Continuous Delivery

Database automation drives DevOps into the persistence layer

Source – theserverside.com The adoption of highly scriptable cloud-based technologies, along with the emergence of continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) tools, has created an environment in which every operations process should be scriptable and all manual processes targeted for automation. Organizations with a DevOps approach to application lifecycle management should automate every process imaginable, but they often hit a wall when they reach the persistence layer. Emerging technologies have the potential to make that limitation disappear. Apply DevOps lessons

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CloudBees acquires CodeShip as devops consolidates

Source – techcrunch.com More consolidation is afoot in the busy world of backend developer tools. Today, CloudBees — the company closely associated with support and services for the open source Jenkins continuous integration and delivery engine — has announced that it will acquire CodeShip, another startup in the dev-ops space focusing on continuous integration and delivery. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed, Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder of CloudBees, said in an interview. The entire team of CodeShip will

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Three Keys to Aligning Digital and DevOps

Source – news.sys-con.com On first glance, Digital Transformation and DevOps seem to be separate, disconnected endeavors – especially once you realize that Digital Transformation is more about aligning the organization with changing customer needs and desires, rather than software. DevOps, in contrast, appears to be all about the code – how to build, maintain, and update it more quickly. Yet this view of DevOps also misses the bigger picture, as the movement is more of a cultural and organizational change that

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A software defined network requires reinventing IT devops

Source – networkworld.com It’s common for a newly released application to have a few bugs in it. Customers may grumble, and IT service requests may increase, but life goes on and people will figure out how to work around the issues. The same cannot be said for a network software upgrade. If the network goes down, everything grinds to a halt, and service to employees and customers ceases. In the old hardware network model, an operator relied on three to four

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It’s critical to create the correct DevOps team structure

Source – techtarget.com DevOps is all about breaking down barriers. That’s great, up to a point. But what happens when you break down too many barriers? How do you find a balanced DevOps team structure without going too far? These are important questions for any DevOps shop to ask itself. There is such a thing as too much DevOps. Here’s how to tell you’re approaching this natural limit. DevOps versus structure DevOps doesn’t advocate for the total erasure of structure. It

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DevOps for networking: What the future looks like

Source – jaxenter.com Can incorporating networking in the DevOps culture boost your organization’s growth? DevOps solution architect and Packt author, Steven Armstrong, certainly believes so. In his book, ‘DevOps for Networking’, Armstrong explores the fundamentals of DevOps in networking and how to improve DevOps processes and workflows by providing automation in your organization’s network. We asked him a few questions about the future of DevOps in networking and what DevOps engineers need to be learning to get ahead. What does the

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DevOps accelerates, requiring new leadership styles

Source – zdnet.com It’s clear that DevOps initiatives are now underway at a majority of organizations — and the time is ripe for leaders to step forward and take things to the next level. A recent survey of 244 IT professionals from DBMaestro finds the majority (55%) are already using DevOps in at least 20% of their projects. At least one-third, 33%, are going even deeper — using DevOps in more than half of their projects. There is some progress in

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New Jenkins plugin tackles DevOps pipelines and app maintenance

Source – sdtimes.com Infostretch has announced a free Jenkins plugin and service intended to assist enterprises with streamlining DevOps development. The plugin will significantly decrease the time needed to code DevOps pipelines and migrate to Jenkins 2.0. It will be able to auto-convert about 90 percent of freestyle Jenkins jobs. Now, instead of developers having to go through thousands of jobs to understand tools, configurations, or parameters, the plugin can just generate the appropriate code for them, the company said. “DevOps

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Is 2018 the year of the DevOps backlash?

Source – computerweekly.com The DevOps honeymoon is over – well, it could be… and here’s one reason why. As we know by now, DevOps is a portmanteau term used to describe the notion of more connected, cyclical, integrated and holistically-aware way of working between Developers (the Dev in DevOps, obviously) and the Operations team, which could encompass sysadmins, DBAs, configuration specialists, testers and other key supporting operational staff. DevOps origins The term itself [arguably] arose not because developers decided they needed

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The future of DevOps: What to expect for 2018

Source – itproportal.com This year we have witnessed more industries adopting the set of practices and solutions that make up DevOps. According to a Capgemini report, 60% of companies have adopted DevOps or plan to do so in the next year. This demonstrates how widely understood it is for DevOps to be a necessary part of your business strategy if you intend to quickly respond to market demands, keep your software and solutions regularly updated, and improve time-to-market within your business.

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