DevOps: From Unicorns to Mainstream

Forrester IT

Every day I hear more about the pressure I&O organizations are under to accelerate the delivery of applications and services and the pressure it is placing on the existing resources. As organizations transition, DevOps, formally the purview of unicorns, is now transitioning to mainstream.

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Devops is mandatory for multicloud deployments

David Linthicum

However, the survey finds that only 39 percent of the respondents have implemented devops processes and tool chains. From a devops perspective, 51 percent of respondents use multicloud to cultivate a flexible infrastructure that supports agile application deployments. A survey of 1,106 business and technology executives published by the IBM Institute for Business Value, finds that 85 percent of companies are already operating in multicloud environments.

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DevOps, No Longer Just For “Unicorns”

Forrester IT

The born-digital "unicorn" companies such as Etsy, Google and Netflix, are pioneers of modern DevOps, but BT leaders at companies of all ages, sizes, and types are now eagerly pursuing the same principles. [i] i] The pressure for speed and quality is DevOps becoming pivotal for all organizations. For example, KeyBank are leveraging DevOps to quickly deliver business new customer capability using streamlined coordination between application development and operations.

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How to Prioritize DevOps Practices and What Applications to Apply Them

Social, Agile and Transformation

I'm not your typical DevOps evangelist. cio DevOps software qaI don't believe continuous deployment is right for every business as it requires significant technical maturity to enable this level of automation. It's far more important for organizations to align their release management practices to business need and then prioritize the work on CI/CD that reduces the most manual, risky efforts tied to integrating.

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Are You On An Agile+DevOps Journey? Don’t Miss Out On Continuous Testing Services!

Forrester IT

The most dangerous parallel initiatives are those where, on one side, they are changing their development teams to become more Agile, but a separate initiative in the same enterprise exists where their Operations folks are running a development and operations (DevOps) transformation. DevOps.

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Doing cloud computing? You need devops, too

David Linthicum

I’ve gone from recommending that you should have devops to you must have devops. There are two fundamental reasons why cloud computing and devops are necessary complements. What is devops? Also: InfoWorld explains monitoring in the age of devops. ]. First, the public clouds are all about automation, and so is devops. At least, if a public cloud is in your future. Discover how to transform software development.

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How devops practices prevent legacy platforms

Social, Agile and Transformation

Do you fully grasp the long-term business problem devops aims to solve? The alignment of dev and ops teams to build and deploy supportable applications. The monitoring that informs technologists of application issues before end users escalate them. agile software development cio cloud computing DevOps digital transformation it management software development software qaI'm going beyond the upfront benefits.

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DevOps and the Mainframe, A perfect match?

Forrester IT

Successful digital businesses have found the secret to unleashing the data and business processes within their mainframe-based applications. Starting with "ad-hoc" integrations between systems of engagement and systems of record, they soon find the ability to define innovative products and services is limited by an inability to evolve and improve their mainframe applications. Read more Categories: DevOps. Did someone forget to tell the mainframe it was irrelevant?

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Velocity with quality mandates a model based approach to ARA tools and DevOps

Forrester IT

DevOps velocity mandates change velocity. Enterprises today are focusing on delivering applications faster to drive customer experiences and drive business transformation to meet rising expectations. The automation of the process known as Application Release Automation (ARA) is one of the critical impediments in the DevOps journey for I&O organizations today. Application Release Automation. DevOps.

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The proof is in: Devops and cloud go great together

David Linthicum

Devops needs cloud, and the cloud needs devops. Well the ability to build applications at the “speed of need” that devops provides, if done properly, won’t have the value unless you have an agile platform like the cloud to deploy the applications on. In the same manner, the cloud needs fast and agile development, which devops provides. Devops best practices: The 5 methods you should adopt. • How to align test automation with agile and devops.

