The Five Cs of DevOps at Scale

Source – gigaom.com DevOps advocates will no doubt be familiar with the term “Wall of Confusion”, as it goes to the heart of why the best practices arose. As a recap on what DevOps is about, it offers a solution to a familiar challenge: if you are looking to develop and deliver new software applications and services as quickly as possible, how do you address the fact that operations practices are not always aligned with those of development? As I wrote last

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7 Important Practices for DevOps in the Cloud

Source – techniblogic.com Cloud-based system and technological platforms are the topmost demands of every business nowadays due to their economic advantage, efficiency, and continuous systematic upgrades. It is significant for a business to have an organized way of keeping their complex records accounted correctly and accurately as well as speeding up their processes and operations. What makes the cloud-based systems more interesting? These platforms are now being partnered with DevOps methodologies. What is a DevOps? This is an abbreviated formed of

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Not sure how to start with DevOps? Here’s one option

Source – techtarget.com The answer — call in consultants — might seem obvious and, perhaps, insufficient. But the team at Sodo, or Ship On Day One, isn’t your average crew of talking heads. Co-founders Eric Schoonover and Robert Duffy designed a 15-point plan they say can help any organization, no matter how mired in legacy culture, with the thorny problem of how to start with DevOps. Duffy brings his experience from Amazon and Time to the table, while Schoonover comes from Microsoft,

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Chef extends DevOps deeper into Kubernetes multiclouds

Source – siliconangle.com DevOps is a pipeline for rapidly deploying changes to infrastructure and application components. It also involves continuous verification of application compliance with relevant policies and mandates. Speed is the essence of DevOps success, as long as application quality and compliance are not compromised. Unfortunately, most DevOps professionals spend far too long getting their apps released into production. According to a recent survey conducted by longtime DevOps solution provider Chef Software, almost three-quarters of DevOps professionals regard “time from code to production” and “time from

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Why Capital One completely redesigned its Chef stack on AWS

Source – computerworlduk.com US bank Capital One is on its third iteration of the Chef automation platform, allowing the US bank’s software development pipelines to be more resilient. The bank, which is a big exponent of devops, runs Chef Automate at true enterprise scale, with more than 15,000 nodes for dev, QA, and production environments, all hosted on AWS. Speaking to a packed room at Chef Conf in Chicago this week, John Casanova, master software engineer at Capital One explained that when he joined

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DevOps at Scale: Best Practices in Use Today

Source – informationweek.com IT professionals in the field discuss some of the best practices that help to make DevOps initiatives successful. Achieving the theoretical benefits of DevOps in practice can be hard. Plus, while much DevOps focus is on mobile, web and internal apps, it is also being adopted in many larger scale and often electronics-based projects, involving complexity, volume and compliance. We asked some of the companies we’ve been working with about their DevOps experiences and they have three stand-out

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The top five in-demand cloud skills for 2018

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net As businesses of every size push forward with cloud projects in 2018, the demand for cloud skills is accelerating. Public cloud adoption is expected to climb significantly and the IDC predict spending will reach £197 billion in just three years. But as cutting-edge technologies, like machine learning, continue to reshape the job market the skills gap looms large across the industry. With over 350,000 specialists needed to help fill cloud roles there’s clearly a massive opportunity for professionals

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Chef Embraces Microservices to Advance IT Automation

Source – devops.com Chef at the ChefConf 2018 conference today unveiled a series of DevOps offerings, including a revamped version of Chef Automate that has been rewritten using the Go programing language to improve performance and scalability. Now based on a microservices architecture, Chef Automate 2.0 a new user interface based on a REST application programming interface (API) that also serves to enhance integration. There also are a variety of visibility and debugging tools built into the platform, including a streaming event feed,

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Microservices, DevOps and collaboration: The foundation for BSS Transformation

Source – vanillaplus.com Telecoms operators, by tradition, are not seen as fast-moving businesses. They are always striving to be agile, but their reliance on legacy systems – coupled with their dysfunctional, locked-in relationships with legacy vendors – has created a slow-moving animal, often at odds with the pace of the Internet generation. Indeed, when operators talk of the challenges they face with digital transformation, they are as often referring as much to their current vendors as they are to their own

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The Past, Present and Future of DevOps Infrastructure

Source – devops.com Infrastructure automation enables organizations to set up operating frameworks that allow smooth functionality with enhanced usage, minimal scope for error and faster deployment of code. The process of infrastructure automation eases development and operations processes by introducing good deployment practices such as computerized testing and versioning. The need for automation was realized when the demand for deploying error-free applications at a faster rate increased. Additionally, competition from similar businesses forced organizations to look for a way to bridge

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