How IT teams can implement DevOps

Source – gcn.com Today government agencies face an increasingly complex technical and operational environment; they must be able to design and facilitate secure information sharing and data analysis in highly complex network environments. To effectively defend networks and speed national security decisions, government IT teams need the flexibility to deploy any kind of solution — from advanced virtualization, big data analytics and cloud computing, to application development, training and simulation. Many government agencies, however, rely on aging legacy systems, which impede

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Why cloud computing for small businesses is a powerful solution

Source – telegraph.co.uk What kind of business has the billing capability of a telecommunications giant, the e-commerce platform of a global online retailer and the security capability of a government agency? Potentially any kind of business, as it happens. Today businesses of all sizes are accessing technological capabilities that were once the preserve of large companies simply by tapping into the cloud – an internet-based form of computing where processing resources and data are shared with computers and other devices on

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How important is ALM process automation in a modern DevOps approach?

Source – searchmicroservices.techtarget.com Automation is key to the modern DevOps approach and application lifestyle management. Though it was a Herculean task in the days of VMs, containers are now making automation accessible for every DevOps team. With the advent of Docker, ALM process automation becomes even more possible and necessary. Let’s look at how containers change automation at every step of the software delivery lifecycle. Automated container image builds In a DevOps environment, code is often checked in numerous times per day. Each

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Three ways IT can team up with mobile application developers

Source – searchmobilecomputing.techtarget.com Today, advancements in monitoring, management and automation software abstract much of the physical IT infrastructure away. As a result, IT departments no longer manage servers, networks and storage separately — at least not to the extent they once did. These components are all part of a software-defined data center that depends less on humans and more on computer code. IT roles are evolving in response to this new approach. There are fewer specialists tasked with monitoring, maintaining and

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A new DevOps survey underscores demand for automation

Source – searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com Software testing toolmaker LogiGear Corp. just released a new DevOps survey, and based on the results, it is clear there is lingering confusion about the development methodology. One DevOps survey participant summed it up: “Agile and Scrum were concrete processes that led to tangible and positive results in the workplace. On the other hand, I have yet to understand the term DevOps, except as a meaningless buzzword that has had zero effect to our work processes.” According to

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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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Security & Development: Better Together

Source – darkreading.com How DevSecOps removes the silos between security and application development teams so that everyone can work together at the same speed. For organizations trying to accelerate their product go-to-market, DevOps has transformed application development. By knocking down the wall between development and operations it’s now possible to release incremental changes more often. The bad news is that security teams are not equipped to move as quickly, and are falling behind. For security teams looking for best practices to

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The emergence of DevOps in the evolving digital enterprise

Source – networkworld.com Welcome to the rise of the digital enterprise, where vendors and customers engage via applications and data is the new currency. Digital enterprises operate with radically different datanomics than conventional physical businesses. Here, digital information is the business. A successful digital enterprise is constantly updating applications in response to user context, market and environment—all of which is quantified, measured and delivered with data. Everything and everyone is personified by a digital footprint. Learning that the user just bought

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DevOps and cloud infrastructure permutations

Source – csoonline.com One of my DevOps concerns with data center applications is the testing of infrastructure and the applications that ride on top of it. It is overly complicated. Each application has thousands of parameter combinations that can be used. How does one know which parameters are critical and the range of options a given parameter can have? Testing parameter combinations is a nightmare. So, it is often neglected. One of the key benefits of cloud computing are the limited

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Before You Outsource Code Development – Think About the Security Implications

Source – veracode.com Police in the Netherlands recently contacted more than 20,000 people who they suspect had their personal data stolen by a malicious web developer. This developer had built “backdoors” into applications he created for various businesses as a contractor. With the information he stole, it is alleged that he made online purchases, opened gambling accounts and impersonated victims’ family members. Outsourcing application development allows organizations to realize cost savings and provides the flexibility necessary to scale. However, as

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