3 predictions on the future of containers

Source – sdtimes.com Despite the fact that containers are still considered a new tool in the developer scene, they have already been put to work in industries everywhere: Financial services companies use containers to track credit scores and provide financial recommendations to their clients, government organizations use containers to model the effects of weapons and identify ways to protect soldiers, and healthcare companies use containers to process and visualize radiology data. Container usage has grown, but other factors will come into

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7 Tips for Securely Moving Data to the Cloud

Source – govtech.com A few years back, an unmistakable trend emerged that cloud computing was growing in both percentage of organizations adopting cloud solutions as well as the amount and type of data being placed in the cloud. Earlier this year, I highlighted research that made it clear that trust and risks are both growing in government clouds. Since that time, many readers have asked for more specific guidance about moving more data to the cloud in the public and private

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Getting past square one: How to apply DevOps to ATM testing

Source – atmmarketplace.com DevOps is one of those au courant  business terms that everyone knows, but almost no one can actually define. At the most basic level, it’s a process that brings testing into the software development process, rather than leaving it until the end of the cycle when the operations team takes over. As with most business processes, the precise definition varies, depending on the people and products involved. But in almost all applications, the end goal of DevOps is the

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Top 10 Performance Tuning Tips for AWS EC2

Source – trainingzone.co.uk Amazon Web services, popularly abbreviated as AWS, are recognised as the leading provider of cloud based computing services. It is a great platform for web application development. AWS is used for mixed deployments and prototyping along with a number of optimizations. AWS solution architect is basically concerned to design cost-efficient, highly available, fault tolerant scalable systems. They also hold a good knowledge in deployment, data security, trouble shooting and managing effective designs and application infrastructure. You can choose

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4 Ways to Accelerate IT with DevOps

Source – blogs.perficient.com In our technology journey in 2017, we’ve covered DevOps numerous times and for good measure. Research firm IDC predicts that nearly 70% of Global Fortune 500 organizations will have implemented the development philosophy by the end of the year. There’s still confusion about what exactly DevOps is. To us, DevOps should not be thought of as a solution, but rather a series of progressions that seeks to make the entire software development, IT operations, and business process easier

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DevOps success: A new team model emerges

Source – enterprisersproject.com When DevOps began, so did a shorthand description for the model: It broke down the wall between dev and ops. The teams communicated better and operated with a shared set of objectives and concerns. At the extreme, there were no longer devs and ops people, but DevOps skill sets. But now, another view of DevOps has emerged: It’s about enabling ops to provide an environment for developers, then get out of the way as much as possible. Is this

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How DevOps changes the delivery of IT functions

Source – cio.com Labor arbitrage and shared services companies have had a perfect marriage over the last 20 years. Then along came the Digital Revolution with new business models and a new construct for services. One component of the digital model construct is DevOps. It makes a significant impact on business services, but it’s important to understand how it changes the picture for labor arbitrage and shared services. Shared service companies are structured on a functional basis. One way to think

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The future of IT: Fewer workers, more data analysts

Source – information-management.com Organizations are in the midst of redesigning IT operations in order to better meet the demands of external customers, and that is creating the need to redefine many job roles. Unfortunately, many organizations say they lack sufficient skills on staff in the areas of analytics and data management. That is the conclusion of a new study – “As Tech Management Structures Change, Roles Become More Strategic and Externally Focused” – by Forrester Research. Authored by Marc Cecere, the

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Needed now and for the foreseeable future: Five hot IT skills

Source – techtarget.com I lived through the dot-com bubble and collapse. I mention this because in some ways the current technology startup and IT salary craziness seem eerily similar to that — but with one critical difference. Back in the dot-com days the hysteria over internet-based startups fueled the creation of companies whose only compelling business model was to do something — anything — online. The big difference between then and now is that organizations are using technology to do more

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Three DevOps toolchain options refine IT automation

Source – techtarget.com DevOps toolchains are becoming more integrated, from dev to test to IT. Properly instrumented process automation can improve application quality and security — a major DevOps goal — through detailed performance profiles and code and configuration audits. DevOps automation reduces and eliminates rework, reuses code and configuration templates, and eliminates manual tasks. As DevOps teams mature, they shift attention from automating individual steps and tool mastery to tying those automation tools together. As development and IT teams work

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