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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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8 Roles on a Cross-Functional DevOps Team

If you’re just getting started with a squad model, you may not be sure what roles you’ll need for your team to function smoothly. Our squad model in the IBM Digital Business Group is based on the Spotify Squad framework. At a high level, a squad is a small, cross-functional team that has autonomy...
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How Not to Kill your DevOps Team

A thriving DevOps culture should mean a thriving IT team, one that plays a critical role in achieving the company’s goals. But leave certain needs and warning signs unchecked and your DevOps initiative might just grind your team into the ground. There are things that IT leaders can do to foster a...
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Back to Basics: What Sysadmins Must Know about Logging and Monitoring

With the rise of containers and virtual machines, some system administrators have been neglecting their system logs. That’s a mistake. Even if your containerized applications spin up and down several times an hour, you still need to keep and analyze logs. To find the root cause of a failure or to...
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Reports Of The Impending Demise Of Operations Are Greatly Exaggerated

Our industry has spent the past 7-8 years proclaiming the need for better integration of Dev and Ops to improve flow and quality. Despite this work — or perhaps because of it — there is a new rift forming between Dev and Ops. Once upon a time, Developers had to be convinced that they should even...
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How Security Can Bridge the Chasm with Development

Enhancing the relationships between security and engineering is crucial for improving software security. These six steps will bring your teams together. There's always been a troublesome rift between enterprise security teams and software developers. While the friction is understandable, it's also...
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8 Takeaways from NIST’s Application Container Security Guide

Companies are leveraging containers on a massive scale to rapidly package and deliver software applications. But because it is difficult for organizations to see the components and dependencies in all their container images, the security risks associated with containerized software delivery has...
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7 Habits of Highly Successful Site Reliability Engineers

So we decided to look at some of the characteristics and habits common to highly successful SREs. As in most development and operations roles, first-class technical chops are obviously critical. For SREs, those specific skills might depend on how a particular organization defines or approaches the...
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Predictive Analytics in the Multicloud

Cloud computing has plenty of complexities. And while many IT leaders would prefer a unified infrastructure, wherein the business standardizes on one or two cloud vendors, that is not going to happen in the real world. The reason is simple: Applications the business depends on reside on a variety...
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How to Rethink Project Management for DevOps

As DevOps boosts your organization’s agility, how does the project manager role need to change? Explore this expert advice. As DevOps culture spreads, however, so does its impact on other areas of the organization. Take project management: DevOps fundamentally changes how IT teams approach projects...
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