DevOps Team Organization
- June 11, 2020
Cloud cost management is a new task for developers under DevOps, and a continuous delivery add-on presents a new way to show them infrastructure inefficiencies.
- May 15, 2020
AIOps systems for incident response have helped a bank and a provider of care services in the home streamline operations amid a pandemic emergency and an ongoing IT skills shortage.
- April 16, 2020
Security risk was mostly an afterthought as businesses scrambled to support remote work in response to COVID-19, but SecOps is now at the top of IT shops' priority lists.
- April 02, 2020
IT service desks bore the brunt of the sudden transition from centralized business locations to remote work for most white-collar employees, as COVID-19 forced social distancing.
- March 20, 2020
AI-driven SecOps tools spared Las Vegas from a major data breach in January. The city now bets that two-factor authentication can stop future attempts.
- March 17, 2020
The new coronavirus pandemic will force most DevOps teams to work remotely and may also interfere with work schedules. Experts share advice on how to weather the disruption.
- February 25, 2020
Mirantis adds engineering staff and revives Docker Swarm as it plans to do battle in container orchestration against Red Hat, Pivotal and Docker itself.
- February 13, 2020
With a small staff of engineers responsible for all of IT, a digital advertising firm needed help to smooth out the learning curve as it migrated from Mesosphere to Kubernetes.
- February 06, 2020
IT-style automated workflows are expanding to non-IT departments, even as business initiatives fuse with software projects. IT ops will support both, often with the same toolset.
- January 07, 2020
Alaska Airlines' e-commerce division will chart a course for hands-off IT ops and a sharper focus on strategic SRE duties through AIOps tools.
- December 17, 2019
Some IT training experts say 'Dojo is a no-go,' but companies such as Verizon and Walmart say the DevOps dojo approach has been well worth it for them.
- December 13, 2019
IT automation, DevOps at scale and hybrid infrastructure management are three critical -- and interconnected -- IT operations initiatives for 2020.
- December 13, 2019
Why manage buying your own gifts for geeks, when there are so many subscription gift box services that will do that kind of undifferentiated heavy lifting for you?
- December 12, 2019
Dynatrace is gung-ho about NoOps with training services and an open source tool for CI/CD automation, but may face skepticism from a wary enterprise IT audience.
- November 08, 2019
Sanity in a zero-trust world for microservices security calls for IT teams to prioritize the assets they must protect, and that starts with data classification.
- October 28, 2019
DevSecOps has gone mainstream as companies bake security automation into app development, but experts say the toughest cybersecurity challenges remain unsolved.
- October 25, 2019
IT ops pros are getting used to multi-cloud management, especially for disaster recovery, but moving from cloud to cloud via container portability is still rare.
- October 21, 2019
As IT ops pros evolve into SREs, they play a key role in security automation and create secure paths to production deployment for application developers.
- October 02, 2019
Software companies have been embroiled in high-profile ethical controversies in the past two years, driving industry debate about just how extensively politics should influence tech.
- September 18, 2019
DevSecOps practitioners imparted dos and don'ts for newbies and urged them to think strategically as well as tactically about improving IT security.
- September 17, 2019
Once a bleeding-edge concept, DevSecOps has gone mainstream following high-profile security breaches that proved simply installing automated security tools doesn't go far enough.
- September 06, 2019
CloudBees and Atlassian have feature flags on their near-term product roadmaps, as enterprise DevOps shops seek to lower the risk of continuous code deployment to production.
- August 28, 2019
Knative's emerging claim to fame is that it can turn Kubernetes into a next-gen platform as a service with both a Heroku-like developer experience and deep infrastructure control.
- August 14, 2019
Before investing in an online course to learn new IT skills, heed this warning from brain scientists: there is a big difference between knowing what to do and knowing how to do it.
- July 31, 2019
When European car-sharing startup Drivy becomes Getaround this fall, a SaaS management tool will integrate the two companies' IT systems, an increasingly common need for businesses.
- July 30, 2019
Which comes first -- automated app deployment pipelines, or automated infrastructures on which to deploy? At GitOps shop Procore, the answer is emphatically the former.
- July 26, 2019
PagerDuty, Splunk and other vendors have added BizDevOps features to their IT management tools, but if they build it, will enterprises come?
- July 01, 2019
Elastic SIEM gains interest from former Splunk users, with the promise of cost savings and the prospect of centralized security analytics and IT monitoring data repositories.
- June 21, 2019
A financial services company will retrain its help desk staff to be app developers and SREs, while AI handles the grunt work for the company's call center employees.
- June 20, 2019
Microservices and DevOps have made IT security a shared responsibility among enterprise stakeholders, and experts expect this shift to prompt mass consolidation among vendors.
