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Become an Expert on DevOps and Microservices with These 7 Articles

/ June 4, 2018

Picture this: A new innovative idea has been created and now it is time to bring the operations team on board, start the request for a server, talk to the database administrator to request a database, and if everything works out, within a few days or weeks you have a server and a database, for your test environment.

For many larger organizations, this development and operations process is a very familiar experience, with rigid operations and distributed ownership. The focus has been on improving the speed and flexibility between the business and the development side of IT. This is where it seemed we could get the most benefits. But after transforming your organization to support agile development, how can you keep the same agile pace during the maintenance of your application? This is where DevOps can make a difference.

The stage is set for companies to reach a new level of productivity and digital evolution. Small and autonomous is winning over large and centralized. Automation, DevOps, and Microservices done together in the right way allow business units and IT to work together as a team again.

Here are seven articles we have written to help you on your journey to implementing DevOps:

1. Why You Should Consider DevOps for Your Organization

A change in mindset is key to a successful DevOps adoption. This article provides the definition, core values, and corporate advantages of DevOps, and what to think about when making the transition.

2. How Microservices and DevOps Help CIOs Realize Business-IT Alignment

Automation, DevOps, and Microservices done together in the right way allow business units and IT to work together as a team again. Read this blog to understand what microservices and DevOps can do for your organization.

3. How to Succeed with DevOps

Before adopting DevOps, it is imperative to identify the blockers for a DevOps culture. Mendix has identified four important focus areas in which to make improvements and prevent further challenges.

4. Enterprise DevOps Needs Microservices to Work Properly

If CIOs introduce DevOps at a large scale across the IT organization, it is absolutely necessary to also roll out a new way of designing with Microservice Architecture (MSA) in mind. Read the full blog to find out the importance of microservices when introducing DevOps, and the right approach to take.

5. The Microservices You Need for DevOps

Anyone who is serious about DevOps should learn how to define microservices, how to manage them, how to maximize the benefits and how to minimize the issues. It is important to know how to design ideal microservices for different technologies and different use-cases. This blog gives an overview of how microservices will support the business in an optimal way.

6. Autonomous Units are Critical for Microservices

Microservices provide a historical improvement in the way we design, build and manage IT assets. Learn how focus for architects and developers can become more functional and IT components can be designed as autonomous business components.

7. Pursuing a Full Agile Software Lifecycle

Becoming agile in all phases of the software development lifecycle takes more than adopting agile, CICD and DevOps. Discover 5 key focus areas for each stage of development to ensure speed and agility.