Automated Test Environments for DevOps

Source:- capgemini.com 1 Test Environments Management: Key Challenges A testing environment is a setup of software and hardware in which the testing team tests a new software build. A test environment consists of pre-production or staging environments, and is generally a downgraded version of a production environment to help uncover pre-production defects. Building and maintaining a test environment is important. Often, dedicated test environments are maintained at various stages like developer test, dedicated test, integration test, and pre-production or business

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Serverless Computing: AWS vs. Azure

Source:- datamation.com Recently, a new kind of cloud computing has been getting more attention from the media and enterprise customers. Serverless computing, also known as function as a service (FaaS), allows developers to run code in the cloud without worrying about infrastructure. They simply upload their code, and the service bills them for the computing resources used to execute their code. Some analysts believe that serverless could be a big trend in 2017 and beyond. As enterprises embrace DevOps philosophies,

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Control Your Continuous Integration and Deployment

Source:- 126kr.com If you’re thinking about moving to a DevOps environment you should know that you get to decide how integrated your “continuous integration” is and how continuous your “continuous deployment” is. Much will depend on how you want to manage your risks (and which risks you want to manage). When I talk to my clients about DevOps they often seem to assume that adopting DevOps means that whenever one of their developers checks in some piece of code, their

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7 Spices of ContinuousDelivery Pipeline

Source:- sys-con.com A Continuous Delivery pipeline as part of an Agile transformation is like spices in a meal. Without them, the food is bland and worthless. On the other hand, the right blend of spices will leave you craving more, stimulating your senses and energizing you. But as any good cook will tell you, it can be a bit difficult to find the exact right blend of spices for a specific dish. Salt and pepper are usually basic requirements, but

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Where, and How, to Become Agile

Source:- itbusinessedge.com The overriding theme of virtually all technological developments in the enterprise these days is agility. Without that, all the speed, scalability and efficiency built into modern infrastructure won’t amount to a hill of beans when it comes to competing in the digital economy. With agility in both infrastructure management and software developments, organizations have the means to pivot business processes on a dime so they can not only respond to changing market conditions quickly but capitalize on new

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Google Launches Public Beta of Managed Database Service Cloud Spanner

Source:- talkincloud.com Google has launched the public beta of its relational database service Cloud Spanner on Tuesday to help its cloud customers maintain consistent databases between data centers, according to a blog post on Tuesday. Cloud Spanner will be available on Google Cloud Platform, with cost calculated by compute node-hours, storage consumption, and external network access. Cloud Spanner joins other Google Cloud database services Cloud SQL, Cloud Datastore and Cloud Bigtable. “When building cloud applications, database administrators and developers have

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What is the point of hybrid cloud – or, is it time to re-evaluate hybrid?

Source:- cloudcomputing-news.net Opinion There used to be a buzz around hybrid cloud. The idea was simple, host your mission critical applications in-house where they were more secure and manageable and then burst into the cloud for additional capacity. Sounds great; but in reality, it didn’t really work. Many organisations tried and while some succeeded most failed. Why? The primary issue was network latency between stacks but there was also a huge degree of complexity in orchestrating different technology platforms successfully.

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DevOps Done Right Gives You a Competitive Advantage

Source:- techspective.net Have you embraced DevOps? If not, you’re falling behind. DevOps is no longer just a niche concept for cutting edge startups–it’s a business imperative. A successful implementation of DevOps culture, practices and tools gives you a competitive advantage. Ignoring DevOps just leaves you in the dust behind your competitors that have embraced it. DevOps has attained mainstream status. It is no longer a cutting-edge concept that only startups and progressive companies embrace—it’s a business imperative that delivers a

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Why Digitization Requires A New IT Operating Model

Source:- informationweek.com Digitization offers IT teams unprecedented opportunities to create value by becoming digital change agents for the enterprise, but the way most IT teams operate cannot support this ambition. As technology becomes central to company strategy and growth, IT teams face faster business change and rising volatility in demand, and they must rethink how they respond to technology spending outside of IT. In this environment, traditional ways of running IT, such as plan/build/run, are falling short. CIOs need a

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3 steps to boost your career in the cloud

Source:- infoworld.com It’s not easy to get ahead in large enterprises. Companies of that size are typically awash in policies and procedures that affect how far and how fast you can go as an employee. Years ago, I remember working for a Global 2000 company where it was understood that you had to leave and come back to get any kind of career acceleration. These days, with the cloud technology talent shortage and the higher cost of that talent, companies

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