Over the last few weeks, we have been publishing a few articles about the Live DevOps Innovation Platform, and how we built it. But I’d like to take the opportunity to share some of the benefits that we, as Sandhata consultants, have seen – so far – as a result of building this new DevOps platform and the application Sandhata Bank.
The importance of security in software development is already widely understood and security testing is generally well embraced in the software delivery process. But when organisations enter the world of Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment, it becomes even more important to be able to test and enforce continuous security the same way – not only quarterly or monthly.
We recently announced the arrival of our Live DevOps Innovation Platform built in-house here at Sandhata. I wanted to share some of the tools we have used for it so far, as well as my personal experiences on this platform, as it has been very interesting and a big learning experience for me.
In 2016 we started creating a live DevOps innovation platform internally in Sandhata. We have been working hard, with the goal of creating a platform which incorporates DevOps principles and practices across the whole delivery lifecycle. We want this platform to demonstrate various aspects of the delivery lifecycle, and expose the inner workings – so that the platform can be used to help others get a headstart on their continuous delivery journey and also plan their DevOps strategy based on our working example.
In the world of DevOps, everybody knows that getting the culture right is critical to business success. But how can it be done? In my opinion, it is largely about establishing the right communication baseline within teams and across the organisation.
Mainframe agility is paramount for any mainframe-centric enterprise in order to achieve true business agility and to get to the market faster. But how can it be done? Let’s take a look at some of the key DevOps mainframe tooling elements.
How often do you spend hours shopping, online or in store, and end up buying something that’s less than perfect? With limited choice available, you find yourself compromising colour against fit, fit against material or material against size. But we’re starting to see a shift.
Shadow IT is defined as an IT system, project or service which is built without the formal knowledge and ownership of the IT department. The result of Shadow IT is usually a dispersed IT ecosystem which is not centrally managed or controlled. With the increase in self-service availability of apps, platforms and infrastructure, some people feel that Shadow IT is an unstoppable force. However – DevOps may just be the antidote to this issue.
Continuous Delivery (CD) is a software strategy that enables organisations to deliver new features to users – as fast and efficiently as possible. The core idea of CD is to create a repeatable, reliable and incrementally improving process for taking software from concept to customer. The goal of CD is to enable a constant flow of changes into production via an automated software production line. The CD pipeline is what makes it all happen.