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HOT or NOT: Top 5 DevOps stories so far

Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
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Guess what we have for you today! Our HOT or NOT list is here once again, this time with the 5 top DevOps stories of 2018 so far! What’s more, we have a very special DevOpsCon goodie bag for you at the end of this article!

DevOps did not become a hot topic just yesterday. It has been on everyone lips for quite some time. But that doesn’t mean that there is nothing new coming on the DevOps front.

Quite the contrary, actually! DevOps news and innovations are coming from all over.

In this article, we take a step back and go over 5 of the biggest news that went down in 2018 so far.


New project alert: Jenkins X

Can Jenkins become more cloud-native? The answer is yes and it’s all thanks to Jenkins X, which is currently proposed as a sub-project within the Jenkins Foundation.

The difference between Jenkins and Jenkins X is that the latter focuses on automating CI/CD for the cloud using Jenkins plus other open source tools like Kubernetes, Helm, Git, Nexus/Artifactory etc. Learn more about this project here.

New technology rises: AIOps

AIOps is an emerging technology which focuses on bringing the benefits of artificial intelligence to Ops. However, AIOps is *not* designed to replace existing operations model as well as tools, rather unify and modernize them with algorithmic approach powered by machine learning and big data.

Earlier this year we had an interesting talk with Enzo Signore, CMO at FixStream about the benefits os AIOps, its tooling and much more. Check it out here.

DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) report

DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) unveiled their 2018 Accelerate State of DevOps Report. Over 1,800 respondents from a varied sphere of companies were surveyed about cloud infrastructure, leadership and learning culture, delivery performance, database practices, and much more.

DORA’s software delivery performance benchmarks classified teams into three sections: high, medium, and low performers. Each team was measured on their global outcomes. Deployment frequency, lead time for changes, time to restore service, and change failure rate were all recorded. 15% of teams were classified as low performers, 37% as medium performers, and 48% as high performers. Included in the high performers are a 7% elite class who demonstrate excellence.

You can check out our overview of the report here.


If you’re ignoring DevOps, you’re wasting money

DevOps acts as an effective and useful bridge between the software engineers and TechOps. At a high level, TechOps want to focus primarily on infrastructure. However, the software engineers want the right capacity to build and deploy the software. By placing DevOps at the center, the teams can eliminate the constraints from both sides allowing each to do what they are best at: bridge the gap between the two creating valuable automation and thereby improving the quality.

Get a professional opinion on the matter here.

In the world of DevOps, traditional AppSec is no longer enough

In the world of DevOps, traditional application security doesn’t cut it anymore, and relying on perimeter defenses is a reactionary measure… assuming you control the perimeter. The unprecedented use of open source, speed of continuous integration and continuous delivery, containerization, and move to the cloud all mean that teams need a new approach to application security. DevOps teams cannot cede speed and agility for the sake of security.

JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc caught up with Tim Mackey, technical evangelist for Black Duck by Synopsysat DevOpsCon 2018 to talk about how to do AppSec at the speed of DevOps in the age of open source. Check out this video interview here.

We’re not done yet!

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Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou
Eirini-Eleni Papadopoulou was the editor for Coming from an academic background in East Asian Studies, she decided that it was time to go back to her high-school hobby that was computer science and she dived into the development world. Other hobbies include esports and League of Legends, although she never managed to escape elo hell (yet), and she is a guest writer/analyst for competitive LoL at TGH.

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