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DevSecOps: Integrating Security into your CI/CD Pipelines

  DevSecOps is mostly applied in the development business to define the lifecycle of a software development that is mainly centred on security and continuous integration and continuous delivery. One point where DevOps Security deficits are in handling security vulnerabilities. Usually, many security vulnerabilities are found at the end of a software development life cycle…

DevOps India Summit 2020: Access from the safety of your home

  This year the largest DevOps event from India, DevOps India Summit 2020 is going virtual to ensure that everyone gets to hear and interact with the speakers and fellow practitioners in the safety of their home. This is a daylong event starting at 8 AM till 6 PM on September 9, 2020. This is…

Best Golden Signals of monitoring SRE effectively

  The valuable site reliability engineering (SRE) depends on a profound insight into a service’s fundamental architecture and infrastructure. To craft the reliable systems dynamically, it is just the beginning to enhance the visibility into infrastructure health and application. But SRE’s four golden signals are the excellent starting point for monitoring of well-being of your…

Significance of Threat Modelling in a DevSecOps World

  The motto of Threat Modeling should be: “The earlier it is found, the better, but never to be checked too late and never to be ignored.” In today’s business scenario, you cannot lose to overlook security because without threat modelling, your security is at risk! What Is Threat Modeling? In simple terms, threat modeling…

Best Ways SRE transforms IT Operations

  SRE has a particular approach towards IT functions for the contemporary, bigger-scale, cloud-native software systems and delivery, in comparison to the traditional IT functions that aren’t executing at that rapidity. That’s the reason new approaches with SRE are advancing a great grip across the IT industries. SRE model frames strong, fruitful interactions between the…

Catchpoint SRE Report 2020 – A Review

The Catchpoint SRE Report 2020 is out. This was supposed to be out at SRE_CON. However, due to the pandemic, it got delayed and gave the opportunity to have data for both pre-pandemic and after the new normal way of working changes to be shown in the report. As the report has got released yesterday,…

ITIL4 and DevSecOps: The Two Frameworks Bridging Together

  ITIL4 is the newly revamped IT Service Management Framework to accommodate the Industry 4.0 Revolution. Based on the new set of Manuals, ITIL4: High-Velocity IT is the manual which is covering the aspects of DevSecOps, DevOps, SRE. “Digital Technology is increasingly important. Its economic, societal, and political impacts are unprecedented. At the same time,…

SRE Analysis: Monitoring and Observability

  We have become accustomed to seeing developers developing software and not being overly concerned with monitoring, which is frequently assumed to be IT operations work. With DevOps initiatives, this view changes, and developers also need to consider the operational aspects, starting from the design, through the CI/CD pipeline, and extending to the post-deployment running…

Best Practices for an Effective DevSecOps Implementation

  DevSecOps includes security practices for the DevOps lifecycle. Many companies who want to incorporate security into their DevOps lifecycle should accept tools and practices which unite the application evolution, QA testing, IT operations, and the security teams under the familiar DevSecOps title. The DevSecOps model summons for security incorporation from the beginning and also…

The New Normal Working for the IT services industry post-pandemic

  The pandemic is not going to go away soon. We have also proven that the new way of working is going well. The pandemic has already sapped away funds from the IT organizations worldwide. There is a reduction in salary as well as layoffs. We are also seeing companies putting resources on only the…

Ultimate Guide for Passing PRINCE2 Foundation Exams

Prince2 Foundation training is a basic or introductory course. If you’re certified with Prince2 Foundation Level, you can anticipate to – have proper information on Prince2’s basic methodology and terminology; and have a grip on the method to work efficiently on projects managed following PRINCE2 methodology. Well, we’re discussing PRINCE2 Foundation examinations, how to prepare,…

PRINCE2: Effective Roles and Responsibilities

  PRINCE2 recommends that a project should have well-described, distributed, and approved roles and responsibilities when a team is taking up a project. It is significant for a company to recognize these roles and responsibilities to allow its structure that manages with the business, user, and stakeholders’ interests to operate productively and effectually. Projects should…

How to become a Productive DevSecOps Engineer

  One of the significant aspects of today’s IT is the DevSecOps Engineer. With the high rate of Security Breaches and vulnerability, the demand for this role is rising high. Currently, there is a high requirement for such engineers and will continue to rise even more as the cyberattacks spread in rate and superiority. It…

