10 Steps to Success with Your Distributed Network Monitoring

Source – opsview.com Setting up distributed network monitoring in mission critical production environments is a complex task; configuration can be challenging and mistakes costly. Opsview takes away much of the manual labor required to set-up your monitoring system with rapid Autodiscovery and REST API. Combined with powerful network and process mapping capabilities Opsview enables you to quickly set-up your monitoring and easily see how servers, applications and services are performing. Here’s 10 ways Opsview helps make your distributed network monitoring deployment

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Monitoring Your IT Services Beyond Nagios

Source – opsview.com Over the last couple of months I have been talking to more and more customers about how to monitor their IT services properly and one thing pops up quite often: Do they need anything beyond Nagios® Core (aka Nagios)? If yes, what should they do beyond it? The Basics Nagios is free and so gets away with quite a lot but using it to manage complex systems can be a real challenge. It can also be unforgiving on

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The intersection of DevOps and application security

Source – csoonline.com I’m sure you’ve seen the DevOps concept in development today. It focuses on bringing stability and reliability to corporate infrastructures and clouds. For example, many corporations have firewalls that protect the corporate infrastructure. DevOps would have any change to the firewall policy be versioned within a source code control system. This versioning is great because it enables a rollback to a stable version of the policy when a change goes awry. That improves reliability. Imagine DevOps being deployed

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DevOps: Where it’s going and how to make the most of it

Source – zdnet.com DevOps is much more than a set of practices for smarter software development. The benefits of Agile-type thinking — such as iterative development and continuous delivery — are being pushed beyond the IT department and out into the wider business. Here’s how adopting small, quick changes will deliver new benefits to businesses and their customers in the future. 1. Tailored agility will help push cross-organisation integration CIO consultant Andrew Abboud is an IT leader who believes in the

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Why you shouldn’t choose between an agile approach and a DevOps approach?

Source – ibm.com You may hear your IT department talking about implementing an agile approach or DevOps development. Both promise better and faster software development through collaboration. How are they different, and which is better for your business? Agile software development principles enable developers to deliver new functionality quickly while responding to changing business requirements. Development teams deliver incremental features frequently, perhaps every couple of weeks. Traditional approaches often take months or even years to deliver new systems. In the meantime,

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The 7 worst automation failures

Source – csoonline.com There are IT jobs that you just know are built for failure. They are so big and cumbersome and in some cases are plowing through new ground that unforeseen outcomes are likely. Then there are other situations where an IT pro might just say “whoops” when that unforeseen result should have been, well, foreseen. UpGuard has pulled together a group of the biggest instances in the past few years in which the well-intentioned automation of a company’s IT systems

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DevOps Maturity Model report: trends and best practices in 2017

Source – atlassian.com DevOps has been a cultural force in the world of software and operations for 10 years. Like many grassroots movements, DevOps practices have been slowly but steadily gaining traction among operations and software teams in all sorts of industries. But where has 10 years of cultural change, infrastructure improvement, and tooling gotten us? To answer this question, we partnered up with xMatters, one of our strategic technology partners that integrates with our products to provide a collaboration layer for DevOps, to

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6 Steps to Hiring and Retaining Great DevOps Talent

Source – news.sys-con.com As with two other big trends in digital delivery over the past decade or so—‘Cloud’ and ‘Agile’—the awareness and expectation of DevOps can be oversold and too easily misunderstood by key stakeholders. In a world where people increasingly ask for a simple summary, striking a balance between selling the benefits and highlighting the challenges and required investment, needs to be given due attention. DevOps cannot be reduced to a one-line description. This is as true in the

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Running Agile at scale: Three challenges

Source – searchcio.techtarget.com Across large enterprises, IT leaders are developing a new operating model to respond to digital demands. This model presumes that applications development will need to scale the use of Agile methods if teams are to support digital products and services at the cadence of continuous delivery. In their quest to run Agile at scale, many organizations have made substantial investments in tools, training, and frameworks like SAFe. But these investments by themselves are insufficient. When it comes

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​6 tips to solve Mobile App Testing problems

Source – pcworld.idg.com.au More emphasis than ever is being placed on enterprises to create an amazing UX with their mobile apps. As If delivering error free apps was not pressured enough these superior quality apps must be delivered faster than the competition while facing a constantly evolving technological landscape. The expectations and pressures of these situations will often drive a wedge between Testing and QA Teams. This is Where CI/CD (continuous integration/delivery) methodology comes in. Preserving the Developer/QA relationship The key

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