How to succeed at DevOps? Here are 5 factors to consider

Source – ciol.com CIOs at large, medium and even small organizations nowadays are looking towards transitioning from legacy project-based, waterfall model to uninterrupted delivery of software. DevOps is the proven way to achieve it. DevOps refers to a methodology as well as cultural shift in the way organizations function. Unlike traditional waterfall model where project moves from one phase to the next (and cannot be reversed), DevOps brings collaboration amongst strategy, product management, development, quality testing, and support teams to provide

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Five ways to effectively manage team DevOps workflows

Source – techtarget.com If you’ve adopted DevOps, you’re already using tools to optimize and streamline your DevOps workflows and software delivery processes — like code integration, testing and deployment — as much as possible. But optimization opportunities are not limited to software delivery. You should strive to streamline all dimensions of your organization — including the way you manage your DevOps team. DevOps personnel management pitfalls Compared to software, people are fickle and unpredictable. Giving them the same input doesn’t always yield the

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Prioritize your DevOps strategies to become a digital attacker

Source – devopsagenda.techtarget.com You have probably heard the phrase, “your business needs to become a digital attacker.” While intense, it conveys the need to deliver a better, faster product. Without delivering quality at velocity, you won’t have room to disrupt, and ultimately, be more successful. To be a “digital attacker,” you must have DevOps strategies. You must be open to a DevOps transformation. You must try, test and optimize new ways of doing DevOps When these new strategies work, implement them; when

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Why hybrid cloud will turn out to be a transition strategy

Source – networkworld.com As the cloud world gears up for this week’s big AWS re:Invent 2017 cloud computing conference in Las Vegas, it seems like a good time to take look at the future of hybrid cloud. Defined as a computing architecture that — in one way or another — incorporates elements of both the public cloud and private on-premise data centers, hybrid cloud is currently having a moment. As vendors such as Microsoft, Google, and Cisco scramble to offer specific hybrid-cloud solutions, many observers are calling

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Strengthening the flow of DevOps with data, tools and culture

Source – pcworld.idg.com.au We’re on the brink of a major technological evolution that is changing the way we communicate, live and work. With the fourth industrial revolution, the explosion of data is disrupting conventional business models and the way technology impacts the decision making process of people. Digital transformation brings the complexities of new and segmenting IT developments. As more and more Australian organisations are realising the importance of collaborating through data, the challenge for business leaders is finding the right

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The Four Stages of DevOps Maturity

Source – forbes.com The Four Stages of DevOps Maturity This model has many parallels to how I see large organizations embracing DevOps over the course of last several years. The following stages are not based on scientific analysis or modeling, but rather on how I have seen organizations mature as they progress through the learning curve. Stage 1 – DevOps Denial and Misinterpretation At the Unconscious Incompetence stage, the lack of understanding of what DevOps is and what its business benefits are causes

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CA launches new products to enable DevOps workloads

Source – cloudpro.co.uk The company is betting big on DevOps, AI and analytics CA Technologies has today announced more than 20 new and updated products across different business verticals, expanding the company’s portfolio in areas like DevOps, automation and testing. Speaking at CA World 2017, CA president and chief product officer Ayman Sayed took to the stage to tell conference attendees about the new capabilities. “I am particularly happy and pleased, and very excited, about our ability to make the products

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CA ‘Modern Software Factory’ Boosted By DevOps, Automation & Security Updates

Source – silicon.co.uk CA WORLD 2017: CA releases 20 new products and enhancements as it preaches the power of change through software CA has used its CA World conference in Las Vegas to detail new products and enhancements and to reiterate its commitment to help deliver ‘The Modern Software Factory’. CEO Mike Gregoire has pushed the idea since he joined the company five years ago and spoke to customers about the need to marry the concepts of “ideas and execution” by

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DevOps Benefits Shine Through at Summit

Source – informationweek.com Real-world DevOps implementers highlight how varied organizations discovered benefits from DevOps, even if they had to clear some hurdles on the path to success. At its essence, DevOps is about solving business problems. For some organizations, it’s about moving faster. Others are compelled to capitalize on a market opportunity. Still others may face a mandate to do more with less. And no matter what the business case, chances are the move to DevOps will be met by cultural

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What is DataOps? Collaborative, cross-functional analytics

Source – cio.com.au What is DataOps? DataOps (data operations) is an emerging discipline that brings together DevOps teams with data engineer and data scientist roles to provide the tools, processes and organizational structures to support the data-focused enterprise. “You’ve got the modern trend for development of DevOps, but more and more people are injecting some sort of data science capability into development, into systems, so you need someone on the DevOps team who has a data frame of mind,” says Ted

