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You can't DevOps everything, kids. Off the shelf kit especially

Comment Hey, psst. Come over here, I have a secret to tell you. My fellow DevOps hoodwinkers would cement-shoe me for saying so, but you don't always need to do the DevOps. In fact, in many cases, it's likely a waste of effort. Let's start walking this way, briskly, now – I think I see some pink and chromatic blue fade-tipped Thought …
Michael Cote, 21 Jul 2017
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Continuous Lifecycle 2018 call for papers is open NOW

Continuous Lifecycle will be back in London next May, and we want to ensure we have an up to minute, real world agenda by putting your experiences implementing DevOps, Containers, CD and Automation at the heart of the programme. The call for papers is open now, and we’re looking for proposals for conference presentations and …
Team Register, 13 Jul 2017
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Cloud Foundry had a privilege escalation bug

Open source devops platform Cloud Foundry has disclosed a potentially nasty bug in its User Account and Authentication server software. UUA is the Cloud Foundry ID management service, using OAuth2 to issue tokens for client applications that act on behalf of users. CVE-2017-8032 was patched in an update last week, and the …
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GitHub acknowledges autocrats with 'code owner' feature

GitHub's taken a leaf out of Google's Chromium book, introducing a feature that puts review requirements under the control of someone designated as a code owner. Either individuals or teams can be code owners, responsible for a given slab of software and notified whenever someone makes a pull request. Those who hold the …
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How to avoid getting hoodwinked by a DevOps hustler

Comment We’re almost halfway through this year, and how’s progress on those Digital Transformation Initiative slides doing? Maybe you need a quick jump in improvement to buy some time for August vacations, and then ensure you can get enough actual change and a few successful projects in place by the holidays. While they’ll ship …
Michael Cote, 29 Jun 2017
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Cross? Us? Nah, we're just going hard on hybrids, says VMware

VMware's forthcoming “Cross-Cloud Architecture” will be its big effort to manage workloads and resources across any on-premises or cloudy stack. But it's not due to debut for a month or three and when it lands will embrace Virtzilla vRealize range of management and orchestration products. And as it happens that range has just …
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State of DevOps: Everyone's slinging code out faster

Deployment is up in the world of DevOps. The "lowest" performing IT organizations are deploying software between once a week and once a month — up from every month or six months in 2016, according to the latest State of DevOps report. The data was clustered into three distinct performance categories based on how frequently a …
Andrew Silver, 6 Jun 2017
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CoreOS chief decries cloud lock-in

CoreOS Fest CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi spent his morning on Wednesday biting the hands that fed attendees at his company's conference, CoreOS Fest 2017. "Every shift in infrastructure that we've seen ... has promised more efficiency, reliability and agility," said Polvi. "But every single one has resulted in a massive proprietary software …
Thomas Claburn, 31 May 2017

So your client's under-spent on IT for decades and lives in fear of an audit

Infrastructure as code is a buzzword frequently thrown out alongside DevOps and continuous integration as being the modern way of doing things. Proponents cite benefits ranging from an amorphous "agility" to reducing the time to deploy new workloads. I have an argument for infrastructure as code that boils down to "cover your …
Trevor Pott, 12 May 2017
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CyberArk splashes $42m on DevOps security whizz Conjur

Infosec firm CyberArk has bought Conjur, a provider of DevOps security software, for $42m. Israel-based CyberArk specialises in privileged account management and secrets protection. Conjur's tech for securing DevOps will allow CyberArk to dive deeper into the DevOps lifecycle to protect secrets and manage machine identities. …
John Leyden, 12 May 2017
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Servers as pets or cattle was 2012. Now it's McMansions or Hotels

Remember pets and cattle? CERN's 2012 metaphor to describe on-premises servers you name and care for lavishly versus virtualized cloud servers you never name, run in a herd and snuff out without a second's thought? Well the metaphor's evolved: VMware and Pivotal are now talking about McMansions and hotels to explain how they …
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docker rm Ben Golub

Easy-to-use container pioneer Docker on Tuesday installed a new chief executive, swapping Ben Golub for Steve Singh, the co-founder and former CEO of travel expense biz Concur, now owned by SAP. In a high-paying version of musical chairs, Singh, who joined Docker's board of directors in November, has become CEO and chairman of …

DevOps hype? Sometimes a pizza really is just a pizza

Opinion Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Four friends are sitting on a sofa, and one says to the others, “I’m hungry, I want to learn how to make pizza.” The first friend responds: “90 per cent of my fiends who ate pizza in 2016 were 80 per cent less hungry.” The second: “I can make you pizza, 30 per cent quicker and 10 per …
John Clapham, 28 Mar 2017
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CoreOS Tectonic shift: Now you can run it on Azure and OpenStack

CoreOS is extending Tectonic, its enterprise Kubernetes platform, beyond Amazon Web Services and bare metal environments to run on Microsoft Azure and OpenStack cloud infrastructure. Mackenzie Burnett, head of product at CoreOS, in a phone interview with The Register, observed that while support for Azure and OpenStack is …
Thomas Claburn, 23 Mar 2017
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JS package catalog npm frees its team software for open source devs

npm Inc, the company behind the Node.js package manager and command-line utility known by the same three letters, on Wednesday plans to make its developer collaboration tool known as Orgs free for open source projects. Those using npm to manage private packages still have to pay. "This lets us decouple the paid features from …
Thomas Claburn, 22 Mar 2017

Splunk and New Relic say they're now friends with benefits

Operations people are often quite fond of Splunk, because it gives them bucketloads of useful data about the performance of the kit they tend. Developers are often quite fond of New Relic, because it gives them bucketloads of useful data about the performance of the code they tend, and its impact on the user experience. So …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Mar 2017
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Docker donates core container code to DevOps world's DMZ

As it promised in December, Docker has bestowed containerd, its core container runtime, upon the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, putting an important piece of container infrastructure under neutral governance. The open source software component – a "daemon" or automated process – controls runC, the container runtime that …
Thomas Claburn, 15 Mar 2017
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Intel's Clear Containers creep toward being useful: Now plays nicer with Docker, Kubernetes

Intel has tweaked its Clear Containers software so that it is compatible with Docker Swarm and Kubernetes orchestration. Virtual machines, governed by a hypervisor, enforce data isolation in hardware; containers, while less secure, can be launched and deployed faster and offer flexibility in terms of portability across …
Thomas Claburn, 14 Mar 2017

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