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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Tasktop helps enable successful DevOps

Source – sdtimes.com Complexity stands in the way of effective DevOps, especially among large, regulated companies. Some of the world’s most successful organizations employ thousands of developers, in addition to testers, QA engineers, product owners and operations personnel. The amount of artifacts, such as features, requirements, test cases and defects in any one area, can be overwhelming, let alone all the artifacts that comprise a DevOps value stream. Tasktop addresses that very problem so companies can innovate more effectively. “I talked

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One-third of IT leaders yet to implement DevOps

Source – computerworld.com.au Australian companies are operating in a highly competitive environment where they need to build, test, and roll out new or updated solutions to customers faster than ever before. With IT being a very large functional area with many specialisations, the key to successfully leverage technology across the business depends highly on the level of effective collaboration that exists within the IT department. And yet, independent Robert Half research has identified the need for more enhanced departmental collaboration in certain companies

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GitLab shares its vision for Complete DevOps

Source – sdtimes.com GitLab has announced a new round of funding to help make its vision for Complete DevOps a reality. Last year, the company unveiled a plan to simplify the software development process. Today, they are taking that plan a step further by uniting development and operations into one user experience. The recent $20 million Series C funding round will help GitLab reimagine and restructure DevOps tools to create one experience that “reduces friction, increases collaboration and drives a competitive

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