DevOps

September 14, 2016

There comes a time when the vendors that serve every subset of the IT industry need to forgo self-interest and put aside competitive drivers to do whatever it takes to advance the cause of the user. Thankfully, such an effort to bring together providers of critical technology to benefit customer implementation has already emerged ...

September 09, 2016

We recently had speakers and alumni of the DevOps Enterprise Summit share their best practices on a live video chat. You can watch the video replay of our chat below to hear some interesting insights related to middle management, a sneak peek at the presenter's upcoming their reflections on the DevOps Enterprise community, and their favorite resources for continued learning ...

September 07, 2016

In an industry where failure is unavoidable, learning and innovating through feedback loops is your best course of action. Instead of focusing on increasing the time until your next failure, you should focus on decreasing the time it takes for your systems to recover following a failure ...

August 31, 2016

DevOps means a mindset of getting better at getting better. You need to get better to fulfill customer needs, and therefore you need to get interested in what your customer wants and make sure the feedback loop will be as short as possible. How do you reach the state of "get better at getting better"? ...

August 29, 2016

When I was an active football player one summer I wanted to do extra training. I skipped the leg training, because I did some running as well, but the trainer said "never skip a leg day". What does this have to do with DevOps? ...

August 22, 2016

At its emotional core, Star Trek explores the bond between two very different species – Kirk and Spock – who team up to seek out new worlds and defend the Enterprise. In many ways, the same can be said for developers and security teams. How so? ...

August 17, 2016

The rapid growth of DevOps has resulted in huge demand for skilled DevOps professionals. As companies work smarter and introduce new technology, they’re increasingly looking for people who can enhance their technical capacities and drive development efficiencies in the process. But what skills do you need to succeed in the world of DevOps? ...

August 12, 2016

For teams moving to test-first methodologies, helping developers and testers acquire new technical skills, workflows and processes is job one. Here's what you need to consider from a people and skills development perspective ...

July 15, 2016

Failures are inevitable. However by implementing a few best practices, operations professionals can take back control of their output and build more resilient systems. Here are three lessons I've learned that have allowed my teams to spend more time building up, rather than hunkering down ...

July 07, 2016

One of the biggest challenges for an organization is to conceptualize IT response models that accurately reflect real-world scenarios. From an IT perspective, this means being able to handle situations that are predictable ("Standard" scenarios) as well as ones that are unfamiliar ("Case" management). In this blog, I explain the benefits of combining these two approaches ...

June 27, 2016

As hybrid IT environments become the new norm, many businesses and IT teams are left wondering what is the right combination of cloud and on-premises integration tools. While the answer is different for everyone, the following six questions provide a foundation to start the conversation ...

June 22, 2016

One of the most noteworthy elements of this year's State of DevOps Report is the continued advancement of concrete metrics, and notably ROI calculations, useful in determining the level of impact that organizations are appreciating via use of the practices ...

June 20, 2016

As your organization redesigns its software delivery pipelines to eliminate friction points, here are some of my favorite things to consider on your journey – in order to strengthen your DevOps practices that support stability and scalability ...

June 17, 2016

In order to acquire, satisfy and retain customers in today’s software-driven economy, large enterprises are being tasked with releasing software updates faster than ever before. Increasingly, the maturity, speed and quality of the software delivery processes have become a key differentiator and competitive advantage for businesses today. DevOps emerged to help organizations improve their software delivery and better address the challenges put on IT by the Business to accelerate software releases. How are technology leaders conducting and directing their business’ DevOps transformation to make sure they’re on the right track? ...

June 15, 2016

Network communications are a top priority for DevOps teams working in support of modern globally-distributed systems and microservices. But basic network interface statistics like received and sent traffic aren't as useful as they once were because multiple microservices may share the same network interface. For meaningful analysis, you need to dig deeper and correlate network-traffic metrics with individual processes. This is however just the beginning ...

June 08, 2016

Using DevOps principles when dealing with incidents and outages can help organizations avoid common pitfalls many companies encounter when a disruption in service inevitably occurs. Here are five DevOps practices that can keep a crisis from getting worse ...

May 31, 2016

DevOps is firmly in the mainstream today but it is not static. The next generation of DevOps tools is evolving, and the success of DevOps is driving changes in software architecture styles. Ovum's latest research shows some important ways DevOps is changing and driving change ...

May 27, 2016

Someone recently asked me this question: "What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word 'DevOps'?" The first thing I think about when I hear the word DevOps is Brent from The Phoenix Project ...

May 25, 2016

The global DevOps market is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 19% until 2020, according to the latest report by Technavio, titled Global DevOps Platform Market 2016-2020.

May 20, 2016

Key findings of a new study by Automic indicate steady growth of the tool stack, how unstable and unrealistic vendor lock-in has become and the importance of managing a coherent deployment pipeline, especially as many organizations begin to adopt and implement DevOps focused initiatives ...

May 18, 2016

We're all technology companies. Every second of downtime hurts. Monitoring at scale is hard. And that's just the beginning of what you shared in our recent survey ...

May 16, 2016

DevOps adoption is growing, increasing from 66 percent in 2015 to 74 percent in 2016 ...

April 29, 2016

DevOps is permeating the enterprise as both a technical and professional movement. If able to adequately manage a career in DevOps, it can be highly rewarding and fulfilling to have a profound impact on how your business operates and how your teams work together. So how do you get on the path to success with a career in DevOps? ...

April 25, 2016

The implementation of DevOps can take on many forms but it is most often recognized through implementation of continuous delivery practices. When implementing continuous delivery the activities of build, test, and deploy are automated such that it ensures that your software is always in a release ready state. Successfully adopting DevOps through Continuous Delivery provides many business and technical advantages including ...

April 22, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry for their opinions on the most significant advantages of DevOps. Part 5, the final installment, covers the bottom line ...

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