8 steps to becoming a ‘cloud-native’ enterprise

Source – zdnet.com These days, the idea of becoming a “cloud-native” enterprise has a sexy appeal to it, but it’s going to take some serious re-thinking and work to get there. Capgemini recently issued some interesting findings of its survey of 902 IT executives on their progress toward cloud-native. Along with the stats, the report’s authors provide some guidance on how enterprises can begin their journeys toward cloud-native adoption. Of course, if you’re with a startup or small, information-intensive operation, cloud

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The 4 roles of DevOps leadership

Source – jaxenter.com Several years ago when we started having DevOps conferences, there were a lot of talks about how to get management buy-in to our new wonderful paradigm. Engineers from operations and development would come on stage and tell stories of wins and losses in their struggle to demonstrate that this DevOps thing is valuable for the business. Fast forward to here and now and we suddenly realize the situation is upside down. What we as DevOps consultants now see

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Agile Methodology in Software Development

Source – devops.cioreview.com Speeding the delivery of technology is a critical aspect of business today. One of the approaches to increase that speed of delivery that many of us have worked to implement is the use of Agile software development methods such as Scrum XP to deliver business value more rapidly. Transforming an organization from a waterfall centric methodology to agile development is an exciting, but difficult time in an organization.  The changes that are required to the organization are not

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The future of IT: Fewer workers, more data analysts

Source – information-management.com Organizations are in the midst of redesigning IT operations in order to better meet the demands of external customers, and that is creating the need to redefine many job roles. Unfortunately, many organizations say they lack sufficient skills on staff in the areas of analytics and data management. That is the conclusion of a new study – “As Tech Management Structures Change, Roles Become More Strategic and Externally Focused” – by Forrester Research. Authored by Marc Cecere, the

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DevOps success relies on supportive and communicative senior leaders, research shows

Source – computerweekly.com The influential role played by supportive senior leadership in helping organisations successfully shift away from big-project, waterfall-like software development is laid bare in the 2017 State of DevOps Report. Compiled each year by software automation supplier Puppet and DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA), the report seeks out the opinions of DevOps practitioners to gauge how adoption of the software development methodology is progressing worldwide. The 2017 edition includes input from more than 3,200 respondents, whose feedback has enabled

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Agile automation techniques answer the need for development speed

Source – techtarget.com The best strategies for Agile automation testing Agile automation is a very simple concept that can be very hard to achieve. At a time when companies are expected to release application updates daily — if not hourly — only Agile automation testing and other delivery steps can make that possible. Automation, however, is far from a simple matter; it requires not only a thorough understanding of the process from end to end, but also the right tools to

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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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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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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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