DevOps

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 ...

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 ...

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