DevOps

November 14, 2016

As organizations continue to adopt a more collaborative DevOps model, many face a common challenge: effectively integrating security practices into the application development lifecycle process. According to a new HPE report, virtually all IT operations professionals, security leaders and developers (99 percent) agree that adopting a DevOps culture has the opportunity to improve application security. However, only 20 percent are actually conducting application security testing today during the development process ...

November 09, 2016

DevOps implementations can be hindered by lack of involvement from both the business and technology leadership as the team initiates and creates the new DevOps culture. In Part 2 of the 3-part series on Challenges and Solutions for implementing DevOps, I will focus on technology leadership challenges and suggested solutions ...

November 04, 2016

DevOps is a powerful process that can catapult industry leaders into the next stratosphere of transformation success when combined with the right people, process, and technology. The converse is also true. Applying DevOps principles of agility, continuous integration and delivery without addressing broken processes, gaps in skillsets or technology – is a recipe for disaster. This 3 part blog series will focus on the people and process challenges that impact DevOps implementations across 3 areas – Business, Technology Leadership, and Technology Execution based on my research for my latest book, iSpeak Cloud: Embracing Digital Transformation. This first blog will focus on the Business & Technology interaction ....

November 02, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry – including analysts, consultants, vendors and even users – what they think is the most important cultural change an organization can make to ensure DevOps success. The result is a broad range of answers that delves deep into what DevOps is really all about. Part 5 provides some final recommendations you may not have considered ...

October 31, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry – including analysts, consultants, vendors and even users – what they think is the most important cultural change an organization can make to ensure DevOps success. The result is a broad range of answers that delves deep into what DevOps is really all about. Part 4 covers development and testing ...

October 28, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry – including analysts, consultants, vendors and even users – what they think is the most important cultural change an organization can make to ensure DevOps success. The result is a broad range of answers that delves deep into what DevOps is really all about. Part 3 covers collaboration and communication ...

October 26, 2016

DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry – including analysts, consultants, vendors and even users – what they think is the most important cultural change an organization can make to ensure DevOps success. The result is a broad range of answers that delves deep into what DevOps is really all about. Part 2 covers the relationship between Dev and Ops teams ...

October 24, 2016

"Culture Change" is a phrase that is often used – maybe overused? – when talking about DevOps. The term culture change does not speak for itself, however. What exactly are we talking about when we say that DevOps requires a culture change? That question is what the DevOps industry experts endeavor to answer in this new list of Top Culture Changes to Make DevOps a Reality. DEVOPSdigest asked experts across the industry – including analysts, consultants, vendors and even users – what they think is the most important cultural change an organization can make to ensure DevOps success. The result is a broad range of answers that delves deep into what DevOps is really all about. Part 1 covers the executive and management perspective ...

October 21, 2016

DevOps is a reality for all companies that seek to digitize their businesses. Agile begat DevOps due to the increased number of applications and the speed at which applications are released. Agile breaks down the wall between the business and development; DevOps does the same to the wall between development and operations. However, one part of the operations function is absolutely neglected by DevOps: the database. Ignore it at your peril ...

September 30, 2016

At its core, DevOps is about building and delivering quality software at scale. But exactly how you go about doing that is going to vary from company to person to project. DevOps does not look the same anywhere ...

September 26, 2016

Sometimes a phrase or concept becomes so popular that its original meaning gets buried beneath people's alternative meanings or outright misappropriations. This is what has happened with "bimodal IT." Consequently, organizations have expectations and assumptions that differ from the original term, leading to confusion, disappointment and even disillusionment in some cases. Let's examine what this term "bimodal IT" actually means, why it makes sense in some cases and how to ease the pain of transition ...

September 23, 2016

In spite of the increasing adoption of agile and DevOps initiatives, a recent Tasktop survey identified the need for tools — that increase coordination in the software delivery process — to have stronger alignment with customer and business needs ...

September 21, 2016

Most IT practitioners in the United States earn $100,000 or more in annual salary (up from 47 percent last year), according to Puppet's 2016 DevOps Salary Report ...

September 16, 2016

Companies of all sizes still struggle with the challenges of successfully implementing and sustaining an effective hybrid IT ecosystem. However, incorporating the core principles of a DevOps culture into nearly any environment can allow organizations to better and more fully realize the agility and efficiency of cloud-first organizations ...

September 14, 2016

Fourteen DevOps technology leaders have announced DevOps Express, an initiative to streamline the way enterprises transform their software development and delivery environments to DevOps.

September 14, 2016

There comes a time when the vendors that serve every subset of the IT industry need to forgo self-interest and put aside competitive drivers to do whatever it takes to advance the cause of the user. Thankfully, such an effort to bring together providers of critical technology to benefit customer implementation has already emerged ...

September 09, 2016

We recently had speakers and alumni of the DevOps Enterprise Summit share their best practices on a live video chat. You can watch the video replay of our chat below to hear some interesting insights related to middle management, a sneak peek at the presenter's upcoming their reflections on the DevOps Enterprise community, and their favorite resources for continued learning ...

September 07, 2016

In an industry where failure is unavoidable, learning and innovating through feedback loops is your best course of action. Instead of focusing on increasing the time until your next failure, you should focus on decreasing the time it takes for your systems to recover following a failure ...

August 31, 2016

DevOps means a mindset of getting better at getting better. You need to get better to fulfill customer needs, and therefore you need to get interested in what your customer wants and make sure the feedback loop will be as short as possible. How do you reach the state of "get better at getting better"? ...

August 29, 2016

When I was an active football player one summer I wanted to do extra training. I skipped the leg training, because I did some running as well, but the trainer said "never skip a leg day". What does this have to do with DevOps? ...

August 22, 2016

At its emotional core, Star Trek explores the bond between two very different species – Kirk and Spock – who team up to seek out new worlds and defend the Enterprise. In many ways, the same can be said for developers and security teams. How so? ...

August 17, 2016

The rapid growth of DevOps has resulted in huge demand for skilled DevOps professionals. As companies work smarter and introduce new technology, they’re increasingly looking for people who can enhance their technical capacities and drive development efficiencies in the process. But what skills do you need to succeed in the world of DevOps? ...

August 12, 2016

For teams moving to test-first methodologies, helping developers and testers acquire new technical skills, workflows and processes is job one. Here's what you need to consider from a people and skills development perspective ...

July 15, 2016

Failures are inevitable. However by implementing a few best practices, operations professionals can take back control of their output and build more resilient systems. Here are three lessons I've learned that have allowed my teams to spend more time building up, rather than hunkering down ...

July 07, 2016

One of the biggest challenges for an organization is to conceptualize IT response models that accurately reflect real-world scenarios. From an IT perspective, this means being able to handle situations that are predictable ("Standard" scenarios) as well as ones that are unfamiliar ("Case" management). In this blog, I explain the benefits of combining these two approaches ...

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