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JENKINS HIGH AVAILABILITY AND RESUMING PIPELINE JOB

As much as we see the prevalence of Jenkins for CI/CD, the mission critical nature of build and deploy processes is emerging faster. This post talks about the need and how-to create a Jenkins Master Server High Availability environment and implement a recoverability feature from the current failed or stopped job in a secondary site in a Disaster Recovery scenario. Currently this is not available in Open source Jenkins.
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TOP 10 DO’S AND DON’TS FOR CLOUD MSP AUDIT

Understand the requirements from MSP Audit clearly before committing date for actual audit Eligibility Requirement
Audit Process Requirement for final Audit Most importantly understand what areas you are strong and week Program Managing the entire Audit process is very Important. So ensure to have good experienced Program Manager who can coordinate with
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TOP 10 CLOUD SECURITY THREATS – HOW TO SAFEGUARD YOUR APPS ON THE CLOUD

The number of applications being hosted on cloud is increasing rapidly every day and along with it the growing risk of getting attacked and losing sensitive information.Next comes the interesting question who is responsible for protecting corporate data is it the service provider or the consumer? If you are thinking it is service provider, then you would be mistaken. It is consumer’s responsibility and the service providers help us with all the necessary tools and means to ensure the web applications are guarded against such security exploits.
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Testing Performance of Applications on the Cloud – How to get it Right

Every enterprise large and small are on a constant quest to optimize the ways to deliver software at a reduced time and cost. Since the time Cloud computing became a possibility every application big or small are being migrated to the cloud to leverage the ability to scale the computing, storage and network resources virtually to any capacity as desired.

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Automation of Cloud Outage Notification

In this digital era, it has become inevitable for organisations to maximise their budgets and move necessary applications to the cloud at a reasonable cost. Many organisations in the recent past have taken the big leap to move their applications to the cloud. With this trend, there is a huge need to design your system to handle the outages and the downtime. Though there are multiple ways to combat the cloud outages, yet unexpected failures can cause a threat to business continuity. It’s always our responsibility to design applications and systems architecture for failure.

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Quo Vadis with Cloud

I have often wondered as to how we transition from one state of dependency to another in the technology world. The pace of change sometimes overwhelms the reluctant participants and they scramble to catch-up, jumping a few steps. We can be nerds who adapt to changes like fish to water or herds who would follow the early adopters like the Pied Piper. The good thing about this that the end of the road is not a cliff to fall, but a mountain to climb.

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Common Barriers To Successful Devops Transformation

The engine behind enterprise software excellence today is DevOps. The goal of DevOps is to change and improve the relationship by advocating better communication and collaboration between the two business units: Development and Operations.

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Serverless Computing: From A Misnomer to the Next Big Thing

The Cloud Computing world has seen new developments coming to life at a breakneck speed. While the industry was still catching up with flexible and on-demand infrastructure provisioning, most of the world’s top cloud providers have already turned a notch up by introducing Serverless Computing.

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DevSecOps: The Speed vs Security Tradeoff?

One of the biggest reasons for adoption of the DevOps practices is speed. The digital age has ushered in a race wherein businesses that fail to deliver fast, tend to falter at the goal post. And technology plays big part in how businesses adapt faster to the market needs.

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Agility And Devops

As we talk to multiple clients across the globe, one common discussion thread seems that Devops for one company may not be the same for another company. Further, the definition of DevOps keeps changing for a company as it moves from one maturity level to another. As the Digital world keeps evolving, people keep questioning as to what is the holy grail of DevOps principles and what needs to evolve.

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Separate DevOps team is a bad idea

Many organization beginning their DevOps journey create a separate DevOps team to start thinking about implementing practices to achieve efficiency promised with DevOps. Thinking about DevOps adoption and breaking it into steps which are to be followed, are influenced from the term itself ‘DevOps’, where meaning starts to take place in mind that it is Dev+Ops.

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Software Defined Networking: The Future of IT Networking?

Software defined networking (SDN) has seen a lot of attention lately. Networking giants like Cisco and Juniper Networks have been actively scouting for emerging tech around SDN. VMware’s acquisition of Nicira has been a defining moment in the SDN industry. Many industry veterans are hailing SDN to be the next big thing in the field of IT Networking. But before we get into whether SDN is really the future of IT networking, we’ll take a quick dive into it’s fundamentals.

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Digital Transformation in the Air Transport Industry

The air transport industry, till recently was popular for its legacy systems. Cobbled together pieces with single point failure, exposing risks of system wide outages. Cancellations, delays and stranded passengers had become occasional, if not frequent . Though the outages have somewhat reduced – there is still a long way to go! Delta Airlines had to cancel 280 flights recently, as a result of major IT outage. Popular British airline, British Airways was left red-faced when they had a system wide outage due to power supply issues.

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Containerisation: Benefits and How It Differs From Virtualisation

Organizations all over the world are looking towards digital transformation to streamline infrastructure, increase efficiency and reduce overheads. With the advent of cloud and virtualisation, tradition server side architecture has undergone a huge revamp. Virtualisation is the age old practice of running applications on Virtual Machines (VM) that come with their own Operating Systems. These VMs can run independently on top the hardware’s operating system, thereby reducing the hardware dependency of applications.

