continuous delivery

Continuous delivery and the DevOps approach to modernization

Businesses are working to increase agility, deliver innovative and engaging experiences to clients, and stay ahead of competition. Increasingly, companies are modernizing business applications to make these business goals a reality. Modernizing applications is generally composed of three transformations: cloud-native architecture, continuous delivery and infrastructure automation. These typically occur concurrently, but do have distinct characteristics. […]

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Keep the honeymoon going with the right DevOps environment

By marrying a company’s software development processes and IT operations, DevOps breaks down organizational silos, improves business performance and lowers costs. When done right, the DevOps honeymoon never ends. But chemistry only happens when an enterprise shapes the goals of its DevOps environment around the proper IT infrastructure. Here are a few considerations to keep […]

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4 DevOps definitions managers must understand

From a software engineering perspective, most DevOps techniques happen at the practitioner level, but true DevOps adoption goes beyond development and operations alone. DevOps requires fundamental changes to the culture of an organization. To succeed, all stakeholders ought to understand the fundamentals. To help explain, here are four DevOps definitions that managers should understand: 1. […]

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Continuous integration vs. continuous delivery: A quick explainer

As DevOps moves from a trend at born-on-the-web firms to a set of well-accepted best practices, many enterprises are embracing the approach. If you’re only getting started, terms like continuous integration and continuous delivery probably sound a lot alike. There are, however, some big differences that are important to understand. What is continuous integration? As […]

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The effects of cloud-native architecture on continuous delivery

Modern, “cloud-native” architectures are making a big impact on continuous delivery. Continuous delivery is a set of practices and tools that enables rapid testing and release of changes. These architectures typically have many moving pieces, each of which is intended to stand on its own. Generally, the technologies of choice for these applications will be […]

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Building operations automation in DevOps

According to the 2017 “State of DevOps Report,” the key metrics used to indicate high performance in IT organizations are deployment frequency, lead time and mean time to recover. As a continuous delivery guy, I’ve spent the last decade helping clients in the first two areas: rapidly determining if a change is good or bad, and […]

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Continuous delivery tops IT execs’ priority list

Innovation is undoubtedly all around us, from advancements in AI to quantum computing. Who wouldn’t want to capitalize on the value of digital transformation? But what’s truly driving these big moves? It’s due in no small part to the ability of IT organizations to speed software delivery. Enterprise Management Associates’ latest research report, derived from […]

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Morningstar’s continuous delivery success story

Continuous Delivery is a practice Morningstar has tried to adopt for several years.  While the concept of Continuous Delivery is straightforward and simple to understand, in reality, the challenge for Morningstar was finding a way for development teams to change their mindset and behavior. A tool like IBM UrbanCode Deploy that enabled more productive development […]

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10 ways DevOps can help you automate in the cloud

By Mihai Criveti and Catalin Rusu As cloud adoption and born-on-cloud applications are on the rise, we need to change and accelerate the way we develop, test and manage software, and move toward software-defined infrastructure. While most businesses have established processes and tools for software development, aspects such as QA, technical debt management and operations automation […]

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Continuous delivery: A new mindset

With its ability to quickly adapt to changing environments, the cloud is particularly positioned to take advantage of continuous delivery.

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