Can an IT DevOps approach speed up CSP Innovation?

Source – vanillaplus.com Copy your fiercest competitor We believe that a new mentality and way of working, a far more collaborative, flexible and lean way of working is needed in CSP organisations. This is easier said than done as CSPs have inherited a legacy infrastructure. But a change in mindset, more transparency, collaboration and efficient processes will become necessary if the competitive level is to be increased or even maintained. One way of achieving this it to introduce a DevOps culture

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Accessibility Test Automation in DevOps Environment

Source – capgemini.com (1) Background: Accessibility (AX) Accessibility or AX testing is a subset of usability testing. In accessibility testing, users under consideration include persons with disabilities as well to test both usability and accessibility. Considering the range of difficulties people may be dealing with, it is important to build applications that everyone can use. There standards  have been established to address accessibility need in section 508 of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and in web contact accessibility guidelines (WCAG). (2)

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Continuous delivery book asserts automation is key to effective DevOps

Source – theserverside.com The installation and use of a CI server is a standard in any IT department that is bold enough to throw around the term DevOps, but simply having a Jenkins or Concourse server running jobs every hour or two doesn’t mean you’re doing continuous integration right. “I’d say that continuous integration is nowadays a commodity, up to the point where people actually have forgotten what it actually means. People are using integration servers just to do a regular

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9 Big Mistakes DevOps Teams Make

Source – informationweek.com If organizations want to maximize the benefits they experience as a result of embracing DevOps, they’ll need to avoid these “gotchas”. If you’re going to adopt DevOps, you better do it right. According to the RightScale 2017 State of the Cloud report, 84% of enterprises and 72% of small to medium-sized businesses have adopted some DevOps practices. These organizations are attracted to DevOps benefits like greater agility, improved customer satisfaction, greater employee morale, greater productivity and business

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Monitoring Your IT Services Beyond Nagios

Source – opsview.com Over the last couple of months I have been talking to more and more customers about how to monitor their IT services properly and one thing pops up quite often: Do they need anything beyond Nagios® Core (aka Nagios)? If yes, what should they do beyond it? The Basics Nagios is free and so gets away with quite a lot but using it to manage complex systems can be a real challenge. It can also be unforgiving on

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Top 10 Agile Database Techniques

Source – ibm.com While agile database development and management continues to gain popularity, some DBAs are still hesitant to adopt the agile method in favor of the waterfall approach. Most often this is either because some IT professionals and development teams are afraid of losing maintenance control in the constant thrust of iteration, or they’re wary of change, especially one that would require them to change the way they work together. So, here are some great techniques for having a healthy

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The 7 worst automation failures

Source – csoonline.com There are IT jobs that you just know are built for failure. They are so big and cumbersome and in some cases are plowing through new ground that unforeseen outcomes are likely. Then there are other situations where an IT pro might just say “whoops” when that unforeseen result should have been, well, foreseen. UpGuard has pulled together a group of the biggest instances in the past few years in which the well-intentioned automation of a company’s IT systems

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Change is the Focus: QA in the DevOps Era

Source:- capgemini.com There is a popular business adage that states, “Fast, Good, Cheap: pick any two”. But what if you want it all?  I definitely want to ensure good quality, in little time and at the lowest cost. Therein lies the challenge. Throughout the product development lifecycle, we face bottlenecks that often prevent us from having it all. Today, Agile and DevOps introduce timeboxed development and continuous integration, which means shorter development cycles and more frequent releases. This results in

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Totally automatic: Improve DevOps and security in three key steps

Source:- techtarget.com Concerned about DevOps security? Learn three key steps to embedding security into the software development process, including how to improve automation. The goal of DevOps is to engage the development and operations teams simultaneously throughout the software development lifecycle. That means both during the code’s initial development and whenever developers modify or update it. No matter what the stage, it’s essential to maintain security and compliance by building them in at the outset. Here’s the good news: There’s

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3 Key DevOps Needs for Every Development Team

Source:- stackify.com Agile development has created a process for developers to rapidly ship a new version of their code. DevOps is the next step in the process. It is the ability to help get that code to production as fast as possible. DevOps should be about empowering your development team to be able to do their job and support their apps from A to Z. There are the 3 critical things I think every development team needs. 1. Automate builds

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