Implementing Knowledge – Case Study of a Global Hardware Company

Background One of the senior managers in the organization responsible for the DevOps Adoption went through training on DevOps. After going through DevOps Foundation and DevOps Leader, the Manager decided to implement the learnings. They were from the Infrastructure side. The first step was to start with Value Stream Mapping. The primary purpose of creating…

Enterprise DevOps Skills Report – Upskilling 2020 By DevOps Institute

The 2nd edition of the Enterprise DevOps Skills Report is out now. This report is based on a survey of 1260 individuals globally to identify the most critical skills required for Digital Transformation in the 4th Industrial Revolution. The report is intended to help business and technology leaders, teams and individuals to understand which skills…

Top 6 emerging ITIL trends to look out for in 2020

6 Best ITIL Trends in 2020   When the ITIL concept first approached, there was a sweeping turn when common people identified the significance of considering IT in the form of service. In the last few years, ITIL has not only improved but also, it’s going strong in its fourth version.…

7 Best ITIL Practices to Adopt for a Great Customer Experience

ITIL: 7 Best Practices to Adopt for a Great Customer Experience   This doesn’t approach as a surprise that the IT companies mostly highlight productivity over customer-centric qualities like empathy, accessibility, and receptiveness. The reason behind this situation is that firstly the IT professionals may not be equipped to administer customer…

The 7 Principles, Themes & Processes of PRINCE2

7 Principles, Themes & Processes of Prince2   Among vast ranges of project management methodologies accessible in the current market, PRINCE2 is one of the most broadly used project management methodologies applied by businesses and enterprises in over 160 countries or so. PRINCE2 can be utilized in IT and Non-IT projects.…

ITIL 4 Managing Professional Module 4

ITIL4 Managing Professional is incomplete without finishing four significant modules, one among them is ITIL4 Strategist – Direct, Plan and Improve which is the fourth and the last module. The module 4 training course offers the candidates with the practical skills required to craft a “learning and improving” IT company, along with a durable and…

ITIL 4 Managing Professional Module 3

ITIL 4 Specialist High Velocity IT   If you are planning to do the ITIL4 MP certification, you have to complete its four important modules, including the third one named as ITIL4 Specialist High-Velocity IT. Module 3 ranges over the ways in which the digital companies and digital models operate in…

ITIL 4 Managing Professional Module 2

ITIL 4 Specialist Drive Stakeholder Value   To get your ITIL4 Managing Professional certification, you have to pass its 4 modules after completing ITIL4 Foundation. The second module for ITIL 4 MP stands for “ITIL4 Specialist Drive Stakeholder Value”. The ITIL Specialist: DSV course is one of the four courses needed…

Explore the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Module 1

ITIL4 Specialist: Create, Deliver & Support   If you are already an ITIL expert, the next level of certification you can opt for would be ITIL4 MP Transition. Those who have less than 17 credit points need to start with ITIL4 Foundation and then the 4 modules of ITIL4 MP. Here…

Is There a Master Plan for DevOps

Is There a Master Plan for DevOps   Since the inception of DevOps, the cultural movement has been debated and the last few years it has survived the identity crisis. Today, DevOps is no longer an IT thing or a technology practice, it has come out as a strong organization-wide transformation…

Lean in DevOps – An Exponential View for Software Factories

Lean in DevOps Beginning from where we left this topic last time with – Software factories of 2020 & DevOps, the next wave of DevOps practices will further enhance the flow, feedback and experimentation and the key is to maintain the cadence between mass production, re-useable software inventory keeping customer value…

The Software Factories of 2020 & DevOps

The Software Factories of 2020 & DevOps by Garima Bajpai Introduction It is not the first time the concept of “Software Factory” is connected with DevOps. While I was preparing to share some key opportunities & challenges in regards to software factories of 2020, I came across an article written in…

Site Reliability Engineering – Monitoring and Observability

SRE – Monitoring and Observability   We have been used to seeing developers developing the software and not concerned with monitoring, which is supposed to be an Operations work. With the DevOps initiatives, this view has changed and Developers also need to consider the operations aspects starting from the design and…

Site Reliability Engineering – What is it?

