Integrating Security into DevOps Takes Care

Source – informationweek.com DevOps is quickly evolving from the experimental phase to becoming the standard approach to application development and delivery. It breaks down the barriers between developers and IT operations, speeding up development projects. However, that speed can also create significant security risks if the IT security team is not brought into the process after DevOps releases a new product. The recent DigiCert “2017 Inviting Security into DevOps Survey” finds a vast majority of enterprises are in fact working to

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New practices spring from DevOps competency shortage

Source – techtarget.com Once you establish DevOps competency, employee retention is an even bigger challenge in a highly competitive seller’s market for technical skills. “High tech has a lot to learn about culture from the manufacturing business,” E3’s Rheem said. Companies eager to retain employees often find themselves in a “perk race,” but perks quickly become entitlements, Rheem said. Most companies don’t have a great sense of what makes people want to come to work, which is predictability, consistency and the

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Harnessing AI to make DevOps more effective

Source – zdnet.com Loom Systems’ AI-powered log analysis aims to give companies a warning when there may be a problem in their system by reading logs and detecting when something is likely to go wrong — and then sends out alerts so DevOps and IT managers can respond before systems go down. ZDNet talked to CEO Gabby Menachem about the company’s future plans. ZDNet: Tell me about the origins of Loom Systems. Menachem: We were founded two years ago and using

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The benefits of intelligent DNS in DevOps projects

Source – betanews.com The DevOps model continues to gain traction because it’s an efficient and cost-effective development approach. It yields fewer errors, shorter development cycles and reduced need for expensive code fixes after deployment. One goal of DevOps is continuous development and deployment, which necessitates the automatic creation or removal of networks, as well as automated deployment to production. Automation is important because the fewer the number of manual steps involved, the less likely that human error will disrupt the process.

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Digitally disruptive competition drives DevOps trend

Source – techtarget.com From a leadership perspective, it is hard to argue against the goals of the current DevOps trend. DevOps seeks to integrate the work performed by a company’s application development team with the work performed by its systems operations team. The aim is to improve the quality and flow of that work through better communication, standardization, simplification, collaboration and automation. DevOps builds on the Lean and Agile development practices that promote systemic thinking and rapid value creation. In many ways, the DevOps trend

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Do ops skills fall into an IT engineering job description?

Source – techtarget.com IT professionals love to learn and develop new skills. With the advent of site reliability engineering and other IT engineer job descriptions, operations professionals should gravitate toward technologies — and conversations — that will propel them into engineering positions. In the IT world, a rather blurry line distinguishes what makes a job IT operations rather than IT engineering, or vice versa. Many professionals have a mixed role, and particularly with the growth of DevOps methodology, it’s become rarer for

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Robust DevOps trend fueled by IT’s need for speed, survey says

Source – techtarget.com In his article “Digitally disruptive competition drives DevOps trend, Troy DuMoulin, vice president of research and development at Pink Elephant, the global IT Service Management (ITSM) training and service provider, laid out why the current DevOps push to improve the quality and delivery of IT services is unlike failed IT efforts in years past. DevOps-focused transformation The first question asked of the survey respondents was to identify what percentage of the respondents were actively working on a DevOps-focused transformation. The

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DevOps delivers faster software releases – and happier people

Source – zdnet.com First, the good news: DevOps is much more than a process change that speeds up software development and deployment. It invokes cultural change to the point where peoples’ at-work personalities can actually change — for the better. Now the bad news: Moving forward with DevOps often requires a “trigger event” — such as a merger or CEO change — to motivate the organization to fully embrace such change. These are the observations of Rob Englund, independent IT management consultant, trainer,

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Why The Cloud Is The Biggest Disruptor In Every Business Today

Source:- forbes.com The first sign that the cloud was going to take over the world came in 2008 when research firm Gartner introduced cloud computing on its closely-followed hype cycle, which ranks fledgling technologies based on how the market perceives them and how far they are away from mainstream adoption. At the time, Gartner predicted that the cloud was 2-to-5 years away from going mainstream, and few people outside the world of enterprise computing really understood the concept of accessing

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Report: DevOps is still considered a new phenomenon

Source – sdtimes.com While companies have grasped that DevOps leads to an increase in innovation, DevOps adoption and implementation still remains a challenge for many. Logz.io, an AI-powered log analytics company, released its DevOps Pulse 2017 survey in time for today’s SysAdmin Day, highlighting some of the challenges and benefits to DevOps. The DevOps Pulse report this year was based on data from a survey of 700 companies, with an additional section on DevOps culture because, according to Logz.io, it’s one topic that

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