DevOps Best Practices

DevSecOps: Embedding a Security Practice into your DevOps Approach

Source – devops.com It’s a no-brainer that the element of security cannot be compromised even to the smallest of extents in today’s competitive, fast-paced, modern technology-driven IT infrastructure. However, to keep up with the rapid developments of other processes in this agile world, security is often given relatively less importance and in some cases, even left behind. As the term suggests, DevSecOps is primarily concerned with the incorporation of security in the DevOps pipeline. The intended primary function of DevSecOps is

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Puppet Report Sees Long DevOps Journey Ahead

Source – devops.com A recent report published by Puppet suggests the level of DevOps maturity within most organizations is still relatively slight. In fact, most of the respondents reported high levels of manual work still occurring across configuration management, deployment, testing and change approval processes. Alanna Brown, director of product marketing for Puppet, said the “State of DevOps: Market Segmentation Report” makes it clear that DevOps is being embraced to solve specific pain points with specific IT departments. As a result,

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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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DevOps at Scale: Best Practices in Use Today

Source – informationweek.com IT professionals in the field discuss some of the best practices that help to make DevOps initiatives successful. Achieving the theoretical benefits of DevOps in practice can be hard. Plus, while much DevOps focus is on mobile, web and internal apps, it is also being adopted in many larger scale and often electronics-based projects, involving complexity, volume and compliance. We asked some of the companies we’ve been working with about their DevOps experiences and they have three stand-out

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Continuous Discussions Video Podcast: DevSecOps, Best Practices and More

Source – devops.com In a recent episode of the Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast, a group of industry experts discussed why DevSecOps is officially more than just a buzzword, tips on how to get everyone in the organization to own security and some of their own challenges and experiences baking security into the software delivery pipeline. The panel included: Alan Shimel, editor in chief at DevOps.com; Chenxi Wang, managing general partner at Rain Capital; Derek E. Weeks, VP and DevOps Advocate at Sonatype; Paula Thrasher, Chief Architect, National Security Division at

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DevOps thinking means service-centric security

Source – jaxenter.com Unless you are a stunt professional, you need four round wheels on a car to make it roll. The same goes for today’s business-critical services, with their range of ephemeral services interacting with virtual and physical systems. A failure of any inter-related service element will destroy the digital experience that the line of business is banking on. Instead of DevOps delivering promised agility, it increases friction with new points of blindness and breakage. DevOps models spin up microservices,

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Opinion 5 steps to overcoming the challenges to DevOps success

Source – information-management.com The global app economy is estimated to reach $6.3 trillion by 2021, with a user base expected to rise to almost every person on the planet. As a result, organizations are rethinking the way they build products or services to meet today’s always-on culture. To address this, the concept of DevOps has emerged over the last few years as a way to help accelerate the building, testing and deployment of applications. However, many organizations are beginning to realize

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DevOps Transformation: Leave No Ops Behind

Source – devops.com Have you ever found yourself struggling to explain something that you know how to do without a moment’s thought? I’m not talking about the amygdala, the part of our brain that initiates the automatic “fight or flight” response. No, I’m referring more to the muscle memory-type behaviors that we’ve collected through life and, likely, pay little attention to while executing. Things We Take for Granted Muscle memory is awesome. Through the magic of muscle memory I can type

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DevOps and security can coexist with a little planning

Source – techtarget.com “If you’re not thinking about security at all, it’s crazy.” Those words, from Ari Weil, vice president and senior director of industry marketing at Akamai, neatly sum up his frustration with the so-called DevSecOps landscape. Despite well-publicized security breaches, most DevOps teams continue to think about security too late in the process. DevSecOps — with its promise to bake security in from the beginning — could help. But, today, this movement is nascent at best. And while Akamai now offers new

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3 Steps to Building a DevOps Team Focused on Customers

Source – devops.com In most enterprises, Dev and Ops people inhabit different worlds, show scant regard for one another and communicate as little as possible—unless it is to vent about something done by “one of those” people over there. Dev and Ops are the chalk and cheese of software development and, mostly, that’s the way they like it. The concept of being on the same team—creating the best possible software for customers—might be quite alien. Obviously, Dev and Ops people are

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