Why Should Agency DevOps Teams Care About Microservices?

Source – meritalk.com Until now, most Federal agencies built their computing architectures like the aging buildings that house most of their headquarters, as huge monolithic structures that are inefficient, require frequent maintenance, and are wholly inflexible. Now, companies like Red Hat are offering a new path using microservices technology, which takes huge application stacks and breaks them down into tiny, modular components that can expand or contract based on needs, eliminating waste while ensuring critical services are always available regardless of

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Democracy & DevOps: What Is the Proper Role for Security?

Source – darkreading.com Security experts need a front-row seat in the application development process but not at the expense of the business. With the advent of the cloud and DevOps, the job of implementing security has been dispersed more widely across IT. This has led to significant gains in speed and agility, but it has also created unacceptable risk for the business. For security, the pendulum has swung too far toward democracy. We need to pull it back. It’s easy to

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From DevOps to DevSecOps: Structuring Communication for Better Security

Source – darkreading.com A solid approach to change management can help prevent problems downstream. Security has long been considered an afterthought in the software development process, with ad hoc measures typically tacked on just before release. This approach is no longer adequate in sustaining today’s expectations for rapid and reliable service. DevSecOps is emerging as a superior way to integrate security throughout the DevOps cycles, using better intelligence, situational awareness, and enhanced collaboration. It entails a solid approach to change management,

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How cybersecurity will evolve to become part of DevOps

Source – securitybrief.asia DevOps has been breaking down business siloes and improving efficiency, but it’s time those principles were brought to cybersecurity initiatives, according to Palo Alto Networks. DevOps relies on the idea that teams should automate the tasks involved in deploying, securing, maintaining, and phasing out the processes that IT and security teams have done manually in the past. This lets DevOps teams to deliver applications and support services faster. DevSecOps is about making security principles integral to the DevOps

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What Skills Are Needed to Excel at DevOps?

Source – itbusinessedge.com DevOps is not merely a new technology, it’s a new way of working. With both software development and IT operations melded into a single workflow, specialists in both disciplines will need to redefine their roles and their overall contributions to the finished product. And that means acquiring new skillsets. In many cases, this will involve training on the latest platforms and adapting to the latest techniques and best practices, but it will also require the development of a

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Three ChatOps examples demonstrate DevOps efficiency

Source – techtarget.com The always-connected, device-centered work environment of the future is far from the isolating, solitary experience many once feared. It’s positively chatty. The trend toward interactive collaboration environments has come to IT operations and development teams in the form of ChatOps, an alternative command interface for a diverse set of infrastructure and application administration tasks. It’s ironic that, at the moment when AOL is shutting down its iconic AIM service, enterprise collaboration platforms, such as Slack, Atlassian Hipchat and

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A software defined network requires reinventing IT devops

Source – networkworld.com It’s common for a newly released application to have a few bugs in it. Customers may grumble, and IT service requests may increase, but life goes on and people will figure out how to work around the issues. The same cannot be said for a network software upgrade. If the network goes down, everything grinds to a halt, and service to employees and customers ceases. In the old hardware network model, an operator relied on three to four

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Analysing security solutions in cloud computing technology

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Ever more companies are proving that cloud computing continues to be a major trend in the IT field. For instance, IDC recently predicted that spending on public cloud services would reach $160 billion by the end of this year. When it comes to security, however, the same issues and concerns persist today as they did several years ago. Take any research report which asks about organisations’ concerns with cloud migration and security is usually the number one. What

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Avoid These Common DevOps Pitfalls

Source – itbusinessedge.com Virtually everybody is interested in doing DevOps these days, but more than that, there is tremendous pressure to do DevOps right. After all, the IT landscape is littered with technologies and initiatives that seemed to promise great things but, for one reason or another, failed to deliver. When it comes to DevOps, the concept is solid – faster, more agile, development, lower costs, a better user experience – so the only thing that can really foul it up

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7 of the best DevOps tools for 2018

Source – cbronline.com Enticed by promises of agility, cost-effectiveness and update efficiency, companies across the spectrum are embracing DevOps. Billed as the modern answer to fluid system improvement, DevOps is supposedly a smoother, faster and more cost effective software development tactic in contradistinction to the staggered waterfall or cascade approaches. Emerging out of the agility movement in software culture, DevOps combines development and operations to form practices where services systems are built for resilience and scalability, allowing engineers to deliver updates

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