According to the latest report by LinkedIn on the ‘Emerging Jobs 2020: Site Reliability Engineer is among the top 10 in-demand jobs for 2020’. Business Insider mentions: ‘SRE’s annual remuneration can go as high as Rs. 30 Lakhs for those with an experience of 5 years’. This seems like the best job to bag in…

Its time for an Engineering Approach To DevOps

By MARC HORNBEEK Do you want to know “How to do DevOps”? Are you “doing DevOps” but not satisfied with the results you are getting? DevOps is complex. It does not come with a prescription, installation guide, user’s manual, or maintenance manual. It doesn’t even have a standard definition! How can anyone expect to get…

The State of DevOps Report 2019 is out

The State of DevOps Report 2019 is out like every other year. The key findings of the survey are: The industry continues to improve, particularly among the elite performers- Proportion of high performers have tripled, now comprising 20% of all teams. This shows that the improvement is real for those who really are doing the…

Importance of continuous delivery architecture

We live in a world of Apps. More and more organizations are now adopting DevOps as a mechanism to improve speed and throughput. In DevOps, people are the most important and every team member shares the same goal – Business Value Creation. Every member of the team in DevOps has an important role to play…

The importance of DevOps testing

The importance of DevOps testing DevOps, in a nutshell, is a cross-disciplinary approach that brings the Development and Operations team together. They collaborate to improve speed and customer experience among other things. This brings about a cultural transformation that includes a set of processes right from putting the team together to the end output. DevOps…

How to start the DevOps journey

How to start the DevOps journey We have spoken about DevOps time and again. In fact, DevOps has been one of the trending topics for a long time. Yet, there is a lot of confusion among individuals and businesses about its implementation. DevOps is a transformation. It is a cultural shift. It is a movement.…

What are the guiding principles of ITIL 4?

The guiding principles of ITIL®4 ITIL 4 (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) took everyone by storm recently. It is a major update from the conventional ITIL and emphasizes on technology and business. ITIL 4 is much more impactful and useful for businesses, service management practitioners, and software developers, when compared to ITIL. Why? Because ITIL 4…

PRINCE2 is all about governance

PRINCE2 stands for Projects in Controlled Environment. The UK government practices this approach and now, it is widely used across the world in the private sector as well. PRINCE2 is a set of best practices used to manage projects, both IT and non-IT. It can be used in different types of approaches including Waterfall and…

You got the DevOps Foundation Certification. Now what?

You got the DevOps Foundation Certification. Now what? First of all, congratulations are in order! You have successfully completed one of the first steps into the DevOps world. But, it doesn’t stop here! DevOps is about Continuous Learning. You have committed yourself to a continuous learning journey. DevOps is a massive, seemingly endless space with…

IPL and DevOps – More alike than we think?

IPL and DevOps – More alike than we think? If there are two major buzz words doing the rounds these days, they are IPL and DevOps. Cricket fans cannot get enough of Andre Russell’s sixes while the DevOps world can’t keep its calm thanks to the many advancements in the practices. DevOps is a concept…

Arya Stark of Winterfell or a classic example of DevOps?

Arya Stark of Winterfell or a classic example of DevOps? We are still recovering from the heroics we saw in The Long Night (Game of Thrones, Season 8 Episode 3), especially of course, of Arya Stark. Boy, what an episode and what an incredible end of the dreaded Night King! But, right now we can’t…

Comparing PRINCE2 Agile, Scrum, and SAFe

PRINCE2 Agile, Scrum, and SAFe The software development environment has evolved tremendously over the years. Today, there are multiple methodologies that are being followed and this choice often ends up confusing individuals. There has been a lot of emphasis on Agile based learning when compared to the waterfall methodology. What are the most popular methodologies…

The challenges with multi-hybrid cloud

The challenges with multi-hybrid cloud A multi-hybrid cloud approach is the way forward for many industries because it lets you enjoy the best of both worlds – private and public. Multi-hybrid cloud computing is more efficient & optimized and helps overcome challenges that are often a part of separate cloud approaches. Having said that, we…

5 DevOps trends that you should be aware of in 2019

DevOps has made its importance known quite clearly and is here to stay for a long time. It is changing the way businesses operate. According to IDC, the DevOps software market will be worth $8 billion by 2022. This is more than double of what it was in 2017. So, there’s no denying that we…

What to look for in ITIL 4

ITIL 4 is a major upgrade to the existing ITIL 2011. Today, every organization is adopting agile methodologies for their delivery and with DevOps coming up, Operations is no longer separate. Operations also needs to come together and work for the common objective. The new approach is to move from Projects to Products. There is…

ITIL 4 – An update for all ITIL Practitioners

ITIL 4 was announced by Peter Hepworth of AXELOS at the itSMF USA Fusion 2017 conference. As per AXELOS, this update is community and industry-led, working with 150+ industry experts, content writers, reviewers, and contributors from the IT industry. There are also 2,000+ members in the ITIL Development Group. This has steered the development of…

