Articles about devops

Stack Overflow + Salary Calculator = your worth

Developers may be no more curious about salaries than any other set of workers, but their high degree of variation in terms of education, skillset and experience – not to mention the often ill-defined nature of their work – gives them ample reason to be curious about pay among their peers. Stack Overflow, a community site …
Thomas Claburn, 19 Sep 2017

The developers vs enterprise architects showdown: You shall know us by our trail of diagrams

One of the more wizened roles in IT is the enterprise architect, or, “EA” for those in a hurry. Meanwhile, those cowpokes over in the wide open office plans of DevOps country have little regard for these EA types. It’s a bit of a “what have you done for me lately?” situation: last time the devs checked, these EAs were saying …
Michael Cote, 18 Sep 2017
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Red Hat speed fiends celebrate automation

While tech luminaries fret about the world-killing potential of self-directed computers amid galas and globetrotting, the industry's worker bees see automation as salvation from soul-killing drudgery. So it was at AnsibleFest in San Francisco on Thursday, which proved to be more sysadmin speed evangelism than freewheeling …
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Google, VMware and Pivotal team for on-premises Kubernetes

VMworld 2017 Google, VMware and Pivotal have teamed to let you run Kubernetes in the safety of your own data centre. The joint effort has seen Pivotal create the new Pivotal Container Service (with the acronym PKS, for some reason), a commercial cut of the open source Project Kubo that Google and Pivotal developed together to manage the …
Simon Sharwood, 30 Aug 2017
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ThoughtWorks acquired by British private equiteers Apax

Software development consultancy ThoughtWorks has been acquired by “funds advised by Apax Partners”, a British venture capital and private equity outfit. Both organisations are at pains to say the deal won't change anything for ThoughtWorks, other than giving it what Guo Xiao, the company's CEO and president, calls fuel for “ …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Aug 2017

Continuous integration platforms are broken – here's what needs fixing

About half of 3,880 participants in the 2016 "State of Agile" industry survey reported using continuous integration. Now new research from Oregon State University and University of Illinois suggests that the platforms still leave a lot to be desired. The survey of 523 developers from more than 30 countries found that their top …
Andrew Silver, 22 Aug 2017

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 …

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