DevOps adoption lagging, MSPs can step in

Source – channelnomics.com DevOps adoption is still at a crawl, pointing to space for MSPs to step in and provide high-value service, according to research solution provider 2nd Watch released this week. A survey of over 1,000 IT managers and directors in companies with at least 1,000 workers by Seattle, WA-based MSP 2nd Watch this week points to the vast majority of organizations not gearing up for DevOps practices. DevOps, as 2nd Watch defines it, is the practice of operations and development engineers working

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Why DevOps development depends on continuous testing

Source – techtarget.com To reap the full benefits of DevOps — quicker releases of high-quality software — successful organizations know they must introduce continuous testing throughout their software delivery process. The test phase cannot exist as an independent step at the end of a development cycle. Continuous integration and continuous delivery often spur this realization — these practices serve as the foundation for a successful DevOps approach. What IT leaders and their teams often don’t realize, however, is that the key to the proper

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5 Steps to Put a Faltering DevOps Plan Back on Track

Source – informationweek.com DevOps encompasses a set of practices that automate and streamline processes between software development and IT teams, enabling organizations to build, test, and release software faster and more reliably. That’s the goal, anyway. But what happens when a DevOps initiative doesn’t meet an organization’s anticipated goals or, worse yet, actually begins exerting a negative impact on software development? That’s when it’s time to go back to the virtual drawing board and steer the initiative back onto its planned course.

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Why DevOps Is Your Key to Becoming a Digital Entity

Source – informationweek.com I’ve been working with a lot of organizations that are in full-swing with their “digital transformation” initiatives. They’re doing virtualization, cloud, better security, and focusing on improved user mobility. From there, you can throw in a bunch of other market trending words like AI, machine learning, and you’ve got some pretty impressive things down on paper. Sound familiar? It’s quite possible that you’re in your own process to “digitize” your organization. However, a major challenge over these years

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DevOps automation firm Puppet acquires Reflect for its data visualization tools

Source – siliconangle.com Cloud automation company Puppet Inc. will add data visualization capabilities to its list of services after acquiring a startup called Reflect Technologies Inc. Thursday. Founded in 2015, Reflect is based in Portland, Oregon, just like its new owner. The company previously raised $2.5 million in a seed capital funding round in 2016. The terms of the deal, which sees Puppet acquire both Reflect’s products and its team of less than 10 people, were not disclosed. Reflect will be absorbed into Puppet, with its Chief

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More App Dev Models Increase DevOps Pressure

Source – devops.com A bifurcation in types of developers will become more pronounced in the years ahead as more application code moves to the network edge. As that transition continues occurring, the pressure on IT operations to be able to be able to flexibly manage different classes of applications by embracing DevOps processes will correspondingly increase. Mike Piech, vice president and general manager of middleware for Red Hat, said applications running on internet of things (IoT) devices and smartphones present developers

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Improve the rapid application development model for deployment readiness

Source – techtarget.com The rapid application development model aims for accurate deployments, as does DevOps as an IT methodology. It would seem the two concepts are natural partners, but that’s not always the case. Development and operations specialists have to work to unite RAD and DevOps, or risk devaluing both. RAD, which is a version of continuous development, creates an efficient pipeline for changes to travel from development into production. As software complexities increase, and the possible deployment platforms for a program multiply,

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What tools are needed to build a DevOps management model?

Source – techtarget.com Traditionally, application development and IT operations teams have been separate entities focused on their individual core competencies. In recent years, however, as organizations re-evaluate their approaches to IT to optimize processes, there has been a shift toward more collaboration across development and operations groups. The result of this collaboration is an approach called DevOps. In a DevOps management model, the development and operations teams work together through the entire lifecycle — from design through post-deployment production support. Such a

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Why DevOps must become BizDevOps for business and IT collaboration

Source – information-age.com Nowadays, pretty much anyone who is anyone in the world of application software development is familiar with the concept of DevOps. It’s about bringing together development and operations to facilitate continuous integration, application monitoring, and the automated, frequent delivery, testing and updating of app portfolios: agile methodology at speed. But while speed of application delivery is important, it isn’t everything. At the end of the day, the big question is whether a project can be considered a success

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6 DevSecOps best practices: Automate early and often

Source – techbeacon.com Organizations that want to integrate security into their DevOps pipelines should adopt tools and practices that unite application development, IT operations, and security teams under a common DevSecOps rubric. The goal is to make security part of the software development workflow, rather than bolting it on later in the cycle, as has been the case with waterfall development models. This shift is upending traditional notions of how, when, and where security controls should be integrated into software, and

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