Weekly Top 10: DevOps Pipelines and Bimodal IT

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This week’s top news go to the deeper-level facets of DevOps - covering best practices for priming your DevOps pipeline , including how to choose the appropriate API’s and skill integration . Furthermore, the fuss around bimodal IT is still alive, leaving software delivery practitioners questioning their methodical processes. Continue reading for more on the latest DevOps news and trends, and, as always, stay tuned to all the news coming from @ElectricCloud on DevOps and Continuous Delivery throughout the week.

1Happy Mode, Sad Mode, DevOps Mode: Stop Worrying and Go Bimodal

By @cote | Published on @TheRegister http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/06/15/one_it_so_many_modes/
There’s a debate going on right now about the best way to run IT: specifically, all those custom applications and services inside organizations. Do we try new, agile approaches, or stick to the old, methodical processes? Gartner did much to start this discussion with their bi-modal concept.

Via @cote on @TheRegister : Happy mode, sad mode, DevOps mode: Stop worrying and go bimodal https://t.co/Rqr5aOsuJe #devops #IT

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) June 15, 2016

2Why a Dev/Test Cloud Is Not Optional

By @HoardingInfo | Published on @devopsdotcom
http://devops.com/2016/06/14/stop-building-locally-put-devtest-cloud
How do you create a private Dev/Test cloud to standardize processes, tooling and environments across teams? Recently, I participated in an online panel on the subject of, “Creating an Internal Dev/Test Cloud,” as part of Continuous Discussions (#c9d9), a series of community panels about agile, continuous delivery and DevOps. Continuous Discussions is a community initiative by CloudBees, a provider of continuous delivery to businesses including SpaceX, Cisco Systems, GE and E*TRADE. I am not an employee or vendor of CloudBees. Below are a few insights from my contribution to the panel.

What are your thoughts on Dev/Test cloud?https://t.co/aeMGllyuBA #devops #integration #testing pic.twitter.com/iE1pwy6eAR

— DevOps.com (@devopsdotcom) June 15, 2016

3The Path To DevOps: How To Prime Your Pipeline

By @j_jeremiah | Published on @TechBeaconCom http://techbeacon.com/path-devops-how-prime-your-pipeline
While DevOps may be overhyped, oversold, and oversubscribed right now, those who approach it as a journey, not a destination, are finding incredible business value. You’ve heard all the reasons why DevOps won’t work: issues with compliance, ITIL, security, production availability, architectural complexity, and so on. But the benefits it can deliver—faster delivery, quality, and security—are within reach. The question is, How do you start the move from silos to streamlined development pipelines?

The path to #DevOps : How to prime your #pipeline https://t.co/Zgq2wiAPhY @TechBeaconCom @j_jeremiah pic.twitter.com/p4Z7LuXfkx

— Avantika Mathur (@avantika_ec) June 9, 2016

4Software Is Still Eating The World

By @jpatel41 | Published on @techcrunch https://techcrunch.com/2016/06/07/software-is-eating-the-world-5-years-later/
Marc Andreessen penned his famous “Why Software Is Eating the World” essay in The Wall Street Journal five years ago. Today, the idea that “every company needs to become a software company” is considered almost a cliché. No matter your industry, you’re expected to be reimagining your business to make sure you’re not the next local taxi company or hotel chain caught completely off guard by your equivalent of Uber or Airbnb. But while the inclination to not be “disrupted” by startups or competitors is useful, it’s also not exactly practical.

Software is still eating the world https://t.co/n2bCCiwmlt via @techcrunch < #DevOps is here to help!

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) June 13, 2016

5Where’s the Heat? Talking DevOps, Use Cases and More

By @samueldfell | Published on @devopsdotcom http://devops.com/2016/06/10/wheres-the-heat-talking-devops-use-cases-more/
Transitioning your organization from a traditional IT infrastructure into the world of DevOps is certainly a journey. Sometimes a long one, with many obstacles, but undoubtedly a voyage with a worthwhile prize at the end. Many organizations just embarking on their DevOps journey find themselves wondering, what use cases should they attack first? And who is driving these initiatives?

