Continuous Deployment

5 programming languages you need to know for DevOps

Source – jaxenter.com How can we make sure our DevOps adoption is a success? Are there certain languages that fit DevOps better than others? Today, we take a look at different programming languages to see which is the best approach for DevOps. Quick caveat: if your favorite programming language isn’t on this list, that doesn’t mean it isn’t the bee’s knees. DevOps is a state of mind and a methodological process for technology, not an ironclad one-size-fits-all tech approach. If you’re

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Microsoft Azure: The Future of Cloud Computing

Source – cioreview.com According to one of the IDC reports, cloud computing will be a billion-dollar industry by 2017.  As per Gartner Microsoft Azure is the upcoming leader for Infrastructure as a Service. All this while Amazon had cemented the top position in the cloud services market, today Microsoft Azure is rising as a strong contender, with better performance and a host of innovative features. As cloud computing is rising with unprecedented pace, Microsoft firmly conquers the space, therefore it is

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How To Implement A Successful DevOps Roadmap

Source – forbes.com According to a predictions piece from IDC, “By 2019, digital transformation investments will triple, drawing funds away from store capital and profoundly changing the retail industry.” Christi Liebe, chief technology officer for Rent-A-Center and a Cigniti client, concurs with the IDC article, writing in an email, “We’re in the middle of a radical digital transformation. As part of this transformation journey, we are investing in driving significant improvements in our customer experience. In our efforts to break down silos between

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Google, Scale Computing partner for easier hybrid cloud deployment

Source – networkworld.com Google has partnered with Scale Computing, developer of infrastructure software for hyper-converged systems, to make it easier to deploy Google Cloud Platform as a backup for your own data center. The two companies have created a platform called Cloud Unity, which integrates Scale’s HC3 software environment with Google Compute Engine. HC3 is a cluster software product that merges server, storage and virtualization into a single appliance for easier converged infrastructure. With HC3, you can build a cluster using

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Treating Shared Databases Like APIs in a DevOps World

Source – infoq.com Simon Sabin, Principle Consultant at Sabin.io, spoke at WinOps 2017 conference on how to include database changes in a continuous deployment model. A key aspect when sharing databases across multiple services or applications is to treat them as APIs, from the perspective of the database owners. Sabin suggested that mechanisms such as views, triggers and stored procedures can be used to change the database internal structure while keeping backwards compatibility with the applications data operations. He gave the example of migrating

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Automated testing is crucial to support DevOps

Source – computing.co.uk “Everyone in this room has tested something,” said Ben Riley, DevOps specialist at CA Technologies, at the opening of a talk on continuous testing at Computing‘s annual DevOps Summit today. He was joined on-stage by Richard Jordan, practice manager at Nationwide Building Society. Testing as a concept and practice hasn’t changed in 30 years, said Riley. It begins with defining an idea and writing requirements; then there are many, many steps for testers to rationalise it into something that

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DevOps support strategies for an effective, informed help desk

Source – techtarget.com These are the battles of DevOps support — in particular outsourced support. In situations like these, uncontrolled DevOps adoption idolizes change and speed without consideration of the help desk and users who rely on them. The promise of DevOps is that it gets much-needed functionality to the business rapidly, using the various C’s of CI/CD: continuous integration, continuous development, continuous delivery and continuous deployment. IT organizations generally believe that users can absorb small, incremental changes introduced through a DevOps

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Why have a strategy for cloud management?

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net With the general cloud hype and the widely declared corporate intent to base future business solutions on cloud technology stacks, businesses may take the view that deploying cloud solutions involves little more than accessing a vendor’s cloud portal and following a few clicks, have your virtual services deployed and ready for operations. Whilst this approach will give an enterprise a cloud-based virtual environment, what’s delivered is far from being part of a corporate information ecosystem. Businesses need to

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CyberArk and Ansible automate best security practices in DevOps pipeline

Source – indiatimes.com Mumbai, India – CyberArk that have made their way inside the network perimeter, today announced the integration of the CyberArk Conjur secrets management solution with Ansible. Organizations benefit from automating privileged account security best practices across DevOps environments while continuing to deliver new applications at high velocity. CyberArk will demonstrate the integration at AnsibleFest 2017. As more organizations embrace DevOps, secrets – which consist of privileged accounts, SSH/API keys, passwords, certificates and more – are proliferating throughout the IT infrastructure. As with privileged accounts, secrets can be misused

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How well-defined metrics enhance DevOps success

Source – jaxenter.com When the information shared is inadequate, planning is haphazard and there is no clearly visible aim, collaboration is highly difficult to achieve within the project teams. In any company, there are crucial hurdles to overcome. This is more in product companies with teams that are distributed globally and working on various components of the product pipeline. For companies that have adopted a DevOps initiative, there are even more hurdles to clear. Many enterprises nowadays accepted DevOps as part

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