With 2019 on its way, what new tech trends are on the horizon?

Source- jaxenter.com As we bid adieu to 2018 and welcome in 2019, it’s only natural to wonder what kind of progress we’ll see and what new advancements will soon be at our fingertips. In the past few years the development of tools and techniques around DevOps have seen changes that outpace what most organisations can keep up with, but the impact of these changes can be felt for years. This fast pace of change is unlikely to slow any time soon,

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What place does enterprise release management have in DevOps?

Source- devopsonline.co.uk Application delivery is challenging for any organisation, but at enterprise scale, it is even more complicated. Combining and empowering teams across all lines of business, that can be globally situated, to come together to finalise software is complicated – particularly when some of those teams might also work for third-party contractors. However, there is one, clear goal that unifies these teams, and that is the directive to ‘go faster’, to deliver software more quickly. DevOps is a methodology that

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Software Delivery Depends on Infrastructure and Trust

Source- informationweek.com Cloud infrastructure plays a major role in a company’s ability to execute a high performing software delivery cycle. An advanced cloud architecture allows developers to spin instances up and down as needed and provides the bandwidth necessary to experiment and test an application or software update before pushing live. According to a report by LogicMonitor, 58% of respondents to their survey said DevOps was somewhat/significantly driving public cloud engagement in their company, only ranking below digital transformation (63%) and IT agility

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A model-driven approach is the best way to scale DevOps

Source – techtarget.com Modern software requires deployments that run consistently and correctly across different environments. As the software release process matures within an organization, a model-driven approach helps enable automation for complex deployment scenarios, increase release velocity and improve software quality. Deployment milestones of maturity The first milestone of maturity in this process is reached when manual processes no longer work. As deployment demands grow, there are almost always mounting impediments — lack of speed, consistency and visibility, to name a

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Five steps to delivering DevOps at scale

Source – gigaom.com So, you’re thinking of taking DevOps out of the relatively safe, yet challenging environment of the controlled initiative, and into the far less safe, and even more challenging environment of the broader enterprise? While, “if you want get there, don’t start from here,” may be a familiar adage, most organisations have little choice but to take what they have (in terms of strategy and organisation, people and tools) as a foundation for DevOps nirvana. Given this, complex, crumbling

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When DevOps and ITSM Collide: Mistakes to Avoid

Source – devops.com In many ways the DevOps movement evolved as a reaction against the worst elements of IT service management (ITSM). IT leaders wanted to get from under the yoke of overly complex processes, bureaucracy and red tape to speed up software delivery, and to just get stuff done. Now that DevOps has kicked into full gear at so many organizations, the question remains: What do we do about ITSM? While the instinct in some may be to completely ditch

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The Struggles DevOps Administrators are Up Against

Source – devops.com DevOps has quickly gone from being a niche concept to a widespread practice that is gaining traction rapidly in both large and small organizations. As it becomes a key part of many development teams, administrators must work to integrate DevOps techniques, tools and practices into a wide range of teams, from operations to development, support and management. The seamless completion of this implementation, together with the overall change in methodology and culture from top to bottom, provides a

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Why you should apply change management in DevOps failures

Source – techtarget.com In a digital world, every company depends on software to continuously improve its products and business. This need for continuous speed has led to the explosion of DevOps initiatives. Well-executed change management in DevOps shortens software release cycles while improving quality. These conditions, in turn, make continuous integration, regular deployment and continuous delivery possible. For many organizations, however, DevOps remains a distant mirage rather than a reality. So why do some DevOps initiatives fail? DevOps success depends on tools, processes and people.

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DevOps as the recipe for disruption

Source – itproportal.com For decades, industries have been disrupted by those that figure out ways to deliver products better, faster or cheaper. Businesses that harnessed natural resources, improved manufacturing processes, refined craftsmanship, deployed assembly lines, perfected supply chains or sourced lighter, stronger, better raw materials dominated. Today, industries are being disrupted by software. We constantly here how “software is eating the world”. New software-driven products and experiences are impacting virtually every industry you can name – from retail (Amazon) to cable

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5 practices that make a DevOps leader

Source  – techrepublic.com In order for automation to be successful with DevOps, teams must track quality throughout development and deployment, according to a Forrester study released Monday. Commissioned by continuous testing company Tricentis, the research studied 94 quality metrics placed into four categories, said the press release. To be successful, DevOps leaders need to understand the business risks associated with both DevOps and Agile use, said the press release. Additionally, DevOps leaders either focus on contextual metrics or counting metrics, and some measure

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