A case-by-case DevOps strategy

Source – gcn.com For the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of the biggest drivers accelerating the rollout of new IT solutions was the creation of cloud implementation team that meets once a week that brought individuals from security, applications and network teams to identify the most pressing issues. “We are thinking in an agile way, but not necessarily working from an agile process,” SEC Branch Chief Michael Fairless said at a June 21 FCW DevOps workshop.  “It is building relationships that

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Why Microservices is the Future of Software

Source – readitquik.com The latest in software application development is the rise of microservices, wherein applications are offered as a bundle of loosely coupled services. First coined in 2011, this term is now doing the rounds of popular technology circles. According to a survey by Nginx, 36% of enterprises are currently using microservices. Another 26% are in the research phase as far as this new technology is concerned. Organizations are divided between whether they should adopt a microservices approach or not.

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Effective DevOps hinges on automating a continuous delivery pipeline

Source – theserverside.com An organization has to be fully committed to an automated testing strategy if it wants to do continuous delivery right. But DevOps adopters need to be forewarned, as it’s not a process to be undertaken by the light of heart. Continuous delivery means exactly what the name implies. It means putting together a continuous delivery pipeline that is fully automated and will take recently compiled code and move that code straight into production — just so long as

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4 hybrid cloud misconceptions, examined

Source – enterprisersproject.com The rise of cloud computing, like any evolutionary IT trend, has had its fair share of hype – and the attendant noise that leads to confusion and myth-making. Hybrid cloud is no exception: The hybrid approach has spawned a variety of misconceptions. We asked several cloud experts to share their perspectives on some of the key misunderstandings about hybrid cloud that persist. Here’s what they had to say: Misconception 1: Hybrid cloud means sacrificing governance and security. It has

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How to start working with Docker logs

Source – techrepublic.com Chances are you’ve run into issues with a Docker container or two. When that happens, what do you do? As with any piece of mission-critical software, any IT pro worth their weight in Cat5 will say the first thing you do is check the log files. The same holds true with Docker. But how do you check a log file for a container that doesn’t contain a complete operating system? Fortunately, the developers of Docker have thought of

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DevOps framework speeds software delivery

Source – gcn.com A new DevOps framework can help agile developers securely upgrade government IT systems and move to the cloud. After about almost a year of testing at several agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, eGlobalTech has made its DevOps Factory broadly available. An end-to-end DevOps framework and suite of advanced security and cloud deployment automation tools, DevOps Factory was designed to align with federal policies and standards, such as systems

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3 Reasons Why the Private Cloud is Here to Stay

Source – mspmentor.net MSPs know that customers expect both scale and economics when it comes to the cloud. For most, this means public cloud options like AWS, Google and Azure. The subtitle for RightScale’s “2017 State of the Cloud Report” says it all: “Public cloud adoption grows as private cloud wanes.” Public cloud services dominate news cycles for enterprise IT, and on the surface, the numbers seem to align with this narrative: organizations are increasingly leveraging public and hybrid cloud, while

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4 Ways Private/Hybrid Clouds Improve Business Outcomes

Source – cio.com Private and hybrid cloud models play a critical role in the next phase of enterprise cloud computing. In IDG Enterprise’s “2016 Cloud Computing” survey, 62% of the respondents’ organizations were using a private cloud, accounting for nearly one-quarter (23%) of their total IT environment, and 26% had deployed a hybrid model that combines private and public cloud services. These types of deployments, Hitachi Data Systems’ Gary Breder writes, will help organizations leverage the cloud’s scalability, agility, and flexibility to

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Why runtime application self-protection is critical for app security

Source – appdevelopermagazine.com Today most of us go about implementing security from the outside in. The common practice is to start by defining a perimeter and trying to defend it with various security tools. Even though perimeters have been porous for more than a decade, we still can’t give up this notion that if we build a better wall we can keep our enterprises safer. Certainly that is where most enterprises are spending their security budgets. Gartner estimates we spend more

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Top 5 Issues Curtailing DevOps Adoption

Source – devops.com DevOps may seem simple and logical on the surface, yet most of the companies we talk to are struggling in one aspect or another. This is no surprise: Successful DevOps initiatives require putting together a full toolset and simultaneously creating a smart team of developers, testers and project managers who are well-versed in cloud and agile technologies. Those tasks alone can take many months of trial and error until you are ready to start DevOps in earnest. After

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