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The DevOpsification of Security

In December 2009, Google was the target of a series of highly coordinated, sophisticated advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks in which state-sponsored hackers from China stole intellectual property and sought to access and potentially modify Google source code the companys crown jewels. Dubbed...
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Let's Automate Let's Encrypt

HTTPS is a small island of security in this insecure world, and in this day and age, there is absolutely no reason not to have it on every Web site you host. Up until last year, there was just a single last excuse: purchasing certificates was kind of pricey. That probably was not a big deal for...
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Deployment Automation: The Linchpin of DevOps Success

Deployment Automation is the linchpin of DevOps transformation. I cannot put it more simply: To accelerate your DevOps adoption, and get the biggest bang for your buck: FOCUS ON DEPLOYMENTS. The previous State of the DevOps reports have shown a pretty straightforward equation: Deployment frequency ...
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Continuous Testing in DevOps…

I’ve recently attended a number of conferences, some testing ones, some agile ones and some dev ones too. Although some of the talks were painful due to misunderstandings of one thing or another (be it testing, automation, agile, BDD, TDD, etc…), overall, I thought the conferences were pretty good...
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How to Stay Relevant in the DevOps Era: A SysAdmin's Survival Guide

The merging of development and operations to speed product delivery, or DevOps, is all about agility, automation and information sharing. In DevOps, servers are often treated like cattle”that can be easily replaced, rather than individual pets”to be nurtured. System administrators that built their...
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Red Hat Announces Open Source Release of Ansible Galaxy with Aim of Advancing Automation

Red Hat launched Tuesday its Ansible Galaxy project with the full availability of Ansible Galaxy’s open-sourced code repository. Ansible Galaxy is Ansible’s official community hub for sharing Ansible Roles. By open-sourcing Ansible Galaxy, Red Hat further demonstrates its commitment to community-...
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Fear Makes The Wolf Look Bigger

The biggest impediment to the DevOps “Revolution” may be the language used to describe it. Many proponents focus on the automation aspect of DevOps. At its core automation implies giving up control and that’s a scary prospect. This tech-centric focus does a disservice to what DevOps is really about...
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Automation Is Not DevOps

It may sound counterproductive from an Automation specialist to reveal the limitations of his job, but I have seen a wide range of inefficiencies, and many failed attempt to fix them. To be clear from the outset, I do think technology and automation are a mandatory milestone in a company’s DevOps...
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14 DevOps Vendors Link Up to Simplify Enterprise Adoption of 'Best of Breed' Tools

Just as DevOps seeks to bring together the traditionally separate development and operations functions, so 14 vendors of technology and services designed to assist this process have come together to form a new initiative called DevOps Express. The idea behind DevOps Express is to streamline the way...
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Internet of Things
This series on the Internet of Things will look at major open source products and projects, IoT-oriented hacker boards, security and privacy issues, and more.

Who Needs the Internet of Things?

This week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced it has sold more than 10 million Raspberry Pi boards and celebrated the milestone by releasing a new Raspberry Pi Starter Kit. While many of these Linux-driven hacker boards were used for the foundation’s original purpose -- creating a low-cost...
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