To meet the growing demand for Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) with global organizations, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is introducing new capabilities that can boost the reliability and efficiency of large-scale Kubernetes environments while simplifying operations and reducing costs.
To better understand why everyone — including IT Operations — needs to care about DevOps, CA Technologies interviewed four DevOps luminaries and thought leaders. Their deep insights make a compelling case for Agile Operations and provide immediate practical guidance on how to get started. Here are some excerpts from the interviews:
Do you foresee a change in the culture of operations teams?
"IT operations were involved too late in the cycle and not given a seat at the table to begin with, so it felt as though they were putting on the brakes or pushing back on initiatives late in the day. Better and earlier engagement with IT operations could have avoided this situation and led to better service transition all along. Fortunately, I am seeing this dynamic between IT operations and the rest of IT change. The need for reduced cycle times means that the relationship simply has to become more collaborative to meet the speed and quality standards required. Trends such as cloud and infrastructure as code are also pulling operations concerns left in the delivery lifecycle. From the other side, developers also need to take more interest in their full stack, and the production environment, as their application stacks become more complex. All of these trends are naturally changing the culture of IT operations teams and the way they interact with development."
Benjamin Wootton, Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Contino, a UK based consultancy
With IT traditionally organized via technology function, what changes do you view as necessary to support a more "lean" and systems way of thinking?
"In DevOps organizations you end up with much smaller teams, where typically you will have dev and ops working side by side, and if not integrated into the same team, at least working far more closely together, collaborating to not just facilitate getting the feature done but making sure that it’s safely and continuously integrated and deployed into the production environment. You end up with a different looking organization."
Gene Kim, Co-Author of The Phoenix Project, founder and former CTO of Tripwire
What in particular can IT operations teams do differently to facilitate right to left feedback from ops to dev?
"Break down the silo between dev and ops and ensure that technical operations staff are involved in the product design from day one — and then keep them constantly involved in sprint planning, stand-ups, retrospectives and all the other phases of (scrum-based) agile delivery. This provides a constant right to left feedback loop from ops to dev."
Steve Thair, Co-founder of DevOpsGuys
Should IT operations teams be embracing the "Continual Experimentation"?
"A culture of learning and guided experimentation within IT operations teams is essential if they are to provide real value to organizations. A strong sense of driving continual service improvement should inform priorities: the IT operations team sees itself as building and improving key parts of the software systems. The experimentation and improvement therefore needs to be joined up with those of the development teams."
Matthew Skelton, Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Skelton Thatcher Consulting
Perforce Software joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Accelerate Program and listed its free Enhanced Studio Pack (ESP) in AWS Marketplace.
Aembit, an identity platform that lets DevOps and Security teams discover, manage, enforce, and audit access between federated workloads, announced its official launch alongside $16.6M in seed financing from cybersecurity specialist investors Ballistic Ventures and Ten Eleven Ventures.
Hyland released Alfresco Content Services 7.0 – a cloud-native content services platform, optimized for content model flexibility and performance at scale.
CAST AI has announced the closing of a $20M investment round.
Check Point® Software Technologies introduced Infinity Global Services, an all-encompassing security solution that will empower organizations of all sizes to fortify their systems, from cloud to network to endpoint.
OpsCruise's Kubernetes and Cloud Service observability platform is certified to run on the Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes platform.
DataOps.live released an update to the DataOps.live platform, delivering productivity for data teams.
CoreStack and Zensar announced a strategic global partnership. CoreStack will provide its AI-powered NextGen cloud governance and FinOps capabilities, complementing Zensar’s composable cloud operations offering.
Delinea introduced the Delinea Platform, a cloud-native foundation for Delinea's PAM solutions that empowers end-to-end visibility, dynamic privilege controls, and adaptive security.
Sysdig announced a new foundation that will serve as the long-term custodian of the Wireshark open source project.
Talend announced the latest update to Talend Data Fabric, its end-to-end platform for data discovery, transformation, governance, and sharing.
Descope has raised $53M in seed funding and emerged from stealth to launch a frictionless, secure, and developer-friendly authentication and user management platform.
Loft Labs announced Loft v3 with new capabilities and flexibility for platform teams to build and enable their development teams with a self-service Kubernetes.
AWS Application Composer is now generally available.