AWS automation skills in demand for DevOps, multicloud

Source – techtarget.com Automation is a big focus as more businesses migrate to the cloud and implement DevOps strategies. And while IT shops can gradually learn AWS automation skills — if they don’t have them already — the demand for that knowledge continues to rise rapidly. “Perhaps a direct reason for this is the more widely adopted principles and practices of DevOps,” said Scott Thomson, director of public cloud at Softchoice, an IT consulting and managed services provider based in Toronto. DevOps

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Recent trends in cloud computing fuel the need for DevOps methods

Source – techtarget.com Cloud services have transformed IT infrastructure, but the most recent trends in cloud computing signal a more fundamental shift that’s reshaping jobs. Newer cloud services and application design principals — such as microservices, serverless computing and function as a service — have important implications for both IT operations staff and developers. However, understanding the difference between these services and how they affect application deployment can be confusing, especially since most cloud providers will simply tell you their service

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Four Ways AWS Benefits DevOps teams

Source:- mediatemple.net DevOps (the nifty moniker for “development and operations”) is an essential strategy that’s become a must for all-sized companies looking to reap the benefits of optimized performance, organization, and quality assurance. Statistics show that DevOps adoption has proven particularly successful for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with 31 percent currently utilizing DevOps across the entire organization – a feat that no large enterprise has been able to achieve, according to ECS Digital. As more SMEs continue to integrate

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IT leaders: How the systems administrator role can stay relevant

Source – searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com The traditional IT systems administrator role is an endangered species due to the emergence of cloud computing and new forms of application development. That’s why it’s incumbent on those in the field to find new ways to remain relevant in their companies. That hard reality was broached by Google’s Dave Rensin during a panel discussion on innovation in the digital age at a Rackspace roadshow in New York. Rensin, who heads Google’s customer reliability engineering team, should know

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5 Ways to Think About Cloud Security

Source – csoonline.com Cloud computing promises significant costs savings and more streamlined management of mission-critical information technology, data processing and storage needs. But is it secure? Vibrant Credit Union (VCU), a Midwestern-based full service financial services credit union that offers both online services and storefront branches, continues to grow their footprint in the cloud. As their needs grow, so does their emphasis on security. Steve McAtee, Vibrant’s CIO, has been tasked with migrating securely to the cloud without inflating the credit

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10 Skills That Prove You’ll Be An Excellent Cloud Product Manager

Source – forbes.com Demand for product managers with cloud computing skills and expertise continues to be an area of rapid hiring growth. It’s common for hiring managers, directors and vice presidents to spend at least 20% of their time every week working with in-house recruiters, writing & editing job descriptions and interviewing candidates. McKinsey & Company’s May 2017 article Product Managers For The Digital World provides insights into how product managers can excel in their roles, defining a framework for assessing product management maturity.

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Robin Systems Releases Made-for-DevOps Dev Platform for AWS

Source – eweek.com If you’re looking for hot trends in the IT sector, three immediately come to mind: Any type of software that handles the “CX” or “UX” (consumer or user experence); anything on the backend using containers and microservices; and workloads that run in the Amazon Web Services cloud. Robin Systems, which makes cloud infrastructure software based on an open source foundation, checks the boxes for the second and third items listed. The San Jose, Calif.-based company on July 13

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AWS Cloud Adds .NET Core Support to Coding Tools

Source – adtmag.com Two development tools for the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud — AWS CodeStar and AWS CodeBuild — now support .NET Core. The cloud giant yesterday announced the upgrade to the two services used for developing, building and deploying AWS applications, noting that developers had inquired about such support for .NET Core, a lightweight, open source, modular platform used to create Web applications and services for Windows, Linux and Mac OSes. CodeStar, introduced in April, is designed to integrate with existing IDEs and abstract some

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Microsoft Reveals Azure Stack to Compete with Amazon Web Services

Source – leicesterpost.com The announcement, made at Microsoft Inspire 2017, also revealed several companies which are now working on getting their applications ready for Azure Stack, including Docker, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux. Go to market support is provided at all tiers. Microsoft 365 Business, available in public preview starting August 2, is created to give small-to-medium sized businesses a complete productivity and security solution, while streamlining IT management. Customers are required to purchase Azure Stack as part of a certified integrated system from partners, which

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10 ways to protect your data on the AWS platform

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net One of the worst data breaches in US history recently made the headlines, and it’s a powerful reminder of the importance of protecting data on platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS). The personal details of nearly four out of every five adult Americans, including virtually every registered voter, were recently exposed online thanks to sloppy security practices. The data not only included contact details and birth dates, but also information on the perceived political views of individuals. Media analytics

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