Continuous Delivery is Not Continuous Deployment

Source – devops.com Every once in a while, it is worth revisiting a topic that flies under most people’s radar. The differences between continuous delivery and continuous deployment is one of those topics. While those steeped in DevOps are well-aware that software can be delivered daily (or even more frequently), deployment is less frequent, and more dependent upon both development and marketing cycles. Most CI/CD tools can and do crank out “deployable” apps on a daily basis, or even each time

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DevOps automation firm Puppet acquires Reflect for its data visualization tools

Source – siliconangle.com Cloud automation company Puppet Inc. will add data visualization capabilities to its list of services after acquiring a startup called Reflect Technologies Inc. Thursday. Founded in 2015, Reflect is based in Portland, Oregon, just like its new owner. The company previously raised $2.5 million in a seed capital funding round in 2016. The terms of the deal, which sees Puppet acquire both Reflect’s products and its team of less than 10 people, were not disclosed. Reflect will be absorbed into Puppet, with its Chief

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7 Important Practices for DevOps in the Cloud

Source – techniblogic.com Cloud-based system and technological platforms are the topmost demands of every business nowadays due to their economic advantage, efficiency, and continuous systematic upgrades. It is significant for a business to have an organized way of keeping their complex records accounted correctly and accurately as well as speeding up their processes and operations. What makes the cloud-based systems more interesting? These platforms are now being partnered with DevOps methodologies. What is a DevOps? This is an abbreviated formed of

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Continuous Testing in the DevOps Universe

Source – itbusinessedge.com One of the main challenges with DevOps is that the term itself does not adequately describe the functional integration taking place in the enterprise. If it was just a matter of combining development and operations, things would be a lot simpler. But the fact is that a number of processes need to gain equal footing in the DevOps pipeline in order to produce a truly agile IT environment. One of these functions is testing. Like other aspects of

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How DevOps Can Create Smarter, More Agile 5G Telecom Networks

Source – devops.com There is no doubt DevOps revolutionized software development with its introduction of lean and agile techniques. By applying continuous deployment and continuous integration methodologies into software development, enterprises can build, test and deploy applications and release new services more rapidly. In this article, we will see how the DevOps approach is being utilized in 5G telecom networks with the rise of software-defined systems. Emergence of Software in Legacy Telecom Networks In last few decades software has changed our

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The integration of DevOps and security

Source – jaxenter.com The cloud delivers to enterprises operational and management advantages by being agile, user friendly, and optimized to scale. It also enables IT teams to apply continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) methods to deliver applications and functionality more rapidly. By using the development and delivery methodology known as DevOps, the entire organization can be more responsive to customer and market needs and deliver innovation continuously. Speed is the essence of DevOps; the idea is to iterate, iterate, iterate, and get

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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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Security Strategies for DevOps, APIs, Containers and Microservices

Source – securityboulevard.com More and more IT professionals see DevSecOps, a practice which integrates security measures earlier in the development process to improve production code quality, as a mainstay for future application development. Much of this stems from the growing trend towards speeding up application development through adopting architectures using DevOps, containers and microservices, as well as supporting automation toolchains and frameworks. This trend presents an opportunity for cybercriminals, who are increasingly turning their attention to security gaps and vulnerabilities in

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Treating Shared Databases Like APIs in a DevOps World

Source – infoq.com Simon Sabin, Principle Consultant at Sabin.io, spoke at WinOps 2017 conference on how to include database changes in a continuous deployment model. A key aspect when sharing databases across multiple services or applications is to treat them as APIs, from the perspective of the database owners. Sabin suggested that mechanisms such as views, triggers and stored procedures can be used to change the database internal structure while keeping backwards compatibility with the applications data operations. He gave the example of migrating

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DevOps support strategies for an effective, informed help desk

Source – techtarget.com These are the battles of DevOps support — in particular outsourced support. In situations like these, uncontrolled DevOps adoption idolizes change and speed without consideration of the help desk and users who rely on them. The promise of DevOps is that it gets much-needed functionality to the business rapidly, using the various C’s of CI/CD: continuous integration, continuous development, continuous delivery and continuous deployment. IT organizations generally believe that users can absorb small, incremental changes introduced through a DevOps

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