CloudBees announced the integration of CloudBees’ continuous delivery and release orchestration solution, CloudBees CD/RO, with Argo Rollouts.
If there's any consistent criticism that's been leveled at the DevOps movement, it's that the term comprises such a wide range of concepts to so many different people, and that it's become more closely associated with marketing than real-world adoption.
So how do you overcome such critiques? Obviously the onus is upon those of us working in the space — especially on the provider side — to put a finer point on what DevOps (currently) encompasses in a practical sense. A big part of this must be found in highlighting those real-world use cases where DevOps is having the most significant impact.
Those specific ideas were among the primary targets that my co-authors and I set out to pursue when we began writing our recently released book DevOps for Digital Leaders. Looking at what we were able to produce, I honestly feel that we hit those goals.
While there have now been countless tombs issued on the subject of DevOps in general, reaching back to The Phoenix Project – wherein my friend and colleague Gene Kim and his partners leveraged colorful fiction to outline the basic concepts – few of these books have actually detailed what real-world DevOps adoption is all about.
Everyone is pretty familiar where DevOps came from at this point, spawned from the agile computing movement that had its own roots in the world of Lean Manufacturing, tracing back to roughly the mid-20th century. And while we touch on this history briefly, the real meat of our book relates to detailing emerging best practices – specifically as related to the core build, test, manage and deploy elements of the redefined DevOps SDLC.
Our goal was not only to further define those areas where DevOps is truly making a difference in spurring collaboration and innovation to improve software velocity and quality, but to show how this work is being carried out. This is most clearly evident in the included case studies that touch on continuous delivery, release automation and shift left monitoring practices adopted by global brands ING, Citrix and Australia's ANZ Bank, respectively.
Another important issue that we touched on in the book – employing practical metrics to understand and engage DevOps ROI models – is getting a lot of attention these days. We saw this in the 2016 State of DevOps Report, which Gene and I discussed in a previous webcast.
Those organizations that have most widely engaged agile and DevOps practices are starting to produce very meaningful data that absolutely prove its effect on everything from reduction of IT costs to improving customer experience, and spurring growth of their overall business. These figures are further reinforced by some work that CA has recently sponsored on the part of Coleman Parkes Research, also to be released later this month.
amazee.io, a Mirantis company, announced that its fully-managed application delivery platform is available in AWS Marketplace.
env0 secured an additional $18.1 million of funding to conclude its Series A investment round with a total of $35.1 million.
Planview announced a new strategic collaboration with UiPath. The integration is designed to fuse the UiPath Business Automation Platform with the Planview Value Stream Management (VSM) solution Planview® Tasktop Hub.
Noname Security announced major enhancements to its API security platform to help organizations protect their API ecosystem, secure their applications, and increase cyber resilience.
Mirantis announced the latest version of Mirantis Container Cloud -- MCC 2.23 -- that simplifies operations with the ability to monitor applications performance with a new Grafana dashboard and to make updates to Kubernetes clusters with a one-click “upgrade” button from a web interface.
Pegasystems announced updates to Pega Cloud supported by an enhanced Global Operations Center to deliver a more scalable, reliable, and secure foundation for its suite of AI-powered decisioning and workflow automation solutions.
D2iQ announced the launch of DKP Gov, a new container-management solution optimized for deployment within the government sector.
StackHawk announced the availability of StackHawk Pro and StackHawk Enterprise for trial and purchase through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace.
Octopus Deploy announced the results KinderSystems has seen working with Octopus. Through the use of Octopus, KinderSystems automates its software deployment processes to meet the complex needs of its customers and reduce the time to deploy software.
Elastic Path announced Integrations Hub, a library of instant-on, no-code integrations that are fully managed and hosted by Elastic Path.
Yugabyte announced key updates to YugabyteDB Managed, including the launch of the YugabyteDB Managed Command Line Interface (CLI).
Ambassador Labs released Telepresence for Docker, designed to make it easy for developer teams to build, test and deliver apps at scale across Kubernetes.
Fermyon Technologies introduced Spin 1.0, a major new release of the serverless functions framework based on WebAssembly.
Torc announced the acquisition of coding performance measurement application Codealike to empower software developers with even more data that increases skills, job opportunities and enterprise value.