DevOps

September 17, 2020

In this digital economy, enterprises must compete through faster software innovation. DevOps practices allow faster innovation with less risk and accelerate application delivery, but, scaling these practices in hybrid IT environments without compromising quality, security, and availability presents major challenges. Most organizations have made the decision to implement DevOps, but still struggle to scale across the enterprise. How do you know your DevOps transformation is on the right track? ...

September 10, 2020

The entire objective of DevOps was to bring myriad cultural philosophies, practices, and tools under the same roof so that organizations could deliver applications, products, and services at high velocity — to better serve their customers and gain a competitive edge. However, in truth, adopting a DevOps approach, and to capitalize on its benefits, offers a multitude of concerns — it's easier said than done ...

September 01, 2020

COVID-19 has had a massive effect on DevOps, leading to large-scale migrations away from on-premises environments, according to the State of DevOps survey conducted by Codefresh. At the same time, DevOps automation continues to expand in scope and complexity with more and more processes becoming automated, and more involved technologies like Kubernetes continuing to gain strong traction. While it has improved some year-over-year, most organizations are still struggling with implementing and maintaining automation ...

August 06, 2020

While most enterprises are committed to modernizing their application software portfolios, there are still myriad challenges to overcome and improvements to be made, according to the State of Modern Applications in the Enterprise 2020 report, based on a survey conducted by Hanover Research and commissioned by AHEAD ...

July 27, 2020

DevOps is something that happens in pockets. Smaller, newer businesses have the benefit of a lack of scale, which means things can happen fast out of the gate. Keeping things small, against all odds, is a route to success: on one software project I was involved in, with hundreds of developers, I wished I could take ten of the people involved and hide them away. That way, I thought, they could build the product everyone else was working on, which ultimately was never delivered ...

July 23, 2020

Salesforce app development is different from the rest of the software world. This is because the Salesforce applications are tightly bound to the Salesforce platform. Salesforce app developers are keenly focused on the developments within the confines of the ecosystem. While some are happy to stick to the tried and tested, there are those developers who push the boundaries and look to adopt the best development practices from the larger world of software development. They find themselves at an interesting intersection called Salesforce DevOps, or DevOps for Salesforce ...

July 16, 2020

The success of DevOps is underpinned to a large extent on achieving continuous integration and conducting DevOps testing. Although DevOps refers to the collaboration between the Development and Operations teams, there are many misconceptions surrounding the term. Let us discuss and debunk them ...

July 13, 2020

I've been spending the past couple of years looking at how to make DevOps real through best practices, supported through the use of supporting technologies running across development, through deployment and into operations. Perhaps the most important lesson I have learned so far is how many elements of development best practice have been notable by their absence ...

July 08, 2020

Companies adopting a DevOps culture will need to hire more DevOps engineers, so it is important to understand what skills employers are looking for and how to acquire the right skills to stand out from the crowd. The most crucial roles call for a range of soft and hard skills, and every DevOps engineer should focus on these in order to succeed ...

June 11, 2020

Today developers are challenged with data that is more complex, stored in silos, often causing long gaps between application development specification creation and the deployment of the integrated solution. As organizations have struggled to meet these issues head-on, they've experienced increased strain on manpower and resources, bringing with it rising costs, and making it even more challenging to successfully integrate and manage the organization's growing data stores. Following are some questions and answers focused on actions organizations can take to ease these growing pains and ensure clean, fast data processes ...

June 09, 2020

It is typical for frameworks or practices to create a body of knowledge or "BoK" upon which they and their offerings are based. In a space that is as global and fast-moving as DevOps, it has been near impossible to point to a single source as the official DevOps BoK ...

June 08, 2020

DevOps is usually lumped in with "being agile" and, sadly, misunderstood. My goal here is for you to gain a great understanding of and realizing the full potential of DevOps. Once that is established, this will lead to a better understanding of the innovation and evolution enabled by DevOps ...

