DevOps at Trainline has been a ‘great adventure’

Source- computing.co.uk In 2015, Trainline adopted DevOps in a bid to speed delivery. It started by virtualising services and containerising them, and the new platforms demanded a new way of working. Sana Essid is a platform operations engineer at Trainline. With the infrastructure hosted on AWS, this mostly entails monitoring the cloud services, building new containerised microservices and helping to standardise the architecture. An operations engineer for 15 years at a number of different organisations, she has seen some big changes in

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How Jenkins X updates this CI/CD tool for the cloud, Kubernetes

Source- searchmicroservices.techtarget.com Jenkins was one of the first essential technologies of the DevOps revolution. As such, development and operations teams around the world constructed expansions, build packs and plugins for this CI/CD tool. Unfortunately, Jenkins wasn’t built for the cloud or designed for containers. In fact, most Jenkins environments differ substantially from a Docker or Kubernetes ecosystem. This left many developers struggling to figure out how they could continue to use this tried-and-true open source automation server. This is the problem that Jenkins X was designed to

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Devops predictions for 2019

Source- computerworlduk.com Devops thinking is arguably mainstream today, and there were plenty of developments afoot in 2018 that suggest 2019 will be an intriguing year to follow the space. Loosely defined, devops is the combination of developer and operations teams through an organisational culture change, assisted by automation tooling with the goal of releasing software as quickly as possible. Naturally this makes it an enticing proposition to enterprises, especially those who may be at the start of their “digital transformation”, even

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Kubernetes cloud computing bug could rain data for attackers

Source- nakedsecurity.sophos.com Kubernetes, a tool that powers much modern native cloud infrastructure, just got its first big security bug – and it’s a mammoth one. The flaw could give an attacker unfettered access to the software applications that rely on the tool to operate. Kubernetes is a software tool that manages large numbers of containers. These are similar to the virtual machines that run multiple operating systems on the same physical computer, but they have a key difference. Instead of

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Docker And Kubernetes: Furthering The Goals Of DevOps Automation

Source- forbes.com Containers are a hot topic, yet production usage remains low, according to Gartner, with most enterprise container adoptions in an early phase. A recent survey by Diamanti backs this up, finding that while almost half (47%) of the IT leaders it surveyed plan to deploy containers in a production environment, only 12% have already done so.   Despite this low adoption, the hype is for good reason, as containers can make a significant impact on development and production environments, infrastructure cost and time

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Container-Based Database Platforms: Fueling DevOps

Source- containerjournal.com Database systems traditionally have relied on rather complex, OS-specific clustering technology to provide high availability. Depending on vendor and configuration, these technologies included shared storage devices, transaction-based replication, storage replication or some combination thereof. In many cases, these configurations required complex storage and network configuration supported by multiple teams at significant cost. As the use of virtualization became more widespread, virtual machines offered a degree of high availability, and many hypervisors offered some form of disaster recovery provided

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How to become a ‘dynamic’ cloud user to reap cost and agility benefits

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net As organisations move towards more sophisticated multi-cloud environments, leveraging DevOps, containers and more, they will see greater agility, lower cost, and faster time to market. This is the verdict of digital performance monitoring and management provider New Relic, who gathered more than 500 responses from organisations across the US, UK, Germany, and France. As first reportedby ZDNet, the company put its findings in an eBook, ‘Achieving Serverless Success with Dynamic Cloud and DevOps’. New Relic put organisations into three categories

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3 predictions on the future of containers

Source – sdtimes.com Despite the fact that containers are still considered a new tool in the developer scene, they have already been put to work in industries everywhere: Financial services companies use containers to track credit scores and provide financial recommendations to their clients, government organizations use containers to model the effects of weapons and identify ways to protect soldiers, and healthcare companies use containers to process and visualize radiology data. Container usage has grown, but other factors will come into

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Zombies Are Muttering “Agile”, “DevOps”, “Containers”, “Big Data”, and “Microservices”

Source – technologyconversations.com DevOps is the word of the year. Everyone speaks about it, and many are hoping to apply it, even though most are confused what it truly means. Inquiring about DevOps does not seem to help. If you speak with a software vendor, he’ll tell you that all you need to become DevOps ninja is to purchase his product. Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Docker, Terraform, Packer, Jenkins, Nexus, Git… Every software vendor seems to have a DevOps sticker attached to

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Top IT Trends MSPs Need to Know Today

Source:- mspmentor.net Staying on top of the managed IT services business requires knowing the latest, greatest trends and practices in computing. Here’s a recap of the innovations shaping the IT world today. Being familiar with these trends is important for two reasons. First, this knowledge helps you provide the best services to customers — and answer their questions authoritatively when they ask about tech buzzwords they’ve heard recently. Second, you may be able to benefit by adopting some of these

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