IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review

As DevOps teams make progress in collaboration, automation and more, new services and functionality continue to emerge to help further streamline roles and processes. At DevOps World | Jenkins World last week, we saw several examples of this with attendees getting a preview of CloudBees’ Software Delivery Management (SDM) Platform along with its Product Hub and Value Stream Management modules; enhancements to the CloudBees Accelerator and much more.

Offering a Different Approach to Jenkins Backup Restore

We recently had the opportunity to work with a global communications company that shapes how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. As part of our work with them, we were establishing a new AWS Disaster Recovery (DR) process, part of which had a Jenkins backup in another AWS Availability Zone (AZ). In helping the firm with its cross-AZ DR process, we were challenged with the Jenkins job status which impacted the AZ status. AWS Disaster Recovery blog is the story of how we approached the situation, creating a unique solution that solved the customer’s needs all in one place.

Seven Recommended SysAdmin Skills to Join a DevOps Team

Recently Aater Suleman, Flux7’s CEO, presented an “An Introduction to DevOps with AWS: How to Design, Deploy, and Manage a DevOps Workflow in AWS” as part of the O’Reilly live, online training series. In it, he was asked this pivotal question from one of the attendees: What future-looking skills should sysadmins have to ensure long-term competitiveness in DevOps environments and we thought we’d share his answer here with you today.

DevOps Automation enabling self-service, secure IT

DevOps Days: IT Process Orchestration with Jenkins

Flux7 CEO Aater Suleman will be speaking at DevOps Days Austin Monday and Tuesday May 4-5, 2015. Aater's presentation, titled "IT Process Orchestration with Jenkins" is during the Ignite block on May 5th, starting at 12:45. See the full program here

How to: Create productive developer workflows using Git, Gerrit and Jenkins

Our clients are always deeply interested in creating productive dev environments. The power of a dev environment comes from many places. First is time saved by reducing the number of manual steps and by preventing context switches for a developer. Improving flow enables a developer to catch bugs sooner when they’re still inexpensive. Consequently, moving toward continuous testing and integration is essential. In this post, we’ll discuss a continuous integration workflow using opensource tools.

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