DevOps Tools

DevOps pros and open source: Culturally connected

Source – devopsagenda.techtarget.com DevOps pros love open source software partly for technical reasons. They also love open source because open source software overlaps culturally with DevOps. Understanding where open source and DevOps intersect leads to a better understanding of DevOps itself. If you look around the DevOps world, open source software is everywhere. Platforms like Jenkins, Ansible, Docker and Nagios — to name just a handful of examples — form part of the toolchain of DevOps organizations far and wide. That does

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Puppet on why people, process and technology are mission critical to DevOps success

Source – computerweekly.com When making an organisation’s agile software development ambitions a reality, practitioners commonly hold the view that success in DevOps requires adopting a strategy that addresses people, process and technology. Over the course of this year’s two-day PuppetConf partner and user summit in San Francisco, attendees were treated to pointers on how to address all three of these areas, regardless of whether they are just getting started or wanting to scale up their ongoing DevOps endeavours. Given the people

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CyberArk integrates with Puppet to automate DevOps secrets protection

Source – economictimes.indiatimes.com Mumbai: CyberArk announced its partnership with Puppet as an Advanced Technology Partner. Together, CyberArk and Puppet are working together to create supported modules that provide automated, enterprise-grade protection of secrets and are seamlessly integrated with Puppet’s configuration automation, enabling secure, high-velocity DevOpsworkflows. In dynamic DevOps environments, tools, scripts and applications/services are constantly being created, used and disabled. Each step requires secrets, including SSH/API keys, passwords and certificates, which regularly go unchanged or revoked, or may not be available for a range of reasons,

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GitLab shares its vision for Complete DevOps

Source – sdtimes.com GitLab has announced a new round of funding to help make its vision for Complete DevOps a reality. Last year, the company unveiled a plan to simplify the software development process. Today, they are taking that plan a step further by uniting development and operations into one user experience. The recent $20 million Series C funding round will help GitLab reimagine and restructure DevOps tools to create one experience that “reduces friction, increases collaboration and drives a competitive

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Jenkins’ CI/CD moves transform DevOps tool landscape

Source – techtarget.com Updates to the Jenkins open source tool have accelerated in the past year, as supporters seek to spread its adoption throughout the IT industry. Within the past year, CloudBees, a major provider of enterprise-supported Jenkins, has expanded Jenkins’ reach beyond code aficionados — and beyond application development lifecycles. Recent improvements include a customizable dashboard interface and, announced at Jenkins World 2017 at the end of August, a metrics and insights extension. Activity in the past 12 months around Jenkins

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Puppet acquires Distelli to bolster cloud computing automation platform

Source – geekwire.com Rahul Singh started with a single focus when he launched Distelli more than two years ago: give developers a way to ship better software faster. Now he’s doubling down on that mission with a little help from a leading cloud computing company. Portland-based Puppet today announced that it has acquired Distelli, a Seattle startup founded in 2015 by Singh that helps software engineers deploy code more efficiently. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Distelli employees — five are listed on LinkedIn — will

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Docker on Windows Server allows for container use and management

Source – techtarget.com Windows Server 2016 requires Docker for packaging, delivering and managing Windows container images to run as containers systems — such as user endpoints. Docker isn’t included on Windows Server 2016, so if you want to use Docker on Windows Server, you’ll need to download and install it before creating containers. Windows Server supports Docker Swarm mode, allowing for container orchestration features that can create clusters of Docker hosts and container workload scheduling. Docker host systems can also be created

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Hype hunters: Researchers put DevOps tools and tricks under microscope

Source – siliconangle.com Can an academic approach to analytics predict the best efficiencies for developer operations? Fact: Seventy-one percent of businesses have adopted some form of DevOps to streamline software development and deployment, according to VersionOne Inc.’s 2017 “State of Agile Report.” The most popular DevOps tool is container technology from Docker Inc., according to a separate report from RightScale Inc., with 35 percent of respondents employing the virtualized method for running distributed software applications. Do statistics like these give businesses a roadmap to

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Windows DevOps shops quickly gain on Linux counterparts

Source – techtarget.com Almost overnight, Windows DevOps has gained ground on the open source world. Windows shops have a well-earned reputation for conservatism, and a deeply entrenched set of legacy enterprise applications that often hinder automated application development. However, Microsoft products have recently focused on Windows DevOps support. There’s still work to do to underpin Windows container orchestration, but IT pros in Windows DevOps shops are determined to break free of stodgy stereotypes. Those stereotypes are based in reality. Microsoft shops have

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CloudBees DevOptics delivers DevOps insights

Source – enterprisetimes.co.uk At Jenkins World 2017, CloudBees has announced the availability of DevOptics. It is designed to provide customers with insight into the effectiveness of its DevOps processes. Unlike software development where companies are able to compare projects and performance, there is no equivalent for DevOps until now. According to Sacha Labourey, CEO, CloudBees: “This is about data. We go through a lot of code changes, use a lot of tools, make a lot of modifications but all of the data

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