High Availability, Infrastructure As Code & Unlocking The Value Of SD-WAN
Week of July 21st, 2019
Multi-Cloud Adoption Is Driving Demand For Network Automation
Networking professionals increasingly believe machine learning is a critical component of network management, a new survey suggests. That belief stems, at least in part, from the growing adoption of multi-cloud environments, according to network analytics company Kentik.
High Availability: Striking The Right Balance
When considering the architecture of business critical applications, common concerns include the ability to process large volumes of transactions and/or simultaneous client connections, but decreasing downtime and eliminating single points of failure are just as important. Organizations tend to look towards High Availability (HA) to address these latter concerns. High availability refers to systems or components that are operational without interruption for long periods of time. In essence, ‘high availability’ is a quality of infrastructure design.
Infrastructure As Code – Lessons Learned From Dev To Ops
What is Infrastructure as Code (IaC)? At DevOps Con, JaxEnter spoke with Emma Button from nubeGo about IaC, what agile methods are needed, the best tools for the job, and what her advice is for people coming into infrastructure from the development world.
5G Opens Big Windows for Cisco, Juniper, and VMware
Efforts to virtualize and introduce cloud-native technologies to mobile networks is opening new opportunities for vendors to emerge from the shadows and play a starring role in the 5G era. Cisco, Juniper, and VMware are stalwarts in the networking space and have deep interests in telecom, but 5G and a confluence of transformational shifts in mobile networks is fostering a more favorable environment for widespread use of their technologies.
What Is DevOps?
Born out of the difficulties of a challenging data migration project and getting siloed teams to work together better, DevOps has evolved into a movement to facilitate software development and its implementation, while improving reliability and increasing security. While the process of combining teams is hardly seamless, when done successfully, DevOps delivers significant benefits across businesses whether they are large or small.
Reap The Benefits Of IT Automation
Among the keys to successful IT automation is the need to ensure that senior management understands the importance of IT infrastructure, and then to show them the real business benefits.
Adopt Continuous Automation In DevOps To Accelerate Your Business
Continuous integration, continuous deployment and now continuous automation. What’s all the fuss about and why should you be thinking about it? Olivia Diaz lays out the benefits to businesses willing to automate their DevOps processes.
High-Level Policy Requirements Accelerate Network Processes For DevOps
Network operations traditionally has been the missing piece in DevOps processes. It’s not difficult to see why. Network management has lagged behind server and workload automation. Updating network policies and configurations typically requires a great deal of analysis, testing and time, undermining the goal of DevOps agility. But once we shift how network devices are administered and how changes are validated, there are emerging ways to incorporate network updates and policies into DevNetOps processes through automation.
Is The Future Of IT Support Cloud Based?
An increasing number of businesses are choosing to outsource their IT network support to one of many managed service providers. While there are plenty of benefits – companies still often talk about limitations, especially geographical ones. Generally, you’ve always needed someone to be able to put their hands on your network devices. Whether that’s to adjust settings, physically plug them in, or move them around to better suit the physical requirements of your IT system. Now though, more and more IT infrastructure is being bought into companies on an ‘as a service’ basis. Does this mean that our IT support can also be delivered through the cloud?
What Is Self Healing Automation And Why Is It Important To DevOps?
Test automation was supposed to be game-changer in the application development space, promising unprecedented efficiency and competitive advantage to those deploying it. However, along with the great potential, also come the downsides, especially when faced with the harsh reality of agile or DevOps where changes to scripts are made rapidly and frequently. In such cases, test automation may just stop working. Further, the promised benefits are rather quickly offset by the need for manual troubleshooting, debugging, and fixing, as well as maintaining the test automation scripts – which are inherently fragile.
New AWS Chatbot Uses Slack To Flag System Alerts To DevOps Teams
Amazon Web Services has launched a new chatbot service for DevOps teams that automatically sends security, billing, and system-stability alerts to Slack channels. The new AWS chatbot service aims to get these alerts to DevOps teams where they’re communicating with each other, and these days that’s likely to be a Slack. Those same DevOps teams are also likely relying on AWS to maintain their apps.