DevOps engineers think Docker, Ansible and Kubernetes are the top 3 tools to learn

Source – jaxenter.com The data is in. According to Packt’s third annual Skill Up survey, Machine Learning, Big Data, and cloud computing are the top three trends in tech for 2017. Five thousand developers and tech professionals across the world responded to Packt’s third annual Skill Up survey to share their thoughts on the latest tech tools and trends, and how they work and learn. This year’s survey went even deeper than previous years, asking respondents to share their opinions on

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5 ways to motivate employees after layoffs

Source – indiatimes.com The last few months have seen a spate of layoffs across organisations ­ a situation that’s difficult not just for those who have been let go, but also for the survivors. Sreeradha D Basu gets experts to weigh in on how companies can keep employees motivated: 1. Reveal the truth to your staff Though reality is often tough to hear, it is better to be honest with your employees during a layoff. “Communicate with employees the rationale for

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3 predictions on the future of containers

Source – sdtimes.com Despite the fact that containers are still considered a new tool in the developer scene, they have already been put to work in industries everywhere: Financial services companies use containers to track credit scores and provide financial recommendations to their clients, government organizations use containers to model the effects of weapons and identify ways to protect soldiers, and healthcare companies use containers to process and visualize radiology data. Container usage has grown, but other factors will come into

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The 4 roles of DevOps leadership

Source – jaxenter.com Several years ago when we started having DevOps conferences, there were a lot of talks about how to get management buy-in to our new wonderful paradigm. Engineers from operations and development would come on stage and tell stories of wins and losses in their struggle to demonstrate that this DevOps thing is valuable for the business. Fast forward to here and now and we suddenly realize the situation is upside down. What we as DevOps consultants now see

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A case-by-case DevOps strategy

Source – gcn.com For the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of the biggest drivers accelerating the rollout of new IT solutions was the creation of cloud implementation team that meets once a week that brought individuals from security, applications and network teams to identify the most pressing issues. “We are thinking in an agile way, but not necessarily working from an agile process,” SEC Branch Chief Michael Fairless said at a June 21 FCW DevOps workshop.  “It is building relationships that

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Why Microservices is the Future of Software

Source – readitquik.com The latest in software application development is the rise of microservices, wherein applications are offered as a bundle of loosely coupled services. First coined in 2011, this term is now doing the rounds of popular technology circles. According to a survey by Nginx, 36% of enterprises are currently using microservices. Another 26% are in the research phase as far as this new technology is concerned. Organizations are divided between whether they should adopt a microservices approach or not.

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Effective DevOps hinges on automating a continuous delivery pipeline

Source – theserverside.com An organization has to be fully committed to an automated testing strategy if it wants to do continuous delivery right. But DevOps adopters need to be forewarned, as it’s not a process to be undertaken by the light of heart. Continuous delivery means exactly what the name implies. It means putting together a continuous delivery pipeline that is fully automated and will take recently compiled code and move that code straight into production — just so long as

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4 hybrid cloud misconceptions, examined

Source – enterprisersproject.com The rise of cloud computing, like any evolutionary IT trend, has had its fair share of hype – and the attendant noise that leads to confusion and myth-making. Hybrid cloud is no exception: The hybrid approach has spawned a variety of misconceptions. We asked several cloud experts to share their perspectives on some of the key misunderstandings about hybrid cloud that persist. Here’s what they had to say: Misconception 1: Hybrid cloud means sacrificing governance and security. It has

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How to start working with Docker logs

Source – techrepublic.com Chances are you’ve run into issues with a Docker container or two. When that happens, what do you do? As with any piece of mission-critical software, any IT pro worth their weight in Cat5 will say the first thing you do is check the log files. The same holds true with Docker. But how do you check a log file for a container that doesn’t contain a complete operating system? Fortunately, the developers of Docker have thought of

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DevOps framework speeds software delivery

Source – gcn.com A new DevOps framework can help agile developers securely upgrade government IT systems and move to the cloud. After about almost a year of testing at several agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, eGlobalTech has made its DevOps Factory broadly available. An end-to-end DevOps framework and suite of advanced security and cloud deployment automation tools, DevOps Factory was designed to align with federal policies and standards, such as systems

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