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DevOps in research and science projects? [closed]

Is DevOps methodologically anyhow different or even applicable in the academia field if used in research and science projects?
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Do I need an orchestration tool to autoscale/scale on demand my web service?

I have a stateless web service running in a Docker container. The web service is single threaded. We would like to span new instances of the service when the load reaches a given threshold. Is that a ...
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Is “running several Linux distributions on the same host” a good justification for container adoption?

I need to justify container adoption. I have several solid arguments, but one is making me dubious. Is it correct to say software can "run better" or "worst" depending on the Linux distribution? Here ...
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What means “system engineer practicing DevOps”?

In the comments section of this answer, it’s explained that the asker is a “(system) engineer practicing DevOps” not a DevOps engineer, and this it is an “important distinction” not often understood. ...
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What does implementing Hashicorp Vault mean in practice?

I have read several Hashicorp Vault tutorials and one of the features that could be used is generating ssh keys for git clone repositories, but that implies that everybody in the company that clones ...
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What is the best way to achieve DevOps in any environment, or it is always environment dependent? [closed]

I want to know that is there possibility to make DevOps generic, and not environment specific, so that can be used with any project with same cases OR we can cover common cases with one time code. ...
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Is there ERP software with DevOps data integration?

Assessing DevOps methods in ERP context is a question of the sort "how can I gain more productivity and quality using DevOps approaches in context X". This is not the scope of this question but is ...
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What do we know about how open source software becomes eligible for the Docker Hub library?

Official community distros of well established open source software can be found in Docker Hub at the "special" place, the library, explicitely tagged as "official". https://hub.docker.com/u/library/ ...
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Consulting DevOps from the Ops side

Background One of the org units in my company is doing application support for a relatively large client; that is, they're keeping some of their business applications running 24x7, doing anything ...
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The Phoenix Project and Military service

I have recently been reading "The Phoenix Project". While I can relate to most aspects of the story, I am struggling to understand the frequent references to the military background of many ...
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Dealing with ambiguity of the terms publish vs. deploy

DevOps terminology sometimes originates in products as introduced by their authors. As a result, there are some standard actions described by ambigous terms. In mixed teams and large heterogeneous ...
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Should we name names in a blameless post-mortem/retrospective?

We want our post-mortems to be blameless. Recently someone included this statement in a post-mortem report: On DATE, PERSONMAME did code a fix (link), but forgot to merge it to master It was ...
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DevOps vs SRE vs Production Support Engineers

DevOps primarily focuses on Delivery Speed and SRE focuses on Reliability in production but where does Production Support Engineers fit who also focuses on production monitoring, alerting, performance,...
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How to deal with authority bias?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authority_bias Authority bias is the tendency to attribute greater accuracy to the opinion of an authority figure (unrelated to its content) and be more influenced ...
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Understanding DevOps opponents on stakeholder level beyond typical examples

What are typical stakeholders and their reasons not to support/enable DevOps principles?* Background: in small to medium organizations, certain level of DevOps is not a very big problem due to ...
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What are fetching DevOps analogies?

Some presenters use analogies to clarify a certain technology, e.g. Pizza as a Service 2.0 that explains the differences between different as-a-Service (aaS) stacks. Advantages of this Pizza analogy ...
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How can I become a DevOps Engineer? [closed]

Please suggest me a right path to this DevOps career. From blogs Im not getting a well defined path. What all courses I have to take.
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When is it ethically acceptable to fork someone else github code and continue with that?

https://github.com/kamaln7/ansible-swapfile Seems not to be maintained. For example, an issue was created in May and no reaction. A new issue has just been created to ask whether this repo is still ...
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How to explain the Twelve Factors to non techy people?

The Twelve Factors is a sort of manifesto seen as a road-map for developers to follow when building modern web-based. How would you explain each of the 12 factors in less than three sentences to ...
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Mitigating Maven Central risks as seen from the DevSecOps perspective

AFAIK there are two official primary repositories for Maven packages (Java language): search.maven.org offered by Sonatype Inc. mvnrepository.com offered by a private person @frodriguez Now ...
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Automated patching of docker images

Docker and other container images have become important building blocks especially for software production pipelines. Unfortunately, several researchers (e.g. BanyanOps) have shown how vulnerable ...
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Does QA in DevOps roles means CI/CD or more?

One of views on DevOps is to say that it combines fileds of Development, Operations and Quality Assurance. Now many DevOps roles have focus either on development with the left shift in terms of ...
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“DevOps Engineer is a sysadmin with more insight”? [duplicate]

Is this statement flawed (or not), is it possible to elaborate on and explain why? Indeed, quite a few DevOps roles as posted in job ads go along these lines. Alternatively, you could say "a dev with ...
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What is DevOps? [duplicate]

Please bear with me as this might get a bit deep. I’ve been reading though some documentation of a error logging SaaS I’m using in an application I’m building. Quite a few times they gave me the ...
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What are signs to hire a CIO? [closed]

If for example the number of complex Java issues is over growing exponentially on the backlog this could be a sign to hire a Senior Java Engineer, but what are signs for hiring a CIO?
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What are Pros and Cons of being a CIO? [closed]

What I have heard of Chiefs is the following: Pros: Bigger influence of decisions that will be made Cons: Less time to be technical. Most of the chiefs told me that they only can spend a maximum ...
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How to become a CIO? [closed]

According to this blog, one could become a CIO if one meets the following criteria: BSc in Computer Science Proven experience in Project Management Specialized in an certain area by becoming ...
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What Chief is accountable for DevOps? [closed]

CIO Chief information officer (CIO), chief digital information officer (CDIO) or information technology (IT) director, is a job title commonly given to the most senior executive in an ...
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DevOps in space related context?

