How important is ALM process automation in a modern DevOps approach?

Source – searchmicroservices.techtarget.com Automation is key to the modern DevOps approach and application lifestyle management. Though it was a Herculean task in the days of VMs, containers are now making automation accessible for every DevOps team. With the advent of Docker, ALM process automation becomes even more possible and necessary. Let’s look at how containers change automation at every step of the software delivery lifecycle. Automated container image builds In a DevOps environment, code is often checked in numerous times per day. Each

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Increased automation helps organizations succeed: new DevOps report

Source – itworldcanada.com The highest performing organizations will have already automated the majority of their business, according to the results of a new report by US-based automation software provider Puppet. Its “State of DevOps” report, conducted in partnership with DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA), and co-sponsored by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), Deloitte, Australian software development firm Atlassian, US-based DevOps company Electric Cloud, intelligent data analysis corporation Splunk, and Canadian IoT innovator Wavefront, found that successful businesses have automated 72

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Improving DevOps automation with continuous delivery chain acceleration

Source – theserverside.com How do you improve your DevOps success and supercharge your continuous delivery chain? Your first thought may be to automate, automate, automate. In fact, however, DevOps automation is not enough. In order to make the very most of continuous delivery chains, DevOps teams should strive also to do continuous delivery chain acceleration, and accelerate the processes that comprise their software delivery pipeline. Continuous delivery chain acceleration and DevOps automation In many cases, organizations seeking to make software delivery faster and more efficient

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Cultural backlash stifles DevOps for database pros

Source – searchitoperations.techtarget.com DevOps for databases doesn’t lack for technical hurdles to overcome. But the biggest problem is a culture clash among developers and database administrators. Developers want more speed and flexibility; DBAs want to protect the status quo — whether that’s the organization scheme for the company’s structured data or the nature of their jobs. In some cases, this becomes an irresistible force that collides with an immovable object and brings the whole IT automation process to a halt. “We have such

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DevOps requires automation and testing to ensure application security

Source – techproresearch.com DevOps is known for continuous delivery and rapid iteration – almost the exact opposite of enterprise security, which can be seen as slow-moving and overly cautious. As more companies move toward DevOps as a means of delivering and maintaining applications, security becomes critical to plug gaps and prevent data breaches–especially in the continuous delivery pipeline, which can introduce more holes for hackers to wriggle into. Experts advise carefully designing the delivery pipeline and testing everything as thoroughly as

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A case-by-case DevOps strategy

Source – gcn.com For the Securities and Exchange Commission, one of the biggest drivers accelerating the rollout of new IT solutions was the creation of cloud implementation team that meets once a week that brought individuals from security, applications and network teams to identify the most pressing issues. “We are thinking in an agile way, but not necessarily working from an agile process,” SEC Branch Chief Michael Fairless said at a June 21 FCW DevOps workshop.  “It is building relationships that

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Top 5 Takeaways from the 2017 State of DevOps Report

Source – news.sys-con.com The sixth annual State of the DevOps report – encompassing over 27,000 survey respondents – just hit last week. Like every year, the findings of the report would become ‘the bible’ for the DevOps industry and for organizations delivering software in the months to come. The report not only provides us with the benchmark for what to aspire to, but also shines a light on some of the proven patterns and tactics we should be focusing on to advance our own

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Keeping cloud-native DevOps from spinning out of control

Source – siliconangle.com Cloud-native computing environments tend to become frightfully difficult to build, provision, monitor and control. This is especially true as more containerized apps are pushed into more distributed clusters that are running on more complex multiclouds. These environments are also quite fragile, as new containerized apps carry compliance risks and may, if they run afoul of complex dependencies, disrupt interoperability to legacy apps and infrastructure. Lessening these burdens and mitigating these risks is central to the jobs of DevOps

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Improving DevOps automation with continuous delivery chain acceleration

Source – theserverside.com How do you improve your DevOps success and supercharge your continuous delivery chain? Your first thought may be to automate, automate, automate. In fact, however, DevOps automation is not enough. In order to make the very most of continuous delivery chains, DevOps teams should strive also to do continuous delivery chain acceleration, and accelerate the processes that comprise their software delivery pipeline. Continuous delivery chain acceleration and DevOps automation In many cases, organizations seeking to make software delivery faster

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How APIs are enabling the future of IT infrastructure

Source:- cloudcomputing-news.net Companies are always looking for new ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs while maintaining excellence in the quality of their products and services. A big part of cloud computing that IT departments and service providers increasingly look to is APIs (application programming interfaces) to enable automation, in turn driving efficiency, consistency and cost savings. How are businesses doing this, and where are the opportunities for future development? Enabling operational efficiency One important outcome of the automation enabled

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