IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review

By Flux7 Labs
February 11, 2019


IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in ReviewA new report from Synergy Research Group reveals that Q4 2018 spending on cloud infrastructure services grew 45% over the year prior, resulting in a full-year growth rate of 48% for 2018. Synergy notes that Amazon continues to move its market share upwards and remains equivalent in size to its next four competitors combined.

As cloud computing and DevOps adoption continues to accelerate, 451 Research released a new report on digital transformation strategies for 2019 in which they found that enterprises are making significant new investments in DataOps. The report, DataOps Lays the Foundations for Agility, Security and Transformational Change found that over the next 12 months, 86% of respondents plan to increase investment in DataOps strategies and platforms, and 92% expect this strategy to have a positive impact on their organization’s success.

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DevOps News

  • Red Hat announced GA of Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces which the Open Source firm defines as a Kubernetes-native, browser-based development environment that enables smoother collaboration across the development team. CodeReady Workspaces is designed to provide enterprise development teams with a shareable developer environment that includes the tools and dependencies needed to code, build, test, run and debug container-based applications.
  • Ansible Operator was announced this week. A collaboration between the Red Hat Ansible Automation and Red Hat OpenShift teams, Ansible Operator is a new way to package, deploy, and maintain Kubernetes native applications. Ansible Operator is promoted as giving users a lower barrier to entry, faster iterations, and the power of Ansible and its ecosystem.
  • Gartner released a report on Four Steps to Adopt Open-Source Software as Part of the DevOps Toolchain. If you aren’t a Gartner subscriber, check out the detailed snapshot of a representative set of open-source tools for DevOps on the Gartner blog.
  • GitHub brought a new release to market this week; user owned project boards is its flagship feature. According to GitHub, they feature better supports individual needs by allowing users to set up a personal space for managing work.

AWS News

  • AWS announced that AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate and AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise Now Support AWS CloudFormation. Operators can now use AWS CloudFormation templates to create, update, and delete AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate and AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise servers in an orderly and predictable fashion.
  • Amazon launched this past week AWS Fargate (a compute engine for Amazon ECS that allows operators to run containers without having to manage servers or clusters) support for AWS PrivateLink. The new feature allows operators to privately connect Amazon VPCs to AWS services including Amazon ECR. When you create PrivateLink endpoints for ECR, Fargate can pull container images without needing to traverse the public internet, reducing the exposure to threats.
  • Our DevOps consulting team enjoyed this AWS Blog on Guidelines for protecting your AWS account while using programmatic access. As the authors explain, programmatic access allows you to invoke actions on your AWS resources either through an application that you write or through a third-party tool. Programmatic access can be quite powerful, so implementing best practices to protect against accidental or malicious account activity is critical. Our team particularly enjoyed the note about git-secrets which helps you avoid committing passwords and other sensitive credentials to a git repository.

Flux7 News

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