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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, Director of Software Delivery Platforms at Liberty Mutual, also shared his organization's journey into DevOps.  Eddie described how they evolved their organization, tool chain, and processes to go from 20% of builds being deployed to 60% over the past 18 months.  He described how they document... (more)

Intuit’s DevSecOps | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Gamification #Microservices

Wow, if you ever wanted to learn about Rugged DevOps (some call it DevSecOps), sit down for a spell with Shannon Lietz, Ian Allison and Scott Kennedy from Intuit. We discussed a number of important topics including internal war games, culture hacking, gamification of Rugged DevOps and starting as a small team. There are 100 gold nuggets in this conversation for novices and experts alike. Derek: I have some of the Intuit DevSecOps team here with me today. We're going to talk to them a little bit about Rugged DevOps and how things work over at Intuit. Let's start with some introdu... (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)

Continuous Delivery The @Atlassian Way | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #API

At the recent DEVNEXUS conference in Atlanta, Sonatype's Mark Miller (@TSWAlliance) caught up with Ian Buchanan (@devpartisan) for the latest segment in our 2016 DevOps Leadership Series. Ian discussed his experiences at Atlassian, including continuous delivery, ChatOps, and use of tools like Bamboo, Nexus, Puppet, and Datadog. Watch the full interview with Ian Buchanan - Atlassian Developer Advocate Ian Buchanan: I'm Ian Buchanan. I'm a Developer Partisan at Atlassian which is developer advocacy for our developer tools. Mark Miller: Ian, most people know Atlassian from solution... (more)

DevSecOps on Fire | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Serverless #AI #DevSecOps

DevSecOps: Catching Fire In DevOps, those who can’t keep pace are often left behind. For many people leading DevOps initiatives over the past few years, this led to a painful choice of leaving security by the wayside. Many Waterfall-native approaches to security could not keep pace with their new DevOps-native requirements and they were shunned. Gene Kim and Josh Corman first sounded the death knell for security as we knew it during their 2012 RSA presentation, Security Is Dead. Long Live DevOps: IT at Ludicrous Speed. However, as with so many things in our world, necessity is ... (more)