Why not every DevOps strategy is worthy of your attention

Source – techtarget.com If the current hype cycle is any indication, the industry must be approaching peak DevOps. It simply would not be possible for the tech media, along with online seminars, social media and conference sessions, to provide any more opportunities for advocates and evangelists to offer up DevOps advice. And in light of this onslaught of opinions, we should note that some of this advice is significantly better than the rest. In fact, much of the DevOps strategy we’re

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From DevOps to DevSecOps: Structuring Communication for Better Security

Source – darkreading.com A solid approach to change management can help prevent problems downstream. Security has long been considered an afterthought in the software development process, with ad hoc measures typically tacked on just before release. This approach is no longer adequate in sustaining today’s expectations for rapid and reliable service. DevSecOps is emerging as a superior way to integrate security throughout the DevOps cycles, using better intelligence, situational awareness, and enhanced collaboration. It entails a solid approach to change management,

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What Skills Are Needed to Excel at DevOps?

Source – itbusinessedge.com DevOps is not merely a new technology, it’s a new way of working. With both software development and IT operations melded into a single workflow, specialists in both disciplines will need to redefine their roles and their overall contributions to the finished product. And that means acquiring new skillsets. In many cases, this will involve training on the latest platforms and adapting to the latest techniques and best practices, but it will also require the development of a

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How AI will impact software development

Source – jaxenter.com The AI industry is never going to run out of the need for tech-savvy developers who can think out of the box. This technology is here to help us create better software which is safer than software created under traditional environments. In this article, Alycia Gordan explains why AI will teach developers a new mindset about the field they have been most passionate about. There is a 50 percent chance that machines will outperform humans in all tasks

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A software defined network requires reinventing IT devops

Source – networkworld.com It’s common for a newly released application to have a few bugs in it. Customers may grumble, and IT service requests may increase, but life goes on and people will figure out how to work around the issues. The same cannot be said for a network software upgrade. If the network goes down, everything grinds to a halt, and service to employees and customers ceases. In the old hardware network model, an operator relied on three to four

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Why successful DevOps implementation requires a “cultural change”

Source – techrepublic.com TechRepublic’s Dan Patterson spoke with New Relic’s chief product officer Jim Gochee to explain how companies can improve the way they implement DevOps into their company culture. Below is a transcript of their interview. Patterson: DevOps, a process that amalgamates software development and operations, is one of the most effective methods of iterative product development. But implementing DevOps, while it can aid your company’s digital transformation efforts, usually requires entire team buy-in. For TechRepublic and ZDNet, I’m Dan

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Avoid These Common DevOps Pitfalls

Source – itbusinessedge.com Virtually everybody is interested in doing DevOps these days, but more than that, there is tremendous pressure to do DevOps right. After all, the IT landscape is littered with technologies and initiatives that seemed to promise great things but, for one reason or another, failed to deliver. When it comes to DevOps, the concept is solid – faster, more agile, development, lower costs, a better user experience – so the only thing that can really foul it up

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7 of the best DevOps tools for 2018

Source – cbronline.com Enticed by promises of agility, cost-effectiveness and update efficiency, companies across the spectrum are embracing DevOps. Billed as the modern answer to fluid system improvement, DevOps is supposedly a smoother, faster and more cost effective software development tactic in contradistinction to the staggered waterfall or cascade approaches. Emerging out of the agility movement in software culture, DevOps combines development and operations to form practices where services systems are built for resilience and scalability, allowing engineers to deliver updates

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What to do if you have a DevOps failure (and you will)

Source – techtarget.com DevOps offers significant promise for organizations seeking to better integrate business development with IT. When teams automate their processes and reduce the time it takes to test code and integrate improvements across platforms, they maximize efficiency. Automation does not, however, equate to automatic success. Creating a DevOps program is difficult — adoption has to be about more than the technology — and without the right plan and processes in place, there is a good chance you could have

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7 Skills Every DevOps Engineer Must Have

Source – cbronline.com The aim of using DevOps is to alter and improve the relationship between development and IT operations, advocating better communication and collaboration between the two units. Although it may seem somewhat simple, there is much more needed from a DevOps engineer to successfully deploy the code and bind the two units together successfully. From the basics of day to day skills needed to cope with the pressures of DevOps, comes technical skills each and every engineer must qualify

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