What are the primary use cases for VM deployment automation?

Source- searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com To keep up with ever-increasing resource demands, use VM deployment automation to launch and configure VMs quickly and predictably. Virtualization can improve resource utilization and enhance workload management, but the diversity and volume of virtualization processes can make it difficult to manually support virtualization. VM deployment automation can add speed and consistency to VM workload provisioning, deployment and management. Automation offers two principal benefits for any task: speed and consistency. Automation enables you to complete repetitive — and often complex

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Jenkins Configuration as Code eases dev and admin woes

Source- searchsoftwarequality.techtarget.com DevOps might be a relatively new paradigm, but some of its core components need a refresh to support even more modern development requirements. With that in mind, CloudBees, a CI/CD platform provider, recently delivered version 1.0 of a Jenkins plug-in that cuts complexity when it comes to managing Jenkins configurations for system administrators and developers. Jenkins Configuration as Code (JCasC) lets admins and developers define and manage their Jenkins configurations in human-readable, plain text YAML syntax, instead of verbose XML files, and

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How Do Today’s App Developers Compile, Test, and Deploy?

Source- cio.com Intro Continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) is the next logical step in the evolution of software development, packaging, and deployment. It utilizes automation to deploy software changes faster, safer, and more frequently than ever before. Next generation toolkits are now available to implement CI/CD methodology. What’s the earliest build tool you remember using? Tools such as GNU Make, Scons,  and Autoconf date back to the 1990s and beyond. They give many seasoned developers unpleasant memories of hours of fruitless

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5 Competencies You Need to Succeed in DevOps and Beyond

Source – infoworld.com DevOps (development and operations) is an enterprise software development phrase that is used to define an agile relationship between development and IT operations, which encourages better communication and collaboration between the two business units. When an organization applies this same goal to its entire business, it can transform itself. Instead of siloed, traditionally adversarial groups, everyone collaborates with a common goal that will help the organization win in its market sector. Skills vs. competencies – What is needed? In

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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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Adopting Continuous Delivery at teamplay, Siemens Healthineers

Source – infoq.com Overview Continuous Delivery is about working in a way that keeps the system in a releasable state throughout its development. This, seemingly simple idea, requires rethinking of all aspects of a traditional software development process. In this article, we will describe how a large software development organization at Siemens Healthineers started the transformation towards Continuous Delivery. We will describe the strategy and tactics used to gradually and safely change the development process in a regulated medical domain. teamplay

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8 ways Artificial Intelligence can improve DevOps

Source – hub.packtpub.com DevOps combines development and operations in an agile manner. ITOps refers to network infrastructure, computer operations, and device management. AIOps is artificial intelligence applied to ITOps, a term coined by Gartner. Makes us wonder what AI applied to DevOps would look like. Currently, there are some problem areas in DevOps that mainly revolve around data. Namely, accessing the large pool of data, taking actions on it, managing alerts etc. Moreover, there are errors caused by human intervention. AI works heavily with data and can help improve DevOps in numerous

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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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How Do Security Champions Enable a DevOps Culture?

Source – resources.infosecinstitute.com DevOps as a whole is a state of mind for organizations. It helps them to deliver applications and services by espousing a culture and best-practice methodology that drive product development and service provision. Champion roles are important in IT circles, especially where product knowledge or specific framework knowledge is required. But how do security champions fit into the more traditional DevOps space? Quite well, as it turns out. Security champions are an important backup mechanism. They help to

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DevOps – Your 3-step Transformation Journey

Source – infoworld.com Greek philosopher, Heraclitus once said, “The only thing constant is change.” Today’s DevOps transformation is a prime example. The DevOps model aims at unifying software development (Dev) with software operations (Ops) so that everyone can better work together across the entire development lifecycle. As businesses search for the best ways to digitally transform, DevOps is at the center of it all – and it’s driving a constant state of change. As organizations all over the world adjust to

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