Why Isn’t Secure DevOps Being Practiced?

Source – securityintelligence.com New research reveals that consistent practice of secure development and operations (DevOps) remains a challenge for organizations across industries. Only half of DevOps teams integrate application security testing elements in continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows — despite widespread awareness of the advantages — according to a May 2018 report, Examining DevSecOps Realities and Opportunities, from Synopsys and 451 Research. The report surveyed 350 leaders at large enterprises and revealed insight into the state of secure DevOps and perceived

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Why DevOps Is Your Key to Becoming a Digital Entity

Source – informationweek.com I’ve been working with a lot of organizations that are in full-swing with their “digital transformation” initiatives. They’re doing virtualization, cloud, better security, and focusing on improved user mobility. From there, you can throw in a bunch of other market trending words like AI, machine learning, and you’ve got some pretty impressive things down on paper. Sound familiar? It’s quite possible that you’re in your own process to “digitize” your organization. However, a major challenge over these years

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Microservices, DevOps and collaboration: The foundation for BSS Transformation

Source – vanillaplus.com Telecoms operators, by tradition, are not seen as fast-moving businesses. They are always striving to be agile, but their reliance on legacy systems – coupled with their dysfunctional, locked-in relationships with legacy vendors – has created a slow-moving animal, often at odds with the pace of the Internet generation. Indeed, when operators talk of the challenges they face with digital transformation, they are as often referring as much to their current vendors as they are to their own

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4 Bad Habits DevOps Administrators Fall Into

Source – devops.com The concept of DevOps is central to any organization’s ability to deliver applications and services quickly and efficiently. As it gains traction in many high-profile organizations, DevOps administrators must work to integrate DevOps practices, tools and techniques into a wide range of teams, from development and support to operations and management. Completing this implementation seamlessly leads to better productivity and a smoother overall workflow. Bad Habits Derail DevOps But along the way, administrators tend to fall into bad

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Agile and DevOps: How to rethink your software development culture

Source – zdnet.com DevOps techniques and Agile methodologies are regularly touted as the best ways to get IT projects completed quickly and efficiently, and for many are now preferred over the more tradition linear ‘Waterfall’ model of development. But new working methods require a significant cultural shift, so how can IT leaders adopt agility as an organisational mindset? Four IT leaders explain how they are turning the adoption of Agile and DevOps into a competitive advantage. 1. FIND THE PROJECTS THAT REQUIRE

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DevOps and security can coexist with a little planning

Source – techtarget.com “If you’re not thinking about security at all, it’s crazy.” Those words, from Ari Weil, vice president and senior director of industry marketing at Akamai, neatly sum up his frustration with the so-called DevSecOps landscape. Despite well-publicized security breaches, most DevOps teams continue to think about security too late in the process. DevSecOps — with its promise to bake security in from the beginning — could help. But, today, this movement is nascent at best. And while Akamai now offers new

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​SAP wants manufacturers to embrace cloud computing

Source – zdnet.com SAP has introduced a new suite of products to make it easier for manufacturers to manage and monitor their systems and work with other parts of the supply chain, using cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT). The new offerings from the European software giant include ‘SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud for execution’, which integrates business systems with the shop floor, allowing for component and material-level visibility for single and global installations, while ‘SAP Digital Manufacturing Cloud for insights’ focuses on data-driven performance management.

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The key challenges of migrating databases to the cloud

Source – gigabitmagazine.com As enterprises continue to embark on their digital transformation journeys part of this change may involve migrating in-house applications, databases and data to the cloud.  But while all the benefits of cloud are widely understood, migrating a database or an application to the cloud is not always smooth sailing and there can be challenges to overcome when transitioning.  Here I wanted to highlight some of the steps enterprises should take to ensure their database migration is successful. Why

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Driving cybersecurity and digital transformation with cloud technologies

Source – csoonline.com Commercial cloud computing platforms provide a complete set of computing, security, governance and compliance services that are supported by standardized and externally certified processes and procedures. AWS has invested in obtaining several widely used accreditations such as FedRAMP, SOC-2, ISO 27001 and many more. Further, cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) have strong management and operations processes to help protect digital assets and allow organizations to innovate. All these investments make it easier for public sector

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Can DevOps help modernize legacy applications?

Source – techtarget.com The challenge with new and shiny ways to execute against DevOps-centric operational models is that they’re often devoted to applications and services built for cloud-native environments. While I certainly embrace this change and see it as the ideal strategy here on out, there’s still a rather large elephant in the room: traditional enterprise applications. Based on the ever-popular “80/20 rule” and my own experiences, most data center applications weigh the operations team down with care-and-feeding requirements. Plus, the

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