Is Your Organization ‘Fit for the Future’?

Source- devops.com This was a question explored by CIO Platform Nederland and the DevOps Agile Skills Association(DASA) in a recent event I attended, hosted by Transavia. Many organizations have already embarked or are about to embark upon Agile transformation initiatives, driven by growing business demands. This event focused on sharing experiences, learning from the practical examples (successes and lessons learned) from Transavia and ABN AMRO, and exploring the way forward to successfully create a high-performing IT culture that is “Fit for the Future.” The event

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Benefits of Automation in IT Infrastructure

Source- trendintech.com The convergence of technology in this digital age is phenomenal. At the core, every organization is looking forward to a single speedy solution that provides them with the opportunity to streamline their operational efficiency and cut costs of IT functionalities. From the release of application to customer support, every aspect of the enterprise needs faster solutions. The competitive distinctness, customer loyalty, and good business outcomes are all dependent on the acceleration of business processes.  While the legacy IT

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Four DevOps mistakes to avoid when implementing for your SME

Source- devopsonline.co.uk There are many advantages to implementing a DevOps program within an SME, if it’s done correctly. However, since there is some confusion today about what DevOps truly means and what it can accomplish for organisations of all sizes, there are several pitfalls to avoid when undertaking a DevOps initiative. Before rushing to implement this latest trend, we’ve helped clarify a successful strategy by outlining below some of the DevOps mistakes to avoid. 1. Failing to clearly define DevOps

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The future of open source and DevOps.

Source- jaxenter.com Only a few short years ago, organizations considered open source to be a high risk. These days, enterprises and governments alike are embracing open source and placing it at the center of their software development stacks. IBM’s recent acquisition of Red Hat and Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, which is the home of many open source projects, show that open source has won the hearts and minds of the general populace. In fact, if you’re not already using open source,

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Oracle: Cloud-Native Apps to Drive DevOps Change

Source- containerjournal.com Oracle is betting this coming year will see accelerated adoption of a raft of nascent emerging container and cloud-native technologies that will radically transform a range of DevOps processes. Siddhartha Agarwal, vice president of product management and cloud strategy for Oracle Cloud Platform, predicts 2019 will witness more organizations hiring platform engineers in place of traditional IT administrators as the shift to cloud-native technologies such as Docker containers and Kubernetes continues to gain momentum. Agarwal also expects to see

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Challenges and Tips for Taking Legacy Systems to the Cloud

Source- devops.com For many modern companies, growth often means growing through acquisition. As organizations become larger, it often makes sense to acquire existing companies who are already creating the solutions they need than try to build them from scratch. However, this can often create a variety of conflicts and challenges—one of which is around infrastructure. For other companies that have grown more organically, it often can be difficult to modernize their legacy systems and bring their technology stack into the 21st century.

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The Truth About Cloud Storage and Its Future

Source- computer.howstuffworks.com When many of us upload a file to the cloud, we tend to think it will be there forever, ready to be downloaded and accessed on command, or at least when you have a good internet connection. But the truth about the cloud is that it’s actually just a bunch of other hard drives, and your files are really only accessible as long as your provider stays in business and the data formats in which your files are saved are

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WILL 2019 BE A BREAKTHROUGH FOR ENTERPRISE CLOUD COMPUTING

Source- analyticsinsight.net Innovations keep on pouring in cloud computing. Fueled by an ever-expanding market, the cloud is witnessing significant growth and adoption rates continue flourishing. Forecasts and research clearly hint at a paradigm shift for enterprise cloud in 2019. Gartner estimates that the worldwide public cloud market is expected to grow 17.3 % reaching around $206.2 billion in 2019. At the forefront of cloud adoption stands enterprises, big or small, as they embark on digital transformation journeys. With it sprang a complete reversal,

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What Happens When You Add Security to DevOps? DevSecOps

Source- informationweek.com I’ve gone head-first into the world of DevOps, and, it’s been an amazing ride. I’ve had many of my own misconceptions blown away after learning the deep culture and philosophy behind DevOps. That and surrounding myself with people who actually implement the concepts of DevOps have been absolutely enlightening as well. If you still need a primer check out my DevOps 101 article for a bit more detail. Otherwise, just remember that DevOps isn’t just two words combined together. DevOps is

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Big Rewards Await Pharma Companies with Big Data in the Cloud

Source- healthitsecurity.com The plummeting costs and rising availability of genetic testing, coupled with the ubiquity of digital clinical data, are creating promising new opportunities for pharmaceutical and life sciences companies to develop innovative drugs and breakthrough precision therapies. The amount of genomic data available for research doubles in size every eight months, says Eric Banks, Senior Director of the Data Sciences and Data Engineering (DSDE) group at the Broad Institute, a collaboration between Harvard and MIT. “It’s a level of growth that for

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