DevOps in the cloud: everything you need to know

Source – itpro.co.uk What does DevOps in the cloud entail and how do organisations to get the most out of it? Both DevOps and cloud computing have been hyped as essential to maintaining competitiveness and undertaking digital transformation in today’s organisation. While DevOps is about improving business processes and applications, cloud is all about the underlying services and technology. So how can businesses make the most of these? How cloud DevOps differs from other DevOps When we talk about DevOps in terms of

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GitLab tells us about Auto DevOps

Source – appdevelopermagazine.com As enterprises begin to embrace the benefits of DevOps to improve their application workflow, challenges still exist in the development process that prevent a streamlined workflow between developers and operations. In this interview, Sid Sijbrandij, CEO and co-founder at GitLab, shares insight on the company’s plans to offer an automated approach to DevOps, and shares solutions for enterprises who are interested in adopting DevOps as part of their business strategy. We sat down with Sid Sijbrandij to discuss

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DevOps pipeline tools sort out IT automation junk drawers

Source – techtarget.com SAN FRANCISCO — As early reconnaissance missions into DevOps expand into full-fledged battle strategies for enterprise IT shops, they look to DevOps pipeline tools to help them create a unified front. Against that backdrop, updated products from Electric Cloud and XebiaLabs offer new ways to tie together disparate IT automation environments from mainframes to microservices, along with features that track software updates as they move through DevOps pipelines. This contrasts with earlier trends among DevOps pipeline tools, in

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Shortcomings of DevOps automation and security bug detection

Source – theserverside.com Eariler this year we spoke with Jim Manco of Manicode security. It was immediately prior to Oracle OpenWorld 2017, in which Manico was delivering a JavaOne session on Java SE 9 security. There are plenty of new tools and technologies in the latest version of the JDK to help minimize the number of Java security bugs that developers might encounter. Of course, it’s not good enough just having technologies like JEP-273 (DRBG-Based SecureRandom Implementations), JEP-290 (Filtering of Incoming Serialization Data), and

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How to build DevOps characteristics: It takes more than money

Source – techtarget.com How do you keep software engineers happy and productive? The key lies in understanding how they think and what they expect from a cultural perspective. Engineers who have adopted the DevOps mindset don’t necessarily think like other employees. They’re working for more than just a paycheck. Yes, the usual perks and DevOps characteristics — a good salary, a nice working environment, incentive-based bonuses and the like — will help you to attract and motivate these professionals. But on their own, they

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DevOps will make the government more efficient. But what actually is it?

Source – fedscoop.com The problem with buzzwords is that they tend to accumulate a diversity of definitions depending on the user. So when Red Hat’s Josh Ranoa opened his “Open Innovation: Make DevOps a Reality” panel at the company’s recent Government Symposium by asking panelists to define DevOps, it seemed an interesting, if basic, starting point. What the audience learned moments later, though, was actually quite intriguing. That’s because every panelist, each involved in some way in bringing the increasingly popular DevOps practices to their respective agencies, defined the

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AWS automation still missing pieces for expanded DevOps use

Source – techtarget.com AWS has a large portfolio of DevOps technologies, and many DevOps shops exclusively use the cloud provider’s automation tools. But industry leaders rarely stay successful when they rest on their laurels. To continue to win over DevOps teams, AWS could add more automation features. Amazon offers AWS automation services, including CloudFormation and OpsWorks. These tools deploy the infrastructure necessary to create development, test and production environments for a software development project. Moreover, AWS CodeCommit and AWS CodeBuild enable

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Are DevOps and Software Quality Incompatible?

Source – informationweek.com The DevOps concept’s focus on speed to market and continuous release can leave gaps in software quality. Understand which ones you can live with, and which are critical. Last year, Sylvain Kalache, an ex-operations engineer at Slideshare and now co-founder of Holberton School,  recalled how one of Slideshare’s  DevOps applications failed 60,000 users. “We were a small startup,” said Kalache. “Our goals in adopting DevOps were to achieve optimum efficiency.”  Slideshare prospered. It was acquired in 2012 by LinkedIN for $119 million.

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DevOps the forgotten team when it comes to security: CyberArk

Source – zdnet.com Due to the dynamic nature of DevOps and the business “secrets” they have access to, security vendor CyberArk has highlighted the importance of ensuring these teams are protected from the threat landscape. According to Jeffrey Kok, senior director of solution engineering for Asia Pacific and Japan at CyberArk, exposing DevOps to the elements means privileged account credentials — such as SSH keys, API keys, and other credentials — are proliferating throughout IT infrastructure at a rapid-fire pace, creating

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Three experts weigh in on the state of DevOps in 2017

Source – techtarget.com At the upcoming 2017 DevOps Enterprise Summit in San Francisco, questions about how DevOps at scale is really faring in large organizations are going to be raised and debated on the podiums and in the halls. To get that conversation started a bit earlier, we asked three DOES speakers about what to expect at the conference and the state of DevOps in 2017. Robert Stroud, principal analyst serving infrastructure and operations professionals at Forrester, will be speaking on

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