Continuous delivery pipeline transforms hotel chain’s IT ops

Source:-searchitoperations.techtarget.com As Choice Hotels moved away from homegrown scripting tools for continuous delivery, it fundamentally shifted the daily duties of its IT ops teams. The terms continuous integration and continuous delivery are often used together and combined into one tool set, but one enterprise discovered that they affect different parts of IT as teams adopt new practices. Choice Hotels began its DevOps transition more than four years ago and established continuous integration testing of application code through the open source

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5 ways to lose data on Kubernetes—and how to avoid them

Source:-techbeacon.com If your critical databases and stateful applications are migrating to Kubernetes, the sorrows of accidental data loss aren’t far behind. And data is the lifeblood of modern applications. For database people, “data” means any persistent state that the database depends on to function properly. Think tables in MySQL, znodes in Zookeeper, or column storage in a data warehouse. If the bits are gone, applications that depend on them stop working. “Loss” means the data is gone or at least

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OpenStack remains essential: How to get your private cloud builds right

Source:-techbeacon.com When SUSE announced in October that it was pulling out of the OpenStack market, it renewed industry speculation that the once massively hyped technology is sliding toward irrelevance. Nothing could be further from the truth. OpenStack’s alleged decline has become one of tech’s favorite tropes. The infrastructure-as-a-service model of hosting private clouds was all the rage in the early and mid-2010s, touted (unfairly) by some as an alternative to public clouds. That early excitement faded when OpenStack gained a

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The Meaning of DevOps Has Changed a Lot in the Last Decade

Source:-itprotoday.com Determining the future meaning of DevOps requires a look at the model’s past. DevOps is now more than a decade old, and the concepts, practices and strategies associated with the model have evolved significantly during the past 10 years. Indeed, when people talk about DevOps today, they often mean something very different from DevOps in an earlier era. To understand what DevOps has become, it’s worth surveying the evolutionary phases through which DevOps has passed since folks began speaking

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From One-Size-Fits-All to Custom-Fit for IT Ops

Source – devops.com Here is how enterprise IT Ops used to work: you would make your choice among the Big Four vendors and buy in (quite literally!) to their strategy. This meant a suite of products that came preintegrated (more or less) out of the box, and—at least on the sales proposal—covered all of an IT organization’s needs across a huge spectrum of activities. Broadly speaking, each of the Big Four’s suites included some flavor of the following: monitoring, ticketing, configuration

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It’s critical to create the correct DevOps team structure

Source – techtarget.com DevOps is all about breaking down barriers. That’s great, up to a point. But what happens when you break down too many barriers? How do you find a balanced DevOps team structure without going too far? These are important questions for any DevOps shop to ask itself. There is such a thing as too much DevOps. Here’s how to tell you’re approaching this natural limit. DevOps versus structure DevOps doesn’t advocate for the total erasure of structure. It

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IT ops pros predict routes to DevOps efficiency in 2018

Source – techtarget.com IT operations is a fast-moving river of change. It might bend or fork as it travels, you might go over a Waterfall, but it never doubles back. Expert IT professionals and analysts –– many of whom write tips on the tools and technologies you use every day — lay out their predictions for where IT operations is heading in 2018. Everyone expects a heavier emphasis on DevOps efficiency through smarter adoption and evolved tools and practices. Another broad

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How to build DevOps characteristics: It takes more than money

Source – techtarget.com How do you keep software engineers happy and productive? The key lies in understanding how they think and what they expect from a cultural perspective. Engineers who have adopted the DevOps mindset don’t necessarily think like other employees. They’re working for more than just a paycheck. Yes, the usual perks and DevOps characteristics — a good salary, a nice working environment, incentive-based bonuses and the like — will help you to attract and motivate these professionals. But on their own, they

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DevOps and SecOps began as separate efforts

Source – csoonline.com Until today, anti-fraud, security and authentication activities in organizations have operated as largely-separate domains, with IT Ops even more separated, in most cases. This is due, in part, to the “silo mentality” in enterprises, where it’s more convenient to have a bunch of teams running their own disciplines. After all, collaboration and synchronization increase the degree of difficulty. Politics, momentum, status quo, and decentralized operations that use third-party providers are also contributing to the current operational division. Given

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Secure DevOps lengthens IT ops to-do list

Source – techtarget.com Secure DevOps is a recent trend that has primarily involved collaboration between application developers and security experts so far — the IT ops role in the new collaboration between app developers and security pros hasn’t been fleshed out yet. But as developers and security professionals “shift security left” in the app delivery process, IT ops will need to respond accordingly, and preferably proactively. IT pros must collaborate with the security team as well as application developers. Following high-profile

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