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Some people are directors, managers, and administrators. Others are disrupters. Eddie Webb (@edwardawebb) is an IT Disrupter for Software Development Platforms at Liberty Mutual and was a presenter at the 2016 All Day DevOps conference. His talk, Organically DevOps: Building Quality and Security into the Software Supply Chain at Liberty Mutual, looked at Liberty Mutual's transformation to Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and DevOps. For a large, heavily regulated industry, this task can not only be daunting, but viewed by many as impossible. Eddie's talk looks at the origins of DevOps at Liberty Mutual, the challenges of centralizing DevOps, and how to make it easy for developers and operations to do the right thing. He noted that DevOps is not their goal; Continuous Delivery is their goal, and DevOps is the enabler. It all started at Liberty Mutual in ... (more)

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

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 All Day DevOps 2016, Erlend Oftedal (@webtonull), with Blank and head of the OWASP Norway chapter, discussed the benefits of immutable infrastructure practices within serverless architectures. Erlend walked us throu... (more)

Taking #Lambda to the Max | @DevOpsSummit #AWS #Serverless #DevOps

Lambda is the eleventh letter of the Greek alphabet, and it is also the name of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) service that lets you run code without actually configuring a server. Amazon chose the name Lambda because - well, okay, I have no idea. Comment here if you know. Thankfully, you don't need to know that to understand how to utilize Lambda. Matt Williams, DevOps Evangelist at Datadog (@technovangelist) outlined how to setup AWS Lambda at the 2016 All Day DevOps conference in his talk titled Hold the Infrastructure: Getting the Most Out of Lambda. First, to understand what ... (more)

Characterizing and Contrasting Container Orchestrators | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Containers

Admiral Calcote - also known as Lee Calcote (@lcalcote) or the Ginger Geek to his friends - gave a presentation entitled Characterizing and Contrasting Container Orchestrators at the 2016 All Day DevOps conference. Okay, he isn't really an admiral - nor does anyone call him that - but he used the title admiral to describe what container orchestrators do, relating it to an admiral directing a fleet of container ships. You could also say that they are like the conductor of an orchestra, directing the individuals to work together as a group toward a common goal while each musician is... (more)

Container Considerations on Your #DevOps Journey | @DevOpsSummit #AI #Docker #Serverless

Containers are things for your things. That is true in the development world too - containers are things for your software, and, like containers for your things, software containers can help you be organized, efficient, and secure. Chris Morgan (@cmorgan_cloud), the Technical Director, OpenShift Partner Ecosystem at Red Hat, delivered a keynote at the 2016 All Day DevOps conference. Chris lives and breathes containers and recently discussed how they are transforming DevOps pipelines. Chris started with an encouraging figure -- DevOps has a 74% adoption rate (at least on a path to... (more)