Overcoming DevOps Implementation Challenges

Source – tripwire.com Most organizations have already adopted or are moving towards adopting a DevOps model into their work culture for improved productivity and workflow. In simple terms, DevOps is an application delivery methodology that encourages collaboration and communication between the developers and operations teams across all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). The collaboration between the development and operations teams, working as a cohesive unit for a common goal, ensures the creation of a faster, reliable and efficient delivery system. Major Challenges

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Why Should Agency DevOps Teams Care About Microservices?

Source – meritalk.com Until now, most Federal agencies built their computing architectures like the aging buildings that house most of their headquarters, as huge monolithic structures that are inefficient, require frequent maintenance, and are wholly inflexible. Now, companies like Red Hat are offering a new path using microservices technology, which takes huge application stacks and breaks them down into tiny, modular components that can expand or contract based on needs, eliminating waste while ensuring critical services are always available regardless of

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Predictions 2018: How DevOps, AI Will Impact Security

Source – eweek.com DevOps and agile development, new-generation processes and techniques that work hand in hand in developing, testing and distributing software of all types, have been in the IT business news continually for about the last half-dozen years. And there are good reasons why. We at eWEEK are constantly being pitched by thought leaders with new ideas about this relative sea change in the business, in addition to companies with new or improved tools that facilitate the automation that’s inherent

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How Cloud Companies Can Move from Agile to DevOps

Source – talkincloud.com To move from agile to DevOps methodology requires new consideration of deployment and hosting infrastructure. How can cloud companies best address these concerns? Best practices and key advice for progressive IT teams at managed service providers (MSPs) can help the move from agile to DevOps. To transition the move from agile to DevOps, the structure should be adapted for developers who have been using agile for a while. Fortunately, agile and DevOps are not necessarily methodologies at odds, according to

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Assessing data centre strategies for cloud-scale software

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net The rapid advancement of cloud-scale software is driving the digital transformation impacting nearly every facet of our life. The ways we work, communicate, navigate, travel, shop, manage our money, access healthcare, interact with things and places are extremely different from only five years ago. There are many underlying technologies that enable this transformation – but none as profound as the rise of cloud-based software applications that we interact with throughout our day. IDC notes that cloud software accounts

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Rethinking DevOps as DevSecOps

Source – appdevelopermagazine.com If you’re not already thinking right now that your DevOps teams should be run like a DevSecOps team, you may already be in a world of hurt. Time to wake up! As the adoption of APIs continues to grow, so do the risks to organizations that don’t actively test the security of their solutions. Modern Agile development frameworks have changed the way engineering teams produce products. Under these frameworks, products receive small, frequent updates daily or weekly rather

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You Can Reconcile Bimodal IT with DevOps

Source – informationweek.com Is it speed versus quality, or speed and quality? I recently gave a talk comparing DevOps with Gartner’s Bimodal IT approach, which is somewhat controversial. I didn’t bash Bimodal IT, instead I demonstrated how to reconcile the modes Gartner proposes organizations take based on application types, with the spirit behind DevOps. To begin, I made my own controversial statement: DevOps is a farce! That’s right, I said this to all of the DevOps enthusiasts nice enough to come to my presentation. As

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Six Ways Agile Can Turn Static

Source – infoq.com Digital transformation requires IT organizations to become business enablers that deliver differentiating customer experiences that provide a return on investment.  To keep pace with innovation, and deliver immediate results many IT teams adopt agile development methodologies where release cadences are measured in days, not quarters and quality is guaranteed. This may be the Holy Grail, but this goal isn’t always possible. Idealistically speaking, agile development has all the right elements but it isn’t suitable for every project. Let’s

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DevOps adopts BPM best practices to build apps

Source – searchmicroservices.techtarget.com There has been a fundamental shift in the application of business process management systems over the last few years to where these platforms are now increasingly part of the toolkit that developers — and more often “citizen developers” — need to build modern applications as they apply BPM best practices. Indeed, originally deployed to improve operational efficiency and lower costs, BPM systems are now more frequently viewed as application development platforms where users can build applications that automate business processes

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Digitally disruptive competition drives DevOps trend

Source – techtarget.com From a leadership perspective, it is hard to argue against the goals of the current DevOps trend. DevOps seeks to integrate the work performed by a company’s application development team with the work performed by its systems operations team. The aim is to improve the quality and flow of that work through better communication, standardization, simplification, collaboration and automation. DevOps builds on the Lean and Agile development practices that promote systemic thinking and rapid value creation. In many ways, the DevOps trend

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