Why You Should Be Adopting a DevOps Culture in 2020 - DZone DevOps

The year 2020 has arrived, and its arrival brings a lot of innovations and transformations in the Information and Technology (IT) sector and especially to DevOps technologies. The study conducted by experts at Grand View Research says that the DevOps market is anticipated to be worth 12.85 billion USD by 2025. The adoption of DevOps practices rose 17% in 2018 as compared to 10% in 2017, according to Statista. It has been seen that top organizations that have included DevOps practices in their Software Development cycle have experienced a 63% improvement in the quality of software deployments. Due to Agile adoption, 63% frequency in the release of new versions of software! Also, higher standards of coding have been observed.

Benefits of DevOps

  • Quick amendment response during the development phase.
  • Adapting Agile made easy.
  • It is a perfect route for collaboration between teams.
  • Iterations help in identifying bugs and their quick resolution.
  • Teams can focus more on development and be free from deployment worries.
  • Resilient services by teams.
  • Cross skilling of teams and better self-improvement Faster time to market.
  • It improves the quality of the product.

The market for DevOps is being driven by the increased adoption of Agile methodologies, cloud technologies, rising digitisation, and business automation. Adopting DevOps in the IT culture is a necessity for better team collaborations. So is your business ready to embrace DevOps culture in 2020? Various tools available for DevOps are Docker, Jenkins, GIT, etc. You can always take assistance from Cloud DevOps Consultants or DevOps service providers. If you want to know more about DevOps trends in 2020, then keep reading.

Also Read - Chief Trends Predicted in 2020 to Shape Autonomous Digital Enterprises

The Shift of Winds from CI- Pipelines to DevOps Assembly Lines in 2020

The trends show the interests of the IT industry in CI as the only tool for deployments is slowing down. Continuous Integration (CI) is the process that automates build and runs unit tests on each PUSH of code. CI-Pipelines only work in segments. In order for all the teams to collaborate better, there is a need for automation of CI along with Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment of the code and binaries to the target environments. That is where DevOps comes into the picture to improve the process of planning, coding, and automation of delivery and deployment.

**Related Reading - **How to Setup a CI/CD Pipeline with Kubernetes 2020

Embedded Security on Top of List

Cyber security is one of the vital concerns for IT corporations. DevOps is going to be spending a lot of resources on security. The term being used is DevSecOps. The increase in the need for security has made the integration of security in the application development process necessary. By this measure, the vulnerabilities will decrease, and the whole process will be effective, secure, and efficient.

Need for Server-Less Architecture

There will be a simplification of operations with the server-less architecture used by DevOps teams. Legacy systems are being upgraded to server-less operations with solutions like Google Functions, AWS Lambda, and Microsoft’s Azure Functions. This change is cost-effective and also improves the experience of users. This server-less architecture will be the go-to architecture for developers to increase productivity and will need DevOps automation more than ever.

The Future Is Zero-Touch Automation

Zero-touch automation is the future of DevOps automation. There will be no need for human intervention when machine learning is utilized to automate the back-up of vast data fully. The companies which have already implemented or adapted DevOps have seen a significant increase in productivity and faster rates of deployment. Understanding the DevOps cycle and administering automation between all the blocks of sequences.

Shift to Cloud-Native DevOps

There will be an accelerated shift to Cloud-native DevOps since all the enterprises are moving to Cloud-based enterprise products. Cloud adoption ensures flexibility, less downtime, reduces infrastructure expenditures. Gartner predicts that shift to the cloud by 2022 will effect 1.3 Trillion USD of IT industry spending directly or indirectly. Many companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon provide cloud computing and storage facilities and smooth operations. These companies are seeing a massive spike in other enterprises looking for their cloud services for faster changes in production.

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Why You Should Be Adopting a DevOps Culture in 2020 - DZone DevOps

Why You Should Be Adopting a DevOps Culture in 2020 - DZone DevOps

The year 2020 has arrived, and its arrival brings a lot of innovations and transformations in the Information and Technology (IT) sector and especially to DevOps technologies. The study conducted by experts at Grand View Research says that the DevOps market is anticipated to be worth 12.85 billion USD by 2025. The adoption of DevOps practices rose 17% in 2018 as compared to 10% in 2017, according to Statista. It has been seen that top organizations that have included DevOps practices in their Software Development cycle have experienced a 63% improvement in the quality of software deployments. Due to Agile adoption, 63% frequency in the release of new versions of software! Also, higher standards of coding have been observed.

Benefits of DevOps

  • Quick amendment response during the development phase.
  • Adapting Agile made easy.
  • It is a perfect route for collaboration between teams.
  • Iterations help in identifying bugs and their quick resolution.
  • Teams can focus more on development and be free from deployment worries.
  • Resilient services by teams.
  • Cross skilling of teams and better self-improvement Faster time to market.
  • It improves the quality of the product.

