Google, Scale Computing partner for easier hybrid cloud deployment

Source – networkworld.com Google has partnered with Scale Computing, developer of infrastructure software for hyper-converged systems, to make it easier to deploy Google Cloud Platform as a backup for your own data center. The two companies have created a platform called Cloud Unity, which integrates Scale’s HC3 software environment with Google Compute Engine. HC3 is a cluster software product that merges server, storage and virtualization into a single appliance for easier converged infrastructure. With HC3, you can build a cluster using

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Treating Shared Databases Like APIs in a DevOps World

Source – infoq.com Simon Sabin, Principle Consultant at Sabin.io, spoke at WinOps 2017 conference on how to include database changes in a continuous deployment model. A key aspect when sharing databases across multiple services or applications is to treat them as APIs, from the perspective of the database owners. Sabin suggested that mechanisms such as views, triggers and stored procedures can be used to change the database internal structure while keeping backwards compatibility with the applications data operations. He gave the example of migrating

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How cloud computing platforms fuel digital transformation

Source – searchcloudapplications.techtarget.com Many enterprises are turning to cloud computing platforms to accelerate digital transformation strategies. The cloud promises to provide a consistent set of APIs for developers to innovate around. It also makes it easier to reuse enterprise data more efficiently as part of a more modern software development ecosystem. “The rise of PaaS [platform as a service], in all its flavors, indicates that the focus of innovation is shifting even further toward software development,” said Dave Bartoletti, principal analyst at Forrester

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The impact of DevOps on your bottom line

Source – csoonline.com DevOps is the most important innovation to the IT sector since the invention of the personal computer. Nearly everyone I have talked to in my travels, these past few years, says they are building their own DevOps shop. But when you probe them about what they are actually doing, most say they are deploying applications to the cloud. That is not exactly what DevOps is. To put it in a nutshell, DevOps combines the cultural and technical philosophies

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The need for data-driven DevOps and how to start

Source – itwire.com DevOps is, at heart, the application of programming techniques to infrastructure issues. Using tools like Puppet, virtual servers and other environments can be scripted, built, removed, and generally maintained with full version control and automation. DevOps brings together IT departments, renewing focus on measurement, sharing and continuous feedback loops. However, as systems become more complex, DevOps workflow becomes complex and opaque. The business wants solutions and features implemented. Programmers want to plan, code, test and release their applications,

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DevOps evolves into DevSecOps

Source – devopsonline.co.uk According to Computer Weekly, DevOps is evolving into DevSecOps, and new tools are needed to automate IT policy management. In Sentinel, one tool emerged, including an option with enterprise versions of HashiCorp DevOps tools, such as: Consul for service discovery Vault for secrets management Nomad for container scheduling Terraform for infrastructure as code Sentinel offers policy as code features for both security and compliance and HashiCorp seeks to attract DevOps pros, to provide data analytics and financial services to

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Barriers to enterprise adoption of DevOps

Source – computerweekly.com Until recently, the DevOps movement was considered off-limits to enterprises, with the naysayers struggling to see how these large, complex and unwieldy organisations could ever hope to emulate the agile software development practices loved by smaller, nimbler startups. Big organisations are just too weighed down by bureaucracy, legacy technologies and waterfall-style software development techniques for DevOps to thrive, and any attempt to challenge the status quo will come to nothing – or so the rhetoric went. But what

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AWS automation skills in demand for DevOps, multicloud

Source – techtarget.com Automation is a big focus as more businesses migrate to the cloud and implement DevOps strategies. And while IT shops can gradually learn AWS automation skills — if they don’t have them already — the demand for that knowledge continues to rise rapidly. “Perhaps a direct reason for this is the more widely adopted principles and practices of DevOps,” said Scott Thomson, director of public cloud at Softchoice, an IT consulting and managed services provider based in Toronto. DevOps

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HashiCorp DevOps tools add Sentinel for IT policy management

Source – techtarget.com In some enterprise IT shops, DevOps is evolving into DevSecOps, and new tools are needed to automate IT policy management as part of that trend. One such tool emerged this week in Sentinel, an option now included with the enterprise versions of HashiCorp DevOps tools such as Consul for service discovery, Vault for secrets management, Nomad for container scheduling, and Terraform for infrastructure as code. Sentinel automates IT policy management with a policy language that can be tested, version-controlled

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CloudBees, partners add Jenkins services, security

Source – theserverside.com The Jenkins DevOps world has recently gained a series of new services, including advisory and managed services, new security capabilities and database support. For instance, among the new Jenkins services, CloudBees recently delivered a new, free service, CloudBees Jenkins Advisor, which will analyze any Jenkins continuous delivery environment and provide users with information on issues and performance. Announced at the company’s Jenkins World conference at the end of August, CloudBees Jenkins Advisor identifies potential issues and advises organizations on corrective

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