Weekly Top 10: The DevOps (R)evolution Marches On

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DevOps Enterprise Summit , held late last month in SF, is still making headlines! It's exciting to see how the event's buzz is still palpable, showing how the DevOps journey continues to make strides in the enterprise.
This week, one of the DOES15 speakers, Em-Campbell Pretty , reminded us that it’s not just about implementing DevOps practices in the enterprise, but that creating a DevOps culture is becoming increasingly important . David Auslander discussed how important DevOps is in enterprises of all types and sizes , noting some of the major financial institutions in attendance at the recent DOES15.
The data also clearly proves that the move towards implementing DevOps in the enterprise is on the rise. Matthew Finnegan from Computer World points out that by next year, 25 of Global 2000 companies will have deployed DevOps. Not only will these companies have begun their DevOps journey, but by doing so will help burgeon what is shaping up to be a booming new job market. According to Trevor Jones from Tech Target, companies are now searching for DevOps specialists , people who embrace the DevOps culture and not just the technology behind it.
The adoption of DevOps and Agile practices has proven to be a traditionally slow process, but the takeaways from this week’s top news show signs that adoption is certainly gaining speed.
For more on how the top leaders and the entrenched developers across the software delivery scope are adopting DevOps and Continuous Delivery principles, stay tuned to all the news coming from @ElectricCloud .

1DevOps Tips: IT Managers Reveal How to Get the Best from DevOps

By @TheMatthewF | Published on @Computerworld
DevOps may have been around for a while now, but adoption is finally heading towards the mainstream. According to a recent Gartner study, DevOps will be deployed by around 25 percent of Global 2000 companies by next year... At the DevOps World event in London this week, a range of CIOs, CTOs and IT managers from various sectors met to discuss how the strategy has been transforming their IT departments. Here are some of the top DevOps tips from attendees…

DevOps tips: IT managers reveal how to get the best from #DevOps https://t.co/Gujmn92hiv @Computerworld @TheMatthewF pic.twitter.com/cqGYVR6pSJ

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) November 6, 2015

2Let Go of Certainty, Start Using Your Brain: How to Make the Most of Agile Development

By @mark_samuels | Published on @ZDNet http://www.zdnet.com/article/let-go-of-certainty-start-using-your-brain-how-to-make-the-most-of-agile-development/
Modern CIOs operate in constant state of flux. Help comes in the form of agile methodologies, which can help IT organisations match their development efforts to the fast-changing demands of business users and end customers. Software analysis and measurement specialist Cast held its European CIO Forum in Brussels recently, where IT leaders from across the continent discussed strategies for successful digital transformation. Here are four ways for CIOs to make the most of agile development methods.

Let go of certainty, start using your brain: How to make the most of #agile development https://t.co/LIHzSw1PmI @ZDNet #DevOps — CloudBees (@electriccloud) November 9, 2015

3From Teams to Tribes: Creating a One-Team Culture in DevOps

By @PrettyAgile | Published on @TechBeaconCom http://techbeacon.com/teams-tribes-creating-one-team-culture-devops
One of the challenges facing organizations wanting to move toward DevOps is the clash of cultures between dev and ops. In my view, this divide is not unlike others we find in most organizations, like business vs. technology, agile vs. waterfall, or in-house vs. vendor. To be effective, teams or teams of teams need to break through these barriers to become one team, or what I like to call a tribe.

Blogged on @TechBeaconCom - From teams to tribes: Creating a one-team culture in DevOps https://t.co/COkbck34ap #DOES15 #ScaledAgile #DevOps
— Em Campbell-Pretty (@PrettyAgile) November 9, 2015

4A Quick Refresher: DevOps

By David Auslander| Published on @cloud_comp_news http://www.cloudcomputing-news.net/news/2015/nov/10/quick-refresher-devops/
The DevOps Enterprise Summit last month had a record number of attendees and speakers, all of whom were there to discuss the tremendous positive impact DevOps is having within the enterprise. When representatives of financial services companies (not the usual industry of early adoption) such as ING, CapitalOne and Bank of America are listed among the speakers, it’s time to pay attention. This and the preponderance of articles presenting evidence, that enterprises of all kinds and sizes, are showing tremendous gains through the implementation of DevOps practices has to get the rest of the technical community thinking.

