DevOps skill: It’s what software vendors can’t sell you

Source – devopsagenda.techtarget.com One of the more confounding aspects about the hype surrounding DevOps is that, despite the overwhelming belief that it’s the answer to all our problems, there’s a surprising amount of dissent over how to execute DevOps in specific terms. And while it’s bad enough there’s so much noise out there about how to properly “do” DevOps, too many DevOps vendors marketing “DevOps tools” further muddy the waters. While it’s true that the use of certain tools can help facilitate

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12 tips for using DevOps to fuel digital transformation

Source – itworld.com Successful digital transformation requires internal disruption, and CIOs intent on embracing a digital future must often alter their IT operating models to get there. Nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to developing software and services. To build software faster, CIOs are kicking old waterfall habits in favor of agile methodologies in which they partner with business stakeholders to build applications rapidly in iterative sprints. And some believe they can accelerate software development even further by

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Five DevOps trends to watch out for

Source – rcrwireless.com A budding concept DevOps — a term used to refer to the integration of software developers and operations teams — continues to spread like wildfire throughout the open networking ecosystem. The main idea behind DevOps is that by breaking down barriers between these two departments, market applications can be delivered faster with lower costs and better quality. Nevertheless, for all the advantages attached to DevOps, it is still a budding concept since it is primarily concerned with

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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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Strengthening the flow of DevOps with data, tools and culture

Source – pcworld.idg.com.au We’re on the brink of a major technological evolution that is changing the way we communicate, live and work. With the fourth industrial revolution, the explosion of data is disrupting conventional business models and the way technology impacts the decision making process of people. Digital transformation brings the complexities of new and segmenting IT developments. As more and more Australian organisations are realising the importance of collaborating through data, the challenge for business leaders is finding the right

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AWS automation still missing pieces for expanded DevOps use

Source – techtarget.com AWS has a large portfolio of DevOps technologies, and many DevOps shops exclusively use the cloud provider’s automation tools. But industry leaders rarely stay successful when they rest on their laurels. To continue to win over DevOps teams, AWS could add more automation features. Amazon offers AWS automation services, including CloudFormation and OpsWorks. These tools deploy the infrastructure necessary to create development, test and production environments for a software development project. Moreover, AWS CodeCommit and AWS CodeBuild enable

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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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What is the true cost of a DevOps adoption?

Source – jaxenter.com Transitioning to a DevOps approach can be a wonderful experience. But for all that we talk about it on JAXenter, we often don’t go into the nitty-gritty details of how a DevOps adoption actually works. KMS Technology recently released a survey of over 200 IT professionals who had participated in DevOps in the past year. Their key takeaway? In order for DevOps to be successful, companies need a clear road map with a thorough understanding of the necessary financial and labor

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Successful DevOps implementation needs a clear plan

Source – betanews.com Businesses are reporting strong success in transitioning to DevOps, provided there is careful upfront planning and an honest assessment of resources, according to a new study. The survey, by development and testing services firm KMS Technology, finds that among the 200+ IT professionals questioned, 43 percent report having a ‘very positive’ impression of DevOps prior to their transitions. When these transitions were completed, 51 percent report a very positive impression, and 79 percent say they have achieved their desired

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Not ready for DevOps? 3 steps to prepare your organisation

Source – information-age.com A recent survey by eMarketer found that the average person clocks over 4 hours of time on their mobile phone every single day, with 90% of that time spent on apps. It comes as no surprise then that to satisfy this ever-increasing digital appetite, apps need to be developed and updated rapidly. The fact that an app works – or, indeed, doesn’t work is of primordial importance in whether the customer has a positive or negative impression of a company.

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