DevOps

December 19, 2016

DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, often controversial and sometimes contradictory predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 6, the final installment, covers DevOps tools and DevOps people ...

December 16, 2016

DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, often controversial and sometimes contradictory predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 5 covers the many facets of DevOps including analytics, security, collaboration and more ...

December 14, 2016

DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, often controversial and sometimes contradictory predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 3 is all about the cloud ...

December 13, 2016

DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, often controversial and sometimes contradictory predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 2 covers development and testing ...

December 12, 2016

DEVOPSdigest is establishing a tradition with the second annual list of DevOps Predictions. DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, often controversial and sometimes contradictory predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2017. Part 1, the first installment, takes a look at the big picture for DevOps in 2017 ...

December 07, 2016

DevOps still challenges IT organizations particularly when applied to complex, heterogeneous legacy IT. Those systems must be monitored, secured, scaled, load balanced, and configured, a task that can quickly unravel the promise of DevOps. That's because we tend to carry over many of the pre-DevOps manual and time-consuming infrastructure management tasks into the new world order ...

December 02, 2016

When looking at the tools and methodologies used today to manage software development, we see a diverse array. There are traditional waterfall methodologies and tools, agile principles, ALM tools, and increasingly, a DevOps toolchain. The primary objective behind each of these approaches and tools is to manage the development and delivery of software for the enterprise. Software development affects all aspects of operations and is tied more closely to the enterprise than ever before. To truly optimize the development lifecycle and enhance collaboration across the enterprise, we must head toward a new generation of tools aimed at accelerating the pipeline while improving quality ...

November 30, 2016

In many ways running the gauntlet of audit is like playing out the "do I feel lucky" scene from the movie Dirty Harry. Even if organizations have bridged the chasm between Dev and Ops, their go-fast efforts can be shot to pieces by those darned list-wielding and trigger-happy compliance police. But it doesn't have to be this way. Audit needn't kill innovation, just as DevOps shouldn't cause undue consternation for auditors. Each can and should benefit the other; it just takes some work and plain old common sense ...

November 18, 2016

As the integration of Development and Operations gains traction among business think tanks to ensure development of quality software products and faster delivery schedules, Quality Assurance (QA) takes center stage. In DevOps QA, developers and testers use agile and lean methodologies to test software for glitches during various stages of its development. As a real test environment with a number of dependencies is difficult to be created owing to cost and other factors, service virtualization strategy helps to set up a virtual test environment to check for desired outcomes of the software or the lack of them ...

November 16, 2016

The success of DevOps depends on both the cultural shift around people and process as well as the technical implementation skills of the team across Dev and Ops. In the final post of this 3-part series, I will focus on the top 5 technology implementation mistakes ...

November 14, 2016

As organizations continue to adopt a more collaborative DevOps model, many face a common challenge: effectively integrating security practices into the application development lifecycle process. According to a new HPE report, virtually all IT operations professionals, security leaders and developers (99 percent) agree that adopting a DevOps culture has the opportunity to improve application security. However, only 20 percent are actually conducting application security testing today during the development process ...

November 09, 2016

DevOps implementations can be hindered by lack of involvement from both the business and technology leadership as the team initiates and creates the new DevOps culture. In Part 2 of the 3-part series on Challenges and Solutions for implementing DevOps, I will focus on technology leadership challenges and suggested solutions ...

November 04, 2016

DevOps is a powerful process that can catapult industry leaders into the next stratosphere of transformation success when combined with the right people, process, and technology. The converse is also true. Applying DevOps principles of agility, continuous integration and delivery without addressing broken processes, gaps in skillsets or technology – is a recipe for disaster. This 3 part blog series will focus on the people and process challenges that impact DevOps implementations across 3 areas – Business, Technology Leadership, and Technology Execution based on my research for my latest book, iSpeak Cloud: Embracing Digital Transformation. This first blog will focus on the Business & Technology interaction ....

November 02, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry – including analysts, consultants, vendors and even users – what they think is the most important cultural change an organization can make to ensure DevOps success. The result is a broad range of answers that delves deep into what DevOps is really all about. Part 5 provides some final recommendations you may not have considered ...

October 31, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry – including analysts, consultants, vendors and even users – what they think is the most important cultural change an organization can make to ensure DevOps success. The result is a broad range of answers that delves deep into what DevOps is really all about. Part 4 covers development and testing ...

October 28, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry – including analysts, consultants, vendors and even users – what they think is the most important cultural change an organization can make to ensure DevOps success. The result is a broad range of answers that delves deep into what DevOps is really all about. Part 3 covers collaboration and communication ...

October 26, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry – including analysts, consultants, vendors and even users – what they think is the most important cultural change an organization can make to ensure DevOps success. The result is a broad range of answers that delves deep into what DevOps is really all about. Part 2 covers the relationship between Dev and Ops teams ...

October 24, 2016

"Culture Change" is a phrase that is often used – maybe overused? – when talking about DevOps. The term culture change does not speak for itself, however. What exactly are we talking about when we say that DevOps requires a culture change? That question is what the DevOps industry experts endeavor to answer in this new list of Top Culture Changes to Make DevOps a Reality. DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry – including analysts, consultants, vendors and even users – what they think is the most important cultural change an organization can make to ensure DevOps success. The result is a broad range of answers that delves deep into what DevOps is really all about. Part 1 covers the executive and management perspective ...

October 21, 2016

DevOps is a reality for all companies that seek to digitize their businesses. Agile begat DevOps due to the increased number of applications and the speed at which applications are released. Agile breaks down the wall between the business and development; DevOps does the same to the wall between development and operations. However, one part of the operations function is absolutely neglected by DevOps: the database. Ignore it at your peril ...

September 30, 2016

At its core, DevOps is about building and delivering quality software at scale. But exactly how you go about doing that is going to vary from company to person to project. DevOps does not look the same anywhere ...

September 26, 2016

Sometimes a phrase or concept becomes so popular that its original meaning gets buried beneath people's alternative meanings or outright misappropriations. This is what has happened with "bimodal IT." Consequently, organizations have expectations and assumptions that differ from the original term, leading to confusion, disappointment and even disillusionment in some cases. Let's examine what this term "bimodal IT" actually means, why it makes sense in some cases and how to ease the pain of transition ...

September 23, 2016

In spite of the increasing adoption of agile and DevOps initiatives, a recent Tasktop survey identified the need for tools — that increase coordination in the software delivery process — to have stronger alignment with customer and business needs ...

September 21, 2016

Most IT practitioners in the United States earn $100,000 or more in annual salary (up from 47 percent last year), according to Puppet's 2016 DevOps Salary Report ...

September 16, 2016

Companies of all sizes still struggle with the challenges of successfully implementing and sustaining an effective hybrid IT ecosystem. However, incorporating the core principles of a DevOps culture into nearly any environment can allow organizations to better and more fully realize the agility and efficiency of cloud-first organizations ...

September 14, 2016

Fourteen DevOps technology leaders have announced DevOps Express, an initiative to streamline the way enterprises transform their software development and delivery environments to DevOps.

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