- June 20, 2019
As Alaska Airlines plots a flight path to a hybrid cloud infrastructure, it will navigate with an automated DevOps security tool that spans multiple IT environments.
- June 06, 2019
As UPS moved its package-tracking system from mainframe to open systems, it drew on the old adage about how to eat an elephant: one small bite at a time.
- May 22, 2019
A DevSecOps shift and a move to public cloud have precipitated a sea change in what's expected of IT ops pros at a mobile video on-demand company.
- April 25, 2019
When Experian deployed xMatters, the IT landscape was very different. But the incident management tool's adaptability kept it useful through shifts in tech trends.
- April 12, 2019
Opsgenie's induction into the Atlassian fold reflects a trend of incident management tools' absorption into broader DevOps platforms, but not every user prefers a one-stop shop.
- April 01, 2019
Google SRE veterans spoke publicly about infrastructure automation work, its future and its limitations.
- March 26, 2019
Aspiring SREs find it hard to move away from tactical tasks to focus on strategic projects. Veteran SREs say the path to less toil begins with prioritization and automation.
- March 25, 2019
SRE workflows often emerge organically within enterprise IT teams, but software tools add measurability and automation for incident response and review in one DevOps shop.
- January 23, 2019
AIOps IP from Perspica broadens AppDynamics' automated root cause analysis features, but enterprises must evaluate IT and business analytics options carefully before they commit.
- January 02, 2019
DevOps security tools are on the market, and IT pros are acutely aware of the need to update their practices. But alignment with business teams hasn't gotten any easier.
- December 04, 2018
Enterprises that pay for Kubernetes support will respond differently to this week's critical security vulnerability than lean DevOps teams that use upstream distributions.
- November 20, 2018
Gifts for geeks don't have to be digital. This year's suggestions feature a decidedly analog theme.
- October 16, 2018
Practitioners categorize SRE job descriptions two ways -- by distributed systems architecture design that evolves rapidly, and also by the ability to optimize human workflows.
- October 10, 2018
To bring legacy applications into the DevOps fold, IT teams must be creative and collaborate in ways that may differ sharply from approaches to greenfield projects.
- September 18, 2018
Without better organizational discipline, digital businesses are at risk for massively disruptive data breaches and attacks. Can DevSecOps transform IT in time to avert disaster?
- September 11, 2018
PagerDuty follows Atlassian with incident response tracking for corporate management, while IT pros on the front lines of incident triage also seek enhancements to low-level alerting configurations.
- September 05, 2018
Atlassian snapped up OpsGenie and rolled out Jira Ops as part of a shift in focus to IT incident management. Users will follow the strategy cautiously.
- August 06, 2018
Mainframe automation tools are nascent, and many mainframe experts are reluctant to embrace DevOps. But large enterprises must address legacy platforms to realize app delivery goals.
- July 27, 2018
IT pros had been skeptical about Atlassian's Stride, but HipChat's disappearance leaves them with lingering questions about licensing and support.
- March 09, 2018
Google Hangouts Chat could lead to interesting AI chatbot technology eventually, but G Suite users are already loyal to competitors, such as Slack.
- March 02, 2018
DevOps practices begin with collaboration on application releases, but it's not until something goes wrong with those apps in production that true transformation takes place.
- January 30, 2018
At Nasdaq, IT monitoring unified different teams' views of infrastructure, but cultural blocking and tackling are equally important to improve incident response.
- December 14, 2017
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- November 15, 2017
Large enterprises, such as Kaiser Permanente, base their moves toward DevOps practices on organizational changes that force a shift in IT team mindset.
- November 08, 2017
AIOps has become a white-hot IT buzzword, but whether smart machines can replace, rather than augment, human intelligence is a much thornier question.
- November 03, 2017
There's no one best container management tool. Complexity to one org is flexibility to another. IT teams ask support, interoperability questions to know which technology is right for their org.
- October 20, 2017
Collaboration between DevOps and business leaders is ideal, but how to organize enterprise teams around shared monitoring tools remains an inexact science.
- October 04, 2017
IT ops pros often hear that DevOps calls for them to script, code and serve up automated infrastructure for developers. But where should aspiring SREs begin?
- September 22, 2017
As DevSecOps grows, policy as code will take over where infrastructure as code left off through new tools such as HashiCorp Sentinel.
- September 21, 2017
Forward-looking IT ops jobs require more Python and less cable management. To reach valued positions in the IT organization, align your skills with these popular job requirements.
- September 15, 2017
Atlassian's successor to HipChat Cloud has plenty of work ahead of it to attract converts and migrate their data from de facto ChatOps market leader Slack.
- September 08, 2017
When Windows DevOps shops want to modernize legacy applications, third-party services and VM-based automation techniques can take them on the first steps.
