DevOps News

Possible Amazon cloud failure worries tech community

Source:- fnlondon.com The tech community has added its voice to the debate around whether companies are at risk from an over-reliance on a cloud-based computing service run by e-commerce giant Amazon. Financial News this week published an article that revealed Amazon Web Services as the predominant cloud provider to the City and highlighted concerns aired by the Financial Stability Board that the cloud computing giant could now be ‘too big to fail’. Responding to the article on Hacker News, the

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DevOps Security & the Culture of ‘Yes’

Source – darkreading.com I was talking to the CISO of a Fortune 500 healthcare company about how security teams work with their counterparts in other organizations. He lamented that he had recently overheard a peer refer to him derisively as the “C-S-No.” That was painful to hear because it brought into focus one of his most strategic challenges, one that security leaders everywhere are facing. That is, we as an industry haven’t figured out how to remain effective and relevant within

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DevOps Jobs: How to win that role

Source – enterprisersproject.com For IT job hunters, some of today’s most desirable jobs are DevOps jobs. A company with a strong commitment to DevOps wants people to run fast, experiment, and iterate their way to success. These organizations prize innovation. But the DevOps methodology and culture turns some old rules about IT job hunting upside down. For instance, your ability to spot trouble and turn around failures now trumps certifications, says Robert Reeves, CTO at Datical, a database release automation company. For DevOps teams, companies need people who can think on their feet

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THE 6 BIGGEST DEVOPS MISTAKES YOU MUST AVOID

Source – techgenix.com Organizations are embracing DevOps, although they’d do well to steer past the known pitfalls that have caused several similar attempts to stumble. This is just paramount advice. The Rightscale 2017 State of the Cloud report suggested that 72 percent of SMBs and 84 percent of enterprises have already adopted some DevOps practices. Promises of better customer satisfaction, productivity improvements, more business development, and greater agility are key factors driving the shift toward DevOps. Is DevOps the perfect choice for all, then?

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How important is ALM process automation in a modern DevOps approach?

Source – searchmicroservices.techtarget.com Automation is key to the modern DevOps approach and application lifestyle management. Though it was a Herculean task in the days of VMs, containers are now making automation accessible for every DevOps team. With the advent of Docker, ALM process automation becomes even more possible and necessary. Let’s look at how containers change automation at every step of the software delivery lifecycle. Automated container image builds In a DevOps environment, code is often checked in numerous times per day. Each

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Increased automation helps organizations succeed: new DevOps report

Source – itworldcanada.com The highest performing organizations will have already automated the majority of their business, according to the results of a new report by US-based automation software provider Puppet. Its “State of DevOps” report, conducted in partnership with DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA), and co-sponsored by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), Deloitte, Australian software development firm Atlassian, US-based DevOps company Electric Cloud, intelligent data analysis corporation Splunk, and Canadian IoT innovator Wavefront, found that successful businesses have automated 72

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DevOps shops size up security and compliance as code

Source – techtarget.com IT pros in DevOps shops want compliance and security to be the next things they automate, but people with the right skills are tough to find. AUSTIN — As enterprise IT pros gain experience with DevOps and infrastructure as code, they also begin to assess whether code can help with IT security and compliance problems. Products such as Chef Compliance and InSpec are on the minds of DevOps pros at ChefConf here this week. InSpec is an open

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DevOps strategy: 3 resources for CIOs

Source – enterprisersproject.com TechRepublic asked its CIO Jury whether they had implemented DevOps or if they had plans to do so, and this week they reported that the results were split down the middle. The six IT leaders on the pro-DevOps side of the coin cited improved communication, smoother testing cycles, increased productivity, and speed to market as its benefits. On the other side, tech executives said they were either not ready to implement DevOps, or they weren’t convinced of

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Which Comes First: DevOps or Culture Change?

Source – informationweek.com By now, most people in IT and product management understand DevOps. The power of DevOps, like Agile, is that there’s no strict rule set to follow, nor is there a standard to adhere to. It’s open to interpretation and adaptation according to your own corporate, customer, product, or cultural situation. However, corporate culture sits square in the cross hairs of what DevOps aims to improve. With this in mind, is it better to change corporate culture at the

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9 Big Mistakes DevOps Teams Make

Source – informationweek.com If organizations want to maximize the benefits they experience as a result of embracing DevOps, they’ll need to avoid these “gotchas”. If you’re going to adopt DevOps, you better do it right. According to the RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud report, 84% of enterprises and 72% of small to medium-sized businesses have adopted some DevOps practices. These organizations are attracted to DevOps benefits like greater agility, improved customer satisfaction, greater employee morale, greater productivity and business

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