DevOps skill: It’s what software vendors can’t sell you

Source – devopsagenda.techtarget.com One of the more confounding aspects about the hype surrounding DevOps is that, despite the overwhelming belief that it’s the answer to all our problems, there’s a surprising amount of dissent over how to execute DevOps in specific terms. And while it’s bad enough there’s so much noise out there about how to properly “do” DevOps, too many DevOps vendors marketing “DevOps tools” further muddy the waters. While it’s true that the use of certain tools can help facilitate

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12 tips for using DevOps to fuel digital transformation

Source – itworld.com Successful digital transformation requires internal disruption, and CIOs intent on embracing a digital future must often alter their IT operating models to get there. Nowhere is this more evident than when it comes to developing software and services. To build software faster, CIOs are kicking old waterfall habits in favor of agile methodologies in which they partner with business stakeholders to build applications rapidly in iterative sprints. And some believe they can accelerate software development even further by

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GitLab tells us about Auto DevOps

Source – appdevelopermagazine.com As enterprises begin to embrace the benefits of DevOps to improve their application workflow, challenges still exist in the development process that prevent a streamlined workflow between developers and operations. In this interview, Sid Sijbrandij, CEO and co-founder at GitLab, shares insight on the company’s plans to offer an automated approach to DevOps, and shares solutions for enterprises who are interested in adopting DevOps as part of their business strategy. We sat down with Sid Sijbrandij to discuss

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SecDevOps: Putting Security at the Heart of DevOps

Source – securityintelligence.com Agility has become an unavoidable necessity in a fast-moving technology environment, but achieving it can be a challenge for organizations and their development teams. The DevOps philosophy provides a road map; following it is not always as easy. Even more crucial than the need to transform the development process is the need to protect against ever more sophisticated threats and attacks. But some organizations are finding that agility and security can go hand in hand. SecDevOps is an

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DevOps Success Beyond Agile: Cloud Expo Power Panel

Source – forbes.com The venerable Cloud Expo conference may be a mere shadow of its former self, but it still has its moments. One high point: a powerful panel of technology experts debating the ins and outs of DevOps. The most refreshing insight: while DevOps is an important trend, there is no magic here. It’s difficult work, and we’ve built it on hard-earned lessons of the past. “DevOps is something we’ve done under different monikers for many, many years,” explained Tracy

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Tasktop helps enable successful DevOps

Source – sdtimes.com Complexity stands in the way of effective DevOps, especially among large, regulated companies. Some of the world’s most successful organizations employ thousands of developers, in addition to testers, QA engineers, product owners and operations personnel. The amount of artifacts, such as features, requirements, test cases and defects in any one area, can be overwhelming, let alone all the artifacts that comprise a DevOps value stream. Tasktop addresses that very problem so companies can innovate more effectively. “I talked

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Micro Focus eases DevOps transitions

Source – sdtimes.com Implementing and scaling enterprise DevOps can be a lot more challenging than building it from scratch. While cloud-based startups use their DevOps capabilities to disrupt industries and change competitive landscapes, large enterprises struggle with DevOps transitions. Micro Focus (formerly HPE Software) helps enterprises ease DevOps adoption so they can meet their goals of delivering higher quality software faster. “It’s easier to build an effective DevOps practice when you’re starting with a blank slate,” said Ashish Kuthiala, senior director

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One-third of IT leaders yet to implement DevOps

Source – computerworld.com.au Australian companies are operating in a highly competitive environment where they need to build, test, and roll out new or updated solutions to customers faster than ever before. With IT being a very large functional area with many specialisations, the key to successfully leverage technology across the business depends highly on the level of effective collaboration that exists within the IT department. And yet, independent Robert Half research has identified the need for more enhanced departmental collaboration in certain companies

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How to use DevOps without using the word DevOps

Source – devopsonline.co.uk Lidgey has an array of expertise in the agile field, working for the likes of Monitise, IBM and now Companies House, which involves exploring local organisations, Universities and companies, as the executive agency and trading fund of Her Majesty’s Government looks to promote not only as an employer, but as a digital platform. Culture appears to be an extremely important word in the agile and DevOps world. More businesses are formalising digital-led transformations through new strategies and teamwork.

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What is the true cost of a DevOps adoption?

Source – jaxenter.com Transitioning to a DevOps approach can be a wonderful experience. But for all that we talk about it on JAXenter, we often don’t go into the nitty-gritty details of how a DevOps adoption actually works. KMS Technology recently released a survey of over 200 IT professionals who had participated in DevOps in the past year. Their key takeaway? In order for DevOps to be successful, companies need a clear road map with a thorough understanding of the necessary financial and labor

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