IT Ops Implications of Continuous Delivery
- 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.
- June 02, 2020
Pre-built hooks between Atlassian DevOps tools are in demand among IT teams that must manage an overwhelming number of cross-functional projects and vendor products.
- June 02, 2020
Chef seeks a new niche as IT automation shifts toward Kubernetes and cloud-native tools, but IT pros have many options, with some more appealing than Chef in high-scale scenarios.
- May 07, 2020
VMware Tanzu Application Service for Kubernetes, now in public beta, intrigues PKS users by combining Kubernetes infrastructure components behind a Cloud Foundry developer interface.
- April 23, 2020
Pulumi 2.0 ratchets up the heat on HashiCorp's rival Terraform IaC tool, adding policy as code, test automation and secrets management features to its mainstream language support.
- April 09, 2020
HashiCorp Vault 1.4 sweetens the deal for users of the paid Enterprise version, which had been subject to questions about differentiation from the free version in the past.
- April 08, 2020
New Cloud Foundry Foundation Executive Director Chip Childers plans to steer the community into the next phase of cooperation with Kubernetes, Knative, Istio and more.
- April 03, 2020
Atlassian's cloud products offer sought-after enterprise features and extend integrations, but some organizations will still struggle to transition from its on-premises tools.
- 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.
- March 11, 2020
As Choice Hotels moved away from homegrown scripting tools for continuous delivery, it fundamentally shifted the daily duties of its IT ops teams.
- February 26, 2020
JFrog hops aboard a crowded CI/CD bandwagon, but its expertise in artifact and package management could appeal to security-conscious DevOps shops.
- 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 21, 2020
The CNCF, defense contractors and IT vendors have joined forces with the Department of Defense to establish NIST security standards and best practices for DevSecOps.
- February 21, 2020
GKE Application Manager, rolled out in beta this week, bakes in an open source Kubernetes configuration management tool to simplify application deployments to GKE.
- January 21, 2020
XebiaLabs will join with CollabNet VersionOne to form a new DevOps platform vendor that will compete with Atlassian, GitHub, GitLab and CloudBees.
- 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 18, 2019
Machine learning and AI are all the rage in IT automation tools -- except for the one produced by a new startup founded by two former PayPal cybersecurity engineers.
- December 18, 2019
As Kubernetes use expands in production, enterprises have a number of IT security tools to choose from for centralized, policy-based control over container clusters.
- 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 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.
- December 06, 2019
A vast market for DevOps tools includes every major IT vendor and many up-and-comers. A panel of industry experts say these 10 are most likely to shift the market in 2020.
- November 22, 2019
Kubernetes is considered stable enough to be boring. The latest beta release was barely mentioned at KubeCon, where IT pros focused on advanced uses such as GitOps and other cloud-native projects.
- November 15, 2019
D2iQ's CTO says it will use its enterprise experience with Apache Mesos container orchestration and big data apps such as Kafka to compete in a crowded market for Kubernetes management.
- 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 18, 2019
OpenShift and its competitors now offer enterprises soup-to-nuts DevOps platforms, rather than simple Kubernetes management tools, that are based on different points of strategic lock-in.
- October 10, 2019
Windows host support in Kubernetes reached a milestone with general availability from container management vendors, which makes containers more accessible for legacy apps.
- September 24, 2019
BizDevOps has been the priority for Dynatrace customer American Fidelity the last four years, guiding the company's IT priorities amid ever-increasing technical complexity.
- 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.
- September 05, 2019
Large enterprise users of Atlassian's on-premises software say the vendor's cloud tools have piqued their interest with updates to security and support.
- 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 15, 2019
With key maturity milestones behind them, the maintainers of Jenkins X prepare a SaaS version, and plan to collaborate with Google's Tekton and Netflix's Spinnaker.
- August 14, 2019
CloudBees CEO Sacha Labourey puts his roadmap cards on the table for the next generation of the company's CI/CD tools and an upcoming project to co-develop CI/CD for Anthos with Google.
- 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 24, 2019
There are almost as many tools to assist with DevSecOps as there are definitions for the term – how one managed service provider that serves federal agencies chose a compliance-as-code vendor.
- July 19, 2019
A Kubernetes-friendly compliance as code project hosted by the CNCF has caught on among large enterprises in the first half of 2019, largely through word of mouth.
- July 17, 2019
Enterprise IT pros worried about security when containers were first introduced, but as containers are put into production, they can actually present ways to tighten security practices.
- 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.
- May 21, 2019
Infrastructure as code, configuration as code, security as code -- enterprise SREs set their sights on everything as code in pursuit of GitOps efficiency.
- May 17, 2019
Most mainframe DevOps tools make open source app delivery pipelines speak mainframe's language, but LzLabs brings mainframe apps to a Linux-based platform without recompilation.
- May 14, 2019
DevOps monitoring vendors rev their engines as enterprises take on more sophisticated IT monitoring practices to reach the next major phase of app modernization.
- April 18, 2019
CloudBees folds in Electric Cloud and pledges to broaden its focus beyond Jenkins, while customers wait and see how that might impact long-term roadmap plans.
- 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 10, 2019
Cloud Foundry undergoes drastic changes as infrastructure automation technology develops, to the point where some industry experts see more erosion than evolution.
