What venture capitalists need to know about DevOps

Source – itproportal.com Venture capital (VC) investment into DevOps continues to rise. Already populated by some huge worldwide brands like Google, Microsoft and Amazon and estimated to be a $50 billion market, DevOps has graduated beyond a niche software sector for unicorns, and has made it to the mainstream. The amount of interest in this space from the VC community since the middle of 2018 is just one of many signals from investors that “now is a great time to jump

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3 DevOps pitfalls and how to avoid them

Source – information-age.com Businesses have been hearing about DevOps and its benefits for some time, and now it appears to have reached a critical mass. As Forrester points out, DevOps has moved from the fringes, accessible only to a small number of large companies, to the mainstream. While DevOps is increasingly necessary, that doesn’t mean it’s easy. IT projects are notorious for a high rate of failure – a problem that is still prevalent in our agile-focused era. We recently surveyed

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Dealing with division through DevOps

Source – information-age.com The phrase “Too many cooks spoil the broth” can be applied to any number of scenarios, while another favourite—“A camel is a horse designed by committee” — explains the possible results of combative collaboration. Typically, the problem lies with people wanting different things from a project—an issue that should have IT professionals nodding knowingly. A long-term issue within businesses has been the disconnect between two teams who use IT to achieve different business goals. In the red corner,

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IT collaboration, DevOps a key to business success, says Robert Half

Source – itwire.com Australian companies need to improve collaboration between IT professionals and find ways to successfully leverage technology across the business in the current highly competitive environment, according to a newly published report. According to the report from recruitment firm Robert Half, the implementation of Development Operations (DevOps) is at the heart of the optimisation of collaboration between those in IT departments. And the recruiter says Australian companies need to build, test, and roll out new or updated solutions to

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Build a version control process for DevOps infrastructure

Source – techtarget.com Inside businesses of all shapes and sizes, modern IT teams have adopted DevOps practices to roll out changes faster, while delivering more stable software on more reliable infrastructure. Anyone can do it, as long as they learn fundamental skills. IT teams must embrace infrastructure as code (IaC) to apply DevOps practices. IaC enables automation, testability, quality control and more predictability during deployments. Perhaps more importantly, it demands that infrastructure-focused team members become aware of software development practices. A version

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Top 10 Agile Database Techniques

Source – ibm.com While agile database development and management continues to gain popularity, some DBAs are still hesitant to adopt the agile method in favor of the waterfall approach. Most often this is either because some IT professionals and development teams are afraid of losing maintenance control in the constant thrust of iteration, or they’re wary of change, especially one that would require them to change the way they work together. So, here are some great techniques for having a healthy

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