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DevOps largely failing to improve security, study shows

Computer Weekly

Despite the promise of improved application security, DevOps is failing to deliver due to some key barriers, an HPE study shows

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10 ways to Enable QA in Agile and DevOps Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

Last year I published a post, DevQOps - Giving QA a Seat at the DevOps and Digital Transformation Table acknowledging that when organizations investing more in application development have to consider the increase in skill and investment required for testing activities. In my talk last week at AllDayDevOps, I reminded DevOps practitioners that QA is still a critical discipline within DevOps. agile software development DevOps organizational change software qa

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Devops is essential to the cloud, and to its payoff

David Linthicum

The notion of devops means that you’re streamlining the movement of applications from the point of need to production. It matters not if you’re changing or improving applications or building new ones. Of course, devops arose around the rise of cloud computing, and that’s no mystery. So, devops, fits well into that model considering that you’re consistently developing and deploying applications around the notion of continuous improvement. What is devops?

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The 3 big speed bumps to devops in the cloud

David Linthicum

Devops and cloud—both concepts are hot, for good reason. Let’s take a look at the current state of devops and cloud, and how they fit into today’s technology sets. Devops provides an approach and a group of technologies that help enterprise developers do a better, faster job of creating applications. It also eliminates the barriers between development and operations (thus the name “devops”). The InfoWorld review: Chef 12 fires up devops. ].

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Why Agile Development Should Not Own DevOps

Social, Agile and Transformation

Thanks to Ramon Monteiro @ivisualize for developing this cool visual depicting my last post on The Key to aligning Agile Dev and Stable Ops to a Successful DevOps Transformation. While agile development teams continue to iterate and improve applications for the Business, and Ops insures that systems are stable and reliable, the CIO leads the entire IT organization through a DevOps transformation.

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DevOps and Hybrid Infrastructure Synergy

Cloud Musings

(This post first appeared in IBM's Point B and Beyond ) The definition of DevOps emphasizes collaboration and communication between software developers and other IT professionals while automating the software delivery and infrastructure change process.

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5 Recommendations on Implementing DevOps CI/CD Pipelines

Social, Agile and Transformation

CI/CD is one of the key devops practices because it enables teams to align on development practices and ensure there is a consistent, reliable, and automated way to deliver applications to multiple compute environment. agile software development cio cloud computing DevOps it management software development software qa standards

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Who Owns DevOps???

Social, Agile and Transformation

An agile development team is humming along, maturing its practice, putting out regularly scheduled application releases, improving quality, and making business users happy. cio DevOps it management organizational change Then, something happens. Maybe the infrastructure needs an upgrade or needs to scale. Maybe there is a difficult to diagnose performance issue. Or maybe, the business and development teams are looking to deploy a new.

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Devops and cloud: Great together, great apart

David Linthicum

Devops strongly benefits many enterprises by encouraging more continuous development and deployment by bringing some operations capabilities to in-house programmers. It's easy to attribute the rise of devops directly to the rise of cloud computing. After all, cloud computing also assumes continuously updated applications and infrastructure. Thus, many enterprises are looking at devops as the path to their cloud strategy.

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How to Incorporate DevOps Release Management Tools into Your IT Processes

Flexagon

The transition to DevOps doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time for companies to adopt DevOps practices throughout their organization and integrate new tools. DevOps release management tools can be both incredibly beneficial. DevOps Featured Application Release Automation

Beyond devops: Embrace infrastructure as code

David Linthicum

There's something new on the horizon, taking the principles of devops to a new area. It's called infrastructure as code (IaC), and it's how you configure cloud-based infrastructure via applications, using APIs. Don't get left behind -- download the Devops Digital Spotlight , and learn all about the game-changer in app development and deployment. |

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Velocity Mandates DevOps And Continuous Deployment

Forrester IT

To compete in this new digital market norm, software applications and products must contain new sources of customer value while at the same time adopting new operational agility. DevOps. Agile DevOps IT Infrastructure cloud computing continuous deployment velocityToday's customers, products, business operations, and competitors are fundamentally digital. Succeeding in this new era mandates everyone constantly reinvent their businesses as fundamentally digital.

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Fast-Start DevOps FedRAMP Based Solution

CTOvision

CMA has announced their launch of a Fast-Start DevOps (Platform)-as-a-Service [DaaS] solution through the CMA NIH CIO-CS Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). The result is a DevOps environment that streamlines the rapid development and deployment of new applications while meeting Federal Organization’s security and production requirements. CMA’s DevOps-as-a-Service Solution [DaaS] addresses the challenge of delivering value and results in days instead of months.

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Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and Friends: The Series

IT Pros Rock!

