Dev Ringers: DevOps engineers or full-stack developers?

Source – jaxenter.com For some businesses, deciding between investing in DevOps engineers or full-stack developers is no small feat. This is due, in part of course, to the fact that nobody really seems to know what DevOps is. As one of the most talked-about and on-trend tech roles in recent years, it’s initially kind of staggering how hard DevOps can be to define. Perhaps there’s a reason for that. Typical advice to businesses considering their options usually goes something along the lines of “If

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Security drives the adoption of DevOps tools

Source – itproportal.com SecOps is more than just a title; it’s a workflow and methodology. Its goal is to align security and ops teams in order to help companies deliver software efficiently, while simultaneously reducing risk for the organization over time. And that’s a reality of business, after all. The simplest form of security monitoring often must be coordinated with operations – for example, even getting visibility into who is doing what, where, and when in the environment requires an agent,

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DevOps Security & the Culture of ‘Yes’

Source – darkreading.com I was talking to the CISO of a Fortune 500 healthcare company about how security teams work with their counterparts in other organizations. He lamented that he had recently overheard a peer refer to him derisively as the “C-S-No.” That was painful to hear because it brought into focus one of his most strategic challenges, one that security leaders everywhere are facing. That is, we as an industry haven’t figured out how to remain effective and relevant within

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Hiscox CTO Emphasises DevOps Is About Survival

Source – infoq.com A migration towards using cloud platforms has been a catalyst to fully embrace an end-to-end DevOps approach at Hiscox, said company CTO Jonathan Fletcher in a talk at the DevOps Enterprise Summit in London in June. Fletcher’s talk was titled ‘Sorry Mr(s) Ops, We Hadn’t Forgotten You – Part Two of the Hiscox Story’. It built on his talk from 2016 and highlighted the impact of their growing realisation that, despite making improvements such as reducing the number of people involved in a

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Amazon Miss Sparks Debate: Will Video Pay Off Like Cloud Computing?

Source – investors.com Amazon.com‘s (AMZN) surprise second-quarter earnings miss has analysts debating the margin impact of its far-flung investments, and while cloud computing seems a good bet to pay off, internet video may be raising some eyebrows.  Autoplay: On | OffThe difference: Amazon Web Services is by far the biggest provider of cloud computing services, leading Microsoft (MSFT), Google-parent Alphabet (GOOGL) and others. In web video, Amazon aims to catch up with Netflix (NFLX), Google’s YouTube, Time Warner‘s (TWX) HBO and others. Amazon has stepped up investments in original content and has

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Is Cloud Security a Safe Bet for Highly Sensitive Government Data?

Source – securityintelligence.com Security is the primary focus of any government agency. One of the most obvious pitfalls of these agencies moving highly sensitive data to the cloud is that they surrender control to a third party. Moreover, nothing on the internet is truly secure, and all data is vulnerable to attacks and threats. The exposure footprint to those threats is staggering under the best of circumstances. For example, the complexity of mobile devices poses a significant challenge when it comes to cloud

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Report: DevOps is still considered a new phenomenon

Source – sdtimes.com While companies have grasped that DevOps leads to an increase in innovation, DevOps adoption and implementation still remains a challenge for many. Logz.io, an AI-powered log analytics company, released its DevOps Pulse 2017 survey in time for today’s SysAdmin Day, highlighting some of the challenges and benefits to DevOps. The DevOps Pulse report this year was based on data from a survey of 700 companies, with an additional section on DevOps culture because, according to Logz.io, it’s one topic that

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3 Benefits to Upgrading to the Cloud

Source – hardwareretailing.com Has your company considered the cloud? Small businesses from all sectors are seeing the benefits of implementing cloud technology—which means storing data remotely and accessing it through the internet, instead of storing in your local office computer. From allowing extra mobility, securing important documents and streamlining collaboration, cloud computing is an increasingly popular way of doing business for many operations. In a recent USA Today article, writer and lawyer Steve Strauss helps small business owners consider the three main ways

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Delivery and Adoption of Cloud Computing

Source – oracle.cioreview.com What is “Cloud” ? Cloud computing delivery models provide users with on-demand access to a flexible, wide-ranging pool of technology assets composed of services, applications, servers, networks, and storage facilities. Due to the habit of referring to data and applications as being “in the cloud,” it can be easily forgotten that cloud is housed in physical facilities. Cloud computing services are powered by highly virtualized processing and storage systems in data centers, which are available to remote users

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Five skills every DevOps engineer must mast

Source – rcrwireless.com The dawn of DevOps Demand for DevOps engineers has experienced exponential growth within the last few years. They are essential to ensuring better collaboration between software developers and operations staff for leading-edge businesses. The occupation was ranked third on Indeed’s best jobs in the U.S. for 2017 based upon competitive pay, work availability and opportunities for growth. While DevOps is one of many tech tends, it isn’t expected to wane anytime soon. Here are the top five skills every

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