Visibility is key for devops and the hybrid cloud

Source- networkworld.com Cloud has undoubtedly become a key component of successful business in recent years, especially when you consider the race to digitally transform. Across the globe, companies are moving their applications and services to the cloud and are consequently reaping the benefits of lower capex and opex as a result. However, with this process, cloud migration is only a beginning for any organization’s digital transformation (DX) journey. If harnessed correctly, cloud is a pillar of innovation for DX, and can

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Where Do You Want to be on the DevOps Maturity Scale?

Source – cbronline.com What kind of DevOps practices, tools, and culture are commensurate with your digital investments? According to Forrester, 50% of organisations are implementing DevOps principles – it has reached “Escape Velocity”. However, interpreting ‘implementing DevOps’ depends on where they are with DevOps maturity; when we look across organisations, we see three patterns emerge: DevOps Lite, Ops-Centric DevOps, and Dev-Centric DevOps. If you believe digital transformation will rapidly enable you to achieve scale, increase revenues, and stay ahead of competition, then

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Best Practices for Your SaaS Laravel Application on AWS

Source – devops.com It is not easy to subsist in a modern cloud ecosystem. However, there are solid principles that will help you to build a perfect AWS architecture for your Laravel application, including the 12-factor methodology, design applications with a stateless approach and decoupling service components. I’m sure you are adopting many of these principles already. However, I will cover merely the relevant to the AWS Laravel architecture and AWS Auto Scaling to maximize infrastructure robustness. 12-Factor App Methodology Key

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The Struggles DevOps Administrators are Up Against

Source – devops.com DevOps has quickly gone from being a niche concept to a widespread practice that is gaining traction rapidly in both large and small organizations. As it becomes a key part of many development teams, administrators must work to integrate DevOps techniques, tools and practices into a wide range of teams, from operations to development, support and management. The seamless completion of this implementation, together with the overall change in methodology and culture from top to bottom, provides a

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Agencies Should Look Beyond DevOps to DevSecOps

Source – meritalk.com As Federal agencies adopt DevOps practices to shorten development cycles and increase deployment frequency, security must be interwoven into every aspect of the process from design, through coding, testing, release, and operation. DevOps, a moniker that is a combination of development and operations, is now morphing into DevSecOps as organizations and security professionals rethink how they develop, manage, and secure applications. A primary goal of DevSecOps is to break down barriers and open collaboration between development, security, and

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A proactive flavor of DevOps grows at Google

Source – zdnet.com Everyone wants to do DevOps these days, but what does a well-humming DevOps environment really look like? What is the vision to strive for? To date, DevOps has been popping up as a hodgepodge of activities and initiatives across companies, perhaps in the name of doing it because it’s the thing to do. As a result, companies really aren’t seeing the full potential of DevOps. Consistency in DevOps approaches is a rare thing indeed, relates Kurt Marko, citing a recent

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DevOps lessons learned: What I wish I knew sooner

Source – enterprisersproject.com The DevOps movement is nearing its 10th anniversary. A lot has changed since 2009, the year of the first major DevOps conference led by Patrick Debois (now known as the Father of DevOps). Today, DevOps practitioners and enthusiasts are no longer the “lone wolves” at their organizations. DevOps skills are in increasingly high demand as organizations realize that digital transformation requires the speed, agility, and efficiency that come with DevOps. Since DevOps Engineer ranked second in GlassDoor’s 10 Best Jobs in America for 2018, many

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DevOps Experience: Learn a Lot without Leaving Your Spot

Source – devops.com The great thing about conferences is they can be hotbeds of learning: keynote presentations, seminars, one-on-one sessions, networking … the list goes on. The drawback, however, is the travel: delayed flights, the dreaded middle seat on the airplane, lost luggage, jet lag … the list goes on. That’s why virtual conferences are now my first choice: All the of the learning, none of the hassle. MediaOps—the company behind DevOps.com, Container Journal, Security Boulevard, DevOpsTV and more—and CA Technologies

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UNDERSTANDING DEVOPS: THINK OF IT AS A CULTURE, NOT A METHOD

Source – techgenix.com Dreariness in the IT department can be a major roadblock in the journey to success. DevOps looks to attack this problem like it’s never been done before. The DevOps philosophy is centered on the idea of collaboration between the development and operations groups within the organization. By developing a set of shared goals, DevOps eliminates the sources of friction between the two functions. This helps IT deliver software to end customers and internal customers much quicker than before, and

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DevOps Security: 3 Privileged Access Management Best Practices

Source – devops.com The tremendous upside of DevOps practices and tools are enough to keep organizations pressing forward at all costs. But when sloppy use of DevOps toolchains cause breaches, more than half the time it comes down to poor protection of privileged accounts. According to a recent study by security vendor Beyond Trust, 52 percent of IT practitioners say that overprivileged users are at the root of DevOps and other next-generation technology-caused breaches. If organizations are going to reap the biggest benefits

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