Have you heard about DevOps? Over the past few years, DevOps has emerged as a trend to help organizations evolve to better collaborate between development and operations teams for addressing these solution delivery challenges. Step-by-Step: Follow us to DevOps with the Cloud.

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Cloud and devops empower users, developers alike

David Linthicum

The idea of devops is very simple. It automates the notion of agile, which provides the ability to remove the traditional latency around the application development lifecycle. The cloud provides more of an advantage for the devops model. Since the applications are centrally deployed and managed, they could change several times a day, adding both fixes and enhancements.

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Information Security: What You Should Know About Agile, DevOps, and Continuous Delivery

CEB IT

This last one is causing a headache for another part of IT, as companies embrace the use of Agile , DevOps , and other “continuous delivery” methodologies to produce IT services quicker and more efficiently.

Devsecops: Add security to complete your devops process

David Linthicum

As seen in a recent DigiCert report, an overwhelming majority of companies believe that an integrated security and devops team makes sense. For years, I’ve been saying devops is really devsecops , and so have many others. What is devops? Also: InfoWorld explains monitoring in the age of devops. ]. If you don’t have people, tools, and processes focused on security, you’re not providing systemic security at platform, application, and the data levels.

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Answers to 6 Questions About DevOps From 25 IT Leaders

CEB IT

“Start small, think big, move fast,” was the collective mantra of 25 IT leaders at a recent meeting in San Francisco to exchange ideas on how to start and how to scale-up a DevOps approach to getting their work done. What does this mean for the development of IT applications?

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TechNet Radio: (Part 9) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud - Scaling Cloud Applications

IT Pros Rock!

In part 9 of our “ Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud ” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou are back and this episode they discuss in depth the ability for DevOps organizations to scale up or scale down cloud applications. Tune in as they discuss Azure’s unique flexibility in terms of capacity planning for cloud applications. [ 1:07 ] How is planning for application capacity different when using a cloud platform? [

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Devops has moved out of the cloud

David Linthicum

Two application development and deployment trends are cloud game-changers: agile methodologies and devops. Agile is important because it leads to the rise of devops, which provides more focus on continuous development, integration, and deployment. The vast majority of agile adopters report an improved ability to manage changing priorities; unsurprisingly, they are also ramping up the number of agile implementations in their organizations.

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Cloud-native devops won’t work without test automation

David Linthicum

and you’re looking to complete a sprint to push out a net new cloud-native application. You make the deadline, but sending the application to the testing group takes two more weeks to push first to deployment and then to ops. The problem is today that not enough automation exists for testing and deployment of cloud-native applications, and thus those pesky people must get involved in the testing process, which slows things down and brings in the likelihood of more errors.

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FlexDeploy Loves APEX : Source Application from Development Environment

Flexagon

Oracle Application Express (APEX) is a popular application development tool and is also used to develop custom extensions for Oracle E-Business Suite. The post FlexDeploy Loves APEX : Source Application from Development Environment appeared first on Flexagon.

On Frankenarchitecture, DevOps, Strategic IT, and the Culture of Digital Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

On Frankenarchitecture I posted on 12 warning signs of bad application architecture and received some good suggestions to add to this list: Yes, spot on and there are certainly more. cio DevOps digital transformation it management organizational changeI've received some smart and interesting feedback on my blog posts via LinkedIn. So this week, I'd like to share some of that feedback.

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DevOps for Oracle EBS: 5 Essential Capabilities to Look for in Your Next Product

Flexagon

Oracle’s E-Business Suite (EBS) is a powerful ERP/CRM/SCM application that provides options for configurations and customizations to meet a company’s needs. The post DevOps for Oracle EBS: 5 Essential Capabilities to Look for in Your Next Product appeared first on Flexagon.

TechNet Radio: (Part 10) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud - Monitoring, Measuring & Learning for Continuous Improvement

IT Pros Rock!

Concluding our special “ Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud ” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer welcomes back Jeff Fattic to the show as they discuss how Visual Studio Online can help DevOps organizations optimize the performance of their applications. [ 2:16 ] How does Visual Studio Online help organizations monitor the performance of their applications? [ 5:16 ] Can Application Insights notify me proactively when performance issues are occurring? [

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