You need your ‘cloud brain’ more than ever

Source – infoworld.com How we do IT is changing. As it changes, we need to alter the way we think about IT. I like to call that new thinking as having a “cloud brain.” So what the hell is a “cloud brain?” A few core attributes include the following: The ability to stop looking at all workloads as things that must exist in a corporate datacenter. Platforms can reside anywhere: colocation providers, cloud providers, in your datacenter, or on your

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Top 4 obstacles to DevOps adoption and how to successfully eliminate them

Source – jaxenter.com Many organizations want to apply DevOps principles in their organization but they don’t really know what DevOps is, what it requires from the employees, what value it will bring and how to start a DevOps journey. Other have already given DevOps a try but they faced misunderstandings and challenges that slowed them down. If only there was a way to experiment with DevOps before actually adopting it. Meet The Phoenix Project, the simulation which comes to the

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AppDynamics interviews container expert Liz Rice

Source – sys-con.com I was delighted to spend time with container guru Liz Rice recently, ahead of the presentation Liz will deliver at AppD Summit Europe. There are over 460K Dockerized applications and more than 5 billion containers have been pulled so far. Why do you think containers as a concept have caught on so quickly? Containerization-related technologies existed before Docker arrived on the scene, but Docker made it easy to use at the command line. This opened the advantages

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Continuous deployment using Jenkins

Source – thumbtack.com When I joined at Thumbtack, back in late 2015, we had continuous delivery infrastructure for monolith builds. As more engineers joined, we noticed that a significant amount of time went to deploying the latest build. Moreover, there was a trend of having bigger deploys (so call train deploys) and rollbacks tend to be harder. It was a clear indicator we needed to invest into the deployment pipeline. Continuous delivery At Thumbtack, we use Gerrit for code review.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Continuous Delivery

Source:- testlio.com Apps used to be so large that they came on CDs. Today, software updates are small enough to download in the background of our smartphones. As our expectations for technology have increased, engineers have kept pace by continuously delivering smaller enhancements and feature upgrades to the end user. In a recent Atlassian survey, 80% of respondents used agile processes to build products faster and 65% of respondents relied on continuous delivery shorten their release cycles. Continuous delivery requires teams

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10 Big Reasons Why Hybrid Cloud Adoption is Gaining Tremendous Momentum

Source:- 1reddrop.com Hybrid cloud adoption is on a roll, and we think the root cause for the mass migration is none other than hybrid’s more sociable sibling, public cloud. Report after report points to the fact that there is a huge shift happening towards the hybrid cloud adoption. Though, at 1redDrop, we hold a strong belief that there will be very few companies ten years from now that will be operating their own datacenters, at this point, hybrid cloud makes

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Why DevOps And The Cloud Are A Match Made In Heaven

Source:- contino.io DevOps and the cloud. They’re an obvious match, but what elements of the cloud, and of DevOps, make the match so obvious? A Look at DevOps First, a very quick historical recap. DevOps grew out of the Agile movement, which was largely focused on applying streamlined (i.e. very agile) business-organisation practices to software development. DevOps extended Agile processes and philosophy to IT, combining development and operations into a single, unified set of practices. DevOps eliminates silos (walled-off and

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Resources for DevOps Pros to Learn About Security

Source:- threatstack.com These days, security should be part of everyone’s job. This is especially true for DevOps teams, which are responsible for developing, delivering, and maintaining critical applications for many organizations, and must therefore prioritize security as part of their role. But the world of security can seem like a bit of a mystery until you’ve been exposed to it. If you or someone on your team is looking to learn more about what it takes to run a secure

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Does Your DevOps Department Need More Attention? [Infographic]

Souce:- appdynamics.com There are some big red flags that signify your DevOps department needs an overhaul. Your deployment process seems to take forever. It only work from a few developers’ computers. It’s different for each server you deploy to. Sound familiar? Luckily the warning signs of a DevOps department in need of help are pretty easy to recognize. Read on to learn how to identify if and when your infrastructure team needs more attention—plus a few suggestions to implement those

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Change is the Focus: QA in the DevOps Era

Source:- capgemini.com There is a popular business adage that states, “Fast, Good, Cheap: pick any two”. But what if you want it all?  I definitely want to ensure good quality, in little time and at the lowest cost. Therein lies the challenge. Throughout the product development lifecycle, we face bottlenecks that often prevent us from having it all. Today, Agile and DevOps introduce timeboxed development and continuous integration, which means shorter development cycles and more frequent releases. This results in

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How well do you know Docker components and services?

