News Category: DevOps

The Top Requirement for High-Impact Teams

Performance depends on making sure everyone knows what needs to be done. What is the top requirement for high-impact teams? When I was recently asked this question, I started making a list. You need to know why you are doing what you are doing, and everyone on the team needs to know what that is....
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Load Testing Round Up: 8 Tools You Can Use to Strengthen your Stack

Although often used interchangeably, performance testing and load testing are not exactly the same. Performance testing is the more general practice of testing an application’s responsiveness and stability under real-life scenarios. Load testing is a specific subset of performance testing that is...
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Eliminating the Product Owner Role

“The Product Owner role no longer exists” I recently announced to an entire department in a large company. A few POs looked a bit shocked and concerned. What would they do instead? Before I get into who or what would replace the PO role, let me offer a bit of background on this group. Three coaches...
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Tickets Make Operations Unnecessarily Miserable

IT Operations has always been difficult. There is always too much work to do, not enough time to do it, and frequent interrupts. Moreover, there is the relentless pressure from executives who hold the view that everything takes too long, breaks too often, and costs too much. In search of...
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Container Adoption Starts to Outpace DevOps

The survey of 601 IT decision-makers conducted by ClearPath Strategies on behalf of the Cloud Foundry Foundation (CFF) finds that 32 percent of respondents have adopted containers and are employing DevOps processes. But the number of respondents who plan to adopt or evaluate containers in the next...
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Containers Break the Shared Responsibility Model Between Cloud Providers and Ops

Last month, a critical vulnerability in the basic Linux network infrastructure was discovered by Felix Wilhelm from Google’s Security Team and disclosed by Red Hat product security. The attack exploits a problem in the processing of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) messages, which is the...
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5 Pillars of Learning Programming

Learning how to program is hard. I often find that university courses and boot camps miss important aspects of programming and take poor approaches to teaching rookies. I want to share the 5 basic pillars I believe a successful programming course should build upon. As always, I am addressing the...
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8 Surprising Facts about Real Docker Adoption

With thousands of companies using Datadog to monitor their infrastructure and applications, we can see software trends emerging in real time. Today we're excited to share our latest research into Docker adoption and usage. Increasingly, Docker is not being run as a standalone technology but as part...
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How to Build a Strong DevSecOps Culture: 5 Tips

We have a tendency in IT to treat security as fundamentally a technology problem. Hence, we also tend to focus on technology solutions. Tools and processes do matter: But if you’ll recall our recent look at the seven habits of strong security organizations, the top of the list had nothing...
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Evaluate a Product/Market Fit

How to identify when a fit has been achieved, and how to exit the explore stage and start exploiting a product with its identified market. We live in a world of data overload, where any argument can find supporting data if we are not careful to validate our assumptions. Finding information to...
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