What’s the best way to make the most of the cloud?

Source- zdnet.com What’s the best approach to moving to the cloud? According to Rob Howe, IT director at Guinness World Records (GWR), it’s to tread very carefully. Rather than rushing into cloud-led digital transformation, he believes CIOs should evaluate workloads, find partners and — only then — think about how on-demand IT can help deliver innovative services to customers. “Cherry pick the key elements — understand the changes you need to make to the infrastructure, and the behaviour of software, when you’re

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Kubernetes 1.13 Improves Cloud-Native Storage Features

Source- eweek.com Kubernetes 1.13 was released on Dec. 3, providing users of the popular open-source cloud-native platform with new features to help make it easier to manage, deploy and operate containers in production. Among the features that are now generally available in Kubernetes 1.13 is the kubeadmin administration tool for configuring services. The Container Storage Interface (CSI) is another new generally available feature providing a stable abstraction layer for different third-party storage plugins. Additionally, with Kubernetes 1.13, CoreDNS is now the

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Hybrid Cloud Computing Emerges as Next Big IT Management Challenge

Source- itbusinessedge.com Going into 2019, it’s apparent that a major challenge facing IT leaders will be to bring the cost of cloud computing under control. While cloud computing, in theory, reduces the cost of IT, it turns out that the operational complexity of supporting multiple cloud computing platforms alongside existing on-premises IT environments has become quite expensive. IT leaders clearly need to bring some order to the cloud computing chaos. A recent report from International Data Corp. (IDC) highlights the extent of the

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9 Must-Have Tools To Make DevOps Much Easier

Source- nerdsmagazine.com The concept of DevOps is increasingly becoming popular in the technological sphere. Basically, it is the process which aims at the unification of development and operations to allow a custom software development company to deliver high-quality solutions faster. But DevOps is much more than merely purchasing a new set of tools. It’s all about undergoing a true cultural transformation. However, to be successful with DevOps, you need to invest some money in acquiring a few new software. These tools help the

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5 best ways to minimize cloud scaling costs

Source- searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com There are a lot of ways to rack up cloud computing costs, but scalability issues consistently top that list. Part of the challenge lies in the fact that scalability is one of the best-known benefits of cloud. Whether you need to scale applications under load, burst from your data center to the cloud or replace failed instances with new ones hosted elsewhere — scalability is present. The key isn’t to avoid it, but to manage it well. To protect your

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Does “DevOps” still mean anything?

Source- enterprisersproject.com The term “DevOps” is generally accepted as being coined by Patrick Debois when he named a development conference in Belgium “devopsdays” — in 2009 — a virtual lifetime ago in the world of software development. Since then, DevOps has become the method du jour for thousands of organizations of all sizes and verticals in the never-ending pursuit to build better software faster. Its relationship with supporting methodologies like agile and continuous delivery are well and painstakingly documented. As DevOps has adapted and changed

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Amazon Web Services to help skilled students find Cloud computing jobs

Source- firstpost.com As tech companies, the world over face an acute crunch of skilled workforce in the field of Cloud computing, retail giant Amazon’s Cloud arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has decided to go beyond providing training and certification to now help students grab relevant openings in Cloud. According to Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector at AWS, the time is ripe to connect skilled students with employers via “AWS Educate” — a global initiative to provide students and educators

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Accelerate and Scale DevOps

Source- cio.com Software teams have to be fast, especially when it comes to adapting to change. As for performance expectations from the market and the business increase, DevOps has arisen as a prescription for improvement. However, teams need to know not just what success looks like but how to achieve it. A survey of more than 3,000 technology professionals, the 2018 State of DevOps Report, co-authored by Puppet and Splunk, defines DevOps as an evolution comprised of five stages. Our data indicate

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Getting started with CI/CD: 6 pitfalls to avoid

Source- enterprisersproject.com What shapes the long-term success of your CI/CD effort? A faster, more automated pipeline for software development? We recently outlined 4 success factors when getting started with CI/CD – and all led back to culture. That’s helpful, but it’s also productive to look at the downsides – not of CI/CD itself, but of common mistakes organizations make, especially when they’re just starting out. “If done right, proper continuous delivery and integration can lead to great customer experiences,” says Joy Scharmen, director of DevOps at Optimizely.

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3 Tips to Build A DevSecOps Organization

Source- devops.com For organizations undergoing digital transformation today, modernizing the existing environment can present serious challenges when it comes to security. Whether you’re dealing with a transition from legacy to cloud or hybrid models, or shifting from ITIL and waterfall methodologies to DevOps, the increasing number of technologies and complexity mean you need to rethink your security posture. The traditional approach to security—that is, a static strategy that largely involves patching on piecemeal measures at the 11th hour—is simply not a

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