Automation is not DevOps

Source – dev.to A few years ago, if you would have asked me to define DevOps, my answer would have sounded something like “Mumble mumble automation, mumble, automation, mumble mumble, infrastructure-as-code, mumble mumble, strategery.” Thinking that DevOps equated to automation had mostly to do with the fact that most of the DevOps people I talked to and articles I read really only spoke about automation with only indirect references to anything else. Implementing automation is definitely a part of what it

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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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Top 5 Takeaways from the 2017 State of DevOps Report

Source – news.sys-con.com The sixth annual State of the DevOps report – encompassing over 27,000 survey respondents – just hit last week. Like every year, the findings of the report would become ‘the bible’ for the DevOps industry and for organizations delivering software in the months to come. The report not only provides us with the benchmark for what to aspire to, but also shines a light on some of the proven patterns and tactics we should be focusing on to advance our own

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The secret to DevOps, it’s all about ‘automation’ after all

Source – computerweekly.com The ‘findings’ this year suggest that, as we have hinted more than once recently, the crucial bridge to the new efficiencies in software application development shops come from automation. Puppet says that the highest performing organisations have automated as much as 72 percent of all configuration management processes. Manual configuration sucks Manual configuration, it appears, really does suck, mostly. Low performers are spending almost half of their time (46 percent) on manual configuration. “Splunk’s participation in Puppet’s 2017

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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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AIOps combines machine learning and automation to transform IT operations.

Source – cio.com IT operations has become the lifeblood of all businesses today. A healthy IT organization can provide key competitive advantages for businesses in a fast-paced market. Many companies struggle to meet the high demand due to increased cloud system complexity. Distributed apps (where different parts of an app run on different systems) make it difficult to track where problems occur during an IT incident. Every minute of downtime or app failure directly impacts revenues. To mitigate these failures, IT

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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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