DevOps

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 ...

April 21, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry for their opinions on the most significant advantages of DevOps. Part 4 covers processes and productivity ...

April 20, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry for their opinions on the most significant advantages of DevOps. Part 3 covers innovation and quality ...

April 19, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry for their opinions on the most significant advantages of DevOps. Part 2 covers agility and velocity ...

April 18, 2016

DevOps is hot. This sizzling buzzword is on the tip of every tongue in the IT world, from Development, Testing and QA through IT Operations. At DEVOPSdigest, we have talked a lot about what DevOps is, and how you get there – but what's the point? Why go through all this trouble? What advantages can be gained from adopting a DevOps strategy? To explore the answers to these questions, DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry – including consultants, analysts and the leading vendors – for their opinions on the most significant advantages of DevOps. We start with Part 1, which covers the impact of DevOps on the Business and its customers ...

April 15, 2016

Although DEVOPSdigest recently posted an epic list of 30 Must-Have Tools to Support DevOps, it is important to note that DevOps is not really about the tools. I said this at the beginning of the list, but the idea deserves further discussion. It is true that all of the 30 tools outlined in the list can augment an organization's DevOps initiative, but none of them — not even all of them together — can guarantee DevOps success alone. First and foremost, DevOps requires a culture change.

April 13, 2016

Where is the current state of DevOps adoption, and what are the resulting challenges and conditions, among the global masses? Beyond the unicorns and thought leaders – and certainly outside the realm of vendor marketing – how far has this journey progressed among you, the average DevOps-affected professionals? How can you find out where your organization really stands, or what questions you need to consider in further advancing, or even merely beginning the DevOps transformation? Here's one alternative – take the 2016 State of DevOps Survey ...

April 11, 2016

The use of APIs to enable applications to interact across single and multiple infrastructures is skyrocketing and innovation is being fueled by companies finding new ways to monetize their software assets by exposing APIs to outside developers. However, exposing APIs to developers outside the company creates significant risk and APIs are becoming a growing target for cyber criminals. A new study by Ovum highlights an alarming lack of consistency and ownership in how API security is addressed ...

April 08, 2016

Sandboxes (aka Uber Containers) are self contained infrastructure environments that can be configured to look exactly like the final target deployment environment, but can be created and run anywhere. Sandboxes address the real question of "where" do I develop my application so that the environment and infrastructure that it runs on look the same from the development lab to the test lab to the production datacenter or cloud ...

April 06, 2016

Business as usual thinking flows to IT, where any experimentation and innovative thinking is asphyxiated. In this environment, technologies like cloud computing are dismissed as being "too risky" or "not applicable here". As for DevOps? Well, that's just for Unicorns and will never work in an enterprise ...

April 04, 2016

I'm going to make a case that may not be altogether popular: Most businesses still aren't doing DevOps right. Despite claims of "winning" at DevOps, a majority of businesses still haven't married their database with other DevOps processes ...

March 23, 2016

In addition to the list of 30 Must-Have Tools to Support DevOps, QualiSystems recommend the following DevOps tools ...

March 21, 2016

It is extremely important for DevOps teams to build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline in which they have complete confidence to help them deliver quality software efficiently and faster.

March 16, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry for their recommendation on a key technology required for DevOps. Part 3 of the list covers covering continuous delivery ...

March 15, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry for their recommendation on a key technology required for DevOps. Part 2 of the list covers automation and continuous integration ...

March 14, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry for their recommendation on a key technology required for DevOps. According to the many experts who have contributed their opinions to this massive 5-part list, the DevOps toolkit includes a wide range of both traditional and cutting edge technologies. The purpose of this list is not to finalize a technology checklist for DevOps, but rather to explore how many different types of tools can impact, and enable, your DevOps initiative. Part 1 of the list covers performance monitoring, management and analytics ...

March 10, 2016

The adoption of DevOps has shortened and simplified the application development lifecycle. But with an increased focus on speed to market comes an even greater risk that the application will fall short against its objectives. This risk is further accentuated when the application relies — as most do these days — on distributed networks. To mitigate this, DevOps teams need a means of verifying, at every stage of the development process, how the application performs in the real world network environment ...

March 01, 2016

When it comes to DevOps solutions, there’s a dizzying choice of technology providers out there, from established enterprise companies to smaller headline-grabbing startups. Potential buyers can find it difficult to break through the vendor noise and FUD to really understand which solution will best fits their needs. I’d like to share some of the latest DevOps reviews on IT Central Station, so you can make your buying decisions free of vendor interference ...

February 22, 2016

Gene Kim (co-author of The Phoenix Project and other seminal works) remains intimately connected to the movement's real-world standing through his continued thought leadership work. Based on this close connectivity to practitioners – those with both advanced and more nascent initiatives – there's perhaps no better person to ask which milestones, challenges and performance metrics represent the hallmarks of today's existing DevOps adopters. In a recent interview, Gene shared some interesting feedback on what he's hearing out on the conference circuit and elsewhere in speaking to various stakeholders about their current DevOps strategies ...

February 18, 2016

The advent of DevOps has completely changed the way we build and deliver software and, inevitably, creates unique challenges for developers juggling a wide range of tools successfully. JFrog recently conducted a survey to gain insights into how developers and DevOps engineers use different tools and technologies and the challenges they encounter in their daily work. Upon comparing these findings to those of a similar survey conducted in 2013, things seem to be getting better for developers and DevOps, but the advances are not evenly distributed, as some areas have seen dramatic improvements while others have remained relatively stable ...

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