DevOps

CIOps vs. GitOps: What’s the Difference?


While CI/CD has become synonymous with application deployments, end-to-end CI/CD for infrastructure is fragmented and challenging for many enterprises. The pace of adopting a DevOps culture within the developer community seems more agile than within infrastructure operations, as developers reap immediate benefits, with unit testing and containerization significantly reducing bugs and time to market. Standards […]

Protecting the Golden Keys to Your Cloud Kingdoms


The evolution of computing technology has dramatically increased the speed at which companies are able to innovate. Organizations that are slow to adopt this technology may soon be replaced by innovators who take advantage of all that is offered. For example, Blockbuster was thriving with its video rental stores across the U.S., yet its business […]

Taming Kubernetes with Policies


Security is one of the key areas of focus when adopting Kubernetes across the enterprise, and it has evolved over the past year or so. With many large enterprises evolving from the waterfall model to agile based frameworks like SAFe, IT teams are forced to release infrastructure and applications more rapidly, and “shift left” aspects […]

[Podcast] Best Practices for Refactoring Applications in the Cloud


We’ve been through several major technology paradigm shifts – from mainframe to client server to internet to, now, cloud. Cloud has given people the opportunity to refactor applications, which means different things to different people: From a minor change, akin to a chef adjusting ingredients in a seasoning, to a major shift like heart surgery. […]

[Podcast] Securing Applications Across Hybrid Environments


Securing applications in a hybrid world can be a challenge. Companies that try to control threat vectors across cloud platforms and infrastructure environments with the same set of tools often run into trouble. We discuss how containers and serverless platforms are starting to solve some of these security challenges – how their shared responsibility models […]

IT Operations and Developers – Can’t We All Just Get Along?


Alexander Graham Bell famously said, “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.” I agree wholeheartedly with Bell’s declaration, but what if the people you’re trying to bring together mix about as well as oil and water? That’s the challenge of cloud teams. How can you get IT Operations (IT Ops) to […]