Software Development: A Better Way to Measure Success

Source – devops.com Here’s a metaphor for software development you probably haven’t heard before: It’s like flying a plane. You have a starting point and a destination in mind, there’s a good chance you’ll change course midflight, and … sometimes you get a little nauseated? Okay, it’s not the best analogy. But there is one aspect of piloting a plane that offers valuable insight into how to measure your team’s performance more consistently. It’s called the performance-control technique, and it may be the

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Securing DevOps Without Undermining It

Source – itbusinessedge.com Everybody wants to do DevOps right, and part of that equation is making sure applications and services remain secure even as development and integration transition to a continuous workflow model. But chaos, even the controlled chaos of DevOps, poses a particular challenge to security. It opens up too many attack vectors and introduces too much uncertainty into what is now a very staid, stable data environment. When everything, even infrastructure, is defined and managed as code, security requires

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The Five Cs of DevOps at Scale

Source – gigaom.com DevOps advocates will no doubt be familiar with the term “Wall of Confusion”, as it goes to the heart of why the best practices arose. As a recap on what DevOps is about, it offers a solution to a familiar challenge: if you are looking to develop and deliver new software applications and services as quickly as possible, how do you address the fact that operations practices are not always aligned with those of development? As I wrote last

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7 Important Practices for DevOps in the Cloud

Source – techniblogic.com Cloud-based system and technological platforms are the topmost demands of every business nowadays due to their economic advantage, efficiency, and continuous systematic upgrades. It is significant for a business to have an organized way of keeping their complex records accounted correctly and accurately as well as speeding up their processes and operations. What makes the cloud-based systems more interesting? These platforms are now being partnered with DevOps methodologies. What is a DevOps? This is an abbreviated formed of

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The top five in-demand cloud skills for 2018

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net As businesses of every size push forward with cloud projects in 2018, the demand for cloud skills is accelerating. Public cloud adoption is expected to climb significantly and the IDC predict spending will reach £197 billion in just three years. But as cutting-edge technologies, like machine learning, continue to reshape the job market the skills gap looms large across the industry. With over 350,000 specialists needed to help fill cloud roles there’s clearly a massive opportunity for professionals

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7 risk mitigation strategies for the cloud

Source – itworld.com Cloud services are here to stay, and they are taking over more enterprise functions every year. Where once cloud services were limited to simple storage or contact management, core functions like ERP have now moved to the cloud. And with a broad array of essential services increasingly shifting to the cloud, IT leaders must keep an eye on the risks inherent in today’s cloud environment and take preventative steps to mitigate them. Here’s a look at what your organization

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Continuous Testing in the DevOps Universe

Source – itbusinessedge.com One of the main challenges with DevOps is that the term itself does not adequately describe the functional integration taking place in the enterprise. If it was just a matter of combining development and operations, things would be a lot simpler. But the fact is that a number of processes need to gain equal footing in the DevOps pipeline in order to produce a truly agile IT environment. One of these functions is testing. Like other aspects of

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Cloud computing provides ‘flexible working conditions for government services’

Source – devopsonline.co.uk Regional Technical Services Manager at Gov Facility Services, Amanpreet Jalif, explains how a cloud environment means you are not limited to where you can be productive It’s that time again. The third Thursday of every lunar cycle when you produce the monthly report; so enthusiastically accepting the responsibility at the board meeting and now regretting it. Your inbox is brimming with 10 different Excel workbooks from your colleagues for you to painstakingly edit the master dashboard you created.

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Four Major Misunderstandings about public key infrastructure (PKI)

Source – ecns.cn China’s digital economy, or D-economy, has entered a “golden era” and has become a new economic growth engine, said an expert from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, a government think tank. The internet, and technologies like cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence, or AI, are helping transform several industries and sectors, thereby driving economic growth, he said. “The country’s digital economy has stepped into a new phase, with the focus shifting from high-speed growth

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Golden online era dawns for cloud, big data, AI

Source – ecns.cn China’s digital economy, or D-economy, has entered a “golden era” and has become a new economic growth engine, said an expert from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, a government think tank. The internet, and technologies like cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence, or AI, are helping transform several industries and sectors, thereby driving economic growth, he said. “The country’s digital economy has stepped into a new phase, with the focus shifting from high-speed growth

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