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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How DevOps Drives Digital Transformation (and Vice Versa)

Source – thevarguy.com You’re hearing a lot today about the drive toward digital transformation. You’re also hearing a lot about the competitive need to implement a DevOps model. What savvy companies realize is that DevOps drives digital transformation, and vice versa. Digital transformation is a model in which companies rethink traditional processes and approaches and embrace digital solutions and automation to increase innovation. DevOps, meanwhile, is a software development and delivery process that emphasizes communication and collaboration among product management, software

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DevOps and Cloud Combo Boosts Software Performance

Source – cioinsight.com While relatively few companies are making extensive use of both cloud computing and DevOps, those that commit to both are achieving vastly improved key performance indicators (KPIs) as a result, according to a recent survey from CA Technologies. The accompanying report, “DevOps and Cloud Computing: Exploiting the Synergy for Business Advantage,” reveals that the organizations that do invest heavily in both the cloud and DevOps fare much better at improving the quality of software they produce, while reducing

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Source – jaxenter.com DevOps is essentially a journey of Continuous Improvement Organizations that become better at delivering software are better equipped to compete and win in today’s economy. The maturity, speed and quality of your software releases have become a key differentiator and a competitive advantage for the business. Enterprises across the board are adopting DevOps to optimize their software delivery pipeline – allowing for greater speed and agility while mitigating the risk of failed releases. DevOps is essentially a journey of Continuous Improvement – and

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Why Is Docker So Popular? Explaining the Rise of Containers and Docker

Source – thevarguy.com By now, you’ve almost certainly heard of Docker containers. You know Docker is massively popular. But do you know why? Here’s a look at the factors driving tremendous interest in Docker today. Before delving into a discussion of the factors behind Docker’s popularity, it’s worth noting that Docker is not the only container platform out there. Nor was it the first to come along. Other frameworks, like OpenVZ and LXC, were available starting in the mid-2000s. Other container-like

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Effective DevOps pipelines require a continuous delivery tool chain

Source- theserverside.com In the DevOps world, we tend to speak of the pipeline in singular terms. In most real-world scenarios, however, achieving continuous delivery and an effective DevOps implementation requires working with multiple different pipelines. Making good use of continuous delivery tool chains becomes extremely important when effective DevOps is the end goal. That’s because software delivery involves more than a single team or workflow. You have to integrate your teams and workflows, and keep them in sync with one another, if you want to

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DevOps framework speeds software delivery

Source – gcn.com A new DevOps framework can help agile developers securely upgrade government IT systems and move to the cloud. After about almost a year of testing at several agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, eGlobalTech has made its DevOps Factory broadly available. An end-to-end DevOps framework and suite of advanced security and cloud deployment automation tools, DevOps Factory was designed to align with federal policies and standards, such as systems

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Top 5 Takeaways from the 2017 State of DevOps Report

Source – news.sys-con.com The sixth annual State of the DevOps report – encompassing over 27,000 survey respondents – just hit last week. Like every year, the findings of the report would become ‘the bible’ for the DevOps industry and for organizations delivering software in the months to come. The report not only provides us with the benchmark for what to aspire to, but also shines a light on some of the proven patterns and tactics we should be focusing on to advance our own

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The Real Business Benefits of DevOps

Source – infobeans.com DevOps, an evolution of the agile methodology, has firmly planted its feet in the enterprise. 2016 witnessed DevOps growing in maturity and in adoption and it has steadily now become a standard way of working. According to the fifth annual State of the Cloud Survey, 2016 by RightScale, “DevOps adoption increased from 66 percent in 2015 to 74 percent in 2016”. Gartner estimates that in 2017 DevOps will be a mainstream strategy which is employed by more than

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