DevOps Intelligence Gathering: What Are We Measuring Here?

Source – adtmag.com There’s a business adage that goes, “We manage what we measure,” (or some variation thereof) — which is important insight, but easier said than done when it comes to DevOps. Moreover, says Tim Buntel, DevOps Advocate at XebiaLabs, it’s downright tricky. “If you think about, say, a manufacturing process, where you have specific outputs — products like cars or cell phones — the metrics are fairly straightforward,” Buntel said. “But measuring software development and delivery in general can be

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Why Open Banking Should Consider DevOps

Source – devops.com There is a craze sweeping Europe, and rippling across the world—and no, I’m not talking about the next British Invasion. Open banking is a trend that’s significantly altering how banks work with fintechs and maintain agility in the global marketplace. A main enforcer is PSD2, a piece of EU legislation that sanctions access to personal banking data. It’s resulted in an explosion of EU banks providing public application programming interfaces (APIs) for fintechs to develop with. The implications aren’t

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Chef Embraces Microservices to Advance IT Automation

Source – devops.com Chef at the ChefConf 2018 conference today unveiled a series of DevOps offerings, including a revamped version of Chef Automate that has been rewritten using the Go programing language to improve performance and scalability. Now based on a microservices architecture, Chef Automate 2.0 a new user interface based on a REST application programming interface (API) that also serves to enhance integration. There also are a variety of visibility and debugging tools built into the platform, including a streaming event feed,

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Microservices, DevOps and collaboration: The foundation for BSS Transformation

Source – vanillaplus.com Telecoms operators, by tradition, are not seen as fast-moving businesses. They are always striving to be agile, but their reliance on legacy systems – coupled with their dysfunctional, locked-in relationships with legacy vendors – has created a slow-moving animal, often at odds with the pace of the Internet generation. Indeed, when operators talk of the challenges they face with digital transformation, they are as often referring as much to their current vendors as they are to their own

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DevOps and microservices driving container monitoring market growth

Source – rcrwireless.com Global container market to hit $706.2 million by 2022 The global container monitoring market is expected to swell from $169.6 million in 2017 to $706.2 million by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33%, according to a report published by ResearchandMarkets. Containers are a lightweight form of virtualization that has taken the telecom industry by storm. According to the report, the demand for container monitoring is being driven by various factors, including increased use of

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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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Security Strategies for DevOps, APIs, Containers and Microservices

Source – securityboulevard.com More and more IT professionals see DevSecOps, a practice which integrates security measures earlier in the development process to improve production code quality, as a mainstay for future application development. Much of this stems from the growing trend towards speeding up application development through adopting architectures using DevOps, containers and microservices, as well as supporting automation toolchains and frameworks. This trend presents an opportunity for cybercriminals, who are increasingly turning their attention to security gaps and vulnerabilities in

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DevOps, microservices key to digital transformation journey

Source – searchmicroservices.techtarget.com Under increasing pressure to build better-quality mobile apps faster, more efficiently and at less cost, businesses in the midst of their digital transformation journey are starting to migrate from large monolithic systems to newer modular, microservices architectures, in which they build independent components and shape them into complete systems. And DevOps, likewise, brings consistency to the development process so companies can continually build and deploy applications and refresh them as often as necessary. The microservices phenomenon “Mobile

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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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Recent trends in cloud computing fuel the need for DevOps methods

Source – techtarget.com Cloud services have transformed IT infrastructure, but the most recent trends in cloud computing signal a more fundamental shift that’s reshaping jobs. Newer cloud services and application design principals — such as microservices, serverless computing and function as a service — have important implications for both IT operations staff and developers. However, understanding the difference between these services and how they affect application deployment can be confusing, especially since most cloud providers will simply tell you their service

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