As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to once again consider how the IT industry will grow, adapt, evolve and transform in the coming year, and to consider what lies in store for 2017. Here, I set out my top five predictions for what we can expect to see over the next 12 months and beyond.
The advent of the application economy has made software arguably one the most critical and valuable assets of organizations across a broad spectrum of industries—financial, telecommunications, entertainment, and government, just to name a few. In the era of “app store ratings” and an unprecedented ability of the consumer to easily switch suppliers of whatever they’re consuming, delivering application feature updates as quickly and as safely as possible while maintaining high quality is absolutely critical.
As DevOps becomes increasingly crucial to the modern enterprise, security professionals must ask themselves what they can learn from this culture shift. DevOps is a blend of organizational ideas, processes, and software tools that has enabled some of the world’s largest companies to improve productivity, achieve faster time to market, and deliver higher quality products that impact their bottom lines at blazing speeds. Enterprises like Netflix, Google, and Amazon are examples of high-performing, agile organizations that consider DevOps to be foundational to the success of their digital businesses.
DevOps is a cultural change. Every software organization is talking about it and wants to embrace it because of its enormous benefits. DevOps is not any certain set of tools, but for it to succeed, we do need to have some tools. Today, I'm listing out the tools that help DevOps to succeed in an organization.
Culture transformation is at the heart of a DevOps evolution for any organization. When merging software development and IT operations teams to improve software quality and accelerate release cycles, the way people within the organization think, work and collaborate is vital for successful adoption and execution of DevOps. However, cultural transformation is also the slowest and the most difficult to achieve, and it requires specific focus.
The JUnit plugin is the go-to test result reporter for many Jenkins projects, but it is not the only one available. The xUnit plugin is a viable alternative that supports JUnit and many other test result file formats.
Is DevOps really enterprise ready? Are the controls, security & systems in place to ensure the correct management and compliance regulations are met to have DevOps in production?
To demonstrate that the answer to these questions is, yes, Amazic have worked with GitHub, Puppet, CloudBees' Jenkins, and Docker on their specific toolchain targeted at senior level IT managers & executives. Those who are responsible for ensuring that business speed is matched with control, visibility, and scale at an enterprise level.
This symposium is designed to demonstrate what an enterprise class DevOps toolchain should look like, the advantages, & some real life benefits such as:
5x - 20x server consolidation
180x decrease in application delivery time whilst also decreasing downtime by 80%
RBAC, auto compliance, and audit trail in a rapidly changing environment