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Cloud and DevOps: What is the relation?

A lot of companies today talk about digital transformation and how embracing it can help them stay ahead of the curve. The term digital transformation, is closely related to two more terms thrown around like nobody’s business – Cloud and DevOps. A lot has been said and written about Cloud and DevOps, but their interrelation remains confusing to a large audience. Is DevOps dependent on the Cloud?

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Financial Services Industry and the Adoption of Cloud Computing: An Introduction

Cloud computing is the new kid on the block that everyone is talking about. Introduced as a conceptual ‘Intergalactic Computer Network’ in the 1960s, it was only in the late 1990s that the technology became mainstream. The past decade has seen a lot of industries moving to a cloud based infrastructure. Financial Services Industry (FSI), however, has been one of the slower adopters of cloud computing services.

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Benefits Of DevOps: More Than Just A Technical Advantage

DevOps today is known as a process that helps software driven organizations speed up their delivery timelines. From a niche development process, a decade ago, to a full blown robust practice today, DevOps has been adopted by over 25% of the Global 2000 companies. The technical benefits of DevOps have been talked about a lot. Faster development cycles, lower failure rates, faster time to market etc are well known.

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Deployment Pipeline

Anyone who has worked in the software industry will tell you that writing code is just one part of the development process. The code, so written, needs to go through a host of checks and measures before being given a thumb up for deployment. Deployment to a production server is another process in itself – taking anywhere from a week to months’ time.

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Feed back loops in DevOps

As software owners we want to make our systems safer by creating fast, frequent and high-quality information flow throughout our value stream. Feedback loops are one of them. The core idea behind such loops is that ‘Everyone should be able to see the results of the latest build or processes that impact that build, and take quick corrective action’. While problems are in their nascency, remediation is smaller, cheaper, and easier to fix. Newt Global’s DevOps framework provides for the prime four feedback mechanism coverage, viz, Unit Testing, SIT, Performance testing and MTTR. Read on to know more what tools are best in each of these areas.

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Measurable output in DevOps

It’s said that ‘If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It’. In any case, how would you quantify behaviour or mind-set? Therein lies the challenge with measuring DevOps. DevOps is about a mind-set – a culture that is comprised of procedures and practices that bring operations team and development team together inside an organization to develop and deploy software, with most extreme productivity, efficiency and insignificant intrusions.

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3 Pillars of Agile

“Our team is already agile”- This statement is commonly heard but

What is it referred to?

What are the 3major pillars of Scrum?

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Is Test Automation new?

No, It’s nothing new. It existed in a primitive form in the old “green screen” days for 20+ years.
Many early adopters attempted to apply automation to applications-under-development but found themselves spending more time developing and maintaining automated test scripts than they did manual testing.

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Why horizontal teams facilitate DevOps

In any DevOps transformation there are 3 key aspects which are directly related to agility which impact achieving business objectives. These are collaboration, process re-engineering and continuous skill enhancement and all of these aspects span multiple domains.

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ROI of DevOps

“We’re not prepared to retool from “old IT” to “cloud IT” and DevOps.”
“I can’t find the budget to learn whole new domains of technical knowledge, new processes and approaches to solving problems.”

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What Tools can be made as a part of DevOps team?

DevOps is all about Time to market. Bringing incremental changes to production and experiment on a continuous basis to figure out what works and what doesn’t. In short massive technical capabilities to fail fast fail cheap.

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Webinar : Docker Tri Series

Docker started out in 2012 as an open source project, originally named dotcloud, to build single-application Linux containers. Since then, Docker has become an immensely popular development tool, increasingly used as a runtime environment. Few, if any technologies have caught on with developers as quickly as Docker.

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Transforming into DevOps Mindset

If you are still working in a traditional working environment, one would observe an application developer awareness of software development life cycle activities include standard phases: requirement gathering, analysis, design, coding, and testing (unit, integration, user and system). Awareness of these phases traditionally does not put developers into a position where he thinks about how the software

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DevOps: How not to Fail?

According to Gartner, by 2016 25% of Global 2000 companies will use DevOps. But just because everyone is using it, should you jump in the race too? But if you choose to, then there are certain things that you must be aware to get the maximum out of it. More than what you should do, this article is about what you shouldn’t. In my next article I will mention the factors pertaining to the success

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DevOps as Business Function

Most DevOps adoption discussion today are still starting with tools and talks of automation. What do I use to automate to start my DevOps journey rather than actually understanding and digging, why there is a need for DevOps, even DevOps is being sold as productivity and efficiency gainer. DevOps is being sold by companies having product or may be service portfolios showcasing quantified facts involving

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DevOps-as-a-Service…Is it Tool or Process?

Most DevOps adoption discussion today are still starting with tools and talks of automation. What do I use to automate to start my DevOps journey rather than actually understanding and digging, why there is a need for DevOps, even DevOps is being sold as productivity and efficiency gainer. DevOps is being sold by companies having product or may be service portfolios showcasing quantified facts involving

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