Four tips for a successful DevOps spring cleaning

Source – techtarget.com Despite a demand for faster release cycles — weekly rather than monthly — development teams can find it difficult to integrate the necessary set of tools into their pipeline to make updates ahead of a deadline. How do we give teams the capabilities to keep up with this industrywide trend of accelerated release cycles? Successful DevOps involves a tuneup of Agile processes. A thorough spring cleaning can help teams get there. Here’s how. Step 1. Refresh roles and responsibilities

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Continuous Discussions Video Podcast: DevSecOps, Best Practices and More

Source – devops.com In a recent episode of the Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) podcast, a group of industry experts discussed why DevSecOps is officially more than just a buzzword, tips on how to get everyone in the organization to own security and some of their own challenges and experiences baking security into the software delivery pipeline. The panel included: Alan Shimel, editor in chief at DevOps.com; Chenxi Wang, managing general partner at Rain Capital; Derek E. Weeks, VP and DevOps Advocate at Sonatype; Paula Thrasher, Chief Architect, National Security Division at

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AWS development services push apps from code to production

Source – techtarget.com Automation is one of DevOps’ core components. It enables enterprise development teams to adopt a more standardized, error-resistant approach to software delivery. Although there are a range of automation tools on the market, native AWS development services can help teams work together to quickly ship quality software. But before teams adopt these services, which include CodeCommit, CodeBuild and CodeDeploy, it’s important to understand how they work together in an AWS deployment pipeline. In a traditional build-and-release process, code checks into a

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The DevOps process is hard. But here are seven ways it’s easy

Source – techtarget.com The DevOps process is hard. It’s hard to roll out, hard to scale, hard to get everyone on board and then hard to maintain. But something must be easy about it, right? We asked seven of our experts to talk about the easiest part of the DevOps process. Their answers may surprise you. Most agree the technology aspects — like implementing CI or automated deployment tools — are the simplest way to start doing DevOps. In that way, DevOps is actually an easy sell.

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How DevOps Can Help in Improving Customer Satisfaction

Source – customerthink.com The advent of Digital Revolution has changed, not only the way people live their lives, but also the way businesses interact and reach out to their customers. In fact, major overhauls have occurred in terms of giving overall customer satisfaction, particularly in the technological aspect of a 21st-century company. These advancements in technology is widely influenced by the emergence of new consumer markets. These markets are composed of Millennials and Generation Z (Gen Z). By this time, it’s quite clear to everyone that these

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Four common barriers that impede DevOps at scale

Source – computing.co.uk The software producers that report the best performance across a variety of metrics are those that release code most frequently. So says Rob Vanstone, technical director at continuous delivery vendor XebiaLabs, speaking at the Computing DevOps Summit this week. The aim then is to iterate faster. The problem for large organisations is how to reduce the software delivery lifecycle at scale. “What we see is teams starting to do pockets of innovation, typically scripting, typically automation and then saying ‘hey,

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From Measurement to Insight: Put DevOps Metrics to Work

Source – informationweek.com When you can measure the results of your DevOps program, that’s where the magic happens. Working in the software delivery industry today is not for the faint of heart. Blink and your competition have already passed you by with a product delivered that much faster and better. However, it is possible to stay on pace with even the best in the business by adopting the best practices and principles associated with DevOps. While there are many keys to

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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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