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IT Operations is an activity business do to use IT technology within their organization. Traditionally focussing on keeping the lights on, IT Operations falls into three areas: servicedesk, network infrastructure and server and device management. With modern technology, less time is spent on running, and more on changing IT. Simpler, commoditized cloud services remove much of the day-to-day work sysadmins do to keep the lights on, meaning more time can be spent supporting the business with project and initiatives and changing and optimizing IT resources as a result.

Shadow IT

Coming out of the dark – what is shadow IT and how to deal...

Everyone who works in a large organization knows it: there are (probably) a lot of IT projects that are not officially sanctioned. Although not a new phenomenon, it is important to...
How Kubernetes is changing the divide between Dev and Ops

How Kubernetes is changing the divide between Dev and Ops

Kubernetes is changing the divide between operations and development. Where traditionally, provisioning and managing infrastructure was a task exclusive to IT Operations, Kubernetes is shifting infrastructure towards developers. Even though public...
CI/CD Complexity

Beating CI/CD complexity with CINQ

CI/CD is a common practice to bring applications from code to production. Unfortunately, the tools needed to create these pipelines vary wildly in functionality and quality, and you need to integrate...
CNCF Landscape: tool sprawl

DevOps tool sprawl: is ‘tool tax’ just the tip of the iceberg?

DevOps tools make the world go ‘round. Too many tools make the DevOps engineers go mad. The first one is true. The second one, too. Fact is: tooling that helps you...
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Useful things you need to know about system hardening

Since Dev and Ops related activities blend together in a DevOps world, developers need to understand more than just coding their application. Their role also includes typical Ops work: packaging and...

Otomi avoids Technical Debt for Kubernetes platforms

Getting started with Kubernetes is a daunting endeavor, but a necessary one. For most organizations, it’s about digital transformation in the marketplace, where digital products and services are becoming...
Get the evil out – don’t run containers as root

Get the evil out – don’t run containers as root

Containers are not hot and shiny anymore. They are a common piece of the puzzle when it comes to building great software. But a common pitfall, even now, is that many...
Choosing the right application deployment strategy

Choosing the right application deployment strategy

DevOps teams that have a lot of team autonomy should think about the way they deploy their applications. Because they are now responsible from start to finish: you break it, you fix...
F5 Container Ingress Services

F5 Container Ingress Services blends BIG-IP with cloud-native workloads

In this final installment of our Amazic World series sponsored by F5, we’re looking at F5’s continued investments in datacenter security for container deployments using F5 Container Ingress Services. This is post...
its a Disaster

Disaster recovery and business continuity in the cloud age

Don't feel like reading? Listen to this article via the player below: Amazic · Disaster Recovery And Business Continuity In The Cloud Age In the beginning, there was the computer room and things...