Five Steps to Improving Mainframe Agility with DevOps

The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the digital transformation at most organizations. Americans have become more reliant on online platforms while sheltering in place for everything from groceries, to streaming entertainment to banking and other financial transactions.  

Much of this shift online is likely to be permanent, with finances providing the most critical case in point. According to Fidelity National Information Services, April saw a 200 percent jump in new mobile banking registrations, with mobile banking traffic rising 85 percent–due in part to many bank branches being closed. A survey by fintech company Novantas found only 40 percent of respondents expect to return to their branches post-COVID.

The transaction-processing mainframe is the mission-critical heartbeat powering all these applications. It has played an irreplaceable role in allowing the worldwide economy to keep going in these unprecedented times. Mainframe workloads were escalating even before COVID-19 hit. 

A Vanson Bourne survey from late last

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3 DevOps Trends Tech Execs Need To Know For 2021

Get—and stay—ahead of the curve with these vital emerging technologies. 

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that none of us have a crystal ball vision into the future. But as we head into 2021, I feel confident making at least one prediction: Digital experiences and solutions will only become more and more important.    

After all, digital capabilities were the key to developing and deploying rapid innovation during the pandemic.  

Take American University. Using automated workflows, they reduced the time it takes to set up remote virtual teams in Microsoft Teams from 29 hours to just 8 minutes. And they’re not alone in quickly implementing new innovations, due in part to the adoption of agile principles inherent in a DevOps-centric approach to technology.  

As we head into 2021, there are three trends within DevOps that will further accelerate the pace of 

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Watch live: DevOps Virtual Forum spotlights emerging trends in the DevOps world

Nearly 20 years ago, core principles of the DevOps movement were actually written down. That was when 17 software developers created the “Manifesto for Agile Software Development” and released it as a philosophy of teamwork and continuous delivery in February 2001. Those tenets remain very much a part of the DevOps culture today.

The desire to drive software growth and productivity moved DevOps front and center in today’s enterprise. And operations teams are helping to aid developers’ agile mantra with the ultimate goal of aligning development with an organization’s business side.

“We’ve seen how DevOps practices have minimized or even eliminated finger pointing between ‘Dev’ and ‘Ops’ teams,” said Dave Vellante, chief analyst at SiliconANGLE Media’s sister market research firm Wikibon and host of SiliconANGLE’s livestreaming video studio theCUBE. “People are now taking the next step and aligning software development with product development. This is critical,

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The future of DevOps – SD Times

The idea of DevOps was born from a need for organizations to deliver software more quickly, to remain competitive in a world gone digital. It called for developers and operation engineers to work together so developers could have the infrastructure resources they needed to deploy multiple times per day. 

But according to a report published last month by analysis firm Gartner, organizations need to reach the next level in their Agile and DevOps practices to solidify their ability to continuously deliver value to their customers.

And, in the ‘Predicts 2021’ report, the next level, the future, is value streams.

Daniel Betts, one of the authors of the report, told SD Times, “You’ve got traditional DevOps, which is bringing the likes of operations and development to be collaborating and working on delivering value, but you’ve also got Agile, which is the business and the development teams working closely together. We look

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Security Innovation releases new courses on security in DevOps, GRC, and emerging software technologies

The final quarter’s release results in 50 total new CBT courses in 2020 to help reduce software and information security risk

WILMINGTON, Mass., Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Security Innovation, an authority in software security assessments and training, announced today it has released courses that focus on timely trends and technologies that are putting pressure on software development and operations teams. In addition to content updates across the library, the company also expanded interactive elements in its most popular secure coding courses to better simulate on-the job scenarios specific to developers.

Understanding what regulations to adhere to or best practices to follow as part of compliance efforts can be overwhelming,” said Lisa Parcella, VP of Product Management & Marketing at Security Innovation. “With organizations continually struggling to keep pace with changes to common cybersecurity frameworks and regulatory requirements, the demand for focused training to help stakeholders achieve compliance

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Security Innovation releases new courses on security in DevOps, GRC, and emerging software …

Press release content from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

WILMINGTON, Mass., Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Security Innovation, an authority in software security assessments and training, announced today it has released courses that focus on timely trends and technologies that are putting pressure on software development and operations teams. In addition to content updates across the library, the company also expanded interactive elements in its most popular secure coding courses to better simulate on-the job scenarios specific to developers.

“Understanding what regulations to adhere to or best practices to follow as part of compliance efforts can be overwhelming,” said Lisa Parcella, VP of Product Management & Marketing at Security Innovation. “With organizations continually struggling to keep pace with changes to common cybersecurity frameworks and regulatory requirements, the demand for focused training to help stakeholders achieve compliance

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