How IT teams can implement DevOps

Source – gcn.com Today government agencies face an increasingly complex technical and operational environment; they must be able to design and facilitate secure information sharing and data analysis in highly complex network environments. To effectively defend networks and speed national security decisions, government IT teams need the flexibility to deploy any kind of solution — from advanced virtualization, big data analytics and cloud computing, to application development, training and simulation. Many government agencies, however, rely on aging legacy systems, which impede

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Cloudy DevOps optics? Should have gone to CloudBees

Source – computerweekly.com  Enterprise Jenkins and DevOps outfit CloudBees has stuck a bit of extra Ops vision in DevOps with what it calls DevOptics (did you see what they did there?) as its latest play in the application delivery stream tools market. We’re all aiming for a holistic view of the software delivery process, so what does this new offering promise? Live data pipeline CloudBees DevOptics aggregates live data from software pipelines to derive metrics (as a live view) that

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Windows PowerShell programming empowers IT ops toolmakers

Source – techtarget.com I’ve been in IT operations for nearly two decades, a job where I could answer help desk calls, fix computers, rack servers, spin up VMs and crawl through ceilings pulling CAT5 behind me. To succeed in IT ops takes a figurative utility belt of tools for management and monitoring tasks. Each tool an IT operations professional has aids them tremendously — Angry IP Scanner keeps an eye on the network, TreeSize ensures server storage consumption stays on spec

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How cloud and DevOps combine for software delivery success

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Throughout the global economy and across all industries, companies are re-inventing themselves to become better at sensing the next big thing their customers need, and finding ways to deliver it to get ahead of the competition. The concept of DevOps dates back nearly 10 years now. During this time, a lot has changed. As DevOps has matured, we have seen many successful implementations, lessons learnt and copious amounts of data gathered. One thing that remains unchanged to this day –

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Salesforce shares the cloud with CloudCherry

Source – economictimes.indiatimes.com BENGALURU: CloudCherry, the customer experience software solution provider, has integrated with the service cloud and marketing cloud of Salesforce, the US-based cloud computing company. This integration is expected to improve handling of customer issues and drive higher satisfaction ratings. CloudCherry offers 17 channels for organisations to capture relevant, contextual, real-world data from customers. The feedback captured from these channels can be driven towards the contact centre from physical locations, online, email, SMS, or social ­­ raised as a

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4 Reasons Why Cloud Token Cryptocurrency Will Succeed

Source – fxempire.com Millions of businesses have opted for cloud computing enabling employees to work from anywhere on any device. This is the new normal for any SMBs, with bigger corporations also seeking to reduce costs by enabling employees to work from home. Fewer desks, less rent, no need to buy expensive in-house servers and employ someone to maintain them. It’s not unusual to connect with colleagues worldwide at an agreed time that (almost) suits everyone. Cloud services also offer a safety

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Six Cloud Trends That are Making Waves in 2017

Source – bwdisrupt.businessworld.in Cloud is no longer a buzzword that is only popular in big businesses, but, has trickled down to the masses. It is woven in our everyday lives, in the way we communicate, listen to music, watch movies, and store or share our data. Cloud has also dramatically transformed the way business is conducted. Recent studies have shown that businesses employing cloud services improve their productivity and grow 19.6% faster than those that don’t. The digital economy we operate

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5 ways to nurture DevOps culture

Source – enterprisersproject.com Culture shifts such as DevOps take a lot of hard work, because you need every single person to buy into the new culture. The most successful adoptions we’ve seen of the DevOps mindset start with an organic, bottoms-up approach. Where to start with DevOps culture Start with a concrete, immediate problem. For example, at many cloud software companies, engineers are paged when an error occurs. Since no one enjoys being paged, the engineers who are frequently paged are

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Why cloud computing for small businesses is a powerful solution

Source – telegraph.co.uk What kind of business has the billing capability of a telecommunications giant, the e-commerce platform of a global online retailer and the security capability of a government agency? Potentially any kind of business, as it happens. Today businesses of all sizes are accessing technological capabilities that were once the preserve of large companies simply by tapping into the cloud – an internet-based form of computing where processing resources and data are shared with computers and other devices on

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Cloud Security Alliance aims to improve cyber security with introduction of new metrics

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net As any medical professional will explain, prevention is always better than cure. So why are so many organisations reactive instead of proactive when it comes to cybersecurity threats? A new report from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) aims to introduce new metrics for enterprises to improve their security game. The report, titled ‘Improving Metrics in Cyber Resiliency’, introduces Elapsed Time to Identify Failure (ETIF) and Elapsed Time to Identify Threat (ETIT), as well as processes to measure and

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