Assessing data centre strategies for cloud-scale software

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net The rapid advancement of cloud-scale software is driving the digital transformation impacting nearly every facet of our life. The ways we work, communicate, navigate, travel, shop, manage our money, access healthcare, interact with things and places are extremely different from only five years ago. There are many underlying technologies that enable this transformation – but none as profound as the rise of cloud-based software applications that we interact with throughout our day. IDC notes that cloud software accounts

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Cloud native series: Hard truths in soft clouds, DevOps lead at PagerDuty

Source – computerweekly.com This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Developer Network written by Eric Sigler in his capacity as head of DevOps at PagerDuty. Pager Duty offers what it calls a Digital Operations Management Platform that aims to integrate machine data alongside human intelligence on the road to building interactive applications that benefit from optimised response orchestration, continuous development and delivery. Sigler writes as follows: These days it’s rare that I speak with a customer building on-premises only infrastructure. Most companies

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The importance of DevOps in digital transformation

Source – networksasia.net In this digital age, enterprises are automating IT infrastructure and instituting DevOps methodologies to accelerate the pace of innovation. However, traditional identity and access management solutions are not designed to support the security needs of DevOps workflows. Organisations need new systems and practices to support dynamic workloads, microservices and automated IT without compromising security or service velocity. Thus, DevSecOps was born, where security is designed and in built throughout the DevOps pipeline and multi-cloud environment. “Organisations that have

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How To Implement A Successful DevOps Roadmap

Source – forbes.com According to a predictions piece from IDC, “By 2019, digital transformation investments will triple, drawing funds away from store capital and profoundly changing the retail industry.” Christi Liebe, chief technology officer for Rent-A-Center and a Cigniti client, concurs with the IDC article, writing in an email, “We’re in the middle of a radical digital transformation. As part of this transformation journey, we are investing in driving significant improvements in our customer experience. In our efforts to break down silos between

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How cloud computing platforms fuel digital transformation

Source – searchcloudapplications.techtarget.com Many enterprises are turning to cloud computing platforms to accelerate digital transformation strategies. The cloud promises to provide a consistent set of APIs for developers to innovate around. It also makes it easier to reuse enterprise data more efficiently as part of a more modern software development ecosystem. “The rise of PaaS [platform as a service], in all its flavors, indicates that the focus of innovation is shifting even further toward software development,” said Dave Bartoletti, principal analyst at Forrester

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DevOps: The Key To Organisational Success?

Source – businesscomputingworld.co.uk There has been an explosion of interest in DevOps over the last few years, but for people who are new to these ideas, it’s not always obvious what DevOps actually entails and what the benefits are. Additionally, given that DevOps started off as a grassroots movement and continues to be heavily influenced by practitioners, it may be even less clear to senior and middle managers why it is so important. Especially as there is no clear-cut definition of

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DevSecOps Transforms the Dana Foundation

Source – cioinsight.com There’s a growing recognition that DevOps is critical for digital transformation. Yet, as many CIOs have learned—sometimes the hard way—establishing a business and IT framework based on agility and flexibility is a complex task. Incorporating security into DevOps is even more difficult. After all, DevOps is more than a technology, and it’s more than a one-off project. It’s a delivery process that requires completely rethinking and reinventing development and operations. One organization that has made a successful journey

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Six Ways Agile Can Turn Static

Source – infoq.com Digital transformation requires IT organizations to become business enablers that deliver differentiating customer experiences that provide a return on investment.  To keep pace with innovation, and deliver immediate results many IT teams adopt agile development methodologies where release cadences are measured in days, not quarters and quality is guaranteed. This may be the Holy Grail, but this goal isn’t always possible. Idealistically speaking, agile development has all the right elements but it isn’t suitable for every project. Let’s

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How To Ace Digital Transformation Through IT Design

Source – forbes.com A funny thing has happened on the way to the digital revolution. The process of getting there has turned out to be complex, risky and expensive. Nobody is arguing about the need to go digital. In today’s competitive marketplace, digital transformation has become a requirement, not an option. The problem is not the destination; it’s the journey. To become fully digital, enterprises have to dramatically increase the scope, scale and speed of their IT — all while staying

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