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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Preventing DevOps Failures

Source:- developer.com DevOps is a culture, a philosophy that is being practiced by many companies around the world to increase the productivity, reduce costs, and boost the company’s overall revenue. DevOps as a philosophy is fundamentally a change of process—a paradigm shift. Now, such a change may or may not be acceptable to many. If this change is accepted, DevOps will succeed; otherwise, it will fail. This article attempts to highlight the reasons due to which DevOps can fail and

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Controlling Chaos: DevOps And The Digital Transformation

Source:- minutehack.com Recently, you will no doubt have read numerous predictions and forecasting from tech industry experts outlining their expectations of the next 12 months, with Digital Transformation (DX) often at the forefront. DX is in full swing and many organisations are moving towards a more agile approach and adopting DevOps principles. Digital Transformation Most enterprises have already begun shifting their strategies to align with their current environment; one which leverages the value of data more than that of physical

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Control Costs: Use Cloud Test Environments

Source:- sys-con.com There is no more effective way to reduce your overall test environment spend than to migrate to cloud test environments and embrace testing and infrastructure automation. The nature of test environments is inherently temporary—you set up an environment, run through an automated test suite, and then tear down the environment. If you can reduce the cycle time for this process down to hours or minutes, then you may be able to cut your test environment budgets considerably. This

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