How to make CI, CT and CD work together and avoid the drama of a DevOps love triangle

Source – itproportal.com It’s no secret that organisations across the world are working hard to seize the competitive advantage that comes from digital disruption. The savviest firms are now knee deep in Agile and Digital Transformation strategies, which focus firmly on offering services at hyper velocity and availability on any device – whilst maintaining high quality. Agile processes are crucial to success in this high speed digital world. And to support this must be a strong DevOps team that has responsibility

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DevOps success: Why continuous is a key word

Source – enterprisersproject.com “Customers are dropping off our website. Do we need to work on our load times?” “Users can’t open the camera function on our mobile app. How can we fix it?”  “Twitter and Snapchat are down. How can we make sure our web and mobile applications don’t experience the same technical glitches?” Do any of these sound familiar to your organization’s developers? Today’s consumers want bigger and better technologies, tools and features, and they want them now. For most

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Four common barriers that impede DevOps at scale

Source – computing.co.uk The software producers that report the best performance across a variety of metrics are those that release code most frequently. So says Rob Vanstone, technical director at continuous delivery vendor XebiaLabs, speaking at the Computing DevOps Summit this week. The aim then is to iterate faster. The problem for large organisations is how to reduce the software delivery lifecycle at scale. “What we see is teams starting to do pockets of innovation, typically scripting, typically automation and then saying ‘hey,

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How Dev and Ops Can Work Together for Continuous Delivery

Source – informationweek.com Your organization has created a DevOps group, embarked on a journey to implement Agile methodology, and has been working towards continuous delivery. But have you really examined what that all means? Have you thought about the fact that you will be making one of the most difficult changes that can be made in an organization — a cultural change? This year the pair will appear together for the first time on a conference stage at Interop ITX 2018

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Why operations metrics and telemetry matter in DevOps too

Source – techtarget.com I am not a faddist or a Kool-Aid drinker. I’m a skeptic by career. But monitoring and observability is so “hot right now” and, well, validly so. We have to scientifically consider how to create systems that are more reachable and more observable and can tell us more under scrutiny. Charity Majors, among others, talks about this, and I highly recommend her work. But it’s time to elevate operations metrics and monitoring and make it a first-class systems

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Building Open Source Security into DevOps

Source – infosecurity-magazine.com DevOps is a philosophy of IT operations that binds the development of services and their delivery to the core principles of W. Edwards Deming’s points on Quality Management. When applied to software development and IT organizations, Deming’s principles seek to improve the overall quality of software systems as a whole. This is done in part by decomposing the system into manageable components, which can be owned by teams. These teams have the freedom to quickly resolve any issues

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CloudBees acquires CodeShip as devops consolidates

Source – techcrunch.com More consolidation is afoot in the busy world of backend developer tools. Today, CloudBees — the company closely associated with support and services for the open source Jenkins continuous integration and delivery engine — has announced that it will acquire CodeShip, another startup in the dev-ops space focusing on continuous integration and delivery. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed, Sacha Labourey, CEO and co-founder of CloudBees, said in an interview. The entire team of CodeShip will

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Three Keys to Aligning Digital and DevOps

Source – news.sys-con.com On first glance, Digital Transformation and DevOps seem to be separate, disconnected endeavors – especially once you realize that Digital Transformation is more about aligning the organization with changing customer needs and desires, rather than software. DevOps, in contrast, appears to be all about the code – how to build, maintain, and update it more quickly. Yet this view of DevOps also misses the bigger picture, as the movement is more of a cultural and organizational change that

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DevOps accelerates, requiring new leadership styles

Source – zdnet.com It’s clear that DevOps initiatives are now underway at a majority of organizations — and the time is ripe for leaders to step forward and take things to the next level. A recent survey of 244 IT professionals from DBMaestro finds the majority (55%) are already using DevOps in at least 20% of their projects. At least one-third, 33%, are going even deeper — using DevOps in more than half of their projects. There is some progress in

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Is 2018 the year of the DevOps backlash?

Source – computerweekly.com The DevOps honeymoon is over – well, it could be… and here’s one reason why. As we know by now, DevOps is a portmanteau term used to describe the notion of more connected, cyclical, integrated and holistically-aware way of working between Developers (the Dev in DevOps, obviously) and the Operations team, which could encompass sysadmins, DBAs, configuration specialists, testers and other key supporting operational staff. DevOps origins The term itself [arguably] arose not because developers decided they needed

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