Adopting devOps strategies help organizations release code faster and more frequently, according to a new survey of IT professionals in the US and Europe. While that's not exactly surprising, the survey also suggests that organizations are best off taking an all-in approach to devOps -- and that partial devOps adoption could actually be counterproductive.For instance, 44 percent of respondents with high devOps adoption saw an improvement in the resolution of bugs, while just 18 percent of respondents with moderate devOps adoption said they saw an improvement. That number was slightly higher, at 20 percent, for low devOps users. Featured stories Cryptocurrency reality checks and the coming boom USB Type-C is the iPhone charging connector that Steve Jobs would have wanted I tried to write this article on an iPad Pro. It didn’t go well Thousands of Mega logins dumped online, exposing user files Similarly, the survey showed that low devOps users reported slightly better … [Read more...] about To get the most out of devOps, go all in, survey suggests
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For IT executives and professionals, adoption of Agile and DevOps approaches is a no-brainer -- encouraging collaboration on software projects at all stages helps get projects out the door faster, with the blessings of the business. Everybody feels better about the deliverable. However, it's not clear how much value businesses are actually seeing out of such efforts. It's not that DevOps and Agile are not delivering value; it's just unknown what that value is. That's the gist of a new survey, conducted by Forrester Research and sponsored by Blueprint Software, which finds that while Agile and DevOps are anecdotally adding value, there are few actual measurements to back it up. Fewer than half of respondents, 45%, actually use business value as a metric of success for Agile and DevOps initiatives. For 50%, it's actually a struggle to link DevOps activities to business outcomes. The survey's authors define "business value" as revenue, competitiveness, profitability, and new customers. … [Read more...] about Actual business value of DevOps and Agile practices still elusive, survey suggests
Why DevOps is key for your business Adopting DevOps isn't just a good idea, it's a business necessity. To get the most from today's technologies -- from servers to virtual machines (VM)s and containers on to the clouds they empower -- you must get your system administrators working together with your developers. Hence, DevOps, the portmanteau of development and operations. Special Report Riding the DevOps revolution You can download all of the articles in this special report in one PDF (free registration required). Read More How can DevOps help help you? It's simple: DevOps speeds up your software development and operational deployments from months to days.DevOps: What is Agile and what does it do? Patrick Debois, an IT consultant, created DevOps to bridge the gap between projects and operations by using Agile programming techniques. Agile replaces traditional, slow programming methods such as Waterfall. With Waterfall, development teams go … [Read more...] about What is DevOps? An executive guide to agile development and IT operations
For people involved in DevOps, time is not on their side. Production cycles keep getting tighter and tighter, and many IT professionals are still saddled with manual tasks. It's the old story of the cobbler's shoeless children. While IT professionals have been automating great swaths of their organizations, those overseeing the turnaround of IT projects are begging for more automation. This comes out of a survey published by JumpCloud and SoftLayer, conducted at their first-ever joint DevOps Conference. The top challenges to DevOps professionals' jobs are deployment and patching activities, followed by user management and log file analysis and forensics. Featured stories Cryptocurrency reality checks and the coming boom USB Type-C is the iPhone charging connector that Steve Jobs would have wanted I tried to write this article on an iPad Pro. It didn’t go well Thousands of Mega logins dumped online, exposing user files Eight-two percent of respondents said … [Read more...] about DevOps pros: We need more automation!
New Orleans: Canonical, in conjunction with Microsoft, announced at Linuxcon that it is bringing its Juju cloud orchestration program to Windows Azure. With it, cloud managers can easily deploy Web and network services on Ubuntu Linux in an Azure cloud. Juju, for those of you who haven't had the pleasure of meeting it, is a DevOps like Puppet and Chef. It works on a higher level though to make setting up and maintaining cloud services even easier. These DevOps programs are there to get rid of the busy work of setting up and managing standard servers and their relationships on the cloud. This is why Jorge Castro, a Canonical developer relations executive, says that Juju's main idea is to get rid of "metawork." LinuxCon Linus Torvalds doesn't want to be Microsoft's CEO Valve CEO: Why Linux is the future of gaming Intel: The year of the Linux desktop is here Walking around LinuxCon 2013 IBM and Linux: The next billion dollars Ubuntu on Windows Azure gets Juju … [Read more...] about Ubuntu on Windows Azure gets Juju DevOps