Topic: devops

Defining the role of a Site Reliability Engineer

The Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) is an emerging role in IT operations with more than 1,000 SRE job listings on LinkedIn. But while the role continues to gain traction, there is confusion about what it demands. Catchpoint, a digital experience monitoring company, released new survey findings to help understand how SREs play a part in … continue reading

How automation is redefining today’s enterprises

Today, the world is moving too fast. Companies are being pressured to act like software companies now. Technology is evolving at a tremendous rate: from cloud elasticity, to container innovation, to serverless computing and cloud functions. However, the high rate of change across technologies, tooling and practices makes it impossible to confidently know where to … continue reading

Industry Watch: DevOps is more about the Devs than Ops teams

DevOps. What a concept. Developers and IT operations teams working together to ensure applications are performant, can scale, and can deal with multi-stage deployments and rollbacks. But has it been a collaboration, or more like a railroading? If you look at the industry since business executives bought into the need for speed in application development, … continue reading

F5 launches Super-NetOps initiative

F5 Networks has announced the launch of the Super-NetOps Initiative. The program offers free training in order to help IT professionals deliver critical network operation functions through DevOps methodologies. The goal of the program is to help professionals learn skills that are necessary to standardize critical applications and reducing service time. “Network operations expertise is … continue reading

Portworx announces new open source storage orchestration solution for DevOps teams

Portworx has announced the release of STORK, its new open-source Storage Orchestration Runtime for Kubernetes solution. STORK was developed in collaboration with customers running large-scale stateful applications in production who were looking to address operational issues. “We listened carefully to our enterprise customers and built STORK to solve critical efficiency limitations that enterprises running stateful applications … continue reading

ZeroStack Debuts New Operational Features for Its Self-Driving Cloud

ZeroStack, Inc., creators of a self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced a host of new features that further streamline operations for IT administrators and DevOps Workbench end users. Already renowned for its point-and-click self-provisioning and operational simplicity, ZeroStack’s self-driving cloud now sports new, advanced capabilities that further reduce IT overhead while giving end users greater flexibility. … continue reading

DevSecOps predictions for 2018

From the WannaCry ransomware attack that resonated across the globe, to the massive Equifax breach and series of security mistakes that followed, 2017 saw a major uptick in cyberattacks, with no signs of slowing down. While each incident was unique, they all highlighted the complexity of applying security at scale. Wrangling the vast number of … continue reading

Authentication telemetry shows shifts toward modern IT

Organizations are shifting to modern workplaces at a considerable rate, based on the latest telemetry gathered among thousands of enterprises over the past year. The data, gathered by identity and access management provider Okta Inc., showed a marked increase in the deployment of cloud infrastructure, management and application services. It also showed the increased move … continue reading

premium Re-tooling the CI/CD Pipeline for Infrastructure and Configuration as Code

The triple effect of cloud adoption, DevOps and CI/CD has dealt a blow to the old tried-and-tested means of infrastructure provisioning and configuration. Thanks to the increasing size of software, its dependencies and support of various platforms, these predominantly manual and script-based tasks have been getting increasingly cumbersome, time-consuming and error-prone. This is where Infrastructure … continue reading

ZeroStack Enhances IT Visibility in Self-Driving Cloud Platform

ZeroStack, Inc., creators of a self-driving on-premises cloud, today unveiled new host-based metrics that enable better, more proactive IT management of its cloud platform. Cloud administrators can now define and enable alerting policies based on the status of physical hosts. Alerting policies can be defined on specific host-based CPU utilization, storage, network bandwidth, and other … continue reading

What organizations need to know about IT security risk management

Organizations have a rather funny and paradoxical relationship with IT security. Basically, nobody really wants to dedicate resources to their security needs until something bad happens. I think a big part of the challenge is that the notion of IT security can leave business decision makers feeling a little overwhelmed, especially when faced with the … continue reading

IT transformation can be a monster

Frankenstein is a monster. IT can harm the people who created it. Ergo, IT is a monster. Taking a software tool from this vendor, hardware from another vendor, using a cloud-based storage and network system, can often lead to problems not foreseen by those who approved that approach. “There’s a new philosophy of how IT … continue reading

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