If you compare the "mainstream" DevOps if there is such, is a DevOps practice in a spacecraft related context much different, or not? If this is too broad, take avionics software context as example. ...
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Can I found a small company on DevOps?

Suppose I am en entrepreneur with little seed money for my Great Idea (TM) and I start a company initially planning to implement my Great Idea (TM) on my own and hire additional help on a basis ...
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IT staff sizing in the DevOps era - how and when would a DevOps team scale up?

Given that DevOps allows IT staff actually to downscale and do more through all the automation, what are limits to that? That is, what are rules of thumb - if there can be any - where you would know ...
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Can be DevOps culture mapped to a specific type of organization as described by Laloux?

In his book, "Reinventing organizations", Frederic Laloux describes a historical evolution of organizations and their systems of internal structure, management and values. Where will an organization ...
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Why a chef is the boss of the kitchen but a fullstack dev is not often the leader of a dev team?

In one another comment here on DevOps SE we read: "Why a chef is the boss of the kitchen but a fullstack dev is not often the leader of a dev team, that's a question for another day" So given ...
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Adam Smith vs. fullstack developers - and productivity in DevOps?

By Adam Smith, labour division can make you by 240 times more effective (on example of a pin factory producing pins in 18 steps). Why then are multi-skilled roles are so in demand if this actually ...
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How to help DevOps Engineers feel less like a lone wolf?

I have just been speaking to a DevOps guy who raised some really good points about the struggles of being a DevOps Engineer and feeling like a one-man army sometimes, even though he is in a team of 16 ...
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Kanban to catch a quick-moving situation

We have a brownfield project which was recently struck by disaster (many people leaving for unrelated reasons, too many new customers, much too large backlog for much to few people, etc.). Management ...
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Ways to the DevOps hiring process optimization through CALMS paradigma?

Much of DevOps recruitement happens to follow along the lines of keyword matching, which leads in my opinion to solely technology focus. Now, DevOps is about so much more than just technology, and ...
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What is the difference between the roles Director of DevOps vs Head of DevOps and related areas of responsibility? [closed]

Is there really a difference? Would "Director" lead several "Head of"?
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Leadership types for DevOps team? [closed]

Would you say from experience, either task or relationship leadership style works better for DevOps? Or would you go for something else in this context than Forsyth's theory?
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Is there an established scheme for creating diagrams about Containers, Services etc.?

We have UML to describe classes, components, workflows. We have BPMN to describe business processes. We have more old-fashioned forms used in times past for structural diagrams. Is there anything ...
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Crash course in Dev for Ops?

I schooled in CompSci where we were primarily taught Java, but what I learned there is that my passion is systems, so I've always worked the ops side. I'm handy with scripting, so I'm not looking for ...
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How to evangelize DevOps and tools in a low acceptance environment?

An evocative learning about innovative disruptive technology is that you might find out that not everybody is going to be excited about tools which can give you more productivity. To make this ...
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Why are books so prevalent in the DevOps community?

I have seen quite a few of the blogs I follow recommending more and more books over time. I enjoy reading fiction and have no aversion to books but where a blogpost can be updated/rewritten when tech ...
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Does a company need DevOps if it already delivers software at acceptable speed?

I mean, DevOps is, from the business view, about speed and quality, right? What does it mean if a company is growing and fast enough for their customers without devops? Does one of the following ...
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How to correlate Devops deploy on demand with Agile Sprint Process

I'm not clear how a Sprint which is timed-box to a predetermined length (1/2/3 weeks) fits with a DevOps principle of being able to deploy on demand or as needed. Is deploying to production part of ...
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What is the future role of tester?

If the new paradigm is "You build it, you run it" (Werner Voegels, Amazon CTO) which obviously puts much more responsibility - and pressure - on software engineers, what does this change introduce to ...
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What is the message of this picture?

I have found this picture in a comment to this Reddit thread and would like to better understand its message. I do not know the image's original source, maybe it will come up later.
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What is good and/or bad about Accenture's Multi-speed IT approach to DevOps?

Accenture are talking a lot about their "Multi-speed IT" approach. It appears in their strategy consulting here: https://www.accenture.com/us-en/insight-calibrating-multi-speed-it and on blog posts ...
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What are known useful and misleading memes in the DevOps culture?

After discovering the Cattle vs Pets and 12factor apps DevOps memes which now will help me a lot with communication, I ask myself what are other known memes in the DevOps culture? Side note: best is ...
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What is a Notes Day and can it be used in DevOps transformation?

Lately I am hearing about more and more companies adopting the Pixar concept of a Notes Day and I was wondering what exactly is a Notes Day, what would be a good format for such event and mainly if it ...