IT incident response ditches root cause analysis process

Source – techtarget.com NEW YORK — IT incident response must change to keep up with DevOps. The root cause analysis process embraced by many enterprise sysadmins should be the first thing to go. In the world of monolithic legacy applications, root cause analysis — identifying the specific line of code, switch port or hard drive that set off a domino effect to cause an outage — is the first step during an IT incident response. But as apps evolve into microservicesdistributed over

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How to Maintain Security when Rolling out DevOps

Source – informationweek.com DevOps may be up and running for your enterprise. Taking the time to integrate security will keep it that way. While DevOps is relatively new to mainstream enterprises, DevSecOps is even newer. And arguably it is just as important. While DevOps is designed to move fast, that can open up vulnerabilities in security that are easily preventable with the right controls. Development and security teams need to understand each other’s goals and requirements. Some might see security professionals as purveyors

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How To Implement A Successful DevOps Roadmap

Source – forbes.com According to a predictions piece from IDC, “By 2019, digital transformation investments will triple, drawing funds away from store capital and profoundly changing the retail industry.” Christi Liebe, chief technology officer for Rent-A-Center and a Cigniti client, concurs with the IDC article, writing in an email, “We’re in the middle of a radical digital transformation. As part of this transformation journey, we are investing in driving significant improvements in our customer experience. In our efforts to break down silos between

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How devops changes both dev and ops

Source – techworld.com.au Devops is the literal and figurative fusion of development and operations. For years, these two groups have been separated by cultural and knowledge boundaries, particularly inside larger enterprise IT organizations. This separation was straightforward: Developers focused on nothing more than code and operations focused on taking that code and making sure it stayed running. The complete disconnect between these two groups led to long QA cycles and infrequent production deployments for fear of downtime or breaking something. A

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Cost and complexity are top barriers to DevOps adoption

Source – betanews.com While DevOps seems to be flavor of the month with many organizations, the path to adoption is not necessarily a smooth one. Intelligent SaaS specialist Pensa has conducted a survey of more than 200 IT decision makers with a view to identifying the biggest challenges they face in the adoption of DevOps practices. Limited budgets are cited as the top barrier to DevOps success by 19.7 percent of respondents. This is followed closely by the constraints of legacy systems (17.2

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Are you stuck in the new DevOps matrix from hell?

Source – sdtimes.com If you google “matrix from hell,” you’ll see many articles about how Docker solves the matrix from hell. So, what is the matrix from hell? Put simply, it is the challenge of packaging any application, regardless of language/frameworks/dependencies, so that it can run on any cloud, regardless of operating systems/hardware/infrastructure. The original matrix from hell: applications were tightly coupled with underlying hardware Docker solved for the matrix from hell by decoupling the application from the underlying operating system

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Your recipe for career & DevOps success in 2017 – and beyond

Source – itproportal.com If you work in DevOps then it’s very helpful to know why businesses are so focused on continuous automation. Knowing this helps you understand the role you as a practitioner have in creating value – and the skills that will help you perform that role. There are a number of things businesses are really trying to achieve with DevOps, which can be understood and measured with the following key metrics Speed: the rate of software change Efficiency: the stability and effectiveness of software change

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Atlassian updates Bitbucket Server and Bamboo to support DevOps workflows

Source – sdtimes.com Atlassian is bringing DevOps workflows to scale with the release of Bitbucket Server 5.4 and Bamboo 6.2. Bitbucket is the company’s Git code management solution while Bamboo is for integration and release management. “Implementing DevOps practices in large or highly regulated organizations is a balancing act. How do you make your development and operations teams as productive as possible, improve the flow of work moving throughout the system and maintain the scale and security required?” the company wrote in its blog.

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DevOps and SecOps began as separate efforts

Source – csoonline.com Until today, anti-fraud, security and authentication activities in organizations have operated as largely-separate domains, with IT Ops even more separated, in most cases. This is due, in part, to the “silo mentality” in enterprises, where it’s more convenient to have a bunch of teams running their own disciplines. After all, collaboration and synchronization increase the degree of difficulty. Politics, momentum, status quo, and decentralized operations that use third-party providers are also contributing to the current operational division. Given

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Google, Scale Computing partner for easier hybrid cloud deployment

Source – networkworld.com Google has partnered with Scale Computing, developer of infrastructure software for hyper-converged systems, to make it easier to deploy Google Cloud Platform as a backup for your own data center. The two companies have created a platform called Cloud Unity, which integrates Scale’s HC3 software environment with Google Compute Engine. HC3 is a cluster software product that merges server, storage and virtualization into a single appliance for easier converged infrastructure. With HC3, you can build a cluster using

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