DevOps adoption lagging, MSPs can step in

Source – channelnomics.com DevOps adoption is still at a crawl, pointing to space for MSPs to step in and provide high-value service, according to research solution provider 2nd Watch released this week. A survey of over 1,000 IT managers and directors in companies with at least 1,000 workers by Seattle, WA-based MSP 2nd Watch this week points to the vast majority of organizations not gearing up for DevOps practices. DevOps, as 2nd Watch defines it, is the practice of operations and development engineers working

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Why DevOps development depends on continuous testing

Source – techtarget.com To reap the full benefits of DevOps — quicker releases of high-quality software — successful organizations know they must introduce continuous testing throughout their software delivery process. The test phase cannot exist as an independent step at the end of a development cycle. Continuous integration and continuous delivery often spur this realization — these practices serve as the foundation for a successful DevOps approach. What IT leaders and their teams often don’t realize, however, is that the key to the proper

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DevSecOps: Embedding a Security Practice into your DevOps Approach

Source – devops.com It’s a no-brainer that the element of security cannot be compromised even to the smallest of extents in today’s competitive, fast-paced, modern technology-driven IT infrastructure. However, to keep up with the rapid developments of other processes in this agile world, security is often given relatively less importance and in some cases, even left behind. As the term suggests, DevSecOps is primarily concerned with the incorporation of security in the DevOps pipeline. The intended primary function of DevSecOps is

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5 Steps to Put a Faltering DevOps Plan Back on Track

Source – informationweek.com DevOps encompasses a set of practices that automate and streamline processes between software development and IT teams, enabling organizations to build, test, and release software faster and more reliably. That’s the goal, anyway. But what happens when a DevOps initiative doesn’t meet an organization’s anticipated goals or, worse yet, actually begins exerting a negative impact on software development? That’s when it’s time to go back to the virtual drawing board and steer the initiative back onto its planned course.

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DevOps requires a fresh approach to security

Source – itworldcanada.com DevOps originated from the need/desire to break down the silos between development and quality control. The need to be more agile, to continuously produce and deliver code in a quick, iterative approach, while maintaining quality. The developers became accountable for the quality of code that went into production. When practiced properly, agile development is an efficient approach that allows for constant upgrades and feature releases, while maintaining code quality. However, security has still remained a tack-on afterthought. Enter

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Puppet Report Sees Long DevOps Journey Ahead

Source – devops.com A recent report published by Puppet suggests the level of DevOps maturity within most organizations is still relatively slight. In fact, most of the respondents reported high levels of manual work still occurring across configuration management, deployment, testing and change approval processes. Alanna Brown, director of product marketing for Puppet, said the “State of DevOps: Market Segmentation Report” makes it clear that DevOps is being embraced to solve specific pain points with specific IT departments. As a result,

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Why DevOps Is Your Key to Becoming a Digital Entity

Source – informationweek.com I’ve been working with a lot of organizations that are in full-swing with their “digital transformation” initiatives. They’re doing virtualization, cloud, better security, and focusing on improved user mobility. From there, you can throw in a bunch of other market trending words like AI, machine learning, and you’ve got some pretty impressive things down on paper. Sound familiar? It’s quite possible that you’re in your own process to “digitize” your organization. However, a major challenge over these years

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Reflect adds color to Puppet DevOps tools

Source – techtarget.com Data visualization specialist Reflect enlivens the growing Puppet DevOps tool portfolio, but it’s unclear if Puppet’s wares will catch enterprise customers’ attention in a busy marketplace. The purchase of Reflect, a startup company based in Portland, Ore., shows that Puppet has little choice but to reinvent itself as containers pull users’ attention away from traditional configuration management, analysts said. Data visualization, a way to portray data so that it’s easily understood by people, will also be increasingly important

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Securing DevOps Without Undermining It

Source – itbusinessedge.com Everybody wants to do DevOps right, and part of that equation is making sure applications and services remain secure even as development and integration transition to a continuous workflow model. But chaos, even the controlled chaos of DevOps, poses a particular challenge to security. It opens up too many attack vectors and introduces too much uncertainty into what is now a very staid, stable data environment. When everything, even infrastructure, is defined and managed as code, security requires

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Forget the DevOps mindset, and change habits and behaviors instead

Source – techtarget.com People talk about the DevOps mindset. They say it’s a way of thinking, as if DevOps is only achievable if you use the power of your mind. And if people don’t think in a certain way, then DevOps will remain elusive. That may be partly true, but I’m not very good at reading people’s minds. Most people aren’t. Habits over DevOps mindset The reality is there is no DevOps mindset. DevOps is a series of behaviors and habits that people have.

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