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Imagine a world where your Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment environment is 100% automated, including the passing of credentials. Capital One, a leading U.S. bank, has achieved this, and Andrey Utis, Director, Software Engineering, at Capital One, outlined how they achieved this in this talk, Application Secret Management with KMS, at the All Day DevOps conference. Andrey started by stating what we all know - security needs to be at the forefront. Additionally, a message we heard over and over at the All Day DevOps conference is to automate where you can automate. That combination can be daunting and seemingly impossible. How can we automate security when someone needs to enter credentials and we can't store credentials where everyone can get to them? After all, credentials give you access to databases that often contain personally identifiable informa... (more)

Continuous Everyone | @DevOpsSummit #CloudNative #Serverless #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

We have Continuous Integration and we have Continuous Deployment, but what's continuous across all of what we do is people. Even when tasks are automated, someone wrote the automation. So, Jayne Groll evangelizes about Continuous Everyone. Jayne is the CEO of the DevOps Institute and the author of Agile Service Management Guide. She talked about Continuous Everyone at the 2016 All Day DevOps conference. She describes it as "about people, culture, and collaboration mapped into your value streams." We all hear about the importance of people, culture, and collaboration, but how ... (more)

Confessions of #DevOps: Fannie Mae, Liberty Mutual, Capital One | @CloudExpo

True Story.  Over the past few years, Fannie Mae transformed the way in which they delivered software.  Deploys increased from 1,200/month to 15,000/month.  At the same time, productivity increased by 28% while reducing costs by 30%.  But, how did they do it? During the All Day DevOps conference, over 13,500 practitioners from around the world to learn from their peers in the industry.  Barry Snyder, Senior Manager of DevOps at Fannie Mae, was one of 57 practitioners who shared his real world journey through his enterprise transformation. Choke Point or Checkpoint. Eddie Webb, Di... (more)

Promise Theory and #DevOps | @DevOpsSummit #APM #AI #DX #Serverless #Monitoring

Mark Burgess (@markburgess_osl) is a theoretical physicist, but in his keynote at the 2016 All Day DevOps conference, he talked more about economics and human interactives than physics. What does either have to do as the keynote for a conference on DevOps? Well, for a little more background, Mark Burgess is also the founder and former CTO of CFEngine, a configuration management and automation framework, and is the author of Promise Theory. While at CFEngine, Mark worked to apply a theory of how the autonomous agents in software interact with each other. Promise Theory was born.... (more)

Immutable Servers in a #Serverless World | @DevOpsSummit #AI #DevOps

Snowflakes are beautiful, unique creations. But, let's keep them in nature. They don't belong in our server infrastructure. Snowflake servers, where every configuration is just a little different, can introduce unnecessary security vulnerabilities and complications. While common in IT infrastructure, in the DevOps realm, they are gradually becoming ancient history. At the recent All Day DevOps conference, Erlend Oftedal (@webtonull), with Blank and head of the OWASP Norway chapter, discussed the benefits of immutable infrastructure practices within serverless architectures. Erl... (more)