- April 08, 2019
Complementary roles for Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes are clear to IT pros, and the community plans to knit the two more closely together with the Eirini project.
- 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 15, 2019
DevOps security has shifted left, but IT pros disagree on just how far into application design and away from infrastructure security practices will go.
- March 15, 2019
DevOps security remains a work in progress, but many enterprise IT shops already plug collaboration points for IT security and operations pros directly into the app development pipeline.
- March 08, 2019
Release automation tools will evolve in 2019 to embrace advanced application development and infrastructure automation techniques.
- February 28, 2019
The U.K.'s largest online automotive marketplace put Istio security features in place before it adopted containers and GKE, rather than the other way around.
- February 25, 2019
DevOps has reached the mainframe world, where a few enterprise 'unicorns' have blazed a trail with new tools for the rest of the IT industry.
- January 10, 2019
Colonial Life brought its SQL-based enrollment app into the DevOps fold with a tool from Datical to replace its faulty manual update process.
- November 01, 2018
IT organizations that undertake continuous delivery and deployment initiatives must find strategies to enable that nonstop rush into production without any space for massive or prolonged user-facing problems.
- October 18, 2018
The Netflix- and Google-led Spinnaker continuous deployment software project has added enterprise appeal with revamped Kubernetes integration.
- 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 05, 2018
Ansible users know their way around a CLI, but some envision an all-inclusive IT automation platform based on the Ansible Tower management console UI and features.
- September 28, 2018
CloudBees advanced its core CI/CD platform to broaden developers' options to create apps and access additional services in the cloud.
- September 20, 2018
Jenkins and Kubernetes are a natural fit for automated application development and delivery, and the open source community has plans to improve how Jenkins runs on containers.
- September 19, 2018
CloudBees and its competitors vie to offer the visibility and data-driven performance measurement into CI/CD processes that enterprises need to strive for better DevOps governance.
- 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 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
Enterprise DevOps shops have yet another cloud CI/CD choice, as well as additional options for managed Kubernetes, function as a service and service mesh.
- July 25, 2018
Data-intensive applications can hobble DevOps velocity, but one IT team makes fresh test data available to its developers with a tool that makes rapid copies of large data stores.
- June 29, 2018
Database DevOps is no longer a contradiction in terms, as enterprises roll out database management and persistent storage software that makes stateful apps more flexible.
- June 08, 2018
Puppet plans to add data visualization and analysis to spruce up its DevOps tools now that it has acquired Reflect, but it's still playing catch-up in a crowded, noisy market.
- June 06, 2018
An online outcry about Microsoft's GitHub acquisition seems overblown to enterprise DevOps pros, but that doesn't mean there's no cause for concerns.
- June 04, 2018
Microsoft's $7.5 billion blockbuster deal for GitHub is a sea change for the IT market, as an enterprise software bellwether with legacy baggage snaps up an open source DevOps darling.
- February 16, 2018
Products branded with DevOps are everywhere, and the list of options grows every day, but the best DevOps tools are already well-known among enterprise IT pros.
- January 23, 2018
Businesses look to AI apps to gain a competitive edge, but IT teams must make rapid application changes through a DevOps process and embrace infrastructure automation.
- January 18, 2018
Ellucian, which makes software for colleges and universities, offers a pipeline as code example that unifies the release process for multiple generations of apps and brings IT security into the DevOps fold.
- October 13, 2017
Customers reacted to new Puppet Pipelines tools with confusion about how the new software compares with Jenkins for CI/CD and concerns that Puppet will spread itself too thin.
- October 11, 2017
Enterprises such as Bloomberg use Cloud Foundry's integration with Kubernetes to ensure high availability for clusters of hosts and to support container orchestration.
- October 10, 2017
Expanded integrations between CA Automic tools should appeal to enterprise IT executives, amid anticipation that big companies will increase DevOps investments next year.
- October 06, 2017
Technical debt is a burden that you can visualize and plan for. But what if problems come to light only when something goes wrong?
- September 27, 2017
Production-ready role-based access control in Kubernetes is an important milestone for security-conscious IT shops, but other security features remain works in progress.
- September 26, 2017
Rancher 2.0 offers Kubernetes by default, which follows a similar move by Mesosphere and furthers the container platform's momentum in 2017.
- 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 20, 2017
As CI/CD pipelines go mainstream in the DevOps boat, Puppet shops will have a new option from a familiar vendor.
- September 20, 2017
User dissatisfaction with the complexity of the Jenkins CI/CD pipeline tool spurs both the open source community and CloudBees to offer streamlined GUIs and better metrics.
- 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 18, 2017
IT pros who have deployed Kubernetes in production reflect on the changes, challenges and capabilities they've seen, and predict what's next.
- June 12, 2017
It takes some effort and skill to ramp up IT automation, and the monetary return on investment will be murky at best. So why do we do it?
- June 09, 2017
A new generation of DevOps deployment tools that minimize the amount of manual labor in DevOps pipeline builds have a leg up with enterprises.
- June 07, 2017
A Brazilian cosmetics company has assembled a wide palette of IT monitoring tools to enhance the reliability of its operations.
- 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.
- April 26, 2017
Linux container security less vexing for enterprises that say containerization has actually improved their IT security posture.
- 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.
- January 09, 2017
IT ops pros could get a unified platform to manage business, development and operations collaboration with Atlassian's integration of Trello.