The market for DevOps is being driven by the increased adoption of Agile methodologies, cloud technologies, rising digitisation, and business automation. Adopting DevOps in the IT culture is a necessity for better team collaborations. So is your business ready to embrace DevOps culture in 2020? Various tools available for DevOps are Docker, Jenkins, GIT, etc. You can always take assistance from Cloud DevOps Consultants or DevOps service providers. If you want to know more about DevOps trends in 2020, then keep reading.

Also Read - Chief Trends Predicted in 2020 to Shape Autonomous Digital Enterprises

The Shift of Winds from CI- Pipelines to DevOps Assembly Lines in 2020

The trends show the interests of the IT industry in CI as the only tool for deployments is slowing down. Continuous Integration (CI) is the process that automates build and runs unit tests on each PUSH of code. CI-Pipelines only work in segments. In order for all the teams to collaborate better, there is a need for automation of CI along with Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment of the code and binaries to the target environments. That is where DevOps comes into the picture to improve the process of planning, coding, and automation of delivery and deployment.

**Related Reading - **How to Setup a CI/CD Pipeline with Kubernetes 2020

Embedded Security on Top of List

Cyber security is one of the vital concerns for IT corporations. DevOps is going to be spending a lot of resources on security. The term being used is DevSecOps. The increase in the need for security has made the integration of security in the application development process necessary. By this measure, the vulnerabilities will decrease, and the whole process will be effective, secure, and efficient.

Need for Server-Less Architecture

There will be a simplification of operations with the server-less architecture used by DevOps teams. Legacy systems are being upgraded to server-less operations with solutions like Google Functions, AWS Lambda, and Microsoft’s Azure Functions. This change is cost-effective and also improves the experience of users. This server-less architecture will be the go-to architecture for developers to increase productivity and will need DevOps automation more than ever.

The Future Is Zero-Touch Automation

Zero-touch automation is the future of DevOps automation. There will be no need for human intervention when machine learning is utilized to automate the back-up of vast data fully. The companies which have already implemented or adapted DevOps have seen a significant increase in productivity and faster rates of deployment. Understanding the DevOps cycle and administering automation between all the blocks of sequences.

Shift to Cloud-Native DevOps

There will be an accelerated shift to Cloud-native DevOps since all the enterprises are moving to Cloud-based enterprise products. Cloud adoption ensures flexibility, less downtime, reduces infrastructure expenditures. Gartner predicts that shift to the cloud by 2022 will effect 1.3 Trillion USD of IT industry spending directly or indirectly. Many companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon provide cloud computing and storage facilities and smooth operations. These companies are seeing a massive spike in other enterprises looking for their cloud services for faster changes in production.

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Measuring DevOps Metrics: A How-To Guide

DevOps is supposed to help streamline the process of taking code changes and getting them to production for users to enjoy. But what exactly does it mean for the process to be “streamlined”? One way to answer this is to start measuring metrics.

Why metrics are important to track

Metrics give us a way to make sure our quality stays the same over time because we have numbers and key identifiers to compare against. Without any metrics being measured, you don’t have a way to measure improvements or regressions. You just have to react to them as they come up.

When you know the indicators that show what condition your system is in, it lets you catch issues faster than if you don’t have a steady-state to compare to. This also helps when you get ready for system upgrades. You’ll be able to give more accurate estimates of the number of resources your systems use.

After you’ve recorded some key metrics for a while, you’ll start noticing places you could improve your application or ways you can reallocate resources to where they are needed more. Knowing the normal operating state of your system’s pipeline is crucial and it takes time to set up a monitoring tool.

The main thing is that you decide to watch some metrics to get an idea of what’s going on when you start the deploy process. In the beginning, it might seem hard to figure out what the best metrics for a pipeline are.

Figuring out which metrics are important to you

You can conduct chaos engineering experiments to test different conditions and learn more about which metrics are the most important to your system. You can look at things like, time from build to deploy, number of bugs that get caught in different phases of the pipeline, and build size.

Thinking about what you should measure can be one of the harder parts of the effectiveness of the metrics you choose. When you’re considering metrics, look at what the most important results of your pipeline are.

Do you need your app to get through the process as quickly as possible, regardless of errors? Can you figure out why that sporadic issue keeps stopping the deploy process? What’s blocking you from getting your changes to production with confidence?

That’s how you’re going to find those key metrics quickly. Running experiments and looking at common deploy problems will show you what’s important early on. This is one of the ways you can make sure that your metrics are relevant.

