Cloud

October 04, 2021

The growing adoption of Kubernetes frameworks by major infrastructure and cloud players is making it easier to support cloud-native apps for big data. This is an important development, as it enables organizations to unlock additional value from that data ...

July 21, 2021

The cloud allows for more automation of a lot of historically manual tasks, which means that teams can increase the speed of application development, reducing the time to production. Here are a few pro tips that I would suggest to teams looking to balance quality, speed, and security through the adoption of automation in a cloud architecture ...

February 24, 2021

There are several forces that are going to impact this field that we'll see in 2021. Let's get a peek into DevOps' future with an eye on some trends that have already shown up ...

February 01, 2021

Developers today are faced with the hard reality that modernizing systems is more than simply moving technology to a new location. Rather, they are expected to be intimately familiar with a host of new-generation technologies while simultaneously managing existing legacy systems as they migrate to an infrastructure that is more responsive, predictive, and scalable. Looking ahead to 2021, let's review the trends surrounding the most challenging, yet promising, topics in infrastructure and operations: Kubernetes, site reliability engineering, security, and more ...

January 26, 2021

DevOps adoption is growing steadily as more organizations take advantage of these practices to empower IT teams to deliver applications and services at high velocity. Bringing together software development and IT operations is helping shorten the systems development lifecycle and provide continuous delivery. At the same time, organizations are finding themselves with a whole new set of challenges, including hiring and collaboration, especially as skill and talent shortages increase. The cloud, and specifically cloud desktops, can address many of these challenges ...

January 20, 2021

The cloud migration in the first half of 2020 was swift and a huge learning curve for many. In fact, as identified in Aptum's global survey, while nearly all IT professionals (99%) believe that cloud services are essential to their organization's success, performance concerns remain an obstacle to realizing these benefits ...

January 12, 2021

Let's go back to the fundamentals. That's actually a high hill to climb in the world of cloud computing: The field virtually mandates a nonstop flow of new tools and capabilities. Each advance surely adds to the already-long list of benefits to be accrued by moving to the cloud, but many also create serious risks. This fundamental incongruity can undermine the entire potential of this vital discipline. The latest Accurics research report, The State of DevSecOps, vividly highlights this ongoing issue ...

January 06, 2021

For the last few years, cloud-native technologies like microservices, serverless, and Kubernetes have been increasingly dominant in the technology stack of modern engineering teams. Why? First of all, they work seamlessly with modern cloud environments, they're scalable, resilient, and enable continuous delivery of software in an agile fashion. But all these benefits don't come without drawbacks ...

January 05, 2021

This year was unlike any other that we have witnessed with a significant shift in organizations’ technology priorities, in part as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This continued acceleration to digital further fueled key trends including multi-cloud adoption, an expanding threat landscape, and the need for improved collaboration across DevSecOps, as companies quickly made changes to adapt to new business demands. The need for continuous intelligence is even more critical as digital businesses require real-time analytics in order to deliver high performance, highly scalable, always-on digital services to speed decision making and drive the best customer experiences ...

November 19, 2020

DEVOPSdigest posed the following question to the development community: How should DevOps and development adapt to the new normal? In response, DevOps industry experts offered their best recommendations for how development teams can adapt to this new remote work environment. Part 4 covers testing, automation, SAAS and more ...

October 07, 2020

A new threat report by Team Nautilus, Aqua Security's cybersecurity research team, reveals a growing, organized and increasingly sophisticated pattern of attacks on cloud native infrastructure ...

September 24, 2020

The shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed organizations to shuffle their IT priorities by putting more emphasis on digital transformation, DevOps and public cloud initiatives, according to The Future of Remote Work and Software Development ...

September 02, 2020

As companies look to further harness the power of cloud native, however, they are adopting open source technologies at rapid speed, increasing the number of clusters and workloads. Understanding how to manage cluster sprawl and the challenges this is creating for your organization is critical to keep in mind when scaling a cloud native infrastructure. Here are the 3 ways that cluster sprawl is detrimental to your business ...

August 13, 2020

Cloud breaches will likely increase in velocity and scale, according to the Summer 2020 edition of the Accurics State of DevSecOps report ...

June 18, 2020

The Threat Stack Security Operations Center recently pulled together research into how businesses are managing their cloud infrastructure since the COVID-19 quarantine began and identified some interesting trends that stood out to me ...

April 14, 2020

With very few exceptions, all software engineering teams are now operating in a fully distributed mode due to the COVID-19 crisis and our efforts to keep team members safe and avoid spreading the virus. For teams that were already fully distributed, the interruptions are likely minimal. But those that are making the rapid transition from fully- or partially-colocated to 100% distributed are experiencing significant disruptions to their operations — and their cloud security posture ...

February 03, 2020

As part of DEVOPSdigest's 2020 predictions, industry experts offer predictions on how Cloud and related technologies will evolve and impact DevOps in 2020. Part 2 covers Cloud-Native and more ...

January 30, 2020

As part of DEVOPSdigest's 2020 predictions, industry experts offer predictions on how Cloud and related technologies will evolve and impact DevOps in 2020. Part 1 covers Hybrid IT and Multi-Cloud ...

January 16, 2020

2020 will mark a tipping point in cloud, as new applications and software will become "cloud first" — and technology that avoids the cloud will increasingly be seen as a costly oddity ...

November 14, 2019

Cloud adoption has steadily increased as more enterprise companies are turning toward a multi-cloud approach for increased scalability, flexibility and maintaining the best-in-breed solutions for independent workloads. This current cloud era driven and disrupted by multi-cloud and open source technologies has created unique challenges for companies who are under pressure to build, run and secure their modern applications and cloud infrastructures effectively and securely ...

September 26, 2019

Developers have significant autonomy with respect to the selection of developer tools and technologies, according to an International Data Corporation (IDC) special report.vIn addition, developers exercise influence over enterprise purchasing decisions and should be viewed as key stakeholders in IT purchasing and procurement within any organization undergoing a movement to cloud accompanied by an internal digital transformation ...

September 23, 2019

Cloud infrastructure has seen accelerating levels of automation over the past few years. While the new, unprecedented level of automation delivers benefits like speed and agility, it also introduces enormous risk. The probability of identities misusing privileges (whether intentional or not) has increased greatly for any enterprise planning a cloud migration or already embracing the cloud ...

May 09, 2019

While nearly 70 percent of respondents said their organizations have adopted, or at least have begun to adopt, cloud native infrastructure, more than 30 percent of respondents still have not adopted any sort of cloud native infrastructure, according to a new report, How Companies Adopt and Apply Cloud Native Infrastructure, from O’Reilly ...

March 20, 2019

Cloud-based business initiatives are accelerating faster than security organizations' ability to secure them, according to the State of Hybrid Cloud Security Survey from FireMon. The survey revealed 60% of respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that this was happening in their organizations ...

February 07, 2019

Containers have reshaped the technology landscape in the past year. Picking up where virtualization left off, they have brought new levels of portability to cloud deployments and ushered in the move to microservices, making it easier to break applications into smaller parts that can be updated more frequently and with less disruption. But what does container deployment really look like in the enterprise and what does it mean for 2019? ...

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