DevOps: From Unicorns to Mainstream

Forrester IT

As organizations transition, DevOps, formally the purview of unicorns, is now transitioning to mainstream. Our recent research confirms that I&O professionals are actively building and updating their practices to bridge the remaining divide from Agile to DevOps. DevOps.


Welcome to 2017: The year of #DevOps

Forrester IT

We are eager to announce a beacon of light to help penetrate the post-holiday fog: Forrester's DevOps Benchmark Survey for 2017 is officially live! Led by myself and Researcher Elinor Klavens , this benchmark survey serves as the backbone for a large portion of our DevOps research, facilitating the identification and tracking of trends and supporting our research including predictions for the future. DevOps. Agile Automation BizDevOps DevOps IT Infrastructure cloud


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. DevOps.


DevOps has reached critical mass, CIOs need to get on board

Forrester IT

DevOps is one of the most powerful weapons that CIOs have in their arsenal. DevOps unites the entire enterprise in delivering business transformation with superior customer experience. In order to unlock the promise of DevOps, CIOs must lead the call for cultural change. DevOps.


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.


Driving an Agile and DevOps Culture that Delivers Business Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

Thanks to the team at All Day DevOps for giving me the opportunity to speak about this critical topic on the intersection of agile, devops, culture and business transformation.


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


DevOps and the Mainframe, A perfect match?

Forrester IT

Read more Categories: DevOps. DevOps I&O transformation IT Infrastructure Systems of innovation cloud digital disruptionDid someone forget to tell the mainframe it was irrelevant? For many years, the much lauded death of the mainframe has been espoused by many pundits. Many believed the end of the mainframe would be further accelerated with the rapid growth of cloud adoption.


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.


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. 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? Indeed, I’m rarely working on a cloud migration project that does not have a devops component.


DevOps The Code To Delivering With Velocity, Quality And Agility

Forrester IT

To achieve velocity, organizations are turning to DevOps in their cultural and technology transformation. In my recent report, " How To Deliver Services With Quality, Agility, And Value ," I look at these issues and discuss how to pragmatically assess your DevOps journey. I&O pros must also use benchmarks to assess their progress and to maintain or adjust their current DevOps competencies accordingly. DevOps.


DevOps and security

IT Toolbox

Newly qualified DevOps are generally unprepared for security-related issues


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”). From IDEs to test frameworks: Must-have devops tools for Windows admins. |


Barriers to enterprise adoption of DevOps

Computer Weekly

As enterprises join the continuous delivery movement, we look at some of the challenges to DevOps adoption


Effective Metrics Are Critical For DevOps and Agile Success

Forrester IT

DevOps. Agile Agile Testing BizDevOps DevOps IT Infrastructure Robert Stroud automated deployment automated testing cloud cloud computing metricsIn the days of old, not very long ago, release cycles were measured in years --organizations were using "on-time" and "on-budget" as the mantra for project efficacy. Business today is compelled to deliver business technology in cycles of hours, or days.


Traditional I&O Is Dead - The DevOps Phoenix Rises

Forrester IT

If you already belong to a high-performing DevOps organization and you are working on leveraging opensource for monitoring to drive feedback loops, or delivering better security with DevSecOps , or making sure you are understanding continuous testing then you don't need to read the following - you can stop now. Our DevOps vision report gives I&O leader's guidance on how to modify the operating model to focus on velocity and quality to deliver "great" customer experiences.


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

Forrester IT

DevOps velocity mandates change velocity. 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. DevOps. ARA Tools Agile Application Release Automation Automation DevOps IT Infrastructure Models cloud computing


Can DevOps deliver on digital potential?

Computer Weekly

DevOps and agile methodologies are seen as key ingredients of digital initiatives. Computer Weekly looks at the management challenges


Unlock the cloud’s full value: Make devops mandatory

David Linthicum

Most people who are good with cloud technology are also good with devops. That’s not an accident: It’s impossible to get the full value out of cloud computing unless it’s done in the context of automated devops. Why is automated devops so important? Read the InfoWorld review: Chef 12 fires up devops. Download the Deep Dive: Monitoring in the age of devops. ]. That’s why cloud platforms were built with automated devops in mind.


Velocity Mandates DevOps And Continuous Deployment

Forrester IT

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. You have two choices, · become a digital predator; or. · become digital prey.


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.


DevOps in the public sector: Assessing the challenges and the benefits

Computer Weekly

Public sector IT leaders trying to transform the way their organisation works using DevOps talk about the challenges they face


Five DevOps Lessons from a CIO Getting in the Weeds on AWS

Social, Agile and Transformation

about me amazon cio cloud computing DevOps it management organizational changeI always advise CIOs and technologists to get into the weeds to figure out what's going on. So last week I spent some time getting a number of AWS services up and running. Nothing too crazy, but successful. My first project was to set up a new domain, on AWS Route 53 to enable landing pages and vanity URLs for my upcoming book, Driving-Digital: The Leader's Guide to.


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.


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. Thus, many enterprises are looking at devops as the path to their cloud strategy.


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. ]. In fact, 98 percent of survey 300 US respondents (a third from IT or security) are either planning to or have alreafy launched such an effort.


Who Owns DevOps???

Social, Agile and Transformation

cio DevOps it management organizational change An agile development team is humming along, maturing its practice, putting out regularly scheduled application releases, improving quality, and making business users happy. 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.


DevOps practitioners open up about enterprise adoption challenges

Computer Weekly

Ahead of next week’s DevOps Enterprise Summit in London, practitioners have warned enterprises to stop thinking of DevOps as something only Silicon Valley firms and startups can do successfully


So, You Want a Career in DevOps?

Data Center Knowledge

If you don’t enjoy that intensity, DevOps may be your personal hell. It’s a high-pressure, unrelenting, unpredictable environment. Read More. Industry Perspectives


Don't use cost savings to secure senior management DevOps buy-in, CIOs advised

Computer Weekly

IT leaders may find themselves unlikely to succeed by promising senior management DevOps-induced cost savings, according to PuppetConf panel


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.


Fast-Start DevOps FedRAMP Based Solution


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.


Five Keys to Prepare Successfully for the Transition to DevOps

Data Center Knowledge

While 40 percent of organizations are already adhering to DevOps patterns in some form or other, 60 percent haven’t even started their DevOps journeys yet, according to studies from 451 Research. Read More. Industry Perspectives