DevOps will make the government more efficient. But what actually is it?

Source – fedscoop.com The problem with buzzwords is that they tend to accumulate a diversity of definitions depending on the user. So when Red Hat’s Josh Ranoa opened his “Open Innovation: Make DevOps a Reality” panel at the company’s recent Government Symposium by asking panelists to define DevOps, it seemed an interesting, if basic, starting point. What the audience learned moments later, though, was actually quite intriguing. That’s because every panelist, each involved in some way in bringing the increasingly popular DevOps practices to their respective agencies, defined the

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Atlassian updates Bitbucket Server and Bamboo to support DevOps workflows

Source – sdtimes.com Atlassian is bringing DevOps workflows to scale with the release of Bitbucket Server 5.4 and Bamboo 6.2. Bitbucket is the company’s Git code management solution while Bamboo is for integration and release management. “Implementing DevOps practices in large or highly regulated organizations is a balancing act. How do you make your development and operations teams as productive as possible, improve the flow of work moving throughout the system and maintain the scale and security required?” the company wrote in its blog.

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DevOps: The Key To Organisational Success?

Source – businesscomputingworld.co.uk There has been an explosion of interest in DevOps over the last few years, but for people who are new to these ideas, it’s not always obvious what DevOps actually entails and what the benefits are. Additionally, given that DevOps started off as a grassroots movement and continues to be heavily influenced by practitioners, it may be even less clear to senior and middle managers why it is so important. Especially as there is no clear-cut definition of

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How can DevOps coexist with legacy monolithic applications?

Source – computing.co.uk How can DevOps coexist with monolithic legacy applications? This was a question asked of panellists during Computing’s DevOps Summit yesterday. Bi-modal IT is a reality in many organisations, and despite the management difficulties in managing a two speed enterprise, the consensus was that it can work but it depends very much on the context. So a legacy application that is not customer facing or which is not directly responsible for the organisation’s competitive edge is probably best left

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Top 5 challenges when scaling DevOps in the enterprise

Source – sdtimes.com The goals and principles of DevOps should be the same in any organization; however, scaling DevOps practices in large enterprises with hundreds of applications, geographically dispersed teams, and both loosely and tightly coupled architectures presents some unique challenges. Each enterprise has its own DNA that has organically evolved through generations of applications and technologies with its own set of artifacts and processes. So, if every enterprise looks entirely different than the next, where do you start? First and

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Why finance needs to adopt a DevOps culture

Source – jaxenter.com In the Finance sector, things are complicated. As an industry that is essential to the functioning of everyday life — at both an individual and industrial level — it feels like there should be plenty of scope for innovation and plenty of opportunity for growth and disruption. But that hasn’t happened – at least not as much as we might have expected. This is because of legacy issues — from systems and software to mindset. The world

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Three DevOps practices to avoid the Thursday Night of Dread

Source:- infoworld.com I’ve found three specific DevOps practices that go the farthest in boosting team morale: Fast feedback Developers feel most engaged when they know they’re building something that works and adds value. You achieve this by creating a tight feedback loop, using test-driven development. Before you write a line of code, you define the criteria for success and create an automated test suite to verify you’ve hit your goal. You have to commit—really commit—to automation and telemetry. People sometimes

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The DevOps Culture In Telecom: Integrating Development and Operations

Source – pipelinepub.com The rise and growing prominence of the DevOps culture in recent years has been hard to miss. This collaborative union of development, operations, and quality assurance professionals in order to develop and deliver products and services quickly has gone from theoretical to ubiquitous in relatively short order. It’s an approach that’s not without its detractors. Objections range from “it’s a mish-mash of ill-defined buzzwords” to “it doesn’t scale” to “it’s only worth doing in a handful of industries.” On

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Security teams must embrace DevOps practices or get left behind

Source – techtarget.com All companies, whether they realize it or not, are technology companies. Digital technology is transforming businesses. It is changing how companies operate and how they deliver value to customers. This increased reliance on technology is driven by the desire to bring new products and services to market in a faster, more efficient way to meet customer demand. New technology, including microservices and the public cloud, as well as various DevOpspractices, is now commonly utilized to bring products to market faster. Despite

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THE 6 BIGGEST DEVOPS MISTAKES YOU MUST AVOID

Source – techgenix.com Organizations are embracing DevOps, although they’d do well to steer past the known pitfalls that have caused several similar attempts to stumble. This is just paramount advice. The Rightscale 2017 State of the Cloud report suggested that 72 percent of SMBs and 84 percent of enterprises have already adopted some DevOps practices. Promises of better customer satisfaction, productivity improvements, more business development, and greater agility are key factors driving the shift toward DevOps. Is DevOps the perfect choice for all, then?

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