Four key lessons to apply from DevOps success stories

Source – techtarget.com For teams in small organizations, embracing and applying DevOps practices is often a matter of just doing it. There are fewer constraints, fewer moving parts, and most of the time development and operations skills are already aligned and close together — on the same team, if not the same person, which makes for many DevOps success stories. For large organizations, though, any transformation can be daunting. Complex development programs and traditional org structure can result in no shortage

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It’s critical to create the correct DevOps team structure

Source – techtarget.com DevOps is all about breaking down barriers. That’s great, up to a point. But what happens when you break down too many barriers? How do you find a balanced DevOps team structure without going too far? These are important questions for any DevOps shop to ask itself. There is such a thing as too much DevOps. Here’s how to tell you’re approaching this natural limit. DevOps versus structure DevOps doesn’t advocate for the total erasure of structure. It

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Four questions to ask about your DevOps strategy

Source – searchmicroservices.techtarget.com There’s a lot of information about DevOps out there, making it hard to determine exactly what it means. However, there are still key principles you can stick to in order to achieve success through DevOps. Here are four questions that, according to our experts, you should be asking when thinking about your DevOps strategy. 1. Have we established a zone of business impact? DevOps tasks should be clearly connected to the applications they support, and businesses should in

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Five ways to effectively manage team DevOps workflows

Source – techtarget.com If you’ve adopted DevOps, you’re already using tools to optimize and streamline your DevOps workflows and software delivery processes — like code integration, testing and deployment — as much as possible. But optimization opportunities are not limited to software delivery. You should strive to streamline all dimensions of your organization — including the way you manage your DevOps team. DevOps personnel management pitfalls Compared to software, people are fickle and unpredictable. Giving them the same input doesn’t always yield the

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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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Cloudy DevOps optics? Should have gone to CloudBees

Source – computerweekly.com  Enterprise Jenkins and DevOps outfit CloudBees has stuck a bit of extra Ops vision in DevOps with what it calls DevOptics (did you see what they did there?) as its latest play in the application delivery stream tools market. We’re all aiming for a holistic view of the software delivery process, so what does this new offering promise? Live data pipeline CloudBees DevOptics aggregates live data from software pipelines to derive metrics (as a live view) that

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How cloud and DevOps combine for software delivery success

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Throughout the global economy and across all industries, companies are re-inventing themselves to become better at sensing the next big thing their customers need, and finding ways to deliver it to get ahead of the competition. The concept of DevOps dates back nearly 10 years now. During this time, a lot has changed. As DevOps has matured, we have seen many successful implementations, lessons learnt and copious amounts of data gathered. One thing that remains unchanged to this day –

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How DevOps tools accelerate software delivery

Source:- infoworld.com Once upon a time, there was a developer who needed to write code against a database. So he asked the database administrator for access to the production database. “Oh, dear me, no,” said the DBA. “You can’t touch our data. You need your own database. Ask operations.” “Oh, dear me, no,” said the operations manager. “We don’t have a spare Oracle license, and it would take six months to get you that and the server on which to

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Dev Ringers: DevOps engineers or full-stack developers?

Source – jaxenter.com For some businesses, deciding between investing in DevOps engineers or full-stack developers is no small feat. This is due, in part of course, to the fact that nobody really seems to know what DevOps is. As one of the most talked-about and on-trend tech roles in recent years, it’s initially kind of staggering how hard DevOps can be to define. Perhaps there’s a reason for that. Typical advice to businesses considering their options usually goes something along the lines of “If

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The Cloud And DevOps: The Perfect Marriage

Source – forbes.com If you have been in the business of technology for any amount of time, you know that whenever there is a promising technology trend, companies are eager to exploit it for their own gain. This is not as cynical as it first may sound. Of course, when a new trend arises, it only makes sense to develop products and business plans that align with the shifting market. An interesting side effect of companies coalescing behind technology trends is

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