DevOps: Where it’s going and how to make the most of it

Source – zdnet.com DevOps is much more than a set of practices for smarter software development. The benefits of Agile-type thinking — such as iterative development and continuous delivery — are being pushed beyond the IT department and out into the wider business. Here’s how adopting small, quick changes will deliver new benefits to businesses and their customers in the future. 1. Tailored agility will help push cross-organisation integration CIO consultant Andrew Abboud is an IT leader who believes in the

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How to apply DevOps practices to legacy IT

Source:- computerweekly.com The one constant in legacy systems is that they can’t just be switched off. We find out how Ticketmaster has adapted its legacy IT to DevOps When Ticketmaster was established 41 years ago, its core software was written on a Vax minicomputer. Over time, its IT estate became more complex. The ticketing company acquired other businesses, taking on their IT, and moved with the times onto the web. The Vax still runs bits of Ticketmaster, albeit in the

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Seven Essential Steps for Transitioning to Enterprise DevOps

Source:- informationweek.com DevOps is currently the train every enterprise wants to climb aboard. In fact, many of today’s market leaders already have some sort of DevOps plan in place. As companies incorporate IT further into their business, DevOps is becoming a basic necessity for the modern enterprise. However, when it comes to actually implementing DevOps in real life, things can get a little shaky. Having helped many organizations go through this process, I’ve pinpointed some common mistakes and misconceptions —

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3 things to ensure your team gets DevOps right

Source:- http://sdtimes.com It’s now old news to most people that the rate of change in the lifecycle of a business has accelerated dramatically over the past two decades. Ideas are born, concepts are funded, markets are created, ambitions are expanded, and business models are disrupted and abandoned at a rapid pace. This is equal parts exciting and terrifying, and IT practitioners are constantly seeking new tools to improve their responsiveness to business needs in this new environment. However, at the

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Secure DevOps: A simple plan to deliver business value

Source:- techbeacon.com DevOps—the movement to break down silos, deliver software faster, and overall create a better experience for customers—is spreading from startups and experimenters to the enterprise. Many security team leads would cringe at the idea of faster development cycles in an IT department that has even less time and patience for standard security checks, but James Wickett, a senior DevOps engineer, sees not just opportunity, but necessity. “Traditional information security is going to die if we don’t respond to

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Three Tips To Ensure That DevOps Adds Real Value To Your Business

Source:- forbes.com If you work in tech, chances are you have an opinion on DevOps. Either you think it’s a worthless exercise that creates more problems than it solves, or that it’s a must-have in today’s workplace. At my company AppLovin, we stand solidly in the pro-DevOps camp: not only for what it does for our operations, but for what DevOps does for our business. If you do go with having DevOps, it’s crucial that you think of it as

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Six Tips for Using DevOps to Combat Security Vulnerabilities

Source:- samsung.com Growing requirements from stakeholders for rapid app deployment means more businesses need to explore DevOps to ensure collaboration between their development and operations teams during the development life-cycle. In a recent BMC/Forbes security survey, 60 percent of executives said their IT and security teams “have only a general or a little understanding of each other’s requirements.” Additionally, the report revealed that these two groups often have goals that are out of sync. Such complications lead to companies taking

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What will we do when everything is automated?

Source:- opensource.com Recently, I came across a study the caused me to think beyond the day-to-day world of code-slinging in which I live. According to the study Myth and the Reality of Manufacturing in America (PDF), conducted by Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University in Indiana: “Almost 88% of job losses in manufacturing in recent years can be attributable to productivity growth, and the long-term changes to manufacturing employment are mostly linked to the productivity of American

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IT operations best practices to boost team performance and morale

Source:- techtarget.com IT teams have to automate where possible to free up time, while encouraging individuality within the team. This article isn’t about DevOps or any fancy management paradigm — it’s about IT operations best practices that every organization can use to maximize team productivity. Managers and IT administrators alike can take these practical steps — there’s nothing fancy about documenting a patch procedure — to prevent common snags and foster long-term good morale. SMART targets One of the biggest

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‘Coding is dead, automation the real deal’

Source:- thehindubusinessline.com MUMBAI, FEBRUARY 17: If you’ve been spending years learning a programming language such as Java or .Net, there’s a message for you from your potential employers: “Coding is dead”. Yes, coding as we know it, may not longer be relevant in the world taken over by machine learning and automation. “Coding is dead. I don’t need to do any native development anymore,” Nitin Rakesh, newly appointed CEO of IT services firm Mphasis, told BusinessLine. ‘Cloud first’ “Large public

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