From One-Size-Fits-All to Custom-Fit for IT Ops

Source – devops.com Here is how enterprise IT Ops used to work: you would make your choice among the Big Four vendors and buy in (quite literally!) to their strategy. This meant a suite of products that came preintegrated (more or less) out of the box, and—at least on the sales proposal—covered all of an IT organization’s needs across a huge spectrum of activities. Broadly speaking, each of the Big Four’s suites included some flavor of the following: monitoring, ticketing, configuration

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How Microsoft, Google, AWS and Facebook are battling to democratise AI for developers

Source – computerworlduk.com Developer conference season is in full flow, with Facebook’s F8 last week and Microsoft Build, Google I/O and Amazon Web Services holding a London Summit this week, and they all had one thing in common: the goal of making AI technology more accessible for developers on their platforms. The big three cloud vendors made a slew of announcements this week, although AWS holds back most of its good stuff for re:Invent in Las Vegas later on in the year,

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DevOps thinking means service-centric security

Source – jaxenter.com Unless you are a stunt professional, you need four round wheels on a car to make it roll. The same goes for today’s business-critical services, with their range of ephemeral services interacting with virtual and physical systems. A failure of any inter-related service element will destroy the digital experience that the line of business is banking on. Instead of DevOps delivering promised agility, it increases friction with new points of blindness and breakage. DevOps models spin up microservices,

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Attaining Continuous Testing in DevOps through a Templated Approach

Source – devops.com The continuous demand market for flawless applications is being addressed through advanced software development techniques along with continuous delivery. As such, many organizations adopted the shift-left approach and agile best practices—which suggests the motto, “test early, test often,”—through which they get to imbibe QA practices and testing early in the software development pipeline. That also includes continuous testing for many organizations. Continuous Testing in DevOps Continuous testing today is the most preferred practice by leading software companies. Continuous

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DevOps or Agile: Which do software developers prefer?

Source – itweb.co.za While Agile is by far the most popular software development methodology, high-performing software development teams are more likely to have a DevOps culture. That was one of the findings of the Gitlab Global Developer Survey which took place towards the end of 2017. Of the 5 300 software professionals from around the world who participated in the survey, about 1.5% were from Africa. The majority of respondents were from Europe (46%) and North America (36%). According to the Gitlab 2018 Global Developer Report,

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How DevOps makes rapid deployment a reality

Source – itproportal.com Traditional software release cycles are no longer suitable for the pace of the modern workplace. In order to adapt to challenges effectively, businesses must have access to suitably agile software. However, it has long been believed that development speed can only be enhanced by reducing security, as there simply isn’t enough time to test and secure software when the release timeframe is reduced from months to minutes. This is where DevOps comes in. By combining the talents of

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How Kubernetes allows developers to deploy without worrying about DevOps

Source – siliconangle.com As an active distributor of the Kubernetes container orchestration management system, Canonical Ltd is giving developers a way to step up their game. The company is taking away the developer operations component to the developer job so they are free to focus on other important aspects of development that they have more expertise in, according to Stephan Fabel (pictured), director of product management at Canonical. “… We’ve been very active in this space fairly early on and have been an active distributor of Kubernetes and a

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RedHat Brings Cloud Container Orchestration to DevOps Pros

Source – channelpartnersonline.com RED HAT SUMMIT — As more and more enterprises adopt the DevOps model, certain challenges are revealing themselves. Take, for example, when DevOps is paired with digital transformation, where applications might have to move through siloed, on-premises instances, then eventually into the cloud. Both developers and operational staffers are finding that the portability of conatiners might not be all it’s cracked up to be, especially when moving from premises to the public cloud. To reduce the challenges of container movement, Microsoft and

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DevOps in Government: Balancing Velocity and Security

Source – meritalk.com The Federal government isn’t known for its progressive approach to IT infrastructure, and agencies aren’t usually early tech adopters. Yet, agencies are increasingly deploying cutting-edge DevOps methodologies to achieve agility and reduce operating costs. The Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and Veterans Affairs are among those breaking the mold. They’re modernizing IT infrastructures, and taking strong steps forward in the digital transformation journey. But that doesn’t come without risk. Several government agencies and organizations–including the

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DevOps is Old News. DevProd is the Future

Source – devops.com DevOps has been widely embraced and isn’t going away. However, there’s a new software movement emerging that deserves headlines of its own. Let’s call it DevProd. In a recent Harvard Business Review article, “Agile at Scale,” the authors point out that “conditions are ripe for agile teams in any situation where problems are complex, solutions are at first unclear, project requirements are likely to change, close collaboration with end users is feasible, and creative teams will outperform command-and-control groups.”

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