Do ops skills fall into an IT engineering job description?

Source – techtarget.com IT professionals love to learn and develop new skills. With the advent of site reliability engineering and other IT engineer job descriptions, operations professionals should gravitate toward technologies — and conversations — that will propel them into engineering positions. In the IT world, a rather blurry line distinguishes what makes a job IT operations rather than IT engineering, or vice versa. Many professionals have a mixed role, and particularly with the growth of DevOps methodology, it’s become rarer for

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Robust DevOps trend fueled by IT’s need for speed, survey says

Source – techtarget.com In his article “Digitally disruptive competition drives DevOps trend, Troy DuMoulin, vice president of research and development at Pink Elephant, the global IT Service Management (ITSM) training and service provider, laid out why the current DevOps push to improve the quality and delivery of IT services is unlike failed IT efforts in years past. DevOps-focused transformation The first question asked of the survey respondents was to identify what percentage of the respondents were actively working on a DevOps-focused transformation. The

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Why DevOps is critical to your organization’s success

Source – jaxenter.com Now standard within tech space, here’s what you need to know about DevOps for the coming year. 2017 started off with a DevOps bang. VCs have poured an enormous amount of capital into DevOps technology companies. Other companies have approved the large-scale adoption of DevOps tools in this year’s IT budgets with the recognition that this technology is now a “must-have”. A survey speculated that that “in 2016, 38% were already using DevOps, whereas in 2017 it is

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DevOps is a waste of your time if you aren’t fully committed

Source – techrepublic.com If businesses aren’t aggressive enough in their DevOps approach, they could be wasting their time and energy, according to a new survey from New Relic. According to the survey, companies that were all-in on DevOps saw better results, while those that adopted the approach with less gusto tended to run into some problems. “It seems that partial DevOps adoption might be not just ineffective, but actually counterproductive,” the survey stated. Those with higher adoption rates saw a higher level of

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DevOps delivers faster software releases – and happier people

Source – zdnet.com First, the good news: DevOps is much more than a process change that speeds up software development and deployment. It invokes cultural change to the point where peoples’ at-work personalities can actually change — for the better. Now the bad news: Moving forward with DevOps often requires a “trigger event” — such as a merger or CEO change — to motivate the organization to fully embrace such change. These are the observations of Rob Englund, independent IT management consultant, trainer,

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How to become a ‘dynamic’ cloud user to reap cost and agility benefits

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net As organisations move towards more sophisticated multi-cloud environments, leveraging DevOps, containers and more, they will see greater agility, lower cost, and faster time to market. This is the verdict of digital performance monitoring and management provider New Relic, who gathered more than 500 responses from organisations across the US, UK, Germany, and France. As first reportedby ZDNet, the company put its findings in an eBook, ‘Achieving Serverless Success with Dynamic Cloud and DevOps’. New Relic put organisations into three categories

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Why DevOps is ideal for mobile app development

Source – softwebsolutions.com The demand for mobile app development services of every sort is at its peak. Being a new way of accessing web content, consumers want more than fundamental functionalities from mobile apps – including user interfaces and user experience. It’s the “age of the customer” as Forrester says, and enterprises need to not only meet their expectations but exceed them if they want to stay ahead of the competition. Drawbacks of existing mobile app deployment practices One of the

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Tips on Hiring and Interviewing for DevOps Roles

Souce:- stackify.com The DevOps field has become increasingly competitive as dev leaders hone in on the specific skill sets they need to round out their teams. If you’re hiring for a DevOps position, it’s important to determine whether an applicant understands software development principles and methods and is the right fit for your organization. Let’s take a look at the current demand and examples of questions you should ask (or be expected to answer) in an interview. Demand for DevOps

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How to Make Docker Containers Faster and Improve Performance

Source:- containerjournal.com Your Docker containers are already fast, at least compared to virtual machines. But what if you want to make them even faster? Here are strategies for optimizing Docker container speed and performance. If you’re using Docker, it’s probably at least partly because you want your applications to start and run faster. Out of the box, containers offer significant performance advantages over infrastructure built using virtual machines. Making Containers Even Faster But why settle for the speed containers give

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20 Docker security tools compared

Source:- sysdig.com There are quite a few Docker security tools in the ecosystem, how do they compare? This is a comprehensive list of Docker security tools that can help you implement some of the container security best practices. Is Docker insecure? Not at all. Actually features like process isolation with user namespaces, resource encapsulation with cgroups, immutable images and shipping the minimal software and dependencies reduce the attack vector providing a great deal of protection. But, is there anything else we

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