Author Archives: Derek Weeks

Author, Derek Weeks

System Hardening with Ansible

System Hardening with Ansible

The DevOps pipeline is constantly changing. Therefore relevant security controls must be applied contextually. We want to be secure, but I think all of us would rather spend our time developing and deploying software. Keeping up with server updates and all of the other security tasks is like cleaning your home – you know it

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Continuous Delivery: How to Transform Application Release [VIDEO]

This past November at CA World 2015, we participated in a panel discussion on transforming application development and release with Continuous Delivery and DevOps practices.  The panel included: Tim Mueting: CA’s Release Automation solutions Derek E. Weeks: Sonatype’s Nexus Software Supply Chain Automation Solutions Brian Dawson: CloudBee’s Jenkins continuous delivery solutions Jason English: SkyTap’s on-demand solutions for modern DevOps environments The

Diversity in DevOps - Helen Beal, Jennifer Davis, James Meickle

DevOps Leadership Series: Women and Diversity

Many of the leading minds and practitioners in the DevOps movement are women.  I hope that comes as no surprise to you.  DevOps has always embraced a diversity of thought and contribution.  Case in point, close to 50% of the presenters at this year’s DevOps Days Boston event were women.   In this episode of

DevOpsDays Boston

DevOps Leadership Series: Boston Common

DevOps is coming, DevOps is coming!  You could hear the rallying cry around the city of Boston on September 15th and 16th.  This is when the DevOps Leadership Series crew headed up north to attend DevOps Days Boston.   We first caught up with Beno Chapman (@BenoChapman), release engineering leader at Constant Contact.  Beno shared,

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28 DevOps and Continuous Delivery Reference Architectures (Vol. 2)

People want to get going with DevOps or Continuous Delivery, but need a place to start.  Others are already on their way, but need some validation of their choices.  In April, I published the first volume of DevOps and Continuous Delivery reference architectures which has now been viewed over 37,000 times on SlideShare (it’s free

Author, Derek Weeks

The Cost to DevOps: 27 Mufflers

  Imagine Imagine that you are designing the 2016 Range Rover line of sport utility vehicles.  Like all gas powered vehicles, each one needs an exhaust muffler.  Range Rover likely has narrowed in on a preferred provider of mufflers. But imagine what would happen if the designers and factory line workers could pick from any

Taking over the World

Rework is Choking Software (2015 State of the Software Supply Chain Report)

Rework is Hell “Software may be eating the world, but rework is choking software”, tweeted John Jeremiah (@j_jeremiah).  To shed more light on what is choking software, new data was released last week in the 2015 State of the Software Supply Chain Report. In its discussion of application quality and integrity, the report revealed that

John Willis

DevOps Leadership Series: Gov Does DevOps (Part 2)

During my second day at DevOpsDays DC, I had the opportunity to catch up with a couple more industry thought leaders. First up, John Willis, DevOps Days core organizer and co-author the upcoming “DevOps Cookbook”. In this episode of DevOps Leadership Series, John highlights his first introduction to DevOps and the journey it has taken

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