What venture capitalists need to know about DevOps

Source – itproportal.com Venture capital (VC) investment into DevOps continues to rise. Already populated by some huge worldwide brands like Google, Microsoft and Amazon and estimated to be a $50 billion market, DevOps has graduated beyond a niche software sector for unicorns, and has made it to the mainstream. The amount of interest in this space from the VC community since the middle of 2018 is just one of many signals from investors that “now is a great time to jump

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5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Change This Year

Source- biztechmagazine.com Multicloud strategies reached new levels of adoption in 2018, with a recent survey from Virtustreamfinding that 86 per cent of enterprises are turning to a multi-cloud approach. But despite considerable adoption, multi cloud’s prominence is likely to grow even further in 2019 as organizations try to avoid vendor lock-in, granting themselves greater flexibility in deploying the most relevant cloud technology across different departments and functions. While a multi-cloud approach offers the added bonus of improving ROI, the aspects that are most appealing to enterprises

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The Power of Crunching Big Data Effectively

Source- insidebigdata.com According to an Accenture study, 79% of enterprise executives agree that companies not embracing big data will lose their competitive edge, with a further 83% affirming that they have pursued big data projects at some point to stay ahead of the curve. Considering that data creation is on track to grow 10-fold by 2025, it’s crucial for companies to be able to process it more quickly, and meaningfully. The expression “big data” is often bandied around in the business and tech

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DataOps: The New DevOps of Analytics

Source- insidebigdata.com According to Gartner’s report, Innovation Insight for DataOps, 27 December 2018, “DataOps is a collaborative data management practice focused on improving the communication, integration, and automation of data flows across an organization.” A relatively new approach, DataOps represents a change in culture that focuses on improving collaboration and accelerating service delivery by adopting lean or iterative practices. Unlike its close cousin DevOps, which focuses on operations and development teams, DataOps is geared towards the data developers, data analysts or data

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4 steps to ensure virtual machine security in cloud computing

Source- searchsecurity.techtarget.com Security is a problem. Network security is an even bigger problem because of the complex factors that define risks and the profound negative effects that can occur if you fail. Virtual network security is the worst problem of all because it combines issues generated by traditional hosting and application security with those from network security, and then adds the challenges of virtual resources and services. It’s no wonder we’re only now starting to recognize the problems of cloud-virtual networking. And we’re

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The New AI Overseer Role in DevOps

Source- devops.com Robot overlords are the stuff of science fiction fantasy. Today, with more teams implementing artificial intelligence (AI), DevOps teams need a hard, continuous look at reality. An AI overseer watching apps at work could make the difference between sadness and euphoria in your efforts. We’re seeing AI misses more and more often. Facebook recently admitted its algorithms failed to stop uploads of a particularly heinous live-streamed video. Autonomous vehicles have struck cars and people. Jaywalkers in China have been

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2019 is the year that Agile and DevOps go large

Source- computing.co.uk ‘At scale’ or ‘large-scale’ Agile and DevOps development – sometimes separately but often in the same breath – was a topic that has been cropping up more frequently in the enterprise-IT world. The ‘scale’ message is topical because it chimes with how software development increasingly involves the entire enterprise. For instance, IoT products cover hardware and software engineering, while video game development encompasses coders and artists with various specialities. This broader application of Agile is also affected by having to

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What DevOps Can Teach Us About Cybersecurity

Source- securityboulevard.com DevOps and cybersecurity are both top priorities for many enterprises, as well as areas that have experienced considerable innovation recently. And even though these are two very different sides of IT, there are lessons to be learned between the two. Both areas are in the midst of major transitions. For application development, the shift is from slow, monolithic releases too fast and responsive development cycles. For cybersecurity, the shift is from the old perimeter block/allow enforcement model to more

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Can IT admins benefit from a DevOps environment?

Source- searchdatacenter.techtarget.com If DevOps is implemented poorly, it increases the pressure on admins to deal with uncontrolled code rollouts in the operational environment, which can drain hardware resources and increase troubleshooting time. However, a good DevOps environment with all the right checks and balances in place reduces the number of mind-numbing tasks that admins face, and it provides more time for interesting, value-add tasks that help the business. DevOps also gives admins oversight of developers. Powerful DevOps tools place all the correct filters

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With great speed comes great responsibility: software testing now a continuous race

Source- zdnet.com Continuous integration and continuous delivery is giving us software updates every day in many cases. A recent survey of 500 IT executives finds 58% of enterprises deploy a new build daily, and 26% at least hourly. That’s why Agile and DevOps are so important. With great speed comes great responsibility. A constant stream of software needs constant quality assurance. To make sure things are functioning as they should, organizations are turning to continuous testing. That’s the takeaway from the survey,

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