The emergence of DevOps in the evolving digital enterprise

Source – networkworld.com Welcome to the rise of the digital enterprise, where vendors and customers engage via applications and data is the new currency. Digital enterprises operate with radically different datanomics than conventional physical businesses. Here, digital information is the business. A successful digital enterprise is constantly updating applications in response to user context, market and environment—all of which is quantified, measured and delivered with data. Everything and everyone is personified by a digital footprint. Learning that the user just bought

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5 Simple Strategies for Building Security Into Your DevOps Process

Source – veracode.com Securing any development framework – whether Waterfall, Agile or DevOps – requires changes of culture, process, and technology. But unlike the straightforward flow of Waterfall, where security comes at the end of the process, it’s less clear where security fits in Agile and DevOps. As Securosis analyst Adrian Lane points out, Agile development includes “whatever work gets done in a sprint and does not bend to security, so you need to bend security to fit Agile.” Likewise, moving from

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Continuous delivery book asserts automation is key to effective DevOps

Source – theserverside.com The installation and use of a CI server is a standard in any IT department that is bold enough to throw around the term DevOps, but simply having a Jenkins or Concourse server running jobs every hour or two doesn’t mean you’re doing continuous integration right. “I’d say that continuous integration is nowadays a commodity, up to the point where people actually have forgotten what it actually means. People are using integration servers just to do a regular

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How Softer Skills Help You Succeed with DevOps

Source – infostretch.com How do you build a DevOps team from scratch? Or even, how do you improve the efficiency of an existing team? Hiring a DevOps specialist seems an obvious place to start. Budget and circumstances permitting, this should boost the initiative, but still doesn’t address how you implement the DevOps transformation across the entire team or indeed across departments. Let’s consider how enterprises engaged in DevOps transformation can get the best results from their teams. How to Prepare for

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DevOps and cloud infrastructure permutations

Source – csoonline.com One of my DevOps concerns with data center applications is the testing of infrastructure and the applications that ride on top of it. It is overly complicated. Each application has thousands of parameter combinations that can be used. How does one know which parameters are critical and the range of options a given parameter can have? Testing parameter combinations is a nightmare. So, it is often neglected. One of the key benefits of cloud computing are the limited

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Continuous integration in agile software development

Source – 126kr.com Nowadays there are a lot of complications and obstacles on the way to the production. Now if you are not agile, it becomes literally a hell adding new functionalities. Therefore a lot of corporations and startups switch to agile methodologies and start using CI to achieve agility in software development. There is a big buzz about agile transformation in the companies, for example Mango, HSBC, Edreams and many others are going through agile transformation. It seems that it

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Open source for hybrid cloud success: Is it an open and shut case?

Source – computerweekly.com The FOSS acronym – standing for free, open source software – has been a clarion call for many since the open source movement started, despite being nominally based on a misinterpretation of what open source is all about. A group of people got together in 1998 to examine the “free software” market, out of concern that the concept was being hijacked and perverted in political and moral terms, prompting a push to create a more commercially oriented definition

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Tips to Achieve Agility in DevOps

Source – dqindia.com DevOps is one of the key factors in a growing number of large companies and organizations to bring agility, reduce time to market, high quality products. Successful adoption of DevOps model needs dedicated investment, resources, cultural shift and is continuous journey. DevOps has become key to enable Continuous delivery and Agility in organizations. It helps scale organizations to deploy solutions rapidly and consistently. Some of the salient elements to achieve these as part of DevOps model implementation within

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4 cool Kubernetes tools for mastering clusters

Source – infoworld.com Kubernetes, the cluster manager for containerized workloads, is a hit. With the Big K doing the heavy lifting in load balancing and job management, you can turn your attention to other matters. But like nearly every open source project, it’s a work in progress, and almost everyone who works with Kubernetes will find shortcomings, rough spots, and annoyances. Here are four projects that lighten the load that comes with administering a Kubernetes cluster. Kube-applier A key part of

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12 ways to improve run-time container security

Source – computerworld.com.au There still really aren’t many enterprise run-time security tools for containers available, which has skewed the conversation toward establishing defensive barriers prior to run-time – during the build, integration, and deployment stage. Of course, with rapidly evolving technology like containers, it can be all too easy to overlook the most basic security concerns, so, really, any focus at all is welcome. Efforts pointing out the security advantages of digitally signing container images at build time, and scanning them

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