Chef expands its cloud and container menu

Source – zdnet.com Chef, a leading DevOps company, announced at ChefConf 2017 that it was adding new capabilities to it flagship Continous Automation/DevOps program, Chef Automate. This enables enterprises to transition from server- and virtual machine- (VM) based IT systems to cloud-native and container-first environments with consistent automation and DevOps practices. Chef started as an open-source cloud configuration management and deployment application. It’s meant to help anyone orchestrate servers in a cloud or just in a departmental data center. Instead of

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Roll DevOps tools into your AWS migration plan

Source – techtarget.com accelerated dePublic cloud platforms such as AWS have changed how many businesses develop applications. Cloud affords development times — and enables some dev teams to release new features and app updates multiple times a day. But none of this would be possible without a vast array of DevOps tools and services. After an AWS migration, businesses can model their infrastructure as code (IaC), build and test code with managed services and automate deployments using continuous integration (CI) and continuous

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Microsoft’s new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the go

Source – heraldkeeper.com The Basic tier will be broadly available and the Standard tier will be available in a limited number of Azure regions. While new tools and updates were demonstrated and discussed, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella set the tone for the conference by noting a fundamental shift in the world view of computing. Described by Microsoft as a database built from scratch to “power planet-scale cloud services” with both strong power and fault tolerance capabilities and the ability to handle

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3 Top Cloud-Computing Stocks to Buy in 2017

Source – fool.com Cloud computing is already a huge, vibrant market — and it’s only getting bigger. According to a recent IDC report, worldwide spending on public cloud services should top $122 billion this year and grow to $203 billion in 2020. That’s a compound annual growth rate of 21.5%, or triple the estimated growth of overall spending on information technology. How can investors tap into this exceptional growth market? Here are three great cloud-computing options for your consideration: Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN),

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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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Why You Should Care about the Cloud and Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Source:- cloudreach.com ‘The cloud is the future’. ‘The cloud is revolutionary’. ‘The cloud will transform how you do business’. There’s almost no way you’ve escaped hearing at least one of these sentiments, or something like them, over the past few years, and with good reason. The cloud is perhaps the biggest shift the IT industry has experienced since the widespread adoption of personal internet connections, and will come to define the sector for the foreseeable future. Fantastic, right? Certainly, but

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Extending AWS CodeBuild with Custom Build Environments

Source:- amazon.com AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed build service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces software packages that are ready to deploy. CodeBuild provides curated build environments for programming languages and runtimes such as Java, Ruby, Python, Go, Node.js, Android, and Docker. It can be extended through the use of custom build environments to support many more.Build environments are Docker images that include a complete file system with everything required to build and test your project. To

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Docker’s tops for devops, AWS is the cloud king

Source:- infoworld.com Docker is the king of devops tools, hybrid cloud is beating public-only and private-only clouds, and Microsoft Azure is making sizable headway in public cloud. Those are some of the key insights from this year’s edition of SaaS provider RightScale’s State of the Cloud report, which is derived from a survey of more than 1,000 IT pros around the world. Docker keeps climbing — and here comes Kubernetes If there’s one devops tool that’s out in front with

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Serverless Computing: AWS vs. Azure

Source:- datamation.com Recently, a new kind of cloud computing has been getting more attention from the media and enterprise customers. Serverless computing, also known as function as a service (FaaS), allows developers to run code in the cloud without worrying about infrastructure. They simply upload their code, and the service bills them for the computing resources used to execute their code. Some analysts believe that serverless could be a big trend in 2017 and beyond. As enterprises embrace DevOps philosophies,

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DevOps on AWS is a complex relationship

Source:- techtarget.com It’s important to have a fully stocked toolbox before deploying DevOps on AWS. Automation and monitoring tools, both from AWS and third parties, need to be in tune for deployment and operations to run smoothly and efficiently. AWS provides tools that help IT teams submit, manage and deploy code — pushing applications and features into production faster. But the DevOps transition is not always easy, and errors cost time and money. Successfully deploying DevOps on AWS requires IT

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