DevOps

Expert insights on the practice of DevOps

The future of tech skills training: Like an open book test

Skills development and training is a huge part of driving an organisation forward into the future, and so it’s something that I spend a lot of time and energy on. I’ve seen a bunch of stuff over the past year that leads me to expect a revolution in training when it comes to mastery of […]

Cloud computing trends that will affect your business in 2019

Barriers to enterprise adoption of cloud computing including security concerns and regulatory compliance continue to crumble. As new cloud computing capabilities mature, such as support for containers and serverless computing, multi-cloud environments are becoming the platform of choice for innovation and digital transformation. Cloud computing, a fundamental component of the digital trends affecting businesses today, […]

Filtering the signals from the noise to understand digital

“Digital” is generating a lot of distracting chatter that needs to be separated from the core concepts that make up digital. To filter the signals from the noise, let’s focus on the four stages of digital technology creation: design, develop, deliver and operate. Design Before making the first jump and heading into a long and […]

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 […]