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12 Jul 2017
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DevOps lessons learned: Advice for IT leaders [64869]
The Enterprisers Project, July 12th 2017

"DevOps is often described as a journey, a movement, or a culture. DevOps isn't just a set of tools that IT leaders can buy and put into practice the next day. It requires careful planning, continued attention, and a purposeful approach, such as creating a center of excellence or updating your DevOps team model..."
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10 Jul 2017
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DevOps metrics: Are you measuring what matters? [64870]
The Enterprisers Project, July 10th 2017

"How do you measure DevOps success? Talk 'metrics' for DevOps work or cloud-native infrastructures, and the conversation tends to revolve around familiar operational and productivity measures. Uptime. Transactions per second. Bugs fixed. Commits. Familiar categories of data that are straightforward to track and would seem to at least passingly correlate with some combination of efficiency, health of the environment, and development speed..."
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05 Jul 2017
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How To Build A DevOps Center Of Excellence: 4 Steps [64758]
The Enterprisers Project, July 5th 2017

"For leaders seeking to transition IT teams from traditional, waterfall-style development to a DevOps approach, culture shock danger looms large. How do you make such a deeply transformative change without causing severe disruption? One answer is to create a center of excellence within your organization, where a DevOps approach has the chance to start small, and then grow and flourish as the approach proves itself, says Kevin Baril, technology strategy & management principal at advisory firm Grant Thornton..."
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03 Jul 2017
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DevOps, Meet NetOps And SecOps [64746]
Network Computing, July 3rd 2017

"With automation, network and security operations teams support today's application-centric world

Evolution comes in fits and starts; some metamorphoses stick and others are washed away over time. The 'software-defined' era we're experiencing today is no different. It's anyone's guess as to which species of technology, strategy and culture will survive to define application delivery for the next decade or more. There are, however, a few safe bets that form the nexus of whichever variation wins out over time..."
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20 Jun 2017
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Build A DevOps-Focused Enterprise [64440]
InformationWeek, June 20th 2017

"Why businesses should work to spread DevOps benefits across their entire organization. If DevOps is such a great idea, isn't it time to get other parts of the enterprise to adopt the concept?

It's already being done, says Antony Edwards, CTO of Testplant, a London-based test automation tools developer..."

"DevOps -- in particular Agile -- is fundamentally about how to productively manage a team in a highly dynamic environment, so the principles are absolutely applicable to any team," he notes...
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19 Jun 2017
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How Containers And DevOps Transformed Duke University's IT Department [64441]
opensouce.com, June 16th 2017

It's difficult, even in retrospect, to know which came first for us: containers or a shift towards DevOps culture.

At Duke University's Office of Information Technology (OIT), we began looking at containers as a way to achieve higher density from the virtualized infrastructure used to host websites. Virtual machine (VM) sprawl had started to become a problem. We favored separating each client's website onto its own VM for both segregation and organization, but steady growth meant we were managing more servers than we could handle. As we looked for ways to lower management overhead and make better use of resources, Docker hit the news, and we began to experiment with containerization for our web applications..."
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