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Don’t make DevOps the new Web 2.0

On a near daily basis, new articles are published claiming “This is NOT DevOps” and “You don’t get it, DevOps is not about this!” or “This is not how you do continuous delivery,” and so forth.

While well-intentioned and often with a precise mental model in mind, the reality is that these articles are not really helping, but just creating more confusion.


Q&A: Accelerating Cloud Adoption with DevOps and Automation
Nigel Kersten is vice president of ecosystem engineering at Puppet. Last week Techerati sat down with Nigel to discuss how DevOps and automation are forcing companies to rethink their move to the cloud. Read our Q&A below to learn how to exploit DevOps approaches while avoiding common mistakes   Cloud adoption has been massive amongst... Read More

Five ways agile development can power digital transformation success
Agile development enables organisations to lead the way with digital innovation, rather than just trying to keep pace with it If one thing is certain in the new digital era, it’s that businesses far and wide are investing in digital transformation.  Across a number of industries, enterprises are digitising their customer experiences at scale and... Read More

From agile to fragile: Is DevOps the weak link in your cloud security strategy?
If organisations are not careful, pressures imposed on DevOps teams can compromise application and data security in cloud environments, writes Haim Zelikovsky In the next three years, public, private and hybrid cloud adoption will drive roughly 25 percent of the growth in the software as a service ‘SaaS’ market. Without the cloud, SaaS can’t mature... Read More

Why you’re doing VSM wrong, and the three essential elements to get it right
Value, visibility and tactics are the keys to VSM success, writes Jeff Keyes, Plutora Businesses today are under increasing pressure to incorporate the latest approaches to increase the efficiency and speed of pipeline deliveries. Value stream management (VSM) is a solution to this challenge – mapping out your value stream provides all team members with... Read More

Kubernetes – from internal project to world leader
Kubernetes’s flexibility and ability to evolve means it will continue to be at the heart of cutting-edge technologies like 5G and IoT, writes Carmine Rimi, Canonical Kubernetes, the container orchestration system for automating application deployment, recently celebrated its fifth birthday. Starting life as an internal project at Google, Kubernetes has grown to become the largest... Read More

Putting tech to the test: Why VPNs no longer cut it in the cloud-native era
VPNs don’t meet any of today’s modern infrastructure and application requirements, says Galeal Zino, CEO at NetFoundry The requirements for high performance, secure connectivity are at an all-time high as enterprises embrace the cloud to develop and deploy modern applications. Within this new cloud-native world, traditional Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are still being relied upon.... Read More

In an era defined by software, we know very little about the developers that power it
Not all software developers are geeks. Dimitrios Mistriotis, software developer and ex-Googler, says understanding your own "archetype" could change how you think about your career After working on web platforms and web user interfaces for, startups, places starting up, and large companies such as Google, I resolved to write a book that deciphered and mapped... Read More

The top 5 trends in software development

Businesses across multiple industries and sectors are finding themselves delivering more and more software releases at a greater rate than ever before. There is now more technology in existence that requires updates to be rolled out continuously – and at very short notice should a complex issue arise. Business leaders, therefore, should be aware of… Read More


Engineers have asked for more autonomy: now we need to prove why
To ensure modern development practices are maintained in large organisations and we don’t loop back to overly-detailed three-year Gantt charts, engineers need to prove their value to customers, writes Jatil Damania, director of delivery at Contino As more organisations are moving towards modern development practices, they are mirroring established engineering models of fast-moving companies like... Read More

LEGO’s Jesper Toubøl talks agile mould-making
Jesper Toubøl, Vice President E&M Elements & Moulds at LEGO, explains how LEGO has shaped business success through sound agile principles Leadership in transformation Today many businesses face practically ruthless demands to be ready for changes due to constantly shifting needs in the business environment. On top of this, technological developments often surprise many of us... Read More

Do you have proper Kubernetes security policies in place?
On the back of last year's high-profile discovery of a privilege escalation flaw in Kubernetes, CIOs and CSOs are in need of solid security strategies to protect applications under the helm of Captain Kubernetes. Brian Johnson, CEO of DivvyCloud, explores the complex task of managing massive, distributed systems built on open source technologies As Kubernetes solves a few... Read More


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