DevOps success: A new team model emerges

Source – enterprisersproject.com When DevOps began, so did a shorthand description for the model: It broke down the wall between dev and ops. The teams communicated better and operated with a shared set of objectives and concerns. At the extreme, there were no longer devs and ops people, but DevOps skill sets. But now, another view of DevOps has emerged: It’s about enabling ops to provide an environment for developers, then get out of the way as much as possible. Is this

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The 10 DevOps tools that IT pros are using the most

Source – techrepublic.com By streamlining workflow and increasing efficiency across departments, DevOps tools are often a critical component of a successful digital transformation strategy for enterprises. According to ZDNet, companies with successful DevOps plans have “2,555 times faster lead times for their projects.” Yet IT departments still struggle with implementation. A recent survey from cloud sandbox software provider Quali pinpointed some key issues with adopting a DevOps strategy. Many departments, for instance, still used a ticket-based approach instead of using self-service

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How DevOps changes the delivery of IT functions

Source – cio.com Labor arbitrage and shared services companies have had a perfect marriage over the last 20 years. Then along came the Digital Revolution with new business models and a new construct for services. One component of the digital model construct is DevOps. It makes a significant impact on business services, but it’s important to understand how it changes the picture for labor arbitrage and shared services. Shared service companies are structured on a functional basis. One way to think

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Try this simple Chef configuration tutorial

Source – techtarget.com Chef is a rich tool for configuration management. Because Chef offers so many potential configuration options, ops pros can struggle to get started with a Chef configuration. A complete Chef environment includes a server, a workstation and the managed machines. To keep it simple, this tutorial will run all these Chef components installed on the same machine. Users who attempt this Chef configuration need the Chef Development Kit (Chef DK), containing the Chef client and the server simulation

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Continuous Integration: 5 Best Practices, Best Tools, & Benefits

Source – cigniti.com In the DevOps world, we hear Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Monitoring, Continuous Planning, and many more forms of ‘Continuous’. These are the key for improving DevOps maturity. Continuous improvement and integration is the culture required in DevOps for providing better services to customers. An organization might be the most mature Organization currently, but if it does not invest in continuous improvement, very soon competitors will overtake it in this race of DevOps and Digital –

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The secret to DevOps, it’s all about ‘automation’ after all

Source – computerweekly.com The ‘findings’ this year suggest that, as we have hinted more than once recently, the crucial bridge to the new efficiencies in software application development shops come from automation. Puppet says that the highest performing organisations have automated as much as 72 percent of all configuration management processes. Manual configuration sucks Manual configuration, it appears, really does suck, mostly. Low performers are spending almost half of their time (46 percent) on manual configuration. “Splunk’s participation in Puppet’s 2017

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The future of IT: Fewer workers, more data analysts

Source – information-management.com Organizations are in the midst of redesigning IT operations in order to better meet the demands of external customers, and that is creating the need to redefine many job roles. Unfortunately, many organizations say they lack sufficient skills on staff in the areas of analytics and data management. That is the conclusion of a new study – “As Tech Management Structures Change, Roles Become More Strategic and Externally Focused” – by Forrester Research. Authored by Marc Cecere, the

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Why Cloud Computing Is The Most Disruptive IT Force

Source – cxotoday.com Cloud computing is one of the most disruptive forces facing the Information Technology sector. This statement is not without justification. Let’s cast a glance at the enormity of the phenomenon. According to the Bain & Company research report “The Changing Faces of the Cloud,” globally, the cloud IT market revenue is projected to increase to $390 billion in 2020 from $180 billion, translating into a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 17%. The report also points out

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Needed now and for the foreseeable future: Five hot IT skills

Source – techtarget.com I lived through the dot-com bubble and collapse. I mention this because in some ways the current technology startup and IT salary craziness seem eerily similar to that — but with one critical difference. Back in the dot-com days the hysteria over internet-based startups fueled the creation of companies whose only compelling business model was to do something — anything — online. The big difference between then and now is that organizations are using technology to do more

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GitHub GraphQL API is Out of Early Access

Source – infoq.com GitHub GraphQL API has recently become generally available. InfoQ has spoken with GitHub senior engineering manager Kyle Daigle. Announced at GitHub Universe last year, GitHub GraphQL API aims to add more flexibility to GitHub API. The main advantage of GraphQL is its ability to define exactly what data are required, which makes it possible to replace multiple REST request with a single call. Additionally, GraphQL schemas are strongly typed and introspective. InfoQ has spoken with Daigle to learn more about

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