7 essential best practices to follow when adopting a DevOps model

Source- sdtimes.com The benefits of DevOps have been talked about for some time now. But a recent report has shown how organizations are reaping the benefits after implementing DevOps. According to a recent survey sponsored by Google and Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, two-thirds of the respondents that have implemented DevOps have seen benefits that impact their bottom line. Seventy per cent have seen increased speed to market, 67 per cent have seen improved productivity, 67 per cent have seen increased customer relevance, 66

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Survey: Container security is a growing concern for IT professionals

Source- fiercetelecom.com It’s not surprising that 60% of the IT security professionals in a recent survey have experienced security incidents with their container usage over the past year. But it is somewhat surprising 47% of those security professionals who manage environments with containers responded that they did deploy containers with known vulnerabilities. Maybe the promise of containers is too tempting for some IT professionals to resist. And a majority of them don’t have the same IT resources as a large telco.

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Hybrid Cloud Computing Emerges as Next Big IT Management Challenge

Source- itbusinessedge.com Going into 2019, it’s apparent that a major challenge facing IT leaders will be to bring the cost of cloud computing under control. While cloud computing, in theory, reduces the cost of IT, it turns out that the operational complexity of supporting multiple cloud computing platforms alongside existing on-premises IT environments has become quite expensive. IT leaders clearly need to bring some order to the cloud computing chaos. A recent report from International Data Corp. (IDC) highlights the extent of the

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Google showcases power of the cloud for Thai enterprises

Source- nationmultimedia.com Tim Synan, head of Google Cloud, Southeast Asia, said the event was aimed at bringing the power of Google Cloud to Thai businesses of all sizes and helping them provide specialised solutions through different platforms and devices. The summit highlighted the urgency for businesses to take on new challenges and move towards the cloud. “Cloud computing technology is about speed, agility, collaboration, awareness and transparency, with machine learning underpinning everything,” Synan said. “We have big plans for the future

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Spinnaker is the next big open source project to watch

Source- techcrunch.com Spinnaker is an open source continuous delivery (CD) platform from Netflix and Google, though it now also has the backing of other major software companies. Spinnaker  1.0 launched last July, so it’s not the newest kid on the block, but the service is slowly but surely gaining momentum now, with users that include Target, Adobe, Daimler and Capital One, as well as a growing ecosystem of vendors who support it. Today, after a few years of working on the project without any

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A proactive flavor of DevOps grows at Google

Source – zdnet.com Everyone wants to do DevOps these days, but what does a well-humming DevOps environment really look like? What is the vision to strive for? To date, DevOps has been popping up as a hodgepodge of activities and initiatives across companies, perhaps in the name of doing it because it’s the thing to do. As a result, companies really aren’t seeing the full potential of DevOps. Consistency in DevOps approaches is a rare thing indeed, relates Kurt Marko, citing a

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A proactive flavor of DevOps grows at Google

Source – zdnet.com Everyone wants to do DevOps these days, but what does a well-humming DevOps environment really look like? What is the vision to strive for? To date, DevOps has been popping up as a hodgepodge of activities and initiatives across companies, perhaps in the name of doing it because it’s the thing to do. As a result, companies really aren’t seeing the full potential of DevOps. Consistency in DevOps approaches is a rare thing indeed, relates Kurt Marko, citing a recent

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Google announces Cloud Build, its new continuous integration and delivery platform

Source – techcrunch.com It used to be that developers built applications with long lead times and development cycles. There was always plenty of time to prepare, but in today’s continuous delivery/continuous deployment (CI/CD) world, new versions could be going out every day. That requires a CI/CD framework, and today at Google  Next in San Francisco, the company announced Cloud Build, its new CI/CD framework. As Google describes it, Cloud Build is the company’s “fully-managed Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) platform that lets you build, test, and

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Google Explains Why Others Are Doing SRE Wrong

Source – infoq.com Stephen Thorne, customer reliability engineer at Google, recently spoke at the DevOps Enterprise Summit London on what Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is and how many organizations are failing to understand its basic premises and benefits . Confounding service level objectives (SLOs) which are focused on early failure detection with service level agreements(SLAs) which often serve as financial compensation for past incidents, not enforcing error budgetsand not dedicating at least 50% effort of SRE teams to improve the systems and tools (instead letting them continue to drown in

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7 risk mitigation strategies for the cloud

Source – itworld.com Cloud services are here to stay, and they are taking over more enterprise functions every year. Where once cloud services were limited to simple storage or contact management, core functions like ERP have now moved to the cloud. And with a broad array of essential services increasingly shifting to the cloud, IT leaders must keep an eye on the risks inherent in today’s cloud environment and take preventative steps to mitigate them. Here’s a look at what your organization

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