DevOps

March 31, 2022

This year and every year come down to how we can raise the bar with and for developers. In software development, there are many areas that are working well and some that have room for improvement. Let's dive right into predictions for DevOps in 2022 (and beyond) ...

March 10, 2022

As the Great Resignation continues and turnover rates climb, organizations across industries are struggling to keep top talent — especially in the developer, delivery, platform and security realms. Ongoing digital transformation efforts have put additional pressure on organizations to keep up with the accelerating pace of innovation; multi-cloud environments are becoming the new norm — bringing with them novel IT complexity concerns; and cybersecurity threats continue to proliferate across the enterprise ...

February 14, 2022

When it comes to IT professions, skill development remains essential to human transformation. The ability to collaborate, solve problems and continuously upskill helps advance the DevOps journey and creates stronger, more effective individuals, teams and organizations. Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), remains a top practice — with SRE-specific roles making it to the forefront of many organizations' hiring objectives. As more organizations look for qualified SRE candidates or look to upskill their internal SRE's, technical skills remain critical to building top performers in this role. For further insights, we reached out to DevOps Institute Ambassadors, who identified several other SRE skills ...

February 07, 2022

Creating an agile enterprise goes far beyond just purchasing and deploying new technologies. Effectively managing your organization's software value chain plays an integral role. But achieving agility also requires a cultural transformation — led by leadership — to drive enhanced business performance, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction. Only when company leaders show commitment to this type of systemic change can they achieve an organization-wide shift in mindset ...

January 27, 2022

A lot of the displeasure that comes with releases in traditional operating environments results from the disengagement between the development and IT operations teams, more aptly known as a "wall of confusion" between the two silos. To remedy this, many organizations have turned to DevOps to break down the silos and deliver more value faster and safer by balancing throughput and stability. There are two key principles in DevOps that can be used as a starting point ...

January 12, 2022

DevOps Institute announced its lineup for 2022 events and webinars and plans for two new DevOps certifications.

January 06, 2022

DevOps is a set of practices that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of IT operations. Utilizing many aspects of agile methodology, DevOps aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous improvement. As you consider incorporating DevOps into your operations, understand the effect DevOps has on processes and culture. Successful implementation is about finding the right balance of attention on people, processes, and technology to achieve improvement ...

December 06, 2021

According to Puppet's State of DevOps Report 2021, 83% of IT professionals report their organizations are implementing DevOps practices to achieve faster time to delivery, gain increased security of systems and unlock higher business value. No surprise. What is a bit eye-opening is that those same DevOps teams report that finding the right metrics to monitor and measure success is still a challenge. Here are a few simple metrics that all DevOps professionals should monitor and measure on a regular basis ...

November 29, 2021

In the cloud world, containers are the centerpoint of a growing majority of deployments. By providing compartmentalization of workloads and the ability to run "serverless," containers can speed up and secure deployments and create flexibility unreachable by old style application servers. While a variety of tools have been developed to meet this need, none are as impactful to the industry as Kubernetes. It has emerged as the de facto container orchestration tool for many companies ...

November 23, 2021

Nearly 60% of respondents agree that cloud adoption has improved their organization's agility, but that they could be more agile still, according to The Modernization Minefield, a report from Aptum, a hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider ...

November 10, 2021

At first, DevOps may seem counterintuitive when compared to traditional software engineering and development. It intentionally breaks down silos that function within each specialty to deliver improved, holistic business results. When implemented successfully, DevOps transforms the systems that provide software solutions and, in the process, empowers organizations to leverage disruptive technology to their advantage ...

November 02, 2021

DEVOPSdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they think AIOps can do for DevOps and developers. Part 6, the final installment in this series, covers BizDevOps and the business side ...

November 01, 2021

DEVOPSdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they think AIOps can do for DevOps and developers. Part 5 covers testing and quality ...

October 27, 2021

DEVOPSdigest asked the top minds in the industry what they think AIOps can do for DevOps and developers. Part 3 covers how AIOps brings Dev and Ops together to make DevOps ...

October 21, 2021

Scaling DevOps and SRE practices is critical to accelerating the release of high-quality digital services. However, siloed teams, manual approaches, and increasingly complex tooling slow innovation and make teams more reactive than proactive, impeding their ability to drive value for the business, according to a new report from Dynatrace, Deep Cloud Observability and Advanced AIOps are Key to Scaling DevOps Practices ...

October 12, 2021

Chief information officer (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO) roles have converged at the same time as both positions have taken on significantly increased responsibility for business strategy, according to a new survey of CIOs and CTOs. More than 66% of CIOs and 78% of CTOs report their position is now directly involved in or leading business strategy ...

September 20, 2021

Technology executives are often hard-pressed to explain how investing in developer headcount and tooling results in returns for their bottom line. As a business leader, it can be difficult to measure the true value of hiring more developers or investing in software delivery tools. To accurately make this type of ROI assessment, it's essential to track meaningful engineering output metrics ...

September 08, 2021

IT Revolution announced the publication of The DevOps Handbook, Second Edition, November 2021.

September 02, 2021

As DevOps adoption continues to rise, developers and IT leaders are getting more frustrated with specific aspects of their implementations. There's a disconnect. DevOps is supposed to improve time to market by encouraging collaboration and efficiency. In some cases it does. But too often a lack of cohesion in DevOps processes is pushing developers, operations engineers and IT leaders apart ...

August 30, 2021

Netflix didn't set out to create a "DevOps culture." They didn't follow a set of predefined rules. They didn't have endless strategy meetings. They didn't have to hire DevOps consultants. Instead, they developed a DevOps culture organically. And it all started with the worst outage in their history ...

August 23, 2021

When it comes to software development, which can move at break-neck speeds against tight delivery deadlines, the customer experience is just as paramount as with any other B2C or B2B interaction. DevOps for CX practices allow companies that deliver technology solutions and services to avoid sacrificing the experience of their customers, while still meeting ambitious delivery deadlines. While DevOps for CX is a practice that supports development teams where CX and quality are of the highest priorities, there are key mistakes that must be avoided to ensure successful adoption of DevOps for CX ...

August 10, 2021

Are we there yet? No matter where you're going, as soon as you embark on your journey at least one impatient person sighs and asks that dreaded question. In this case though, I'm talking about the journey to mature software delivery. As organizations chart their path along the road to digital transformation, efficient software delivery has become a key element to respond to rapidly changing market dynamics, meet customer needs, and quite frankly, stay in business ...

August 03, 2021

The last year was challenging for every business sector, and none more than healthcare which was under enormous pressure to provide care while changing the way many services are delivered. According to data from the 2021 State of Database DevOps report from Redgate Software, the importance of IT in enabling and facilitating that change has been key to success for the healthcare sector, with DevOps adoption, cloud use and cross-platform database development all increasing markedly ...

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 ...

July 12, 2021

Every year, thousands of IT professionals around the world are surveyed to discover the challenges they face, and the advantages they gain, when introducing DevOps for both application and database development ...

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