Teaching yourself how to practice in your DevOps can be challenging enough, especially if you don’t even know that DevOps is just a buzzword for Development Operations. Fortunately for you, Solutions Review is here to provide you with all of the essential and recommended resources you need so that you can learn how DevOps works. So here are six great, free online resources to take a look at if you want to learn how some of the major technological players implemented DevOps in their businesses. Be sure to check out the resources themselves through the links provided in the titles of each resource.
VMware IT Speeds Application Releases and Application Quality with Continuous Delivery Methodology: Insights into Deploying VMware vRealize Cloud Management Solutions
Written by VMware
Though it might be the shortest article on the list, there’s no doubt that VMware has written an informative White Paper on how DevOps implementation accelerated IT service delivery and automation, as well as improved collaboration between operations and development teams. By presenting readers with in-depth information on how DevOps impacted their company through details about how VMware IT benefitted from it, along with different charts covering how DevOps affected their company, this resource is a quick but valuable resource for DevOps beginners.
Written by John Willis
John Willis takes a methodical approach to DevOps by opting to break down the subject into three principles: systems thinking, amplifying, and shortening feedback loops and continuous learning. Willis then associates the three principles into Docker’s container services, showcasing that the implementation of DevOps can have a positive effect on any business’s IT. What also helps throughout this resource is tow Willis decides to break down the explanations of each step, such using different examples from different vendors or a software engineer might approach developing the services for the consumers.
Written by Happiest Minds Technologies
Certainly the most colorful of the resources on this list, Happiest Minds Technologies colorful but informational diagrams helps bring DevOps education to life, especially when explaining seemingly dry topics such as DevOps thinking, and building relationships between operations and development. Breaking down the text into bullet-points does take away some of the information that could’ve been presented, but such a gripe doesn’t take away from the information that is being presented in accordance with each diagram. If you are looking for a quick but helpful resource on how DevOps can benefit your business, then this one will certainly be useful to you.
Written by Chef
The format of this resource is simple: the first part is an explanation about DevOps is and how it can benefit your business; the second part is about what Chef is, how they are integrated into Azure cloud, and how this integration helps promote the benefits of DevOps. Though this source may seem nothing more than an extended advertisement than an actual online resource, this document is actually useful in helping readers understand how and why DevOps can be useful; Chef uses their own success to demonstrate the benefits of DevOps, and how practicing such a culture in your IT department can yield great reward.
Co-written by Chef and Amazon Web Services
The second Chef article on this list, this resource has the same format and similar details much like the first one, but this article focuses on the relationship between Chef and Amazon Web Services. The integration of both servers shows once again how Chef successfully utilizes DevOps to its fullest potential.
THE DEVOPS HANDBOOK: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, & Security in Technology Organizations (Intro, Parts I and II)
By Gene Kim, Jez Humble, Patrick Debois, and John Willis
A collaborative effort between four prominent DevOps experts, even the part of this book that is available for free online is an essential resource all DevOps beginners and experts should have. Using in-depth examples, citing past instances of DevOps being used by other companies, and providing hypothetical situations where DevOps can help you succeed, this resource presents the first part of a fun, informative, and interesting book that every IT employee should have in their bookcase at home.
Click here to buy a copy of the book if you want the whole resource.
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