1. Analyst View: Where’s the heat in DevOps?
Consumers, empowered by rich software interactions with access to Internet resources, have never had more power or choices.
DevOps provides a set of practices and cultural changes—supported by complementary tools—that automates the software delivery pipeline, enabling organizations to win, serve, and retain these consumers better and faster than ever before.
Yet not everyone is ready for application delivery rates measured in minutes rather than hours, days or weeks. To understand DevOps adoption trends by industry and application type, Forrester looked at data from three distinct sources. [Continue Reading…]
2. Are You Ready for Your DevOps Transformation?
You’re done with missed release deadlines, long release cycles and risky releases. If your objectives are continuous application delivery to achieve fast feedback loops and reduced waste, DevOps practices provide the means to reach them.
DevOps is all about agile transformation, which reaches beyond agile development into production to achieve continuous delivery. DevOps practices provide help for the necessary next step after agile development to leverage the full potential of agile and avoid massive post-delivery changes through the development teams, but before they are ready to go into production. [Continue Reading…]
3. 2016 DevOps Predictions – Part 1
In the tradition of APMdigest’s annual list of APM predictions (link is external), DEVOPSdigest is hosting its first annual list of DevOps Predictions. DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, often controversial and sometimes contradictory predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2016.
The predictions cover topics ranging from the evolving roles of dev and ops; to relationships within IT and with the business side; to the changing processes; to the innovative technologies that support them all. This is a vibrant list that reflects a growing movement with almost limitless possibilities.
Some of these predictions may actually come true in 2016, while others may be just as valid but take several years to be realized. Still others may be wishful thinking. But taken collectively, this list of predictions offers an insider’s look at what the DevOps experts are thinking about, planning, expecting and hoping for next year. [Continue Reading…]
4. 9 hidden Talents of Devops Ninjas
Devops is all about culture, with groups of teams working in concert toward a common goal. But as opposed to some workplace cultures, there are certain traits and talents all devops team members must have in common. You could be the best software developer or system administrator in the world, but if you don’t possess “devops talents” you’ll soon find that you stick out like a sore thumb and any devops shop worth its salt will likely give you the boot. [Continue Reading…]
5. Improve, automate, rinse and repeat: All aboard the starship DevOps
Steve Ballmer once famously ran around on stage screaming “developers, developers!” You never hear anyone jumping about shouting “sysadmins!” or “quality controllers!”. That’s because code conventional wisdom dictates that code trickles down from the ivory tower, while the boys in the engine room make like Scotty in Star Trek, doing their best to make it work.
That’s not going to fly any more, though.
As applications move online, people expect them to evolve at the same pace as consumer ones, putting development cycles under pressure. Phrases such as “continual improvement” are becoming commonplace. And one term more than any other underpins this movement: DevOps. [Continue Reading…]