3 Reasons Why You're not a High-Performing Organisation

Posted by Andy Cureton on Aug 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM


 

Our partners, Puppet, released their annual State of DevOps report (SODR) last month. 

There’s one point that stands out throughout - the huge improvements that organisations of all sizes are making in the speed of software delivery, using DevOps*.

 

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Implementing SecDevOps using Security Testing Framework

Posted by Billy Michael on Aug 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM


 

DevOps is becoming more prevalent within the software industry and continuous delivery (CD) pipelines are continuing to raise the number of deployments organisations can accomplish each day. These high velocity environments continue to raise questions around how to best handle security commitments to customers whilst still being able to react to their needs quickly.

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DevOps: The Last 6 Months

Posted by Jason Man on Jul 31, 2017 11:02:00 AM


 

2016 saw the popularity of DevOps explode across businesses of all sizes. And with adoption increasing from 66% to 74%, January saw an influx of articles predicting the challenges the developer community will face in the coming year.

Six months into the year, we reflect on some of those predictions and discuss where we are now:

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Five Writers and a Publisher

Posted by Fernando Villalba on Jul 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM


 

 

Explaining DevOps practices with a simple analogy

At ECS Digital, we increase the velocity of delivery lifecycles, encourage greater innovation within organisations and reduce manual waste through the adoption of DevOps software engineering practises. 

But, if you’re not working in DevOps yourself, these principles can be confusing. Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment may be similar in their meanings, but they are two different concepts.

So, using the analogy of writing a book, I’ve explained some of the most common principles:

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AWS Serverless Computing

Posted by Sunil Tailor on Jul 7, 2017 10:52:16 AM


 

Serverless refers to a computing model where the existence of servers is hidden from developers. Within AWS’s eco-system “Lambda” (a compute service based on event programming model where you can execute code for a maximum of 5 minutes at a time) is one such offering. 

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How to hire the best talent and keep them happy and productive Part 2

Posted by Fernando Villalba on Jun 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM


 

Welcome to the second in this blog series discussing what you can do to ensure you hire the best talent and make your employees feel appreciated. The first half of my blog was released earlier in the month and can be found here. 

This blog is merely a continuation which I hope you find useful:

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How to hire the best talent and keep them happy and productive Part 1

Posted by Fernando Villalba on Jun 23, 2017 10:06:42 AM


 

This blog is the first part of a series which will discuss what to do when hiring the best talent. The second blog will explain what you should be doing once the employee has joined the company and how you can keep their motivation and happiness high across your business in order to get the best out of your team and develop a strong DevOps culture.

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Why is trust key to DevOps?

Posted by Fernando Villalba on Jun 12, 2017 10:30:00 AM


 

People and organisations are sometimes wary when it comes to trusting employees. It's understandable: trust means opening yourself up, and it making your organisation vulnerable.

However, trust is of utmost importance when it comes to working together in a team. It lets people do their jobs. And, to achieve maximum productivity in your organisation, teams, departments, management and employees need to feel comfortable and accessible to each other.

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ECS Digital sponsors DevOps Enterprise Summit 2017

Posted by Thivan Visvanathan on Jun 8, 2017 10:00:13 AM


 

I know what you’re thinking to yourself as soon as you read this title.

“An Enterprise Summit? That sounds like buzzwords, free food and a lack of innovative talks.”

But, you couldn’t be more wrong. A moment of honesty: DOES17 is the first large talk in the DevOps space that I’ve attended. So, I also had the same thoughts as above. 

I was pleasantly surprised. The summit is aimed at large, complex organisations, who are either just beginning their digital transformation into an agile world - or assessing their current architecture to see how their processes align with the rest of the industry.

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Applying Machine Learning to DevOps

Posted by ECS Digital on Jun 6, 2017 9:37:02 AM


 

Machine Learning in DevOps

Andi Mann

This is a guest blog written by:

Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate, Splunk

With contributions by:

Jeff Spencer, Senior Engineer, Splunk

 

There is powerful synergy between DevOps and Machine Learning (ML) – and related capabilities, like Predictive Analytics, IT Operations Analytics (ITOA), Algorithmic IT Operations (AIOps), and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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