What Can the Cloud Do for DevOps?

Source – devops.com The cloud has enabled DevOps to grow and expand well beyond traditional boundaries set forth by on-premises production environments. With Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other cloud services providers, DevOps devices are intended to speed advancement by empowering engineers to change, test and push code in a computerized design. This enables organizations to create and send administrations and applications significantly faster than in traditional development environments. Organizations following DevOps and continuous delivery (CD) practices follow various approaches such

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IBM celebrates 10 years of DevOps with new releases

Source – betanews.com Over the past decade, DevOps techniques have helped to transform software development teams with a new and more agile approach. But now companies are starting to move beyond the standard DevOps approach in what is being called ‘Day 2’ DevOps, a world that emphasizes scalability and teamwork. In such environments, development teams shift one way, operations teams shift the other and together they can deliver and manage multiple, complex applications at the same time. In order to meet

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How the Pentagon clouds its future

Source – washingtontimes.com Before D-Day, Gen. George Patton commanded an army that didn’t exist. His First U.S. Army Group was supposedly training around East Anglia. It featured phony tanks so German spy planes could report on them. It kept up a steady stream of radio traffic so German spies could track the movements of troops. And it featured divisions that seemed to be preparing to invade Calais. It was all a ruse, a diversionary tactic to keep the Germans from realizing

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Three tools enable DevOps for Windows shops

Source – techtarget.com DevOps is tool-agnostic, but tools are central to DevOps success. Especially for Windows environments, select operations tools are needed to effectively manage an infrastructure that incorporates various cloud-based deployments, microservices, virtualization and containers, BYOD and other technologies. As you research a transition to DevOps for Windows IT, you’ll find various tools that each lean toward either the Microsoft or open source camp. The DevOps tools covered here, although appropriate for a range of OSes and cloud environments, were primarily

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Why Open Banking Should Consider DevOps

Source – devops.com There is a craze sweeping Europe, and rippling across the world—and no, I’m not talking about the next British Invasion. Open banking is a trend that’s significantly altering how banks work with fintechs and maintain agility in the global marketplace. A main enforcer is PSD2, a piece of EU legislation that sanctions access to personal banking data. It’s resulted in an explosion of EU banks providing public application programming interfaces (APIs) for fintechs to develop with. The implications aren’t

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How Cloud Security Can Drive Innovation and Transform Your Business

Source – securityintelligence.com I joined a number of security professionals at the IBM Security Summit in London last month during the “Innovating With Cloud Security” breakout session, which was hosted by Martin Borrett, chief technology officer (CTO) of IBM Security Europe. The audience took part in discussions about typical cloud transformation journeys, security for and from the cloud, development operations (DevOps) disruption of enterprise security and regulatory expectations. Audience polls discovered that all of the attendees use cloud services in their

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DevOps adoption lagging, MSPs can step in

Source – channelnomics.com DevOps adoption is still at a crawl, pointing to space for MSPs to step in and provide high-value service, according to research solution provider 2nd Watch released this week. A survey of over 1,000 IT managers and directors in companies with at least 1,000 workers by Seattle, WA-based MSP 2nd Watch this week points to the vast majority of organizations not gearing up for DevOps practices. DevOps, as 2nd Watch defines it, is the practice of operations and development engineers working

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Why DevOps development depends on continuous testing

Source – techtarget.com To reap the full benefits of DevOps — quicker releases of high-quality software — successful organizations know they must introduce continuous testing throughout their software delivery process. The test phase cannot exist as an independent step at the end of a development cycle. Continuous integration and continuous delivery often spur this realization — these practices serve as the foundation for a successful DevOps approach. What IT leaders and their teams often don’t realize, however, is that the key to the proper

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8 Steps for a Successful DevOps Transition

Source – tripwire.com Organizations stand to gain a lot from transitioning to a DevOps software development model. Switching to DevOps leads to quicker problem solving, increased employee engagement, and more time for innovation. That’s assuming a transition is successful, however. Enterprises can run into various problems along the way, including inadequately measured risk, which could spell trouble down the road. Fortunately, none of these problems are inevitable if you approach the DevOps transition methodically. Follow these eight steps to make the most of

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Software Development: A Better Way to Measure Success

Source – devops.com Here’s a metaphor for software development you probably haven’t heard before: It’s like flying a plane. You have a starting point and a destination in mind, there’s a good chance you’ll change course midflight, and … sometimes you get a little nauseated? Okay, it’s not the best analogy. But there is one aspect of piloting a plane that offers valuable insight into how to measure your team’s performance more consistently. It’s called the performance-control technique, and it may be the

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