5 Steps to Put a Faltering DevOps Plan Back on Track

Source – informationweek.com DevOps encompasses a set of practices that automate and streamline processes between software development and IT teams, enabling organizations to build, test, and release software faster and more reliably. That’s the goal, anyway. But what happens when a DevOps initiative doesn’t meet an organization’s anticipated goals or, worse yet, actually begins exerting a negative impact on software development? That’s when it’s time to go back to the virtual drawing board and steer the initiative back onto its planned course.

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Building the Development Side of DevOps

Source – itbusinessedge.com Developing software has always been about creating products that work. Unfortunately, “work” is a relative term when the goal is to satisfy hundreds, if not thousands, and perhaps even millions, of users across all manner of disciplines. This is why DevOps is quickly supplanting the traditional waterfall model of development. Once you have established basic functionality, it makes much more sense to roll out continuous improvements quickly rather than wait a year or more for the next big

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Puppet Report Sees Long DevOps Journey Ahead

Source – devops.com A recent report published by Puppet suggests the level of DevOps maturity within most organizations is still relatively slight. In fact, most of the respondents reported high levels of manual work still occurring across configuration management, deployment, testing and change approval processes. Alanna Brown, director of product marketing for Puppet, said the “State of DevOps: Market Segmentation Report” makes it clear that DevOps is being embraced to solve specific pain points with specific IT departments. As a result,

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The Five Cs of DevOps at Scale

Source – gigaom.com DevOps advocates will no doubt be familiar with the term “Wall of Confusion”, as it goes to the heart of why the best practices arose. As a recap on what DevOps is about, it offers a solution to a familiar challenge: if you are looking to develop and deliver new software applications and services as quickly as possible, how do you address the fact that operations practices are not always aligned with those of development? As I wrote last

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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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Don’t fear chaos engineering if you are a DevOps tester

Source – techtarget.com I’m a DevOps tester on a newly formed team. The engineers and operations people want to implement chaos engineering on our product. Why am I the only one upset at this? Chaos engineering is the process of looking for weaknesses within an application by continually subjecting it to random behavior. A team sabotages its own application in production in order to evaluate how robust it is. The process can determine how applications endure unanticipated disruptions. The theory is that an application

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4 Bad Habits DevOps Administrators Fall Into

Source – devops.com The concept of DevOps is central to any organization’s ability to deliver applications and services quickly and efficiently. As it gains traction in many high-profile organizations, DevOps administrators must work to integrate DevOps practices, tools and techniques into a wide range of teams, from development and support to operations and management. Completing this implementation seamlessly leads to better productivity and a smoother overall workflow. Bad Habits Derail DevOps But along the way, administrators tend to fall into bad

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Continuous Discussions Video Podcast: DevSecOps, Best Practices and More

Source – devops.com In a recent episode of the Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast, a group of industry experts discussed why DevSecOps is officially more than just a buzzword, tips on how to get everyone in the organization to own security and some of their own challenges and experiences baking security into the software delivery pipeline. The panel included: Alan Shimel, editor in chief at DevOps.com; Chenxi Wang, managing general partner at Rain Capital; Derek E. Weeks, VP and DevOps Advocate at Sonatype; Paula Thrasher, Chief Architect, National Security Division at

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DevOps thinking means service-centric security

Source – jaxenter.com Unless you are a stunt professional, you need four round wheels on a car to make it roll. The same goes for today’s business-critical services, with their range of ephemeral services interacting with virtual and physical systems. A failure of any inter-related service element will destroy the digital experience that the line of business is banking on. Instead of DevOps delivering promised agility, it increases friction with new points of blindness and breakage. DevOps models spin up microservices,

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What is DevOps and why it’s important in your choice of phone system

Source – realbusiness.co.uk Rafael Cortes, Foehn head of marketing, explains why you need the right supplier as well as the right system and how DevOps should be included in your appraisal. As technology advances at an unfathomable pace, the companies that keep step with competition are those with forward-thinking ideas, the most original features and applications, and the most seamless user experience. In turn, these deliver the speed, agility and quality that are the foremost factors of success in achieving your

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