IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 7.27.2020

IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 7.27.2020

By Flux7 Labs
July 27, 2020

In DevOps news this week, CloudBees and Accelerated Strategies Group share the results of their State of Software Delivery Management 2020 report. In it they unveil that 65% of surveyed organizations are unable to accurately quantify the cost of feature delivery delays and 84% responded that the inaccessibility of information impedes their ability to do their work or make data-driven decisions. Despite being years into the DevOps movement, the report finds that silos remain a challenge for frontline workers’ ability to progress their work.

To address a lack of SDM maturity in organizations, the report writers name three areas organizations can look to where SDM can have the most positive effect on their work:

  • Quantify the impact of investments in software delivery
  • The capability of software delivery teams to communicate and collaborate
  • End-to-end visibility into the value flow of software delivery streams

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DevOps News

  • Snyk unveils new developer-first prioritization capabilities. According to the company, the new suite of prioritization tools will help development and security teams prioritize fixes for security vulnerabilities in their open source dependencies and containers including instant prioritization, deep application context, and governance at scale.
  • Instana reveals its APM solution now supports a GitOps enabled agent, supporting Git-based configuration management
  • The industry gains a new vendor to watch this week as Carbonetes emerges from stealth mode to introduce itself as the “industry’s first comprehensive cloud native container application security testing solution.” Coined CAST, the company says its solution gives enterprisesthe ability to seamlessly analyze the security of containerized code in real-time.
  • Aqua Security makes available its new Aqua Platform in two editions and updates Aqua Wave and Aqua Enterprise adding new functionality to secure workloads at runtime across the technology stack.
  • Adobe, IBM and Red Hat announce a strategic partnership. Teaming up will allow them to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation and strengthen data security.
  • Applitools adds new AI features to its automated testing platform, conducting mundane and redundant tasks often associated with manual testing.
  • Perforce Software acquires Methodics. The development lifecycle firm will incorporate Methodics intellectual property lifecycle management to further its DevOps
  • In other acquisition news, GrammaTech acquires JuliaSoft. In a press release, the firms say the acquisition will help GrammaTech “extend its CodeSonar® Static Application Security Testing (SAST) platform with automated code analysis for Java and C#.”
  • Last, our DevOps consulting team enjoyed this article, DevSecOps basics: Five cross-functional collaboration goals.

AWS News 

  • Amazon bolsters Amazon Detective helping users to interactively examine their VPC network flows, answering questions like “what port or network service was in use at that time?” and “was the traffic allowed by my Security Groups?”.
  • AWS announces Amazon CloudWatch metrics for Amazon EC2 on-demand Capacity Reservations. The metrics allow operators to monitor Capacity Reservations and identify unused capacity by setting CloudWatch alarms that will notify teams when usage thresholds are met.
  • Atlassian Bitbucket Cloudusers can now connect their source repository to AWS CodePipeline. This allows operators to automate the release process – from build, test, and deploy – when code changes occur.
  • AWS introduces AWS CodeBuild support to access build environments with AWS Session Manager. This new support allows operators to investigate and diagnose build issues.
  • AWS releases its Serverless Application Model CLI to GA.

Flux7 News

  • This year has been full of curveballs for IT leaders. Yet, with an adaptive strategy and IT agility that will flex to hit any curveball, IT leaders can react intelligently to a ‘new normal,’ building a strategy for what’s to come, despite market ambiguities. Read our latest blog on how to build an agile digital platform to effectively navigate the new normal.
  • Lock-in has been a perennial IT concern, so it only makes sense that IT would voice this same worry when it comes to cloud computing. As a result, enterprises are naturally very aware that being dependent on a single cloud vendor could present significant cost, legal, and/or technical issues if they choose to change platforms down the road. However, the benefits of cloud standardization can significantly outweigh the potential downsides of cloud lock-in. Read how in our latest blog, Don’t Fear Cloud Lock-In: The Benefits of Standardization.

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Written by Flux7 Labs

Flux7, an NTT DATA Company, 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.