DevOps

February 16, 2016

The proliferation of data and the pace of innovation within the open source software ecosystem are driving the convergence of Big Data, Cloud Computing, and DevOps/Automation. Proficiency across these functional areas is essential in this rapidly evolving, converging IT environment. At the moment, however, there's a lack of qualified talent with these cross-disciplinary skills. To an extent, the emergence of DevOps itself has led to a skills imbalance across disciplines ...

February 05, 2016

As IT professionals are becoming more knowledgeable about DevOps and ChatOps, being on-call is slowly becoming more manageable, according to the second annual State of On-Call Report released by VictorOps ...

January 27, 2016

Only 20 percent of organizations that have attempted to implement DevOps have fully deployed it, according to the results of a new global study, commissioned by CA Technologies. The research also found that these "advanced" DevOps adopters were more likely to report that their digital initiatives contributed to competitiveness, customer retention and top- and bottom-line results ...

January 25, 2016

Adoption of cloud technologies and DevOps methodologies continues to grow as established companies seek to transform their businesses in order to better serve modern customers, according to a survey conducted by NetEnrich. And yet, despite these advances, enterprise IT departments remain challenged to keep pace with the demands of business users for new products and services. The reason: IT is spending too much time on day to day systems maintenance, and internal teams lack the skills necessary to deploy, manage, and optimize cloud and DevOps environments ...

January 20, 2016

DevOps and Continuous Delivery are intimately intertwined, both with one another and with revenue growth. In effect, applying DevOps principles across the lifecycle smoothes the way or “greases the wheels” for efficient delivery of application code ...

January 19, 2016

EMA sees DevOps as a fundamental skill supporting business flexibility and agility. The results of EMA’s latest survey on the topic conducted in October 2015, support this statement. Companies rating the interactions between Dev and Ops as “Above Average” or “Excellent” are 11.5 times more likely to achieve double-digit revenue growth than those rating such interactions as “Average” or “Poor” ...

January 15, 2016

Based on data gathered from the Puppet Labs 2015 State of DevOps Report, the DevOps Salary Report underscores the increasing recognition that adopting DevOps practices help organizations achieve better business results. Because DevOps makes such a difference, people with DevOps skills are in high demand, and as a result, DevOps engineers make noticeably higher salaries than most other IT practitioner job titles ...

January 08, 2016

In the field of financial services, transitioning to DevOps can be especially challenging for two main reasons. First, there is a strict separation of Development and Operations. Second, many executives and IT people believe that the software and hardware environments of financial services companies, particularly banks, are not compatible with DevOps. Enough with the challenges. Here are some practical ways for financial services companies and many other organizations to embrace DevOps successfully ...

January 06, 2016

We can expect to see significant advances in DevOps in 2016. Below are just three predictions you need to know about in order to compete in the idea economy ...

January 04, 2016

The following are 5 more DevOps predictions for 2016 from Docker: 1. Container use will continue its rapid rise ...

December 29, 2015

Organizations are focusing investments on enabling business process innovation and managing IT infrastructure more efficiently, according to IDG Enterprise’s CIO Tech Poll: Tech Priorities 2016 ...

December 21, 2015

In DEVOPSdigest's first annual list of DevOps Predictions, experts — analysts and consultants, and the top vendors — offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2016. Part 5 is the final installment of DevOps predictions ...

December 17, 2015

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, released a new research report titled Automating for Digital Transformation: Tools-Driven DevOps and Continuous Software Delivery in the Enterprise, based on criteria defined by Julie Craig, research director of application management at EMA.

December 17, 2015

In DEVOPSdigest's first annual list of DevOps Predictions, experts — analysts and consultants, and the top vendors — offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2016. Part 3 covers the relationships between Dev, Ops and the Business ...

December 16, 2015

In DEVOPSdigest's first annual list of DevOps Predictions, experts — analysts and consultants, and the top vendors — offer predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2016. Part 2 covers the changing roles of Ops and Dev teams ...

December 15, 2015

DEVOPSdigest is hosting its first annual list of DevOps Predictions. DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, 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 2016 ...

December 09, 2015

Attempting to weigh the current level of DevOps maturity within your organization is one of those daunting propositions that can leave today's business and technology pros searching for meaningful answers. There are some well-established metrics that can serve as inherent measurements of overall DevOps success, including deployment frequency rates, average lead times, meant time to recovery (MTTR), and of course, any figures resulting from dedicated Application Performance Monitoring (APM). Yet, perhaps even more valuable than some of these numbers, or of greater import to practitioners for purposes of self-assessment, are metrics that help analyze precisely how ongoing DevOps adoption compares to similar efforts among peers ...

December 07, 2015

As a result of virtualization and the shift to software-defined networking (SDN), a DevOps culture has begun to emerge in the telecom industry that requires network operators to look beyond technology and the network, and embrace a holistic view of product development, business development, operations and planning ...

December 01, 2015

I love the Bourne movies. Apart from the action, what I find fascinating is the uncanny abilities of the protagonist – Jason Bourne; his sixth-sense. He can quickly "weigh up" his surroundings and make detailed assessments of all dangers. This acute level of awareness gives him a distinct competitive advantage. We need this ability in IT Operations, especially with performance monitoring – we need Jason Bourne's situational awareness ...

November 23, 2015

DevOps is an organizational and cultural rethink of how software-driven organizations can become organizations at velocity – agile enough to innovate and fast enough to deal with any change that comes their way ...

November 20, 2015

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry to define what DevOps means to them. The goal is to show just how many varied ideas are connected with the concept of DevOps, and in the process learn a little more what DevOps is all about. The fourth and final installment outlines the many approaches and tools associated with DevOps ...

November 19, 2015

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry to define what DevOps means to them. The goal is to show just how many varied ideas are connected with the concept of DevOps, and in the process learn a little more what DevOps is all about. The third installment shows the impact of DevOps on both Dev and Ops team members ...

November 18, 2015

DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry to define what DevOps means to them. The goal is to show just how many varied ideas are connected with the concept of DevOps, and in the process learn a little more what DevOps is all about. The first installment covers how Dev and Ops work together ...

November 17, 2015

What is DevOps? It is one of the hottest buzzwords in IT, but many have difficulty finding a specific definition. The truth is that DevOps means different things to different people. DEVOPSdigest asked experts from across the industry to define what DevOps means to them. The purpose of this list is not to come up with a one-sentence definition of DevOps to appeal to all. The goal is to show just how many varied ideas are connected with the concept of DevOps, and in the process learn a little more what DevOps is all about.

The list of 17 Ways to Define DevOps will be posted in four parts over the next four days. The first installment provides the high level view ...

November 12, 2015

Improving end-user customer experience is one of the key objectives of an application performance management solution in a production environment. By leveraging the application performance data earlier in the development cycle, DevOps teams can ensure readiness for exceptional customer experience before deploying any application in production. Finally, harnessing the business data in application transactions and logs and correlating them with operational data can provide actionable business insights. In this blog, I will discuss five steps to DevOps success leveraging an application performance management solution in production ...

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