June 01, 2020

Caltech CTME announced that Simplilearn, a global provider of digital skills training, will collaborate with CTME (Caltech's Center for Technology and Management Education) to offer a specialized Post Graduate Program in DevOps software engineering.

June 01, 2020

DevOps Institute, a global member-based association for advancing the human elements of DevOps, announced the introduction of its SKILup Playbook Library, a dynamic collective body of knowledge (cBok) that aligns thought leadership from industry experts with a set of dynamic, orchestrated artifacts, research and assets.

May 20, 2020

Nearly 3,700 people told GitLab about their DevOps journeys. Respondents shared that their roles are changing dramatically, no matter where they sit in the organization. The lines surrounding the traditional definitions of dev, sec, ops and test have blurred, and as we enter the second half of 2020, it is perhaps more important than ever for companies to understand how these roles are evolving ...

May 19, 2020

As the old adage goes, what gets measured gets done. Measurement is the key enabler to any DevOps transformation and yet it's an oft-neglected aspect of projects. Organizations struggle to get beyond the starting blocks when learning how to measure DevOps. As a result, in today's blog, I will share important DevOps metrics your team can use to get started on your journey to measuring positive change ...

April 29, 2020

The third and final key takes this down to the individual level. The motivation for knowledge work must come from our hearts ...

April 28, 2020

Some research that I come back to frequently was done by Google as part of their Project Aristotle. They did multi-year research on 180 teams to answer the question "what factors are most conducive to high-performing teams?" The 5 factors they isolated were somewhat surprising, and can be summarized as ...

April 27, 2020

One of the challenges that development and IT operations teams have been experiencing for many years is the struggle to keep different environments in sync and to follow an orderly development lifecycle in a way that's efficient and painless. The DevOps revolution has been extremely influential. But late adopters that have been contemplating shifting from a world of ad hoc deployments to a world of systematic innovation delivery, might now have both the impetus and the opportunity they've been looking for ...

April 23, 2020

From SecOps to DevSecOps and SecDevOps, there seems to be an unending stream of new buzzwords in systems technology. With all this jargon, increasingly stories can read more like inside baseball rather than an intentional strategy. To understand insertion of "Security" into "‘DevOps", we need to reminisce about the origins of term "DevOps" ...

April 13, 2020

As your development team is working remotely and being tasked with conducting "business as usual," you need simple solutions to put into place for your newly dispersed team to ensure your team can work effectively and efficiently. It is critical that each person is set-up to have a productive work space, proper communication technology and DevOps tools ...

April 09, 2020

Advances in GPU/TPU technology, and the development of new platforms and frameworks have enabled an explosion in AI and Machine Learning, while new platforms from Amazon, Microsoft and others have put pre-built frameworks firmly in the grasp of developers. Despite all this movement, however, we are still definitely very early in the transition to using AI to transform software development — commonly referred to as Software 2.0, or AIOps ...

March 26, 2020

Human transformation is the single most critical success factor to enable DevOps practices and patterns for enterprise IT organizations. Traditional upskilling and talent development approaches won't be enough for enterprises to remain competitive because the increasing demand for IT professionals with core human skills is escalating to a point that business leaders have not yet seen in their lifetime. We must update our humans through new skill sets as often, and with the same focus, as our technology ...

March 16, 2020

In 2020, DevOps teams will face heightened expectations for higher speed and frequency of code delivery, which means their IT environments will become even more modular, ephemeral and dynamic — and significantly more complicated to monitor. As a result, AIOps will further cement its position as the most effective technology that DevOps teams can use to see and control what's going on with their applications and their underlying infrastructure, so that they can prevent outages. Here I outline five key trends to watch related to how AIOps will impact DevOps in 2020 and beyond ...

February 05, 2020

The demand to deliver a consistently positive and innovative customer experience is something that many companies — more specifically, their DevOps teams — are currently grappling with. While the ability to push out multiple features a week may appear as a great accomplishment for DevOps teams, our survey showed that 82% commonly discover bugs in production ...

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