Ranger4 DevOps Blog

Architecting Your DevOps Toolchain: Advice from Forrester

Posted by Helen Beal on Mon, Sep 4, 2017 @ 13:09 PM

Leading IT Analyst, Forrester, just published their The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Delivery And Release Automation, Q3 2017 analysing part of the DevOps toolchain. We know from experience how hard it is for organisations to choose the tools to include in their toolchain and that decisions made today often need to be changed tomorrow as the technology landscape moves so fast. We recently stood up a new LinkedIn group to facilitate discussion around DevOps toolchains as a result of our customers asking us for more help, blueprints and examples of existing toolchains - feel free to join!

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Topics: Continuous Deployment, application release automation, Forrester Wave, DevOps Toolchain, DevOps Analysts

DevOps and All the Continuouses

Posted by Helen Beal on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 @ 12:03 PM

We've just launched a new survey asking How Continuous is Your DevOps? - you can check it out here (and you can win big prizes!). So it's got a pretty catchy title, huh? But what do we actually mean? Continuous Delivery and DevOps have been virtually synonymous for quite some time even though this makes us want to tear our hair out; DevOps is about so much more than a bit of automated integration and testing, although we'd be the first to agree that always having software in a releaseable state is a jolly good thing. On our DevOps Foundation Course we spend some time talking about Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment and the relationship and evolution between the three states, but there are five more Continuouses we regularly address in DevOps Transformations. Let's look at all eight a bit more closely and through a DevOps lense:

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Topics: Continuous Deployment, Continuous Integration, continuous delivery, DevOps, continuous funding, continuous testing, continuous improvement

Jenkins, Chef, Puppet and Ansible and UrbanCode: DevOps Happy Together

Posted by Helen Beal on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 09:02 AM

Today I am in Las Vegas at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference (more on the reasons we are here later on in another post!) whilst my team are back in the UK at IBM's site in London's South Bank running an Open Day which we titled "Integrating Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment". We have previously explored some of the definitions of some of the 'continuouses' that are out there, but what's happening today is that around 20 organisations are going to work through some hands on labs showing how Jenkins and UrbanCode work together, and why you would want to do this.

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Topics: Jenkins, Continuous Deployment, UrbanCode, continuous delivery, DevOps

Continuous Delivery, Integration & Deployment: What’s the difference?

Posted by Tejinder Sehgal on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 @ 18:10 PM

The terms Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Deployment (CD) and Continuous Integration (CI) are used a lot when talking about DevOps, but are also the cause of much confusion not least because both Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment are often given the same acronym CD.

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Topics: Continuous Deployment, Continuous Integration, continuous delivery