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7 of the Best DevOps Articles to Read Today: 2021 Edition

DevOps is a set of practices that automates and integrates software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops), so teams can build, test, and release software faster. Taking a DevOps approach helps businesses respond to change faster, through continuous software delivery.

If you’re considering adopting DevOps or looking to stay up to date with this rapidly evolving topic, you should bookmark this page. We’ve collected seven articles that can help you better understand DevOps processes, culture and best practices.

1. What is DevOps Culture

In this article, Atlassian explores what DevOps culture really is and how it can help align people, processes, and tools around a complete focus on the customer. The article also discusses the challenges of DevOps culture and what to consider before making the transition. They clearly explain how having open communication, the ability to make mistakes and the right toolchain are important for successful DevOps adoption. If you’re looking for a deep dive into the cultural component of DevOps success, this is the article for you.

2. The basics of DevSecOps adoption

DevSecOps addresses software development security with the mindset that the whole team is responsible for security throughout the whole development process. This article explains what DevSecOps is and how it helps keep your software delivery and pipeline safe. It also covers DevSecOps best practices and which security tools can help. For more info on DevSecOps and how this approach can help SAP teams, check out our recent webinar here.

3. How to be the right person for DevOps

The success of DevOps is directly linked to the people involved in the process, and in this article, Opensource explores what attributes make people effective in these roles. They also point to the historically unhealthy relationship between developers and operations professionals and highlight why it’s critical to solve this problem to be successful. The Opensource team believes that focusing on being the right person for the team will build stronger bonds and help businesses reach their goals, sooner.

4. 3 DevOps skills IT leaders need for the next normal

COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it, but as the triage phase of the pandemic is ending we need to be looking at what comes next. This article explores what IT organizations need to be doing to transition into the transformation phase, and where DevOps fits in. It points out that there is an opportunity for all teams to learn from the skills already adopted by DevOps professionals and that embracing collaboration, empathy and upskilling can help organizations succeed in the new normal.

5. Gartner’s 2021 tech trends go further with DevOps

We always look forward to reading Gartner’s reports and their Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2021 report highlights nine trends which are grouped into three interconnected themes: people centricity, location independence and resilient delivery. In this article, DevOpsGroup discusses this report and explores the link between DevOps and Gartner’s tech trends. It’s a thought-provoking look at combinatorial innovation and the important role DevOps plays in helping companies achieve tangible business benefits.

6. The future of DevOps: 21 predictions for 2021

Since the concept of DevOps was introduced in 2009, it continues to gain momentum and evolve. For example, it’s no longer just about delivering software, it’s about delivering value. With that in mind, TechBeacon asked industry experts to weigh in on what they see coming in 2021 and beyond. This article touches on a number of key topics including DevSecOps, AI, machine learning, value stream management and culture. Our prediction is that DevOps for SAP will continue to gain in popularity as companies realize there’s a faster, better way to develop and deploy SAP change.

7. Building a business case for SAP DevOps integration

We know that a common issue among teams interested in bringing DevOps and automation to SAP is the need to get others in the business on board. In this article, we review all the key points you need to consider when building a business case for SAP DevOps automation, including how to define the goal in business terms, how to frame it around business pain points, and how to define expected outcomes.

Want to know more about DevOps and how adopting this methodology in your SAP systems can help you respond quickly to change, reduce costs, and lower risk? Download our Practical Guide to DevOps for SAP.

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