Best DevOps

IT pros debate upstream vs. packaged Kubernetes implementations

Source – techtarget.com Packaged versions of Kubernetes promise ease of use for the finicky container orchestration platform, but some enterprises will stick with a DIY approach to Kubernetes implementation. Red Hat, Docker, Heptio, Mesosphere, Rancher, Platform9, Pivotal, Google, Microsoft, IBM and Cisco are among the many enterprise vendors seeking to cash in on the container craze with prepackaged Kubernetes implementations for private and hybrid clouds. Some of these products — such Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform, Docker Enterprise Edition and

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In Google Hangouts Chat, DevOps pros see ChatOps latecomer

Source – techtarget.com Google Hangouts Chat became generally available last week, but the initial release is too little, too late for IT pros interested in ChatOps. Google Hangouts Chat, first released in beta in 2017, is integrated into Google’s G Suite productivity and collaboration software, which has a strong following among DevOps shops. The product roadmap includes plans for unique AI features that could enhance IT collaboration. But Google Hangouts Chat’s general availability comes a full five years after the launch

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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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What Are Logic Apps — For IT Pros

Source – petri.com In this post, aimed at IT pros, I’ll explain how Azure’s Logic Apps service can be used to orchestrate activities in the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) side of Azure. Relevance Once upon a time, Logic Apps would have been something for the developers. But times, and Azure, are changing. More and more organizations are embracing the work methodologies of DevOps, where IT pros and developers work as a coordinated team, instead of the traditional one-versus-the-other. In the DevOps world, the

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IT incident response ditches root cause analysis process

Source – techtarget.com NEW YORK — IT incident response must change to keep up with DevOps. The root cause analysis process embraced by many enterprise sysadmins should be the first thing to go. In the world of monolithic legacy applications, root cause analysis — identifying the specific line of code, switch port or hard drive that set off a domino effect to cause an outage — is the first step during an IT incident response. But as apps evolve into microservicesdistributed over

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Windows DevOps shops quickly gain on Linux counterparts

Source – techtarget.com Almost overnight, Windows DevOps has gained ground on the open source world. Windows shops have a well-earned reputation for conservatism, and a deeply entrenched set of legacy enterprise applications that often hinder automated application development. However, Microsoft products have recently focused on Windows DevOps support. There’s still work to do to underpin Windows container orchestration, but IT pros in Windows DevOps shops are determined to break free of stodgy stereotypes. Those stereotypes are based in reality. Microsoft shops have

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5 ways to nurture DevOps culture

Source – enterprisersproject.com Culture shifts such as DevOps take a lot of hard work, because you need every single person to buy into the new culture. The most successful adoptions we’ve seen of the DevOps mindset start with an organic, bottoms-up approach. Where to start with DevOps culture Start with a concrete, immediate problem. For example, at many cloud software companies, engineers are paged when an error occurs. Since no one enjoys being paged, the engineers who are frequently paged are

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The 10 DevOps tools that IT pros are using the most

Source – techrepublic.com By streamlining workflow and increasing efficiency across departments, DevOps tools are often a critical component of a successful digital transformation strategy for enterprises. According to ZDNet, companies with successful DevOps plans have “2,555 times faster lead times for their projects.” Yet IT departments still struggle with implementation. A recent survey from cloud sandbox software provider Quali pinpointed some key issues with adopting a DevOps strategy. Many departments, for instance, still used a ticket-based approach instead of using self-service

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DevOps shops size up security and compliance as code

Source – techtarget.com IT pros in DevOps shops want compliance and security to be the next things they automate, but people with the right skills are tough to find. AUSTIN — As enterprise IT pros gain experience with DevOps and infrastructure as code, they also begin to assess whether code can help with IT security and compliance problems. Products such as Chef Compliance and InSpec are on the minds of DevOps pros at ChefConf here this week. InSpec is an open

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DevOps, Security, Hybrid IT: Priorities of successful IT pros

Source – enterprisersproject.com Consider how much the role of the IT professional has changed during the last 10 years.  As traditional, siloed IT roles — such as network administrators, storage administrators, systems administrators, and database administrators — continue to include new responsibilities, IT professionals can no longer get by as specialists. These days, they’re are expected to be implementing new technologies and trends, inlcuding containers, serverless architecture, and IoT, while working with cloud service providers. They’re acting as liaisons to business leaders. On top of all that,

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