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I’m constantly amazed at how the Devops Days events keep on growing. A quick look shows 9 events in the next 4 months, that’s more events that in 2011 or 2012, and 50% of the total number from 2013 and 2014. Thanks to everyone who’s been involved organising or helping with these events.


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A detailed introduction to auditing requirements and what challenges a move to a cloud provided service poses.

The 2015 Devops Survey is up for people to complete. Last year nearly 10,000 people completed it and the data collected made for super interested reading. This year looks to validate those findings and see what’s changed in a year.

A good tale of the evolution of a service based architecture within one organisation. Some interesting points about the importance of standards and principles in making services scale with the team running them.

A reminder that downloading and running untrusted binaries is probably a bad idea and comments on increasingly bespoke build systems. Some thoughts about how containers might be making that worse too.

A useful presentation and notes about the increasing ease with which we can automate network devices, and some of the reasons to do so.

Some interesting points about the difficulties posed by managing configuration files in conf.d and some suggested practices for making configuration easier, whether you’re using higher level tools or not.

An interesting observation that in many organisations adopting devops practices the interfaces between development and operations teams is changing to bring developers responsible for parts of production, and operations responsible for development and testing infrastructure.

An article aimed at the CIO, concerning Devops and it’s place in IT transformation. Some interesting points about the advantages of a grassroots movement for adoption and the risks of a sub-culture emerging in a department.

A good post on the a fear of automation preventing people from taking full advantage of tools they’re already using, as well as some tips to overcoming it.

A nice reminder that a continuous integration server is the perfect place to test and enforce various security policies.


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The programme for Devops Days paris has been announced with the usual mix of excellent talks and open spaces. The organisers are kindly offering a 15% discount to Devops Weekly subscribers too with the code DOD-HEART-DEVOPSWEEKLY.


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