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Brain Crist

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Citrix Bugs Allow Unauthenticated Code Injection, Data Theft

Multiple vulnerabilities in the Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Gateway would allow code injection, information disclosure and denial of service, the networking vendor announced Tuesday. Four of the bugs are exploitable by an unauthenticated, remote attacker.

The Citrix products (formerly known as NetScaler ADC and Gateway) are used for application-aware traffic management and secure remote access, respectively, and are installed in at least 80,000 companies in 158 countries, according to a December assessment from Positive Technologies.

Other flaws announced Tuesday also affect Citrix SD-WAN WANOP appliances, models 4000-WO, 4100-WO, 5000-WO and 5100-WO.

Attacks on the management interface of the products could result in system compromise by an unauthenticated user on the management network; or system compromise through cross-site scripting (XSS). Attackers could also create a download link for the device which, if downloaded and then executed by an unauthenticated user on the management network, could result in the compromise of a local computer.

“Customers who have configured their systems in accordance with Citrix recommendations [i.e., to have this interface separated from the network and protected by a firewall] have significantly reduced their risk from attacks to the management interface,” according to the vendor.

Threat actors could also mount attacks on Virtual IPs (VIPs). VIPs, among other things, are used to provide users with a unique IP address for communicating with network resources for applications that do not allow multiple connections or users from the same IP address.

The VIP attacks include denial of service against either the Gateway or Authentication virtual servers by an unauthenticated user; or remote port scanning of the internal network by an authenticated Citrix Gateway user.

“Attackers can only discern whether a TLS connection is possible with the port and cannot communicate further with the end devices,” according to the critical Citrix advisory. “Customers who have not enabled either the Gateway or Authentication virtual servers are not at risk from attacks that are applicable to those servers. Other virtual servers e.g. load balancing and content switching virtual servers are not affected by these issues.”

A final vulnerability has been found in Citrix Gateway Plug-in for Linux that would allow a local logged-on user of a Linux system with that plug-in installed to elevate their privileges to an administrator account on that computer, the company said.

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What Is DevOps and Is Enterprise DevOps Any Good?

DevOps is a new catalyst that is rapidly spreading throughout the tech industry. Over the years it has gained much popularity and everyone has their own interpretation of it. It emerged a few after agile programming practices, and nowadays people are trying to figure out the relevance of enterprise DevOps. Before we move on to that, we first need to understand DevOps, its culture, and some other aspects.

A Major Division in the Industry

There are many forms of divides in the tech industry. DevOps concepts solve this one in particular. Therefore, to understand and fully appreciate DevOps we first need to focus on this dispute. Within any software company, there has long been a divide between the development and operations teams.

Development teams are responsible for creating feature-rich, seamless integrations that have varying requirements with each new customer. They’re responsible for changing user requirements, maintenance, and continuous development activities. The takeover at the start of the SDLC development cycle.

On the other hand, Operation teams are primarily responsible for system stability and accessibility. They come in towards the end of the process where handover of a software release is given. Their responsibility is reviewing implementations by the development teams and ensuring the system is accessible and stable, and recommend changes if necessary.

To break the silos between Dev and Ops DevOps takes a few leaps, enabling better collaboration and performance.

What Is DevOps?

The agile admin defines DevOps as,

DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support.

The term “Dev” is an umbrella term for not only developers, but any person included in the development of the product. So, this can include QA engineers, SR engineers, and other disciplines as well. Essentially, the “dev” team are the makers of the product.

Secondly, the term “Ops” covers all operations staff including systems engineers, system administrators, release engineers, network engineers, and all other relevant disciplines. The “Ops” team is responsible for the product after its development is complete.

devopsIn conclusion, operations engineers need to adopt the same methods adopted by developers and vice versa. DevOps extends Agile principles beyond just the development stage. Rather it extends it over the boundary of development and onto the entire process up till delivery.

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DevOps Basics: What You Should Know

Once an industry term becomes popular, particularly in technology, it can be difficult to get an accurate definition. Everyone assumes that the basics are common knowledge and moves on. However, if your company has been discussing DevOps, or if you are interested in learning more about it, here are some basics you should know.

What Is DevOps?

DevOps refers to the restructuring of the traditional software application cycle to support Agile development and continuous improvement/continuous delivery. Traditionally, the software was created in large-scale, monolithic bundles. New features and new releases were created in large packages and released in full-scale, infrequent, major deployments.

This structure is no longer effective in the modern business environment. Companies are under increasing pressure to be agile. They must respond rapidly to changes in the business environment to remain competitive. Software development needs to be completely changed as a process so that incremental improvements can be made frequently – ideally, several times per day.

However, changing a development lifecycle completely requires major changes – in people and culture, process, and enabling tooling – to be effective. DevOps was created by the breaking down of cycles between development and operations, combining two separate functions in application development. These changes intend to support agile, secure, continuous improvements, and frequent releases.

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