Elements of DevOps: Boosting the Efficiency of Application Development

Applications are central to efficient and successful operation of every business and government agency. Essential success depends upon the attributes of Speed, Quality, Control, and Cost. Speed is fundamental to timely execution of objectives. Quality is vital to successful implementation and long-term viability. Control, the command of data use, security, access, and process is crucial to safe operations. And cost, of course, is a pivotal consideration in nearly all budget decisions.

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Enterprise Data Control – How bad could it be?

Maintaining data control is an essential objective for Actifio customers. It’s much more than managing data copy counts. It’s providing data protection while managing appropriate access and assuring necessary compliance. It’s protecting the enterprise. In all of this, attaining confident data governance and control presents a broad set of challenges. It starts with clear visibility. How many data instances exist as backups, snapshots or development copies? What data is being copied or left unprotected? Who has access? Is there an audit trail? What steps are needed to improve control of enterprise data, to keep it both useful and safe?

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The Data Breach Industry

The daily data breach report seems like a weather report. It happens every day. Perhaps we should add it to the evening news as a standard feature – news, sports, weather, data breach. That’s why we now have a “Data Breach Industry.”

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Elements of DevOps: Control

The third of our four essential application development elements is Control. It means quite simply that data is available to authorized users for sanctioned purposes and fully restricted from any unauthorized use or for any unauthorized purpose.

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