IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 10.28.19

IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 10.28.19

By Flux7 Labs
October 28, 2019

According to a new Cloud Foundry Foundation Global Perception Study, “63% of respondents say that a technology’s ability to integrate with their environment is the touchstone that makes technology better.” This is in-line with a quick snapshot survey conducted by Flux7 and GigaOm in a recent Webinar in which we found that difficulties integrating legacy systems is one of the biggest challenges organizations face.

The report also found that 60% of large enterprises are now hosting their IT infrastructure in a multi-cloud environment; that PaaS usage grew in the past six months to 47% (from 41%); serverless usage sits at 14% and; container usage has leveled off at 37%. 


DevOps News

  • GitLab 12.4 was released last week with several governance additions, including an Audit API, Code Owner approvals for Protected Branches, and Access Control for Pages. 
  • SonarQube 8.0 added GitLab automatic branch and merge request analysis and easy log-in for GitLab users. Users add the build command, and SonarQube reads the rest from the environment.
  • After analyzing more than 85,000 applications across more than 2,300 companies worldwide, Veracode found in its State of Software Security report that fixing vulnerabilities has become just as much a part of the development process as improving functionality, with DevSecOps playing a big role in reducing security debt.
  • In other cloud security news, Trend Micro has acquired Cloud Conformity for $70 million.
  • And, Splunk announced at its .conf19 event last week its intention to make yet another acquisition, looking to purchase Streamlio to accelerate its “efforts in real-time stream processing, as well as containerized multi-tenant cloud platform applications.” 

AWS News 

  • ServiceNow users will be pleased to hear that the AWS Managed Services ServiceNow Connector V2.0 application is now available in the ServiceNow app store. According to Amazon, users can now use ServiceNow change requests to rapidly deploy infrastructure from over 30 different AWS services into their AMS environment, and receive support from the AMS operations team through incidents and service requests.
  • Amazon Aurora now supports cost allocation tags for Aurora storage; to improve usage categorization, operators can now use Aurora Cluster tagging to add tags to their Amazon Aurora storage, thus improving the granularity of cost reporting.
  • Speaking of managing cloud costs, we enjoyed this article, Controlling your AWS costs by deleting unused Amazon EBS volumes, on how to automate a process with OpsCenter, a new AWS Systems Manager service, to identify and manage EBS volumes that are unused and detached from an EC2 instance.
  • We also appreciated this walk-through, Access and manage data from multiple accounts from a central AWS Lake Formation account.  For additional reading on AWS Lake Formation, read our blog, Build a Best Practice AWS Data Lake Faster with AWS Lake Formation.


Flux7 News

  • Not every business needs to be Netflix or Amazon. Knowing the best path forward for your business and how a DevOps model can help you get there is the subject of a new Webinar with GigaOm research analyst, Jon Collins and Dr. Aater Suleman, CEO, and co-founder of DevOps Consulting firm, Flux7. Listen as they discuss strategies for applying DevOps in a VUCA world.
  • Read our latest AWS Case Study: Vision Graphics Grows Business, ROI with Technology Transformation. This is the story of a digital transformation brought about by a desire to grow competitiveness through application modernization and technology transformation. The result: new customers, greater customer satisfaction, and a net positive ROI.

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Written by Flux7 Labs

Flux7 is the only Sherpa on the DevOps journey that assesses, designs, and teaches while implementing a holistic solution for its enterprise customers, thus giving its clients the skills needed to manage and expand on the technology moving forward. Not a reseller or an MSP, Flux7 recommendations are 100% focused on customer requirements and creating the most efficient infrastructure possible that automates operations, streamlines and enhances development, and supports specific business goals.