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Where DevOps Starts: Developers, Implementers, and Leaders By Greg Pollock There's no right place to start with DevOps, but there are reasons that different people choose to start. There are also ways of communicating that make it more likely to take succeed in your organization. Being aware of the people you are talking to and the processes they work within can make your DevOps experiments more likely to grow into a business-wide culture. A forthcoming study sponsored by Microsoft and conducted by independent research firm Saugatuck Technology digs into the expectations different groups have for DevOps. Spoiler alert: not everyone likes DevOps for the same reasons. You probably know why DevOps sounds useful to you, but getting buy-in from other teams is crucial and tricky. Knowing what others are likely to care about can make it way easier to get them on board and ma... (more)

Chef Recipes By @ScripRock | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #Containers #GuardRail]

Generating Chef Recipes from Existing Configs We've covered the benefits and pitfalls of configuration management tools like Chef in many articles. But let's assume you've done your homework and decided Chef is the tool for you. How do you get started? Funnily enough, one of the inspirations for ScriptRock was a not-so-successful Chef deployment. Only a poor craftsman blames his tools, so rather than pointing the finger at Chef we reflected on what we had done wrong. The problems we encountered trying to move a large, brown-field infrastructure to Chef, and to get culture, people... (more)

Integrating Security into #DevOps By @ScriptRock | @DevOpsSummit

Three Steps for Integrating Security into DevOps The fate of CSO John in The Phoenix Project is a good parable for illustrating the dynamic and often conflicted relationship between Security and IT Operations. Security can either become a separate, obscure, and increasingly irrelevant group that everyone else resents-sounds pretty good, huh?-or it can be integrated into broader framework of the development cycle. Security John goes through a mental breakdown before finally understanding how to adapt and survive, but it doesn't have to be that hard. Security and DevOps Before the... (more)

DevOps: Who Does it Best?

DevOps: Who Does it Best? In theory, DevOps is good for every business. But if there's one thing I've learned from talking to people in the DevOps community, it's that theory doesn't always translate perfectly to reality. Theory is an advertisement; reality is a data set. That's why ScriptRock partnered with Microsoft to sponsor a DevOps study from Saugatuck Technology. It's not surprising, then, that when Saugatuck polled IT Leaders, Implementers, and Developers they found that "DevOps" had different meanings for each. Not only did each group hope to achieve different goals, the... (more)

CoreOS Takes a Swipe at Docker

CoreOS Takes a Swipe at Docker By JDH If watching your in-laws awkwardly bicker on Thanksgiving weekend wasn't enough for you, this Docker vs. Rocket thing feels like a full-blown go in the Octagon. For context, CoreOS announced on Monday that they don't agree with the direction Docker is headed, and are creating their own container runtime called Rocket. They cite less-than-stellar security, speed, and overcomplexity as reasons to compete with Docker, and decided to take the matter into their own hands. The kickoff blog post, which uses a good bit of stern language (in the con... (more)