The Devops Chicken or the Agile Infrastructure Egg?

Source – itbusinessedge.com Does devops lead to agile, or does agile lead to devops? Or perhaps they move in tandem as the enterprise gropes its way through digital transition. And if that’s the case, is optimized, automated infrastructure the cause or the effect of this new IT model? The answers to these questions could be crucial for the enterprise over the next few years because they speak directly to how technology decisions will be made. For instance, if the right

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Ansible Emerges As the Preferred DevOps Software

Source – Readitquik.com Ansible, an open-source software automation engine, is the latest in the league of DevOps tools to join well-known player Chef and Puppet. Founded in 2013 as an open source project, Ansible was bought by Red Hat in 2015 for a supposed amount of over $100 million. Since then, it has gained huge popularity with the DevOps community, and currently occupies third place in StackShare’s list of ‘Top Five Most In-Demand Devops Tools.’ Post its acquisition by Red

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Crafting an Effective DevOps Strategy

Source – virtual-strategy.com Uptake of DevOps tools and practices in the context of faster software releases, cloud adoption and improving innovation velocity has been on a tear away pace over the last couple of years. However, it is still early days for maturity and standardization of DevOps processes in the enterprise, with several barriers – both human and technological – to be overcome. IT leaders are constantly challenged to adopt standardized DevOps practices that deliver faster software releases with higher

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How to maintain software quality when scaling DevOps

Source – techbeacon.com The allure of DevOps is speed. Whereas using agile methods can result in releases of around six weeks or so, with DevOps and its focus on extreme automation and integration, you can release code weekly or even daily. This is exciting for organizations with high user demands and/or competitive pressures to innovate frequently. Many organizations new to DevOps are eager to get going and see how much time and effort they can save on the development cycle. The

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DevOps Tips and Inspiration: Metrics

Source- Electric-cloud.com Our Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) video podcast – now in its 4th year! – has hosted hundreds (yes, literally) of experts from the DevOps community, who get together every other Tuesday to share their experience and expertise around a wide range of topics related to modern software delivery. In our 70+ episodes so far, we’ve featured some of the biggest DevOps luminaries and technology leaders, who shared their learning, war stories, and tips – around topics such as microservices, containers, continuous

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30 common challenges to DevOps and how to resolve them

Source – techbeacon.com As DevOps becomes mainstream, many teams are asking themselves, “Where do I start with my DevOps adoption?” “What challenges am I likely to face along the way?” and, “How do I resolve those challenges?” These are just a few of the recurring concerns I heard from enterprise DevOps teams during a series of focus groups I ran over the past year. From those sessions, I’ve compiled below a list of the most common challenges DevOps teams say they face, along with

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Report: DevOps and cloud work better together

Source – sdtimes.com Over the past couple of years, businesses have been turning to methodologies like DevOps and cloud development to drive agility. However, a newly released study from CA Technologies reveals if companies really want to boost their software delivery performance, they should combine DevOps with cloud-based tools and delivery mechanisms. “Today, being built to succeed means being built to change. Working around the world with customers of all sizes, this change manifests in the move to public cloud workloads

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Keeping cloud-native DevOps from spinning out of control

Source – siliconangle.com Cloud-native computing environments tend to become frightfully difficult to build, provision, monitor and control. This is especially true as more containerized apps are pushed into more distributed clusters that are running on more complex multiclouds. These environments are also quite fragile, as new containerized apps carry compliance risks and may, if they run afoul of complex dependencies, disrupt interoperability to legacy apps and infrastructure. Lessening these burdens and mitigating these risks is central to the jobs of DevOps

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Chef Updates Automation Platform for Cloud and Containers

Source – sdxcentral.com Chef Software added a handful of new automation features to various enterprise-focused platforms targeting the transition to cloud and use of containers. Most of the updates integrate functions across the company’s various platforms. The company’s continuous automation platform (Chef Automate) directly integrates with its compliance automation framework (InSpec). The move is said to provide a more consistent workflow for validating security requirements and compliance controls. Chef’s Automate platform also integrates with the company’s application supervisor technology (Habitat). The integration

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Cloud Security: 11 Best Practices

Source – esecurityplanet.com From the very beginning of the cloud computing era, security has been the biggest concern among enterprises that are considering the public cloud. For many organizations, the idea of storing data or running applications on infrastructure that they do not manage seems inherently insecure. CloudPassage’s 2016 Cloud Security report found that 53 percent of those surveyed listed “general security risks” as one of their biggest cloud adoption barriers, making it the biggest obstacle to the cloud. In addition,

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