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DevOps: Who Does it Best? In theory, DevOps is good for every business. But if there's one thing I've learned from talking to people in the DevOps community, it's that theory doesn't always translate perfectly to reality. Theory is an advertisement; reality is a data set. That's why ScriptRock partnered with Microsoft to sponsor a DevOps study from Saugatuck Technology. It's not surprising, then, that when Saugatuck polled IT Leaders, Implementers, and Developers they found that "DevOps" had different meanings for each. Not only did each group hope to achieve different goals, they also rated the success of existing DevOps initiatives at their companies differently. DevOps as a goal is good for everyone, but the particular practices and technologies are more or less beneficial depending on the environment where they are introduced. Another variable in the DevOps ad... (more)

Where DevOps Starts: Developers, Implementers, and Leaders

Where DevOps Starts: Developers, Implementers, and Leaders By Greg Pollock There's no right place to start with DevOps, but there are reasons that different people choose to start. There are also ways of communicating that make it more likely to take succeed in your organization. Being aware of the people you are talking to and the processes they work within can make your DevOps experiments more likely to grow into a business-wide culture. A forthcoming study sponsored by Microsoft and conducted by independent research firm Saugatuck Technology digs into the expectations different ... (more)

Tracking Your CloudFlare DNS Configuration By @ScriptRock | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Tracking Your CloudFlare DNS Configuration By Alistair Pialek Email is a mission critical application that is relied on to power business communication and collaboration capabilities on a day-to-day basis. It is a vital component of modern business and being able to send and receive email is of paramount importance. If you were to make a list of applications to track and control configuration changes of, email would be at the top of that list. Underpinning web and email communication, a businesses DNS zone file ranks as one of the most important configuration files you have pro... (more)

Declarative vs. Imperative Models By @ScriptRock | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Declarative vs. Imperative Models for Configuration Management: Which Is Really Better? As a group of concepts, DevOps has converged on several prominent themes including continuous software delivery, automation, and configuration management (CM). These integral pieces often form the pillars of an organization’s DevOps efforts, even as other bigger pieces like overarching best practices and guidelines are still being tried and tested. Being that DevOps is a relatively new paradigm - movement - methodology - [insert your own label here], standards around it have yet to be codifie... (more)

Integrating Security into #DevOps By @ScriptRock | @DevOpsSummit

Three Steps for Integrating Security into DevOps The fate of CSO John in The Phoenix Project is a good parable for illustrating the dynamic and often conflicted relationship between Security and IT Operations. Security can either become a separate, obscure, and increasingly irrelevant group that everyone else resents-sounds pretty good, huh?-or it can be integrated into broader framework of the development cycle. Security John goes through a mental breakdown before finally understanding how to adapt and survive, but it doesn't have to be that hard. Security and DevOps Before the... (more)