DevOps Automation report — it was always about DevOps

Source – gigaom.com One has to wonder what was going through Barry Boehm’s head when, back in 1986, he formulated what he called the ’Spiral Model’ of software development, which brought the notion of iteration into the process of delivering software to the masses. He undoubtedly wasn’t the first to employ faster development cycles to solve software problems; however, he was key in presenting such approaches as a viable alternative to exhaustive, long-winded models such as ‘Waterfall’. General acceptance of ‘fast’

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The Four Stages of DevOps Maturity

Source – forbes.com The Four Stages of DevOps Maturity This model has many parallels to how I see large organizations embracing DevOps over the course of last several years. The following stages are not based on scientific analysis or modeling, but rather on how I have seen organizations mature as they progress through the learning curve. Stage 1 – DevOps Denial and Misinterpretation At the Unconscious Incompetence stage, the lack of understanding of what DevOps is and what its business benefits are causes

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CA launches new products to enable DevOps workloads

Source – cloudpro.co.uk The company is betting big on DevOps, AI and analytics CA Technologies has today announced more than 20 new and updated products across different business verticals, expanding the company’s portfolio in areas like DevOps, automation and testing. Speaking at CA World 2017, CA president and chief product officer Ayman Sayed took to the stage to tell conference attendees about the new capabilities. “I am particularly happy and pleased, and very excited, about our ability to make the products

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CA ‘Modern Software Factory’ Boosted By DevOps, Automation & Security Updates

Source – silicon.co.uk CA WORLD 2017: CA releases 20 new products and enhancements as it preaches the power of change through software CA has used its CA World conference in Las Vegas to detail new products and enhancements and to reiterate its commitment to help deliver ‘The Modern Software Factory’. CEO Mike Gregoire has pushed the idea since he joined the company five years ago and spoke to customers about the need to marry the concepts of “ideas and execution” by

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Why domain experts are vital for DevOps test automation

Source – techtarget.com At a recent DevOps test automation conference, a participant in a panel discussion suddenly interrupted himself and looked out at the audience. “How many of your companies have a shadow IT?” A few hands tentatively went up, and he explained further: “How many of you have people outside of IT, in the functional groups, manufacturing, marketing, accounting, who are constantly doing unexpected things with your applications? Are they using them for different purposes, entering nontraditional data, even writing their

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Shortcomings of DevOps automation and security bug detection

Source – theserverside.com Eariler this year we spoke with Jim Manco of Manicode security. It was immediately prior to Oracle OpenWorld 2017, in which Manico was delivering a JavaOne session on Java SE 9 security. There are plenty of new tools and technologies in the latest version of the JDK to help minimize the number of Java security bugs that developers might encounter. Of course, it’s not good enough just having technologies like JEP-273 (DRBG-Based SecureRandom Implementations), JEP-290 (Filtering of Incoming Serialization Data), and

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AWS automation still missing pieces for expanded DevOps use

Source – techtarget.com AWS has a large portfolio of DevOps technologies, and many DevOps shops exclusively use the cloud provider’s automation tools. But industry leaders rarely stay successful when they rest on their laurels. To continue to win over DevOps teams, AWS could add more automation features. Amazon offers AWS automation services, including CloudFormation and OpsWorks. These tools deploy the infrastructure necessary to create development, test and production environments for a software development project. Moreover, AWS CodeCommit and AWS CodeBuild enable

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WHY DEVOPS AND THE CLOUD ARE IMPORTANT TOGETHER

Source – datacenterjournal.com The defining characteristic of software is that it’s soft. For an example, let’s contrast the flip phone with the smartphone. If you wanted to change the color of a flip-phone key, which is a physical piece of molded plastic, you would need to change the manufacturing process. From idea to market implementation, it would take weeks—if not months. A smartphone, however, displays its keys using software, and that scope of change is just one line in a configuration

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CyberArk integrates with Puppet to automate DevOps secrets protection

Source – economictimes.indiatimes.com Mumbai: CyberArk announced its partnership with Puppet as an Advanced Technology Partner. Together, CyberArk and Puppet are working together to create supported modules that provide automated, enterprise-grade protection of secrets and are seamlessly integrated with Puppet’s configuration automation, enabling secure, high-velocity DevOpsworkflows. In dynamic DevOps environments, tools, scripts and applications/services are constantly being created, used and disabled. Each step requires secrets, including SSH/API keys, passwords and certificates, which regularly go unchanged or revoked, or may not be available for a range of reasons,

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Combat waste with a DevOps feedback loop, triage and automation

Source – devopsagenda.techtarget.com Gruver sat down with DevOps Agenda to explain enterprise inefficiencies and the value of a quick and effective DevOps feedback loop. The basic definition of DevOps is the answer to a question: How do you release code on a more frequent basis while enabling all aspects of quality? It should be a straightforward, easy process, and everybody would be doing it if there weren’t waste and inefficiencies in the system. One thing I like about DevOps is that, when you

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