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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Windows DevOps shops quickly gain on Linux counterparts

Source – techtarget.com Almost overnight, Windows DevOps has gained ground on the open source world. Windows shops have a well-earned reputation for conservatism, and a deeply entrenched set of legacy enterprise applications that often hinder automated application development. However, Microsoft products have recently focused on Windows DevOps support. There’s still work to do to underpin Windows container orchestration, but IT pros in Windows DevOps shops are determined to break free of stodgy stereotypes. Those stereotypes are based in reality. Microsoft shops have

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How well-defined metrics enhance DevOps success

Source – jaxenter.com When the information shared is inadequate, planning is haphazard and there is no clearly visible aim, collaboration is highly difficult to achieve within the project teams. In any company, there are crucial hurdles to overcome. This is more in product companies with teams that are distributed globally and working on various components of the product pipeline. For companies that have adopted a DevOps initiative, there are even more hurdles to clear. Many enterprises nowadays accepted DevOps as part

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DevOps success: A new team model emerges

Source – enterprisersproject.com When DevOps began, so did a shorthand description for the model: It broke down the wall between dev and ops. The teams communicated better and operated with a shared set of objectives and concerns. At the extreme, there were no longer devs and ops people, but DevOps skill sets. But now, another view of DevOps has emerged: It’s about enabling ops to provide an environment for developers, then get out of the way as much as possible. Is this

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Continuous Integration and Deployment for Xamarin Apps

Source – xamarinhelp.com Continuous integration and continuous deployment, or CI/CD for short, is a common word you might continuously see when businesses are setting up their DevOps or processes. Simply put, these two phrases, in the context of developing Xamarin apps, are defined as follows. Continuous integration (CI) is the process of merging all developers work into a single main repository, continuously throughout the day. Continuous delivery (CD) is a process of automatically deploying your Xamarin apps to testers, or end users. Merging files

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Use Containers to Take Your DevOps Pipeline to the Next Level

Source – siriuscom.com Almost all of the businesses that we talk to have made significant strides toward DevOps maturity in recent years, but most of them still have the same obstruction that slows their DevOps pipeline to a trickle (at least compared to what it could be). That obstruction is the constraint of using shared environments. Some development teams are still sharing environments that are provisioned on bare metal, which means that you have to get in line and wait your

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