HashiCorp Tools Bridge DevOps, Legacy IT Environments

Source:- devops.com At its HashiConf EU 2019 conference this week, HashiCorp extended the reach of its Terraform Enterprise tools for automating the management of IT infrastructure beyond the realm of DevOps into legacy IT environments. Via integration with the Service Catalog from ServiceNow, IT administrators working with a traditional ITIL-based framework now can invoke Terraform Enterprise to provision IT services. HashiCorp CTO Armon Dadgar said rather than requiring organizations to hire an infrastructure engineer to automate the provisioning of IT infrastructure,

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Ansible Tower 3.3 arrives to make DevOps easier than ever

Source- zdnet.com   Red Hat’s Ansible Tower, like other DevOps tools, such as Chefand Puppet, makes it much easier to manage your IT infrastructure without the blood, sweat, and tears of manually setting up servers, containers, and clouds. With the latest edition, Ansible Tower 3.3, you can do all that with an improved user interface and scaling, and you can now run it on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat’s Kubernetes container application platform. Ansible makes it easier to move your resources and applications from platform to platform

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Chef Embraces Microservices to Advance IT Automation

Source – devops.com Chef at the ChefConf 2018 conference today unveiled a series of DevOps offerings, including a revamped version of Chef Automate that has been rewritten using the Go programing language to improve performance and scalability. Now based on a microservices architecture, Chef Automate 2.0 a new user interface based on a REST application programming interface (API) that also serves to enhance integration. There also are a variety of visibility and debugging tools built into the platform, including a streaming event feed,

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4 trends to watch as IT automation expands

Source – enterprisersproject.com We recently examined some of the fundamental factors that have fueled IT automation to this point. “To this point” is the operative phrase – there’s not necessarily a finish line for automation, and even as it matures, automation is going to continue evolving from a technical, business, and people standpoint. With that in mind, we asked a variety of experts for their insights on the current trends to watch as automation grows inside of IT shops going forward,

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DevOps pipeline tools sort out IT automation junk drawers

Source – techtarget.com SAN FRANCISCO — As early reconnaissance missions into DevOps expand into full-fledged battle strategies for enterprise IT shops, they look to DevOps pipeline tools to help them create a unified front. Against that backdrop, updated products from Electric Cloud and XebiaLabs offer new ways to tie together disparate IT automation environments from mainframes to microservices, along with features that track software updates as they move through DevOps pipelines. This contrasts with earlier trends among DevOps pipeline tools, in

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Database DevOps contradictions snarl enterprise IT automation

Source – searchitoperations.techtarget.com For many companies, the words database DevOps present a contradiction in terms. Database DevOps initiatives occur in two areas of a company’s IT automation pipeline — the preproduction test bed and the production deployment process. And both environments raise their own set of tricky technical questions. In DevOps for database test environments, organizations must quickly spin up system clones to offer data that accurately reflects the production environment, while protecting sensitive corporate information. On the other hand, database changes in

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Cultural backlash stifles DevOps for database pros

Source – searchitoperations.techtarget.com DevOps for databases doesn’t lack for technical hurdles to overcome. But the biggest problem is a culture clash among developers and database administrators. Developers want more speed and flexibility; DBAs want to protect the status quo — whether that’s the organization scheme for the company’s structured data or the nature of their jobs. In some cases, this becomes an irresistible force that collides with an immovable object and brings the whole IT automation process to a halt. “We have such

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Three DevOps toolchain options refine IT automation

Source – techtarget.com DevOps toolchains are becoming more integrated, from dev to test to IT. Properly instrumented process automation can improve application quality and security — a major DevOps goal — through detailed performance profiles and code and configuration audits. DevOps automation reduces and eliminates rework, reuses code and configuration templates, and eliminates manual tasks. As DevOps teams mature, they shift attention from automating individual steps and tool mastery to tying those automation tools together. As development and IT teams work

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5 lessons: How DevOps, cloud reinvented IT Ops at Hiscox

Source – techbeacon.com As a global business insurer, Hiscox faces two significant challenges. The first is that, while we are growing at up to 30% per year in some markets, we don’t want our IT staff to balloon at the same pace. We also must stay nimble enough to fend off behemoths such as Amazon and Google that could use their stockpiles of customer data (and their ability to quickly roll out new services) to move into our industry by using

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Puppet IT automation wades into enterprise containers

Source – techtarget.com Puppet and its enterprise customers are in the same boat, afloat through the early phases of support for Docker containers. Puppet introduced products and updates this week, which include new support for containers to help enterprise customers advance to the new technology. For sophisticated IT shops where containers are already in use, configuration management can be seen as passé. In such bleeding-edge environments, container infrastructures are immutable — destroyed and recreated continually — rather than updated with tools

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