How to turn DevOps fakers into believers

Source – enterprisersproject.com We recently shared some strategies for sniffing out DevOps fakers in your recruiting and hiring. By DevOps fakers, we mean candidates whose qualifications for a DevOps role might be more hype than substance. But what if the “faker” is already on your team? Moreover, what if they’re faking not their technical skills or other qualifications – you hired them, after all – but their commitment to your organization’s ongoing DevOps transformation? They’re talking the talk but not walking the walk, perhaps. Or

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IT pros debate upstream vs. packaged Kubernetes implementations

Source – techtarget.com Packaged versions of Kubernetes promise ease of use for the finicky container orchestration platform, but some enterprises will stick with a DIY approach to Kubernetes implementation. Red Hat, Docker, Heptio, Mesosphere, Rancher, Platform9, Pivotal, Google, Microsoft, IBM and Cisco are among the many enterprise vendors seeking to cash in on the container craze with prepackaged Kubernetes implementations for private and hybrid clouds. Some of these products — such Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform, Docker Enterprise Edition and

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A DevOps Model: What It Is and Why It’s Beneficial

Source – securityboulevard.com Software development has changed significantly in recent years. This transformation is, in part, a response to challenges resulting from the traditional waterfall software development model. Under the old process, a software company receives a deadline for creating a product that’s ready to roll out to customers. The firm activates its team of developers, which spends its time working on the product before handing over the project to the operations team. These individuals are responsible for testing and ultimately

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DevOps Transformation: Leave No Ops Behind

Source – devops.com Have you ever found yourself struggling to explain something that you know how to do without a moment’s thought? I’m not talking about the amygdala, the part of our brain that initiates the automatic “fight or flight” response. No, I’m referring more to the muscle memory-type behaviors that we’ve collected through life and, likely, pay little attention to while executing. Things We Take for Granted Muscle memory is awesome. Through the magic of muscle memory I can type

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Qualys: How to be cool with DevOps

Source – computerweekly.com Well, it was only meant to be an open question, a hypothesising supposition, a point of informed speculation that might lead to an informal pub discussion at best. But, as is often the way with these things, the industry has taken it as a clarion call for commentary and deeper analysis… and who are we to turn down the opportunity for deeper inspection of the DevOps state of the nation? First among a small group of spokespeople invited

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Prioritize your DevOps strategies to become a digital attacker

Source – devopsagenda.techtarget.com You have probably heard the phrase, “your business needs to become a digital attacker.” While intense, it conveys the need to deliver a better, faster product. Without delivering quality at velocity, you won’t have room to disrupt, and ultimately, be more successful. To be a “digital attacker,” you must have DevOps strategies. You must be open to a DevOps transformation. You must try, test and optimize new ways of doing DevOps When these new strategies work, implement them; when

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How to Maintain Security when Rolling out DevOps

Source – informationweek.com DevOps may be up and running for your enterprise. Taking the time to integrate security will keep it that way. While DevOps is relatively new to mainstream enterprises, DevSecOps is even newer. And arguably it is just as important. While DevOps is designed to move fast, that can open up vulnerabilities in security that are easily preventable with the right controls. Development and security teams need to understand each other’s goals and requirements. Some might see security professionals as purveyors

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Barriers to enterprise adoption of DevOps

Source – computerweekly.com Until recently, the DevOps movement was considered off-limits to enterprises, with the naysayers struggling to see how these large, complex and unwieldy organisations could ever hope to emulate the agile software development practices loved by smaller, nimbler startups. Big organisations are just too weighed down by bureaucracy, legacy technologies and waterfall-style software development techniques for DevOps to thrive, and any attempt to challenge the status quo will come to nothing – or so the rhetoric went. But what

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Top 5 challenges when scaling DevOps in the enterprise

Source – sdtimes.com The goals and principles of DevOps should be the same in any organization; however, scaling DevOps practices in large enterprises with hundreds of applications, geographically dispersed teams, and both loosely and tightly coupled architectures presents some unique challenges. Each enterprise has its own DNA that has organically evolved through generations of applications and technologies with its own set of artifacts and processes. So, if every enterprise looks entirely different than the next, where do you start? First and

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Enterprise IT organizations need Lean to navigate the path to DevOps

Source – sdtimes.com One can easily get lost in the great many resources on DevOps and digital transformations, yet still fail to come away with a concrete idea of what the journey actually looks like. We know there’s a better way to build and deliver software and what in theory that looks like, but in practice it’s not so simple. Change is difficult, even more so when the path ahead is unclear. But time is of the essence – fear of

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