How DevOps Can Crush Application Release Cycles

We were recently joined for a Webinar by Jay Lyman of 451 Research. Our purpose was to highlight results from a 451 Research project and share some specific insights about enterprise DevOps and cloud adoption. I also presented an overview of how Actifio helps streamline and automate DevOps. I’ll summarize Jay’s key points here but I encourage anyone interested in the topic to view the entire webinar which includes the Actifio DevOps capabilities overview. Link.

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How to Develop Higher Quality Applications Faster with DevOps and Copy Data Virtualization

If you’ve ever worked anywhere near an enterprise IT department, you’re familiar with the internal scuffle that exists  between the development and operations teams. At no fault of their own, they’re doing what they’ve been charged to do. Dev, tasked with building new applications to advance the business, needs to get things done faster. At the same time, Ops is pushing for things to go slower, tasked with safeguarding data and infrastructure to protect the business. With totally opposing missions, it’s no wonder why things get done at a less efficient pace than ideal.

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5 Key Traits That Every DevOps Team Should Have

DevOps is the word of the decade for IT professionals, and with good reason. Making the shift successfully can result in a number of business transformations including speed, reduced costs, and better control and quality.

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5 Invaluable Insights from Top DevOps Thinkers

DevOps, once an unheard-of concept just a few years ago, is proving itself to be more of a mainstay than a passing fad in IT organizations across the world. More and more teams are adopting the methodology, while industry heavy-weights are turning their attention toward it as well--and for good reason -- it makes sense. In fact, in Gartner’s 2015 DevOps survey, they found that 60% of organizations are either currently, or are planning to use a DevOps approach to IT, meaning that organizations not using the framework are now in the minority.

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10 Must Read DevOps Articles to Stay in the Know for 2016

It is becoming more and more common for enterprises to implement DevOps practices. The benefits that come from this implementation are exponential. Heading into the new year, we think it’s important to share these 10 articles to show how leaders are adopting DevOps and the value it provides.

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High-Fidelity Data & The Myth Busters

High-fidelity. For audio, it means minimal distortion in sound reproduction. If you’re old enough, you’ll remember the “Hi-fi” as a high-end vinyl record player. Before “stereo” the best sound available was “Hi-fi”. Audiophiles still use the term to define sound that is reproduced accurately, exactly.

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Elements of DevOps: Cost

Cost is always an essential element. And it’s not unusual for customers to see expected costs for projected storage additions evaporate after an Actifio deployment. It typically starts first in the realm of excess copy data being eliminated from backup or disaster recovery.

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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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Elements of DevOps: Quality

The transition of application development to a comprehensive DevOps environment is a natural but not necessarily smooth progression and Quality is no less important than Speed. The intent is simple; accelerate quality software development. Catch and fix bugs early. Minimize last minute surprises. Release products on time.

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Elements of DevOps: Speed

Classical elements were once seen across many cultures as the vital parts and principles that govern the fundamental distillation of everything essential to life. In western culture those elements were Earth, Air, Fire and Water. The concept helped philosophers to organize their worldviews – to think about what is important and create a construct for understanding the world.

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