DevOps Updates

AI help desk software frees IT ops to take on SRE skills

Source:- searchitoperations.techtarget.com A financial services company will retrain its help desk staff to be app developers and SREs, while AI handles the grunt work for the company’s call center employees. Software-based automation of menial tasks will pave the way for more meaningful work among IT ops pros at a financial services company. Until 2018, IT ops teams at Freedom Financial Network, a 17-year-old financial services company focused on consumer debt reduction, were largely focused on help desk tasks for the company’s

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Docker Database Hacked, 190,000 Users Affected

Source:- tomshardware.com Docker, a development platform that allows companies to “build, manage and secure all their applications” and “deploy them anywhere,” announced last week that it discovered a database hack that exposed the information of 190,000 users. The hackers collected usernames, hashed passwords and in some cases GitHub and Bitbucket access tokens used to access repositories on the popular Git platforms many developers use for version control. Those whose usernames and hashed passwords were hacked got off relatively easy. Usually, it’s

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What venture capitalists need to know about DevOps

Source – itproportal.com Venture capital (VC) investment into DevOps continues to rise. Already populated by some huge worldwide brands like Google, Microsoft and Amazon and estimated to be a $50 billion market, DevOps has graduated beyond a niche software sector for unicorns, and has made it to the mainstream. The amount of interest in this space from the VC community since the middle of 2018 is just one of many signals from investors that “now is a great time to jump

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Puppet Delivers 2018 State of DevOps Report with Five Stage Plan for DevOps Success

Source- bdaily.co.uk DevOps in 2018 is a big deal. Most, if not all, enterprises have some sort of DevOps initiatives, and many have become non-stop software and data factories, operating 24×7. However, succeeding with DevOps has proved challenging and results vary wildly between companies. In an effort to solve this problem, Puppet has released its State of DevOps Report this week. According to Puppet, one of the main goals of this report was to understand the DevOps journey and how

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6 DevOps culture mistakes holding you back

Source- enterprisersproject.com Having a strong DevOps culture is like having good taste. Everyone wants it – but is everyone equipped with the skills, instincts, and sheer luck needed to actually have it? The reality is, building a great DevOps culture is easier said than done. Here are the major challenges facing strong DevOps cultures and how to overcome them. 1. Inability to give and listen to feedback Teams must learn how to give and receive feedback if they are to improve and

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Driving innovation and accelerating digital transformation with low-code

Source- networksasia.net According to IDC, technology and services that enable digital transformation across the Asia-Pacific region are expected to grow by 15.3 percent annually to more than $386 billion (U.S. dollars) in 2018. With the demand for applications and platforms currently at an all-time high, CIOs know their enterprises need to deliver technology and product innovation faster while responding rapidly to new market opportunities and threats. In a world that is changing at breakneck speed, it comes as no surprise

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DevOps & machine learning improves app performance!

Source – devopsonline.co.uk Machine learning has been hyped (and in some cases overhyped). However, one successful DevOps use case for machine learning is application performance management. Why? Simply put, machine learning is needed to analyse the volume, velocity, and variety of big data generated by today’s dynamic application environments. By applying machine learning to identify patterns and anomalies, DevOps teams can better troubleshoot intermittent and complex problems, understand usage patterns, reduce bug rates, and improve the customer experience. What’s changed? Modern applications based on

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DevSecOps: How to conquer 3 big culture challenges

Source – enterprisersproject.com Just about any DevOps shop will hit speed bumps on the path toward continuous learning and improvement. “Organizations are increasingly adopting DevOps environments in hopes of achieving transformative velocity and innovation,” says Elizabeth Lawler, VP of DevOps security at CyberArk. “But like any new business initiative, this comes with challenges – and in the case of DevOps, it’s often around culture and areas of responsibility.” Even issues that seem technical in nature are often rooted in people. Take security: It’s as

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A proactive flavor of DevOps grows at Google

Source – zdnet.com Everyone wants to do DevOps these days, but what does a well-humming DevOps environment really look like? What is the vision to strive for? To date, DevOps has been popping up as a hodgepodge of activities and initiatives across companies, perhaps in the name of doing it because it’s the thing to do. As a result, companies really aren’t seeing the full potential of DevOps. Consistency in DevOps approaches is a rare thing indeed, relates Kurt Marko, citing a

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Why you should apply change management in DevOps failures

Source – techtarget.com In a digital world, every company depends on software to continuously improve its products and business. This need for continuous speed has led to the explosion of DevOps initiatives. Well-executed change management in DevOps shortens software release cycles while improving quality. These conditions, in turn, make continuous integration, regular deployment and continuous delivery possible. For many organizations, however, DevOps remains a distant mirage rather than a reality. So why do some DevOps initiatives fail? DevOps success depends on tools, processes and people.

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