DevOps

Expert insights on the practice of DevOps

Want to act like a startup? Move to cloud native apps.

For companies that have weathered decades of volatile business cycles, changing consumer tastes and a hundred other factors, digital transformation may be the biggest reality check of all. Innovation and disruption aren’t happening at the edge of industries like they have in the past. Instead, the forces of change are tearing down and redefining the […]

Breaking through with managed DevSecOps on AWS

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Any time you can bridge a divide or break down a barrier, you create value. Digital transformation is helping a lot of companies do exactly that in the way they innovate, compete and communicate. But there’s also a lot of value to be gained from the way we build new digital-driven systems and solutions. Until […]

Continuous processes can complicate security, but also provide an answer

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While cloud computing has promised to simplify the management of business-technology systems, it hasn’t exactly turned into a net simplification when it comes to security. Sure, cloud infrastructure platforms remove the complexity of having to secure the underlying infrastructure, and software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service providers simplify many aspects of application security. These platforms are cost effective […]

Practical container security issues

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If you ask people what their biggest concern is about containers, it’s always security. Some 94 percent of IT professionals in the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG)‘s 2017 Cloud Security Report worry about container security. Specifically, they’re concerned that we don’t have mature container security programs. There’s truth to those concerns. After talking with people at […]

Kubernetes is free of Google’s purse strings

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Kubernetes rules cloud-container orchestration. We all know that. You may also know that Google created Kubernetes and then spun the project’s management off to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in 2015. But what you probably don’t know is that Google still controls all the computing resources used to manage and test Kubernetes and its […]

Comment les tests de sécurité d’applications doivent changer dans un monde DevOps world agile

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Dans le contexte actuel de la cyber sécurité, il est essentiel d’élaborer une stratégie de sécurité qui couvre tous les angles d’attaque. Les entreprises doivent en permanence évaluer leur niveau de préparation et améliorer la gestion et les processus pour avoir toujours un coup d’avance sur des individus mal intentionnés. Les applications sont une des […]

Moving applications to the cloud: Lift-and-shift, refactor, or containers

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There’s no question we’re moving our applications to the cloud. We started with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for our data, and now most of us are considering  Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for our programs. The question is, how will we move our programs to PaaS? You have three main choices: Lift-and-shift, refactor, or containers. With life-and-shift, you simply port your […]

Powershell on Azure goes Linux

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People still assume that Windows is Windows, Linux is Linux, and never the twain shall meet. Not true. Microsoft loves Linux. You’ll find the latest proof of this in Azure Cloud Shell, which is now PowerShell Core 6 in Linux. Linux? Yes, Linux. Why? Well, as Wim Coekaerts, formerly corporate vice president of Microsoft Enterprise […]

L’offre Azure Container Instances (ACI) débarque !

J’aime les conteneurs. Vous aimez les conteneurs. Nous aimons tous les conteneurs. Toutefois, si vous avez déjà essayé d’exécuter vos programmes sur Microsoft Azure, vous avez certainement dû rencontrer un problème. Il n’était pas facile d’exécuter des conteneurs de type Docker, une technologie native de Linux, sur Azure. Le correctif aurait pu être fait, mais […]

Powerful management techniques many leaders still aren’t using

The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.            — William Gibson This post is about a set of powerful management techniques that have each been around for over a decade, but that still haven’t yet diffused into everyday use, and that hence still appear novel to […]