Top DevOps Certifications to consider in 2019

Top DevOps Certifications to consider in 2019! The DevOps Trends for 2019 are as follows (As per DZone): Shift of focus from CI Pipelines to DevOps Assembly LinesAutomation will become the primary focusTesters are expected to learn to codeIncrease in the adoption of Microservices ArchitectureMore companies are expected to opt for enterprise versionsKubernetes is going…

A buyer’s guide to picking the right DevOps tools

The DevOps framework merges the Development and Operations teams while promoting collaboration and automation. This improves product quality and operational efficiency, thereby ensuring continuous delivery of new and improved products. With a wide range of open source DevOps tools available for use, selecting those tools that best fit your organizational goals and work culture might…

The role of Continuous Testing in DevOps

In a highly competitive sphere such as the IT industry, only those companies that can deliver seamless user experience can stand out and get noticed. This calls for the faster release of high-quality products. Continuous Delivery is a software development practice that introduces automation and speeds up the various stages involved in software development. Continuous…

Continuous Delivery and its importance in software development

The IT industry is constantly churning out new technology and better software. As the industry continues to grow, more and more companies are jumping on the IT bandwagon. This competition is what keeps organizations on their toes and challenges them to bring out their best. To survive this cut-throat competition, organizations must produce better software…

5 common challenges organizations face in adopting DevOps

As DevOps continues to spread like wildfire in the IT industry, more and more organizations are beginning to adopt its principles. The transition, however, is not without its share of challenges. After all, resistance to change is as common and consistent as change itself. In this article, let us take a look at some of…

How to start a DevOps Initiative

Identify the Sponsor of the Initiative The first step is to identify the executive sponsor. He should be a person from senior management and should be actively involved in the initiative. He should be empowered to take decisions including funding for the initiative. Why Identify the “Why?” We need to find out why you are…

The importance of test environment management in software testing

The software development and release processes are a complex web of tools, procedures, and systems. In a highly diverse space such as the IT industry, developers face the challenge of ensuring their software’s compatibility with different hardware and software environments. This can be done with the help of test environment management. In this article, let…

6 positive changes that DevOps brings about in the IT department

Leading IT and technology companies are quickly implementing DevOps as a means of speeding up product development and improving quality. Adopting DevOps definitely helps improve the customer experience, but can it also impact the IT department? In this article, let us explore six important positive changes DevOps can bring about in your IT department. Shorter…

5 important lessons organizations learn while adopting DevOps

The DevOps framework brings together the Development and Operations team to work together in an agile fashion towards a common goal: improved speed and productivity. Though this sounds simple enough, DevOps is not just a set of principles that an organization can simply implement in one day. Adopting DevOps is a long, on-going process that…

5 skills that every DevOps engineer needs to acquire

Today’s organizations are highly receptive and ready to adopt new trends in their industry. However, can the same be said of all employees? With new changes in processes, technologies, and systems introduced every other day, are the IT employees ready to adopt change? Especially, in the case of DevOps engineers, being ready for change is…

5 books you should read to understand DevOps better

The DevOps is a culture built on a sturdy base of collaboration, integration, and automation. It promises to speed up the software development process and improve productivity. This enticing promise is the reason for DevOps’ increasing popularity. While the DevOps framework is spreading like rapid fire in the IT industry, it is still fairly new…

5 essential toolsets for Continuous Delivery

IT organizations today are faced with the challenge of developing, releasing, and modifying software frequently and easily. Continuous Delivery (CD) is a set of software practices that enables organizations to stand up to the above challenge. CD is facilitated by toolsets that simplify the various tasks involved in the software release cycle. In this article,…

5 crucial steps involved in continuous testing

Developing a piece of software is a collaborative effort of the Development, Testing, and Maintenance teams. Even within the Development team, several developers work simultaneously on different parts of the code to update it and introduce new features. Therefore, a system of continuity and transparency needs to be installed to ensure that everyone in the…

7 Free DevOps Testing Tools

DevOps is not a simple process change but a shift in the core culture of organizations. In order to successfully adopt DevOps, organizations must cultivate a culture of transparency and collaboration. Innumerable open source tools are now available to aid organizations in their efforts to seamlessly integrate the DevOps culture into their current environment. The…

PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner Is Here, But What Is It?

PRINCE2 Agile is the most comprehensive guidance available in the area of Agile Project Management. According to Scrum there is no need project manager. However, Scrum guidance is for a single team delivery model. It talks about only 3 roles. However, it does not say that other roles are not needed. In large projects where…