Where’s the Heat? Talking #DevOps Use Cases & More https://t.co/bbqqbGwFoW @WesleyGPullen @samueldfell @devopsdotcom pic.twitter.com/UVr07HhVnM

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) June 13, 2016

6DevOps Pipelines Call For APIs, Open Source and Integration Skills

By @PariseauTT | Published on @TechTarget http://searchitoperations.techtarget.com/news/450298090/DevOps-pipelines-call-for-APIs-open-source-and-integration-skills
Fully automated DevOps pipelines are easier to put together than ever before, but full end-to-end automation may be more work than it's worth for some IT shops. Automating the DevOps pipeline from application development on a laptop to deployment into a production data center environment has been challenging for even the largest enterprises, but it's now an attainable goal thanks to the spread of APIs and the growing popularity of highly customizable open source software.

#DevOps pipelines call for #APIs , #opensource and integration skills https://t.co/fl8SmMfWmX @PariseauTT @TechTarget pic.twitter.com/7kvhxjPEPd

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) June 9, 2016

7Agile Companies Need To Change Their Communication Models

By @danielnewmanUV | Published on @Forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2016/06/14/agile-companies-need-to-change-their-communication-models/
Goodbye stability, hello agility: Today’s demanding business world requires a different model, one in which companies must constantly pivot to keep pace with both the market and technology. As a result, adaptable employees have become a gold mine for organizations seeking to stay competitive.

#Agile Companies Need To Change Their Communication Models https://t.co/0txSXTZgM8 @Forbes @danielnewmanUV

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) June 14, 2016

8How The Symbiotic Relationship Between Persistent Storage And Containers Can Benefit Developers

By @irshadraihan | Published on InformationWeek
http://www.informationweek.com/partner-perspectives/redhat/how-the-symbiotic-relationship-between-persistent-storage-and-containers-can-benefit-developers/a/d-id/1325854
Containers package application code along with all of the libraries and other resources they require to run. This removes most requirements from the host system, making it far easier to move the container from place to place, from host to host, as necessary. Think of shipping containers loaded in the warehouse rather than the dock, each specially packaged for the contents -- from Waterford crystal to lawn mowers -- and yet shipped in standardized containers that can be loaded onto a truck, ship, or perhaps even a plane.

How The Symbiotic Relationship Between Persistent #Storage And #Containers Can Benefit #Developers https://t.co/jwq36cIzbq @irshadraihan

— Anders Wallgren (@anders_wallgren) June 10, 2016

9Is Your IT Ready For The Digital Age?

By @haltin01 | Published on @CIOonline http://www.cio.com/article/3078824/leadership-management/is-your-it-ready-for-the-digital-age.html
The ability to exploit the speed of business change has become a key competitive advantage. The question is whether the traditional enterprise IT in the financial services industry is ready for the digital transformation; and if not, what needs to change.

Is your #IT ready for the #digital age? https://t.co/Tgy0qG3x9i @CIOonline @haltin01 pic.twitter.com/qUY4qozCIH

— Steve Brodie (@stbrodie) June 14, 2016

10DevOps: Stepping Out of the IT Shadows

By David Donovan | Published on @Finextra https://www.finextra.com/blogposting/12721/devops-stepping-out-of-the-it-shadows
Simply speaking, DevOps is an approach which integrates the development (Dev) and operations (Ops) teams so that systems can be can automatically managed rather than using a manual process, without compromising on knowledge and capability. It unifies people, processes and products to enable continuous delivery of value to the end users. Or in non-IT terms, it is how you can build quicker, newer features and improvements in response to the market and ahead of competitors.

#DevOps : Stepping out of the #IT Shadows https://t.co/zdcax5XwYh @Finextra

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) June 13, 2016

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