Best DevOps

Windows PowerShell programming empowers IT ops toolmakers

Source – techtarget.com I’ve been in IT operations for nearly two decades, a job where I could answer help desk calls, fix computers, rack servers, spin up VMs and crawl through ceilings pulling CAT5 behind me. To succeed in IT ops takes a figurative utility belt of tools for management and monitoring tasks. Each tool an IT operations professional has aids them tremendously — Angry IP Scanner keeps an eye on the network, TreeSize ensures server storage consumption stays on spec

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New practices spring from DevOps competency shortage

Source – techtarget.com Once you establish DevOps competency, employee retention is an even bigger challenge in a highly competitive seller’s market for technical skills. “High tech has a lot to learn about culture from the manufacturing business,” E3’s Rheem said. Companies eager to retain employees often find themselves in a “perk race,” but perks quickly become entitlements, Rheem said. Most companies don’t have a great sense of what makes people want to come to work, which is predictability, consistency and the

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Is the future of Agile actually BizDevOps?

Source – searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com It’s easy to think every organization has DevOps on the corporate brain but in reality, interest in — and commitment to — Agile remains high, particularly in the enterprise space. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily make it easy to do. And it doesn’t mean DevOps isn’t having an impact. With Agile2017 less than a month away I interviewed AgileCraft CEO Steve Elliott about the company’s 10X product release and the ongoing efforts enterprises are making to be more

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The 4 Phases of DevOps With Atlassian

Source – dzone.com Fresh Ideas, Announcements, and Inspiration for Your Team, Delivered Weekly As Development and IT Ops teams look to be more efficient, decreasing their time to market and increasing product support, DevOps has become the predominant industry solution. There are many resources that paint a picture of Development and Operations working in perfect harmony, but how do we actually get there? Where should we start? We need to begin with the end goal in mind. As technology companies, our

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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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How IT Ops can avoid the DevOps capacity crunch

Source – techbeacon.com DevOps and digital transformations have brought an unprecedented increase in the pace and volume of daily change in IT. While this may sound like great news to development and product groups, IT operations management is often alarmed by the potential risk that its already overloaded workforce will be squeezed beyond the breaking point. IT Ops finds itself squeezed between the “go-go-go, deploy-deploy-deploy” demands of DevOps and digital transformations and the “Don’t be the next hack! Don’t be the next outage! Slow

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IT ops paves the way for agile

Source – itweb.co.za DevOps and agility requirements are putting immense pressure on the IT ops team. There is an incredible amount of noise around software development these days, and quite rightly – without it, there is no application economy. But, another major question that should be asked is: “Is IT ops just about keeping the lights on?” Well, to answer this question, I must tackle the enemy of IT, which is complexity, and it comes in a variety of shapes and

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10 commandments of IT Ops in the DevOps era

Source – techbeacon.com You might think that IT operations is becoming irrelevant these days, as orchestration and DevOps tools now supposedly do the job for you. I’m sorry to break it to you, but that’s just a myth. Throw it in the pile with other busted myths, such as the ability to see the Great Wall of China from space, bulls’ hatred of red (they’re actually colorblind), and vitamin C’s effectiveness in curing colds. But according to this growing meme,

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