Choose the cloud computing deployment model that fits your data center needs

Source – techtarget.com Businesses that strive to innovate while meeting compliance requirements often turn to cloud computing to update their asset management systems and increase their data center performance. Companies benefit from utilizing cloud and colocation because these services save time, money and space. Administrators can share resources across workloads and protect their data from outages that could affect their entire system by distributing data in the cloud. Organizations have many cloud computing deployment models to choose from to modernize their management

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GitLab 11.1 devops tool improves security controls

Source – infoworld.com GitLab, a DevOps platform based on the Git software version control system, gains increased visibility into security with its Version 11.1 release, as well as other enhancements. The new security dashboard reports on the latest security status of each project’s default branch. Security teams can determine if something is wrong and take actions if needed. The dashboard can be used to dismiss false positives or create issues to solve vulnerabilities. Teams can also adjust the criticality weight of vulnerabilities. The security

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Google announces Cloud Build, its new continuous integration and delivery platform

Source – techcrunch.com It used to be that developers built applications with long lead times and development cycles. There was always plenty of time to prepare, but in today’s continuous delivery/continuous deployment (CI/CD) world, new versions could be going out every day. That requires a CI/CD framework, and today at Google  Next in San Francisco, the company announced Cloud Build, its new CI/CD framework. As Google describes it, Cloud Build is the company’s “fully-managed Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) platform that lets you build, test, and

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5 practices that make a DevOps leader

Source  – techrepublic.com In order for automation to be successful with DevOps, teams must track quality throughout development and deployment, according to a Forrester study released Monday. Commissioned by continuous testing company Tricentis, the research studied 94 quality metrics placed into four categories, said the press release. To be successful, DevOps leaders need to understand the business risks associated with both DevOps and Agile use, said the press release. Additionally, DevOps leaders either focus on contextual metrics or counting metrics, and some measure

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Agile Stacks Partners with CloudBees to Accelerate DevOps Automation

Source – globenewswire.com Agile Stacks today announced that it is partnering with CloudBees™ through the CloudBees Elevate Partner Program. As the hub of enterprise DevOps, CloudBees provides companies with smarter automation solutions and insights for accelerating software development. Meanwhile, Agile Stacks delivers the all-in-one, non-opinionated GitOps automation service, which is reinventing how enterprises implement services and applications to support the agility, scalability and reliability required for today’s digital businesses. Together, CloudBees and Agile Stacks enable mutual customers to accelerate their time-to-market by rapidly and

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Deploying mainframe applications to the cloud

Source – cso.com.au Many businesses continue to rely on legacy applications running on mainframes because the systems are stable and continue to deliver ROI and business value. However, as organisations move more workloads to the cloud, it’s time for businesses to consider their strategies on how and which of these legacy mainframe applications to migrate to cloud platforms. The right strategy is one that lets a business modernise its mainframe applications and benefit from the cloud, while retaining the business logic

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Get ready for the next big disruption in the cloud: serverless computing

Source – siliconangle.com In the process of sending more than 1.5 billion messages a day and interacting with more than 1 billion consumers a month, Braze Inc. uses a lot of cloud infrastructure. But its business is unpredictable, so demand for computing resources can fluctuate dramatically depending on the volume of data it must transform to support its customers’ personalized messaging needs. “At one point we may have 100 servers running, and at another we may have 1,000,” said Sal Poliandro III, director

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Why you should apply change management in DevOps failures

Source – techtarget.com In a digital world, every company depends on software to continuously improve its products and business. This need for continuous speed has led to the explosion of DevOps initiatives. Well-executed change management in DevOps shortens software release cycles while improving quality. These conditions, in turn, make continuous integration, regular deployment and continuous delivery possible. For many organizations, however, DevOps remains a distant mirage rather than a reality. So why do some DevOps initiatives fail? DevOps success depends on tools, processes, and people.

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Developing services with DevOps & legacy components

Source – devopsonline.co.uk DevOps methodology, tools and techniques are increasingly being used to provide services which will need to integrate with core legacy applications and, for those providing a robust end-to-end service using DevOps and legacy, it is sure to be a challenge. While we focus on DevOps and agile developments and explore the opportunities afforded to us by these techniques and the tools that support them – unless you are working in a start-up – most organisations will have legacy systems that

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Successfully Integrating DevOps while Deploying Cloud Applications

Source – devops.com Transforming to a high-performance DevOps environment can provide competitive advantages, but it requires change—and that doesn’t come easily to most organizations. DevOps requires cultural changes that are inherent to automating previously manual tasks: They are perhaps intimidating to those involved and they require flexibility and enterprisewide buy-in to get right. Furthering these people-side transformational complications are cloud application deployments, creating a need for enterprises to deliver innovative technologies and services with greater speed and quality—without hits to reliability

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