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Last Updated May 01, 2019 — DevOps Expert

Cloud Checklist: Is Your DevOps Ready for the Cloud?


Organizations adopt DevOps principles to deliver better, more innovative software faster. In the same vein, they move to the cloud for the flexibility and scalability needed to drive innovation and speed.

On paper, DevOps and cloud seem to be a match made in heaven. As infrastructure bottlenecks continue to hinder software development productivity, the promises of unlimited resources on demand, access to the latest technologies, and dreams of speed, efficiency, agility and predictability is all most organizations need to hear. Of course, in the real world, there are some serious obstacles when marrying DevOps and cloud, especially in a complex enterprise environment. On Tuesday, May 7, join XebiaLabs Cloud & DevOps Evangelist, Daniel Beauregard, and Director of DevOps Strategy, Vincent Lussenburg, as they discuss why DevOps is leading many organizations to move to the cloud and how to make this transition as seamless as possible in an enterprise environment.Register for the webinar now and read below for five things you’ll learn by attending.

1. How to overcome a lack of in-house cloud experience.

To gain a true competitive advantage with the cloud, software delivery teams need to fully harness the power of their platform of choice. However, there is a dearth of cloud management expertise in many of today’s enterprise organizations, causing the promises of fast, flexible cloud-based enterprise application delivery to fall flat.

2. How to lessen the burden on developers.

To overcome the talent gap, it's not uncommon for developers––who might be well-versed in using the cloud for development and testing––to get saddled with things like configurations, security, and monitoring. This type of mismanagement pulls resources away from the value-adding projects they’re getting paid for and puts releases at risk.

3. The importance of baking security and governance into your pipelines.

A cloud platform follows a model of shared responsibility, meaning the vendor gives you the tools and you implement. Therefore, it’s still your responsibility to protect cloud resources as if they were on-premise. Automated Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), Source Code Analysis (SCA), and Database Testing should be directly integrated into your pipelines.

4. How to effectively on-board teams and scale.

To execute a cloud-based software release, a lot of things have to happen from Dev to Production. Taking a manual approach to execute these tasks, one that varies from team to team, is highly inefficient and does not provide the standardization and controls organizations need to scale.

5. Why you need to heighten visibility and auditability.

DevOps processes generate a ton of data. In order to continuously improve your software delivery output, you need to be able to quickly consume and put this data to use. In an enterprise environment, this data needs to be consumable for a variety of software stakeholders, each with varying levels of technical knowledge and specific needs for insight. For example, a developer measuring code quality for a release needs instant access to a different set of data than an auditor who is looking to ensure compliance for the same release.

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