- September 07, 2017
Early adopters of DevOps embrace open source software, but enterprise Microsoft shops have made strides in 2017, as have Microsoft's DevOps products.
- August 15, 2017
As a widespread labor shortage grips the U.S., IT organizations get creative to fill DevOps jobs and avoid overtaxing the employees they have.
- August 15, 2017
New ways to recruit and train DevOps engineers won't fully compensate for the IT skills shortage, so use DevOps automation in lieu of manpower.
- June 21, 2017
The parent company of Terminix and Merry Maids blended security with its app development pipeline as part of its DevOps transformation.
- June 14, 2017
A collaborative toolchain links stakeholders in Lufthansa Systems' IT support process, which includes customers in software testing and development.
- May 05, 2017
Some in IT operations believe that IT automation platforms will make their jobs obsolete, but that's far from reality in large enterprises.
- March 30, 2017
You're an ops pro, and your hair is on fire for eight different reasons. Now, your IT leadership says you must think about security in DevOps. What do you do?
- March 10, 2017
What do Jenkins, Ansible Tower and New Relic have in common, besides being parts of a DevOps toolchain? A new appeal to an audience beyond IT.
- February 16, 2017
Those who aspire to an IT operations career must learn to code, says a former FINRA CTO who works with financial institutions as a DevOps consultant.
- January 27, 2017
IT never sleeps, and 2017 will keep them on their toes. Experts and IT professionals weigh in on their expectations for the cloud, containers and DevOps.
- December 13, 2016
Putting self-service technologies in customers' hands both internally and externally has made Allstate's claims services more efficient.
- November 23, 2016
Every IT shop is different, which means implementations of DevOps are just as diverse. A cross-functional group of DevOps adherents shares what success looks like in action.
- November 21, 2016
DevOps deployment pipelines will be expanded and fine-tuned with security and monitoring in the coming year, despite some economic uncertainty.
- November 17, 2016
DevOps communication between team members is crucial, but how does that work when they're on different continents?
- November 11, 2016
One popular new technology will allow the DevOps pipelines of the future to keep up with new innovations, as large enterprises have shown.
- November 08, 2016
There's no better time to institute DevOps best practices than during a broader disruption from a merger and spinoff, according to two large organizations, which tell their tales.
- November 08, 2016
Large enterprises relate their journeys toward better DevOps collaboration, and why realigning their organization's processes and teams is as important as any new tool set.
- October 28, 2016
SecOps is among the most daunting frontiers of DevOps transformation, but banks and the U.S. federal government are forging ahead using Puppet IT automation.
- October 24, 2016
Voting is now open for the best DevOps Product in the 2017 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards.
- October 10, 2016
Thought leaders debate what needs to be done to foster DevOps training, as forward-thinking IT pros with DevOps skills are still scarce in the available pool of enterprise talent.
- September 22, 2016
One strategy toward more IT reliability is to make it everyone's responsibility.
- September 21, 2016
Cratejoy will test code in environments automatically created by Runnable to avoid bottlenecks around EC2 instances used for staging. But will this plan work for enterprise IT shops?
- September 13, 2016
Nominate technology products here for the 2017 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards.
- September 13, 2016
Here are the categories for the 2017 Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards.
- August 26, 2016
Startups can begin their DevOps journey unencumbered by legacy infrastructure, but scaling infrastructure and training employees are still hurdles to overcome.
- August 22, 2016
Want security built into the DevOps process? It might not completely bulletproof an application, but experts say that any security added at the code level will pay dividends down the road.
- August 17, 2016
One insurance company organizes an annual hackathon, where cross-discipline teams form to create features that employees dream up. In 24 hours, it's all over, but the lessons learned persist much longer.
- July 19, 2016
Legacy app maintenance doesn't end when new apps join the fold. IT pros share how they organize and execute application operations.
- July 14, 2016
How does an organization with a large legacy infrastructure Chef up DevOps? Liberty Mutual, Target and Capital One offer guidance and lessons learned.
- June 14, 2016
Relying on a third party for software as a service has its advantages, but also comes with the risk of dealing with outages like the one suffered by ChatOps tool Slack late last week.
- June 09, 2016
Chatrooms and chatbots are making inroads into enterprise IT shops to manage day-to-day operations.
- June 07, 2016
Enterprise IT has decades of process and procedure in place, which can hinder innovation. Executives share their strategies to inject new ideas into an established operation.
- May 24, 2016
App development and IT ops specialists can find common ground and solve common problems with a focus on security.
- June 26, 2015
Pick up a cartful of DevOps advice from retailer Target, which moved to the DevOps culture in its data centers with a balance of stability and innovation.