10 Promising Cloud Startups of 2017

Source – readitquik.com Almost every company is either starting off or is on the way to embracing cloud computing as a way of business. This growing demand is giving impetus to a host of startups in the cloud computing space, with plenty of room for companies to carve their niche and grow. Yet, within this innovative field are the super-innovators who are a notch above the rest, delivering disproportionate value to their clients. Whether it is a specialized service like helping

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IT firms look for new skill sets in prospective employees

Source – business-standard.com India’s information technology (IT) services industry is hiring engineers with skills in cloud computing, analytics and digital — the segments that clients are spending money on — even as companies tighten performance appraisals of employees working on legacy services where budgets are shrinking. Industry lobby group National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) says the sector is expected to hire 150,000 people this year, with the top two firms — Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys —

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Study reveals how companies can develop and deliver better software faster

Source – channellife.co.nz New data from almost a thousand global respondents has found there are substantial benefits to be had from cloud-based tools for DevOps. CA Technologies released the first-of-its-kind study in a move the company says quantifies the benefits for companies the combine DevOps methodologies with cloud-based tools and delivery mechanisms. Revealed at the company’s first annual ‘Built to Change Summit’, CA Technologies asserts the intelligence supports the announcement of innovations across its portfolio. The study was conducted by Freedom

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8 QA Tips to Survive in the Digital Transformation Era

Source – techstory.in “90% of CEOs believe the Digital Transformation will impact their industry, but less than 15% are executing on a digital strategy.” – MIT Sloan & Capgemini This research says that each enterprise will need to adapt digital strategies in order to align the business processes and offer end-to-end customer experience. The digital transformation journey involves the huge investment into enterprise mobile apps for business operations, cloud computing for process co-ordination, Big Data for analyzing the data for the

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Continuous Integration and Delivery Require Continuous Cost Control

Source – business2community.com Today, we propose a new concept to add to the DevOps mindset: Continuous Cost Control. In DevOps, speed and continuity are king. Continuous Operations, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration. Keep everything running and get new features in the hands of users quickly. For some organizations, this approach leads to a mindset of “speed at any cost”. Especially in the era of easily consumable public cloud, this results in a habit of wasted spend and blown budgets – which may,

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Can DevOps make over network engineers into coders?

Source – siliconangle.com Software developers are now plying their trade deep down the stack with programmable networks, so why not give network engineers some Representational State Transfer (known as REST) application program interfaces (and perhaps hoodies) and make them developers? “One of the things in DevNet we’re working on is what we call the evolution of a network engineer,” said Amanda Whaley (pictured), director of developer experience, DevNet, at Cisco Systems Inc. Three years ago, Whaley brought her software development chops to work at networking

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The Devops Chicken or the Agile Infrastructure Egg?

Source – itbusinessedge.com Does devops lead to agile, or does agile lead to devops? Or perhaps they move in tandem as the enterprise gropes its way through digital transition. And if that’s the case, is optimized, automated infrastructure the cause or the effect of this new IT model? The answers to these questions could be crucial for the enterprise over the next few years because they speak directly to how technology decisions will be made. For instance, if the right

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Ansible Emerges As the Preferred DevOps Software

Source – Readitquik.com Ansible, an open-source software automation engine, is the latest in the league of DevOps tools to join well-known player Chef and Puppet. Founded in 2013 as an open source project, Ansible was bought by Red Hat in 2015 for a supposed amount of over $100 million. Since then, it has gained huge popularity with the DevOps community, and currently occupies third place in StackShare’s list of ‘Top Five Most In-Demand Devops Tools.’ Post its acquisition by Red

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Crafting an Effective DevOps Strategy

Source – virtual-strategy.com Uptake of DevOps tools and practices in the context of faster software releases, cloud adoption and improving innovation velocity has been on a tear away pace over the last couple of years. However, it is still early days for maturity and standardization of DevOps processes in the enterprise, with several barriers – both human and technological – to be overcome. IT leaders are constantly challenged to adopt standardized DevOps practices that deliver faster software releases with higher

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How to maintain software quality when scaling DevOps

Source – techbeacon.com The allure of DevOps is speed. Whereas using agile methods can result in releases of around six weeks or so, with DevOps and its focus on extreme automation and integration, you can release code weekly or even daily. This is exciting for organizations with high user demands and/or competitive pressures to innovate frequently. Many organizations new to DevOps are eager to get going and see how much time and effort they can save on the development cycle. The

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