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Why domain experts are vital for DevOps test automation

Source – techtarget.com At a recent DevOps test automation conference, a participant in a panel discussion suddenly interrupted himself and looked out at the audience. “How many of your companies have a shadow IT?” A few hands tentatively went up, and he explained further: “How many of you have people outside of IT, in the functional groups, manufacturing, marketing, accounting, who are constantly doing unexpected things with your applications? Are they using them for different purposes, entering nontraditional data, even writing their

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The Four Stages of DevOps Maturity

Source – forbes.com I attended my first DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES17) in San Francisco this week and watched speakers from large enterprises like Capital One, Disney, Nike, CSG, and more share the lessons learned from their multiyear DevOps transformations. Most of these companies have been working on their transformations from three to five or more years, and have reached a level of maturity where the business value of DevOps is very easy to see and measure. Like any new technology, methodology,

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5 DevOps leadership priorities in 2018

Source – enterprisersproject.com DevOps professionals gathered in San Francisco to talk about the state of DevOps in the enterprise. At 1,400 attendees, the sold-out DevOps Enterprise Summithas doubled in size since 2014 – a testament to the growth of the DevOps movement itself. With an ear to this event and an eye on the explosion of tweets coming out of it, here are five key priorities we think IT leaders should be aware of as they take their DevOps efforts into the new

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With continuous security, SecDevOps deconstructs CI/CD

Source – techtarget.com DevOps has taken the IT world by storm over the last several years. It’s often credited as a way to reduce costs, speed deployments and improve corporate agility. Yet the application lifecycle management process is taking at least some of the blame in the fallout from recent high-profile security breaches. In principle, at least, “DevOps teams that deploy software are responsible for maintaining security by design,” said Craig Lurey, CTO and co-founder of Keeper Security, a Chicago-based security

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DevOps in the cloud: everything you need to know

Source – itpro.co.uk What does DevOps in the cloud entail and how do organisations to get the most out of it? Both DevOps and cloud computing have been hyped as essential to maintaining competitiveness and undertaking digital transformation in today’s organisation. While DevOps is about improving business processes and applications, cloud is all about the underlying services and technology. So how can businesses make the most of these? How cloud DevOps differs from other DevOps When we talk about DevOps in terms of

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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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DevOps pipeline tools sort out IT automation junk drawers

Source – techtarget.com SAN FRANCISCO — As early reconnaissance missions into DevOps expand into full-fledged battle strategies for enterprise IT shops, they look to DevOps pipeline tools to help them create a unified front. Against that backdrop, updated products from Electric Cloud and XebiaLabs offer new ways to tie together disparate IT automation environments from mainframes to microservices, along with features that track software updates as they move through DevOps pipelines. This contrasts with earlier trends among DevOps pipeline tools, in

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Shortcomings of DevOps automation and security bug detection

Source – theserverside.com Eariler this year we spoke with Jim Manco of Manicode security. It was immediately prior to Oracle OpenWorld 2017, in which Manico was delivering a JavaOne session on Java SE 9 security. There are plenty of new tools and technologies in the latest version of the JDK to help minimize the number of Java security bugs that developers might encounter. Of course, it’s not good enough just having technologies like JEP-273 (DRBG-Based SecureRandom Implementations), JEP-290 (Filtering of Incoming Serialization Data), and

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How to build DevOps characteristics: It takes more than money

Source – techtarget.com How do you keep software engineers happy and productive? The key lies in understanding how they think and what they expect from a cultural perspective. Engineers who have adopted the DevOps mindset don’t necessarily think like other employees. They’re working for more than just a paycheck. Yes, the usual perks and DevOps characteristics — a good salary, a nice working environment, incentive-based bonuses and the like — will help you to attract and motivate these professionals. But on their own, they

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DevOps will make the government more efficient. But what actually is it?

Source – fedscoop.com The problem with buzzwords is that they tend to accumulate a diversity of definitions depending on the user. So when Red Hat’s Josh Ranoa opened his “Open Innovation: Make DevOps a Reality” panel at the company’s recent Government Symposium by asking panelists to define DevOps, it seemed an interesting, if basic, starting point. What the audience learned moments later, though, was actually quite intriguing. That’s because every panelist, each involved in some way in bringing the increasingly popular DevOps practices to their respective agencies, defined the

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