SecDevOps: Putting Security at the Heart of DevOps

Source – securityintelligence.com Agility has become an unavoidable necessity in a fast-moving technology environment, but achieving it can be a challenge for organizations and their development teams. The DevOps philosophy provides a road map; following it is not always as easy. Even more crucial than the need to transform the development process is the need to protect against ever more sophisticated threats and attacks. But some organizations are finding that agility and security can go hand in hand. SecDevOps is an

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Automated risks – secrets of DevOps security exposed

Source – diginomica.com The enterprise cyber- and data security landscape is constantly shifting, with new threats bubbling to the surface. One emerging security vulnerability is the booming DevOps environment. Digital transformation within the organization and the ‘consumerization’ of IT are encouraging many enterprises to bring traditional IT and new product development together under the same management umbrella. DevOps specialists are at the core of this new function. The theory is that they allow the central IT team to support business strategy

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3 DevOps pitfalls and how to avoid them

Source – information-age.com Businesses have been hearing about DevOps and its benefits for some time, and now it appears to have reached a critical mass. As Forrester points out, DevOps has moved from the fringes, accessible only to a small number of large companies, to the mainstream. While DevOps is increasingly necessary, that doesn’t mean it’s easy. IT projects are notorious for a high rate of failure – a problem that is still prevalent in our agile-focused era. We recently surveyed

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Red Hat Wraps OpenStack In Containers

Source – nextplatform.com Red Hat is no stranger to Linux containers, considering the work its engineers have done in creating the OpenShift application development and management platform. As The Next Platform has noted over the past couple of years, Red Hat has rapidly expanded the capabilities within OpenShift for developing and deploying Docker containers and managing them with the open source Kubernetes orchestrator, culminating with OpenShift 3.0, which was based on Kubernetes and Docker containers. It has continued to enhance the platform since. Most recently,

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DevOps Success Beyond Agile: Cloud Expo Power Panel

Source – forbes.com The venerable Cloud Expo conference may be a mere shadow of its former self, but it still has its moments. One high point: a powerful panel of technology experts debating the ins and outs of DevOps. The most refreshing insight: while DevOps is an important trend, there is no magic here. It’s difficult work, and we’ve built it on hard-earned lessons of the past. “DevOps is something we’ve done under different monikers for many, many years,” explained Tracy

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Red Hat Releases Red Hat OpenStack 12

Source – storagereview.com Today at the OpenStack Summit Sydney 2017, Red Hat Inc. announced the latest version of its massively-scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Red Hat OpenStack 12. This new IaaS is based off of OpenStack’s Pike release, and introduces containerized services, improving flexibility while decreasing complexity for faster application development. Red Hat OpenStack 12 also comes with a slew of new enhancements such as an upgraded DCI (distributed continuous integration) and improved security to help maintain data compliance and

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Node.js Popular With DevOps, But Security Lags

Source – enterprisetech.com Developers are painfully aware of the risks inherent in deploying applications on the open Internet, but few are using tools designed to secure code and mitigate risks. A survey released by Node.js JavaScript runtime vendor NodeSource and software security startup Sqreen found that more than one-third of the Node.js developers and executives it polled expect to be hacked. Indeed, many were resigned to large-scales attack over the next six months. Perhaps reflecting the current harried state of application

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OutSystems brings DevOps to low-code development in latest release

Source – sdtimes.com OutSystems wants to make it easier for enterprise IT shops to adopt low-code development into their DevOps toolchains. The company announced new DevOps capabilities as part of a new release. The company announced an enhanced LifeTime deployment API; Microsoft Visual Studio Team Service Integration; Jenkins CI/CD Server Integration; a new test framework; new automated visual text merge capability, and LifeTime DevOps advanced deployment options. The updated deployment API will enable DevOps teams to manage apps, modules, environments and

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Bringing a DevOps Approach to Databases

Source – infoq.com Today at Day 1 of PASS Summit 2017, Redgate Evangelist Steve Jones presented his tips for taking a DevOps approach to database management.  His approach includes tips that can benefit installations of all sizes.  Jones began his presentation by sharing that in 2016 Amazon deployed production-level changes every 12 seconds.  One of reasons he shared this was to illustrate the rate of change that can be effectively delivered with an effective approach to change management. Given the amount

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What Are Logic Apps — For IT Pros

Source – petri.com In this post, aimed at IT pros, I’ll explain how Azure’s Logic Apps service can be used to orchestrate activities in the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) side of Azure. Relevance Once upon a time, Logic Apps would have been something for the developers. But times, and Azure, are changing. More and more organizations are embracing the work methodologies of DevOps, where IT pros and developers work as a coordinated team, instead of the traditional one-versus-the-other. In the DevOps world, the

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