Putting Security on Par with DevOps

Source- darkreading.com DevSecOps: It’s not a very friendly acronym. It reeks of techno-babble, sounds a little military, and resists a consumer connection. But think again. This is a vital discipline that’s directly relevant to every enterprise and every individual, particularly within cloud infrastructures, and has long deserved greater attention. Maybe that’s why we’re now seeing greater research and more discussion devoted to the subject. But what’s really at stake here? And what needs to happen next? First, let’s understand the

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How DevOps can reshape the global economy: Study

Source- digitaljournal.com A new report, from Google Cloud, provides a comprehensive view of the growing DevOps industry, with scientific studies that span five years and more than 30,000 survey responses. The new report has been assembled by Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble and Gene Kim, of the DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) organization, and it is called “Accelerate: State of DevOps 2018: Strategies for a New Economy”. The research has been undertaken in conjunction with in collaboration with Google Cloud.

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Cloud computing is making data centers more efficient.

Source- digitaljournal.com Cloud computing is changing the way many businesses deploy applications, control users, and deliver resources. The ability to interconnect data centers enables organizations of all sizes to be more agile and cost-effective — and become more competitive. Data centers are complex systems, composed of elements like routers, switches, security devices, storage systems, servers and application delivery controllers. Today many businesses have an option to provision a virtual data center in the cloud. A cloud data center ensures more power, safer

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8 Steps for a Successful DevOps Transition

Source – tripwire.com Organizations stand to gain a lot from transitioning to a DevOps software development model. Switching to DevOps leads to quicker problem solving, increased employee engagement, and more time for innovation. That’s assuming a transition is successful, however. Enterprises can run into various problems along the way, including inadequately measured risk, which could spell trouble down the road. Fortunately, none of these problems are inevitable if you approach the DevOps transition methodically. Follow these eight steps to make the most of

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What is the right storage software needed for DevOps to be a success?

Source – information-age.com A major operational problem in on-premises enterprise data centres has emerged over the past 10 years. This is rearing its head as a fundamental mismatch between the infrastructure and the needs of increasingly virtualised applications. There is a major contrast between what organisations want their staff to focus on – strategic projects, new application deployment, new customer acquisition and releasing new products – and the things they end up spending too much time on. This includes infrastructure ‘plumbing’

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Measuring DevOps Success in Your Software Delivery Pipeline

Source – news.sys-con.com When it comes to measuring the success of your DevOps rollout, it can be challenging to identify the right metrics that will provide intelligence while avoiding the trap of vanity metrics that indicate action—but not necessarily progress—towards the outcome you’re looking for. In my experience, the most valuable metric of all is the lead time between when you make a commit in source control and when that change makes it to your consumers. Some very mature organizations have

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DevSecOps, or how to build safer software so much faster

Source – techtarget.com Call it DevSecOps or SecDevOps or security in DevOps, but no matter what you call it your development organization will be tackling it soon. DevOps is hard to do and security is harder. But at a time when security breaches continue to dominate the headlines, there’s no question that security and DevOps need to come together. The only issues are when and how. A recent survey by DevOps software supply chain provider Sonatype found that for every

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Cloud Automation and Orchestration Made Easy

Source – news.sys-con.com Step into any boardroom and the talk is all about speed and quality: How to accelerate the delivery of innovative new products and services, while improving the quality of existing ones. When this question is asked, all eyes turn to the CIO: How can IT bring business velocity to both the software lifecycle and the digital business, end-to-end from digital touchpoint to system of record? This is especially the case for cloud-based services. Today’s modern enterprise environments

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A guide to continuous testing tools

Source – sdtimes.com CA Technologies: Only CA delivers next-generation, integrated solutions that enable test environment simulation; automatic test case creation, even from requirements; on-demand test data management; orchestration that progresses applications from phase to phase based upon the passing of test cases; SaaS-based performance testing; and open source integrations with tools like JMeterTM, Jenkins, Selenium, Appium, and more. CA’s continuous testing solutions enable a robust continuous delivery model, so your organization can meet the demands of today’s application economy. HPE:

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DevOps teams have poor security practices

Source – itproportal.com Many organisations don’t enforce proper security measures in their DevOps environments, putting both the company and the product at risk. This is according to a new report by Venafi, looking into security practices among DevOps. Using the same passwords for multiple machines, or not even bothering to secure communications between machines are some of the most common issues, usually among organisations in the middle of adopting DevOps practices. However, even organisations that say their DevOps practices are ‘mature’,

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