Not ready for DevOps? 3 steps to prepare your organisation

Source – information-age.com A recent survey by eMarketer found that the average person clocks over 4 hours of time on their mobile phone every single day, with 90% of that time spent on apps. It comes as no surprise then that to satisfy this ever-increasing digital appetite, apps need to be developed and updated rapidly. The fact that an app works – or, indeed, doesn’t work is of primordial importance in whether the customer has a positive or negative impression of a company.

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Nine DevOps metrics you should use to gauge improvement

Source – searchitoperations.techtarget.com It’s no small task to transform an IT organization to integrate development, operations and quality assurance teams. A DevOps methodology requires team and process changes and then, once everything is in place, the onus is on IT to create DevOps metrics and measure the outcomes. The key to a productive DevOps program is effective and comprehensive measurement and monitoring. Create a detailed game plan to understand how processes and projects work and how to improve them over time. DevOps metrics

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Four mistakes organizations make when adopting DevOps

Source – searchmicroservices.techtarget.com DevOps has become the preferred way to ship applications faster and with better quality. However, making the transition from waterfall to DevOps can go wrong in many ways. Not only are many people, tools, processes, data and applications involved, but adopting DevOps must encompass new approaches, such as microservices and application containers. This tip covers the top mistakes that can make the road to adopting DevOps very bumpy. 1. Not going all the way The process of adopting DevOpscan

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Immutable infrastructure can ease agencies into agile, DevOps

Source – wtop.com Automation is a key technology helping IT organizations deploy, take apart, and reload technologies into production without human intervention.  But once technology is deployed, federal managers want to make sure that systems can’t be misconfigured and infrastructure components aren’t altered once they have been approved. Moreover, project management methodologies such as agile and DevOps support the idea of developing software and systems iteratively and quickly. That is fine and good.  But this also raises the question: How

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The importance of DevOps in digital transformation

Source – networksasia.net In this digital age, enterprises are automating IT infrastructure and instituting DevOps methodologies to accelerate the pace of innovation. However, traditional identity and access management solutions are not designed to support the security needs of DevOps workflows. Organisations need new systems and practices to support dynamic workloads, microservices and automated IT without compromising security or service velocity. Thus, DevSecOps was born, where security is designed and in built throughout the DevOps pipeline and multi-cloud environment. “Organisations that have

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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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How to Maintain Security when Rolling out DevOps

Source – informationweek.com DevOps may be up and running for your enterprise. Taking the time to integrate security will keep it that way. While DevOps is relatively new to mainstream enterprises, DevSecOps is even newer. And arguably it is just as important. While DevOps is designed to move fast, that can open up vulnerabilities in security that are easily preventable with the right controls. Development and security teams need to understand each other’s goals and requirements. Some might see security professionals as purveyors

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How devops changes both dev and ops

Source – techworld.com.au Devops is the literal and figurative fusion of development and operations. For years, these two groups have been separated by cultural and knowledge boundaries, particularly inside larger enterprise IT organizations. This separation was straightforward: Developers focused on nothing more than code and operations focused on taking that code and making sure it stayed running. The complete disconnect between these two groups led to long QA cycles and infrequent production deployments for fear of downtime or breaking something. A

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Cost and complexity are top barriers to DevOps adoption

Source – betanews.com While DevOps seems to be flavor of the month with many organizations, the path to adoption is not necessarily a smooth one. Intelligent SaaS specialist Pensa has conducted a survey of more than 200 IT decision makers with a view to identifying the biggest challenges they face in the adoption of DevOps practices. Limited budgets are cited as the top barrier to DevOps success by 19.7 percent of respondents. This is followed closely by the constraints of legacy systems (17.2

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Your recipe for career & DevOps success in 2017 – and beyond

Source – itproportal.com If you work in DevOps then it’s very helpful to know why businesses are so focused on continuous automation. Knowing this helps you understand the role you as a practitioner have in creating value – and the skills that will help you perform that role. There are a number of things businesses are really trying to achieve with DevOps, which can be understood and measured with the following key metrics Speed: the rate of software change Efficiency: the stability and effectiveness of software change

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