#DevOps has a positive impact on the #enterprise , highlighted at #DOES15 : https://t.co/21CBZqtgag @cloud_comp_news pic.twitter.com/Z9mkBgQ0vV — CloudBees (@electriccloud) November 10, 2015

5The DevOps Dilemma

By Martin Cooper | Published on @ITProPortal http://www.itproportal.com/2015/11/11/the-devops-dilemma/
At a time when the speed of application development is vital to commercial success, the DevOps methodology – based on communication, collaboration, integration and automation – has become one of the biggest IT moves around. However, it’s more than just a business philosophy; to do it right requires genuine infrastructure investment and development.

More reasons you should move #DevOps from the drawing board to the boardroom https://t.co/rswakve4cj @ITProPortal pic.twitter.com/nWiR8wUK5v

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) November 11, 2015

6The Long-Term Benefits of Continuous Deployment

By @mariaazua | Published on @4enterprisers https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2015/9/long-term-benefits-continuous-deployment
Agility is an essential component of keeping up with the speed of technology change. However, it comes with a caveat. You can have an IT process that is agile in terms of the development, but if your methodology for deployment or change requests is complicated and unnecessarily lengthy, your attempts at agility might be causing more frustration than innovation. This is where I believe DevOps comes into play – and in particular, continuous deployment, which I see as the ultimate goal of DevOps. People who have more traditional views on production may also have a misunderstanding that continuous deployment means less testing. But I would disagree. It actually has more automated testing, more regression testing, and more streamlined testing; all of which result in a more efficient process and, as a byproduct, happier employees.

The long-term benefits of continuous deployment https://t.co/pC87l3XRSR @4enterprisers pic.twitter.com/J9AuCOFmFG — DOES Summit (@DOESsummit) November 9, 2015

7Scaling Microservices to Meet Demand

By Tony Bradley | Published on @GetTechSpective http://techspective.net/2015/11/05/scaling-microservices-to-meet-demand/
IT is being driven by DevOps and containers across many organizations. These twin trends are part of a larger shift in IT called microservices—breaking down the traditional monolithic approach to IT and software development into much smaller, more manageable components.
Scaling to meet demand is a significant issue for any IT deployment, though, and microservices are no exception. So before you dive into the deep end with microservices, you should understand what challenges you might face and how to overcome them.

Scaling #microservices to meet demand, per @GetTechSpective : https://t.co/ExX8k8zf7c #devops @TheEbizWizard @AlHilwa pic.twitter.com/r468fwkigN
— CloudBees (@electriccloud) November 5, 2015

8Cloud, Containers Force IT Hiring Shift Toward DevOps Jobs

By @trevorjTT | Published by @TechTarget
Changing IT models call for different staffing needs, but that is easier said than done for large enterprises. One of the biggest challenges to shift to a DevOps job model is to find people with the skill sets and intellectual curiosity needed to have a hand in all layers of the stack. And with the growing adoption of public cloud and emerging trends, such as microservices and containers, it's as much about the culture as it is about the technology.

How the #Cloud & #Microservices are creating a need for #DevOps staff: https://t.co/YFoYL0oXAj @TechTarget @trevorjTT — DOES Summit (@DOESsummit) November 9, 2015

92016 – The Year of Insourcing? #DevOps

By @TheOpsMgr | Published on @AppDynamics
lot has been written recently about #DevOps and outsourcing. Some say it will kill outsourcing, others are not so sure. Our view at DevOpsGuys is that the truth is somewhere in the middle but that 2016 will definitely usher in a wave of strategic insourcing rooted in re-drawing the lines between what’s “inside” and “outside” the organisation. For many organisations bringing everything back in-house probably isn’t financially or logistically viable, at least in the short to medium term – they would struggle to attract the right people in the face of a skills shortage on-shore, which pre-supposes the skills remain inside the organisation to identify the organisations needs and design internal services to meet them (they’d probably have to outsource the job of insourcing…).

Will #DevOps be the death of #outsourcing ? https://t.co/sYEiUri7p0 @AppDynamics @TheOpsMgr

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) November 12, 2015

10Strategies for IoT Software Development and Delivery

By @ audidv | Published on @SYSCONmedia http://iot.sys-con.com/node/3536282
Imagine the following scenario: ... you're driving to LA, when the car notifies you that the fuel pump is about to go bad and asks you to visit a dealer along the way that is open on Saturday. Prior to making that recommendation the car has already checked that the dealer has the part, and schedules the appointment. After a quick service, you're back on the road heading for a relaxing weekend in LA. This scenario is no longer science fiction, and the technology is already here.

Strategies for IoT Software Development and Delivery By @Anders_Wallgren | @ThingsExpo #IoT https://t.co/gGehssSdK6 @SYSCONmedia

— CloudBees (@electriccloud) November 12, 2015

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