Three tools enable DevOps for Windows shops

Source – techtarget.com DevOps is tool-agnostic, but tools are central to DevOps success. Especially for Windows environments, select operations tools are needed to effectively manage an infrastructure that incorporates various cloud-based deployments, microservices, virtualization and containers, BYOD and other technologies. As you research a transition to DevOps for Windows IT, you’ll find various tools that each lean toward either the Microsoft or open source camp. The DevOps tools covered here, although appropriate for a range of OSes and cloud environments, were primarily

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DevOps requires a fresh approach to security

Source – itworldcanada.com DevOps originated from the need/desire to break down the silos between development and quality control. The need to be more agile, to continuously produce and deliver code in a quick, iterative approach, while maintaining quality. The developers became accountable for the quality of code that went into production. When practiced properly, agile development is an efficient approach that allows for constant upgrades and feature releases, while maintaining code quality. However, security has still remained a tack-on afterthought. Enter

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Reflect adds color to Puppet DevOps tools

Source – techtarget.com Data visualization specialist Reflect enlivens the growing Puppet DevOps tool portfolio, but it’s unclear if Puppet’s wares will catch enterprise customers’ attention in a busy marketplace. The purchase of Reflect, a startup company based in Portland, Ore., shows that Puppet has little choice but to reinvent itself as containers pull users’ attention away from traditional configuration management, analysts said. Data visualization, a way to portray data so that it’s easily understood by people, will also be increasingly important

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DevOps automation firm Puppet acquires Reflect for its data visualization tools

Source – siliconangle.com Cloud automation company Puppet Inc. will add data visualization capabilities to its list of services after acquiring a startup called Reflect Technologies Inc. Thursday. Founded in 2015, Reflect is based in Portland, Oregon, just like its new owner. The company previously raised $2.5 million in a seed capital funding round in 2016. The terms of the deal, which sees Puppet acquire both Reflect’s products and its team of less than 10 people, were not disclosed. Reflect will be absorbed into Puppet, with its Chief

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Does Microsoft’s message to DevOps pros oversimplify?

Source – techtarget.com Competitors such as IBM, CA and others also provide comprehensive DevOps tooling to help enterprise shops adopt DevOps to improve productivity of their developers, build products faster and enhance the quality of the software they deliver. But Microsoft is fresh in my mind because I attended the company’s Build 2018 developer conference recently in Seattle. Rub some DevOps on it It’s also fresh because I got some grief when I paid homage to one of Microsoft’s emerging star speaker’s use of the slogan “rub

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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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Why Capital One completely redesigned its Chef stack on AWS

Source – computerworlduk.com US bank Capital One is on its third iteration of the Chef automation platform, allowing the US bank’s software development pipelines to be more resilient. The bank, which is a big exponent of devops, runs Chef Automate at true enterprise scale, with more than 15,000 nodes for dev, QA, and production environments, all hosted on AWS. Speaking to a packed room at Chef Conf in Chicago this week, John Casanova, master software engineer at Capital One explained that when he joined

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DevOps at Scale: Best Practices in Use Today

Source – informationweek.com IT professionals in the field discuss some of the best practices that help to make DevOps initiatives successful. Achieving the theoretical benefits of DevOps in practice can be hard. Plus, while much DevOps focus is on mobile, web and internal apps, it is also being adopted in many larger scale and often electronics-based projects, involving complexity, volume and compliance. We asked some of the companies we’ve been working with about their DevOps experiences and they have three stand-out

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The Past, Present and Future of DevOps Infrastructure

Source – devops.com Infrastructure automation enables organizations to set up operating frameworks that allow smooth functionality with enhanced usage, minimal scope for error and faster deployment of code. The process of infrastructure automation eases development and operations processes by introducing good deployment practices such as computerized testing and versioning. The need for automation was realized when the demand for deploying error-free applications at a faster rate increased. Additionally, competition from similar businesses forced organizations to look for a way to bridge

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DevOps Dollars: Why There’s Big Money In Fast Software Development

Source – forbes.com With the first quarter of 2018 behind us, many companies will be taking stock of how successfully they started the year, what targets they need to adjust, and for those trading publically, how announcing their numbers will play with investors. While individual companies evaluate performance and progress, bigger picture trends will also start to appear. DevOps is one specific technology movement that is set to impact the financial bottom line of a broad spectrum of businesses, including software

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