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What is an API? Application programming interfaces explained

Application programming interfaces hide complexity from developers, extend systems to partners, organize code, and make components reusable

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Docker tutorial: Get started with Docker volumes

Learn the ins, outs, and limits of Docker's native technology for integrating containers with local file systems

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Why use Ansible for automation and orchestration

Ansible is a widely applicable automation platform with particular strengths in devops and network automation

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The right way to manage devops configurations in the cloud

To keep moving smoothly, Keep your devops configurations coupled with your cloud-based applications

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How to leverage offshore developers for devops

Devops is expensive, potentially 24/7, and key to the business, so offshore considerations should be in the strategic mix

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Puppet to add continuous delivery for infrastructure code

The add-on to Puppet Enterprise enables continuous delivery for infrastructure code itself

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Make the datacenter part of your transformation plan with this 3-step process

Any realistic digital transformation should include a datacenter audit, offload, and relocation

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A perfect pair in the cloud: containers and devops

If you’re thinking about implementing a continuous delivery approach or even bringing cloud services into your software development practice, stop worrying about the theory and focus on the practice

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Containers are eating the world

To fully take advantage of the agility that containers bring, teams must retool their software delivery workflow

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Users review API management tools

Developers weigh in on the pros and cons of API managers from Apigee, CA, IBM, Microsoft, Mulesoft, OpenLegacy, Oracle, and Tibco

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3 key steps for running chaos engineering experiments

Only by breaking your systems can you learn to make them better. Just break them in a controlled way

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Beware the danger of alarm fatigue in IT monitoring

Too many alerts and alarms can make it tough for IT to catch the critical ones.

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Devops best practices: The 5 methods you should adopt

Make sure to deliver on business needs first and align devops automation to areas of high repetition where manual efforts are error-prone

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5 common pitfalls of CI/CD—and how to avoid them

What’s the secret to devops success? Start with continuous integration and continuous deployment

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HCI? HC why?

If you're looking at changing the way you deliver your IT infrastructure with a more automated, simplified delivery mechanism, try looking at this new breed of HCI.

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A different drumbeat: using Kanban for devops to smooth out your scrum cycles

That multiweek cycle that suits the dev team isn’t always a great fit for devops

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Eliminating alert fatigue: a devops secret

Alert fatigue is a common plague among devops organization. To eliminate it requires the right tools and techniques and managers have to make sure the processes thresholds are correct

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Do not hire a devops engineer

Likewise, don't spend months in searching for mythical devops engineer—they don't actually exist in the nature

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