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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Can DevOps help modernize legacy applications?

Source – techtarget.com The challenge with new and shiny ways to execute against DevOps-centric operational models is that they’re often devoted to applications and services built for cloud-native environments. While I certainly embrace this change and see it as the ideal strategy here on out, there’s still a rather large elephant in the room: traditional enterprise applications. Based on the ever-popular “80/20 rule” and my own experiences, most data center applications weigh the operations team down with care-and-feeding requirements. Plus, the

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Qualys brings web application security to DevOps

Source – helpnetsecurity.com Qualys announced new functionality in its web application security offerings that helps teams automate and operationalize global DevSecOps throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), drastically reducing the cost of remediating application security flaws prior to production. Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) 6.0 now supports Swagger version 2.0, a new native plugin for Jenkins for automated vulnerability scanning of web applications, and the new Qualys Browser Recorder. New functionality Qualys WAS 6.0 and new capabilities include: Scanning of Swagger-based

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Try these Salt commands to master the config management tool

Source – techtarget.com The best way to learn a new configuration management tool is to explore the command-line interface. Try these Salt commands to develop hands-on skills with the tool. This tutorial on Salt commands covers ad hoc tasks, how to write custom grains and a method to install and remove software. Before following along, ensure that Salt is installed and you have a basic understanding of how the tool works, including minions, pillars and grains. The examples use the server names walkerrowe.copahost.com and eurovps.

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Four challenges teams must crack in a DevOps lifecycle

Source – techtarget.com Today’s world revolves around digital technologies. Whether we’re phoning a friend, scrolling through Instagram or checking our bank account, various technologies are central to our daily lives. But what if all our apps suddenly stopped working? Easy access to things that affect daily life, like checking accounts or health monitoring systems, would be much more difficult. That’s why — in 2018 — it is imperative that developers deliver continuous quality throughout the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC). This

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The integration of DevOps and security

Source – jaxenter.com The cloud delivers to enterprises operational and management advantages by being agile, user friendly, and optimized to scale. It also enables IT teams to apply continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) methods to deliver applications and functionality more rapidly. By using the development and delivery methodology known as DevOps, the entire organization can be more responsive to customer and market needs and deliver innovation continuously. Speed is the essence of DevOps; the idea is to iterate, iterate, iterate, and get

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How five UK CIOs are using DevOps

Source – cio.co.uk CIOs and other leading tech and IT business leaders explain how they’re using DevOps to The DevOps philosophy is gaining traction among CIOs as the evidence grows on the benefits of the strategic blending of “development” and “operations”. We spoke to a selection of IT leaders about how they’re using DevOps to support faster and more responsive software development. Transport Systems Catapult IT Director Alex Farr has formed a virtual DevOps team at the innovation centre for intelligent mobility. The unit was established to

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Seven steps to move a DevOps team into the ML and AI world

Source – techtarget.com Nobody questions the potential for machine learning and artificial intelligence to revolutionize DevOps productivity and business efficiency as a whole, really. An invisible hand, however, keeps organizations from seeing ML and AI to their full potential. There are seven basic rules to implement ML and AI in real-life DevOps situations. Done right, ML/AI and DevOps can turn enterprises into digital attackers that release higher-quality software faster and at lower cost. To release on time and within budget, there

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What is DevOps and why it’s important in your choice of phone system

Source – realbusiness.co.uk Rafael Cortes, Foehn head of marketing, explains why you need the right supplier as well as the right system and how DevOps should be included in your appraisal. As technology advances at an unfathomable pace, the companies that keep step with competition are those with forward-thinking ideas, the most original features and applications, and the most seamless user experience. In turn, these deliver the speed, agility and quality that are the foremost factors of success in achieving your

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Advice and tips about DevOps for beginners

Source – techtarget.com Brand new to DevOps? Here’s our get started guide If you or your organization is brand new to DevOps it might feel as if you’ve traveled to a foreign country. Nearly everything you thought you knew about software development, deployment, testing, security and UX is altered when seen through the DevOps lens. DevOps for beginners really isn’t for the faint of heart, but with advice, time and patience, you’ll get there. For developers, the move to DevOps requires

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