Why Should Agency DevOps Teams Care About Microservices?

Source – meritalk.com Until now, most Federal agencies built their computing architectures like the aging buildings that house most of their headquarters, as huge monolithic structures that are inefficient, require frequent maintenance, and are wholly inflexible. Now, companies like Red Hat are offering a new path using microservices technology, which takes huge application stacks and breaks them down into tiny, modular components that can expand or contract based on needs, eliminating waste while ensuring critical services are always available regardless of

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Top 5 DevOps automation tools 2018: Docker vs Puppet vs Kubernetes vs Ansible vs Chef

Source – wire19.com “With our data confirming that 50% of organizations are implementing DevOps, DevOps has reached “Escape Velocity”. On the basis of this data indication, analyst firm Forrester has declared 2018 as “the year of enterprise DevOps”.  The term DevOps is used in multiple ways but in its broadest meaning, DevOps is an operational culture that aims at continuous development & integration and rapid IT service delivery by promoting better communication and improved collaboration between developers and operators. It has become

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Why not every DevOps strategy is worthy of your attention

Source – techtarget.com If the current hype cycle is any indication, the industry must be approaching peak DevOps. It simply would not be possible for the tech media, along with online seminars, social media and conference sessions, to provide any more opportunities for advocates and evangelists to offer up DevOps advice. And in light of this onslaught of opinions, we should note that some of this advice is significantly better than the rest. In fact, much of the DevOps strategy we’re

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Democracy & DevOps: What Is the Proper Role for Security?

Source – darkreading.com Security experts need a front-row seat in the application development process but not at the expense of the business. With the advent of the cloud and DevOps, the job of implementing security has been dispersed more widely across IT. This has led to significant gains in speed and agility, but it has also created unacceptable risk for the business. For security, the pendulum has swung too far toward democracy. We need to pull it back. It’s easy to

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From DevOps to DevSecOps: Structuring Communication for Better Security

Source – darkreading.com A solid approach to change management can help prevent problems downstream. Security has long been considered an afterthought in the software development process, with ad hoc measures typically tacked on just before release. This approach is no longer adequate in sustaining today’s expectations for rapid and reliable service. DevSecOps is emerging as a superior way to integrate security throughout the DevOps cycles, using better intelligence, situational awareness, and enhanced collaboration. It entails a solid approach to change management,

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How cybersecurity will evolve to become part of DevOps

Source – securitybrief.asia DevOps has been breaking down business siloes and improving efficiency, but it’s time those principles were brought to cybersecurity initiatives, according to Palo Alto Networks. DevOps relies on the idea that teams should automate the tasks involved in deploying, securing, maintaining, and phasing out the processes that IT and security teams have done manually in the past. This lets DevOps teams to deliver applications and support services faster. DevSecOps is about making security principles integral to the DevOps

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What Skills Are Needed to Excel at DevOps?

Source – itbusinessedge.com DevOps is not merely a new technology, it’s a new way of working. With both software development and IT operations melded into a single workflow, specialists in both disciplines will need to redefine their roles and their overall contributions to the finished product. And that means acquiring new skillsets. In many cases, this will involve training on the latest platforms and adapting to the latest techniques and best practices, but it will also require the development of a

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Database automation drives DevOps into the persistence layer

Source – theserverside.com The adoption of highly scriptable cloud-based technologies, along with the emergence of continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) tools, has created an environment in which every operations process should be scriptable and all manual processes targeted for automation. Organizations with a DevOps approach to application lifecycle management should automate every process imaginable, but they often hit a wall when they reach the persistence layer. Emerging technologies have the potential to make that limitation disappear. Apply DevOps lessons

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CloudBees acquires CodeShip as devops consolidates

Source – techcrunch.com More consolidation is afoot in the busy world of backend developer tools. Today, CloudBees — the company closely associated with support and services for the open source Jenkins continuous integration and delivery engine — has announced that it will acquire CodeShip, another startup in the dev-ops space focusing on continuous integration and delivery. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed, Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder of CloudBees, said in an interview. The entire team of CodeShip will

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Three ChatOps examples demonstrate DevOps efficiency

Source – techtarget.com The always-connected, device-centered work environment of the future is far from the isolating, solitary experience many once feared. It’s positively chatty. The trend toward interactive collaboration environments has come to IT operations and development teams in the form of ChatOps, an alternative command interface for a diverse set of infrastructure and application administration tasks. It’s ironic that, at the moment when AOL is shutting down its iconic AIM service, enterprise collaboration platforms, such as Slack, Atlassian Hipchat and

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