DevOps is More Than Just Automation

Source:- devops.com DevOps is a lot of things. What DevOps is, what DevOps does and how an organization adopts and implements DevOps tools and practices are largely subjective, but there are some foundational elements that are fairly ubiquitous. One of which is automation. As pervasive as it is, though, DevOps is not automation and automation is not DevOps. The Preface of “The DevOps Handbook” lists a number of prevailing myths about DevOps, including the idea that DevOps is just “infrastructure

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New framework uses Kubernetes to deliver serverless app architecture

Source:- infoworld.com A new framework built atop Kubernetes is the latest project to offer serverless or AWS Lambda-style application architecture on your own hardware or in a Kubernetes-as-a-service offering. The Fission framework keeps the details about Docker and Kubernetes away from developers, allowing them to concentrate on the software rather than the infrastructure. It’s another example of Kubernetes becoming a foundational technology. Some assembly, but little container knowledge, required Written in Go and created by managed-infrastructure provider Platform9, Fission works

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Top 2017 DevOps Conferences to Attend

Source:- sys-con.com Every year, a new slate of conferences focus on helping those who work in the world of DevOps learn the latest IT technologies, performance challenges, languages, frameworks, platforms, software developments and career management techniques. However, with tight travel budgets and time constraints, it’s vital you choose the right ones to attend. Below you’ll find a wide variety of DevOps conferences, some small in nature offering lots of hands-on training as well as very large conferences attracting the “who’s

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Enterprise IT trends for 2017: ‘Fog’ computing, Internet sensors, the second coming of silicon

Source:- venturebeat.com With Snap’s IPO reportedly imminent and the giant Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas now wrapped up, many in the tech world have been focused on innovations in consumer technology lately. But I think the coming year also will be marked by lesser-noticed tectonic shifts in enterprise-IT: Trends related to cloud computing, big data, and even basic computer chips, which are getting a makeover thanks to the new demands placed on them by the deluge of data and

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Habitat application portability and understanding dynamic linking of ELF binaries

Source – blog.chef.io I do not come from a classical computer science background and have spent the vast majority of my career working with Java, C# and Ruby – mostly on Windows. So I have managed to evade the details of exactly how native binaries find their dependencies at compile time and runtime on Linux. It just has not been a concern in the work that I do. If my app complains about missing low level dependencies, I find a binary

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7 Reasons Why Containers are a Natural Fit for DevOps Teams

Source – eweek.com Containers Boost Data and Application Security One of the key benefits of containers is their ability to isolate application code and even whole infrastructure stacks at will. Using containers, ops teams can set up namespaces to keep test and production environments separate, even if they share the same kernel. Containers also ensure that only designated users have access to their contents, providing ops teams with complete control of their architecture. As 2017 takes shape, containers’ popularity continues to

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Improve your DevOps security game with Ansible Vault

Source – opensource.com   You may have your DevOps efforts orchestration nailed down, but you should make improving the operational maturity of such implementations an ongoing effort. One tool I use is Red Hat’s Ansible, which is fantastic for orchestration and configuration management. The low barrier to entry and simplicity of Ansible are why so many people that start using it learn to love it. One feature in Ansible that developers should use more often is Ansible Vault. According to its documentation, the

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Continuous Deployment to Google Cloud Platform with Drone

Source:- nytimes.com Over the course of the last year, the software development teams at The New York Times have been evaluating Google Cloud Platform for use in some of our future projects. To do this, we’ve surveyed a wide variety of software management techniques and tools, and we’ve explored how we might standardize building, testing and deploying our systems on GCP. Our newly formed Delivery and Site Reliability Engineering team came up with two methods of deployment with Google Container

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Cloud & DevOps: An Evolving Relationship for a Better Future

Source:- siliconindia.com The relationship between Cloud and DevOps has been evolving in response to the drastic societal transformations. Users are primarily giving importance to the overall experience rather than the product itself. Enterprises are, therefore, focusing on the packaging of products with services. Such transformations are strengthening the relationship between Cloud and DevOps. IT is leveraging the advantages of cloud to achieve the DevOps needs. This bonding is getting popular. The 21st Century Enterprise is all about creating a long-lasting

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How Not to Write Your Git Update Hooks

Source:- dzone.com This piece contains some lessons learned about my experience optimizing our Git hook performance. The information here is certainly not new but I haven’t found it aggregated and explained in one single place yet. We recently switched our main code repository from SVN to Git, and with that came many challenges and improvements to our software development process. One option that Git offers is hooks. These are small programs or scripts that are run before or after a commit,

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