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Docker is the king of devops tools, hybrid cloud is beating public-only and private-only clouds, andMicrosoft Azure is making sizable headway in public cloud. Those are some of the key insights from this year’s edition ofSaaS provider RightScale’s State of the Cloud report, which is derived from a survey of more than 1,000 IT pros around the world.
Cybersecurity has spent a lot of time in the national spotlight over the last year, with major breaches revealed at Yahoo and the DNC, not to mention the thousands of connected devices being repurposed into botnets to take down the internet. But all this rising awareness hasn’t yet translated into serious action from lawmakers to address the new wave of cybersecurity threats, particularly in terms of application security.
Microsoft is adding continuous delivery capabilities to its Visual Studio 2017 IDE. The Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio extension, announced this week, lets developers set up an automated build, test, and release pipeline on the Visual Studio Team Services cloud ALM platform.
A great line from the movie Back to the Future is when Doc says, “Then tell me, future boy, who’s president of the United States in 1985?” While I can’t predict who the president of the U.S. will be even 10 years from now, I can tell you that the role of the application developer will change drastically, as smart, new technologies become entrenched in every corner of the business world, as they will be in the consumer ones.
Docker-style containers are so hot theyve broken the scale ETR uses to measure CIO intent to purchase enterprise technology, registering the strongest buying intention score ever recorded in [its] six-year history. While that data is more than a year old, more recent analyses peg Docker adoption up by a factor of 2.6 in 2016 over 2015, yielding a market worth $762 million in 2016, projected to bloat to $2.7 billion by 2020, according to 451 Research.
The analysts at 451 Research forecast that the container market will soon explode, increasing in value to $2.7 billion by 2020 from $762 million last year. Adoption of container technologies is growing faster by the day, yet the number of organizations running containers in production is still relatively low.
A new framework built atop Kubernetes is the latest project to offer serverless or AWS Lambda-style application architecture on your own hardware or in a Kubernetes-as-a-service offering. The Fission framework keeps the details about Docker and Kubernetes away from developers, allowing them to concentrate on the software rather than the infrastructure.
Puppet has become synonymous with devops, and Sanjay Mirchandani, CEO of Puppet since late September, says the Puppet Enterprise platform for automating software delivery is now being used in more than 70 percent of the Fortune 100. InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill recently spoke with Mirchandani about where the company is headed and devops’ progress these days.