How IT Ops can avoid the DevOps capacity crunch

Source – techbeacon.com DevOps and digital transformations have brought an unprecedented increase in the pace and volume of daily change in IT. While this may sound like great news to development and product groups, IT operations management is often alarmed by the potential risk that its already overloaded workforce will be squeezed beyond the breaking point. IT Ops finds itself squeezed between the “go-go-go, deploy-deploy-deploy” demands of DevOps and digital transformations and the “Don’t be the next hack! Don’t be the next outage! Slow

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Security & Development: Better Together

Source – darkreading.com How DevSecOps removes the silos between security and application development teams so that everyone can work together at the same speed. For organizations trying to accelerate their product go-to-market, DevOps has transformed application development. By knocking down the wall between development and operations it’s now possible to release incremental changes more often. The bad news is that security teams are not equipped to move as quickly, and are falling behind. For security teams looking for best practices to

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Improving Linux Security with DevSecOps

Source – linuxjournal.com Ask people who run IT departments these days what keeps them up at night, and they’ll probably tell you it’s security—or the lack of it. With the explosive growth of malicious attacks on everything from hospitals to Fortune 500s, security—not hardware, software and even staff—is what currently makes life miserable. That’s why organizations of all sizes are looking to change fundamentally how they do security. It’s no longer a single team’s job to make sure systems are secure

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Cloud native applications adoption is set to double by 2020: study

Source – cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com Mumbai: New research from Capgemini, indicates a significant step change in enterprise cloud adoption through the increased use of cloud native applications – applications and services built to perform optimally in the cloud, leveraging Platform as a Service (PaaS) Cloud-native applications can enable IT to better contribute to business agility and innovation and 15 percent of new enterprise applications are cloud native today with adoption set to increase rapidly in the next three years, jumping to 32 percent

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Integrating Codeship Pro And Docker With Percy Visual Testing

Source – documentation.codeship.com What Is Percy? Percy is a visual testing tool that lets you take screen shots, monitor visual changes and require team approval to these visual captures in an automated way as part of your CI/CD pipeline. Setting Up Percy Setting Your Percy Variables You will need to add the two values Percy provides when you create a new project inside their application – PERCY_TOKEN and PERCY_PROJECT – to the encrypted environment variables that you define in your codeship-services.yml

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Red Hat to Acquire Codenvy to Extend DevOps Tools Capability

Source – infoq.com Red Hat has announced the acquisition of Codenvy, an Agile and cloud-native tools provider. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed. Red Hat’s acquisition of Codenvy adds to its portfolio of development tools providing capability for container-based and cloud-native applications. Codenvy will be incorporated into Red Hat’s OpenShift.io environment – a hosted development environment for developers building hybrid cloud services that the firm announced earlier in the month. Codenvy is based on Eclipse Che, an

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AIOps combines machine learning and automation to transform IT operations.

Source – cio.com IT operations has become the lifeblood of all businesses today. A healthy IT organization can provide key competitive advantages for businesses in a fast-paced market. Many companies struggle to meet the high demand due to increased cloud system complexity. Distributed apps (where different parts of an app run on different systems) make it difficult to track where problems occur during an IT incident. Every minute of downtime or app failure directly impacts revenues. To mitigate these failures, IT

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Continuous Delivery with Kubernetes the Hard Way

Source – infoq.com This post will discuss how to build up an architecture for continuous delivery from simple to complicated. At each point we’ll see the limitations of the simpler approaches, and justify adding complexity and/or refactoring the architecture. The ultimate approach described here is the approach that the Weaveworks team has found works best for them. Continuous delivery Continuous delivery is when software is produced in a way that allows it to be released little and often, rather than in

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The Real Business Benefits of DevOps

Source – infobeans.com DevOps, an evolution of the agile methodology, has firmly planted its feet in the enterprise. 2016 witnessed DevOps growing in maturity and in adoption and it has steadily now become a standard way of working. According to the fifth annual State of the Cloud Survey, 2016 by RightScale, “DevOps adoption increased from 66 percent in 2015 to 74 percent in 2016”. Gartner estimates that in 2017 DevOps will be a mainstream strategy which is employed by more than

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DevOps practitioners open up about enterprise adoption challenges

Source – computerweekly.com While the list of enterprise companies that have managed to adopt DevOps successfully continues to grow, many remain convinced that the benefits of continuous delivery are impossible for large and more complex organisations. “The prevailing notion is that DevOps is for startups and the Googles, Amazons and Facebooks of this world, and not for large, complex companies that have been around for decades or even centuries – but that is really not the case,” said Gene Kim, co-author

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