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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Analysing security solutions in cloud computing technology

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Ever more companies are proving that cloud computing continues to be a major trend in the IT field. For instance, IDC recently predicted that spending on public cloud services would reach $160 billion by the end of this year. When it comes to security, however, the same issues and concerns persist today as they did several years ago. Take any research report which asks about organisations’ concerns with cloud migration and security is usually the number one. What

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7 leadership rules for the DevOps age

Source – enterprisersproject.com If DevOps is ultimately more about culture than any particular technology or platform, then remember this: There isn’t a finish line. It’s about continuous change and improvement – and the C-suite doesn’t get a pass. Rather, leaders need to revise some of their traditional approaches if they expect DevOps to help drive the outcomes they seek. Let’s consider seven ideas for more effective IT leadership in the DevOps era. 1. Say “yes” to failure The word “failure” has

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IT ops pros predict routes to DevOps efficiency in 2018

Source – techtarget.com IT operations is a fast-moving river of change. It might bend or fork as it travels, you might go over a Waterfall, but it never doubles back. Expert IT professionals and analysts –– many of whom write tips on the tools and technologies you use every day — lay out their predictions for where IT operations is heading in 2018. Everyone expects a heavier emphasis on DevOps efficiency through smarter adoption and evolved tools and practices. Another broad

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5 tips to developing a successful DevOps culture

Source – techrepublic.com DevOps adoption is picking up in enterprises across the US, as research shows that the workflow—emphasizing communication between software developers and IT professionals managing production environments—can lead to faster deployments, fewer service problems, and more employee loyalty. However, focusing too intently on tech tools like Chef, Puppet, or Jenkins instead of how the team works together is a major pitfall to DevOps success. “A lot of organizations think DevOps is a problem that you can solve with tools,”

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DevOps processes flounder if old business models don’t change

Source – theserverside.com Many of the mental models often used for thinking about DevOps processes came from the manufacturing industry. But if you ask Mirco Hering, the Asia-Pacific Agile and DevOps lead at Accenture and author of DevOps for the Modern Enterprise, he’d say a different mindset is required to make DevOps processes work for enterprises today. Hering asserted that the fundamental problem lies in thinking about DevOps processes as part of a transformational model that runs for only three to

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Make 2018 a year of IT skills development

Source – techtarget.com DevOps, open source and programmable infrastructure were relentlessly growing trends in 2017, so it’s no surprise that IT skills development is top of mind heading into 2018. Following are the New Year’s resolutions of DevOps experts, project managers, ops veterans and other members of the IT community. Share yours in the comments. Pick up new OS skills “I grew up in Microsoft, and I’d like to ratify and expand Linux [server administration]. My goal for the next 12

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4 trends to watch as IT automation expands

Source – enterprisersproject.com We recently examined some of the fundamental factors that have fueled IT automation to this point. “To this point” is the operative phrase – there’s not necessarily a finish line for automation, and even as it matures, automation is going to continue evolving from a technical, business, and people standpoint. With that in mind, we asked a variety of experts for their insights on the current trends to watch as automation grows inside of IT shops going forward,

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Four questions to ask about your DevOps strategy

Source – searchmicroservices.techtarget.com There’s a lot of information about DevOps out there, making it hard to determine exactly what it means. However, there are still key principles you can stick to in order to achieve success through DevOps. Here are four questions that, according to our experts, you should be asking when thinking about your DevOps strategy. 1. Have we established a zone of business impact? DevOps tasks should be clearly connected to the applications they support, and businesses should in

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Predictions 2018: How DevOps, AI Will Impact Security

Source – eweek.com DevOps and agile development, new-generation processes and techniques that work hand in hand in developing, testing and distributing software of all types, have been in the IT business news continually for about the last half-dozen years. And there are good reasons why. We at eWEEK are constantly being pitched by thought leaders with new ideas about this relative sea change in the business, in addition to companies with new or improved tools that facilitate the automation that’s inherent

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