Kubernetes vs. Docker Swarm

Today, most organizations are rearchitecting their applications and moving them to the cloud. Use of microservices architecture and containers has completely transformed the way organizations develop and deploy new applications in the cloud. These technologies, alongside container orchestration tools like Kubernetes and Docker Swarm, allow organizations to develop small, independently deployable components of code that require minimal resources.


DevOps vs. ITIL Incident Management Process Flow

IT incidents from active directory, account deletion, printer not printing, and monitor flickering to software development incidents such as application delivery and code merge issues can affect anything from a single user to an entire business. Both DevOps and ITIL (IT infrastructure library) incident management process flows can restore your day-to-day service operations.


Upgrade Your Alerting With a Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy

Due to the increasing complexity of IT architectures and digital delivery chains, providing an amazing end user experience is becoming increasingly challenging. Whereas traditional IT departments took a siloed approach to monitoring (the application team monitored the application, the network team monitored the network, etc.), that strategy is no longer viable.


Being On-Call: The Future of Incident Management

Software developers and IT teams are deploying code faster than ever. DevOps principles are giving way to improved collaboration and transparency across the entire software delivery lifecycle (SDLC) – helping teams maintain agile CI/CD pipelines and driving service reliability. In a globalized world of software, customers are using applications and services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – with expectations of constant uptime.


4 Tips for Becoming an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer

Amazon Web Services (AWS) started their certification program back in 2013. Fast-forwarding six years, these certifications have become one of the best assets an engineer can use to boost their career. According to the 2018 IT Skills and Salary Report, 89% of IT professionals in 2018 (globally) had at least one certification, which is 3% more than in 2017. AWS exams are now available in multiple languages to cater to the global demand represented by numerous testing centers across the world.


Tips for Interacting With Humans

In DevOps and IT, people are always concerned with monitoring metrics, technological integrations, QA, testing, automation and AI. But, as of today, the people behind your systems are the most important aspect of building an efficient process for the delivery of reliable software. So, much of a well-built DevOps culture depends on how your team works together.

Why DevOps Matters: Collaborative Transparency in Incident Management

DevOps drives collaboration, transparency, and productivity throughout the entire software delivery and incident management lifecycle. By building teams dedicated to continuous improvement, the delivery of reliable services, and focused on the true value behind a DevOps culture, incident management sucks less.

DevOps Trends for 2019

The DevOps train continues to gain momentum. More IT and software development teams are learning to shift left – running more security and reliability tests earlier in the development lifecycle. DevOps isn’t just a buzzword, it’s a way for teams to improve collaboration and workflow transparency – leading to the faster development of more reliable applications. Last year, we wrote about the top DevOps trends of 2018 – but now we’re here to look at any changes to DevOps trends in 2019.