9 Big Mistakes DevOps Teams Make

Source – informationweek.com If organizations want to maximize the benefits they experience as a result of embracing DevOps, they’ll need to avoid these “gotchas”. If you’re going to adopt DevOps, you better do it right. According to the RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud report, 84% of enterprises and 72% of small to medium-sized businesses have adopted some DevOps practices. These organizations are attracted to DevOps benefits like greater agility, improved customer satisfaction, greater employee morale, greater productivity and business

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A guide to continuous testing tools

Source – sdtimes.com CA Technologies: Only CA delivers next-generation, integrated solutions that enable test environment simulation; automatic test case creation, even from requirements; on-demand test data management; orchestration that progresses applications from phase to phase based upon the passing of test cases; SaaS-based performance testing; and open source integrations with tools like JMeterTM, Jenkins, Selenium, Appium, and more. CA’s continuous testing solutions enable a robust continuous delivery model, so your organization can meet the demands of today’s application economy. HPE:

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The pros and cons of adopting a DevOps model

Source – computerworld.com.au In today’s digital era, mastering the customer experience through a continuous delivery of applications is a must. Hence, more and more organisations are focusing on adopting DevOps principles. Many Australian companies – such as Commonwealth Bank and AMP – have already embraced a DevOps model, and we anticipate many more organisations will join them as DevOps is likely to become mainstream within the next few years. In fact, a recent survey of almost 2,000 senior managers at

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Top Continuous Integration Tools

Source – perl.sys-con.com Poorly managed development projects are bound to crash eventually. It’s likely happened to you a dozen of times already. While writing code can be a lot of fun, managing code and dependencies can quickly become a maze of its own when you’re dealing with the continuous growth of your codebase and feature branches. At Stackify, we aim to make the lives of developers easier (and less frazzling). One way to de-stress your work is with the aid of

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Advantages of Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) over Static and Dynamic Testing

Source – contrastsecurity.com Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) works in fundamentally different ways than static or dynamic tools using instrumentation technology. IAST leverages information from inside the running application, including runtime requests, data flow, control flow, libraries, and connections, to find vulnerabilities accurately. Because of this, interactive testing works better for application security. That’s why we created Contrast — to utilize next-generation technology to solve the growing problems inside the application security field. Because of this, interactive testing works better for application security. That’s

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10 Tips for Integrating Security into DevOps

Source – news.sys-con.com Ten Tips for Integrating Security into DevOps By Gene Kim Imagine a world where product owners, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Infosec work together, not only to help each other, but also to ensure that the overall organization succeeds. By working toward a common goal, they enable the fast flow of planned work into production (e.g., performing tens, hundreds, or even thousands of code deploys per day), while achieving world-class stability, reliability, availability, and security. In this world,

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What’s the latest DevOps challenge? A tendency toward groupthink

Source – techtarget.com I didn’t see this DevOps challenge coming. My DevOps team seems to often be in agreement, with little discussion most of the time. Could this be due to groupthink? Initially, when we think of DevOps and groupthink, it seems like an oxymoron. After all, DevOps is based on a culture of collaboration; DevOps teams bring together specialists from disciplines with different views on what is most important, and this should form the basis for preventing groupthink. Accordingly, one

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3 Top Cloud-Computing Stocks to Buy in 2017

Source – fool.com Cloud computing is already a huge, vibrant market — and it’s only getting bigger. According to a recent IDC report, worldwide spending on public cloud services should top $122 billion this year and grow to $203 billion in 2020. That’s a compound annual growth rate of 21.5%, or triple the estimated growth of overall spending on information technology. How can investors tap into this exceptional growth market? Here are three great cloud-computing options for your consideration: Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN),

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10 Steps to Success with Your Distributed Network Monitoring

Source – opsview.com Setting up distributed network monitoring in mission critical production environments is a complex task; configuration can be challenging and mistakes costly. Opsview takes away much of the manual labor required to set-up your monitoring system with rapid Autodiscovery and REST API. Combined with powerful network and process mapping capabilities Opsview enables you to quickly set-up your monitoring and easily see how servers, applications and services are performing. Here’s 10 ways Opsview helps make your distributed network monitoring deployment

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Monitoring Your IT Services Beyond Nagios

Source – opsview.com Over the last couple of months I have been talking to more and more customers about how to monitor their IT services properly and one thing pops up quite often: Do they need anything beyond Nagios® Core (aka Nagios)? If yes, what should they do beyond it? The Basics Nagios is free and so gets away with quite a lot but using it to manage complex systems can be a real challenge. It can also be unforgiving on

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