ENABLING DEVOPS WITH A BETTER SECURITY STRATEGY

Source – datacenterjournal.com Survey data from Qualia suggests that as DevOps becomes mainstream, both organizational resources and budget allocation tied to measurable business outcomes will be attached to this method of rapid application development. DevOps enables a faster iterative process that drives innovation while doing more with less and increasing efficiency. It’s all a productive, well-oiled machine—until the security or auditing team arrives. When that happens, the challenging yet manageable pace is bogged down with additional (perceived unnecessary) impediments to getting the job

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How to Use APM to Hold Cloud Providers Accountable

Source – devops.com Here’s the challenge: Cloud providers’ service level agreements (SLAs) typically stop at the edge of their cloud, while your internal service level expectations run end to end. Measuring performance from the end user to the application and back, including device details, user productivity and page load times, is essential for customer satisfaction and continuous performance tuning. How long does it take to launch an online app, open a work order or complete a claim form? What are execution

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DevOps – Your 3-step Transformation Journey

Source – infoworld.com Greek philosopher, Heraclitus once said, “The only thing constant is change.” Today’s DevOps transformation is a prime example. The DevOps model aims at unifying software development (Dev) with software operations (Ops) so that everyone can better work together across the entire development lifecycle. As businesses search for the best ways to digitally transform, DevOps is at the center of it all – and it’s driving a constant state of change. As organizations all over the world adjust to

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Why Rackspace can be your cloud marketplace guide

Source – techradar.com You have worked with some of the world’s leading tech companies such as SkyTV and also as a TV personality. Why did you choose to join Rackspace? Honestly, when I was serving as interim CMO at Rackspace, I was floored when I saw the scale of the opportunity here. Externally, we have an exploding market in cloud services and internally Rackspace has the broadest collection of expertise and experience anywhere in the industry. I have worked at many

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The future of devops for network engineers

Source – networkworld.com If you still live in a world of the script-driven approach for both service provider and enterprise networks, you are going to reach limits. There is only so far you can go alone. It creates a gap that lacks modeling and database at a higher layer. Production-grade service provider and enterprise networks require a production-grade automation framework. In today’s environment, the network infrastructure acts as the core centerpiece, providing critical connection points. Over time, the role of infrastructure

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Where Do You Want to be on the DevOps Maturity Scale?

Source – cbronline.com What kind of DevOps practices, tools, and culture are commensurate with your digital investments? According to Forrester, 50% of organisations are implementing DevOps principles – it has reached “Escape Velocity”. However, interpreting ‘implementing DevOps’ depends on where they are with DevOps maturity; when we look across organisations, we see three patterns emerge: DevOps Lite, Ops-Centric DevOps, and Dev-Centric DevOps. If you believe digital transformation will rapidly enable you to achieve scale, increase revenues, and stay ahead of competition, then

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Where does DevOps start? Not where you think

Source – zdnet.com Typically, when people think of initiating DevOps practices, they think about automating infrastructure delivery. However, organizations that have successfully adopted DevOps typically go through a number of other specific steps before reaching that point, according to new research from Puppet. “In a DevOps evolution, there are many paths to success but many more to failure,” Alanna Brown, Puppet’s director of product marketing, said to ZDNet. Organizations of all kinds, she said, “share the same set of challenges as they’re

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Best Practices for Your SaaS Laravel Application on AWS

Source – devops.com It is not easy to subsist in a modern cloud ecosystem. However, there are solid principles that will help you to build a perfect AWS architecture for your Laravel application, including the 12-factor methodology, design applications with a stateless approach and decoupling service components. I’m sure you are adopting many of these principles already. However, I will cover merely the relevant to the AWS Laravel architecture and AWS Auto Scaling to maximize infrastructure robustness. 12-Factor App Methodology Key

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Keeping up with DevOps

Source – techrepublic.com Waterfall program design was first described in 1956. It continues to operate today in companies because of the volumes of legacy software that IT still supports. Waterfall is also an excellent, step-by-step software development methodology that has proven itself for decades. The methodology is named waterfall because application development flows only one way: downward, like a waterfall. Waterfall development begins with requirements definition, moving down into design, then programming, test, and implementation. In contrast, DevOps, which can approach

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What is digital transformation?

Source – techradar.com Digital transformation refers to the incorporation of digital technology across all areas of a business, changing how the business operates. This is a powerful concept, which businesses that want to be on the cutting edge embrace, and it’s increasingly essential as the Constellation Research 2017 Digital Transformation Study indicates that “64% of organizations recognize digital transformation as essential to driving profits.” While the need for digital transformation is clearly present, with so many different types of businesses, the process of

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