IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review

By Flux7 Labs
February 25, 2019


IT Modernization DevOps NewsWonder how your DevOps efforts compare to others in the industry? Atlassian recently surveyed 500 software development and IT professionals about their tools and practices and released seven key findings from their research. Namely, the average respondee uses 3.3 different tools to unearth the status of a project (the company notes that for Jira users, it’s a mere 2.3); a full three-fourths of dev teams face bugs, defects, or delays at release; 71% of teams who use microservices report that it’s easier to test or deploy features; and 47% of teams ship changes and receive customer feedback faster with a CI/CD cloud solution.

Clearly, where DevOps is making inroads, it is having a pronounced effect on outcomes. Yet, there is work to still be done as 62% report that they resort to manual testing due to insufficient automated test coverage, additional manual processes and/or a lack of build/deployment pipeline automation.

DevOps News

  • Making waves this week was the announcement by JFrog that it intends to acquire Shippable, a continuous integration and DevOps automation platform company. According to the two companies, Shippable’s portfolio of cloud-native and Kubernetes-ready CI/CD solutions will be incorporated into the JFrog platform.
  • Git 2.21 has been released which includes features and bug fixes from over 60 contributors. The group notes that new features include a new date format, git clone now detects and reports colliding groups during the initial checkout, multi-pack indexes, delta islands and more.

AWS News

  • TriggerMesh launched its second Open Source project aimed at the goal of making multi-cloud cloud-native applications possible. Called Knative Lambda Sources or KLASS, the project leverages events services on AWS to trigger functions within Knative and Kubernetes, allowing cloud-native developers to create sophisticated cross-cloud applications using simple serverless functions in multiple clouds.
  • Radware announced its Cloud Workload Protection service for AWS. Designed to help operators safeguard their role in cloud providers’ shared responsibility model. According to the announcement, Radware’s service uniquely addresses cloud security posture, detection of cloud native attacks, and consequent/respective actionable insights.
  • And in other AWS DevOps security news, Baffle has announced what it deems the first-to-market solution for data-centric protection of AWS Lambda. Baffle reports that its Advanced Data Protection Service gives enterprises the ability to provide a common data security model for existing infrastructure while also accelerating the lift and shift to serverless computing services such as AWS Lambda.
  • Last, our AWS consulting team enjoyed this blog, Implementing GitFlow Using AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS CodeDeploy. In it author Ashish Gore shares how AWS customers who use a GitFlow branching model can model their merge and release process.

Flux7 News

Read our two new AWS case studies on creating a solid foundation in AWS with a Flux7 AWS Landing Zone and how a financial services firm streamlined its processes with DevOps adoption:

  • A rapidly growing engineering firm wanted to move to the cloud to expand its agility, ensure security and continue its industry-leading levels of customer satisfaction. With engineers working collaboratively on resource-intensive applications like AutoDesk, AutoCAD and Revit, the firm needed a sound AWS foundation that would enable it to adopt Amazon WorkSpaces for its hundreds of engineers. Thus, this story is about the Flux7 AWS Landing Zone implementation and how it provided this firm with an agile and secure AWS foundation for its near-term Amazon WorkSpaces project and its long-term initiatives.
  • Our DevOps Case Study is the story of a global supplier of financial service technology who was challenged with organizational tension and other internal factors that constrained growth. It turned to DevOps automation to help it bridge the divide by streamlining delivery processes, and ensuring faster times to market with security built in for operational stability. Read here how the organization addressed three strategic elements to more fully realize the benefits of cloud delivery: best practice cloud governance, effective cloud demand forecasting and a system to promote cloud knowledge sharing.

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