News Category: DevOps

Agile Programming: The Last Mile for DevOps

As DevOps has come into its own, IT automation companies such as Chef have made automating and managing release pipelines simpler. At ChefConf 2016, Chef announced new tools which include Chef Automate, which pulls together all of Chef’s IT automation tools in one package. How DevOps teams...
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Cloud and the ‘Existing X’ Dilemma

Anyone designing an IT strategy that incorporates cloud is faced with the question of what to do with existing assets including apps, infrastructure IT systems, processes, skills, etc. Some will tell you that the only way to handle the “existing X” parts of your strategy is to forget about them and...
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Trends in Corporate Open Source Engagement

In 1998, I was part of SGI when we started moving to open source and open standards, after having been a long-time proprietary company. Since then, other companies also have moved rapidly to working with open source, and the use and adoption of open source technologies has skyrocketed over the past...
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Containers
Corey Quinn, Director of DevOps at FutureAdvisor, shares his perspective on the downside of containers.

Be Cautious With Containers Says FutureAdvisor’s DevOps Director

Docker and microservices-based architectures have expanded our horizons with respect to how the industry builds and supports applications at scale, says Corey Quinn, Director of DevOps at FutureAdvisor and an early developer behind SaltStack. Nonetheless, Quinn, in his LinuxCon and ContainerCon...
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How To Succeed at Failure with Microservices

A deep exploration of failure at microservices can help enterprise succeed. After all, failure is feedback. Failure is a temporary state. Leadership author John C. Maxwell, in his book “Failing Forward,” encourages a new definition of failure, seeing it as the price we pay to achieve success....
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App Dev Silos are DevOps Killers: Start by Tearing Them Down

The road to DevOps can be rocky. Larger enterprises often cite cultural barriers such as the "developers vs. operations" mentality as the biggest obstacles to achieving DevOps, and much has been written about how to break down those barriers. But while these organizations struggle with the...
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Analysing Docker Projects on GitHub with BigQuery

Maybe you know that the Github public archive can be analyzed with Google BigQuery. That’s 3Tb of data! This helped people run analysis on languages usage or framework popularity. I wanted to produce similar results with projects using Docker. But what’s a project using Docker? For this article, I...
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Data Center Architecture Lessons From Isaac Newton

The physicist's third law provides insight into how emerging technologies like containers impact the core network. Sir Isaac Newton remains our favorite source for axiomatic laws of physics, despite giving us the language of calculus. Particularly relevant for today’s discussion is Newton's third...
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How to Deal with COTS Products in a DevOps World

The primary objective of DevOps is to increase the speed of delivery at reliable quality. To achieve this, good configuration management is crucial as the level of control at higher speed of delivery becomes more and more important (while riding a bike you might take your hands off the handle bar...
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DevOps projects
Stay on top of DevOps with these seven popular tools, recommended by industry experts.

7 Essential Open Source DevOps Projects

As more and more enterprises adopt a “cloud-like” infrastructure, a shift in work culture and practices -- known as DevOps -- is also occurring. According to Puppet’s 2016 State of DevOps report, the number of people working in DevOps teams has increased from 16 percent in 2014 to 22 percent in...
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