Why domain experts are vital for DevOps test automation

Source – techtarget.com At a recent DevOps test automation conference, a participant in a panel discussion suddenly interrupted himself and looked out at the audience. “How many of your companies have a shadow IT?” A few hands tentatively went up, and he explained further: “How many of you have people outside of IT, in the functional groups, manufacturing, marketing, accounting, who are constantly doing unexpected things with your applications? Are they using them for different purposes, entering nontraditional data, even writing their

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DevOps in the cloud: everything you need to know

Source – itpro.co.uk What does DevOps in the cloud entail and how do organisations to get the most out of it? Both DevOps and cloud computing have been hyped as essential to maintaining competitiveness and undertaking digital transformation in today’s organisation. While DevOps is about improving business processes and applications, cloud is all about the underlying services and technology. So how can businesses make the most of these? How cloud DevOps differs from other DevOps When we talk about DevOps in terms of

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Are DevOps and Software Quality Incompatible?

Source – informationweek.com The DevOps concept’s focus on speed to market and continuous release can leave gaps in software quality. Understand which ones you can live with, and which are critical. Last year, Sylvain Kalache, an ex-operations engineer at Slideshare and now co-founder of Holberton School,  recalled how one of Slideshare’s  DevOps applications failed 60,000 users. “We were a small startup,” said Kalache. “Our goals in adopting DevOps were to achieve optimum efficiency.”  Slideshare prospered. It was acquired in 2012 by LinkedIN for $119 million.

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DevOps Success Beyond Agile: Cloud Expo Power Panel

Source – forbes.com The venerable Cloud Expo conference may be a mere shadow of its former self, but it still has its moments. One high point: a powerful panel of technology experts debating the ins and outs of DevOps. The most refreshing insight: while DevOps is an important trend, there is no magic here. It’s difficult work, and we’ve built it on hard-earned lessons of the past. “DevOps is something we’ve done under different monikers for many, many years,” explained Tracy

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Red Hat Releases Red Hat OpenStack 12

Source – storagereview.com Today at the OpenStack Summit Sydney 2017, Red Hat Inc. announced the latest version of its massively-scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Red Hat OpenStack 12. This new IaaS is based off of OpenStack’s Pike release, and introduces containerized services, improving flexibility while decreasing complexity for faster application development. Red Hat OpenStack 12 also comes with a slew of new enhancements such as an upgraded DCI (distributed continuous integration) and improved security to help maintain data compliance and

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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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What is the true cost of a DevOps adoption?

Source – jaxenter.com Transitioning to a DevOps approach can be a wonderful experience. But for all that we talk about it on JAXenter, we often don’t go into the nitty-gritty details of how a DevOps adoption actually works. KMS Technology recently released a survey of over 200 IT professionals who had participated in DevOps in the past year. Their key takeaway? In order for DevOps to be successful, companies need a clear road map with a thorough understanding of the necessary financial and labor

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Immutable infrastructure can ease agencies into agile, DevOps

Source – wtop.com Automation is a key technology helping IT organizations deploy, take apart, and reload technologies into production without human intervention.  But once technology is deployed, federal managers want to make sure that systems can’t be misconfigured and infrastructure components aren’t altered once they have been approved. Moreover, project management methodologies such as agile and DevOps support the idea of developing software and systems iteratively and quickly. That is fine and good.  But this also raises the question: How

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How devops changes monitoring

Source – computerworld.com.au Devops is in many ways a modern evolution born out of the old way of doing things. Waterfall development methodologies were too slow, deployments to production were too infrequent, and the traditional separation of developers and operators was an obstacle to change. By combining a little philosophy and a lot of tools, devops unlocks dramatic increases in speed and efficiency. Devops brings more automation to every stage of the application lifecycle, and the time to market for new applications is reduced

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How cloud computing platforms fuel digital transformation

Source – searchcloudapplications.techtarget.com Many enterprises are turning to cloud computing platforms to accelerate digital transformation strategies. The cloud promises to provide a consistent set of APIs for developers to innovate around. It also makes it easier to reuse enterprise data more efficiently as part of a more modern software development ecosystem. “The rise of PaaS [platform as a service], in all its flavors, indicates that the focus of innovation is shifting even further toward software development,” said Dave Bartoletti, principal analyst at Forrester

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