Successful DevOps Initiatives Start With Company Culture

What initially drove the need for embarking on the DevOps journey in your team or at your company in the first place? Was it: Market shift?New leadership or an acquisition?New product or service idea?Cost savings or consolidation?All of the above? Devops - Whatever drove the need, my guess is there were pre-sales demos, reorganizations and [...]

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Six DevOps Misconceptions Debunked: The road to DevOps success is littered with myths and misconceptions

Here are the largest potholes you need to avoid; While DevOps is firmly grounded in reality, numerous myths and misconceptions have grown up around the concept, several of which have prevented organizations from getting the most out of their teams. Is your organization functioning under one or more DevOps misconceptions? Here's a rundown of the [...]

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Can DevOps bring together speed, self-service & security?

DevOps - One dictionary definition of the word conjoined is ‘being brought together for a common purpose’. In the all too often disparate worlds of software development and operations, being conjoined can remain an aspiration. Among the reasons for this, is the question as to whether speed, self-service and security can ever be conjoined for [...]

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Why You Need DevOps and the Cloud – Two of today’s biggest Tech Trends

Why You Need DevOps and the Cloud DevOps and the cloud are not only two of today’s biggest tech trends, but are inextricably linked. Research from DORA’s 2018 Accelerate State of DevOps Report and Redgate’s 2019 State of Database DevOps Report outline a clear correlation between cloud and DevOps adoption, with the two working together to contribute to greater [...]

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Study: CISOs Need to Take Charge of DevOps Security

As digital transformation is pushing more enterprises to adopt DevOps to address their needs for better software delivered faster and more frequently, a huge issue lingers over this strategic business shift: security.  While businesses pay a good deal of lip service to cybersecurity, the rush to churn out new software and update those applications means [...]

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How ops teams stay relevant during a shift left in DevOps

IT operations administrators should not perceive the shift left in DevOps as a threat to their relevance, but rather as a catalyst for a change in their priorities. In the age of automation and the shift left movement, the exact role of IT operations teams might seem fuzzy -- but it's far from obsolete.  The [...]

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APIs and DevOps

As always, there are interesting trends in DevOps  , and I wanted to point out one that is starting to bother me: the “API economy,” and how it impacts DevOps decision-makers. Traditional infrastructure—SAN, LAN, physical systems, etc.—were generally controlled the best from the command line. While there are a million of them, Cisco IOS is probably [...]

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Security and Speed: Why DevOps and Security Need to Play Nicely

It isn’t news that DevOps and IT security teams often struggle to align their departments and maintain a coherent balance between keeping a business secure and developing new applications to maintain customer interest. While security processes are a necessity, they can be deemed by DevOps teams to be manual and cumbersome, blocking the agility that [...]

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