Why the right infrastructure is crucial to your DevOps success

Source – itbrief.co.nz As businesses and organisations look to improve business agility and performance, DevOps is increasingly becoming the technology of choice to aid them in doing so. Many companies such as AMP and Commonwealth Bank have already embraced a DevOps model and we expect to see adoption of the technology increase within the next few years. In many ways, a DevOps methodology works off the block-building process and is similar to LEGO building blocks. While the tools and processes can change,

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Continuous delivery, DevOps and cloud: vital pieces of modernization

Source – searchitoperations.techtarget.com The choice between containerization, DevOps and cloud migration can freeze an IT department’s attempts at modernization, because they weigh the technological options before they determine the goal. Applications should be modernized whenever possible, but it is notoriously difficult to do. Enterprises complain that goals are too technical, business practices are negatively affected and costs overrun expectations. Application modernization projects often become a focus of technical tunnel vision, disconnected from what should be target benefits and from a way to unify

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How to Achieve Continuous Container Security for Your CI/CD Pipeline

Source – dabcc.com Integrate and Automate Security in Your Build, Ship, & Run Processes As enterprises move quickly to deploy containers and microservices with a continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, security often becomes an afterthought. DevOps and security teams should also strive to achieve continuous container security in the pipeline. The starting point for container security is during the Build phase, making sure applications don’t introduce vulnerabilities and containers are hardened to reduce the attack surface. But by far the

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Three DevOps toolchain options refine IT automation

Source – techtarget.com DevOps toolchains are becoming more integrated, from dev to test to IT. Properly instrumented process automation can improve application quality and security — a major DevOps goal — through detailed performance profiles and code and configuration audits. DevOps automation reduces and eliminates rework, reuses code and configuration templates, and eliminates manual tasks. As DevOps teams mature, they shift attention from automating individual steps and tool mastery to tying those automation tools together. As development and IT teams work

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DevOps lessons for network acceleration and deployment

Source – itproportal.com In a business climate where “every company is becoming a software company,” it’s no surprise that enterprises are searching for best practices to accelerate their software development processes. Primary among these is DevOps, one of the leading methodologies for speeding up the delivery and performance of applications. Closely akin to the “agile” methodology, DevOps strives to align application development (the Dev) and IT operations (the Ops) to improve the entire application-management lifecycle. DevOps practices achieve their goals largely

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4 steps to continuous development and positive organisational change

Source – anatas.com.au Continuous delivery is a software development approach that involves implementing small but frequent improvements to a product based on user feedback. It’s a methodology widely favoured over less responsive, more traditional methods. Rather than trying to build a final complex piece of software without knowing whether anyone will use it, continuous delivery allows customers to engage with versions that are still a work in progress. Any feedback can then be looped back and corrections made sooner, more frequently and with less

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Continuous Delivery with Kubernetes the Hard Way

Source – infoq.com This post will discuss how to build up an architecture for continuous delivery from simple to complicated. At each point we’ll see the limitations of the simpler approaches, and justify adding complexity and/or refactoring the architecture. The ultimate approach described here is the approach that the Weaveworks team has found works best for them. Continuous delivery Continuous delivery is when software is produced in a way that allows it to be released little and often, rather than in

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8 QA Tips to Survive in the Digital Transformation Era

Source – techstory.in “90% of CEOs believe the Digital Transformation will impact their industry, but less than 15% are executing on a digital strategy.” – MIT Sloan & Capgemini This research says that each enterprise will need to adapt digital strategies in order to align the business processes and offer end-to-end customer experience. The digital transformation journey involves the huge investment into enterprise mobile apps for business operations, cloud computing for process co-ordination, Big Data for analyzing the data for the

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Continuous Integration and Delivery Require Continuous Cost Control

Source – business2community.com Today, we propose a new concept to add to the DevOps mindset: Continuous Cost Control. In DevOps, speed and continuity are king. Continuous Operations, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration. Keep everything running and get new features in the hands of users quickly. For some organizations, this approach leads to a mindset of “speed at any cost”. Especially in the era of easily consumable public cloud, this results in a habit of wasted spend and blown budgets – which may,

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Crafting an Effective DevOps Strategy

Source – virtual-strategy.com Uptake of DevOps tools and practices in the context of faster software releases, cloud adoption and improving innovation velocity has been on a tear away pace over the last couple of years. However, it is still early days for maturity and standardization of DevOps processes in the enterprise, with several barriers – both human and technological – to be overcome. IT leaders are constantly challenged to adopt standardized DevOps practices that deliver faster software releases with higher

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