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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Why DevOps and cloud are essential to digital transformation

Source – devops.cioreview.com Today, companies opt for cloud services because it supplements existing business infrastructure and makes it nimble and potent. But, leveraging the cloud to modernize business isn’t that feasible as it may appear. The primary challenge of companies is to reform the existing IT architectures to bolster delivery of innovative products and services, upscale the market position, and create operational efficiencies. The second challenge focuses on the same line but centers on abating the traditional ways of operations that

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Three Keys to Aligning Digital and DevOps

Source – news.sys-con.com On first glance, Digital Transformation and DevOps seem to be separate, disconnected endeavors – especially once you realize that Digital Transformation is more about aligning the organization with changing customer needs and desires, rather than software. DevOps, in contrast, appears to be all about the code – how to build, maintain, and update it more quickly. Yet this view of DevOps also misses the bigger picture, as the movement is more of a cultural and organizational change that

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Why successful DevOps implementation requires a “cultural change”

Source – techrepublic.com TechRepublic’s Dan Patterson spoke with New Relic’s chief product officer Jim Gochee to explain how companies can improve the way they implement DevOps into their company culture. Below is a transcript of their interview. Patterson: DevOps, a process that amalgamates software development and operations, is one of the most effective methods of iterative product development. But implementing DevOps, while it can aid your company’s digital transformation efforts, usually requires entire team buy-in. For TechRepublic and ZDNet, I’m Dan

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DevOps accelerates, requiring new leadership styles

Source – zdnet.com It’s clear that DevOps initiatives are now underway at a majority of organizations — and the time is ripe for leaders to step forward and take things to the next level. A recent survey of 244 IT professionals from DBMaestro finds the majority (55%) are already using DevOps in at least 20% of their projects. At least one-third, 33%, are going even deeper — using DevOps in more than half of their projects. There is some progress in

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Top DevOps vendors promise faster releases with fewer bugs

Source – theserverside.com Whenever I attend a software conference, I always like to survey the exhibition floor to discover what latest trend, fashion or fad is taking over the industry. At the 2017 Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit, held earlier this month in Las Vegas, the dominant theme was once again DevOps — continuing a craze that has been pervasive at pretty much every software conference I’ve attended this year. But the big shift that seems to be happening in

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When DevOps And SecOps Collide: How To Improve Collaboration To Enable Agility

Source – forbes.com There are two kinds of companies today: the ones that are in the cloud and ones that will be in the cloud. The gravitational pull fueled by agility, cost and resource management cannot be resisted. Today’s digital transformation is invigorating companies around the world to increase performance and drive more output. The rush to harness new digital technologies often results in enthusiastic business owners taking initiatives straight to the cloud, putting DevOps and SecOps at odds by allowing

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Planning for Digital Transformation Success

Source – cio.com Many CIOs are still in a fog when it comes to cloud computing, yet the digital enterprise is the future and the direction most are going. Gartner estimates that less than one-third of enterprises have a cloud strategy set in place, but as Gigabit LTE and 5G approach — and wireless takes the networking reigns — most enterprises may need to cut the cord for specific applications. CIOs simply can’t take full advantage of the cloud with old-fashioned networking technology.

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DevOps, microservices key to digital transformation journey

Source – searchmicroservices.techtarget.com Under increasing pressure to build better-quality mobile apps faster, more efficiently and at less cost, businesses in the midst of their digital transformation journey are starting to migrate from large monolithic systems to newer modular, microservices architectures, in which they build independent components and shape them into complete systems. And DevOps, likewise, brings consistency to the development process so companies can continually build and deploy applications and refresh them as often as necessary. The microservices phenomenon “Mobile

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