its search results to serve users, and will instead serve the user results based on detected location. This means that regardless of whether a user searches from google.com, google.co.uk, or google.com.au, for instance, the search giant will only return one set of results based on where the search engine believes the user is located. The option to change the

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One-third of IT leaders yet to implement DevOps

Source – computerworld.com.au Australian companies are operating in a highly competitive environment where they need to build, test, and roll out new or updated solutions to customers faster than ever before. With IT being a very large functional area with many specialisations, the key to successfully leverage technology across the business depends highly on the level of effective collaboration that exists within the IT department. And yet, independent Robert Half research has identified the need for more enhanced departmental collaboration in certain companies

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Decoding Disruptive DevOps for QA – Solving the TCoE Conundrum

Source – cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com In order to accommodate the wave of digital technology sweeping across the business world today, organisations must constantly operate in an agile and DevOps mode. This can help to ensure faster release cycles and foster closer collaboration between various teams. This digital transformation also means that IT environments are becoming ever-more complex, as businesses look to cater to next generation technologies like cloud, mobility and analytics. All of this taken together means that it’s often a challenge for

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How to use DevOps without using the word DevOps

Source – devopsonline.co.uk Lidgey has an array of expertise in the agile field, working for the likes of Monitise, IBM and now Companies House, which involves exploring local organisations, Universities and companies, as the executive agency and trading fund of Her Majesty’s Government looks to promote not only as an employer, but as a digital platform. Culture appears to be an extremely important word in the agile and DevOps world. More businesses are formalising digital-led transformations through new strategies and teamwork.

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How to keep your data safe in the cloud

Source – theweek.com Cloud storage and cloud computing are booming. Worldwide public cloud service revenues are expected to grow by 18.5 percent in 2017 to a whopping $260 billion — and there’s no reason to think that pace will slow down any time soon. It’s not hard to see why business is booming. The cloud offers families a convenient way to store everything from pictures to documents, and provides individuals and businesses efficient new ways to work together, handle services such as payroll

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How Cloud Companies Can Move from Agile to DevOps

Source – talkincloud.com To move from agile to DevOps methodology requires new consideration of deployment and hosting infrastructure. How can cloud companies best address these concerns? Best practices and key advice for progressive IT teams at managed service providers (MSPs) can help the move from agile to DevOps. To transition the move from agile to DevOps, the structure should be adapted for developers who have been using agile for a while. Fortunately, agile and DevOps are not necessarily methodologies at odds, according to

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What is the true cost of a DevOps adoption?

Source – jaxenter.com Transitioning to a DevOps approach can be a wonderful experience. But for all that we talk about it on JAXenter, we often don’t go into the nitty-gritty details of how a DevOps adoption actually works. KMS Technology recently released a survey of over 200 IT professionals who had participated in DevOps in the past year. Their key takeaway? In order for DevOps to be successful, companies need a clear road map with a thorough understanding of the necessary financial and labor

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The big opportunities in serverless computing

Source – venturebeat.com Serverless computing is a type of cloud service where the hosting provider allocates adequate resources for you on the fly rather than making you pay for dedicated servers or capacity in advance. It’s a major technological breakthrough, and we expect to see a significant inflection point soon in this nascent market. Serverless computing is the next phase in the evolution of IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service). It completely abstracts the underlying infrastructure from developers and essentially virtualizes runtime and operational management.

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