DevOps support strategies for an effective, informed help desk

Source – techtarget.com These are the battles of DevOps support — in particular outsourced support. In situations like these, uncontrolled DevOps adoption idolizes change and speed without consideration of the help desk and users who rely on them. The promise of DevOps is that it gets much-needed functionality to the business rapidly, using the various C’s of CI/CD: continuous integration, continuous development, continuous delivery and continuous deployment. IT organizations generally believe that users can absorb small, incremental changes introduced through a DevOps

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Hype hunters: Researchers put DevOps tools and tricks under microscope

Source – siliconangle.com Can an academic approach to analytics predict the best efficiencies for developer operations? Fact: Seventy-one percent of businesses have adopted some form of DevOps to streamline software development and deployment, according to VersionOne Inc.’s 2017 “State of Agile Report.” The most popular DevOps tool is container technology from Docker Inc., according to a separate report from RightScale Inc., with 35 percent of respondents employing the virtualized method for running distributed software applications. Do statistics like these give businesses a roadmap to

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Cloud Computing Spurs Hybrid Architecture Adoption

Source – informationweek.com Cloud computing is transforming the way enterprises approach IT. The shift started with SaaS applications and is now rapidly sweeping through the data center with a growing focus on hybrid cloud initiatives. A recent Evaluator Group survey of enterprise IT administrators discovered that 62% believe that a hybrid cloud infrastructure is in their long-term future and 58% said they would increase their hybrid cloud workload in 2017. John Webster, an Evaluator Group senior partner, says that a hybrid cloud is

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Open-source tech unites networking and DevOps

Source – siliconangle.com In the tech world, innovation and new systems are great, but nothing moves unless the network can handle it. This truth makes networking very important for businesses, because a company can only be as agile as its network. Part of that agility comes from making the network easy to use. Open-source tech is coming to the rescue. “The truth is, there’s a lot of work that goes into making the network invisible and ubiquitous for people,” said Ed Warnicke (pictured),

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IT collaboration, DevOps a key to business success, says Robert Half

Source – itwire.com Australian companies need to improve collaboration between IT professionals and find ways to successfully leverage technology across the business in the current highly competitive environment, according to a newly published report. According to the report from recruitment firm Robert Half, the implementation of Development Operations (DevOps) is at the heart of the optimisation of collaboration between those in IT departments. And the recruiter says Australian companies need to build, test, and roll out new or updated solutions to

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DevSecOps Transforms the Dana Foundation

Source – cioinsight.com There’s a growing recognition that DevOps is critical for digital transformation. Yet, as many CIOs have learned—sometimes the hard way—establishing a business and IT framework based on agility and flexibility is a complex task. Incorporating security into DevOps is even more difficult. After all, DevOps is more than a technology, and it’s more than a one-off project. It’s a delivery process that requires completely rethinking and reinventing development and operations. One organization that has made a successful journey

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Build a version control process for DevOps infrastructure

Source – techtarget.com Inside businesses of all shapes and sizes, modern IT teams have adopted DevOps practices to roll out changes faster, while delivering more stable software on more reliable infrastructure. Anyone can do it, as long as they learn fundamental skills. IT teams must embrace infrastructure as code (IaC) to apply DevOps practices. IaC enables automation, testability, quality control and more predictability during deployments. Perhaps more importantly, it demands that infrastructure-focused team members become aware of software development practices. A version

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The time to secure DevOps is here — but how?

Source – techtarget.com The DevOps methodology was birthed by the necessity for improved communication between software developers and operations teams. DevOps brings together the developer and operations sides of software creation and delivery to speed up and smooth out the process. When DevOps works well, users get better-working software that has new features and gets bugs fixed more regularly. For a long time, security was viewed as the speed bump that slowed down the glorious machinery of creation and improvement. But

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Why have a strategy for cloud management?

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net With the general cloud hype and the widely declared corporate intent to base future business solutions on cloud technology stacks, businesses may take the view that deploying cloud solutions involves little more than accessing a vendor’s cloud portal and following a few clicks, have your virtual services deployed and ready for operations. Whilst this approach will give an enterprise a cloud-based virtual environment, what’s delivered is far from being part of a corporate information ecosystem. Businesses need to

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5 Features Every Cloud Service Should Have

Source – hostreview.com Cloud computing is now an essential component in any successful business operation. If you are still relying on physical IT infrastructure for your networks, databases and other aspects of your business operations, you are missing out on a lot. Cloud services help to cut on the cost of running your system and boost productivity. Your business information is also more secure on the cloud. In essence, moving your IT services to the cloud is one of the best

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