Source:- techtarget.com With Docker containers moving into more enterprise IT shops, it’s imperative to grasp how the technology works. Test your knowledge of Docker components and services with this quiz. Docker is a hot topic in IT operations. It’s not only dominating conversations, but taking over the containerization market as well. The open source Docker service expanded in 2015 to offer a paid enterprise edition, and has become the most commonly used containerization software in this nascent technological market. Docker

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5 reasons developers love containers

Source:- cio.com Linux containers have been around for almost a decade, but it was only with the release of Docker four years ago that large numbers of developers began to adopt the technology. Now it seems that containers are everywhere and their popularity continues to rise. Containers have become such an important part of the IT landscape that server virtualization giants like VMware and Microsoft have had to go out of their way to accommodate them. VMware now offers a

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Why we always start with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

Source:- 126kr.com Ten years ago, researchers and cutting-edge developers had to argue that software testing was part of the process of writing software, not a nice to have depending on the budget. Nowadays, it is almost always accepted that shipping an application (or a feature) is an inherent bundle including code, tests and documentation. Open Source software have been written that way for decades and thanks to GitHub, which generalized Open Source good practices, things got a lot better. In

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Totally automatic: Improve DevOps and security in three key steps

Source:- techtarget.com Concerned about DevOps security? Learn three key steps to embedding security into the software development process, including how to improve automation. The goal of DevOps is to engage the development and operations teams simultaneously throughout the software development lifecycle. That means both during the code’s initial development and whenever developers modify or update it. No matter what the stage, it’s essential to maintain security and compliance by building them in at the outset. Here’s the good news: There’s

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How to apply DevOps practices to legacy IT

Source:- computerweekly.com The one constant in legacy systems is that they can’t just be switched off. We find out how Ticketmaster has adapted its legacy IT to DevOps When Ticketmaster was established 41 years ago, its core software was written on a Vax minicomputer. Over time, its IT estate became more complex. The ticketing company acquired other businesses, taking on their IT, and moved with the times onto the web. The Vax still runs bits of Ticketmaster, albeit in the

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Behavior-Driven Development

Source:- digility.com Another great knowledge share from the Digilty/Mastek team. The latest webinar focused on Behavior Driven Development in automated testing using the Cucumber framework. Here are the top five takeaways from the session, led by Tripti Mittal: What is BDD BDD (Behavior-Driven Development) is a fusion and improved enhancements of practices stemming from TDD (Test Driven Development) and ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development). Unlike TDD where testing & development are conducted in isolation, BDD is a collaborative exercise that

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Is Continuous Deployment right for your business?

Source:- 126kr.com It’s easy for technologists to target a challenging architecture or development practice, after all, they love solving technical challenges. So as automation has become a key capability of software development, and organizations have begun to adoptDevOps practices many development teams are striving for the “holy grail” of continuous deployment. Some product owners also love the notion of continuous deployment. Ask for a feature today, build tomorrow and deploy the same day. Seems too good to be true. My

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Choose your cloud strategy carefully

Source:- betanews.com As shown by disruptive businesses such as Airbnb, cloud computing is changing the face of business as we know it. Organizations of all sizes anywhere can now harness the power of cloud-based tools to innovate and collaborate faster and more seamlessly than ever before. Cloud is becoming the foundation for digital transformation, enabling enterprises to manage the pressure of increasing the pace of their production cycles and boosting collaboration throughout the world. McKinsey estimates that by 2018, more than

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9 common mistakes when implementing DevOps

Source:- ciklum.com DevOps can be a godsend, but if used improperly, DevOps can also tank your project. Let’s look at nine common mistakes made when implementing DevOps. 1. Building a DevOps department The point of DevOps isn’t to create a new department strictly for DevOps, but instead to create a new collaborative model that unites existing departments. 2. Failing to streamline software Over-complicated software systems that have too much sprawl require siloed management and make systems over complicated for users. If

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The first-aid DevOps toolkit: What does it contain?

Source:- jaxenter.com DevOps unchained We set out to define DevOps but we learned that one cannot and should not put a label on this ever-changing movement. Greg Bledsoe, managing consultant at Accenture claims that his own understanding of DevOps has evolved considerably while Jason Bloomberg, the president of Intellyx, believes that at the core of this movement lies empathy. Helen Beal, head of DevOps at Ranger4 says that DevOps is not just one person’s job but there are some gaps that

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