Database automation drives DevOps into the persistence layer

Source – theserverside.com The adoption of highly scriptable cloud-based technologies, along with the emergence of continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) tools, has created an environment in which every operations process should be scriptable and all manual processes targeted for automation. Organizations with a DevOps approach to application lifecycle management should automate every process imaginable, but they often hit a wall when they reach the persistence layer. Emerging technologies have the potential to make that limitation disappear. Apply DevOps lessons

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Analysing security solutions in cloud computing technology

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Ever more companies are proving that cloud computing continues to be a major trend in the IT field. For instance, IDC recently predicted that spending on public cloud services would reach $160 billion by the end of this year. When it comes to security, however, the same issues and concerns persist today as they did several years ago. Take any research report which asks about organisations’ concerns with cloud migration and security is usually the number one. What

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What does DevOps do in 2018?

Source – infosecurity-magazine.com In 2018, we’re expecting DevOps to become the new norm for larger enterprise teams. This is because we’re likely to see developers on older, higher value systems implementing a more DevOps centric approach, having seen it work on projects that have traditionally been highly visible, but low value. In big enterprises in the past, DevOps practices have often been tested and trialed on projects which have low business impact. For example, in banking, teams have used DevOps

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Bringing DevOps agility to the edge with APIs

Source – insidebigdata.com Few question the value DevOps brings to organizations, particularly those that are forging ahead with digital transformations. Efficient build processes, quick release cycles and easy integration with partner features and functionality are exactly in line with the authentic experiences customers have come to expect. But the agile nature of DevOps is only beginning to be applied to IoT, enabling the computing of IoT device data closer to where it lives, at the edge, rather than in the cloud

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Combining AI, automation & cloud is key to improving workplace productivity

Source – computerweekly.com If you take productivity at its most basic – as a measure of how much output you get for how much you put in – then it follows that to increase it you must remove as much unnecessary strain as possible from the input cycle. Over the past decade, cloud computing has established itself as a key tool for helping companies streamline workflows. And, by allowing multiple users to work remotely on the same data at once, boost

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Planning for Digital Transformation Success

Source – cio.com Many CIOs are still in a fog when it comes to cloud computing, yet the digital enterprise is the future and the direction most are going. Gartner estimates that less than one-third of enterprises have a cloud strategy set in place, but as Gigabit LTE and 5G approach — and wireless takes the networking reigns — most enterprises may need to cut the cord for specific applications. CIOs simply can’t take full advantage of the cloud with old-fashioned networking technology.

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Why hybrid cloud will turn out to be a transition strategy

Source – networkworld.com As the cloud world gears up for this week’s big AWS re:Invent 2017 cloud computing conference in Las Vegas, it seems like a good time to take look at the future of hybrid cloud. Defined as a computing architecture that — in one way or another — incorporates elements of both the public cloud and private on-premise data centers, hybrid cloud is currently having a moment. As vendors such as Microsoft, Google, and Cisco scramble to offer specific hybrid-cloud solutions, many observers are calling

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The Four Stages of DevOps Maturity

Source – forbes.com I attended my first DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES17) in San Francisco this week and watched speakers from large enterprises like Capital One, Disney, Nike, CSG, and more share the lessons learned from their multiyear DevOps transformations. Most of these companies have been working on their transformations from three to five or more years, and have reached a level of maturity where the business value of DevOps is very easy to see and measure. Like any new technology, methodology,

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Red Hat Releases Red Hat OpenStack 12

Source – storagereview.com Today at the OpenStack Summit Sydney 2017, Red Hat Inc. announced the latest version of its massively-scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Red Hat OpenStack 12. This new IaaS is based off of OpenStack’s Pike release, and introduces containerized services, improving flexibility while decreasing complexity for faster application development. Red Hat OpenStack 12 also comes with a slew of new enhancements such as an upgraded DCI (distributed continuous integration) and improved security to help maintain data compliance and

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The driving force behind DevOps in the cloud

Source – searchcloudapplications.techtarget.com If you’ve been fortunate enough to attend one of the mega-conferences, like Amazon re:Invent or Oracle OpenWorld, or perhaps if you’ve been privy to the Twitter feeds of big tech vendors, such as Amazon, Google or Microsoft, then you’ve inevitably become aware of the fact that the two technical titans driving modern digital transformation are cloud computing and DevOps. As these two technologies have independently emerged, they have also managed to converge, with the latest digital transformation trend

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