DevOps Experts Share Advice on Measuring Success

Source – informationweek.com Sears is at risk of bankruptcy, but not for the reasons we’re used to reading about here. While Sears has been in decline for many years, most recent CEO Eddie Lampert’s plan to sell “member” (employees aren’t allowed to say “customer”) data from subscription sign-ups floundered when an aggressive customer sign-up campaign called Shop Your Way slowed down check-out lines at Sears-owned stores. This aggravated customers and resulted in a loss of sales and decreased sales per minute, according

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9 Ways DevOps Success or Failure Is Like Baseball

Source – devops.com The baseball season is in full swing. There are 30 major league teams competing for a playoff spot, but, as I write this, only five of them—or 16.67 percent—qualify as elite performers with a winning percentage over .600. The number is strikingly similar in DevOps, where, according to one survey, just 17 percent of organizations say they have fully embraced it. Most of the rest have only scattershot teams immersed in DevOps or only recently began adopting it company-wide.

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How to manage cultural change while adopting DevOps

Source – itbrief.co.nz With the rise in connected devices, big data, and an ever-increasing number of business applications, enterprises are now operating like continuous software and data factories. The most successful businesses take an agile approach, constantly updating and aligning development output with business requirements. DevOps can be an incredibly successful tool for companies, but there’s one key challenge: putting the right foundations in place. The organisations that are leading the way are already automating parts of the software engineering process

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Forget the DevOps mindset, and change habits and behaviors instead

Source – techtarget.com People talk about the DevOps mindset. They say it’s a way of thinking, as if DevOps is only achievable if you use the power of your mind. And if people don’t think in a certain way, then DevOps will remain elusive. That may be partly true, but I’m not very good at reading people’s minds. Most people aren’t. Habits over DevOps mindset The reality is there is no DevOps mindset. DevOps is a series of behaviors and habits that people have.

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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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Chef extends DevOps deeper into Kubernetes multiclouds

Source – siliconangle.com DevOps is a pipeline for rapidly deploying changes to infrastructure and application components. It also involves continuous verification of application compliance with relevant policies and mandates. Speed is the essence of DevOps success, as long as application quality and compliance are not compromised. Unfortunately, most DevOps professionals spend far too long getting their apps released into production. According to a recent survey conducted by longtime DevOps solution provider Chef Software, almost three-quarters of DevOps professionals regard “time from code to production” and “time from

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Opinion 5 steps to overcoming the challenges to DevOps success

Source – information-management.com The global app economy is estimated to reach $6.3 trillion by 2021, with a user base expected to rise to almost every person on the planet. As a result, organizations are rethinking the way they build products or services to meet today’s always-on culture. To address this, the concept of DevOps has emerged over the last few years as a way to help accelerate the building, testing and deployment of applications. However, many organizations are beginning to realize

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DevOps success: Why continuous is a key word

Source – enterprisersproject.com “Customers are dropping off our website. Do we need to work on our load times?” “Users can’t open the camera function on our mobile app. How can we fix it?”  “Twitter and Snapchat are down. How can we make sure our web and mobile applications don’t experience the same technical glitches?” Do any of these sound familiar to your organization’s developers? Today’s consumers want bigger and better technologies, tools and features, and they want them now. For most

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A complete beginner’s guide to blending DevOps and security

Source – techtarget.com DevOps can be daunting enough for those brand-new to it. And it becomes even trickier when you begin to add security into the mix. If you want to build out your DevOps and security programs in order to improve your application security initiatives, vulnerability testing and verification have to be baked into your day-to-day processes. The DevOps/DevSecOps approach allows for security to be introduced earlier in the software development lifecycle. Instead of performing security checks once the code is

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Four key lessons to apply from DevOps success stories

Source – techtarget.com For teams in small organizations, embracing and applying DevOps practices is often a matter of just doing it. There are fewer constraints, fewer moving parts, and most of the time development and operations skills are already aligned and close together — on the same team, if not the same person, which makes for many DevOps success stories. For large organizations, though, any transformation can be daunting. Complex development programs and traditional org structure can result in no shortage

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