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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DevOps and SecOps: The Perks of Collaboration

Source – csoonline.com A quick search on the term DevOps shines a very telling light on where people see the value in this practice. Some proponents see DevOps as a faster path to market. Some feel that DevOps encourages faster innovation. Others suggest that entire organizations can literally move faster by virtue of using DevOps for product development. And still others who even think DevOps is TOO fast. Clearly, it’s all about speed, baby. There’s nothing wrong with getting things done

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How DevOps tools can be used to integrate cloud automation

Source – techtarget.com As cloud development and deployment practices move faster and become more agile, security teams have realized that the only effective ways to secure cloud application and system deployments are to develop security controls that integrate into the deployment pipeline, and to automate as much as possible. Many in the security community have dubbed this approach security as code, a take on the infrastructure as code mentality of defining all virtual and cloud-based stack components as configurable elements that are

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DevOps and cloud infrastructure permutations

Source – csoonline.com One of my DevOps concerns with data center applications is the testing of infrastructure and the applications that ride on top of it. It is overly complicated. Each application has thousands of parameter combinations that can be used. How does one know which parameters are critical and the range of options a given parameter can have? Testing parameter combinations is a nightmare. So, it is often neglected. One of the key benefits of cloud computing are the limited

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Open source for hybrid cloud success: Is it an open and shut case?

Source – computerweekly.com The FOSS acronym – standing for free, open source software – has been a clarion call for many since the open source movement started, despite being nominally based on a misinterpretation of what open source is all about. A group of people got together in 1998 to examine the “free software” market, out of concern that the concept was being hijacked and perverted in political and moral terms, prompting a push to create a more commercially oriented definition

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Cloud Automation and Orchestration Made Easy

Source – news.sys-con.com Step into any boardroom and the talk is all about speed and quality: How to accelerate the delivery of innovative new products and services, while improving the quality of existing ones. When this question is asked, all eyes turn to the CIO: How can IT bring business velocity to both the software lifecycle and the digital business, end-to-end from digital touchpoint to system of record? This is especially the case for cloud-based services. Today’s modern enterprise environments

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10 interview questions for hiring cloud-literate security staff

Source:- csoonline.com Market researchers have been saying for a while now that organizations are having trouble finding, hiring, and retaining experienced IT security professionals with the necessary cybersecurity skills. The rise of cloud computing creates an additional hurdle to building a modern security team. Cloud computing brings a unique set of information security challenges along with a shift in security strategy. Gartner predicts that 95 percent of cloud security incidents will be the customer’s fault, so it is critical for security

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​6 tips to solve Mobile App Testing problems

Source – pcworld.idg.com.au More emphasis than ever is being placed on enterprises to create an amazing UX with their mobile apps. As If delivering error free apps was not pressured enough these superior quality apps must be delivered faster than the competition while facing a constantly evolving technological landscape. The expectations and pressures of these situations will often drive a wedge between Testing and QA Teams. This is Where CI/CD (continuous integration/delivery) methodology comes in. Preserving the Developer/QA relationship The key

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‘Can do’ attitude of DevOps teams is driving cloud-first strategies

Source – computerweekly.com The cloud-first strategies of businesses across sectors are maturing, with DevOps teams playing a leading role More than half (51%) of financial services businesses in Europe have a strategy to put IT in the cloud wherever possible, and 84% expected to do so within two years, with DevOps teams leading the way. According to a survey of 102 senior executives by ReRez Research for cloud software supplier ServiceNow, this puts financial services above the average for cloud

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You need your ‘cloud brain’ more than ever

Source – infoworld.com How we do IT is changing. As it changes, we need to alter the way we think about IT. I like to call that new thinking as having a “cloud brain.” So what the hell is a “cloud brain?” A few core attributes include the following: The ability to stop looking at all workloads as things that must exist in a corporate datacenter. Platforms can reside anywhere: colocation providers, cloud providers, in your datacenter, or on your

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