DevOps Best Practices

Nine Steps for Developing a DevOps Mindset

Source – globalbankingandfinance.com Stories about various industries and companies going digital cram the headlines. For example, airlines are readying for the digital shift to tackle increasing air traffic; meanwhile, Marks & Spencer has hired a principal technology partner to ‘drive digital-first.’ At the centre of all this is the need to boost productivity. Many companies still use inefficient manual processes instead of automation, however. Building apps to eliminate paper and streamline operations provides the obvious advantage of saving time, but it can also uncover new

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DevOps Security Watch: Three Trends To Track In 2018

Source – informationsecuritybuzz.com In the face of incessant competition, countless organisations are turning to DevOps to improve efficiency and accelerate innovation. While this approach delivers proven benefits, DevOps is also creating new security risks and reviving old ones. That’s because these very organisations are failing to adequately train or develop staff to implement best practice in security, leaving them vulnerable to both internal and external threats. At a time when managing their security portfolio effectively is crucial, many are unwittingly introducing

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Want to be the best at DevOps? You need a DevOps bot

Source – techtarget.com A DevOps bot with access to all business, technical and customer profile information would make software development and deployment a breeze. Expert Torsten Volk introduces DOBO. When my former software engineering director, Bill Jones, and I got together, we discussed how DevOps has improved over the previous decade and what is still left to do. We started envisioning an AI-driven DevOps bot. Let’s call it DOBO, a bot that provides contextual information, best practices, toolchain integration, operational analytics,

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Rely on the DevOps methodology to avoid disaster

Source – techtarget.com The DevOps methodology is more than just a flavor-of-the-month buzzword. It’s a new way to do things that can help catapult a business ahead of the competition. Synergy between development and operations incorporates automation and monitoring for quicker development and a deployment cycle that’s designed to improve release quality and scheduling. That’s the formal description anyway. But is that really what DevOps is about? A DevOps methodology is not the solution to all IT problems, but it’s not

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Avoid These Common DevOps Pitfalls

Source – itbusinessedge.com Virtually everybody is interested in doing DevOps these days, but more than that, there is tremendous pressure to do DevOps right. After all, the IT landscape is littered with technologies and initiatives that seemed to promise great things but, for one reason or another, failed to deliver. When it comes to DevOps, the concept is solid – faster, more agile, development, lower costs, a better user experience – so the only thing that can really foul it up

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What does DevOps do in 2018?

Source – infosecurity-magazine.com In 2018, we’re expecting DevOps to become the new norm for larger enterprise teams. This is because we’re likely to see developers on older, higher value systems implementing a more DevOps centric approach, having seen it work on projects that have traditionally been highly visible, but low value. In big enterprises in the past, DevOps practices have often been tested and trialed on projects which have low business impact. For example, in banking, teams have used DevOps

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The 6 Biggest Challenges Facing DevOps

Source – techtarget.com About decade after it debuted the DevOps concept has evolved and built up a base of advocates, but it still presents challenges. Like any process or strategic approach, the field of DevOps is constantly changing. First emerging as a collective term nearly a decade ago, the DevOps field now embraces millions of software developers and entrepreneurs who have adjusted their teams and core philosophies to fall in line with the DevOps vision. However, these guiding principles are still

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7 Skills Every DevOps Engineer Must Have

Source – cbronline.com The aim of using DevOps is to alter and improve the relationship between development and IT operations, advocating better communication and collaboration between the two units. Although it may seem somewhat simple, there is much more needed from a DevOps engineer to successfully deploy the code and bind the two units together successfully. From the basics of day to day skills needed to cope with the pressures of DevOps, comes technical skills each and every engineer must qualify

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10 bad DevOps habits to break

Source – enterprisersproject.com In 2017, more companies than ever before decided to start their DevOps journey. As with anything new, there’s a learning curve: The trick is identifying missteps before they become bad habits, because habits can be hard to break. As you refine your DevOps strategies for the new year, it’s important to take a critical look back and seek out these troublemakers. These issues may not be obvious – so we asked business leaders and DevOps practitioners to help,

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Four key lessons to apply from DevOps success stories

Source – techtarget.com For teams in small organizations, embracing and applying DevOps practices is often a matter of just doing it. There are fewer constraints, fewer moving parts, and most of the time development and operations skills are already aligned and close together — on the same team, if not the same person, which makes for many DevOps success stories. For large organizations, though, any transformation can be daunting. Complex development programs and traditional org structure can result in no shortage

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