Serverless continuous deployment for the AWS crowd: Feeding time in Lambda-land

Source – theregister.co.uk Continuous Lifecycle “You’ll never go hungry if you know AWS,” one of the workshop participants at the Continuous Lifecycle* devops-focused conference in London remarked. Mike Roberts, co-founder of consultancy Symphonia Cloud, was behind the lectern yesterday afternoon, preparing to conduct a tour of serverless continuous deployment on AWS. Such sentiment is transitory in the tech industry. In the mainframe era, people used to say, “Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM.” Today, that has become: “IBM fires everybody.” Nonetheless, AWS looks like

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The DevOps process is hard. But here are seven ways it’s easy

Source – techtarget.com The DevOps process is hard. It’s hard to roll out, hard to scale, hard to get everyone on board and then hard to maintain. But something must be easy about it, right? We asked seven of our experts to talk about the easiest part of the DevOps process. Their answers may surprise you. Most agree the technology aspects — like implementing CI or automated deployment tools — are the simplest way to start doing DevOps. In that way, DevOps is actually an easy sell.

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Nine Steps for Developing a DevOps Mindset

Source – globalbankingandfinance.com Stories about various industries and companies going digital cram the headlines. For example, airlines are readying for the digital shift to tackle increasing air traffic; meanwhile, Marks & Spencer has hired a principal technology partner to ‘drive digital-first.’ At the centre of all this is the need to boost productivity. Many companies still use inefficient manual processes instead of automation, however. Building apps to eliminate paper and streamline operations provides the obvious advantage of saving time, but it can also uncover new

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When DevOps And SecOps Collide: How To Improve Collaboration To Enable Agility

Source – forbes.com There are two kinds of companies today: the ones that are in the cloud and ones that will be in the cloud. The gravitational pull fueled by agility, cost and resource management cannot be resisted. Today’s digital transformation is invigorating companies around the world to increase performance and drive more output. The rush to harness new digital technologies often results in enthusiastic business owners taking initiatives straight to the cloud, putting DevOps and SecOps at odds by allowing

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Cloud Computing Spurs Hybrid Architecture Adoption

Source – informationweek.com Cloud computing is transforming the way enterprises approach IT. The shift started with SaaS applications and is now rapidly sweeping through the data center with a growing focus on hybrid cloud initiatives. A recent Evaluator Group survey of enterprise IT administrators discovered that 62% believe that a hybrid cloud infrastructure is in their long-term future and 58% said they would increase their hybrid cloud workload in 2017. John Webster, an Evaluator Group senior partner, says that a hybrid cloud is

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Technical debt and the cloud: The key steps to repaying your development deficit

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Opinion Many years ago, I compared the concept of technical debt to a mismanaged baseball team. The baseball team in question spent untold millions on ageing veterans, rather than home-grown talent that could take them into the future. IT departments the world over tend to exhibit the same behaviours in retaining ageing technology rather than keeping up with upgrades, new methodologies, and new paradigms. The obvious result of this lack of foresight is the gathering of overwhelming technical debt.

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5 mistakes Android developers must avoid

Source – jaxenter.com Android has matured to a great extent and has evolved as one of the most beloved platforms among smartphone users. In fact, “Android accounted for more than 80 percent of all smartphone sales to end users worldwide in 2016,” according to Statista. Moreover, according to Gartner, “Google’s Android extended its lead by capturing 82 percent of the total market in the fourth quarter of 2016.” With the introduction of Lollipop, Jelly Bean, Marshmallow, Nougat and O (which could come next month)

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IT Security Practices Being Eyed Earlier in App Development: Study

Source – windowsitpro.com In the past, IT security in the application building process has often been addressed as an after-thought, usually brought up at the last minute, just after the desired application and code were created. Since 2014, however, that frequent pattern has been changing as more security emphasis is apparently being brought into application development earlier in its creation, according to a recent DevSecOps study on enterprise security practices, released by Sonatype. The report, the 2017 DevSecOps Community Survey, found that in 2014, the last time

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These top IT news stories prepare operations to finish 2017 strong

Source – searchitoperations.techtarget.com Keeping up with IT operations is a challenge when every week brings some new change to the vendor landscape. Several acquisitions and partnerships have changed the face of the product market for container orchestration, IT service management (ITSM) and application performance management (APM). And more organizations look to artificial intelligence for its many benefits. AppDynamics updates its product — and ownership Early this year, networking vendor Cisco purchased AppDynamics, a fan favorite among IT operations management software companies, adding

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Why Microservices is the Future of Software

Source – readitquik.com The latest in software application development is the rise of microservices, wherein applications are offered as a bundle of loosely coupled services. First coined in 2011, this term is now doing the rounds of popular technology circles. According to a survey by Nginx, 36% of enterprises are currently using microservices. Another 26% are in the research phase as far as this new technology is concerned. Organizations are divided between whether they should adopt a microservices approach or not.

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