DevOps: Why getting the culture right is the key to success

Source – zdnet.com One company that aims to take advantage of that trend towards DevOps is custom software development company Ness Digital Engineering. It recently announced that it is taking on another 800 staff who would mostly specialise in DevOps and related technologies. ZDNet spoke to its CTO, Moshe Kranc, a man who started in software development working on Arpanet back in the 1970s. What’s your take on the current state of DevOps? I meet with a lot of customers and

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DevOps lessons for network acceleration and deployment

Source – itproportal.com In a business climate where “every company is becoming a software company,” it’s no surprise that enterprises are searching for best practices to accelerate their software development processes. Primary among these is DevOps, one of the leading methodologies for speeding up the delivery and performance of applications. Closely akin to the “agile” methodology, DevOps strives to align application development (the Dev) and IT operations (the Ops) to improve the entire application-management lifecycle. DevOps practices achieve their goals largely

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5 lessons: How DevOps, cloud reinvented IT Ops at Hiscox

Source – techbeacon.com As a global business insurer, Hiscox faces two significant challenges. The first is that, while we are growing at up to 30% per year in some markets, we don’t want our IT staff to balloon at the same pace. We also must stay nimble enough to fend off behemoths such as Amazon and Google that could use their stockpiles of customer data (and their ability to quickly roll out new services) to move into our industry by using

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13 Biggest Challenges When Moving Your Business To The Cloud

Source – forbes.com The use of cloud technology is on the rise, as businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the multiple benefits cloud computing can have in terms of efficiency and profitability. Whether it’s private, public, hybrid or a mix of various cloud computing models, the technology is now used by at least 70% of U.S. organizations, according to IDG Enterprise’s 2016 Cloud Computing Executive summary. The figure is expected to grow further, as 56% of businesses surveyed said they were

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3 Git hooks for continuous integration

Source – atlassian.com If you’ve used Git for a while, you’ve probably heard of Git hooks. Maybe you’ve even played around with them a bit. Git hooks are awesome in the context of continuous integration, so in this article I’ll dive into three use cases and point you to ready-made hooks you can add to your workflow. If you’re new to Git hooks, no worries: we’ll start with the basics. Understanding Git hooks Hooks are Git’s native mechanism for triggering custom

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Zombies Are Muttering “Agile”, “DevOps”, “Containers”, “Big Data”, and “Microservices”

Source – technologyconversations.com DevOps is the word of the year. Everyone speaks about it, and many are hoping to apply it, even though most are confused what it truly means. Inquiring about DevOps does not seem to help. If you speak with a software vendor, he’ll tell you that all you need to become DevOps ninja is to purchase his product. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Docker, Terraform, Packer, Jenkins, Nexus, Git… Every software vendor seems to have a DevOps sticker attached to

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4 steps to continuous development and positive organisational change

Source – anatas.com.au Continuous delivery is a software development approach that involves implementing small but frequent improvements to a product based on user feedback. It’s a methodology widely favoured over less responsive, more traditional methods. Rather than trying to build a final complex piece of software without knowing whether anyone will use it, continuous delivery allows customers to engage with versions that are still a work in progress. Any feedback can then be looped back and corrections made sooner, more frequently and with less

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DevOps: Using Ansible to deploy Cacti for network monitoring

Source – opensourceforu.com Cacti is written in PHP and uses the MySQL database as a backend. It uses the RRDtool (Round-Robin Database tool) to handle time series data and has built-in SNMP support. Cacti has been released under the GNU General Public License. Figure 1: Licence agreement Setting up Cacti We will use a CentOS 6.8 virtual machine (VM) running on KVM to set up Cacti. Just for this demonstration, we will disable SELinux. You will need to set the following

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Improve your teams productivity using GitHub for DevOps–and Docs

Source – ibm.com As Steven Weaver recently discussed in his blog about GitHub and the DevOps toolchain, GitHub offers a powerful tool for improving your team’s collaboration and workflow. It makes processes and procedures much more repeatable and automatable. By design, GitHub also functions as a terrific tool for capturing the “tribal knowledge” that’s embodied in your DevOps team, and turning it into documentation that can bootstrap your team into even greater productivity. Anecdotally, IBM teams using GitHub Enterprise to provide

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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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