Nine Steps for Developing a DevOps Mindset

Source – globalbankingandfinance.com Stories about various industries and companies going digital cram the headlines. For example, airlines are readying for the digital shift to tackle increasing air traffic; meanwhile, Marks & Spencer has hired a principal technology partner to ‘drive digital-first.’ At the centre of all this is the need to boost productivity. Many companies still use inefficient manual processes instead of automation, however. Building apps to eliminate paper and streamline operations provides the obvious advantage of saving time, but it can also uncover new

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Try these Salt commands to master the config management tool

Source – techtarget.com The best way to learn a new configuration management tool is to explore the command-line interface. Try these Salt commands to develop hands-on skills with the tool. This tutorial on Salt commands covers ad hoc tasks, how to write custom grains and a method to install and remove software. Before following along, ensure that Salt is installed and you have a basic understanding of how the tool works, including minions, pillars and grains. The examples use the server names walkerrowe.copahost.com and eurovps.

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How DevOps Can Help in Improving Customer Satisfaction

Source – customerthink.com The advent of Digital Revolution has changed, not only the way people live their lives, but also the way businesses interact and reach out to their customers. In fact, major overhauls have occurred in terms of giving overall customer satisfaction, particularly in the technological aspect of a 21st-century company. These advancements in technology is widely influenced by the emergence of new consumer markets. These markets are composed of Millennials and Generation Z (Gen Z). By this time, it’s quite clear to everyone that these

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DORA and Google to collaborate on DevOps research

Source – appdevelopermagazine.com DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) has announced a new research project between DORA and Google Cloud: The Accelerate State of DevOps Report. Together, DORA and Google Cloud will conduct original, in-depth research to understand what issues matter most to developers. The two companies aim to unlock new findings that will give their customers a clear path forward with guidance to improve resource management, productivity and quality of their IT teams. “Our customers migrate to the cloud to change

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How five UK CIOs are using DevOps

Source – cio.co.uk CIOs and other leading tech and IT business leaders explain how they’re using DevOps to The DevOps philosophy is gaining traction among CIOs as the evidence grows on the benefits of the strategic blending of “development” and “operations”. We spoke to a selection of IT leaders about how they’re using DevOps to support faster and more responsive software development. Transport Systems Catapult IT Director Alex Farr has formed a virtual DevOps team at the innovation centre for intelligent mobility. The unit was established to

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5 DevOps Mistakes that Can Crush ISV Startups

Source – devprojournal.com Industry experts will tell you the best way to evolve your startup ISV into an established ISV is with DevOps— and they’re probably right. DevOps, however, which has only been in the mainstream for a little less than a decade, can be a difficult concept to master, and many software developers—especially startups—are still navigating the learning curve. As you set the course for your business, make sure you don’t make these DevOps mistakes that can not only stand

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DevOps survey highlights complexity and culture worries

Source – betanews.com Top barriers to DevOps adoption include stagnant organizational cultures and managing a jumble of legacy processes. A new survey of DevOps and IT professionals from sandbox software company Quali finds 22 percent of respondents cite organizational culture, 21 percent legacy processes, and 20 percent growing software complexity as their top concerns. Other worries include the lack of standardized mechanisms for continuous testing (13 percent); managing the setup, tear-down and automation during different stages of the DevOps lifecycle (13

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What is the right storage software needed for DevOps to be a success?

Source – information-age.com A major operational problem in on-premises enterprise data centres has emerged over the past 10 years. This is rearing its head as a fundamental mismatch between the infrastructure and the needs of increasingly virtualised applications. There is a major contrast between what organisations want their staff to focus on – strategic projects, new application deployment, new customer acquisition and releasing new products – and the things they end up spending too much time on. This includes infrastructure ‘plumbing’

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DevOps Today: What Does It Mean to You?

Source – informationweek.com DevOps is moving forward. Is your organization coming along for the ride? As DevOps becomes ever more widely respected and adopted, the fundamental concepts driving the approach are rapidly evolving and improving for the better. The latest DevOps iteration is BizDevSecOps, which aims to introduce a “whole company” approach to deriving business value from IT. “One of the best aspects of DevOps is really its bringing of Lean and Agile principles together, so it’s a continuous improvement process,”

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Four common barriers that impede DevOps at scale

Source – computing.co.uk The software producers that report the best performance across a variety of metrics are those that release code most frequently. So says Rob Vanstone, technical director at continuous delivery vendor XebiaLabs, speaking at the Computing DevOps Summit this week. The aim then is to iterate faster. The problem for large organisations is how to reduce the software delivery lifecycle at scale. “What we see is teams starting to do pockets of innovation, typically scripting, typically automation and then saying ‘hey,

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