Automated risks – secrets of DevOps security exposed

Source – diginomica.com The enterprise cyber- and data security landscape is constantly shifting, with new threats bubbling to the surface. One emerging security vulnerability is the booming DevOps environment. Digital transformation within the organization and the ‘consumerization’ of IT are encouraging many enterprises to bring traditional IT and new product development together under the same management umbrella. DevOps specialists are at the core of this new function. The theory is that they allow the central IT team to support business strategy

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3 DevOps pitfalls and how to avoid them

Source – information-age.com Businesses have been hearing about DevOps and its benefits for some time, and now it appears to have reached a critical mass. As Forrester points out, DevOps has moved from the fringes, accessible only to a small number of large companies, to the mainstream. While DevOps is increasingly necessary, that doesn’t mean it’s easy. IT projects are notorious for a high rate of failure – a problem that is still prevalent in our agile-focused era. We recently surveyed

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Red Hat Wraps OpenStack In Containers

Source – nextplatform.com Red Hat is no stranger to Linux containers, considering the work its engineers have done in creating the OpenShift application development and management platform. As The Next Platform has noted over the past couple of years, Red Hat has rapidly expanded the capabilities within OpenShift for developing and deploying Docker containers and managing them with the open source Kubernetes orchestrator, culminating with OpenShift 3.0, which was based on Kubernetes and Docker containers. It has continued to enhance the platform since. Most recently,

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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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Red Hat Releases Red Hat OpenStack 12

Source – storagereview.com Today at the OpenStack Summit Sydney 2017, Red Hat Inc. announced the latest version of its massively-scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Red Hat OpenStack 12. This new IaaS is based off of OpenStack’s Pike release, and introduces containerized services, improving flexibility while decreasing complexity for faster application development. Red Hat OpenStack 12 also comes with a slew of new enhancements such as an upgraded DCI (distributed continuous integration) and improved security to help maintain data compliance and

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Node.js Popular With DevOps, But Security Lags

Source – enterprisetech.com Developers are painfully aware of the risks inherent in deploying applications on the open Internet, but few are using tools designed to secure code and mitigate risks. A survey released by Node.js JavaScript runtime vendor NodeSource and software security startup Sqreen found that more than one-third of the Node.js developers and executives it polled expect to be hacked. Indeed, many were resigned to large-scales attack over the next six months. Perhaps reflecting the current harried state of application

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OutSystems brings DevOps to low-code development in latest release

Source – sdtimes.com OutSystems wants to make it easier for enterprise IT shops to adopt low-code development into their DevOps toolchains. The company announced new DevOps capabilities as part of a new release. The company announced an enhanced LifeTime deployment API; Microsoft Visual Studio Team Service Integration; Jenkins CI/CD Server Integration; a new test framework; new automated visual text merge capability, and LifeTime DevOps advanced deployment options. The updated deployment API will enable DevOps teams to manage apps, modules, environments and

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Bringing a DevOps Approach to Databases

Source – infoq.com Today at Day 1 of PASS Summit 2017, Redgate Evangelist Steve Jones presented his tips for taking a DevOps approach to database management.  His approach includes tips that can benefit installations of all sizes.  Jones began his presentation by sharing that in 2016 Amazon deployed production-level changes every 12 seconds.  One of reasons he shared this was to illustrate the rate of change that can be effectively delivered with an effective approach to change management. Given the amount

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What Are Logic Apps — For IT Pros

Source – petri.com In this post, aimed at IT pros, I’ll explain how Azure’s Logic Apps service can be used to orchestrate activities in the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) side of Azure. Relevance Once upon a time, Logic Apps would have been something for the developers. But times, and Azure, are changing. More and more organizations are embracing the work methodologies of DevOps, where IT pros and developers work as a coordinated team, instead of the traditional one-versus-the-other. In the DevOps world, the

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The top 10 DevOps myths debunked

Source – techbeacon.com As the term and concept grows in popularity, naturally there are misconceptions and confusion surrounding the question “What exactly is this thing called DevOps?” Although the basic concepts have been around for nearly a decade, the term itself didn’t appear until 2009. While many start ups and software companies with a strong culture of “fail fast, fail often” have been able to implement DevOps best practices, it’s the large enterprise that is now searching for ways to sprinkle

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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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The driving force behind DevOps in the cloud

Source – searchcloudapplications.techtarget.com If you’ve been fortunate enough to attend one of the mega-conferences, like Amazon re:Invent or Oracle OpenWorld, or perhaps if you’ve been privy to the Twitter feeds of big tech vendors, such as Amazon, Google or Microsoft, then you’ve inevitably become aware of the fact that the two technical titans driving modern digital transformation are cloud computing and DevOps. As these two technologies have independently emerged, they have also managed to converge, with the latest digital transformation trend

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Four key steps to a successful cloud migration strategy

Source – itweb.co.za Organisations are still a way out from adopting a public cloud computing model that is worry-free and cost-efficient. According to IDG’s 2016 Cloud Computing Survey, the average enterprise has 26% of its IT environment in a private cloud and 13% in the public cloud. Small and medium sized businesses have 21% in a private cloud and 17% in the public cloud. While public cloud adoption is increasing, it’s still in the early stages. The improved security measures implemented

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7 Non-Technical Skills You Need To Succeed In A DevOps Career

Source – forbes.com DevOps (“development” meets “operations”) is still an evolving field. Asked for a definition, even some in other technical roles might struggle to pin it down. The best way to think of it, though, is less as a specific collection of skills necessary for a specific role, and more as a culture or philosophy about how to develop software. The core creed of DevOps revolves around the idea that inter-departmental collaboration, communication, and constant improvement are the keys to

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Can DevOps Simplify the Operational Risk of Compliance?

Source – afcea.org Today, government agency leaders have been tasked to identify and follow multiple modernization initiatives with the possibility of driving private-sector customizations and delivery practices and the associated business efficiencies into the public sector. The impetus is coming from a variety of directions, including the Office of American Innovation;, the adoption of development operations (DevOps) and development security operations (DevSecOps) as a cyber protection strategy;, the emphasis by the Federal Trade Commission on unfair or deceptive practices;, and a

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DevOps: Google ignores country domain and delivers search results on detected location

Source – zdnet.com Google is doing away with using the country code element of its domain name to decide which version of its search results to serve users, and will instead serve the user results based on detected location. This means that regardless of whether a user searches from google.com, google.co.uk, or google.com.au, for instance, the search giant will only return one set of results based on where the search engine believes the user is located. The option to change the

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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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Decoding Disruptive DevOps for QA – Solving the TCoE Conundrum

Source – cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com In order to accommodate the wave of digital technology sweeping across the business world today, organisations must constantly operate in an agile and DevOps mode. This can help to ensure faster release cycles and foster closer collaboration between various teams. This digital transformation also means that IT environments are becoming ever-more complex, as businesses look to cater to next generation technologies like cloud, mobility and analytics. All of this taken together means that it’s often a challenge for

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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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