Best DevOps

When DevOps and ITSM Collide: Mistakes to Avoid

Source – devops.com In many ways the DevOps movement evolved as a reaction against the worst elements of IT service management (ITSM). IT leaders wanted to get from under the yoke of overly complex processes, bureaucracy and red tape to speed up software delivery, and to just get stuff done. Now that DevOps has kicked into full gear at so many organizations, the question remains: What do we do about ITSM? While the instinct in some may be to completely ditch

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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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10 Cool DevOps Tools To Know About In 2018

Source – crn.com The rapid adoption of cloud has ushered in a paradigm shift in how software is developed, packaged, deployed, updated and terminated. For starters, the multi-cloud world has created powerful use cases for containers, which offer unique application portability. Then come technologies, like Kubernetes, that orchestrate and manage those containers up the stack. Developers are now leveraging container technologies to build cloud-native software with service-oriented architectures, where applications are broken into micro-services more adept at rapidly scaling to handle massive loads.

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5 practices that make a DevOps leader

Source  – techrepublic.com In order for automation to be successful with DevOps, teams must track quality throughout development and deployment, according to a Forrester study released Monday. Commissioned by continuous testing company Tricentis, the research studied 94 quality metrics placed into four categories, said the press release. To be successful, DevOps leaders need to understand the business risks associated with both DevOps and Agile use, said the press release. Additionally, DevOps leaders either focus on contextual metrics or counting metrics, and some measure

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Linking Collaboration to the DevOps Chain

Source – itbusinessedge.com Much of the focus surrounding DevOps is on the tools, technologies and platforms that strive to produce better products in a shorter timeframe. But at its heart, DevOps is about getting people to work together more effectively and efficiently. This is easier said than done, however, especially considering that DevOps replaces the linear “waterfall” style of development with a more chaotic workflow that stresses continuous change over the creation of a “finished” product. This is why some leading DevOps

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DevOps Security Watch: Three Trends To Track In 2018

Source – informationsecuritybuzz.com In the face of incessant competition, countless organisations are turning to DevOps to improve efficiency and accelerate innovation. While this approach delivers proven benefits, DevOps is also creating new security risks and reviving old ones. That’s because these very organisations are failing to adequately train or develop staff to implement best practice in security, leaving them vulnerable to both internal and external threats. At a time when managing their security portfolio effectively is crucial, many are unwittingly introducing

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10 Top DevOps Barriers And Trends Forecasted For 2018

Source – forbes.com With data indicating that 50% of organizations have implemented DevOps, analysts like Forrester are calling 2018 the “year of enterprise DevOps.” While many enterprises indeed have DevOps practices kicked off, these are early days and barriers to DevOps still exist. Such barriers vary and are based the type of organization, its size, existing processes and degree of deployment scale. A survey we published at the beginning of the year noted the top 10 barriers leading into 2017. Having

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Why Python is a crucial part of the DevOps toolchain

Source – jaxenter.com DevOps is a way of thinking; it’s an approach, not a specific set of tools. And that’s all well and good – but it only gives you half the picture. If we overstate DevOps as a philosophy or a methodology, then it becomes too easy to forget that the toolchain is everything when it comes to DevOps. In fact, DevOps thinking forces you to think about your toolchain more than ever – when infrastructure becomes code, the way

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DevOps practitioners open up about enterprise adoption challenges

Source – computerweekly.com While the list of enterprise companies that have managed to adopt DevOps successfully continues to grow, many remain convinced that the benefits of continuous delivery are impossible for large and more complex organisations. “The prevailing notion is that DevOps is for startups and the Googles, Amazons and Facebooks of this world, and not for large, complex companies that have been around for decades or even centuries – but that is really not the case,” said Gene Kim, co-author

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