What is devsecops and why should your business care?

Source – techcentral.ie Although tacking on another three letters to the already heavily abbreviated ‘devops’ has the uncomfortable aura of word soup, ‘devsecops’ is a logical, essential continuation of the devops mindset. Devops is loosely defined as the process of breaking down silos within organisations so that developer and operations teams are working side by side, and using automation wherever possible, with the aim of working towards common goals and releasing better, more stable software at speed. Bringing security into that

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Interview: CyberArk tells why DevOps must adopt ‘secure innovation by the numbers’

Source – securitybrief.com.au DevOps is becoming a major force across software development. For various reasons, security can be sidelined until far later in the development process – but there’s also a movement that is putting security rightly where it belongs – at the beginning. That’s the essence of DevSecOps, which maintains that security by design should be central to any strategy. Elizabeth Lawler is CyberArk’s vice president of DevOps Security. She was the former CEO of Conjur – a DevOps security startup

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A DevOps beginner’s guide for user experience professionals

Source – techtarget.com DevOps increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at a greater pace. Customers now expect this continuous delivery of bug fixes and new features, but they also expect seamless experiences. Disappoint them and they can abandon a transaction, rethink the app altogether or trash it on social media. Customer experience has never been more important, but it can be tough for design leaders who are DevOps beginners. Here are seven steps to make it easier to

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Why not every DevOps strategy is worthy of your attention

Source – techtarget.com If the current hype cycle is any indication, the industry must be approaching peak DevOps. It simply would not be possible for the tech media, along with online seminars, social media and conference sessions, to provide any more opportunities for advocates and evangelists to offer up DevOps advice. And in light of this onslaught of opinions, we should note that some of this advice is significantly better than the rest. In fact, much of the DevOps strategy we’re

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DevOps processes flounder if old business models don’t change

Source – theserverside.com Many of the mental models often used for thinking about DevOps processes came from the manufacturing industry. But if you ask Mirco Hering, the Asia-Pacific Agile and DevOps lead at Accenture and author of DevOps for the Modern Enterprise, he’d say a different mindset is required to make DevOps processes work for enterprises today. Hering asserted that the fundamental problem lies in thinking about DevOps processes as part of a transformational model that runs for only three to

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Creative ways to encourage the integration of DevOps processes

Source – theserverside.com Many organizations approach a DevOps transformation by starting with the tools and pushing them onto developers. Verizon has been experimenting with a different approach, though, that involves immersing developers, managers and business experts in a DevOps experience that they can bring back to their normal workflows. This helps shed some of the anxiety many developers might otherwise experience if they try to kick-start DevOps processes from their normal office environment. Verizon has already created over 1,000 teams that

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Four questions to ask about your DevOps strategy

Source – searchmicroservices.techtarget.com There’s a lot of information about DevOps out there, making it hard to determine exactly what it means. However, there are still key principles you can stick to in order to achieve success through DevOps. Here are four questions that, according to our experts, you should be asking when thinking about your DevOps strategy. 1. Have we established a zone of business impact? DevOps tasks should be clearly connected to the applications they support, and businesses should in

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DevOps in the public sector: Assessing the challenges and the benefits

Source – computerweekly.com DevOps, the unifying of software development and IT operations, has lived up to Gartner’s 2015 prediction of evolving from a niche to a mainstream strategy. The analyst company suggested that by 2016, 25% of Forbes Global 2,000 organisations would instil a DevOps strategy, and the presumption is the public sector would follow suit – as it does with many other IT trends. This is backed up by research from hosting services provider Claranet, with 18% of public sector

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How to succeed at DevOps? Here are 5 factors to consider

Source – ciol.com CIOs at large, medium and even small organizations nowadays are looking towards transitioning from legacy project-based, waterfall model to uninterrupted delivery of software. DevOps is the proven way to achieve it. DevOps refers to a methodology as well as cultural shift in the way organizations function. Unlike traditional waterfall model where project moves from one phase to the next (and cannot be reversed), DevOps brings collaboration amongst strategy, product management, development, quality testing, and support teams to provide

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GitLab tells us about Auto DevOps

Source – appdevelopermagazine.com As enterprises begin to embrace the benefits of DevOps to improve their application workflow, challenges still exist in the development process that prevent a streamlined workflow between developers and operations. In this interview, Sid Sijbrandij, CEO and co-founder at GitLab, shares insight on the company’s plans to offer an automated approach to DevOps, and shares solutions for enterprises who are interested in adopting DevOps as part of their business strategy. We sat down with Sid Sijbrandij to discuss

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